Friday, January 29, 2016

My 250th post!

I swear, when I started blogging, I didn't really think that I'd make it to my 250th post. But 4 or 5 years later, here I am.

In some ways, it's taken me a lot longer reach this milestone than I'd expected or hoped. Life sometimes just gets busy. Other times, my motivation to craft is just not there. I have found that the times, like now, when I'm in an active blog group are ones when I'm most active. It helps knowing that there is a group of people who will pop over to your blog and comment on  your cards. I mention that because I hope that not only will you comment on my cards, but you'll also take a look at the blogs listed on my sidebar and give my cyber friends some love!

There really isn't much going on right now, so nothing else to share. I'm in a book/study group at church, looking at a book called Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, and I'm really enjoying it. We're gearing up for budget season on the school board. And I'm managing to keep up with my hockey pools this year. So life is good.

Here are my cards:

I've been spending a lot of my card making time working on my stash of card kits and this one has been there for a long time. I love the way the different label dies look together. And the 'Wish Big' stamp is actually punched out of the old SU ornament punch. The big dot embossing folder has really grown on me, too. 

CCEE1604 - Chocolate Cake Day

The toughest thing about this challenge was choosing which card to post for it. I make a lot of birthday cards that involve cake images. Why? Because I love cake. Birthdays are all about the cake and the presents, when you think about it. LOL. 

Love these darn birds! What more can I say? 

Card Details:

Wish Big - All Products Stampin Up
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamp: I can't remember - it's retired.. will try to find the set name
Other: Embossing folder, framelits

Happy Birthday - All Products Stampin Up
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Unsure... 
Other: Cupcake Builder punch, oval punch, scallop oval punch, border punch, dots embossing folder

Bird Card
Stamps: Bird Crazy, Dyane Reavley verse
Cardstock: Bazzill White
Ink: Stazon Black, Memento Black
Other: Tombow markers, Sizzix dies 


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Congrats on reaching 250! And what fun cards, too!

Doni High said...

Congrats on your 250th post! On the wish big card the embossed red background really shows off the center panels beautifully. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

Teresa Kline said...

sweet cards, these are all so fabulous, luv the birdie card and how you did the sentiment! so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

Lynn McAuley said...

Thanks for sharing this fun cupcake card with the CCEE Stampers in their Chocolate Cake Day Challenge, Tania!!

And boy do I love those crazy birds!! They are so much fun to work with! Great card!

Sami said...

I really like the cupcake card... I have a thing for cupcakes lately!

Katydid Cards said...

Congrats on your 250th post! Here's to 250 more! These cards are all great. I really like the sentiment you use on the crazy bird!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Congrats on 250 posts! Wahoo. Love the red card and how you have highlighted the sentiment. Also loving the bird image.