Friday, October 15, 2010

Birthday Cards

Many of you might notice that I am posting this around, oh,  4:30 in the morning! That's because Jamie's new job at Lowes requires him to get there by 4. Also, many who may read this know that I am an avid sleeper. There are two things that I love more than sleep, and that would be my family (especially Jamie) and food. But since Jamie gets up at 3:15 every Mon, Wed, and Fri I have reluctantly followed suit. Needless to say, I woke up before his alarm around 3 this morning and haven't been able to quite go to sleep.  : ]  

So here comes the real part of my blog. Now since it's only the 15th my little sister CANNOT READ ANY MORE OF THIS BLOG! Atleast she can't read any more until she gets her birthday card in the mail. That is also applicable to my Mom. So if you're reading you must stop, Mom!

Now that I have that discloser out of the way, every one else can google at my new cards that I made last night! I think that they are so cute! Before I show you them I need to inform those of you who don't know that my little sister turns 7 on the 18th of this month and my Mom turned ...... well she had her birthday on the 5th of this month! So, obviously I'm late on my mom's but I figured since I can't be late on my sister's I would send them both a card at once. hehehe.
" O the cleverness of me!" --Peter Pan

 So with out further ado, here is my Mom's birthday card. I tried to pick some papers that woudn't be too busy but yet would be something feminine that my mom would like.
I'd also just like to point out that her card is simple, but nice. Which is really how I think of my mom. It doesn't take a lot to make her happy and she is one of the nicest people that I know. I just wanted to give her something that she would like for a while.
And of course it's not Hallmark or anything close, so I had to put a little something on the back. Not that anyone really big is ever going to see it, but making cards is my thing and I like people to know it. :]
 One of the things that I'd like to point out while I've got it here is the detailing of the paper edge when they change papers. You can see it really good on the first picture up there right above "Mom" I even highlighted it. Not that it's anything super cute but I got a new rotery cutter from the discount aisle in Wal-mart. I also got my new mat there too! I love them and I thought this was the perfect project to try them out on!

Now on to Ximinie's Birthday Card!
(for those of you who don't know how to say that it's pronounced Zim-AN-EE)

Now my sister is actually turning 7 and so she is still very much in the mode of pinks and princesses. So for her card I decided to jazz it up a bit. Nothing really fancy because a) it will probably be hanging on her door and b) I just don't have a lot.

I wanted her to very much feel like this was her very special day as a princess, because it is! But I definitely wanted her to feel that way. Just because she's 7 doesn't mean that she isn't as vulnerable as the next 14-year-old. So on her card I decided to dress it up with lots of pink and still make her feel like a big girl and put something a little more formal too.

 And if you'll look at the side of the card (I blew it up so that you could see it better) I put lots of extra little notes because she adores me ; ] Not that I'm hepped up on myself or anything but I know that she really does like me. I'm the closest one to her age out of the 5 of us and so she got to spend much more time with me than pretty much any of the others. Now that I'm married I know that she misses me just as much as my parents do, if not more ; ]  In any case, I jazzed it up with some doodles of my own! lol. You'd think that an Art Major might actually be better at doodle-ing. And then to top it all off I closed with the lovely script on the back that says I made it especially for her. And honestly I did. I hope that everyone that has a birthday coming up has a wonderful time on their special day! And for those who just had a birthday, I hope that you paraded around feeling like you were the best thing to grace this planet. In fact, we truely are, in our own individual ways, some of the best people to grace this planet! Have a awesome day!

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