Thursday, March 27, 2008

Birthday Card & Birthday Goodies

I have some birthday goodies to show you, but first off, I'm going to show you a card that I made for my brother.


I struggle with masculine cards, but I think this one turned out OK. I used Basic Grey papers, and some My Mind's Eye rub ons. I always like to emphasize the fact that my brother is two years old than me, so having his age on the front was mandatory! After adhering the "44" rub ons to the ticket punched red cardstock, I distressed the cardstock a little with Tim Holtz corduroy ink. The "Happy Birthday" is a Stampin' Up stamp. I used some brads, and then I smashed them with my Tim Holtz texture hammer. The "stitching" is also MME rub ons. I guess it's not overly masculine, but I still like the way it turned out.


Here are my birthday goodies. My girls picked out TWO sets of the most adorable dog stamps. I love them both. Wow, my Princess pages are going to be styling! I also LOVED the movie Enchanted, so I was happy to receive it on DVD! I can't wait to watch it again!


I helped out with this gift a little!! I found this at Target on clearance for $3.98. It was originally $15. How could I pass that up? It was the only one there, or else I probably would have bought two more for my girls!! I've always wanted one of these craft totes! I love it! I bought it, and then gave it to my husband to give to me. I can't wait to fill up all of those pockets!


I have mentioned numerous times to my girls that I love the French Twist papers, and I didn't have any of them. So, they picked some out for me, and they got me coordinating cardstock to go with them. My girls are seriously the best shoppers ever! I will have a very hard time cutting into these papers! They're GORGEOUS!

I still won't be blog hopping too much until next week. My girls and I are off to Hobby Lobby today to take a look around, and then we need to do something FUN! It is spring break after all, even though the weather isn't cooperating! Have a great day, and thank for stopping by!

20 comments :

Ana Baird said...

Great card and birthday goodies!

Andrea, said...

Fab goodies, love your card and those dog stamps are gorgeous, looking forward to seeing a card made with those

Liz :) said...

OOhhhhh, love your goodies. You're so lucky! I did my hobby lobby shopping yesterday too and I came out with way more than what I was looking for but oh well, they had all the paper half off and all the goodies on sale too!

Liz :) said...

Haha, I just saw the comments you left me, we wrote eachother the same Hobby Lobby info! haha, great minds think alike. I had even printed their 25% off coupon at work then I forgot it here, so I couldn't use it! Darn.

Alexandra said...

Lots of fun goodies and what a FABULOUS deal you found at Target - I would have bought it too, and I already have one - LOL! Your new paper is yummy and the stamps are adorable, your girls are great little shoppers! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

scrapnnMO said...

Gorgeous card for you brother! Love the yummy goodies your got for your B-day!

Sharon Caudle said...

Well crud! I haven't blogged in a couple days so I missed your birthday! Happy Belated Carol!! Masculine cards are almost impossible for me. I think you did a FABULOUS job!!! Have fun with all your birthday goodies!!! :)

Cassie said...

Well, happy birthday!!
I was wondering if you would share the manufacturers of those puppy themed sets. I am always looking for cute dog sets!

Patsy Jackson said...

Great card Carol - I love the emphasized 44 lol!!

Love that craft tote too - it's just fab for your desk!

Hope you are having a lovely time with your girls xx

Fe-Fe said...

Love your masculine card. I always struggle with those too. Love the numbers you've used.

Didn't you get some lovely presents. Lucky you. Can't wait to see what you make with all your lovely goodies.

Enjoy your week with your girls. Ours get two weeks off over Easter so we still have another week to go. Hoping the weather is going to cheer up so we can go on some days out next week. Luckily my mum is still here so the kids are enjoying their time with Grandma whether we stay in or go out but she goes home tomorrow.

Have a great spring break.
Fe x

wendy said...

YUMMY Stuff :). The bag is so cute and what a great deal on it...I love getting deals!

Very cute stamps and I hear that moviue is fabulous!!

Lisa said...

The card is great, I love those rub ons. What a deal you got at Target!

~Michelle~ said...

fun bunch of birthday goodies!
love that lucuious paper!!
Enjoy!!!

Judy said...

The craft tote is great. My daughter got me one at Target on clearance also. It's going to be great to tote my stuff in.

Glee said...

Well now, I just had the best time seeing all your goodies! I agree, your girls are fabulous shoppers! The card for your brother is outstanding....love the "44!" HA!
Enjoy that tote....fantastic!

~KRISTY~ said...

*I WOULD BE RUBBING IT IN AS WELL TO YOUR OLDER BROTHER,CAROL!
*THE GIRLS PICKED OUT SOME AWESOME STAMPS FOR YOUR B'DAY.
*I LAUGHED WHEN YOU USED THE TIM HOLTZ TEXTURE HAMMER ON THE BRADS,I JUST GRAB THE NORMAL HAMMER OUT OF MY TOOL BOX & SMASH AWAY...IS THAT WRONG? LMAO
*LOVE THE CARD.

Deborah said...

Great card for your brother! You have trained your girls well! Have fun! Hugs to Princess! Deb

Lauren said...

What a boatload of awesome goodies!

Flossie's Follies said...

What fantastic goodies, happy birthday to you.

Mel M. M. M. said...

Fun birthday shopping. That's so great that you can shop & stamp with your girls! Enjoy, :0) Mel