Today was my birthday - Happy Birthday to Me!! I had my hair cut, I bought two pair of shoes, 8 gently used books to read and, with Kent's help, cleaned up the house and deck to have my family over tomorrow for lunch to help me celebrate! I also had quite a few " Happy Birthday" shout outs on facebook - that was SO fun and made me feel all warm and fuzzy knowing my friends 'out there' were thinking of me today!
I also got to stamp today - I wanted to make an anniversary card for our dear friends, Anne and Jay, whose anniversary is Tuesday. Anne loves red - so my color was a given!
This lovely sentiment is from Happy Trails from PTI. I embossed the little die cut heart with Wendy Vecchi Red Geranium Embossing Powder and layered it to a banner of chevron patterned paper. I just cut a strip of the paper and then punched the ends on the corner of a square punch. All the edges are sponged with Distress Tea Dye Ink. I sanded the red Kraft Core Coredinations paper so some of the kraft showed through.
I'm linking my card to the following challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches - which was my design inspiration.
Virginia's View Challenge - Geometric Patterns (on my banner)
We're having a long weekend here in the US - Labor Day is Monday - and the weather is like summer but with cool evenings reminding us Fall is just around the corner!Stamps: Happy Trails - PTI
Paper: Kraft - PTI, Core-dinations Kraft core/Tim Holtz, DP from stash, matboard for heart - Sizzix.
Ink: Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch, Ranger Distress Tea Dye, True Black - PTI
Accessories: foam dots, square punch, Wendy Vecchi Red Geranium Embossing Powder, Heart die - Movers and Shapers Tiny Shapes - Sizzix/Tim Holtz.