Friday, February 4, 2011

Birthdays, Birthdays, and More Birthdays

This is the month for birthdays in my family. There are many more scattered throughout the year, but February takes the cake. *wink*  What was it about May....oh, never mind, we won't go there. :-)

The anniversary of my birth is this month, too, so just for fun I decided to sign up for various restaurant "clubs" to get a free birthday treat. (Hey, in these times of tight $$, I won't turn down a freebie.) As I was doing it, I was struck by just how OLD I have become. What hammered that little nugget home?  When I entered my birth date, I had to scroll and scroll and scroll to get all the way down to the the year I was born. Geez.
Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net
Wanna know what else makes me feel positively ancient? My Baby Girl will turn 30 in a week and a half! How can that possibly be?! Just last week I was dropping her off in front of high school for the first time. And the week before that, she was playing teacher with all her stuffed animals lined up as her students. Wahhhhh!!!!

Okay, before I shuffle off with my walker to find the Geritol, let me share a couple birthday cards with you. The CAS kick continues all this week, with various incarnations of the same layout:
Stamp: Got Treats (W-119114, C-120627)
Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Early Espresso (119686), Blushing Bride from Designer Series Paper Pack (Level 1 Hostess 121028)
Ink, Stampin' Write Markers: Early Espresso (119680), Soft Suede (120973), Blushing Bride 119807 (In Color Set)
Accessories: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275), Scallop Rectangle Clearlits Die (118872), Big Shot (113439), Whisper White 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119262), Basic Pearls (119247)
You probably can't see it, but there are tiny dots of Crystal Effects with Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the cupcake. Oh well, looks good IRL!

Stamps: Got Treats (W-119114, C-120627), Perfect Punches (W-117022, C-120516)
Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Early Espresso (119686), Blushing Bride from Designer Series Paper Pack (Level 1 Hostess 121028)
Ink, Stampin' Write Markers: Early Espresso (119680), Soft Suede (120973), Blushing Bride 119807 (In Color Set)
Accessories: Crystal Effects (101055), Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (102023), Early Espresso 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119964), Early Espresso brad (Neutrals pack 119736), Scallop Rectangle Clearlits Die (118872), Big Shot (113439)

Thanks for visiting today! Up for your enjoyment tomorrow is a Spring-y card. (No, it doesn't jump around; it just kind of lies there.)

10 comments:

  1. What pretty cards! I love these colors together!

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  2. Beautiul cards. love the CAS designs.

    Hey don't knock geritol! I'm with ya all the way. When I stepped out of the shower the other day and looked in the mirror I did a double-take. Someone stole MY body and replaced it with an old one! LOL

    Happy Birthday!

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  3. Terrific birthday cards, great color combo. Nice use of that fab hostess paper pack!

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  4. Hey Cindy, if we could see the dots of glitter, we probably wouldn't need Geritol. . . .

    Very cute cards, says your geezer friend in Texas. . . .

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  5. Scrolling for the birth year - yes, I definitely know the feeling. *sigh*

    But with the years come wisdom and, in your case, crafty genius. Today's cards are another example of your skill :)

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  6. Fabulous birthday cards. I always forget about this cute little cupcake. I really should ink him up once. :)

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  7. I can see the Dazzling Diamonds! I guess that means I'm not old yet ;) Cute cards!
    And I think we are all still 18 in our minds. It's just our bodies that wear out from all the 18 year old stuff we try to make it do!

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  8. Great colors for these cards. It really surprises me that someone of your ADVANCED age has so much talent left to share! Don't get me wrong, I'm very grateful and only hope that you will live to a ripe old age! I'd miss visiting with you at your blog!

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