♪♪♪ Happy Birthday to Me! ♪♪♪
No, it isn't my birthday, but the Calendar Girls (who post on the 28th of every month) have been challenged to celebrate our birthdays today.
April (Miss March) is our hostess this month. When she posted her challenge, I was a bit stressed......... and a bit challenged. Tee Hee! (I guess that's the point of a challenge, right?) In April's words: I want you to make a birthday card based on your date of birth. I would love you to use two parts of your birthdate and use the corresponding color and sketch challenges available on the [SCS] forums.
Okay, that presented a problem... since I regularly lie about my age. I always say I'm 17, so there's no way that I'm revealing what year I was born. (Barb, don't even try to get me to do that.) Therefore, I only had two numbers to work with. I'm mathematically challenged or I guess I could have figured out what year I would have been born in if I truly were 17, but hey! That is just TOO much work, which would have taken time away from my crafting time. So I went with the numbers 10 (October) and 26.
Here's my Birthday Card:
I used sketch #10...
... and the colors from Challenge #26, which are Tempting Turquoise, Gable Green, and Lavendar Lace.
As you can see, I decorated the inside of my card, but I didn't put a Happy Birthday sentiment there. I could have, but since I'm also using this card in a swap I'm in on SCS (Barb's What's In a Letter Swap - the Letter L = Lavendar), I didn't think the birthday sentiment seemed appropriate. I'm sorry, April. I hope you don't mind.
Now let's be sure and check out the birthday cards that my fellow Calendar Girls made. You can find the links to their blogs in my left side bar. Be sure to wish them a Happy Birthday - oh, wait! That's not right, since it isn't their birthdays either. Instead, leave them a comment and tell them how awesome their card is, okay?
Thanks for stopping by. Come on over to my house and we'll have cake and ice cream to celebrate my birthday.
Image & Sentiment: My Favorite Things It's a Cupcake Kind of Day
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Black, Gable Green, Lavendar Lace, and Tempting Turquoise
Designer Paper: Paper Studio Sugar & Spice Paper Pad
Embellishments: Stampin' UP! Delphinium Grosgrain Ribbon and Buttons (vendor unknown)