Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Life's Simple Pleasures

Did you see this post on the A Muse news blog? One of my cards is featured there. The oldie but goodie highlighted for the week is the Swimmer stamp. For this card I kept things simple: I used a Cabana Blue notecard for the base, used the waves stamp upside down as the birds flying in the sky, the stick portion of the pinwheel stamp as the diving board (got that idea from Scoopy), and one of the best A Muse sentiments EVER...Life's simple pleasures. I also added some glitter along the edge of the 'water' to make it sparkle.

We'll actually be making this card in my class at Stampin-In-The-Rain at the end of the month. This class will celebrate Wonderful Women and will be full of cards showing women outdoors. Great cards to send to a friend for no reason at all than to bring a smile to their face. Class info is in the sidebar to the right. Be sure to contact the store to sign up for the class!
Tomorrow is my big 4-o! My son and I are trying to decide where we want to eat lunch and dinner. My oldest son is actually gone for the weekend so it's all about us cuz my DH will let us pick wherever we want! Lucky for me, my son loves Japanese food as much as I do. He's already talking Blue C sushi.... I'll be at the Taste of Edmonds beer garden tomorrow night. I've hesitated on going because it's such a class reunion but most of my friends will be out of town and I need somewhere to go. I've got a friend going with me, my sister will be there, and one of my best friends from high school. Anyone else is just gravy.


melissa said...

Happy belated birthday Novell---hope you had a great day! :) *love the card too.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Hope you had a great day!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Novell!

Monica said...

Happy Birthday... I love your card!

Rhonda said...

Novell, this card completely takes me away into my own little world!! I can totally picture my self diving into a lake and feeling so free!! I saw it on the A Muse blog and was instantly drawn to it!! I just bought the swimmer not too long ago and haven't inked her up yet!! I'm gonna make myself a copy of this card just to have on hand to look at and take me away!! TFS!!