Sunday, August 5, 2012


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!


  1. Lovely card in beautiful fresh pink.

  2. What a gorgeous card, Patty! Love the blocked background and happy pink paper, and LOVE that doily and layered butterfly! So sweet the little sentiment tag you added!
    And glad to hear you've had a fabulous birthday weekend! Enjoy your last day off today. I just read the Hunger Games trilogy this you're not alone, my friend. ;)

  3. Happy Belated birthday, Pat! I am into pink lately; therefore, love your card. Did Joan call about us getting together for lunch?

  4. Happy belated birthday! I too have an August birthday - 16th. Love your card - pink is a favorite of mine!

  5. Thank you SO much for the kind words on my blog :) I will keep that in mind. I try to..but every once in a while, all the insecurities creep up and I find it hard to say strong. But thank you always. I hope your birthday was great and this card is so pretty :) take good care, Nadia :)

  6. This is really pretty! I love this line of papers from MME....and your card using them is gorgeous. I LOVED The Hunger Games (movie) but haven't read any of the books, although everyone says that they books are better than the movie.

    If you get a chance, please check out our challenges at Word Art Wednesday. Your cards would be so perfect to play along.

    Have a blessed day,
    Karen L

  7. very pretty! Love the flower, doily, and papers you used! So glad you celebrated your birthday with close family and friends! Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday...happy belated! Take care and have a wonderful weekend, hugs!