I have been off for a whole week now and my vacation is not going as I had planned. I wanted to do a ton of little projects in my house, as well as have more fun doing blog challenges but it just has not worked out that way. Isn't that how it always is?
We did go away last weekend, so that did not help but had a fabulous and a much needed get away to see family in upstate NY. We laughed the whole time and it was so much fun!
Tomorrow I go in to fix a complication that was a result of major surgery that I had in October. It is not supposed to be as long a recovery but I am nervous none the less. For those of you that say prayers, please put me on your list that everything goes well!!
I did get in the craft room a tiny bit this week and played along with Freshly Made Sketches Blog with Sketch #241 and Seize the Birthday Blog-Theme: Anything Goes. It felt so good to get my hands dirty again!!
I actually created two cards for this challenge. Here is my first card:
This card started because I wanted to use my new Lawn Fawn "Let Me Smile" die. I paired it with some Echo Park "Party Time" papers and stickers, as well as CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Shenanigans" stamp stamp set for the sentiment.
I added some paper behind the smile on the little face, as well as Nuvo Crystal Drops in black for the eyes. To make the hat sticker more festive, I added Stickles in Peacock Blue.
I even created a festive inside panel:
My next card was one of the EASIEST cards I have created in a very long time.
I mainly used Echo Park Party Time "Elements Stickers, " as well as the matching 6" by 6" paper pad.
I added some Stickles in different colors to give the top of the cup cake a little bit of sparkle.
I need to make more cards like this for my stash!!
Again, I am entering this card into the following two challenges:
Thank you for stopping by!! Have a great night!!
Birthday Card 1
Birthday Card 2