Sunday, December 7, 2014

Seasons Tweetings, and Birthday, Too....Merry Monday #137~Feathered Friends, CASology #124~Old, Seize the Birthday~Anything Goes, Lawnscaping Challenge #95~White on White, Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~Christmas/Holiday, Sweet Stampin' Challenge~Things with Wings

Hello!

My husband and I have a "deal" regarding family birthdays.  He remembers the dates on his side of the family; I remember those on my side.  While it's a fair deal (I think), it's not really a 'successful' deal, because unless something is written down, my husband is, 9.9 times out of 10, likely to forget. He's very good at forgetting, which also includes forgetting to write down things he's sure to forget.  Sighhhh.

So, on Saturday morning, before he headed off to what is becoming a marathon weekend of timing biathlon competitions, (he's home, but leaving at 7:00am and returning close to 10pm...long days) as well as playing host to a group of 10 Korean biathletes and their 5 coaches, here on a 10 day visit, I asked if he had a card for his mom's birthday, which is but a few days away. 

Predictable response, "Ummm, no. I was hoping you'd make her one," Smart man!  So imagine his surprise when I handed over the one I made on Friday, because 'someone' remembered *grin*  Hope he gets it to the post office...

While I had the embossing folder, dies, coloured pencils and gamsol out, I made a second card. Yes, you've seen these Lawn Fawn images before, but hey...they are so cute how could I resist?




NOTE: So thrilled that my card was selected for an Honourable Mention over at Merry Monday. THANK YOU!!

I'm sharing my cards over at:




Lawnscaping Challenge #95~White on White (If my card has too much colour, I totally understand if you remove it from the gallery)

Sweet Stampin' Challenge~Things with Wings - which is a new-to-me challenge

Hope his mom likes the 'Birthday Tweetings"....

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!



39 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Carol Season's Tweetings is one of my favourite stamp sets! I LOVE that you modified it to birthday--brilliant. That embossing folder is awesome--??? I think that it is very cute that you give your hubby the opportunity to forget, I mean remember. Wishing his mama a Happy Birthday--she`ll love the card!

Susanne Vargas said...

Love how you combined those adorable birdies on the branch with a tree embossing folder! Your mother-in-law will love this (if she gets it...)! ;)

Meghan said...

Love this Lawn Fawn set and you've done it proud! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Carole said...

Love these...especially the white one...tweet!! (sorry)

Notes by Nina said...

Both cards are adorable, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Geri said...

HUGE brownie points for remembering your MIL's b-day! And these wee birds could not possibly be any sweeter or more appropriate for a December b-day! Amazing transformation with a change-up of colors! The first card has a bit of 'country' while the all white is so totally 'peaceful winter'! Two more fab cards!

Monika Reeck said...

both are beautifully done but I really love the white on white ...so clever Miss C and soo tweeetttt this image makes me feel happy
looks like summer time again looking at the colors on your birdie..
Miss C if you see my last post it has a challenge at BUGABOO
they ask to make cards each day start saturday till next friday
everyday they have different theme and you can have a change to win a giftvoucher...just see the link on my last post please my friend..hugs, Monika

Kristie Goulet said...

Love both of your cards. Such cute images by Lawn Fawn.

Loll Thompson said...

Adorable. Love both versions. How sweet that you had a card all ready for hubby to send to his mom. Hopefully he remembers to mail it on time :) Loll xx

Joyce said...

Oh, these are both so fantastic and clever. Really such cute ways to use those adorable LF birdies. And, I'm sure your MIL will love her card. And, we will just keep it between us in blogland that it was her card that you entered for the cue word 'OLD' (tee hee) Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

KayM said...

Oh that is the funniest story!! Men, humph! haha! Your cards are adorable!! I have seen that embossing folder and now I want it! I love how it looks on your cards! Would never have thought to use the red card stock, but oooooh how it works wonderfully! These are some of my most favorite "Carol cards" ever!! Love those little LF birdies! And the circle cut outs.... fabulous!! ;D Hugs and happy week!!

Marisa said...

Think I have a solution to his not forgetting: For every time he forgets a birthday on his side and you remember you get to do some shopping for stamping supplies wink, wink :) Adorable cards - those birds are just too cute!

Debbie said...

