PNW Birthday Hop

happy birthday laura
Photo Credit: Amy Tsuruta

Hello Everyone!

Today we are celebrating our friend Laura and I hope you will hop along with us.

Laura is kind, gentle person who is a good listener (a rare quality!) and creator of lovely cards.  I am glad she is part of our crafty crew!  Happy Birthday Laura! I hope it is a sweet start to a new year.

You should have arrived here from Lisa’s site.

If not, head over to Amy’s site and catch up with the rest of the group.


I used all papers and most embellishments from Maggie Holmes’ collection, Confetti, for my card.; sentiment is from Hero Arts stamped, embossed on vellum and fussy cut; the heart is from Amy Tangerine’s Stitched die set.



April is full of birthdays so I have been busy pulling together some projects for students and family.  Here’s a sample of what I’ve been up to lately. Click on any image to enlarge.


Alright, on to the next stop, which is the birthday girl’s site!  Make sure to stop over there and wish her a happy day and year ahead, and check out her work!

Thanks for spending some time with me and the rest of my crew today!  Happy weekend!







Birthday Blog Hop!

Whew, my head is spinning with all these April birthdays–family, students, friends, acquaintances!

If you are participating in the hop, you’ve likely made it here from Tonya’s site.  If you are not hopping yet, follow the links below!  Even though it may not be your birthday, you might receive a gift if you hop along!

I’ve been able to squeak out a few cards to honor some fabulous folks, and today we are celebrating a PNW crafty friend, Ms. Kimberly Wiener of Wienerhoneymooners, who is well-known for her prolific, bold, and colorful styles featured not only on her blog, but numerous design teams.  She regularly inspires our crafty little group when we gather with her make & takes, and always shares her wares generously!

I hope her year is just as bold and exciting as her creations, and as sweet as she is!

So this card’s for you, Kimberly!


As in my previous post, I was playing with the brushstroke sentiment background, featuring PTI’s Wet Paint collection here.  The cake is my first acquisition from Stamplorations, thanks to Maria of Riesling Mama–I could not resist after seeing her gorgeous work with this cake and their other stamps!


What’s a birthday without something sweet?


Love this cake-focused collection of sentiments, Delicious Birthday, from MFT!


I added a bit of fun stitching, and these delectable sequins in salmon, aqua and gold from Fancy Pants.  I can’t get enough of these colors!  I like stitching, taking out the stitches so the holes are left, then adding a new line.  Adds a bit of interest!


Alright, now it’s time for you to hop around to the rest of my crafty crew’s sites in celebration of this special day!  Amy of Tsuruta Designs, ever the amazing organizer, has pulled this hop together, and she will have blog candy for those of you who leave a comment on each of our posts, including on Kimberly’s site, so make sure to leave some love here before you go!  And don’t forget to wish Kimberly the best in her new year!

PNW Participants!

ME–You are here!