Yesterday was my birthday. My birthdays tend to go on for a stretch, which I don't mind at all! lol It got started off on Thursday with happy mail from my sweet friend, Audrey. She sent me the prettiest handmade birthday card (thank you, Audrey). I love it! There's something about handmade things that I treasure. My husband and son took me out to dinner twice and got me the most delicious cake from my favorite bakery. When I return to work on Tuesday, we will be celebrating my birthday as well as the birthday of one of my co-workers (we love an excuse to eat cake!). One of my godsons surprised me today with a gift that is appropriate for tonight. We are experiencing a line of thunderstorms that will continue until tomorrow. He gave me a stained glass butterfly candle holder with a candle called "Storm Watch." How appropriate! I also spent some fun time making a few cards and catching up on some reading.
The card I'm sharing today was made with Recollections cardstock for the base. The pattern papers are from MME's Lost & Found collection. I layered a strip of polka dot paper with a larger dot pennant as well as a doily onto the daisy paper. I wrapped some deep pink twill around that. I used some Martha Stewart glitter as well as some Antique Linen Distress Ink on the butterfly and placed some Prima flowers spritzed with S.W.A.K. Glimmer Mist, a button, twine and tag on it. The stamped sentiment is from PTI. To finish it off, I added two little buttons to the lower right corner.
Well, that's it for now. I'm going to make a cup of tea and plan to finish reading the last book of the Hunger Games Trilogy (Am I the only one out there who hasn't completed the series yet?). Have a great week!