Tuesday, July 21, 2009

MY Birthday Cards!

I thought today I would showcase some of the "handmade" cards I received for my birthday yesterday! It was a significant one, and my friends and family didn't let it pass by un-noticed. I walked into my office building with signs posted on each floor by the elevator (thanks Deb) and from the end of the hallway I could see the black streamers and balloons taped to the doorway. Even my cube was encircled by 20 perching buzzards and more black streamers and balloons (thanks Joan)!!

This card was created by my DH. He says the double stamped image was done on purpose to give the look of movement! And the stamped-off flowers were to give "the illusion" of different shades of color :0) He wrote the sweetest poem inside and I'd share it, but he might get a tad embarrassed :0)
This card was made by my 10 year old son. I like the way he put things in perspective. He stated the truth, but then made me feel good about it :0)

This is what my 12 year old son created. Notice how it is not just to me, but to ALL 40 year old moms :0). I like this one because he didn't define an age to my prettiness :0)

Here's the one from my 5 year old son. I was really surprised when I saw this one at first; multiple stamps, multiple colors . . . then I realized that Dad must have grabbed this from out of my scraps and the little one just "embelished" it. I'm pretty sure that big circle is a balloon and the drawings underneath are lips giving me a kiss :0)

I was surprised to receive this card in the mail from my SU! upline, Charlotte. She is just so sweet and always remembers me (thanks Charlotte!).

And finally a card from my good friend Joan. I love everything about it! The embossed background, the faux stitching, and the "frosting" on the cake!! I included a close-up so that you could see how real it looks!! And the best part about this card . . . it came with a Scor-Pal !! Oooh how lucky am I !!! I can't wait to play with that one :0)

Thanks for letting me share a little part of my birthday with you. I was dreading the impending doom of turning 40, but my family friends sure did make it fun!!
Wishing you a day filled with surprises!!


  1. Randee, I'm lovin' all those hand-made cards, esp. the ones from your family...nothing beats your child's artwork, huh?! And don't worry...I hit the big 4-5 back on the 14th of July, so you WILL get through this big year! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And thanks for continuing to support my blog!

  2. Happy 40th birthday you old goat! Just kidding. 40 is the new 30 you know. That means I'm still in my 20's! You will love the Scor Pal!

  3. What fabulous cards!

    Happy belated birthday! I hope your day was fantastic!

    (-: Heidi


    I am turning 30 on the 30th... I hope the people at my office don't do anything.