Friday, November 4, 2011

Finally 40!!!!!

I know a bunch of my friends have been waiting for this day for quite a while!!!!!!  Some of them have been in their 40's for a few years now and would say to me "When are you finally turning 40??"'s today!!

Yah for me!  Thankfully, I'm one of 'those' people who really don't care about 'age' - so I'm celebrating 40 instead of hiding from 40!!!

What better way to celebrate? A card.........a holiday card!  (that doesn't make sense - huh?)  Well - I had to get this one that was my lead in. No judgement - it's my birthday!!  :)

The Less Is More Week 39 challenge was "stars".  I made this card last Saturday, right after the challenge came out.  I knew I wanted to use this Hero Arts reindeer!  Isn't he cute??

I first started out by embossing a Hero Arts stars and snowflake background stamp with clear powder.  Then I used my distress inks to color in the sky.  I stamped the reindeer once on the card and once again on a scrap piece.  I colored him in with distress inks and cut him out.  I used teenie tiny seed beads for his red nose.  I finished it off with a MFT sentiment and some stickles on the snowdrift.

So tonight we're off to a local restaurant to have dinner for the BIG birthday. I'm really excited because one of  the former Sacred Heart University softball players just graduated from pastry school and I asked her to make my birthday cake!  Can't wait to see what she's come up with!!!

Before I go - I wanted to post the beautiful card my mom made and sent to me using a Stamping Bella image:

Thanks for your visit!


Kathy and Lucky said...

Oh, wish I knew it was your birthday, well it is on my calendar for next year my dear :) Well, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you.....:) can't wait to see the cake your friend makes for you and it sounds like a wonderful day. You mom's card is so sweet, she did such a wonderful job with the colors and the coloring of the image. Your Xmas card is perfect for the challenge, love how you did the sky and the little reindeer. Have a great day and you are right it is only a number, it really is all about how you feel.

Monica said...

It's a hap, hap, happy birthday, may your live to be a hundred and three...

A very happy 40th - I am sure you are comfortable with being 40 coz' you don't one bit look 40, you know.

Love the reindeer card and your mom's card, awwwe, it is so sweet and delicate. Now I know where your talent comes from...

Hope the cake is lovely and so is the dinner.

xxx Monica

Olga said...

Happy Birthday!!!! You and my daughter ar3e the same age..............your card is beautifula nd so is your moms!!!! Does she have a blog?

jimlynn said...

WooHoo!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Why didn't you let everyone know so we could send you a card!! I hope you have a wonderful day and dinner tonight.
Love this pretty card and the shading on it. Cute image too.
And the card from your mom is wonderful. So pretty.
Hugs to you on your big day.

Chrissie said...

Fabulous LIM card and a very Happy Birthday to you!
Super job!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Vicky Hayes said...

Happy birthday for yesterday Maria! I love the reindeer card - the expression on its face is priceless!

Audrey Pettit said...

So sorry I'm late in wishing you a very happy birthday, Maria! I hope your day was wonderful and that you enjoyed every moment. And welcome to the "over 40" club. ;)
Your card is just adorable. LOVE that reindeer. I think the background is just fabulous, too. I love the snowy swirl around the deer and I love the icy hill. Really sweet!

Meg said...

EEEK! I can't believe I missed your birthday, and an important one at that!!! Hope it was FANTASTIC! What a fabulous card your mom made for you--I can see where you got your talent from!

Anne Marie said...

Your post made me smile, Maria! You are too funny! I know I am late...and I already said it two comments ago...but I'm saying it again: Happy Birthday! (If I say it twice, hopefully it makes up for the belated wishes, a little) Hope you had fun celebrating the fabulous 4-0 and wising you all the best in the coming year. Hugs! :)

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! I love the sweet little reindeer and your embossed background.

The card your mom made is beautiful too.

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