Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year - Birthday Card

Happy New Year to you! I have not been great about blogging lately, but hopefully, a fresh year brings a fresh start. I will try to post more often.

Here are some things that are going on in my life: I am just about 6 months pregnant with a healthy baby girl (or boy, we don't know yet). I will be 33 on Monday. I had a great Christmas and New Year's at home with my family. My hubby got me a One Year Bible for Christmas, and we read the NT section as a family tonight. Hoping to continue that this year!

I finished a scrapbook album of my girl's trip to their Aunt's this summer, and just got the rest of the year's pictures developed so I can finish my year's scrapbook.

This year, I'd like to participate in as many of the card challenges that I can, but not stress out if I don't get to all of them. So here is my first one. I am participating in

Freshly Made Sketches
Color Throwdown
Simon Says Wednesday

The Simon Says challenge calls for something new. I gave birthday cards to all my family as Christmas presents, so I need NEW birthday cards. So this is a new one! I might send it to my sister-in-law, whose birthday is a week after mine.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Lagoon, Whisper, Slate
B&Ts: Sparkle & Shine
Stamps: Just a Number
Ink: Lagoon
Other: Teal Ribbon, Spellbinders embossing folder (not CTMH)


  1. Beautiful card, Sarah! May 2014 bring you all the things you and your family desire. Thanks for the inspiration!
    :) Marie

  2. Very pretty! I love where you placed the bow with this sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. A lovely card, Sarah, and you're smart to start stocking up on your birthday cards now! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  4. What a pretty card Sarah. Love the banner and the textured background. Great design. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

  5. Love this sketch and use of the colors! That embossed background is gorgeous!! Congrats "early" on the new little one! Thanks for joining us at CTD!!

  6. Sounds like a great start to the year! Lovely card with pretty colors! Glad to see you this time at FMS and hope to see you again soon!

  7. Beautiful card! Great use of the colors! Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Throwdown!

  8. What a pretty birthday card! Love the embossing and the mix of papers in your little banners. Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown!