Saturday, September 5, 2015

To Love and Be Loved is Everything

Today was my birthday -  Happy Birthday to Me!!  I had my hair cut, I bought two pair of shoes, 8 gently used books to read and, with Kent's help, cleaned up the house and deck to have my family over tomorrow for lunch to help me celebrate!   I also had quite a few " Happy Birthday" shout outs on facebook -  that was SO fun and made me feel all warm and fuzzy knowing my friends 'out there' were thinking of me today!

I also got to stamp today -  I wanted to make an anniversary card for our dear friends, Anne and Jay, whose anniversary is Tuesday.  Anne loves red - so my color was a given!
This lovely sentiment is from Happy Trails from PTI.  I embossed the little die cut heart with Wendy Vecchi Red Geranium Embossing Powder and layered it to a banner of chevron patterned paper.  I just cut a strip of the paper and then punched the ends on the corner of a square punch.  All the edges are sponged with Distress Tea Dye Ink.  I sanded the red Kraft Core Coredinations paper so some of the kraft showed through.
I'm linking my card to the following challenges:
 Freshly Made Sketches -  which was my design inspiration.
 Virginia's View Challenge - Geometric Patterns (on my banner)
We're having a long weekend here in the US - Labor Day is Monday - and the weather is like summer but with cool evenings reminding us Fall is just around the corner!
Stamps:  Happy Trails - PTI
Paper:  Kraft - PTI, Core-dinations Kraft core/Tim Holtz, DP from stash, matboard for heart - Sizzix.
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch, Ranger Distress Tea Dye, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  foam dots, square punch, Wendy Vecchi Red Geranium Embossing Powder, Heart die - Movers and Shapers Tiny Shapes - Sizzix/Tim Holtz.


Amie Kiger (Kigz) said...

Happy birthday!!! I think your card is gorgeous! Love the gentle red color paired with the neutrals! :)

Nancy Dynes said...

Hi Julia,
I am your newest follower. Your card is gorgeous and your friends are going to LOVE it!! Happy birthday! Sounds like you had a great day and more fun to follow with your family. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card!

Karren said...

Happy birthday! And what a wonderful card - I love, love the sentiment and the color scheme is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Kimberly Cobb said...

Happy Birthday sounds like you had a wonderful day. Your card is beautiful. I love the red/kraft color combination, and the sentiment is perfect for an anniversary.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Sounds like u are (and will) having a great birthday week end! ☺ happy birthday

~amy~ said...

yay for birthday's! Sounds like you have a fun day planned!
awesome card! Love the colors!

butterfly said...

A very happy birthday for yesterday - hope you've been having a grand time celebrating today with your family.

I love the card - the red and kraft is such a great look.
Alison xx

Brenda Brown said...

Hope you had a lovely celebration meal with your family, sounds fun. Love the card, one of my favourite colour combos xxx

Kim S said...

What a fabulous way to highlight the sentiment - LOVE your chevron strip! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Happy belated birthday Julia, so sorry I missed your special day! And your day was sounding lovely until you got to the housework, what's up with that?! I think you need a redo without the house cleaning component ☺ What a lovely card for your friend's anniversary, that sentiment is perfect. Thanks for sharing it and make sure to take that birthday redo! Deb xo

Kim Heggins said...

Just so beautiful Julia! I love those fabulous colors too. Sorry to be late, but still wanted to wish you a very happy birthday!