Happy Birthday, Amy!

Okay, I got out of work a tad bit early today and ran home to change clothes and have 10 minutes for a quick post before I go get the kiddos. I wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Amy, our wonderful child-care provider and the most kind, patient and energetic person I think I have ever known! She makes it possible for me to be a happy working mother, and I thank her the world over for that!
So, today (I think) is not officially her birthday. Last night the kiddos informed me that they had cupcakes to celebrate Amy's birthday, and I said, "What? It's Amy's Birthday?" I had no idea (now for another disclaimer... it is entirely possible that Amy, at some point, informed me that it was her birthday and I forgot. That is certainly par for the course in my scattered brain). However, if she "neglected" to tell me, well, by gosh, I'm telling the whole blogosphere (all 5 of my readers) - HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO AMY!!!!
I found this card that I had forgotten about in my emergency card box - I just love it and think it will be perfect! I recently read a post on Taylor's blog that mentioned how great American Crafts papers were for cards - they are heavyweight cardstock with a pattern on one side and a solid on the other. Great for adding oomph without having to layer to keep a "writable" inside. Also love those $1 Michaels stamps for a sentiment whenever you need one. Oh, and LOVE the Stampin' Up! Doodle This set (the large flower) for the main image, too... Guess I just LOVE this card (yep. I do.) It's just one of those simple cards that made me stop when I was done, cock my head and say, "hey. I like this!" So I'm glad to be giving to someone so special.

Card Credits- Patterned cardstock: American Crafts, Solid Colored Cardstock: Bazzill, Watercolor Paper: Arches, Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Watercolor Pencils: Derwent, Stamps: Stampin' Up! (Doodle This flower), Kolette Hall (sentiment, from Michaels), Button Brad: Making Memories, Ribbon: Michaels.


  1. Amy said...

    Awww, thanks! I didn't want to make a big deal about my birthday, but I'll use any excuse to make cupcakes with the kids....

    Thank you for such a sweet post and a beautiful birthday card!  

  2. A. Sanborn said...

    This was very lovely... I knew she'd love it too! *wink* Late is always better than NEVAH!

    Anne :)  

  3. Sue said...

    I just love that American Crafts Patterned paper. I've been holding on to mine and NOT using.. but I probably should.. Lovely blog and thanks for linking me as a source of inspiration.. your chipboard box is LOVELY :)!