I never seem to have enough Birthday cards. I am making an effort this year to fill up my Birthday card box. It would be nice to have lots of extras on hand for a change, and see that little box bursting at the seams!
This is a very quick and easy card that I made from scraps I found, when I packed up my craft room for the move. The scalloped mat is a prestamped image. I merely added a 3D butterfly from my stash (Ka& Co I think), onto some of the faux stitching. The rhinestone bicycle was another of my Michaels 25 cent bargains. I love when they have a clear out of their $1.50 bins. You can always find such fun items. I found several rhinestone images that day so keep your eyes peeled as they will eventually show up here on this blog. lol
The sentiment is a rubon from my stash. I am trying to use up my rubons as I am always afraid they will dry out. Some of mine are 6 to 8 years old! Now those are VOS items! This one in particular is my snippet. Now I know some may think that I am stretching the definition of a snippet here. But there were only 3 left on the original sheet, and I do snip them off the sheet before I place them. I find it is easier to position them that way.
The background card base is turquoise but sadly looks pale blue in this photo...sorry about that!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets,
Update on the move...
Moving day went really well. The movers showed up right on time at 9am with 2 five ton trucks and 5 movers who worked so hard all day. The last items were carried into our new house around 6 pm and we were in! A sea of boxes, but we were in. Unpacked most of Saturday here, and then returned to the old house on Sunday to clean. My daughters came to help and we were done in about 3 hours...we breathed a huge sigh of relief.
DH and my son-in-law were kept busy packing up the things the movers had left behind. The movers did not take liquids nor anything wet. That meant all the patio furniture, garden accessories and outdoor tools had to be moved by us, as it poured rain on moving day and all those items were dripping wet. The fridge and freezer items and laundry room supplies were also waiting to be moved as they were classified "wet items". DH was looking pretty exhausted by the end of that day. He was sweeping out the garage at the end and looked as if he would fall over if the broom had not held him up!
Those last items filled two pickup trucks! They took them over to the new house and then loaded both trucks again with all the broken down boxes we had unpacked the day before. One final trip to the dump and we were done! Yay!!!
So, 5 days after moving in we were unpacked and settled, with the exception of hanging the pictures. We are having painters in to paint the whole interior, so I will leave the pictures boxes aside, till that is done.
There is one other exception...Oh yes...you guessed it! The craft room has the furniture in place, but not much has been unpacked in that room. I started unpacking in there on the weekend but there were over 70 boxes, so it will take me awhile. Of course the boxes are blocking some of the furniture in there, so it is hard to put things away. Just a game of moving the boxes around over and over, as you work.
There is the additional complication of needing builders in to install a doorway to separate my room from the guest suite. The builder can not do the work till March. We have a friend staying in the guest suite at the moment. He goes home each weekend and has kindly told me to feel free to unpack my room while he is away each weekend. So that little builder delay slows things down immensely!
I think I have about 30 boxes still to unpack in there but we need to buy another bookcase or cupboard, as I have filled my available storage units. How I miss my old pantry cupboards in the old room! We are off into the city tomorrow for another specialist appointment, so perhaps may find time to look at bookcases, etc. There is an Ikea sort of on the way home! Oh joy!!!