Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Thanks So Much...

Wow!  So many people to thank!   I received some lovely surprise cards from some wonderful Flickr friends, thank you all so very much!  Lovely cards from my family.  A gorgeous card from my special friend Lisa!  And amongst many other gifts she gave me a very special Pandora friendship charm, Lisa wears the other half!  I was and am, touched beyond words!  And thank you so much to my birthday twin  Linda for my gifts that she slipped in with the Valentine exchange card! (I'll post that one later). My hubby bought me my first Pandora bracelet and I got him and Natasha to pick out one meaningful charm each and I got to pick a few others!

Here is a little card I made using a stamp from The Greeting Farm.


I think she is sweet sitting on the die cut and embossed clouds.

Yesterday evening I quickly made a little mini album for my hubby to carry with him, especially for the times when he is away in West Africa and feeling alone.  This little album was a selfish one, it was for him, about us, and not Natasha this time!  I tend to forget about me, (I suppose as women, and mothers, we tend to do that).  I was inspired by the mini album that Alexandra had made using a manilla tag.  I used a Tim Holtz tag and some pretty papers from Basic Grey's  "Little Black Dress" pack.  I did not embellish it, (I'm not an embellishing kind of person), I just used some small alphabet stickers here and there.  And I used my new Instagram app to take the pictures and put them in a collage just for fun.



Wishing you all a really wonderful day!

10 comments:

Barb said...

Adorable card, Brenda! I love the embossed cloud and pretty paper, and you've colored that cute image beautifully! Love the special, little album for your hubby too! Sounds like you had a perfect birthday and Valentine's Day! :)

Rosemary said...

sounds like you had a wonderful birthday, brenda!! the card is so cute and i bet your hubby just loves his little mini album!!

Lisa said...

Happy belated birthday Brenda; sounds like you had a wonderful day! Very sweet card and project for your husband ;)

Lisa said...

SWEET mini album, B! Wow- I need to check this out :) Your GF card is so cute- those are the prettiest papers and she looks adorable sitting on her cloud :)

Glad you had a very happy birthday :) XX

Elizabeth Allan said...

Where to start....so much to say... adorable card and the mini album is precious!

Virginia L. said...

Glad that you feel the love on your birthday! The mini album is precious! Your hubby will love it when he is away from home! Thanks for sharing this, Brenda!!

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Brenda, so glad you had a great birthday!! Your card is so cute and I really love that mini album perfect for hubby when he is travelling.

Tiffany said...

I'm so glad you had a lovely and fun-filled birthday with lots of goodies to surprise you! So happy for you! It is, indeed, important to think of ourselves sometimes. Great little mini album, I love it! Your card is so sweet!

sheila said...

Happy Happy Birthday Brenda! I love your album...what a wonderful idea to do an album for just the two of you. And your card is adorable....I think all in all it sounds like you had a marvelous day!

AnitaRex said...

Happy Belated Birthday Brenda! Sounds like you received some very special gifts! I love that little album it's a great idea for when your hubby is away from home! :>