It's a BIG CELEBRATION day!!
Today is my lovely neighbor Helen's 93rd Birthday - 93!! She still lives independently and up on the third floor. She exercises everyday - she walks up and down the stairs, she cleans the building, and she delivers the mail that doesn't fit in our skinny mail boxes. I live in a small apartment building that was built in the late 40s early 50s and she has been a resident for nearly 35 years. She is an absolute dear. I just had to make a card to celebrate her life.
It's two years since I began my blog and posted my first card so I though it befitting to post today's card with the same stamp set I posted two years ago. I have certainly seen progression in my craft over the past two years. I want to say thank you to all the followers that I have and all the wonderful comments that I have received. In the past two months I have gained 5 new followers and I want to say thank you and welcome! I hope that you'll enjoy my creations as I plan on finding the balance that I need when I go back to work and start the new school year and continue to get to the gym! I have had such a wonderful time over this summer break being able to be creative. I don't want to give that up when I return to work.
Although this is a celebration, I am sad too! The card I made today is the first set that I bought from There She Goes Clear Stamps - Cupcake Mix & Match. I bought it on May 25, 2009 - two years ago! Now I proudly own 58 of Jessica's sets with 5 more on their way! Can you tell I'm totally hooked? I think it's an awesome coincidence that the first stamp set I purchased is in the same month that I was asked to be Guest Trendsetter. I can't tell you how elated I was to do this. My term was for May and June and June ends in 2 days. So my time as Guest Trendie is over, but my love and use of TSG stamps is far from over. I want to thank Jessica, TSG owner for the most wonderful opportunity ever. I also want to say a big thank you to Holly, Sr. Trendsetter for believing in me and being the best person I have ever had the pleasure of having as a friend.
I am also posting this card onto Mojo Monday week 197 as this is where I got the inspiration for the layout.
Thank you for celebrating with me and I look forward to another year.
Stamps: There She Goes (Cupcake Mix & Match); Close to My Heart (Card Chatter-Birthday)
Paper: Bazzill (avalanche); KI Memories - Enchanting Paper Pad; Recollections - Bright and Basics
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cricut (Cricut Lite - Lacy Labels); pearls & white ribbon (stash)