Thursday, April 14, 2011

Masculine Birthday Card and Blog Candy

My boys celebrate their birthdays this month and I have blog candy to celebrate! (Later in the blog.)

I have been busy cleaning house for the grandparents visit, getting birthday cards done and helping Scott get a job. All this while dealing with my painful eyes-which are getting better, but still have a long ways to go. And we are still fighting the insurance company on the chemo...sigh.

On top of it all the spring broke on the garage door opener. My driveway is too slanted
for me to be able to get in and out of the SUV if I park there. And the driveway is too short for a car to park without ending up on the sidewalk. (Don't start me on contractors who violate codes and get away with it.)  Because of Association rules I can't park in the street. So the garage had to be fixed ASAP. Ugh!

As a result of life happens I have been neglectful of the blog. I do apologize.

On the positive,Scott started his new job today! Let's all shout with joy! It's was supposed to be 3 months part-time but if he got a good evaluation it would become full-time with benefits. However Mr. Positive Attitude went in to work today and came home starting full time immediately! What an answer to prayer! It's been a long 6 months of unemployment. The good news is though he has matured by years over those 6 months and seems to be much more appreciative of how hard it is to find a good job.

 What a relief! It's been a long 6 months. It's going to take some adjustment though. We had to get up at 5am today, lol. There was a huge discussion on the way to work that Scott was going to have to tell his friends good-bye at 9 pm. Coming in at the wee hours of the morning have come to an end. Thank goodness. My lecturing was have no effect! LOL

Ok on to the card:

Card Recipe: Brick paper from my scrap stash, Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro High Tack for ribbon placement, Hero Arts Joy Ride, Hero Arts Yummy Treats Clear Stamp,
 Michaels' Brown Ribbon, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink,
Hero Arts Cream Water Color Paper, Hero Arts Earth Mixed Accents Basic Grey Life of the Party Paper Pad, Spellbinders Labels 16.

Now for the blog candy. In celebration of the boys' birthdays and the fact that I
 have over 50 wonderful and supportive followers with over 1500 page views since I started 2 months ago, I think we should celebrate big time. So how about this?

To win this blog candy you need to:
 1.Be a Follower
2. Leave a comment (each comment through May 1st will earn an extra entry.)

To earn an extra entry post the candy on your blog or facebook:) Please be sure to let me know, so that I can add an extra entry for you:)

I will announce the winner on May 2:) International bloggers are welcome:) Yopu will have one week to respond with your address or I will pick another winner.  GOOD LUCK!

Take time to enjoy the small things in life!



  1. Awesome candy...thanks for being so generous....TFS!
    kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

  2. Hi Elizabeth!! I'm glad you feeling better I have an award in my blog!!

  3. Thanks for the great looking candy!! I truly adore your card...I am in love with that brick paper!

  4. Beautiful card! I love the rich browns and the vintage image!

  5. New follower to your blog, you stopped by mine as well during the Link Up Party.

    I just love this card!

  6. Love your card..
    Momo sent me..
    Just became your newest follower..Would love it if you decided to follow my blog.

  7. Great card! I always have such a hard time with masculine cards!

  8. Oh My...your card is great. The blog candy...well, you have the perfect combo here. Congratulations on all the followers and blog hits! How fun :o)

  9. "Momo Sent Me"... Just poppin' in to say "Hi"... and take a look around. My first time here and a new follower... *Ü*. I'm looking forward to visiting with you often.
    **Lots of Hugs**
    P.S. I ♥ your creativity... *Ü*!

  10. Happy birthday for your sons!!!
    Thanks for the candy and hope everything goes ok from now and over!!!

  11. Love your card and congrats to your husband on the new opportunity! Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower! I'm now one of your newest followers!

    What an awesome giveaway too! :)

    Take care!

    ~ Lynda

    rlhamm1 at gmail dot com

  12. First Off I want to thank you for comming over to my blog and becomming a follower! I love getting new followers!! I want to wish your son's a very Happy Birthday!! Thanks for the chance at some super sweet Candy!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  13. Luv that brick paper, congrats on the BD's, and thx for a chance to win some blog candy. Hugs


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