Super card thank you for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin'. Debbiex

Kim Heggins said...

Fun, fun, fun! I love these, and your sweet little birdies, so adorable. And I think I may just have this set too, need to check and start cas'ing you.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Oh she will definitely think you are the tweetest ever!!! And husbands...well mine does not remember anything!!!! We just love them to bits anyways!
Thanks for joining CASology Miss C, your lovely creations are always welcome ANYTIME here. !!!

Greta said...

No doubt she'll be thrilled to receive this adorable card--love it, Carol! Wonderful layout & perfect for those cute little birdies!

Ezlie said...

cute cards. I like the embossing - nice touch.

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, these are so gorgeous, I love birds I have these on my xmas list, drooling lots :0))) hugs pops x x x

Angel Johns said...

It's a good things our husbands keep us around to help keep them straight. LOL Both of your cards are beautiful!! One of my favorite stamps sets!

Jeanne said...

So sweet! I really like your coloring. Those images are adorable. Very smart of you to remember your mil's birthday. I'm sure she'll love the card, even if it arrives a tad late. ;) Have a great week!

Diana Johnson said...

Cute cards, thanks for sharing!

Anita in France said...

So very sweet, Carol ... the combination of the cute birds with the embossed trees is fabulous! Your MIL will love it ... and DH will love you for remembering!! Anita :)

May Park said...

Love your both cards!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology. (I like the idea having a deal remembering the birthdays between you and your husband.)

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a sweet card! Love the embossed forest. Looks great in both colours. Your birdies are perfect for our current challenge. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at Sweet Stampin' for our 'Things with Wings' challenge. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

~amy~ said...

So TWEET!

Brenda said...

You are always so sweet Carol and on the ball too! Lucky for hubby that you remembered his mother's birthday! What a sweet DIL you are!! I love, love your sweet cards and yes, these little birds are just too cute not to use again and again. I am half thinking of looking for them myself as I just bought my first set of Lawn Fawn stamps. I was so excited! lol Now I just need time to play with them. But that won't happen until after the holidays now. Oh well my turn will come. I haven't seen the birch tree embossing folder Carol, who makes that one?? I so love birch trees and that is the set of Lawn Fawn stamps I got, the birch tree one with the cute fox and cardinal. So cute! I also love how you colored your birds with your pencils and gamsol! I bet you will put a big smile on your MIL's face with the birthday one! Hugs, Brenda

Shannon McComb said...

Soo very cute!!

cheiron said...

Love these little birdies. Absolutely adorable! Thank you so much for playing along with the Christmas/Holidays Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog with us this week :)

Dana said...

Sweet cards! I LOVE the cute little birds and i especially love how you did the Birthday Tweetings sentiments!! Genius!!

JoAnn said...

Love both of your cards. Such cute little birds. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

Tamara said...

Love that you did a red and a white one!! Super cute cards!
Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping :)
xx Tamara

JANINE QUINN MIDDLESBROUGH, UK said...

Such a cute cards. I love the layout and stamps you've used, they're so sweet. Just perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

jenn shurkus said...

love the 2 different takes on your card :) so fun!! thank you for playing a long with us at lawnscaping!

Samantha Casey said...

Awesome cards! I love both of them! Thanks so much for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!
-Samantha

Julia Altermann said...

You're really rocking Lawn Fawn, C! And you remind me to get out my Prismacolor pencils again, having colored with them in aaaaaaages. I like your white card best … just because I'm a sucker for white on white (I might have mentioned that previously). The stitching around the circle window, the birds … everything is perfect. As always :)

Heidi C. said...

Both cards are amazing, the birds pop up beautifuly!

Audrey said...

Such amazing cards! I love that impression plate you used! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Lawnscaping Challenges! :)

Nancy said...

I enjoyed reading your post! It's a good things our husbands keep us around to help keep their heads on straight. LOL Both of your cards are beautiful!! Thrilled you played along with us at Seize the Birthday in the middle of the Holiday Season...we sure do appreciate it!

Darnell J Knauss said...

And me? I'm SO thrilled to have received your HM card in my Happy Mail and, thus, I'm able to see how delightful it is first-hand! Thank you so much, Carol!! Happy Holiday Hugs! Darnell