Saturday, July 15, 2017


Happy Day All!
It's a HAPPY day for me today ... it's MY birthday!
Yep ... they sure do come faster with each passing year!  LOL

So, since today's all about birthdays, I decided to join in the fun new challenge over on the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge blog where the theme is

Here's what I've created and I think it could be used for kids or adults ...
who doesn't like a puppy!  LOL

I wanted a simple background to create my relaxing scene so once again I turned to my new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks.  I actually used a wide artist brush and a lot of water to create my watercolor background.  Using Faded Jeans and Broken China for the 'sky' portion ... then Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo for the ground.  Guess I should have used the green inks and made grass ... but my first thought was to do a 'beach' scene then switched gears when I saw this Spellbinder 'Garden Bench' in my die cut album.

Inside sentiment

A simple greeting is all that was required for the inside.

Here are a few other challenges I'd like to share in today:
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge - Summer Celebrations (my birthday, lol)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Before I go, check out what hubby gave me for my birthday ...

YEP!  That's a whole CASE of Snyder's White Cheddar Puff-n-Corn! 
I'm addicted to these things and the local stores have quit carrying them ... uugh!  
So he surprised me by going on Amazon and bought me a whole case!  LOL
That should hold me for awhile!  LOL

(You know you're getting old when you buy each other FOOD items for birthday gifts!)
But that's okay ... he knew it would be something I would ENJOY ... and believe me I will!  LOL

Hope your day is a happy one!!
As Always . . .

Papers:  White cs, Carmel cs, Green cs, Black cs
Dies:  Spellbinder 'Garden Bench' #S2-085, Impression Obsession 'Split Tree' #DIE454, Frantic Stamper 'Oscar-Spot and Trixie' #FRA10076
Stamps: Stampscapes (birds), Endless Creations, Rubber Cottage (inside sentiment)
Inks:  Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks ... Faded Jeans, Broken China, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo,  Versafine Onxy
Accessories:  Wide bristle artist brush, spray bottle, fine tip black marker (dogs eyes), Spectrum Noir Alcohol Marker #PP2 (dogs nose)


  1. Happy Birthday to you!! I hope your day is filled with happiness and yummy goodies.
    A super adorable card!I love the watercolor background. I love getting food items on my birthday..Yummy!Enjoy!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  2. Darlene this is such a cute and "relaxing" birthday card. Love the little dog eyeing up that park bench. He looks like he's ready to jump on the idea of relaxing. Great job with the oxide inks and composition of your scene. And, thanks for sharing at the Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week.

  3. Happy Birthday and what a fun and yummy surprise! Your card is are right..who doesn't like puppies...I know I do!

  4. Happy Birthday My Friend!! Enjoy your day and treats : )

  5. Happy Birthday, Dar. Hope your special day has been wonderful, and may you have many more.

  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I am 1 day too late but I wish you all the best for the next year to come! (did you eat your treats already?LOL!)
    Lia xx

  7. Happy birthday yesterday! Darling card and I love the sentiment. Of course, the doggy, too. Does anybody really rest and relax on their birthday? Can't remember the last time I did that on ANY day! What an awesome present! I think it's very thoughtful, and useful, consumable, and yummy!

  8. Hope your birthday was wonderful, Dar! What a lovely, happy card you've created. I especially love the background you've achieved using those wonderful Oxide inks. More and more I want to try them out. The cute little pup is either going to jump up onto that bench for a better outlook at the surroundings or it's waiting patiently for its human to catch up and finally sit down. Either way, I love the scene you've created. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  9. Fabulous card, such a cute, cute puppy die!! Wow, you will turn into a white cheddar!! Glad you had such a wonderful birthday!

  10. Happy Birthday to you - what a cute card. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday this week.

  11. Happy Belated Birthday!!! Hope you enjoyed a fabulous day!! Your hubby was sweet to think of something he knew you would enjoy.
    Love your little park scene with the dog, he is too cute and love that bird stamp!!

  12. Such a cute card! Very cheerful! Happy Birthday too. Thanks for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

  13. Cute card. Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Pam x

  14. very nice. Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges. Good luck.
    Bye,Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  15. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x


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