Monday, April 29, 2013

Happy Birthday

Hi friends.  Sorry for being quite here.  I have been in a creative slump lately.  I think it is spring fever.  We have been having some beautiful spring weather here in NH (finally) and I want to take advantage of it.  Also, I home school our 4 children so that has been taking up some of my time as well.  Evaluations are coming up.  YIKES!  :)  Here is my card for Seize the Birthday:


Here is the sketch I followed and this week it was a masculine card:

I am also entering this at Simon Says: Anything goes and CAS-ual Fridays: Birthday.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Real Red, Early Espresso, 6x6 paper pack: simple stories
Ink:  Early Espresso
Stamps:  Sketched Shapes (PTI)
Accessories:  Star framelit dies, Banner trio die (Wplus9), Enamel dots


  1. Awesome take on the sketch. I love the patterned paper and touch of enamel elements.

  2. I am right there with you with Spring fever. Can't get enough of it :) Absolutely love your card :)

  3. I've wondered where you've been! So glad you're getting spring weather finally! Ours is about to turn hot, so I'm enjoying the last bits of coolness while I can. Love the card - those stripes are perfect, and those enamel dots are cute! :)

  4. I hear you on the creative slump (me and hundreds of others it seems)....however, I'm seriously doubting 'slump' when I saw this card! Hey, I'd take your 'slump' in a heart beat! Seriously fabulous and fun !

    I admire your choice to home school your four children. You must be one super organized and busy, busy lady!

    We are under a heavy snowfall warning for today....imagine that! Spring weather...yeah right! Maybe by late August!!!

  5. Hi Kristie - love your card, such a beautiful take on the challenge! That striped paper is perfect and I am in love with those enamel dots! I just got myself some..... It's okay to put family first - that's how things should be!

  6. The spring weather is so welcome, it's made for enjoying! Super masculine card, Kristie, love those enamel dots! Anita :)

  7. Glad you are enjoying some nice weather, Kristie. It seems just like yesterday I was putting together portfolios for my kids, now one son is graduating college on Friday and the other is graduating from law school two weeks later. My daughter who is a junior in college had an Honor society induction last week and as she handed me the certificate...she smiled and said- this is for my portfolio;) I would time travel back in a minute- wonderful to see them grow into two great men and woman but miss those days teaching each other!!

    I love your card! How neat to use the star and add those cute blue accents! You have such a great stamping style.

  8. Kristi, so fun and just too cute for a birthday card, those stripes are beautiful and love them with that sweet star. Nice to see you back!

  9. What a great masculine card! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  10. Well Kristi looks like your creativity came back...this card is fab with those fun enamel dots that really pop!

  11. This is adorable Kristie! I love that you could easily make it for a girl or boy by just changing the colors:) Hope you have a great week!

  12. Fabulous masculine card Kristie, love the stripes and the enamel dots are gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    Mandy xx

  13. this is so cute! lovely card! thanks so much for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  14. awesome card :) Thanks for joining us on Seize the Birthday this week.

  15. I'm sorry you're in a creative slump, but I understand wanting to take advantage of the spring (we had snow yesterday, so I hear you!). Good luck with the assessments.

    Your card is so much fun! The die cut star with the sentiment on the inside looks great. I love the enamel dots, too! Thanks for joining us for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!


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