Cards for the Birthday Girls

Two of my nieces (sisters) have birthdays two days (plus 2 years) apart and this past weekend we got together to celebrate.

It’s been a pleasure to watch them grow into women and they are both wonderful mothers.


Renee’s card (top) was made with SEI scrapbook paper that I’ve had for a long time. I found a nice script R, traced the outline and cut it out of the pink patterned paper. The butterfly sticker is also from an old SEI kit. I mounted the butterfly on a foam dot, first dusting the back of the sticker with talcum powder to tame the glue.

I started Lupe’s card by adhering the blue washi tape in three strips. The stickers were all part of a set I got from a cute boutique in Palo Alto. I gave the banner letters the same treatment with powder and foam glue dots, raising them up off of the cardstock.

Happy Happy Birthday Ladies!


Birthday Card for Niece Amanda

Close-up of flower embellishment

For Amanda’s birthday I wanted to make a card that reflected her fun spirit. She’s not much of a pink girly type. Her favorite Disney character is Tigger and I thought of him when I saw the orange flowers.

Inside of Amanda's Card

I also remembered how much she loved a trip to Hawaii she took after she graduated high school so I wanted a slightly tropical feel.

Happy Happy Birthday Amanda!

I traced the letters on the envelope and filled them in with tombow pens.

Happy Happy Birthday to Amanda! We’re so proud of her!

Happy Birthday Lego – My favorite toy and gift to give.


Apparently yesterday was not only National S’more’s Day but also Lego’s birthday. I start giving my nieces and nephews Lego (Duplo) at about age 2. And a small Lego kit is included in every Christmas socking (Santa is smart that way). Lego’s store in Downtown Disney was recently remodeled. Check out the awesome sculptures inside, outside, and around the store. All made from the standard-size bricks.





See more of my Lego Pictures on Flickr. Including the San Francisco in Lego exhibit at Legoland.