Monday, June 4, 2012

A personalized birthday party invitation for my 50th Birthday Party.  This is to my husband, so he could receive it at the last minute (and I could make it at the last minute which happens).  I actually waited to work on this card for a specific reason, but it is now finished. You've seen the other invitations for this party that I created earlier in May.  Then we were off to celebrate the party at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington. Wow -- has the zoo changed a lot in the past decade since we were last there.  On the card, the bright spot between "You're" and "Invited" is a silver bling that did not photograph well.

As an added bonus, I am entering this in a blog challenge sponsored by Perfect Sentiments.

Our Belgium friends arrived a couple of days after the zoo party, and we spent two fun days together. They always bring us goodies from Belgium, including Belgium chocolates! YUM!!  This year, they also brought scrapbooking stuff from a store that has good sales over there.  Some of these items we cannot get here in the US, or not that I've seen.  I mean, fringed paper ribbon?!  Their dazzles are a little different than ours, but will still be fun to work with.  I will enjoy creating cards with these wonderful Belgium goodies!

One of my younger sisters is coming up for a visit with her two daughters (husband staying home to work).  They will be here for awhile, so once they return home and I get caught up on emails and such, I hope to get back into the craft room and start making more cards.  Younger sister Jan also made sure I received some scrapbooking stuff for my birthday, so I will be using those as well in my card making.  Those cards will show up here eventually.

I am not really a scrapbooker, but I will make a scrapbook of my birthday.  After all, you hit 50 only once!

Stay tuned as I hope to get back to the blog to write about two wonderful rubber stamp retailers I adore.

Till next time!


  1. Your personal birthday invitation is awesome. A birthday party at the zoo is a great way to celebrate your 50th.. Happy Birthday and thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

  2. great job sister dear and thanks for playing along with the perfect sentiment challenge. By the way your birthday party was a hit with not only the nephew but your sister as well.

  3. Awesome! I see talent must run in the family.