They Say It's Your Birthday

Well, it's my birthday, too!!! :)

Today's card is just a fun one I made for myself. LOL! Do you ever make cards with yourself in mind? Well, I did on this one. I knew hubby hadn't been able to make it to the store since he's been home recovering from surgery so I made my own birthday card for him! I asked him what colors I should make it and his reply was yellow, pink and blue. I wrinkled my nose and then said, "What kind of blue?" To which he replied, "Verve blue of course!" LOL! Well, that made it all better, so I pulled out some So Saffron, Regal Rose and Soft Sky and went to work.

The sketch is one of the Dare to Get Dirty challenges from yesterday and the stamps are all from The Cat's Pajamas. These are some of my favorite stamps - I love this leaning tower of presents, the It's Your Day sentiment and the swirlies I stamped in the background are among my favorite swirly stamps evah! Props to Alma, the swingingiest creative cat there is. She's also having a sizzling hot sale this weekend (25% off EVERYTHING!), so now's your chance to add to your swanky stamp collection!

I started by stamping the tower of presents from Polar Holiday in Adirondack Pitch Black and then coloring with Copic markers and highlighting with Stardust Stickles. The ovals are cut and embossed with oval classic Nestabilities. For the sentiment panel, I stamped the swirlies (also from Polar Holiday) in Soft Sky on Soft Sky and then added the It's Your Day sentiment in Black, a dotted border with a black glaze pen, and then tied a knotted bow with some caribbean satin ribbon. The So Saffron layer is also stamped with the swirly and then I layered on Regal Rose and then a black card base. To finish, I added a black and soft sky photo corner punch and two black glitter dots.

I've received some gorgeous birthday RAK's this week, so I thought I'd share some of them here.

The first one is from Michelle Woerner. What a beautiful card. I love the dimension on her butterflies and the gorgeous colors, papers and layout. Thanks so much, Michelle!

The next one is from Tammy F. I love the fun colors and papers used on this card. It's nice to see a card that uses white space as the background layer, too. So crisp and clean - a total beauty. Thanks Tammy!

Then next card is from Chrissy and is just cupcake-alicious! I love the fun colors and the mixture of dots, scallops and CUPCAKES! Yummy! Thanks Chrissy!

The last one for today is from Lisa. This double pocket card is amazing, and inside the first pocket is a gorgeous post-it note holder she made. I love it! And if that wasn't enough, the card came along with some samples of the new in-colors and Bella Rose papers. WOOOHOOOOO! Thanks Lisa!


  1. you're gunna think I'm stalking you......insert evil lauph here.....bwwahahahahha!!!

    That is sooo thoughtful, to make a card for hubby to give to you!!!

    Soooo, a movie and the Melting Pot?? geee, how'd I guess!!


  2. Happy Birthday Julee! I read on several different blogs that today was the day! I hope you have a wonderful evening!!

  3. Happy Birthday Julee! May this year be your best so far!

  4. Julee, because its your birthday, I wrote this song JUST FOR YOU.
    It goes like this. (hummmmm....gotta get the right note here...)
    "Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear Julee, happy birthday to you." :D

  5. Happy Happy Birthday. We celebrate 29 years of marriage on Monday - probably about the number of years you are celebrating or maybe 21!

  6. Happy Birthday Julee!!! Hope today is extra special and I wish you many more!

    Love your presents card...hehe! Such a fun image!

    Wonderful RAKS too!

    Enjoy your day!

  7. Happy Birthday Julie! Yay! :D I sent you a card but it is going to be late! Sorry about that! I hope that you have a FANTASTIC birthday! What did you end up asking for from your hubby?

    ((Big Hugs))

  8. Dear Julee - just dropping by to wish you a *HAPPY BIRTHDAY* AND MANY, MANY MORE!!!

    Hope you will have a fabulous day and may all your dreams come true!!!

    BTW - I love your card - it's too sweet that you took the pressure of your husbands mind - LOL!!!
    Tell him he picked some great colors!!!

  9. Here's wishing you a very happy birthday. May every day be as special as you are:)
    Hey, that's a pretty awesome card you made yourself!!! You go girl!!

  10. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Julee!!! Hope your day is special in every way! LOVE the card you made for yourself!

  11. Happy Birthday Julee!! :) Hope your day is as wonderful as you are!!

    Stamping hugs,
    Jennifer :)

  12. Happy Birthday Julee!! Have a great one! Btw~ I LOVE the button card. God Bless~ Kris

  13. Happy Birthday Girl.... Hope you had a wonderful day!!!

  14. Happy Birthday Ms. Julee! I tried to place an order in your honor but the main set I wanted was sold out. I'll order it in your honor when it comes back in stock!

  15. Happy Birthday Julee! Celebrate to the max!

  16. Happy Birthday for friday Julee. I love your work and your birthday card is gorgeous. I love your sketches and might get some time to do ALL of them soon. TFS

  17. Happy Belated Birthday Julee!!! or is it today?

    Lovely card! Did that plenty of times, I don't know who else I would give that card to other than myself.

    Sounds like the story of my life. I will have to make my own card, if I want hubby to give me one. I don't bother.

  18. ohhhh Well Happy Birthday! I totally forgot it was coming! Aren't you sweet for making your own card! I'm sure he really appreciates it! Hope you had a blessed and happy day!

    Praying hubby recovers quickly!

  19. Happy Birthday! Cool card you made yourself too.

  20. Oh these cards are awesome !! Happy Birthday Julee my God bless you with me more!

  21. Happy Birthday wishes to you! May this new year in your life be especially blessed!

  22. WOW! What beautiful card!! :)

  23. What a gorgeous birthday card!! Happy birthday Julee!!


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