Friday, January 6, 2017

Happy Birthday!

Hi everybody! Surprise, I'm here again already! This year I will try to post more often than last. Too much time was passing between posts toward the end of the year, and I want to do better. You are important to me, and I certainly don't want to lose touch.

This Birthday card was quick and easy to create. The patterned paper, stamps & flower dies are from Stephanie Barnard's The Stamps of Life. I love her (fairly) new Birthday pack because it's full of fun, bright patterned paper. I enjoy the variety of colors on this particular paper. After die cutting the flowers, I added an enamel dot in the center for contrast.

Another goal I have for 2017 is to get back to entering more challenges. I really slacked off on this last year, so it's time I jumped back in and participated!

This card will be entered into ModSquad Challenge, which is asking us to post "Anything But Christmas" cards. I'm also entering this into Seize the Birthday Challenge, which says "Anything Goes" -- I can do that!

For some reason, I don't have a badge for Mod Squad, but you can click on the link for either one of the Challenges.

Before I go, I wanted to share a picture with you of my 2016 Christmas gift from my family. I was totally surprised to see this huge box arrive at my door and find it to be a Yamaha Grand Piano Keyboard! I played piano most of my life but had to sell my piano a few years ago. It really made me sad to see it go, and I haven't been able to play since. My family recognized this and brought music back into my life. I'm so thankful!

Happy New Year to you! Keep music in your heart and love in your soul. With that, you'll have a wondrous 2017!

Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate your comments and your visits very much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~


  1. Your card is just so cute. I love all the banners. And I'm with you, I'm going to try and enter more challenges and do more posting. I have become very lazy. Happy New Year to you too, and I hope to see you often here on your blog. XO~ Oh, and I love your keyboard - looks like you are having a wonderful time with it.

    1. And thanks for playing along with us over at the Mod Squad!!!

  2. What a beautiful and happy card, Sharon! You are right, I do love the pattern papers, and the flowers provide a wonderful addition! Lots of luck on making many more cards, and playing with your new piano! Hope you get to make lots of birthday cards too and join us more! Thank you so much for playing with us at Seize the Birthday!!
    - Ashwini xx

  3. Now this is a "Happy" Birthday card. Love the banners and those cute little flowers. Very well done my friend. I hope to see you posting more this year. Have fun with your new keyboard.

  4. Great card -- good for your family getting you the perfect gift! :)

  5. I'm afraid your beautiful card, which is so fun and festive, is overshadowed by that megawatt smile on your face, Sharon! I'm so happy that you are so happy! Huge applause to your thoughtful family!! Enjoy - I can see that you will!! Hugs, Darnell


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