Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Cheers to you, dear reader!

Hiya friends!  Today is a special day and I wanted to share a little card and a little surprise.  First, the card:
You might remember that my card for The Paper Players on Sunday, used a fun color combination?  This was the card that had these colors on my desk!  Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush, and Coastal Cabana with small accents of Lucky Limeade (olive) and Pumpkin Pie (citrus slice).  The Happy Hour stamp set has not seen nearly enough ink in my craft room so I decided to remedy that and show it a little love! 
Stamping these drinks and their garnishes is so much fun.  In fact, I wish I had 3 drinks at this point to excuse my crooked stamping but's just crooked!  LOL.  You'll excuse me in a minute when I tell you my surprise....see, today is my birthday and...a few weeks ago I passed my 4 year blog-o-versary's time for....BLOG CANDY!
Yep, I decided that on my birthday I would give a present to YOU my wonderful blog readers!  Cheers to you--for all your support and encouragement!  What is the blog candy, you ask?  The retiring stamp set, Nature Walk and a full roll of Gumball Green Satin Stitched Ribbon could be on their way to you. All you have to do is leave a comment on today's post. Comments left before 5pm on Thursday, May 30th will earn you a chance in a random number drawing (one comment per person, please).  The winner will be announced on Friday, May 31st!  So, let's hear it: what do you think of today's card?!  Or, happy birthday works too (tee hee)!  Have a great day friends!

Stamps: Happy Hour
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Coastal Cabana, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso and Strawberry Slush
Paper: Daffodil Delight and Whisper White CS; Designer Series Pattern Stacks (Brights & In Color 2011-2013)
Xtras: Early Espresso Baker's Twine; Polka Dot impressions folder; 1.75" circle punch; 2" circle punch (non-SU); 3/4" circle punch


Diane - said...

Nance, Great card...and nothing is crooked when you have a cocktail, right? Too cute.
PS: I 'almost' sent your birthday card using that set! How funny is that. However, I made another... but it is going to be late... I'm such a stumper and forgot about the holiday. dah. The nature walk is so nice set and goes for gals or guys too. What great blog candy.. thanks for the chance.
Can't believe you've been blogging 4

MeadLibrary said...

I love your three cheer card. It is so refreshing and original. Your card always give me inspiration to stamp more myself. Happy Birthday! Penny

Linda Callahan said...

Cheers to you girl! Blog-o-versary (who knew there would ever be such a word?) and birthday celebrations are in order for sure! The card is perfect for a celebration - 4 years wow! Me too this summer - I can't believe it! Enjoy!

Mitzi Luttrull said...

First, happy birthday, Nance! And congratulations on your blog anniversary. That is my next goal- to put up a blog. And, I LOVE your card! I have that set, too. It looks like a ton of fun and like you, mine hasn't seen much ink. But what a wonderful inspiring card you made! Perfect for summer get-togethers. Thanks for your offer of blog candy, too. Hope your birthday is wonderful.

kat said...

I was drawn to you card as soon as I saw it [I think it was the punched circle treatment you used] and then to read it was birthday & blog-a-versary, too, was quite a topper! I'd LOVE to win your blog candy so count me in on the celebration.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Nance :)Hope you are having a lovely day and a glass or two of something fizzy :)
Great fun card-plenty of fizzy here !!
Thank you for the chance to win some lovely goodies-Wow !4 years of Blogging - well done you.
Nessa xxx

barb mann said...

Happy Birthday Nance! Love the card. Its a neat design and I think fairly easy too. That's the best part plus its so colorful. I think my M&T ladies could make one. TFS and have a wonderful birthday!

quirks59m said...

Love your cards and the inspiration that you freely provide. I have the digital Natural walk set, but no bee, no eggs - and sometimes you just want to emboss. Great Candy! Thanks!

Nancy said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Nance,
Love ya. Great card I'll have a "cheer" for you later today, hope you have one too!

Cassandra said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Thanks for your generosity and chance at sweet blog candy! I really like the sketch of this card - super cute!

Lynne said...

Happy Birthday and congratulations. I really like the polka dot embossing folder. The party stamps are just plain fun

Marisa said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love they layout. Darling card.

Judith said...

I love that set. Thanks for the chance to win.

Hope you had a good birthday.

Barb Murphy said...

I love this card! The fun, happy colors and the whimsical images are fabulous. I love that you stamped the inside too, finishes the card perfectly.

Lesley said...

Happy birthday sweet Nance! Hope your day was special.

Margaret said...

Well, happy birthday to you! I love your card and the slightly tilted glasses are perfect! I'm finally getting a chance to pop in and see all of your wonderful creations! Hopefully, I won't take so long next time!