Thursday, October 16, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me

Hi there fellow bloggers! The weather is yucky here (humid and soggy) so my birthday isn't looking quite so cheery on the outside but I couldn't be happier. I'm blessed to have lived to see another year, kiss my husband and hug and hold my children another year so soggy or not that's worth celebrating! Besides, it gives me a good excuse for my favorite indoor activities, reading and crafting! Add some white chocolate and macadamia nut cookies and what more could a girl want (other than a nice moscato later tonight ^.^) . In honor of my B day I made another adorable birthday card for the FFF Anything Goes challenge over at The Greeting Farm using their adorable Spooky Kit

TGF's Spooky Kit

I love these little cutie pies, and they are the absolute most un-spooky monsters I've ever seen. Its like putting a pair of plastic fangs on a bunny rabbit and calling him vicious, hilariously cute, but far from scary. Don't you just love their adorable little expressions, like they just can't wait to shout "BOO!" and go into a giggling fit. I seriously just want to tickle these little darlings! I colored up the monster bean using my awesome copic markers and added some eucalyptus stickles here and there. The little monster was not given a name in the set so I have nicknamed her/him 'Boo', after the little girl from one of my favorite Disney cartoons, Monsters Inc. cause its just so darn cute! (I just hate it when things don't have a name, drives me nuts!) I used my fave new fold, (we'll call it a zigzag fold) with some DP from the Bo Bunny Lil Monsters 6x6 pad. The dies are precious stars from memory box. Since I wanted this card to be pretty gender neutral, I dialed down the bling and embellies and just went with a few buttons and a baker's twine bow. The sentiment is from a happy birthday rubber set I got from my LCS but I have no idea what the set was called, I just love the fun font. Well guys I'm off to play around with my Tim Holtz distress markers and hoping to get some more watercolor paper to try out as well. I'm having a hard time finding the right paper for those markers so if anybody uses the distress markers and has a particular favorite that they could recommend, that would be awesome I would greatly appreciate the suggestions. Thanks bunches!



  1. Happy Birthday!! Sounds like you have all the making of a fabulous one!

    This is adorbs!! Love the fun fold!