Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Birthday stuff & challenges :)

I had a fabulous birthday yesterday, just what I needed!  :)  My mom made a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and so did I - and we Skyped and had cake together.  hee hee   Helped with the homesickness, it really did.  Jeremy bought me this gorgeous Pandora bracelet, which I have wanted for a while now (but men need PRODDING, gentle hints don't seem to work - LOL):

Then Jeremy & the kids took me out to dinner at Cattlemen's Steakhouse, it was delicious - here I am turning 41:

It's not so bad.  :)  You're only as young as you feel, right?  I definitely still feel young.  :)  My kids help with that - they made me the sweetest cards and commented that "Dad said we should go buy you a card, but we knew you'd rather have one that we made!"  They were right.  Trevor's said "happy birthday to the coolest hippie ever."  How awesome is that, that my 19-year-old son thinks I'm cool?  I think it's pretty great.  I love my kids.  :)  

I actually got pretty spoiled - Jeremy's mom got me a gift certificate to my favorite local spa (can you say MASSAGE???), my sister got me a Barnes & Noble gift certificate so I finally bought myself a Nook (regular Nook with Glowlight), and my friend and fellow Dilly Beans DT member Glo sent me a GORGEOUS card with the most perfect stamp - it's for the back of ATC's and it's got an angel on it!  That was just one of the sweetest and most thoughtful things for her to do - I was thrilled!  :)  You know how they say "it's the thought that counts"?  Well, it really is.  Thank you, Glo!  :) 

So anyway - I have a couple of cards to share today, my first one is for the:


And here's my take on it:

My sweet kitty is from Saturated Canary, DP is from My Mind's Eye, ribbon is from SU!  Sentiment is a sticker from SRM Stickers.  Flower & button are from my stash.

Next is my card for:

I used Beach Rosie from the DigiStamp Boutique, DP is from My Mind's Eye and sentiment is a sticker from SRM Stickers.


  1. happy belated b-day...sounds like you had some fun...love the beautiful bracelet
    and your cards are amazing jenn

  2. First, happy birthday! I'm glad you had a great day! Second, your card is adorable. I love that stamp and how you used the pearls....so clever! Glad you linked up with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  3. Happy Belated!!!

    Love your cards..especially the one for The Play Date Cafe! thanks for playing with us!

  4. Great projects, love your take on the PDCC color challenge. Thanks for playing along with us!

  5. Jenn your cards are absolutely gorgeous, I love Krista's cute image and the pretty flower really pop's.
    Happy belated birthday sound like you had a lovely day :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  6. Sounds like a FAB birthday, Chickie! Gorgeous cards. xxD

  7. Happy Belated B'day Jenn!!!! Glad you had a great day & what a beautiful bracelet!!
    Wonderful creations too!!

  8. I missed this- happy belated birthday! Sounds like it was a good one! YAY! :)

  9. Belated birthday wishes Jenn. Love your Rosie creation and thank you for taking part in the DigiStamp Boutique Comp...Sally-Ann :o)