Friday, September 10, 2010

I'm Gettin' Old!

OK, ok , I know 39 isn't really old......but today makes me realize how very fast time goes. How living each and every day to the fullest is so important. To take the little things in life and make 'em the big things. Relish in them. I try to do this. Everyday.

So here's a lil' card I have to share with you that uses the sentiment from the Baroque Nested Frame's set from JustRite. I stamped in in Olive on cream cardstock. I used a scalloped paper punch and distressed the edges. The butterfly was cut from a pair of Cortney's shorts, using a Spellbinder's die. (Yep.....still using up her crazy plaid shorts!LOL!) I dyed my own seam binding with Glimmer Mist and Coffee grounds (Tutorial HERE if you are interested. ) and plopped the butterfly right on top of it. I added a button, twine, and 2 pretty stick pins to finish it off!

I was complaining to my husband yesterday that there was no coffee in the house. (We are long overdue to grocery shop.....can you tell?) So this morning I woke up to a card that read:
To My Wife
You do that one thing.
You Know?
That one amazing thing?
I love the way you do that thing......
Then you open it up and it says: I call it, "putting up with me!"
HA HA! And best yet? He went to the store very early this morning and not only bought me coffee but made me a pot!
(Photo taken by Kyle!)
Thank you for the many birthday wishes! I appreciate them so much! It truly warms my heart!!
Have a great weekend! : )


DeeDee said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY girlie! This card is just GORGEOUS...just like its creator! Have a lovely day! HUGS!

~amy~ said...

:::happy birthday:::

Love your card with the 'plopped' butterfly..that cracked me up...

whatta fun hubbie surprise:)

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I'm so glad you've had such a great start to the day and your photo is beautiful!!!!! Love your card too, great colours and textures and love the ribbon treatment!!!

Angela said...

Happy Birthday Michele - sounds like you have a great husband - makes getting "younger" easier. Your card is really cute - I like the coffee technique. Have a wonderful day!

StampinCathy said...

Happy Birthday Michele! Your card is gorgeous. Love all the texture, techniques, and that butterfly.

Jocelyn said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend!!! What a great Hubby you have and that pic is just wonderful!!!

The card is stunning...great colors!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Crystal said...

Happy Happy Birthday girl!!! WOOOOHOOO I hope you have an AWESOME day!!!! LOVE LOVE your creation!!!!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

39 is not old ~ oh how I wish I was 39 again. Have a great birthday.
Love the card and that glimmer misted coffee dyed ribbon.

Jingle said...

That is a beautiful card and such a sweet one that your husband gave you, too! Happy Birthday!

Lillian Child said...

Birthday surprises are the best - what a fabulous card from your hubby! Have a GREAT birthday! Eat CAKE!

Diane Jaquay said...

Hmmm, to be 39 again lol! If you want to feel old, wait until you hit the big five 0, that's the birthday that really got to me as far as feeling ooooolllldddd!!!

LOVE your beautiful card! The plaid butterfly really caught my attention, so unique! Wishing you a VERY happy birthday, and many many more to come!

Marie Levite said...

Happy Birthday! I had the same feeling 4 days ago, except I hit the big 4 ohhhhhh!! Hope you had a great day. You look gorgeous, that hair cut is fab on you!!

Lynette said...

Happy birthday! 39 is so young still;-D Coffee in the very best thing.

Debby said...

You are still a baby. Happy Birthday.

Basement Stamper said...

Hope you had a fantabulous birthday!!!

Gabriela said...

Michelle, my belle.
These are words that go together well,
My Michelle.

Michelle, my belle.
Sont des mots qui vont très bien ensemble,
Très bien ensemble.

and now a little birthday poetry for you on your special day:

Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
I wish I were
As young as you!
Boo-Hoo, Boo-Hoo, Boo-Hoo.

Have a wonderful birthday!

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday...I decided on my birthday this year that I was going to stay 39 for the rest of my life, LOL. Actually - 44 really isn't that bad either.

Eat lots of cake and eat it your dinner so you make sure to have room!

Catherine said...

oops, meant to say - eat your cake BEFORE you dinner.... Happy Birthday, thank you for sharing your beautiful cards.

Pam Speidel said...

Happy Happy Birthday Michele!! May you find many reasons to *smile* on your special day! ♥

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hello Michele! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Kyle took an excellent photograph of Mom ... good job!

Yes, be sure to savor every day because as you get older, they go even faster ... ask me how I know, tee! hee!

You have such a beautiful, loving family! And, I think the poem was AWESOME!! How special they made Mom feel on her "special day"!! You deserve it!!

Michele Gross said...

Happy Birthday! Don't worry about turning 39...I've done it 4 times! Its really not that bad anymore! ;) Your card is adorable! Hope your day rocked!!

Marcy said...

Happy belated birthday, Michele! Love your card with the dyed seam binding, and the photo Kyle took of you is beautiful. Your hubby sounds like a sweetie too! Wishing you a lovely weekend!

mary stuart said...

Happy Birthday,Michele!
What a wonderful husband - and he creates his own cards - amazing!
and very thoughtful, too!
Beautiful family! and the pic of Skipper is so cute!
I really enjoy your daily (almost) posts and am impressed with everything you do!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations with us!

Sharon -- The OKI Stampqueen said...

HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY! And I get the coffee thing! Good husband! Earned extra points, I am sure! My DH ( husband) delivers my first cup of coffee about every morning! Love the card by the way!

Riet said...

Happy birthday Michele.
What a gorgeous card.

Hugs Riet.xx

ktstamps said...

Happy Birthday my young thing! How is school going? Have a great year...OH and have an incredible birthday! Many blessings...kt

Allison said...

Very cute...grooving on the layout! Lovey that flower too! Happy belated from me and the WJs!

Bev Gerard said...

Happy belated Birthday!

Thsn on to the card ...
Marvelous .... I'm a true-blue butterfly fan .... (Nope ... they don't need to be "blue".)

a litre of sunshine said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful birthday :) And beautiful card! I love the colours!

Bev Gerard said...

Happy Belated Birthday!
Ahhhhhh, to be back at 39 again! The honest truth IMO is that 40's are FABB ... have no fear!
Very cool plain butterfly too!


Sue Lelli said...

Happy Birthday! LOVE the story! LOVE the card from your hubby! LOVE the plaid butterfly! And thanks for the tutorial!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Belated Birthday Blessings Michele! Love the sentiment of the card your husband got you. The coffee was very thoughtful.