Friday, February 20, 2015

Birthday haul and a card!

My  birthday was a couple weeks ago.  I turned 50.  I was, and am still not, happy about it. But I guess the alternative is worse.

My friends and family threw me a surprise party.  The kind of party every respectable 50 year old woman should have!

Spongebob Squarepants!

There was Spongebob as far as they eye could see!  Even a Spongebob cake and Spongebob pinata!  I was in my glory.  Best party I ever had!!

Besides the awesome party, my friends blessed me with some great gifts, namely gift certificates to my favorite online stamp and craft stores!  So I wasted no time using my certificates, and the first one I spent was Tiddly Inks!  I am ashamed to say it really didn't take long to pick out everything I wanted, but I didn't have enough to buy everything in the I narrowed it down to these!

In no particular order, the ones I picked were:

Of course I had to start playing with them immediately.  Luckily, Tiddly Inks posted a new challenge at their blog - a cute Sketch Challenge.  

I decided on this card to play with my Spectrum Noir colored pencils.  I love this little image from the Hang in There set.  The birds make me smile!  Of course after coloring the image I masked it off and then sponged the background with Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Faded Jeans).  Such a cute card if I must say so myself.


Larissa said...

Great card! Love your coloring. Have fun with all your new stamps. :) Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks.

Melissa said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Tiddly inks.

Loopylou. said...

oh my gosh too cute and I am loving the sponge bob party too!!
thank you so much for playing along with us on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog
hugs Lou xx

JanR said...

Great card! And, Happy Birthday! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks.

Annette said...

Fabulous image and happy belated birthday.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
Tiddly Inks
Without Words Challenge and
As You Like It Challenge.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Oooof, that is a birthday haul and a half. Lucky girl. Fab card too. I love how you used the sketch. Thanks so much for playing with our Sketch at Tiddly Inks. Good luck x