Tuesday, October 14, 2008

It's my Day!

Today's the day....well, my birthday that is! I'm 36 years-young today but my daughter says I'm old...LOL! But, I remember being that young and thinking that 20+ is old. I really don't feel old it's just a number to me but then again, let's see if I say that next year...LOL!

Also, for months now (feels like years) I've been planning to purchase my very own and first home. I was finally pre-approved for a loan and we just put a bid on a cute condo for me and my daughter last night. I'll find out by Friday, if I get it... so it'll be the longest 4 days of my life. And if I get it... it would be one of the best birthday gift ever. WISH ME LUCK!

Anyway, on to the cards. I CASE'd this card from this week's Featured Stamper on SCS, which was Anne Ryan. Here's the card that I CASE'd.

I kept the same layout of the card but change the sentiment and the color combination. Both sentiments is from Stampin' Up Heard from the Heart and was stamped on Whisper White card stock. Both ends of the card stock was embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and scored the middle with Scor-Pal. The base of the card is measured 4 1/4" x 10" folded in half using Aqua Mist and Spring Moss PaperTrey Ink card stock and match it with 5/8" Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon and finished it with a Thank You and Love charms.

Stamp: Heard from the Heart from Stampin' Up

Paper: Whisper White from Stampin' Up, Aqua Mist and Spring Moss card stock from PaperTrey Ink

Ink: Basic Black from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots embossing folder, Scor-Pal, Aqua Mist and Spring Moss Swiss Dot Stain Ribbon, Silver Cord, Metal Charms and Stampin' Dimensional

59 comments:

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

First of....Happy Birthday Catherine!!! I am so thrilled for you and I know the wait until you find out about the condo will be long. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Absolutely stunning cards. I love how you combined the CB background and scoring..I will have to CASE this!!!! My birthday is next month and I will be 46..the years go by way to fast, as I still feel like I am in my 30's...Hugs, and Happy Birthday!!!! Chris

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Hey Catherine,
Which stamp set did the Kindness come from? I do see Anne's, you did fabulous girl!! Chris

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Hey Catherine,
Which stamp set did the Kindness come from? I do see Anne's, you did fabulous girl!! Chris

pescbrico said...

Happy birthday to you!!! I sure hope you will get the house that you dream of! :) I love your card! :)

Lauren said...

Love the embossing! These cards are so pretty.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Well, happy birthday to you Catherine! Hope it's a wonderful day too. :)

Love your cards, they are simply gorgeous! Great ribbons too. :)

dpkennedy said...

Oh Catherine, Happy Birthday!! And best wishes for a wonderful new home! I really hope it works out!!

Beautiful card too! Have a wonderful day!

Holly said...

Happy Birthday Catherine! I wish you the best of luck on your new condo too! How exciting that is!
I love your cards. The ribbon is just exquisite, and the cards look so elegant. Do about four or five more and they'd make a great gift!

Michelle Ueligitone said...

Happy Birthday Catherine! I hope you have a wonderful day with lots of gifts, lol! I love the cards, they are so elegant. Eat a lot of cake for me too!

Hugs,
Michelle

Diane said...

Happy Birthday and wishing you a new home for you!!!

Lisa said...

Oh Catherine these are absolutley stunning, so pretty and elegant and well made. I am having another big sigh moment of adoration AGAIN!!! one day if I am lucky I might be able to produce a card of such standard!!!

Joy said...

Happy Birthday girl! You deserve the best and so much more...I give you all the credit in the world for being a single mom who works and provides for her daughter. I truly admire you =) Good-luck on the condo...I am praying for you to get it.
awesome job on the card too. let me know what happens. take care

Ashley said...

Happy Birthday, Catherine! Congrats on the pre-approved loan and the bid! I hope you get it. If not, it was not for sure for you - keep looking! But, I hope you get it! LOL

Jekka said...

Happy Birthday!! May you have a year filled with blessings, happiness and love.

Courtney said...

Happy happy birthday! And crossing my fingers on your bid... I know how nerve wrecking that can be!!!

Tina said...

Happy Birthday! Gorgeous cards, love those dots!

Crossing my fingers for you regarding the condo!

Dani said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :)
Good luck with the condo, it is soooo hard to be patient.
And I just love these cards!

Angie Tieman said...

Happy Birthday!! Good luck with the condo, sending all the good vibes to you that I have!!

CraftyC said...

A very Happy Birthday to you Cathernie, I do hope you've had a fantastic day, I'm only a little ahead of you (lol)
Clairex

Janine said...

Great cards Catherine!! Love those swiss dots... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU TOO!!!

Kathryn said...

Beautiful card -- I wish you ALL the luck on your new Condo -- I'll keep you in my prayers!

Also-- GREAT people were born on this day, YOU and ME!! :)

Yep -- I was born on the 14th too. :)

I hope you are having a WONDERFUL birthday. Take care!! :)

Carmen O. said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Catherine, Happy Birthday to you! Hope your day is memorable! Congrats on the pre-approval and offer, I hope you get your condo!

Beautiful cards I love the classy elegant look to them. I love stopping by and seeing your creations.

Lorie said...

