Monday, June 27, 2016

Happy Birthday Cards

Hello my crafty friends, I hope this Monday finds you all well and enjoying the start of a new week. Can you believe we are going into July?! These months sure do swish by don't they?! Well don't faint here, but I made a card. Many birthdays for the end of June. I had 6 cards go out here today. Some are going to be a tad bit late, the days just go by me so fast, I don't know where they go. But anyway, speaking of birthday cards, I received so many for my birthday back in May and I finally got my cards posted in the tab "cards from friends" so please take a look. Today is also my good friend, Loll's birthday, so please go over and give her big birthday wishes! She is an amazingly sweet person and uber talented as well! Trust me when I say you won't be sorry you went over to her blog. Just sayin'....

Today's first (and second one too) card is a birthday, told you I needed a lot of birthday cards for this month, I think birthdays are more popular in June than weddings!!! But it is a very CAS card, but I think I like it. lol I used an Altenew stamp set, the peony bouquet one. It was a love hate relationship with this stamp set. I so love it, but it took me a while of practicing before I could line the thing up! Even using the Misti. But I finally got it. Then I thought my square die was in farther than it actually was, so not much of the flower is cut out. lol Yes, only me! I can make more blunders than anyone!! But it's ok, but it still look ok. Tell me what you think...

 My second card, a summery card with flip flops and I've used snippets on this card.. Who doesn't love flip flops this time of year. Unless you are like me and wear them out in the snow to get the mail. Haha! I hate shoes with a passion, don't get me wrong, when I was younger I loved my heals, but can't pay me to be that uncomfortable in shoes anymore. I've always been a barefoot person in the summer months and in the winter months I still love to be barefooted in the house. How about you, do you love your flip flops??? How about going barefooted? 

That's it for me everyone. As always I appreciate you coming and sitting a spell with me. Wish we could have used the pool for a bit, but having a pool service person come out because I'm having issues with it. Of course I haven't a clue on anything about the pool except to put shock in once a week! So maybe next time we can sit on the deck and test the water out. Your comments always bring sunshine to my day and make me smile from ear to ear! Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Card 1:
Altenew Peony Bouquet
Butterfly-Jen Hatfield banner die set
Happy Birthday-My Creative Time "Script Words"
My Favorite Things ink cube in Purple Rain
My Creative Time-Stitched Square dies

Card 2:
Snippets from my stash
flip flops, sentiment and flower buttons from My Creative Time "Sit Back and Relax"
                                                                                                              "Stitched Button Dies"


Carol L said...

The first card looks amazing and perfectly balanced! I love this technique you shared with us recently, and every version I see makes me want to try it again! The flip-flops look perfect for summery fun and birthdays too! I never much got into flip-flops, because they hurt that space between my toes where the strap goes, so I am a barefoot girl too! I'm always barefoot in the house all year long - except when it gets chilly, then I'll put socks on. I hate shoes and only put them on when I have to go somewhere! LOL

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Brenda!! I love the flower!! The technique is so amazing!! The butterfly is a perfect touch!! And the flip flop card is fabulous!! I love in them in the summer!! Your card makes me happy!! Love them both my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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cm said...

Your flip-flops card: seriously way too cute! Pink, yellow and grey: always fun, always fresh! Your first card...another breath-taken-away gem! Your layout: perfect! Your peony: jaw-dropping gorgeous. Your butterfly: the ideal special touch! In awe!! I have the peony set, awaiting some undivided attention when we're back from Montana. At the moment, I'm still crushing all over Beautiful Day...oh, and I have the Watercoloured flower set also calling for attention. Just a bit Altenew obsessed of late *grin* Another mega-watt smile in seeing these delights!

MaryH said...

The floral spotlight looks just great to me! Love your color choices, and the butterfly balances out very nicely what you think is wrong with the card (but I didn't!). It's beautiful. #2 - totally different look, and equally delightful. Love the summery colors, and yes I love my flip-flops too. They have become my house shoes, and I'm really liking the fun style of this cutie. TFS & Have a nice evenin'. Hugs

kiwimeskreations said...

