Monday, May 18, 2009

Happy Birthday

to me!! Yep, today is my birthday and even though we don't have anything really planned, the day still feels special. We celebrated over the weekend with my family by going to dinner and having cake. Jay has promised me though that he will be doing the cooking and cleaning tonight so I get to sit back and relax! Plus there is still cake so you can bet we'll be eating that!

Today is also Christmas Card Monday and this week our challenge comes from fellow team member Debbie. She gave us the challenge of using sage, peach and chocolate. When I read those colors, I instantly thought of snowmen. My blogging buddy Anna, used the Snowman Nativity set from The Angel Company on a card recently and I knew it would be perfect for these colors.

Of course, the picture looks dark (I told you I'm having trouble with the camera & computer). If you click on the picture you should see the colors better. The background is actually my sage and I stamped on it using VersaMark ink. Just a subtle pattern for the card. The peach I used is the closest I could find in my stash of paper. I colored the image with colored pencils and OMS. I actually made two of cards. The second one is the same except the rhinestones are the peach color, my bow is bigger and I didn't pierce around the image. This was my favorite of the two.

I tell you it feels good to have Christmas cards already done. I'm really hoping this means I won't be scrambling at the end of the year to send out cards AND they'll be on time. Two years ago, I didn't even send out cards (shame, shame) and last year I was late (I know!).

So how about playing along? Why not get a head start on those holiday cards? You can see all the details at the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long blog. While you are there check out the other team members wonderful creations!

Before I go I have to share a birthday card from Abby. She woke me up by shoving this under my face while still sleeping and was just grinning ear to ear. She's very proud of it...and I am too!



Hope you have a wonderful Monday!!

34 comments:

Tina said...

So fantastically wonderful!

Abby is such a sweetie for making that card, so nice and pretty.

dolcreations said...

First off... I would like to start by saying "Happy Birthday".
Your card is so cute. I really like the simplicity of it. I am so glad to have stumbled on your blog. I will be become a follower for sure!
Christine

Janna said...

Happy Birthday Michelle!!!!! I hope your day is filled with lots of love and relaxation!!! I love, love, love your gorgeous card! The layout is amazing and the papers are just so, so pretty! But that little iamge!!!! I have never seen a nativity seen with snowment! I think I might need this! They look so sweet and innocent!!!

and Abby's card is amazing! I have to say there is nothing like receiving somethign that is made from a child! I think it is because they put so much heart and dedication into it!

Smiles,
janna

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Lovely creations...BOTH of them!! :) Just wanted to stop by and wish you a very happy birthday!!

Anna said...

Happy Birthday, Michelle! Hope you have a wonderful day, and the celebration keeps going today! What a sweet card from your DD!
Way cute card too! Don't you just love those snowmen?!

Maureen said...

Happy Happy Birthday..... I LOVE LOVE LOVE your daughters CARD! Mother like daughter! LOL

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday, Mishelle!! I hope you have a wonderful day!! Abby's card is too cute!! I love those handmade cards!! Your Christmas card is too cute!! I love the image, very sweet!!

Hugs, Cathy

Jacilynn said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have some fun!

inlovestamping said...

Your card is simply beautiful this week, but your daughters card is priceless!!!

Kristie said...

Happy Birthday!!! What a sweet card from Abby :)

Very cute Christmas card, snowmen are the perfect choice for that color combo. Great job!

Maria said...

Happy Birthday, Michelle!!! Hope your day is a wonderful one. I'm the same way. . .I like my birthdays low key but my husband always tries to make it a big celebration. At my age, I'm not in the mood to celebrate it like I used to! It's more like a count down! LOL!

Your card is FANTASTIC. . .I love your choice of image. . it's perfect for the color combo!! As always you do such a wonderful job with your coloring. Your card will truly inspire others to create their Christmas cards early!!

Maria

Diana said...

Happy Birthday!!!

And BTW, cute cards :D My kids make me lots of lovely cards like those !!

Diana said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Cute cards! I love when my kids give me stuff like this :D

KellyRae said...

Happy happy birthday! Abby's card is just darling! I have good intentions about starting Christmas cards early, but they never seem to get into the mailbox. So I've started sending "New Year's" cards that I can mail anytime after Christmas and before Jan 31st (lol).

Christine said...

Happy Birthday fellow Flutterby-er!!! I hope you have a great day!

Blessings,
Christine

Christine said...

Happy Birthday Michelle. I hope you have a wonderful day. Your card is gorgeous and I just love your birthday card from your daughter. Those are so much better gifts than store bought any day!!
xoxo, Christine

Marcia said...

Great Card! Very artistic!

kdsmalley said...

Hope you have a very Happy Birthday Michelle. BTW, love the birthday card from Abby.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Happy Birthday MIchelle!! Hope you have a great day!!
hugs,
Chris

Beautiful Christmas card and what a precious card from your daughter!

Nicola said...

Happy Birthday Michelle xxx

Such a beautiful card my dear.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Seleise said...

Happy Birthday! Love the card and the color combo is mag! cute new blog decor and the card from Abby is darling! We missed you yesterday at WW but hopefully will see you soon!

melissac said...

Happy Birthday!! I love your card!! Blessings and Hugs!!

Liz Butler said...

Happy Birthday, Girlie! I'm glad you had a nice weekend and will still get to celebrate a little today. May God shower you with many blessings during this new year of life. Love ya!

Shelly said...

Wishing you a wonderful birthday, Michelle! Your card from Abby is so precious.

Your Christmas card is beautiful. Coloring with the pencils & oms was a perfect choice for those colors.

Danni said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Michelle, happy Birthday to you!!
Love your card and Abby's is just adorable!!
Hugs!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for playing along with my color challenge.

Tammi said...

Happy Birthday Michelle!!! Sounds like you got off to a great start today, what an adorable card! And your Christmas card is really sweet, great image and love the scallop border. Have a GREAT rest of the day! ~Hugs

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday, Michelle! What a great day it is!! I hope you feel rested and appreciated today!!

Ann Kranitz said...

Super cards from both you and Abby. Happy Birthday.

America said...

Awesome image, great take on the color combo! So glad to be playing alongside you at CSAYL!

LEMphotography said...

Happy Birthday.

I love this card! Such a cute stamp!

Heather said...

Michelle this card turned out really pretty and I love that layout!!!

Happy Happy Birthday one day late I am sorry I missed it yesterday I did not get a chance to do any blog hopping yesterday!!!

Your Daughters card is totally awesome too!!!

Heather

Jodi said...

Happy Birthday Michelle!! I love your card and the cute nativity scene. Your coloring is amazing!
I hope you had a fabulous day!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Barb said...

Happy belated birthday, Michelle!! What a sweet card from your daughter... "shoving this under my face"... I just about spewed water over my monitor :)