Oh, my goodness Catherine! Happy, happy birthday! Good luck with that house. Make sure we get to see the pictures!

Cindy Haffner said...

Happy Birthday, love your cards.

Renée said...

Happy birthday, Catherine! I wish you a wonderful day and hope you have lots of special memories!! How exciting to be purchasing your first home. I really hope everything goes as planned and you and your daughter can move in!

Fabulous cards. I LOVE the simplicity of colour. Total WOW card, IMO. TFS!

Mary said...

Happy birthday! Good luck with that condo. I'm sure you're nervous but I bet you are equally as excited!

Ashley said...

Happy Birthday! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you about the condo!

CUTE cards! I love them!

Claudia said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day! Also, I hope you get your condo! I will send much White Light in your direction.

About the cards - they are fabulous..I will totally CASE them and post my creations on my blog.

Once agaon - good luck on the house!

Lynsey said...

Hi Catherine
Happy Birthday! Your cards are lovely, I love the swiss dots so simple but effective.
Also good luck with your new home. you must let us know how it goes!
Hugs Lynsey :)

Rach said...

happy Birthday Catherine,
warmest birthday wishes to you. your cards are stunning, so elegant and very beautiful. good luck with the new home,xxx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Stunning cards Catherine. Happy Birthday! Hope you are having a great day. Hugs, Nikki x

Emma said...

Happy Birthday!
Good luck with your new home and your cards are stunning.
Emma x

Enjoli Bennett said...

Happy Birthday!! =) I'm crossing my fingers for you!! Pls e-mail me your mailing address so I can send you a card. =) TTYL!

Alyssa said...

Happy Birthday! I hope your day is fantabulous!!! These cards are beautiful by the way - *simply* stunning :o)

Alyssa said...

Whoops! I forgot...I'm crossing my fingers and toes for you and your daughter to get the condo!! :o)lyss

Anthonette said...

Happy Birthday, Catherine! Hope you have a great one. Good luck with the condo.

Rita said...

Wow, these are GORGEOUS cards Catherine, I luv the elegance & simplicity of these cards! Good luck with your condo, I'm sure you will be fine & will be moving in to your new home soon!!!

Rita said...

OOps, I forgot to wish you a Happy Birthday! Hope your having a wonderful day!

Donna said...

Happy Birthday, sweet friend!! Love your simple clean cards - hope you get the condo & had a fabulous birthday!!

~amy~ said...

Happy Birthday Catherine!!!! I hope you have a magnificent day! Love your cards...I'm crossing my fingers for you on your condo!!! When you have a chance send me your snail mail...

Deb said...

Happy Birthday Catherine and good luck with the Condo, These are both sooooo pretty!! May have to case them!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

Happy Birthday!! I love these cards. That ribbon is fabulous, and the layouts are just perfect!

SueB said...

Beautiful cards ~ TFS!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh Happy Birthday my friend!!!! What a special gift indeed and I'll be praying for you and DD and your new home to become a reality!!! And what a truly elegant and stunning card!!!! You absolutely did Anne Ryan proud!!!

Curt in Carmel said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CATHERINE!!! I'm so excited for your condo news too! I promise I will say a prayer tonight that you get it! I'm so proud of you! Hope your day was wonderful! Please keep us posted on the news of the condo! Great card by the way! Best, Curt

Manna said...

Happy Birthday, Catherine! You are still a young pup :) Best wishes on the condo! Keep us posted!

Simply elegant cards! Love 'em both!

Theresa said...

What gorgeous, elegant cards! I love them. Happy Birthday!!! and Good Luck!!! I hope you get the condo.

Laurel said...

Happy Birthday Catherine and good luck with your condo! I hope it works out for you.

I love these cards, so classy and simple.

WhimsicalThoughts said...

happy belated birthday! hope you had a great day :)

Heather said...

Oh Man!!! I hate i missed your birthday :(!!! I do hope you had a wonderful one and will be in prayer about you purchasing the condo. It sounds like a wonderful and big step for you and your daughter:)

ink'n'rubba said...

wishing you belated birthday greetings! your card is so elegant and I love how you use the embossing folders. Fingers crossed for the condo too! hugs, annie x

Rose Ann said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! I wish you much luck with your condo too!!

Both of your cards are very beautiful, and I love how you've done them in different color schemes!!

Bethany Paull said...

These are GORGEOUS!!! And best wishes on the condo. That's so exciting.

Jen Caputo said...

Happy Birthday, congrats and good luck on the condo, and wow, what stunning cards! They are simply gorgeous, sooooo elegant!

Ann said...

Holy smokes! These are both stunning!

Happy belated birthday! Sorry I missed it--hope your day was wonderful!

Julie Masse said...

Happy belated Birthday!! Hope you had a great day and hope you get great news tomorrow!! :)

Beate said...

Happy belated birthday! I hope you had a great day!
Your cards are beautiful! So soft and pretty.
Hugs and smiles

Deanna said...

Stunning!

Carolina said...

Happy belated birthday! So sorry the wishes are late but heartfelt. I hop you had an amazing day!

Your cards are lovely! The layout and colors make the cads over the top adorable!