Thursday, September 15, 2011

365 Cards–Day 198 and 199


I used my birthday as an excuse to spend some quality creating time today.  My sweet Mr purchased the Designer Edition of software for my Silhouette SD!  So though I only tried it out briefly (want to spend a whole day exploring this after my folks have returned home – giving them quality time while here)  Here are the last two cards, so this should catch me up until tomorrow. 

365 Cards

Day 198 – Standout Sentiment


“Make your sentiment stand out - whether it's large or small, make it the focal point of the card.”

So I chose to do this:


I could not resist – don’t know who this card is destined for but it will be fun to see!  The paper was perfect for the sentiment. 

Paper: Graphic 45 unique paper crafting.  Domestic Goddess Collection Miss Manners 

Sentiment: Elegant Word Art


I embossed the frame for the word art with a clear gloss powder.  The tatted flower is my own pattern – finished off with a gem!


Day 199 – A Year To Remember


“Pick a highly memorable year in your life, and use that to inspire your card.”

So, I’m choosing 2011 – 2012 because this is the coming year, and each year I can’t imagine how much better life could get, but in the end I’m always so grateful for this exact season of my life.  I believe this will be the best year ever.  Being its my birthday today it seems completely appropriate!   After all I was so absolutely spoiled by my friends and family.



I’m confident this year will be one of dreams fulfilled, hopes realized and loads and loads of love.  Without love, it’s nothing, right?


This gem was recycled from a broken necklace given to me by a dear friend. 

Paper: Paper Reverie Sienne Floral Dot

Stamps: Kimberley Poloson for Fiskars

Thanks for stopping by!  I’m hoping to whip up a few freebies in the near future so stay tuned.


  1. Absolutely beautiful cards Aunty Barb! Every single one of them.
    I can't keep up with the visits as you are so busy busy with your cards that there is just so many.

    I want to take a sec and say I hope you had a very special and Happy birhtday as you deserved it and you definetly deserve to be spoiled as you are such a wonderful person. I do apologize however as i meant to get a card in the mail and well unfortunelty i didn' sorry.
    So i hope your day was as special as you are :)

    Big hug and lots of love

  2. Happy Birthday, "Mrs Miles". Got the info from Valinda's blog, so thought I pop in for a birthday wish!
    By the way, your cards look wonderful!
    Birthday hug to you

  3. Good morning Barb.:)
    What COOL cards!! I really LOVE the silverware one with your lovely tatted flower!!I've never seen that paper before.:) Your sentiment stands out quite nicely on it!! Your second card is lovely too..looking to the future....with LOTS of love!
    So happy you were spoiled yesterday! You deserve it!:)


  4. Two more fabulous cards sis, I am soo glad that you had such a splendid Birthday. I wish I had been there to celebrate with you.The theme for your first card is wonderful, someone is going to love it. The second card is so elegant and beautiful.

  5. OOOH, LOVE your stand out sentiment card! That sentiment cracks me up and I agree, that paper is perfect! Thanks for playing in the 365 Cards challenge and can't wait to see what you do next!
    Aloha, Kim Mc
    365 Cards DT

  6. Well happy belated birthday to you! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card at 365 Cards :-)


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