Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Two Sketches and a birthday gift!

Happy Tuesday!
My birthday was Thursday and I wanted to thank all of you who sent b-day wishes, hugs and smiles~ WOW!! And look at what my sweet hubby gave me-- another WOW!! There were also some beautiful roses included, and my kids had a gorgeous bouquet delivered to school! I don't know much that could top all of that! (Maybe a b-day call from Johnny Angel?!) ;)

My last post was a bit of a downer, I know, but thanks for listening and all your thoughts and prayers. I'm amazed at all the beautiful, caring people I've "met" here in blogland~ very special friends~ thank you from the bottom of my heart!
I do have a couple of cards to post tonight. The first is a thank you to my sweet hubby for my CUTTLEBUG! You'll notice I used my new toy for the first time on this card!
I stamped these 'Happy', smoochin' House Mice in black archival ink and colored them with ink pads and a water pen, and of course added Stickles for sparkle. This is also the sketch from Jen's Sketch For You To Try Saturday.

For the next card I used the sketch from PCP, and the colors are from Wednesday's Color Throwdown. Recipes are coming up!
Thanks so much for stopping by, I'm going to hit the hay and sleep in tomorrow~ the first day of vacation! Don't forget to keep smiling a lot!! :):)
Hugs and Smiles!

'Happy' Recipe:
Stamps: house mouse, it's all good (SU)
Paper: white, choc, chip, tangerine tango, kiwi kiss
Ink: black archival, tangerine tango, close to cocoa, choc. chip, mellow moss, always artichoke
Extras: Circle and scallop punches, white gel pen, cuttlebug, primas flowers, button half pearl stickers, Stickles

'I Love You' Recipe:
Stamps: whiff of joy, PSX
Paper: white, choc. chip, pink pirouette, riding hood red, bella rose dp
Ink: black archival, versa mark, riding hood red, barely banana, close to cocoa, choc. chip
Extras: Stickles, water pen, buttons, ribbon, white gel pen, paper piercer, Stickles, white ep, cuttlebug, half pearl stickers


Lauri said...

OOhhh!! Lucky you!!!!!! A cuttlebug!!! have so much fun with that!!!! and enjoy your vacation!!

Love the card to your hubby! I like the way you layered the embossed paper!!!

Have a great day today!

JAR said...

Darling cards! Your CB looks awesome and Happy belated Birthday!!!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Mellette Berezoski said...

Happy belated birthday, Denise! And I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!Those cards are adorable! Awesome job!

Cindy Haffner said...

Lucky you! I love your cards soooo pretty.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, Denise!! What beautiful cards you made with your new toy!! I adore the "happy" card!! The image is just too sweet and I love the layout with the circles. Both are great! You will have to let me know what you think of this little wonder machine.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family!
smiles, Deena