Sunday, January 24, 2010

Birthday count

Hello everyone, I hope you had a great weekend, as did I. I've been busy these days planning a small milestone of mine... my 35th birthday. The one thing I haven't mentioned is that I share it with a twin sister. I find it very flattering that my friends and family look forward in celebrating it with us. I really dont know why really, maybe because my sister takes it a bit over board, where as I, bring her down from that and maybe the parties turn out  just right? It always becomes a chore for me to make sure things are just right, even though I'm usually the one opposed to the idea of a party. I'm always worried no one would show up?

Anyway enough of my neurosis, on with my creation. lol So in leu off "our" birthday, I wanted to make a birthday card with our month color ... Amethyst.

I really like this designer paper from SU!, Cottage Wall. It makes it easier to use corresponding colors because it has lots to work with. I used a basic white cardstock for the base the card, then SU! in color Rich Razzleberry for a dark base, followed by Orchid opulence and Old olive.

For the centerpiece of the card I used my spellbinder for the cirlce scallop edge, and for the two circle pieces I used the Circle scissor plus. The butterflies and the flowers stencils came with my purchase of the spellbinder, so I really wanted to add it to this piece. For the sentiment I used a double sided piece from last years SU! catalog called Birthdays count, part of their under $10 promotions where it contained the verse and the happy birthday at the bottom of the card.  Thanks again for visiting and I hope you like it. Tooddles.