Hello Friends, I trust you had a wonderful Holiday Season and are ready like me to get back to creating again! Not that I didn’t make any cards over the Holidays, as I did, but now it’t time to gat back to my Challenge blogs and somewhat of a routine again. We all do better with routines don’t you think? I think you spend less money that way. Speaking of Spending Money! Guess who finally made it to My Favorite Things Store yesterday! Yes me! I know you’re a bit jealous and you should be! WOW! All that wonderful MFT right at your fingertips! It was so much fun and a bit overwhelming. It would have been easier to say…let me have one of each please! LOL My hubby was a trooper, he was taking pics with his phone of all the cards he liked, and then helped me narrow down my selections. His choices made sense! The store is about 2 hours and 20 minutes from our home, but Hubby and I were already in Mount Dora for a few days of fun and R and R, and when I mentioned it was only 11 miles down the road, he said we were to close not to stop. I am a lucky gal!
It’s a beautiful store!
Okay, enough of me bragging….right? It’s time for our first challenge of 2017 over at Seize the Birthday and it just so happens to be time for NO Topping! So that leaves it wide open for you to get those creative juices flowing again. Just remember it has to be a Birthday card. We are also welcoming a new Surprise Party Guest for the next tow months. It happens to be Rahmat. She has been such a constant supporter of STB and it was past time for me to invite her to be our Surprise Guest. Welcome Rahmat…we are so glad to have you joining us! Here is my card.
I was a bit rushed yesterday when we got home to get everything done and ready to return to work tomorrow so this photo doesn’t quite do this card justice. It’s much sparklier and pretty in person. It just so happens to be made with mostly MFT supplies, but not the ones I got yesterday. The stamp and die set is called Bold Blooms. I have been a Very, Very bad girl this month when it comes to spending! What can I say! It’s all the discounts they have been offering! LOL The only 2 things that are not MFT is the stitched circle, that is from Stampin Up, and the sentiment I have had forever.
Sorry this post is so long, but I had a lot to say! It’s been bottled up to long. LOL Please, come on over to Seize the Birthday and join us! My teammates and Guest have some awesome cards to kick off the NEW YEAR! Happy creating! Nanc’