Friday, October 18, 2013

Spreading Good Cheer & A Milestone Birthday!


Hello sweet stampy friends!


Can you believe it’s Friday, again?!  Oh my gosh – where does the time go?!  I’ve got a couple of things to share today – one stampy and one personal.  Let’s get to the stampy thing first, shall we?


Karolyn - Giddy Gumdrops

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I wanted to share another of the samples that I created for the Paper Smooches October release!  This project features the new set called Giddy Gumdrops – isn’t that gingerbread guy too cute for words?!  I stamped the different holiday candies on the green card base using VersaMark.  I then stamped that gingerbread dude on kraft in VersaMark and heat embossed him with white EP.  I colored in his wiggly stripes with a red marker.  The sentiment is also from Giddy Gumdrops.  The banner was created using the Streamers stamps and coordinating dies.  I’ve listed all of the products used below.




Now for the personal message.  Today is my daughter’s 30th birthday!  I can’t believe that 30 years ago, today, I gave birth to one of the most beautiful baby girls on the face of the earth.  She was even sweet enough to come pretty quickly – an hour and a half of labor and a couple of pushes and she was born!  Wasn’t that thoughtful of her?  Ashley has grown to be an amazing young woman of God, phenomenal mother to my two sweet grandsons, brilliantly creative (pretty sure she takes after her mother in that category – heehee!), and someone I admire more and more every single day.  She’s thoughtful, kind, smart, and self-sacrificing.  She takes her role as mom and wife very seriously.  I’d like to take a little bit of credit for the woman that she has become today, but I really can’t.  She turned out pretty good, in spite of me.  But I’ve never been more proud of her and can’t wait to see what God has in store for the rest of her life – no doubt, incredible things!  Happy Birthday, Ashley Rene!  Wish we were there to celebrate your 30th year – know that we’re there in spirit.  We love you and miss you!!  P.S.  Your card will be a little late – I suck!!  LOL


Love you to the moon and back,


Mom and Dad


PAPER:  Santa’s List 6x6 DP (Teresa Collins)
OTHER:  Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), White Embossing Powder (Zing/American Crafts), Santa’s List Enamel Dots (Teresa Collins)


Paula S. said...

Adorable card and a sweet and touching post too. Happy Birthday Ashley!

crazymom said...

I just love your card! I love gingerbread men and bought this set as soon as it was available. I've been looking for some Christmas tag ideas. Thanks for the inspiration! ♥

Lori Barnett said...

Happy birthday to Ashley! You have a beautiful family dude! :) And the card...super cute!!!

KayM said...

Your card is ADORABLE!! I love the little gingerbread guy stamped on the kraft in white! Making a note here to do that :) Your daughter and her family are lovely!

Gabby said...

Saw your card yesterday on the PS blog ... it's perfection! :)

Ellen said...

Your card is just so sweet and adorable! Love your daughters family photo. She has a beautiful family and I can just hear how proud you are of them in your words.

Nina Yang said...

Happy birthday to Ashley! I'm sure she's an amazing lady!

Geri said...

Your daughter is absolutely stunning (her hair is AMAZING)...just like her mama! What a handsome family they are - those little guys are just way to cutie patootie (yep, all three of them!).Thanks for sharing this fabulous pic with us :)

Your card is soooooo cute! I love your gumdrop background paper. This little guy definitely is looking yummy as ever sporting some sweet red & white accents! Awesome banner too!

Monika Reeck said...

Happy Birthday Ashley and she is really a beautiful mom...I am now 40 and she is just 30 young and preatty and lovely mom too..nice family Photo ..

I love the cute ginger bad man on your card it is too cuuuteee.....have a great sunday dear Karolyn...hugs