Sunday, July 8, 2012

Birthdays, birthdays, and more birthdays!

Seems like I'm making more birthday cards this summer. I'm not quite sure why that is, given that I've known all of these people for ages and it's not like their birthday dates have changed! I think it just seems that way because I haven't had as much time to create (or energy/mojo, for that matter). So, then it hits the last minute and I'm like, "crap! I forgot! I have to make a card for.." Tomorrow is both my Aunt Connie and my brother-in-law's birthdays. This time, I made their cards and forgot to mail them. I can't win.

The first card is for my brother-in-law, who likes funny cards. He makes it a point every year to get me a card that makes me laugh and loves when I make him a funny card. He's one of those people that gets upset if I don't make his card and brags about my cards to people. With someone who likes and appreciates your creations so much, how could you not make him a card each birthday, right? Anyway, the inside sentiment says, "You're only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime." This card is for the following challenges: Mo's Digi Pencil Too (DP2): anything goes with a Mo image and Papertake Weekly: Anything goes


And this one is for my Aunt Connie. She had an encounter with a moose on a trip once, so moose images are always a hit with her. I used liquid applique on the cupcake icing and colored the image with copics. Papers are Echo Park. The ribbon for the bow came from a lanyard I got at an event. This card is for the following challenges: Oozak: Bright colors and Paperplay challenges: birthday!
As always, thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you are having a wonderful summer!


8 comments:

Pat said...

Hey there Miz Gina!! Don't worry about your mojo...based on these cards, your mojo is alive and well, sugar!! Both of these cards are just adorable! Such pretty coloring and designwork!! And your brother-in-law is going to LOVE his card! It's hilarious! I'm so glad you've joined us at Mo's this week!! Hugs. Pat Frank

Carla S. said...

Both cards are so cute, Gina! Great images and designs! I'm sure they will both love them!

Trina said...

These are really cute! I really like the sentiment in the first... I'm sure they'll be happy whenever you get around these cards!

Guylou Beland said...

They will love them!!! You always have such nice designs and papers! I really like the lil moose one. I encounter a moose once too; something i will never forget!!! Well done on both cards!
Cheers!
G

Kim Kelley said...

Both are wonderful Miss Gina! So glad I am not the only one that forgets! I love the little terrible two guy! I have had him for awhile and never put him on a card...great idea for a b-day! HUGS

Dorcas said...

Hi Gina! What a cute set of cards!! So much fun. :) I'm glad you could play along with us at Mo's this week.
HUgs,
Dorcas

Mary said...

Love your moose card, the tiny banner and all the rest of the little touches. Thanks for entering the Oozak challenge. Hope you win!

Starla B. said...

Oh, Miss Gina...these are both just too cute!! I love that sentiment for the first card...it was made for my uncle. The picture even looks like my uncle as a kid. LOL It's awesome that your BIL is so appreciative of your work (well deserved), and I know he will just LOVE this card! The moose card is toooo cute! I love the little bunting you have in the upper corner. =D Thank you for stopping by my blog and your super sweet comment. I really think you should give this fold a chance...it looks complicated but it's pretty darn easy! You know you wanna.... LOL =D Talk to you soon, sweetie!

xx Star