Friday, September 20, 2013

Party On.

Although my birthday was this past Monday, our daughter is have a homemade pizza/cheesecake party for me, and for her daughter who will be home from college for the weekend, tonight. Jessica's birthday is this coming Tuesday. She's a sophomore, and her sister Melissa is a freshman at UW.  It will be a quick party, as the girls are going to their alma mater's football game with their youngest sister. These three girls have an older brother, Christopher, but he will be working tonight. Then it will be home and the last of the boys of summer...baseball season is coming to an end.

I actually did make a card today. Playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. For this challenge, they are asking us to use products which can be found at the SSS store. No problemo! In fact, I've got a few things that qualify: First a designer paper from a Studio Calico 6x6 paper pad, as well as an SC little wood veneer bicycle, and a Mama Elephant stamp from their Up and Away set. This came together fairly easily.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

And this is my card:


I just like it. It's 'uplifting'. Sorry. My bad.... Once again for the deets: MME balloon bunch, colored with Copics and Sharpies and inked in StazOn. An SC bicycle and cloud paper. Bazzill white cardstock for the main panel and base. The little flag is the border from the SC paper and I used Newton's Nook sentiment with SU black ink. That's it...at least I'm pretty sure it is....So go now and do an extravagant happy dance because it's Friday. Party on.

15 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

It is true, Bevie, it IS an uplifting card, and a beautifully executed card, and a totally fun and genius card! Love that cloud BP! Have a terrific time at the party tonight!! Hugs, Darnell

mypapercraftworld said...

Up, up and away, Bev ... fabulous, fun card with all those yummy balloons and that cute little bike! Have a fantastic party, my friend! Anita :)

Bobby said...

This conjures up pictures of that guy who is trying to cross the Atlantic in a chair tied to balloons. Your card is bright and cheerful and I love the shine on the balloons.

Tracey McNeely said...

Love this Bev, the veneer bicycle is fantastic being carried away by the mass of balloons! Sounds like your house is going to be hopping this weekend my friend! Have fun!

Kim Heggins said...

very uplifting Bev...and that bicycle is fabulous being pulled up by those festive balloons. Love it! Enjoy your pizza/cheesecake party too, sounds like some very yummy fun.

lostinpaper said...

Absolutely fantastic, your card makes me smile. Love those happy bright colours and the fab bicycle, who woulda thought!

Kylie said...

lol It *is* uplifting - and it had to be said! All your cards and posts are uplifting too. I love the happy colours of the balloon and the idea of the floating bicycle. The cloud paper is gorgeous too. Hope you enjoyed your little party. :) Hope you have a very happy day today too!

cm said...

Applauding the uplifting card! It's absolutely delightful, and I know a LOT of cyclists who would be thrilled if a bouquet of balloons would magically appear to take them to the finish line! Fabulously, wonderful, cheerful card!! Hope your party was excellent; homemade pizza and cake, along with excellent companionship seems a most winning combination for a celebration! Any baby news, yet??? Fingers crossed...
c

Marybeth said...

Love this fun and uplifting card Bev! Sounds like fun! love football and pizza.. So you have 3 and one boy like me?
Is your son the oldest? My son came 9 years after the youngest girl. Hope you had a nice birthday!

Geri said...

Hey, how did this I miss this totally 'uplifting' card...how could you not say that???

Awesome highlights on the balloons - fabulous color selection too!

But that bike...oh yeah, it steals the show (the could paper is a really close second!)

Homemade pizza and cheesecake...my tummy growled the second I read that! Yummy,right?

debby4000 said...

Wonderful cute card and such a brilliant idea.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

luv
Debby

mypapercraftworld said...

Ooh, ooh, ooh ... congratulations my friend on winning at SSS Wednesday ... it doesn't quite compare with your other joyful events this week, but it's wonderful just the same! Anita :)

Janeen said...

Congrats on your fun win Bev. Have fun shopping!

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Bev and congratulations on winning the Simon Says Challenge !! :-) You have had some lovely news this week !
Congratulations on your new Grandaughter, aww am sure she is adorable and we will be looking forward to seeing a piccy :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Kim S said...

I hope you had a wonderful homemade pizza/cheescake party!!

I love your festive card - how perfect! That's my favorite bouquet of balloons and I love their bright colors against that rich blue sky. And the bicycle - so fun!!