Friday, October 9, 2015

A Birthday Card and Some Other Stuff

Hello friends! It has been quite a while since I've posted anything but I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. Things in my little corner of the world have been quite hectic. My dad gave us a really good scare and had to undergo brain surgery but is on his way to a full recovery with no permanent damage. Thank God!

In addition to that, it looked like the "Valley Fire" was coming straight for us. Luckily for us the wind shifted and blew it right around us. However, many others were not so lucky at all. It completely devastated 3 whole towns and burned over 76,000 acres. So many people lost their homes, farms, animals and even a few loved ones. The main evacuation center is in our area and it is so sad to see all the displaced people and pets. If anyone has ever needed prayers, these people sure do.

On a lighter note, I have a fairly quick birthday card to share with you today. Well, it would have been quick if I didn't fuss with it and add a bunch of extra details. It's a problem I have and I should probably seek professional help, lol. I made this card for a friend's birthday with the new "Artistry" cartridge, which I am loving.  

CRICUTExpression 2
CARTRIDGE:  "Artistry"
PAPERCTMH; American Crafts
OTHERCTMH Liquid Glass; Smooch Pearlized Top Coat; WRMK sequins



DL.ART -  October Linky Challenge; anything goes
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #204; anything goes
Craft Your Passion -  Challenge #282; anything goes
Crafting By Designs -  October monthly challenge; anything goes
My Sheri Crafts -  Challenge #167; "Pink & Pretty"


Thank you so much for visiting me! Have an awesome day!


  1. Cute birthday card. Glad everything is going better where you are.

  2. I am keeping all the peeps in prayers. I'm glad your dad is doing better, that sounds like a real frightful thing to go through
    This is so sweet. this would make anyone happy on their birthday, such a pretty card. I love the glittery pink paper.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes OCTOBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  3. You have been through a lot. Those fires are devasting. i have been praying for the displaced families and animals, and for rain. I love your card the sentiment looks great against the leaning candles. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes October Linky Challenge

  4. so sorry you had to endure all that hard ship. glad things are looking brighter. Your card will bring a smile to your friend it so pretty.

  5. What a pretty card.Just love the paper,sparkle and sequins.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  6. Pretty card! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!
    Glenda's Cards