Monday, July 20, 2015

Happy Bird-day card

Happy Monday!  I am still recovering from returning home last night from our cruise vacation…a little sunburned and sore, back to the real world, sigh.  Where no one comes in and tidies up the room every time you leave or brings diet Coke right to the deck chair looking out over the ocean.  I wanted to take our room steward home with me, lol!  So we all know pictures are worth a thousand words, so here's a couple before we get to the scrappy portion of this post...

this is the life

Labadee, Haiti is truly tropical paradise

my boys climbing up Dunn's River Falls in Jamaica

my fellas ready to zipline

swimming with the stingrays in Grand Cayman

snorkeling on the reef in Grand Cayman, where the water is crystal clear

Now to the crafty stuff!  Our weekly challenge at BBTB2 is to make a shaped birthday card.  It's always good for me to have birthday cards in the stash, because I am just not very creative at the last minute.  I used the Birthday Bash cartridge to cut the scalloped card base and my cute chick wishing a happy bird-day is from Create A Critter (which I think might be my all-time favorite cartridge).  This card was SUPER fast to make.  Although in case you're wondering, I made it before the vacation!

Birthday Bash-card base, cut at 4 1/4 inches
Create A Critter-chick cut at 3 inches
Stamps-My Pink Stamper set
Paper-Bo Bunny prints, CTMH solids
brown chalk ink


  1. I love your pictures, it looks like you had a great time. I wish I could have stowed away in your suitcase, lol! I love your shape card and the sentiment. It really makes me smile. The paper matches so perfectly and is so fun!

  2. I think your card is super cute and I love the shape!!
    Love the photos from your cruise!!! I can tell ya'll had a great time!!! :)

  3. What a totally Tweet card (yes, I wanted to beat the masses to that line!!)! Love that little chick. And you are right, we all do need b-day cards in our stash!

    Love the photos from your cruise!! And I know what you mean about the Steward - we wanted ours and our favorite hostess/server to move in with us!!! I am so pleased that your family had a wonderful cruise!!


  4. So pretty! Love that small cutie! Your vacation looks amazing, happy you have a great time!

  5. Darling card this week. Love bright colors and the sentiment is sweet. I haven't been to Haiti but have been to the others. I just love verizon and the Caribbean. Looks like lots of fun