Monday, February 22, 2016

Every birthday should be taken with a grain of salt....

Hello my crafty friends, I hope this Monday finds you well. Nothing new or exciting around here. I just went to a Rosery group at church on Saturday with my husband's cousin, and then to 5:30 pm mass Saturday evening with the cousin as well as her daughter and dad. They are such great family to me and have been a big help since Dwayne's passing. So I tend to spend a lot of time with them. After church we went out to eat at the local diner and had so many laughs. It's good to laugh like that! Then home, Bret came home on Friday to work, so he worked all day and evening on Saturday and Sunday all day. He then headed back up to school. Spring break will be coming up in a few weeks and he will be home for a week. I imagine he will work the whole time. I always love when he is home and can't wait for May to come around cause then he will be home for the summer. Anyway just a mundane weekend, which is right up my alley.

As you know it's time for a new challenge over at BBTB2. Our sweet Kelly of Kelly's Concoctions  chose our theme for this week and she wants us to create a fiesta themed project in honor of Nat'l Margarita day. Yes, there is a Nat'l something day each month I think. lol I had no clue what the heck I was going to do. So when that happens to me, I surf Pinterest. I typed in "margarita" and drinks and such popped up. So my card is inspired by a sentiment that I saw on Pinterest. My card is also very simple. I used the Ole Cricut cartridge in Design Space or Cricut Access, what ever they are calling it these days. I also used one of the writing fonts to put my sentiment on the outside and inside of my card. That font was called Chloe Whimsy.

I hope that you all will play along with us on this fun challenge. If you need more inspiration, just look for farther than BBTB2, my design team sisters have lots of inspiration!

As always, thanks for stopping by and sittin' a spell with me. I also love company especially now that I'm alone a lot. Your comments always lift my spirits and make me smile! Crafty hugs, Brenda

See, simple, very simple! But cute don't you think?

 Close up of the Wink of Stella sparkle and my "salt" is flower soft.

The side of the card. I goofed, when the Explore started writing the sentiment, I realized that the pen adapter wasn't closed. Ooops! That's why the "es" looks smaller from the rest of the letters. I can live with it though.


Marilyn said...

Cute card!!

Veerle said...

Very cute card Brenda, it doesn't always need to be super difficult.
Glad to read you've had some good laughs. Take care my friend, hugs Veerle x

Tina Campbell said...

Fun and super cute card :) Yes there is a national something day almost each day of each month :) It's a fun way to make up some challenges :)
So glad that you had a good weekend :) Was it warm there we had some fantastic warm weather here :) The sun is shining nice today too :) but so muddy I got to clean up Buddy's paws and belly each time he comes in must be a mud puddle he is walking in. So thankful that God provided so many amazing people in your life to be there when needed :)

Happy Dance said...

Fun Margarita card, Brenda. It's also my baby sister's birthday, so I wished her happy birthday and happy margarita day too! Yours looks like a Blue Lagoon margarita I drank a million years ago. Thanks for all the support for me and for Tad. Your thoughts and prayers are such a blessings. Still waiting to hear from him.... Bev

Anita in France said...

Sounds like a fun weekend, Brenda ... so happy for you! What a fun card ... all that sparkle adds to the lusciousness ... and I love the 'salt'! Hugs, Anita :)

Lisa said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful weekend my friend!! You deserve it!! Your card is so fabulous!! I love, love the sentiment!! The sparkle on the 'Rita is perfect!! It looks so delish!! Love it my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Bonnie said...

What a fun birthday card, Brenda! Love the grains of salt and the sentiment is perfect!

Carol L said...

I'm glad you have good friends and a devoted son to help you out when you need them! The card is so fun and such a real treat with that colorful cocktail, and I love the salted rim! Bottoms up now :)

Caroline said...

Your card looks fabulous. I love the special effects that you used to make it look so realistic. I love being able to write with the Explore, tho I still have alot to learn.

jimlynn said...

Brenda, I LOVE it! That sentiment is so cute and says it all. I can almost taste a margarita now.
Fantastic card.

Leslie said...

Brenda, I just love this card!! The sentiment is great and the image perfect!! It brought a smile to my face!! xo

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Really cute card Brenda! Love that drink! It's fantastic and your "flower soft" salt is pretty awesome! Really glad that you had a fantastic weekend... :)

I'm always here my friend .. should you want to chat and hang out!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such a clever card Brenda! LOVE the flower soft for salt! Inspired! Have a lovely day my friend! Hazel xx
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Anonymous said...

Well this turned out fabulous, Brenda. Love the colors. The glitter and flower soft really do look like salt on the rim of the glass. Looks icy cold and yummy, too. Also the perfect sentiment. This card would work with just about everyone I know. Everyone seems to love margaritas. Love it!
Seems like you are keeping busy. Thank goodness for family. What a wonderful support group you have. I still pray for you too.

I Card Everyone said...

Cheers, Brenda! Oh what a fun, fun card ... and really good 'advice' with it!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very fun birthday card, Brenda! Love the Sparkle and the "salt". So very creative and colorful! xoxo

Inkyfingers said...

What a fun card Brenda and I love how you made the drink and lime sparkle like the real thing!

scrappymo! said...

What a great card! Sos fun and cute...and the way the "es" got printed just looks as though it is part of the drinking maybe trying to make a joke that you had a drink or two as you created

Loll said...

This is such a unique and fun card Brenda!! Great job! xx

Scrapping Girl said...

Oh Brenda, what a great sentiment!!!!! LOVE it! And I think how you did the margarita with the flower soft and wink of stella looks most fabulous! It looks very delish for sure!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ahhh that Cricut came to the fore again, Brenda and what a clever card, love the gorgeous turquoise colour and the way you've done it really pops off the page .. love the Chloe font too sets it off nicely.

.. And so agree on the inspiration with Pinterest.

Am trawling through cards on golf cards for my uncles 80th I am trying to get inspired and can't help thinking it would be nice to have a cutting machine do the things that are in my head but am quite sure I will manage just nicely without spending the $399 they're costing here on special. :D
The LORD always helps out so am sure He will this time too. its having no stamp or anything to use so going to have to improvise.
Hugs and prayers dear friend ... nice to chat a spell :D

Thanks so much for sharing.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

moknowsall said...

I am amazed at all the colorful cards this week for our fiesta challenge and yours is so colorful and playful too! that salt on the glass looks so real - wow. you made a great card - your cards and projects are so varied - you have lots of creativity in your projects and try many different techniques. I haven't tried out the new fonts yet, but will do so, as I seem to never be able to find the right one from cricut. have a great week, wish we were close - I would have you over to craft all the time!

moknowsall said...

ahhhhh - my computer is acting up and I think it deleted my post as I pushed the button. - darn

love your margarita inspired fiesta card - the creations this week were spectacular - yours included. that salt on the rim is so life like - I think I have to cook Mexican and server margaritas this week. great card sentiment too.

have a good week - wish we were closer instead of across the country - we could craft together once in a while.


Brenda said...

Me too Maureen, as I would love to craft with you! Thanks for your sweet words my friend.
Hugs, Brenda

Darnell said...

I'm all over this kind of birthday, Brenda! My mouth is watering as I type!! Fun, fun, fun card! Glad to hear you are getting some laughs! It's the best release there is!! And it's wonderful to look forward to summer when Bret will be home! Love and lots of hugs, Auntie

D- said...

I loVe your sparkly drink. Thanks for sharing your fantastic card.
I'm so glad your family is taking such good care of you.
Crafty hugs,