Sunday, April 21, 2013

April Birthdays

Another week has passed and what a week it has been!  My thoughts and prayers go out to the people affected by the terrible events in Boston and the Midwest this week.  I also received sad news that one of the doctors I work for over the past seventeen years lost his wife this week and also an elderly neighbor I've known for twenty-five years has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  Words sometimes are so inadequate at times like this--I never know what to say.  Being there for people and prayer are the best you can do.  Needless to say, I am glad the week is over and hope the week ahead is much better.

Recently, my sweet sister-in-law and her dear son celebrated their birthdays just days apart; so I made two quite different style cards.

I love the aqua and white color combination.  The background paper is just a piece of leftover scrap, so I'm not sure of the company.  I used a Martha Stewart punch on some white cardstock.  I stamped script text onto another piece of paper and placed that on top of the lace-edged paper.  The pretty butterfly and white flower are Prima, the small white and aqua flowers are Offray, pearl swirls are Recollections, lace bow is from Celebrate It, PTI sentiment is used on the banner, and the stickpin was made by me.  I don't know where I got the random crystals from.

A completely feminine card is much easier for me to make!  Next one is totally different.

The card base was made from Recollections kraft cardstock.  Papers used are October Afternoon, Webster's and Farm House.  A bit of baker's twine was wrapped around the card.  The pennants, gumball machine, cross stitch border and 5 cent stickers are all October Afternoon.  I finished it off with birthday stamped at the bottom.

Well, that's it for today.  I am working on Mother's Day gifts.  I have several small containers that I am altering.  I did finish a tag and have some cards to make as well.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week!


  1. Yes the week last week was devastating.. Words are hard to find.. I am so sorry to hear of your doctors wife and neighbour too.... Our days are in Gods Hands... The cards you have created are really lovely.. the first one is soo pretty.. I love these colors combinations.. and the second is fabulous for a male card.. take care...

  2. You did it again, Pat! gorgeous! the second one is so cool. It belong in a craft magazine. It was nice seeing you again. To a better week!

  3. It has been a rough week, hasn't it? And you've been burdened by even more sad news. I sure hope this next week is better, Patty!
    I really love your two birthday cards! You did a great job on the boy card. Love the happy banner and the fun gumball machine. Fabulous masculine kid design. And your girly girl card is absolutely beautiful! Love what you did with the border punch and script stamp and love that blue and white combo. The flowers, pearls, and your handmade stick pin add the most gorgeous touch!

  4. Wauw so diverent but both are stunning.

  5. Hello,
    Also the people in the Netherlands are deeply shocked about the Terrible drama in Boston! We all think of the people far away....
    Your crads are so beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Hug, Jen.

  6. Such beautiful cards you created! I'm glad I stopped by to see! Thank you for visiting my blog too! Have a wonderful week! Mandy

  7. I'm sorry to hear that about your doctor's wife! And the disaster in Boston deeply shocked me too :( It's a sad thing that there are bad people like these men in the world.

    Your cards are both simply gorgeous. I love the romantic feel to the first one and the bright colours in the second one.

  8. It's been a pretty bad news week hasn't it...some days it hurst to hear the news. Super cute cards Patti, I love the way you can scrap in two different styles and so perfectly for each! xo

  9. Hi Patti! In answer to your question about the back ground on my layout, I have used a mask and texture paste and paint to create the words on the back ground.. It is one of my favourite masks at the moment! It is a TCW brand and is called 'mini art is'.. Hope this helps!!

  10. sorry to hear about your crummy week, and the Boston bombings and the flooding in's got to get better, right?! Great cards - both shabby chic and super cool kid's card. Love them both.

  11. hi Patty , so sorry to hear of the loss of your doctor's wife :( and the news of those horrific bombings was just devastating :( we live in a cruel world :(

    You have made such a beautiful card Patty, take care :) x

  12. Your cards are both different, but so beautiful!!!

  13. Wow, Patty- these are both awesome but that first one caught my breath! Amazing!!