Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Bright & Cheerful Birthday...and a challenge from me!

Most of us, when we start getting older, aren't that "bright and cheerful" on our Birthdays.  Oh let's face it - it's just a number.  But when that number keeps going up - UGH!  LOL!!  But why is it just that way with women?  Men can get older and still be considered a "leading man" in Hollywierd...but once a woman hits 30 it seems those motherly and grandmotherly roles kick in.  We do it to ourselves don't we? 

Well today I'm celebrating Birthdays!  No, no, no - not mine.  Just Birthday's in general.  It's just a number and with age comes a wisdom that we need to appreciate.  With age comes some really great things - like grandkids!  (I have 4!!).  And with each Birthday comes cards of course!!  Seems like I never have enough Birthday cards - always rummaging through the stash of cards to find one. 

This week several challenges had the theme of Birthday cards so of course I had to join right in!!!  The stamps are from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  The papers were just pieces parts from other projects that I can never seem to throw away.  Not only am I a paper hoarder of full size sheets - but my pieces/parts stash shows my paper hoarding as well!  Oh, and the stamps continue on my quest to ink uninked stamps.  The flower one I don't think I have ever inked and I've had it for quite some time!  (Yes, I hoard stamps too - LOL!).  And then the base of the card was embossed with an embossing folder I don't think I have every used either...but has been in my possession for quite some time.  WOW - I didn't realize how many "hoarded items" I used making this card!  So here is the final product:

 
 
I'm submitting this card for the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by today!!  Enjoy this beautiful Wednesday!  And here is a challenge for you from me:  go to your card stash - you know we all have them - and pick out a card.  Then open your address book and the first name you see, send that card to that person!  Don't have an address book but use the computer/cell phone for addresses?  Well then randomly pick a number - like 32 - and then count through your contacts and when you get to person #32 - get out that pen and stamp and start addressing!

16 comments:

Chris Hanselman said...

Zella, a very pretty card. Love the embossing!! Thanks for joining our Birthday Color challenge (yellow and red) at Created with Love Challenges.

~~Chris

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

What a lovely birthday card, Zella. I love the layers and layers on it. Very nice!

Tammy said...

Very pretty and such a great color combo!

Danie May said...

Such lovely layers and colors. I too am often short of a birthday card when I need it.....so maybe I should follow your lead and get some made when I have some time. xx

craftin-dawn said...

Very pretty card, love the layers! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Birthday Red/Yellow Challenge!
DawnD

rachel taylor said...

What a lovely card happy crafting to you thanks for sharing with CWLC
Rachel DT http://blossomcards.blogspot.co.uk/

Lady Bug Stampers said...

What a beautiful flower stamp that is. Love your coloring. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Created With Love Challenges.
Linda K. DT
www.ladybugstampers.blogspot.com

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, I love that this whole card is made from hoarded items! I have scraps of paper and designer paper too, that I hoard away and seldom use, thanks for the inspiration! And Happy Birthday challenge is so great. I don't know why we all hate getting old. Maybe because there is so much more to life! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!

Lynn McAuley said...

Wonderful colors and textures with this pretty lilies, Zella!

Emkay said...

Pretty colours!

Glenda Atkins said...

Wonderful card Zella, love that MOJO Monday sketch. I have a card on the go using it, hope I get it finished in time! Love your flowers and the background embossing!

Maria Rud said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges this week.

Dangina Martinez said...

Fab embossing and image. This is really great. Thanks for joining in the fun at Loves Rubber Stamps and hope to have you again real soon. Good Luck and Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Deena said...

love the multiple embossing textures on this card! Thanks for joining in at Shopping our Stash's summmer theme challenge this week!

Brenshevia Baker said...

Awesome job with the challenge, thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!
http://useyourwordchallengeblog.blogspot.com/

Dawn Barrett said...

I LOVE BIRTHDAYS!!!