Happy 70th Birthday!!

Remember when I mentioned that all I have been making lately are birthday cards?

Can you stand one more?

And then I’ll move on to something else.

I promise.

My card~


Grandpa Buzzy recently turned 70!! Woot woot.

And Hartly was quite determined that we would be making him an elephant card.

Nothing says Happy 70th like an elephant right?

A close-up~


I paired my birthday wishing elephants with the speech bubble die from My Favorite Things.

After completing my card Hartly was in charge of signing it for everyone.

Any guesses on how many names actually went on the card?

That girl!

I used~

WPlus9 Unforgettable and Bubble Talk Stamps & Dies, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Speech Bubble Edges, Mama Elephant Peek A Frame Creative Cuts, Photo Bomb Stamp Set, Copics, Thickers, Studio Calico Star Sequins

Not To Get Carried Away~

But you are kind of amazing.

Just sayin’.

Isn’t that just too cute?

And perfect for both a birthday card and Francine’s NSD 2015 Challenge: Show Your True Colors to make a project using the colors purple and teal.

I decided to break out my new Akashiya Sai Watercolor Brush Pens and give them a try.

Ella in process

Let me just start by saying these cute little Wplus9 elephants are my second attempt, since my first ended up in the trash can.

It seems I’m a bit impatient when it comes to letting paint dry.

I highly recommend watching Kristina Werner’s video here to learn the best way to use these pens.

My card~


There’s no shame in saying I think I watched her video more than once. He he.

A close-up~

Ella Close

But, it paid off.

I think I’m liking these Brush Pens a tad bit more than the Spectrum Aqua Pens.

For now.

Just sayin’.

Make sure you drop by Francine’s blog for a chance to win a FABULOUS prize!!

I used~

Wplus9 Unforgettable Stamp & Die Sets, Akashiya Sai Water Color Brush Pens, Watercolor Paper, Kraft Paper

You Are Absolutely Unforgettable~

I’m not sure if I’m referring to this past week filled with a crazy schedule of doctors appointments, meetings and a nasty cold or my Valentines.

Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I’ll choose my Valentines.

And there’s nothing like waiting till the last minute to make them a tiny token of my love and affection.

My Valentines~


I’ll be totally honest with you and tell you I had these grand plans to use my Cricut Explore last night.

However, my computer had other plans.

Plans that involved taking forty-five minutes to simply turn off.

Luckily I had these adorable WPlus9 elephant stamps and dies sitting on my desk, so it was my Teresa Collins Cut ‘N Boss to the rescue. Yay!

This also means I used my new purchase making it okay with a little Stashing Thru The Snow group I’m part of.

A few close-ups~

Unforgettable Close 1

Unforgettable Close 2

Plus, I used an older Recollection collection that I’ve had for at least a year.

If you haven’t checked out WPlus9, you’re missing out.

Not only are their stamps really cute, but I love how they package the dies with a magnetic strip to help keep them in place.

Now it’s time to get those cards in the mini mailboxes.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I used~

Recollections Valentine Collection including 6×6 Paper Pad, Enamel Dots, Buttons and Brads
WPlus9 Unforgettable and Bubble Talk Stamp & Die Sets
Kraft Paper, Teresa Collins Cut & Boss