Sunday, May 4, 2008

Happy 50th

Hey there! Ok, first, Happy May. We're getting closer & closer to the end of allergy season, which just can't come fast enough for me. Blecchh! I wanna breathe! Although, it's funny - yesterday I spent hours outside for the MS Walk (thanks to everybody for their support! We all had lots of fun) and I don't believe my allergies bothered me one time. And it was at a park (outside!) with grass & trees & nature & stuff. So strange.

Now, on to the card. I wasn't trying to copy the wacky success that was my last black & white card, honest! You people love the funniest things. No, this card had a theme that I was trying to follow. I found out on Friday that the staff at our elementary school is throwing a surprise birthday celebration for one of our teachers who's turning 50. Wow, I sure hope Mr. S. doesn't read my blog. Anyway, they're doing the whole "gotta wear black" thing and they're getting him presents like prunes & Geritol (do they still make that?) & stuff like that. Well, I look at this guy and think, it's not like he's got one foot in the grave or anything. He's pretty youthful and cool, in my opinion. So, I followed the black rule, but tried to make it as fun & not depressing as possible. 50 is so not what it used to be.

Oh, I just wanted to point out that no, I did not stamp all those "happy birthdays" individually, cuz that's what Tia thought I did. Geez, how sad would my life be if I got to that point? All those background "happy birthdays" are all Papertrey stamps that I placed together on 1 acrylic block and stamped them 6 times. Easy peasy. I'm sure most of you figured that one out, but thought I'd throw that one out there for all the 8 year olds reading today. And don't worry, my next card should have some color. I'm thinking, blue.

Stamps: Birthday Basics (Papertrey), Birthday Candles (Hero Arts), Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Paper: Papertrey white, Basic Black (SU!), Accessories: Clear embossing powder (SU!), Doodlebug brads, Sakura glaze pen (over black flames)


Stephanie said...

my birthday is coming up, i like that card, he he.

Anonymous said...

Very nice. I'm glad your MS walk went well. Wish I could have been there.
Your favorite aunt...

Anonymous said...

Are you sure you didn't stamp them one at a time? Hmmmmm. I love the entire look. And for once it hadn't rained hours before the walk!
Bestest Mom Ever


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