March 07, 2010

{SSSC#59} Listen Honey ~ Age Happens!

Well, I was planning to keep my birthday on the "down low" this year, but with all my family and friends on Facebook, that didn't happen!  I figure I may as well grin and bear it! :)   My *younger* sister told me that 56 is the new 46.  That's wishful thinking!  LOL

Today's card was created especially for Karen Giron's SWEET SUNDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE.  This is a simple, yet unique layout, that I'm sure to use again and again!  I really like how it looks with the square image.
I gain so much inspiration from the design team members of these challenge blogs and this one was no exception.  I'm a huge fan of all these gals!   One in particular ~ Vicki Burdick at It's a Stamp Thing gave me the idea of using this dp and color combination.  The black and white designer paper is from Stampin' Up's Night and Day retired pack from the Holiday Mini and the bright pink is In-color Melon Mambo.

This funny image is from American Art Stamps.  The glossy vinyl flowers are from my stash and I've been waiting for the perfect opportunity to use them.  I took the Stampin' Up! Crystal Effects glaze to her hat bow to give it the same shine and dimension. 

Before I go, I can't resist sharing a photo of the birthday cake my hubby (aka Mr Wonderful) ordered for me.   My friend Sara at work bakes the most *delicious* and perfectly beautiful cakes and we like to celebrate every special occasion with what we affectionately call "Saracakes".  MW didn't give her any ideas how to decorate it so she came up with her own design and sentiment!   She's made smiley face cakes for me several times, but this time she decorated it with my VW beetle and I *love* it!  It was almost too cute to eat!  Note, she didn't miss any detail and even has the smiley face antenna ball! 

p.s.  i don't call myself "Mrs Wonderful", but Sara knows I call my hubby "Mr Wonderful"!  ;)

I'm so grateful for all the fantastic birthday cards I've received, especially from all my dear friends at The Stamp Shack!  I'll be sure and post them later for you all to see. 

Next weekend, I have the opportunity to teach two classes at a local ReLay for Life Cropping for a Cure 2-day Scrapbook Retreat so I need to be getting my ducks in a row for that event.  One class is for a 6 x 6 Winter Wonderland scrapbook page and the other class is "Cardmaking with Scrapbook Scraps".  Should be lots of FUN!!  I'll be sure and share my projects with you when I get it worked out.   If you live in the Norfolk, Nebraska area and you're interested in this event, please email me and I would be happy to send you the details! 

Thanks so much for blogging by today!  Enjoy your Sunday!

Smiles 2 U !

Quote for Today ~
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. ~Mark Twain


Vicki Burdick said...

OMG Pam......HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I love your card and I am so honored that YOU would be inspired by ME in any way...Your cake is soooo adorable I think you are just the neatest person ever and I know if we lived close we would be great friends.

Hugs to you my cyber friend! You make my heart smile!

Marisa said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Pam (((hugs)))!!! Just LOVE the card LOL! Your paper is fabulous and I the flowers and little ribbon tag on the side are a great addition.

You look fabulous girl!! Lvoing that cake too :D I can just picture you zipping around in your VW bug. Kids and I always play the "punch buggy game" so I am always on the look out for them LOL!

Enjoy your day and may this be a fabulous year for you!! I so appreciate all your wonderful comments on my blog and I always love popping in to see what you've created, Mrs. Wonderful ;D

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Happy Birthday Pam! What a lovely cake. Your DH is pretty special, so you better hold on to him. Ü

Sue from Oregon said...

How special! Sounds like you had a great day! Happy Birthday Pam!!!

Linda said...

Happy Birthday! Boy I wish I lived in the Norfolk, Nebraska area I would love to come to your class. Great card, I love the image. She is too cute.
Love the cake too. It would be hard to cute.

LeAnne said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE! Love the card, love the buggy cake, and I am right there with you on the new "46" July!!! We look FAB-ulous!!!
Happy Birthday, sweetie!

Shelley said...

Happy Birthday, Pam! Your cake is so darling! What a great friend. You know what they say, to have a great friend you need to be a great friend. So, it's obvious you are that! So kind and thoughtful!

Have a great day!

Lee said...

Happy Birthday Pam, all the way from Perth, Australia! We hope you had an awesome day, and were spoilt with lots of wonderful home made cards :) Yours for Karens sketch is fabulous as usual, I especially smiled at your 'ageing diva!' She is very special :)

Lee x

Sarah-Jane Kalé said...

Happy Birthday Pam!!!!!.. LOVe your card. Them main image is brilliant.

xx Sarah

Karen Giron said...

My eyes are super happy!! I love this card, especially the humor in it - and of course, the super color combo! I must try it! Have a wonderful birthday and your cake is amazing!

Gail S. said...

Happy Birthday, Girl! Cute cake and card :-) We have a lady here in town that makes wonderful cakes and for special events we always count on her to make the day even more special! Hope your whole day was a great one!!

Alex said...

Happy Birthday Pam!!!! Your cake is very cute!! And, so is your card, very fun!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex