Friday, January 22, 2016

Friday Flashback: It's Your Birthday

Happy Friday, y'all!  We are currently prepping for Snowmageddon, which is slated to start this afternoon.  But in the meantime, I have a Friday Flashback for you!  Today's stamp set is It's Your Birthday, and who doesn't need a great set of birthday greetings?  In fact, I'd used this set so much that I only picked about half of what I had in my archives to share otherwise we'd still be doing this flashback *next* Friday.  So let's giddyup!

Also features Bronc Buster, Paisley
First is a birthday card I made for my brother a few years ago.

Also features Floral, Roses in Winter
And here's one for my mother's great aunt...

Also features Baroque Motifs, Embrace Life
Honestly I don't know who I sent this to, it's a rare square card.

Also features Bloomin' Beautiful
This "someone like you should be celebrated every day" stamp is done in the same font as the "happy birthday" above so you could use them together.  Or just use this one for a card and it doesn't have to be birthday-specific.

Also features Dream Gardens
 I do love my Oriental stamps :)

Also features Pun Fun
Here's a cute little one I did for my mom, who loves hippos.

Also features Mixed Bouquet
I made this one for one of my favorite people in the world, who has sadly passed away.  Miss you, Neelu!

Also features Petal Prints
Let's be honest, this is one of my favorite cards.

Also features Wing It, Flannel Plaid
And one more kinda masculine card to round out the group.  Are you ready for today's new creation?  Here it is:

My friend Tiana (who doesn't read this blog, so I'm not giving away any birthday secrets) came out to visit at the beginning of the month and mentioned when we were out shopping that she wanted some super-soft comfy pajama pants.  And since her birthday is next week, I found her some ridiculously cute ones at Kohl's, they're black and have foxes on them and look kinda like this card :D  The jammies are more of a raspberry color than coral, but I only have Calypso Coral embossing powder so I went with that.  I loved these so much I ordered some for myself, and I also got her a set of Star Wars jammies because awesome.  The Star Wars ones have purple in them so this card kinda matches both.

Anyway, I used a sketch from the Retro Rubber challenge site, my very first time to play along over there!

If I got both It's Your Birthday and Fox & Friends when they first came out, then I've had It's Your Birthday for TEN years and Fox & Friends for 6.  And I still love them both :)

Ok, I'd better get moving before Snowmageddon starts.  Cheers, peeps!

Supplies, last card only:
Stamps:  It's Your Birthday, Fox & Friends
Ink:  Basic Black, Versamark
Paper:  Basic Black, Lavender Lace, Lucky Limeade & Calypso Coral DSP
Accessories:  Circles Framelits, retired heart punch, Calypso Coral EP, Dimensionals


CCsMom said...

Didja take the doglets out already? Wonder when the snow reaches you. I saw this morning on the news how it was headed up that way. Sure hope they let Lee go by lunchtime.

Great cards, BTW, Kik!

Christine Traversa said...

Love the story behind this card! The fox is so cute and I love how you matched the card to the gift, so clever! Thanks so much for doing the challenge!

Katy McGloin said...

Well judging from your Flashback Friday cards, I hope you will continue to play along with us. I recognized many of the stamp images. I also have Miss Foxy and still have not inked her up yet. So you have enabled me to find and use this sweetie. Love your stamping style. This card has a fun colorful palette that your friend is going to LOVE. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber this week. Hope to see you often in our gallery!!

Jane Knudsen said...

I am so glad you played along with us today! What a cute card and perfectly matched to the gift! Thank you for telling us the age of the stamps! And these colors are great together! Beautiful job! Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber! Be sure to play along again!

Debbie Mageed said...

How do I know that your friend will LOVE her card? Because I do! What a wonderful gift - even before she opens up her presents! Your card has such beautiful colors. Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber and hope to see you again soon!

Maria A. said...

Beautiful parade of cards, love the one with the Fox, the embossing powder you used looks great on her, your friend surely will love both, the card and her jammies, what a great find!!!
Thank you so much for sharing your sweet card at the Retro Rubber Challenge blog, I hope you play along again!!
Maria Rodriguez.