Tuesday, April 5, 2011

It's a Yahoo Day

Hi Everyone:  Well, I did it...put in my retirement date.  It's to be July 28, 2011.  I know it's 4 months off, but given how the last 3 months have flown by, I expect the same can be said for the next 4 months.  I got asked what I was going to do in my spare time...well, I have a list starting with stamping, card making and scrapbooking and then there is that other list, clean the basement and get rid of the junk, clean closets.  Of course, it's my grandchildren that I will have more time for as well.

Now on to the real stuff, my card... It's a Birthday card for one of my friends and while her birthday is still a couple of weeks off, we are celebrating on Friday.  It's so hard to get a good night for all of us.

This card is also for the Saturday Sketch Challenge 197 over at Stamping 411.  This was also going to be an entry for Pals Paper Art but missed the deadline...oh well, in 4 months maybe that won't happen.

So, Happy Birthday Dianne.

Stamps: Baby Blossoms (c-122000 - $24.95, w- 121927 - $33.95, Occasions Mini p 14) French Filigree (w – 113742 - $21.95, IC&B p 135), Create a Cupcake (c - 121982 - $19.95, w - 121915 $27.95, p 22, Occasions Mini)
Paper:  Natural White, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Perfect Plum, In Colors DSP
Ink: Sarah Sand, Perfect Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery, Pear Pizzazz, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Blushing Bride, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Ovals Die, Circle 2 Die, Scallop Border Trim, Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Blushing Bride ribbon

Inside of Card
I even decorated up the inside of the card with a piece of the Blushing Bride DSP and finished it off with the Scallop Trim Border punch and used the birthday sayings from the "Bring on the Cake" stamp set in the Occasions Mini.  I have had lots of use of this stamp and really hope it makes it over to the new cattie.

So that's it for this evening, enjoy yours and I know that I will enjoy mine.

Until next time....



  1. Great card Karen....love all those wonderful colors you used. So very pretty AND.....CONGRATS on your upcoming retirement!!! You're going to just love it - I guarantee it!

  2. What a lovely card Karen. As Lynn said you are going to love it BUT don't make list, don't think about closets instead take some time for you to smell the roses and decide just what you do want to do.

  3. Very pretty, and I love that you finished the inside too! Congrats on your upcoming retirement!!

  4. Way to go Karen, congrats on retiring! Great card too, perfect for any celebration.

  5. Happy retirement and great card!

  6. Beautiful card, Karen! And congrats on your retirement! Trust me...there will be no spare time! I am so happy for you!

  7. Congratulations!!
    This is a beautiful Birthday card Karen, inside and out.

  8. Congrats on your decision to retire! Beautiful card...love that set!

  9. Oh so totally beautiful! Happy retirement!!! :D

  10. Karen,
    Your card is beautiful and your friend will love it! That's pretty cool when you can make a card to meet THREE challenges... (sorry you missed one though), but it's beautifal none the less. Love the inside too.
    CONGRATULATIONS on retirement. I only WISH it was me... I have to keep going a few more years, but I would love for it to be now. I'm sure you're going to have NO problem keeping busy. ENJOY!

  11. Happy Retirement! Your card is beautiful!

  12. So pretty!! Congrats on your retirement!!

  13. This is a truly beautiful birthday card Karen and I am sure your friend will just love it. I really love the multicoloured stamping of your flower image on the circle with the scallops layered behind just showing partly around it.

  14. Awesome colors and flowers on this beautiful card!!

    Congratulations on your up-coming retirement!! I hope you enjoy yours every bit as much as I enjoy mine!

  15. Congratulations on your upcoming retirement! I'm scheduled to "retire" the week before you on 7/22. Actually, that's when I get laid off from my job due to the ending of the Space Shuttle Program. Not surprisingly, I seem to have the same list you do!! Great card, too!

  16. First of all, CONGRATS! Second of all...lovely and gorgeous card! I simply love seeing cards with this delicate and beautifulstamp set and you do it justice, and then some! Great job!

  17. This is just a beautiful card!!!! I love the soft colors, and that punch edge is a fav of mine! Congrats on the retirement news! Forget the cleaning and stuff - I always dream of time to stamp and scrap! Thats what I would do!


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