Monday, November 7, 2011

Birthday Review & Thank You Card

Happy Monday to you!  Wow - what a great (and exhausting) weekend we had!!!  Started off on Friday with a 40th birthday celebration!  Then on Saturday, we took on a foster dog - so the afternoon was busy making adjustments.  Saturday night was a softball team reunion. Thank goodness we got to "Fall back" because I definitely needed that extra hour of sleep!!!  Sunday was just as busy starting with a 7:30am hike, yard work, another neighborhood walk, a wake, dinner and now home to make some blog visits and set up some posts!

If you made it through all that....I wanted to share the picture of my birthday cake, which was made by a recent Sacred Heart University softball graduate (remember, I helped the team the past few years). She just graduated pastry school so I wanted to have her make my cake.  I asked for a pumpkin fall theme cake and here's what she made:

I loved the pumpkins and the leaves.  Shannon did a great job!!!

To thank her for the cake - I made her this card:

I started following Dorcas Designs blog and I love how she colors her images with prisma pencils on kraft cardstock, so I wanted to try it. It's a bit different than on white paper, but I think I did OK.

I'm going to set up one more post for Tuesday, but then I'm taking the rest of the week off from blogging. Our craft fair is this coming weekend and with the new foster, I will be quite busy.  I hope to stay up to date on my blog visits, but can't promise anything for sure!!!

Thanks for your visit!


Kathy and Lucky said...

What a busy weekend, but love how it all started, what a delicious looking cake :) Love your card, never thought to color on Kraft with my pencils.Just a perfect card for your friend. Good luck with all the craft fair goodies you are getting ready.

Harriet Skelly said...

Happy Birthday Maria!! That cake is really cute and your thank you card is beautifully done - great coloring on the Kraft!

jimlynn said...

Pretty cake and I bet it was yummy too! Looks like your friend did a great job - and you created a darling card for her. Love how you colored on the Kraft.
Enjoy a few days rest and get geared up for the craft fair!

Cindy said...

Cute cake!! I love your card. Now, I never would have though of stamping AND coloring on Kraft paper. I think you did a great job! Love the shading too! Awesome!!

Anne Marie said...

Well Happy Monday...and more importantly, Happy Birthday to YOU!! What a fun cake! It looks like it rpobably tasted pretty good, too. Haha! Mmmm! Sounds like you had a busy weekend, for sure.

Great card! I really like all of the cool detail using kraft as the background. The coloring looks awesome. I wish I could color with my pencils and Copics better. You always create such pretty shading on your projects. Hope you have a great week, Maria! Hugs! :)

Monica said...

What a yummy cake - love the decoration and your thank you card is just SWELL!

Glad you had a good birthday even though it was all so hectic.

xxx Monica

Audrey Pettit said...

Sounds like a very busy, but very lovely birthday celebration and weekend! Love your fun cake. Your friend did a great job. And your thank you card is fabulous. Awesome coloring on the kraft. Love the strips of paper on the side, too.

Vicky Hayes said...

Happy belated birthday Maria! Such a fab cake and I love your thank you card - brilliant colouring!

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