Sunshine on my desk

A while back I won some blog candy on Laura Bassen's blog, an adorable little Simon Says Stamp sunshine die. Well, the die arrived accompanied by this awesome card, made by the fabulous Lauren Bassen herself! I'm not sure which one I was happier to receive, the card or the die...no, it was the card. I love the die and was happy to win it, but I must admit I have a bit of a crafty crush on Ms. Laura. I love her signature rainbow coloring style, and her videos just crack me up every time. If you haven't seen them, you are missing a lot. Pop on over to her blog and check it out, you won't be disappointed, I promise. Talent and a great sense of humor, a winning combination.

A Special Birthday Card

Tomorrow is my sweet grandson's 2nd birthday, so here I am in Ohio to celebrate it with him. I brought gifts, of course, and a card I made just for him. I've had this Taylored Expressions stamp set for a while, waiting for just the right occasion. These little monsters are adorable and it was so much fun coloring them and putting this card together.

Here's a shot of the inside. I made a little pop up with balloons and a gift package, both from the same set. The Happy Birthday is from a new Mama elephant stamp set.

Tomorrow we will celebrate with cupcakes and presents!