Friday, May 29, 2009

Dreams


In my never ending quest to use the supplies I have on hand already, I made this graduation card last weekend. I know it's not your "typical" graduation card, but Lord knows I'm not "typical". I'm one of the few of us card makers out there that luuuuvs to work with bright colors all the time. Each of these different papers were found in my scrap drawer. They are so different, though, even I am left scratching my head wondering what's gotten into me! Just kidding. I love all the colors and patterns, but I know this card isn't for the faint of heart.

We are on nearing the end of school. Eldest Son has three more days left after today, and Youngest son has 5. Graduation Day is in 5. This weekend will be a "put the pedal to the metal" weekend, finishing up the chores that need to be done to make the yard presentable, as well as running all the last minute errands yet to be completed before Graduation Day.

So much to do, and sooooo little time. I work this afternoon and then the hubby is taking me out for dinner. It's my 46th birthday today, even though it feels like I'm 91 in real life, ha. The day just doesn't hold as much sparkle for me as it has in the past. Does that just come with age? I am hoping I get more excited as the day goes by today!

Hugs,
Amy

21 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Amy! I hope you have a great b-day! Good luck with all the graduation stuff too!

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  2. Sending you Birthday Hugs. Have a Great Day!!!!

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  3. Happy Birthday, Amy! I hope you have some fun surprises and that your day is as bright as your card. lol!

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  4. Happy Birthday Amy!! I hope your day turns out wonderful! This is a beautiful card - I love the bright colors. You make bright colors fabulous and even elegant!

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  5. I love this, Amy!! Happy Birthday! :)

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  6. Amy, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Your card is fantastic. Just enjoy the day and dinner with your hubby. I don't know if it is with age or just our daily lives that make us feel like you are because I just did on my last birthday a few months ago and I do have a few years on you.
    Have a great day and take whatever you can get.

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  7. beautiful card. I am one of those that has a hard time with color but you make it look effortless. I cannot believe that this school year is almost over. Happy Birthday!!! I am younger but I don't get excited about my birthday either. But I don't like to be the center of attention either.

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  8. WOOOOT!!! happy happy, dear! i hope you are reminded in MANY ways today how special you are, and that that puts some sparkle in the day.

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  9. Happy day to you! Have some fun!

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  10. Happy birthday Amy!!! Hope your day is great and that you have a wonderful dinner! I've missed your postings. . .but know youv'e been busy. Just want you to know I enjoy hearing about the goings on in MN since I used to live there and my in-laws still live there!

    Best wishes to your son on his graduation!

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  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMY! We are getting ready for graduation at our house also! I love the card, especially the colors!
    Judy

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  12. Happy Birthday Amy!!! I love bright colors too (although not ALL the time) and actually think that I might try something like this. I could never imagine it on my own but when I see it done I think it's pretty cool. Here's to good weather so "everything" gets done this weekend!

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  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2 U Amy! May you find many reasons to SMILE on your special day and throughout the weekend! Always enjoy your blog and bright colorful creations! Smiles, Pam :)

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  14. Happy Birthday Amy! I'm having a birthday next week, the dreaded big 5-0, and I'm definately NOT looking forward to this one. But it beats the alternative! I hope you had a wonderful day! Doris

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  15. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LOVE the card!!!!

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  16. Happy belated birthday! I love the card. I love how you use bright colors all the time! I need to do a better job using up stuff I have!
    Have a great weekend!

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  17. Happy Birthday Amy!! Don't rush at getting old - there's always time for that later! ;-)

    LOVE the card - it is bold, and sassy, but it's very neat!

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  18. Happy Birthday Amy!!!! I turned 46 last week and felt 91 too. I think life is too busy. 46 sounds alot older than 45 to me. Did you feel that way???

    I love your use of bright colors. It takes a confident person to be able to use bright colors and mix patterns. Your card is beautiful.

    I'm continuing to pray for all of you as you prepare for and go through ds graduation and party.

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  19. Hope you had a Happy Birthday Amy and enjoyed your evening out. Great card.
    Chantell - South Africa

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  20. Happy Birthday dear friend!!! Hope it was a good one! Love your scrappy stash cards!!! This one is fantastic!

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  21. Amy, thank you for your note on my blog today. It was wonderful to hear a success story like yours. I do get worried when I think about my dd and what's in her future, so thank you. I appreciate that you shared that with me!
    hugs,
    danielle

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