March 15, 2012

Happy Birthday to me


So I'm 35 today. 
And thanking my lucky stars for all that I have, and all that I've done, and all that I am :)
I may not be where I thought I would be at this point in my life, but does that really matter?
Nah. 
*smile*

I like to make myself a birthday card. I do it each year. 
Last year I made one wishing me luck on this past year's journey. It didn't work so well...
So this year, I'm all about the NOW. Right this instant. Today.
I'm going to celebrate today because who knows what tomorrow will bring!




This card looked strange no matter how I photographed it. It was too washed out in that first photo, so I took it outside to get some natural light (which I usually prefer), but it was cloudy. 
I have the worst time trying to photograph cream colored cardstock. It always looks grayish.

Flower stamp by Tim Holtz, sentiment by Papertrey Ink

Thanks for stopping by today and listening to me ramble!
It's going to be a good day :)
XOXO,

41 comments:

Elena said...

35 and so gorgeous! happy birthday to you! Love your card - we could all stand to be reminded to celebrate the everyday :)

yyam said...

Happy birthday Dana! Have a wonderful day!

Love your gorgeous card! Awesome colours! ;)

Laurie said...

I had forgotten that we are only a month and a half apart in age! Yay for 35!! I hope you have a happy day! Do something for yourself today!! Your card is gorgeous! I love the colored panels in the background! Hugs to you my friend!!

Lisa said...

The happiest of birthday wishes to you Dana! Ahhhh to be 35 again ��

~amy~ said...

happy birthday Dana!!!!

Gorgeous card and here's to a magnificent year!

alittleability said...

Happy Birthday Dana, have a wonderful craft day with your boys!

joy said...

Happy Birthday, Dana! What a pretty girl you are. And, what a pretty card you made for yourself!

Enjoy your day!

Kim S said...

Happy Birthday!! Guess what? It's my birthday too! Great day, huh?? But I'm not discussing my new age, I'll just say your 35 years looks really, really good! I do plan on treating myself to a lot of time at my craft table probably beginning with basing a card on your beautiful work!

DoBea A. said...

Happy Birthday Dana!!! Your card is beautiful, I love the color blocking and the overall softness of the card!
I hope you have the most wonderful day!!

Michele Gross said...

Hey girl! Just came by to give you a birthday hug and wish you all the best on your special day! Eat cake, have fun and be happy!! love ya!

Dawn said...

Happy birthday Dana! Everyday should be a celebration. One particular thing that has stuck with me, and changed my life, is something my dad would say without fail every time I would talk to him after he was diagnosed with colon cancer. I'd start each phone call with "how was your day?" his reply was, " well, I woke up this morning, so it was a good day." So true, and it taught me to celebrate every day I am given. So go ahead and celebrate today girl, and tomorrow, and the next day...and the next! :)

Nancy L. said...

A BIG Happy Birthday to you Dana!! May you have many more!

Berit said...

Happy Birthday!

Tina M said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! What a great idea, making a card for yourself every year...we deserve it don't we??

It's a Beautiful card and perfect sentiment...hope you have a most wonderful birthday :)

Wendy said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Dana! Hope you have FUN Celebrating TODAY. Such a great card, for a special lady. Hey, I'll be 35 in May, we are close in age.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!! The card look stunning and I think celebrating today is very important...

Miriam Prantner said...

Happy Birthday! Love the idea of making yourself a card on your birthday! This is so pretty too, love the different shades of color and the embossing. Just gorgeous. have a great day!

carefree creations said...

Happy Birthday Dana!!

pegg said...

Hope you have a wonderful day and even better year! Happy Birthday!

...:::Paulina:::... said...

Happy Birthday Dana! Hoping today is extra special for you! Wishing you lots of happiness this upcoming year.

*big hugs*

jen said...

Happy Birthday! Your card is LOVELY & what a great idea to make one for yourself!! :)

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Happy 35th, girlie girl!! Your card is gorgeous, just like you!! I'm so hoping that your day is blessed, and that your future brings even more excitement and blessings!! Hugs!!

aureliaeugenia said...

Both beautiful:You and the card!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANA !
Wish you a better happy life with health and luck!
Love you,Dana and
aureliaeugenia

Emily Keaton said...

Wishing you a wonderful birthday today, Dana!! I hope your day is filled with all of your favorite things. Celebrate it BIG!!!! (btw, LOVE your card--it's gorgeous!)

Nadine said...

Happy Birthday Dana! Beautiful card!

Melissa said...

Happy birthday!! You are so beautiful! And so is your card!

Ted said...

Have a wonderful birthday, Dana! :)

Rose said...

happy birthday girl :)
35, gosh your young still!!!
beautiful card :)

Kelly S. said...

You AND your card look smashing for your birthday! Love the design and that most awesome kraft satin and embossing:) Oh, and the lace! I hope you did get to celebrate today, Dana! Congratulations!

Dee Rose said...

Happy birthday, Dana! Your card is beautiful and so are you. Hope this is your best year ever.

Amy said...

Stunning card!!! Happy, happy birthday to you!

Jennifer K said...

Happy birthday, Dana. I hope you had a wonderful day. Here's to many more... :)

Katrina said...

Happy birthday!!! Card is beautiful!

Kara said...

beautiful card!! have a wonderful birthday!

Alyssa S said...

Happy, happy {belated} birthday!! Absolutely gorgeous card! I'm glad you made one for yourself...such a smart idea that I just may have to steal ;o)

Christina said...

I hope your birthday was truly wonderful, Dana! Your card for yourself is gorgeous, with the perfect sentiment.

Tara said...

Hey, I'm late to the party but wanted to say a very Happy Birthday to you my friend! I hope this year is as lovely as you are! CHEERS!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful card Dana, beautiful picture of yourself too! I hope you had a really really spectacular birthday! You certainly deserve it!

christy compton hall said...

Happy Belated Birthday! My hubs turned 35 a month ago too - you whipper schnappers. Hope your day was the BEST!! Love that card, all grounded & earthy :)

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Happy belated Birthday...!
I love your idea of makeing yourself a BD card, and celebrating the here and now too! After all that's the best it ever gets!!!

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday! ENJOY THIS MOMENT!