Sunday, August 3, 2008

Birthday Countdown

I had a fabulous day today. My husband and I celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary this Wednesday and my 40th birthday is this coming Saturday so he bought me a new Nikon camera. I put it to good use today taking pictures of my kids, nieces and nephews, friends and good food. My friends RT and Joyce took me to see Mamma Mia and then to dinner at P.F. Chang's. Mmmm, good! And I loved Mamma Mia. It was so funny!

I didn't get a chance to participate in VMAA but I'm still going to make some cards from the challenges and get them posted this week, using my new camera, of course. I did, however, get my new Saltbox sets and got right to work on them. Then, I realized I used some items that I cannot show yet so I will have to wait a little while before I can show you some of the cards. Boo Hoo. Here's one I can share:

I found this fabulous patterned paper by Heidi Grace at Jo-Ann's the other day and knew it would be perfect for the sunflowers from the latest Saltbox release. I cut a 4" square out of it and mounted it to an A Muse Notecard. The rest just kind of came together from there. Can't wait to share more with you!

I also got a great picture of my sister-in-law, Lori's adorable Yorkie today. She brought 2 of her cute little dogs to my MIL's house today and the dogs were dressed up in little outfits. Lori has also been known to paint her dogs toenails pink. Lori didn't want to end up in the picture so she held the dog out for me to catch a picture of. Isn't she just the cutest little thing?!


Becky Rusher said...

I love your sunflowers, Novell! You couldn't have found a more perfect paper! Great card!

Elena said...

I love sunflowers, but didn't get any plated this year. I cannot wait to get my SBS stamps and do something fun!

Nicole said...

WOW I can see a complete difference in the photos! I love your card too. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary and Happy almost Birthday!

Your sunflower card is gorgeous!!! I love your coloring!

Congrats on the new camera ~ How COOL!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday! I love this card!! The colors are perfect! :)

Rhonda said...

Cute card!

OH my gosh!! My grandma always had Yorkie's growing up and would put cute little bows in her hair!! I love it!!! :D So stinkin cute!