Wednesday, September 24, 2008

It's *all* about the presents!!


Monday was my 31st, er, I mean, my 29th birthday. Hubby, son and I have been on vacation visiting the in-laws for the last week in Branson, Missouri. We had a nice time, saw lots of sights, were on the go, go, go all day long! I, of course, had to also take Monday off! Since my darling little punk stole my thunder of the birthMONTH, I, at least, should get my day! I got wonderfully spoiled for my day - DH and DS got me an iPod and I love, love, love it! I haven't even added my music collection to it and we already have almost 3500 songs! M & D got me/us a camcorder to record all those wonderful little *firsts*. I got everything before my actual day so that I could enjoy them on the trip. I'm pleasantly spoiled! I've also treated myself to a few new PTI sets and paper, and I think I'll get some Verve sets too! Why not?! I'm worth it! :) See...it really is all about the presents! Plus! I got really lucky and won two, yes, you read that right, 2, blog candy drawings the week before we left for vacation. One was from Sankari - wonderful woman and wonderful blog - check her out! And the second was from Denise - this lady is full of inspiration and talent! Make sure you hop on over to her blog too :o) I'll just call those birthday presents too! (I can't get this stupid blogger to recognize that I have changed the font 5 times!! It's all supposed to be one size. Grrrrrrumble!)
I made this little guy a from another SFYTT from a long time ago but didn't have any glitter covered brads. Once I get my mind set on something in a design, it's hard to divert my attention. Instead of spending a ton of money on different packs of glittery fun, I used a 40% coupon to Hobby Lobby and got the Doodlebug Sugar Coating Glitter assortment pack. (Whew! That is a long title.) You can get it at All that Scraps too - I spend way too much money there! This is where you can also get this cute little guy, Lucky. This image is part of the It's My Birthday set by C.C. Designs. He's watercolored with Going Gray and his eye spot is flocked with white flock also found at All that Scraps.

Oh, yeah! Back to the glittery brads! I used a glue pad and smooshed (technical term) some large brown (all I had) brads in the glue then the glitter. Thinking back, I wish I would have used white brads or heated the brads, stuck them in white EP and then the glitter. I think the colors would have showed up better. What's the saying? Hindsight is always 20/20! The sentiment is from the same set, stamped in Craft White and embossed with Iridescent Ice EP. I wish it were a bit brighter but oh well! The packages are sparkly too - they are colored with Fiskars gel pens. I love those things, but wish I could just get the sparkly ones - I'm not too into the fluorescent, weird colors. Anyhoo, the purple glitter paper is from some glitter paper pack I picked up at Michael's or Hobby Lobby - can't remember which. The inside is matted with white, sponged around the edges in Tempting Turquoise, and stamped with a Happy Birthday sentiment from the set in VersaMark, then Turquoise and embossed with Iridescent Ice EP.

Thanks for looking! Hope you all have a good day! :o) lyss

7 comments:

Sankari W. said...

Happy Belated Birthday Alyssa!!! You look beautiful in your picture and your card is just beyond cute! Glad to hear that your birthday was awesome! Hope you enjoy the Everyday Display Board - you have to let me know when you use it - would love to see some pics :)
Sending you a ton of sunshine :)
Sankari

Bubbles said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time and birthday. Your card is fab, the image is so cute and I love the sparkles they look like sweets!
Joanne x

Rach said...

oh wow!
sounds like you have had one fabulous birthday...
Your card is so cute and beautifully made. hugs rachxx

Trina said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for entering it in our challenge!! Love the cute image and those adorable brads!!
Hope you had a great birthday!!

Bev said...

Belated birthday wishes!!

Love the card, the image is just too cute. Love the sparkley brads too

hugs Bev x

MacKenzie said...

Happy belated birthday Alyssa! I'm so glad you got spoiled rotten! I love your little "Frank" card below. That is one of my favorite sets ever. Me thinks it's about time I ink it up again :-)

Jennifer Ofiana said...

happy belated bday!! Your cards are adorable!!!