Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Family is good....and birthdays are, too!

Birthdays seem to be happening all around me and it's hard to keep up!! Happy Birthday to all my SBS sisters that have been celebrating since our forum began!! I dreamt of getting cards out to everyone, but life always seemed to interrupt so this card goes out to all of you!! Enjoy a wonderful new year of living the Life Amazing!

Knowing the SBS9 sisters are a part of my stamping family makes me think of all of the family I have around biological family, my hubby's family, my church family, my work family, my community family and my stamping family. And you know what? It's all good! I thank God for my family and all that they are! What a blessing to have those in your life that always stick up and look out for you! Be blessed by them today!

This next card is the one I made for my son's 22nd birthday which was actually last weekend. We shared the purchase of a Wii for his big day with his girlfriend. I was able to stamp him up a card just this week, but I know he'll appreciate it anyhow! He's not a big forest guy, but my manly stamping images are limited. He was a Bear in cubscouts when he was little!! :) I used the CHF backgrounder pine needles and a Northwoods stamp I purchased from them awhile back. The sentiment is from Gina K's free set you can earn on her site. I made the woodgrain panel myself with chocolate chip ink and white craft ink. I think I learned that on a Gina K tutorial years ago. Oh! I also colored the birch trees with a white gel pen :) What do you think?

My last card for this post is for my MIL (mother in law ;). She has had surgery and is still in the hospital. I wanted something springy and although it's hard to tell, the SU cardstock colors are gable green, lilac and glorious green. The stamp set is a Stampendous window box set, although the little butterflies are from SU's basket of fun set. Looking at it now, I think I should have added a prima flower or a decorative brad....hmmmmm. ...perhaps I'll CASE myself!

Tomorrow I want to post my friendship card challenge and perhaps a few more surprises?? Who knows what God has in store for me!!

Be well and blessed all!!



  1. Gorgeous cards, Kim! I love visiting your blog. I am always encouraged and lifted up by reading your entries! Thanks!

  2. Super cute cards! I especially love the masculine one. Those are always a challenge for me!

  3. I love the butterfly on the first card. That card is so pretty. You also did an awesome job with the second one. Making a masculine card is always a challenge for me [I always want to put flowers and butterflies on them}. You did great with it.


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