Friday, November 29, 2013

Birthday Vine

Hello there Peoples!!  I hope you had a wonderful Day of Thanksgiving yesterday!! I actually spread out Thanksgiving over the past week.  Youngest Kiddo and I went back to Colorado and spent 4 days with family.  Got home late Monday night, and have been trying to play catch up since!!

I missed my chance to say "Thanks" to those of you who stop in, browse and comment. But, I believe it is never too late to say "Thanks" so please know that I appreciate each and every one of you who do take the time from your busy schedules to visit this little ol' blog!!

Today's card is the last of the cards I made a few weekends back.  I'd like to say that I got out of my stuck in a rut, stuck in a rut layout, but alas!  I'm afraid that this layout is just a CAS (clean and simple) version of cards One and Two!!

Details:  card base is Gina K's Pure Luxury Ivory, 5.5" square.  Design Paper is My Mind's Eye Madison Avenue that was sponged along the edges with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.  The flourish is Sizzix Flourish 2, that was die cut from SU Chocolate Chip and spritzed with various Glimmer Mists (sorry, it was a grab and spray type of thing and I forgot to note which ones I grabbed and sprayed!!).  The little flower petals were punched from an old SU punch (has 3 little flowers on in).  I sponged slightly in the middle with a Q-tip with Distress Ink Warm Lipstick and shaped with a stylus and mouse pad.  The little 1/2 self adhesive pearls are from my stash. The sentiment is from SU's retired stamp set It's Your Birthday and was stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa. 

That's about it for me today!! I have the goal of starting to put out my Christmas decorations this weekend and need to do some preparation cleaning first!!

'Till next time.............................


Glenda Brooks said...

I'm glad you were able to go and visit! I had Thanksgiving here and a full house! It was great fun, but I'm still tired today. Tree is up and decorated and life is good!

Love your card and your flowers are just so cute!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Beautiful card. I love all the little flowers.

Stef H said...

glad you had a great holiday. where was hubby?????

absolutely love your card (no surprise there huh?). going into my favs to case!

be well.

hugs :)

Gail Dixon said...

It's beautiful. I like CAS; very elegant. Glad you had a nice trip. I'm still full from Thursday. Hiccup!!

Sylvia said...

I did not know that you were from Colorado, Starla! I lived in Trinidad for 8 glorious years before moving here! Love Colorado, glad you got to be with family! Love your card and as for December, ours was like this. Nothing until we got married in December, then Amy was born the first year after we married, then the second daughter born in December the third year...then many years later the fourth child was born January I know what birthdays and celebrations are like in December! Keep crafting girl and you may catch up with all the birthdays! Hugs!

Micki said...

Well, I love your cards! They don't look like you were stuck in a rut (but since you and I are like two peas in a pod, I know how our "creative" process goes).

GF, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy Happy New Year! Much love!!!!!