Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Happy Birdday!

The weather has gotten better and I'm thrilled! We're going to Florida tomorrow night for a long weekend to visit my grandma and I'm soooo happy I will get to go in the pool! And I've also noticed in the back of my magazines just how many scrapbooking stores are down there so perhaps I'll get to do a little shopping too...
Anywho, onto the cards! I made this "Happy Birdday" card just for fun. These We R Memory Keepers White out papers are so bright. I cut out 2 paislies to make the bird stickled his wing a bit, and I just had to stick a googly eye on him. I used my Cricut Storybook cart to make the scalloped circles (the entire reason I bought it) and then hand stiched around the edges. I used my Jasmine cart for the first time ever to create the sentiment.

Our Paper Therapy group on Scrapbook.com was challenged to create a Christmas gift card holder. I am so challenged to make Christmas things out of season but after seeing this created by the very talented Kay, I couldn't wait to make one either!

As you know, I often see animals around here and take pictures of them, and last night was no exception; except that the animal wasn't odd in kind; just in location. I looked out on my deck and there was another cat there. And my cat Duncan, just sitting behind him doing nothing. It was just so odd because he looked so comfortable sitting there like it was his house. Weird. Maybe Duncan made a friend. Here he/she is:

That's all for today; thanks for stopping by!
Michelle :)


Karen said...

How brilliant!! What a good eye you have to see a bird from paislee. Love the happy little critter you made here! :>

Heidi Van Laar said...

I love your adorable Paisley bird card! So bright and fun!
I have a hard time making cards out of season too, but yours is beautiful!

Victoria said...

Ok Michelle I love that Bird card soo adorable!

have fun in Florida


Kay Sibley said...

You're pure creative genius!! I would have never thought to use paisleys to make that adorable bird and wing. And the sentiment is just too cute!!!! What a wonderful card!!

Your Christmas gift card holder is beautiful, Michelle!! Someone this holiday will be very lucky to receive it!!

Have a safe and wonderful trip to Florida!! ♥♥ Kay