Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sunshine and Rainbows ... and BIRTHDAYS!!

Do you remember turning 8? Boy, I sure do!! I got a new, beautiful dress ... white with a blue satin ribbon sash. It was beautiful!! (Okay, it was actually a hand-me-down from my cousin ... and I didn't get it "for" my birthday, but I sure did LOVE it!)

It was kind of a big deal for me turning 8 ... it was the year I was baptized. And let me tell ya, it was a BIG FREAKIN' DEAL!!! Birthdays when you are a kid are super special ... the parties, the cake, the presents ... seems to have lost it's charm now that I have gone WAYYYY into the double digits!! Parts of me still feel like I'm an 8-year-old little girl, though. I still get a thrill watching Bugs Bunny/Road Runner cartoons; still LOVE the Merry Go Round; still LOVE a huge bouquet of brightly colored balloons; still LOVE a big ol' chocolate cake ... aahhhhhhh ... some things will NEVER change!!

This is a card I made for my sweet little cousin, Kate. She is turning 8 this week. And it's a BIG FREAKIN' DEAL!! It's so fun to watch children and see the joy in their faces over such little things ... we could all take a lesson from them, couldn't we??

Have a marvelous day!!

Stamps: Petite Pairs
Paper: MANY Miscellaneous Retired DSP's from SU, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Cricut Celebrate with Flourish AND Everyday Paperdolls, MFT Rainbow Die, Large Oval Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Large Oval Punch, Rhinestone Basics, Sherbet Button, Purple Gingham Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool/Mat, Dimensionals

5 comments:

Pam said...

This card makes me want to be 8 again and get this card at my party!!
She's going to flip over this card!!
Well done!

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card. It is so happy. Thanks for sharing..

Judy Wineland

Carol Carriveau said...

Fabulous card - she will love it and hopefully keep it as a true momento of her special day!

Hrvatica said...

Such a bright and cheery card! Love it.

Stephanie said...

Your rainbow is brilliant, not only in color but literally as a concept!! What a sweet card your cousin is sure to appreciate!