Sunday, February 10, 2013

Happy Birthday, Hubby!

Today is my dear hubby's Birthday!  I won't share Darren's age with you all because, of course, I'd only be implicating myself by doing so (since I'm about ten months older than he).  We are having his favorite Chinese take-out for lunch, and we're taking him to Coldstone for icecream tonight after church (but he doesn't know that part yet!!).
 I made this card last night based on the sketch for this month's challenge at The Craft's Meow Stamps Challenge Blog.  I LOVE their stamps, and have a long "wish list" there, but don't own any of their stamps yet to use on my project, so the Happy Birthday sentiment stamp is from the very awesome Verve Stamps.
Here are the challenges where I'd like to share this little card:
The Craft's Meow Stamps Challenge Blog - February Sketch Challenge (Darling Sketch, Darling Stamps!!)
The Shabby Tea Room Challenges - Week #152 - Happy Birthday in Pink & Blue
The Catered Crop Challenge Blog - Polka Dot Recipe Swap Quick Fire - I've had so much fun with this challenge, and have left a comment on every single entrants' blog.  (Where's MY love, people??)   LOL

My heart and thoughts go to my friend, Joann, today.  Since she unexpectedly  lost her hubby this last week of a heart attack just after they had moved into their new home (what should have been a wonderful time in their lives), it makes me realize how very grateful I need to be for my dear hubby.  It also reminds me that we need to take care of our husbands; encouraging activity, good health, wise food choices, etc.  We all need to become more aware of what we eat, and our physical activity because it could happen to any of us.  Count your blessings today, hug your hubby or child, pray for JoAnn and others who have lost someone, and have a blessed day!

Thanks for visiting,


  1. Karen another gorgeous creation. The flowers frames the sentiment beautifully.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. Awesome card. Happy Birthday to your husband. And condolences to your friend Joann.

  3. Hey Karen,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog (how sweet of you), and yes I would love to be a GD for Word Art Wednesday. I have a "contact me" on my blog, and it's also still listed in our group.

    BTW..this is a stunning birthday card!!


  4. Karen, This is simply fantastic! I know he'll love it....more so because he knew you made it just for him!
    Sorry to hear of your friend's husbands passing.......We should cherish our husbands and encourage them to care for themselves more!

  5. This is so pretty and LOVE how you used the TCM sketch! Pretty floral embellishment accent...thanks for playing along :)

  6. Another beautiful card Karen! Love the flower/ribbon treatment! Thanks again for playing along with TCM!

  7. This one is my favorite!! Thanks for playing along with the February Sketch Challenge at The Craft's Meow!