Friday, February 27, 2015

It's My Birthday!!! - Friends with Flair

Happy Birthday to Janis!!!!! 



"A cat isn't fussy -- just so long as you remember he likes his milk in the shallow, rose-patterned saucer and his fish on the blue plate. From which he will take it, and eat it off the floor."
                                                                              -----------Arthur Bridges


Hi, Friends....

Hey, hey......Today is my Birthday!!!!  So I am posting some cat birthday photos that I have found.  Today is special on my blog for several reasons, too.  First of all, it is Friday so it is Unity - Friends with Flair day....Hooray!!  I already have had my big February Triple Giveaway that included my Birthday Giveaway, but I found a duplicate stamp that Unity sent me one time so I am having a tiny little RAK giveaway for it.  More about that later....


Second, today kicks off the Spring Coffee Lovers Hop
envisioned and organized by the super-sweet Amy Tsuruta.  I have a special card I will be linking up for that hop and have another little RAK giveaway for that post, too.  So be watching for all the terrific festivities here and all over papercraft blogland today!!!!

Today I am sharing an easy birthday card I made for a girlfriend who shares a birthday with me.  How fun is that???  She loves so many of the same things that I do (like cats!) that this Birthday Week Checklist card for her could easily apply to me!!  Happy Birthday, Cathy D!!! (For some inexplicable reason, known only to computer and internet wizards, I couldn't link this photo up for my thumbnail on Unity. Please let me know if you are having trouble viewing my card!)


My checklist stamp is from a Unity grab bag (not the one that I won recently....I am still looking forward to that one arriving!!!) My dear sister-in-law sent me a humongous container of about a million super-gorgeous gel pens for my birthday. (THANKS, Polly!!!) So I used one of them...a glittery deep green....to write down things on the checklist that my friend (and I) need to do in the next week for our birthdays!!!

I didn't follow a sketch specifically for this card, but I have seen simple ones like this.  I thought stacking the papers looked great under the checklist......and was a great way to use scraps!!  :)

I made my background with another Unity grab-bag stamp.  This one is a fancy swirl and you can't really see it well, but I still like the depth it adds to the background.  I Versamarked it and embossed with clear powder.  Then I rubbed on some Gelatos - tangerine, gold champagne, and pistachio.  A twine bow finished off this easy and fun birthday card.  



Now for my tiny little RAK giveaway........since I already did my big giveaway but can't let my actual birthday go by without giving something away on my blog!!!.......



When you comment below, please tell me if you would like to be entered to receive my little extra Unity stamp and please leave your email address (in code is fine) .  Who knows....I might find a few other little goodies to include when I send this off to the winner.  :)  I will draw a random winner from among those who said they'd like the stamp on Thursday, March 5, 2015 and announce the winner next week on my Friday Unity FWF post.  



Thank you for stopping by my blog.  I appreciate all the wonderful comments and well-wishes.  Have a lovely Janis' Birthday....I know I am.  :)

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  Unity Friends with Flair Link-up
2.  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - No Rules (Anything Goes)
3.  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

40 comments:

Linda said...

I enjoy your blog thanks, for sharing!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What fun! Love the check list, and the kitty cake is adorable!

Ruby said...

Great check list. Cute cat.

Dawn Louise said...

Many happy returns hope you've enjoyed your birthday. Superb cute card and that cake looks yummy x hi from FWF

Iris said...

Happy Birthday. Love the cat pics.
isoscia at aol dot com

Sue D said...

Happy Birthday Janis! My son's birthday was yesterday and one of my nieces was the day before that and the other shares your birthday. Cute card. I like the layers. Thanks for a chance at the Unity stamp.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Carmen O. said...

Cute card! I really like the background you created. Happy Birthday! I hope your year is filled with many blessings.

Sandra said...

Such a lovely card! The cat pictures are so much fun! Happy Birthday! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Gaylynn said...

I like your check list. How clever. Cutie kittie.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Janis :-) the whole design is fabulous ! I love the check list, perfect ! :-)
Hope you had a lovely birthday :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

Happy birthday to you! I am just loving that super fun check list - too cute!

Lagene said...

Love the stacked layering for your birthday checklist card!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Happy belated birthday! I hope you had an awesome day filled with fun, love, and plenty of cake! The card you created for your friend is fabulous, and I know she will love it...especially if she takes your wise advice and follows the birthday checklist. As for your giveaway, I would love to take part in it. Thank you for offering to share one of your goodies...so incredibly generous of you. :)

Dawn Fields said...

Happy Birthday! Such a fun card...love the checklist!

Sherry Butcher said...

Happy Birthday!! TFS.
avonsherry2003@yahoo.com

Crystal said...

Happy belated birthday! Your card is cute, I love the checklist idea!

Laura Turcotte said...

Happy Birthday!!! I had to smile at your blog post---love the cats in the boxes! lol...
Your card is wonderful!! I would love to be in on the giveaway--this month, actually year, has been quite ectic for me, I could really use some cheery presents ! :)

Stampsnob. said...

The coffee sun burst is gorgeous You seem to have a bottomless bucket of really cute cat photos for every occasions......Lis

Kim Rippere said...

Thanks for sharing!

Kim
Craftisan Studios
Design Team Showcase

Karenladd said...

Super fun card and love how you added your own checklist activities! Would always love to be in on any of your giveaways of course! I must comment on that gosh darn cute cat cake while I'm at it too!!! FWF Day and Janis' birthday all at the same is almost way too much fun!!

Janis said...

Thank you, Linda!!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Mary Anne!!! I would love to make cakes that are so creative and cute!!! Alas.... :)

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Ruby!!!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Dawn!!! I appreciate your nice comment!!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Iris. Would you like to be entered into the giveaway? Please let me know.

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Well, you have had a busy week full of BDs, Sue!!! Thanks for your nice comment.
You are entered!! :)

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thank you for the lovely BD wishes, Carmen!!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Sandra!! I appreciate you taking the time to comment on your rounds!!!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Gaylynn!!!! It's so fun thinking of ways to use Unity grab bag stamps!!!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Lorraine!!! Your visit means a lot to me!!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Tanya!!!! I appreciate your nice comment!!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thank you for the BD wishes! Did you want to be entered in the giveaway? LMK.

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Crystal!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Laura. The cats in the boxes are some of my faves, too.
You are entered!! :)

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Lis!!! Heehehehe....it is the internet that has the bottomless supply of cat photos. :)

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Kim!!!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Karen!!! I know....isn't that cat cake the cutest. Some people are so creative. No telling what the poor cake would look like if I tried to make one like that! Eeek!!!
You are entered, my friend!! :)

<3
Janis

Donna K said...

Happy, happy belated birthday, Janis! I'm a bit late but I've heard that belated wishes just make the occasion last longer! Love your fun card, your post and that cake!! OH MY. I hope this year brings you nothing but good health and happiness!

ionabunny said...

Happy birthday Janis. Great card. Love all the fun cats. Especially the chocolate cake one. Yummy. Many years ago my mum made me a very cool Garfield cake for my birthday. I have a photo somewhere....... Would love to be included in your birthday giveaway. Hugz

Doudou said...

Happy birthday!lovely and fun creations and pictures☺