Love, love, love the first card Brenda- that peony is perfect, and with the square off set that wee bit it's perfect to my eyes!! I too am a barefoot gal - not quite outside in winter, but DH can't figure it at all! No slippers most of the time inside in winter, and bare all summer, apart from the necessary trips to town :-). Great flip flops card (we call them jandels here in New Zealand).

Anonymous said...

Both are beautiful cards. Love the flower technique. So elegant. The flip flops are just fun. Love the colors.
I'm with you, Brenda. First thing I do when I walk in the door is take off my shoes. It's always flip flops or barefoot for me.

Marilyn said...

Both of your cards are beautiful!!

I Card Everyone said...

I only see a love-love relationship here, Brenda! In my eyes, that square die was cut in the PERFECT position, you've used a gorgeous purple, and someone is going to LOve it!! Barefoot? Let's put it this way: I'm barefoot when I get up, and until I go back to bed - no matter what the season!! Flip flops are my go-to shoe ... To get the mail in Winter? That's pushing it, sweetie! xx

Bonnie said...

You have perfected the spotlight technique, Brenda! I'd say you cut out the perfect amount in your square to spotlight! And I love the flip flops. I'm a barefoot person in the summer too. And flip flops are my "shoe" of choice if I must put some on.

Karen said...

Both cards are great. Adding the butterfly to the framed flower is a neat "pop" and who doesn't like flip flops? (Another friend of mine posted a picture on FB of a flip flop wreath she made!) I was barefoot more in PA with my carpeted floors. Now with mostly hardwood, I need a bit of cushion, so I usually have on flip flops or sneakers. :-)
Happy 4th!

Loll said...

LOVE your first card Brenda. You are amazing with the spotlight technique ... it is PERFECT! I LOVE the CAS design and the colours you've used.

The flip-flops are so fun, and cheerful with the patterned paper. This card is sure to bring a smile to whomever receives it.

Great designs Brenda. And thanks for the shout out ... you are so sweet! xx

Leslie said...

A beautiful and adorable card!! Love the simpleness in the top one and the flip flops in the second one!!

Veerle said...

Both cards look great brenda. The flip flop card is so much fun and the butterfly card is just gorgeous, love that technique.
Hugs, Veerle xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE both of these cards Brenda, and especially your spotlight technique . . . just fabulous!! The first is so elegant and beautifully CAS and the second is bright, fun and cheerful! Beautiful! Will catch up soon! Have a wonderful evening my friend! Hazel xx
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Tina Campbell said...

Both cards are so flippin' cute (couldn't resist :) Me I love barefootin in the summer time not much of a flip flop person since gotten older and eventually it gets to my back :) Love the stamp technique on the first one and the 2nd card is perfect for a teen birthday they are always in their flip flops :)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah couldn't remember if had commented on this Brenda the problem is if you dont do so it when your email comes in your forget or I do!
lovely use of the Altenw stamp on first one and love the bright cheery colours of the second one, too - well done!
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

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Sharon said...

Oh my goodness!! That flower is awesome!! So very beautiful!! I so love, love, love it!!!!! And I really like the flip flop card, too. But I'm not a flip flop person. The RA is to bad in my feet for me to be able to wear them.
Ahhhhhh, sitting by the pool, enjoying the sunshine and maybe a dip sound wonderful!!!!
Hope you have an awesome weekend!!!! :)

Anita in France said...

Sitting on the deck sounds a lovely idea, Brenda ... bare footed ... count me in!! Sweet summery flip flops with that touch of shimmery sparkle ... fabulous ... and that spolight bloom with it's perfectly placed square panel ... oh my, what a CAS delight ... the butterfly is such a gorgeous touch with it! Hugs, Anita :)

Sheila H said...

You're working the spotlight technique, Brenda! And the flip flops are adorable. These are super birthday cards!

Karen said...

Both of these are lovely and yet so different. I adore the little super cute flip flops with that fabulous summery paper. My jaw drops with the beautiful Altenew stamp. Both are great and both are beautiful! Stunning work my lovely friend Karen xx