My bird came home to the nest for the weekend for her birthday. It's been lots of fun so far. We've been shopping for groceries for her to take back with her, and we all went out for dinner at Famous Dave's. Money is tight right now with all the tuition costs, so her birthday present wasn't as large as it might have been in previous years, but she understands.
But I had to make a really posh card, didn't I, to make up for it? And once I got started, my attention was drawn by some dies I had bought last year and not touched at all but were absolutely perfect for this card. And then there was that embossing folder that didn't make the catalog from the last spring catalog. All in all, a mashup, but a totally successful one! Lookie:
Ingredients: Stamps - For the Birds, Designer Type, Bombs Away Birthday, Music Notes Wheel; Paper - Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Gumball Green, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White; Ink - Basic Black, Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana; Dies: Stampin' Up! Deco Label Framelits, Taylored Expressions Cloud Duo dies, Poppystamps Gentle Leaf, Poppystamps Grassland Border, Poppystamps Meadow Leaf, Poppystamps Picket Fence; Other - Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain, Clear EP, Brights Candy Dots, Dimensionals, Pool Party baker's twine.
GOJUS!!! (YILM!) The little "UOU" underneath the exclamation points is an emoticon face Laurel often uses when texting me or sending me IMs, so I had to include it. Here's the inside:
I bought this Stampin' Up! clear polymer set, Bombs Away Birthday, back when it first came out just for this sentiment since we always say "No singing" when we do birthdays at restaurants, but then the Boston bombings happened, and the premise of the set seemed a little...not funny, not for a long time anyway; however, when it came to this card, I knew I had to use this sentiment!
The funny thing was that they DID sing to her at Famous Dave's, even though we told them a couple times not to do it. The last time, the waiter said, "What if I do it anyway?" to Laurel, who looked confused and laughed, and so they did it anyway. There were 4 other birthdays that same night while we were there, so you would have thought they would have appreciated the rest! But luckily, Laurel actually enjoyed it!
You can buy these set and most of the other things I used to make this card in my webstore.
Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set