Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Happy Birthday!

Hi, crafty friends!  

What a beautiful day here in NW Ohio.  It's a perfect fall day for my birthday!  Later this evening I plan to have dinner with our son at a favorite restaurant.  My husband this morning surprised me with a  lovely bouquet of flowers and a gift certificate to a craft store!  Yesterday, I had a great time at my sister's condo with all my sisters to celebrate my birthday, so fun!

My sister, Christina, gave me the nutcracker(baker) and a cookie jar(truck).  I usually bake Christmas cookies for them to take home when we get together in December.  It must be a hint to do it again this year!:-)

They also had decorated a Parisian theme for my birthday, so sweet!!

Tomorrow is my SIL, April's birthday!  A big happy birthday to you, April!  I am hoping that by now that she received her birthday card.  I had tons of fun making her the flower card!  I am entering this card over at the Flower Challenge.

And, here is the card...

I already posted this card in IG, so some of you have already seen it.  The sunflower dies are from Honey Bee.  Ink sprays, ribbon, and a gem were added to finish the card.  Ink sprays can be quite messy, but it's fun playing with them since you always get a different result with your projects.  

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by today!  Take care and have a wonderful day!



  1. Happy, happy birthday, Maria! Wonderful you got to celebrate with your sisters & what fun gifts! Beautiful bouquet from your sweet hubby! Love the artsy BD card for your SIL!

  2. Happy Birthday Maria. Hope your day was as wonderful as could be. Love your card, it is stunning. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you there again soon. Aileen DesignTeam

  3. Happy birthday, Maria! I’m so behind on my commenting, but sure glad I caught you on your special day, which sounded like good times btw! Beautiful card for your SIL, too.

  4. Happy Birthday a day late! Yesterday was my SIL's birthday and today would have been my mom's birthday, so it's a great time for celebrating and a good excuse for you to make cookies for your sisters too! Gorgeous flowers, great photos and a beautiful card for your sister too! Wouldn't this gorgeous weather be awesome for a few more weeks?! WOW!

  5. Happy belated birthday wishes Maria, what wonderful presents and flowers, sounds like you had a wonderful day.
    Faith x

  6. Maria ....Happy belated birthday and what fun you had with your Sisters and what a fabulous bouquet of flowers from DH x. Your card for your SIL is vibrant and happy and it is beautiful Maria x.

  7. So glad you had a beautiful day and I love seeing your photos... Beautiful card to Maria