Monday, October 29, 2012

Quickie Birthday!

Whew! It's been a long time since I have made or posted anything! All my creative juices have been consumed in the past 7 months building a new nest for the Karpen family here in Atlanta. Although the process was painful at various points,we have finally moved into our new home and are getting settled in. I relied heavily on a wonderful architectural/decorating site called Houzz for inspiration- if you haven't checked it out, it's a must! Be warned though, it will give you major house envy and make you want to start all kinds of renovation projects!

The porch is definitely one of my favorite places in our new house and the cooler weather is making me ready to break in the fireplace!

I'd like to say that my craft room was unpacked first, but sadly mommy always takes last priority-lol! It's still way too disorganized for pictures- that will have to wait for another day.

OK, onto the card I have to share for today. Darling daughter needed a card for a friend's birthday sleepover and asked, of course, 20 minutes before we needed to leave if I could make her a card. All I could think was "Are you kidding? I'm not sure I can find my stamps, much less my Mojo!" I grabbed some paper from a new collection by Stampin' Up called Patio Party and the Unity July Kit of the Month {KOM}which had all kinds of great birthday stamps!

I love the lanterns and pennants and the greeting was perfect! The stamp was larger than I expected, so minimal opportunity for layers and embellishments- which was good because the teen was breathing down my neck to leave (are you done yet???)

I used some of the border strip paper from this collection for the inside and another greeting from the set. The card is CAS and shows that you really can get a card done in 15 minutes or less:))

Hope you're someplace safe and warm if you're in the northeast and enjoying the beautiful weather if you're down south!


Stamps: Unity July 2012 KOM
Paper: Patio Party Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit
Ink: Midnight Muse
Accessories: Nestability Tags 5, Sizzix Big Shot,  Designer Buttons, Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, hemp twine, glue dots