A BIG Happy Birthday shout out to my Great Aunt Alta as she celebrates her 95th Birthday! While visiting my parents in Minnesota, we received a Birthday Party Invitation for my Great Aunt Alta. I was very excited about the invitation quickly put together 2 Birthday Cards celebrating her 95th Birthday. One card for my mom to give to her Aunt and the other card for me to give to her. Unfortunately, once we arrived at the party we found out it had been canceled because one of Great Aunt Alta’s daughters was in the hospital for seizures.  I was very glad to at least have these cards.

Now, I’m not going to have a long blog post today. As you are reading this, I will be in the process of packing and getting ready to start the long car ride back home to Minnesota with my son. The road trip will take us from Minneapolis to my brother’s home in South Bend, IN. Then, I plan to leave Friday to drive most of the way home to North Carolina and finish the trip home on Saturday.

I’m glad you have dropped in and hope you’ll play along with this months SUO! Challenge.  The theme is Happy Birthday.  We invite you to come play along as this challenge starts today and ends on Friday, August 11th.

Happy Birthday Celebration


This is the card I’ve shared for the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge #180 featuring the Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set. The card also features some of my favorite colors such as Lemon Lime Twist and Melon Mambo. It’s a fun, bright Birthday Card. This is the card I gave to my Great Aunt Alta.


This is the other card that I made for my Mom to give to Alta. I actually used Wisteria Wonder and I hardly ever use this color. The card has a soft, elegant feel that I really felt was perfect for my Mom to give to Alta. This card actually uses a recent sketch posted by the Paper Craft Crew.

Don’t forget to visit the SUO! Challenges Blog to check out the creations from the other Design Team members!

I hope you are inspired to create Birthday Cards for those special people in your lives.


Inky Hugs,