It's my Birthday! ~ Let's go to the beach! :)

Ouch! Today is my birthday - eek!  Another year older and I'm feelin' it!   I woke up the morning with my daughter running down the hall saying I had to check the table, to see this yummy cup waiting for me!  A Starbucks with my name and Happy Birthday on it, lol!   They sent dh at 6:30 am and boy do they know my heart!  *Muah!*   This afternoon, dh and I are sneaking in some alone time and he's taking me to one of my favorite restaurants at the beach - the tables are right on the water, overlooking the gorgeous ocean and the waves lap right up next to you!  It's heaven on earth, I tell you!   I feel very, very Blessed!

Today is also Calendar Girl posting day and our hostess this month is April!  She gave us 3 rules to follow for our challenge this month:
1. a sketch to follow
2. the instructions to use something we are normally afraid to use in crafting and
3. to show something we are looking forward to!

For my card, I followed the sketch (mostly!), I added stickers which I steer clear of on card making, and something I'm looking forward to is summer - I love having my children home with me and the endless, carefree days we spent at the beach!  (Of course, I'll look as good as Florence in my next life! *g*)

Here is her sketch for us:

And my bright, sunny Florida card! :)

The stamped in the inside was gifted to me in a beautiful tropical beach  stamp set from my fabulous friend, Jeanette!  Thank you!

Now be sure to stop on over and see what the other Calendar Girls have created using this same sketch!


Card deets:  SU Green Galore, Yo Yo Yellow, Joanns green cardstock; PTI White (image); DSP = Doodlebug; Kraftin' Kimmie Florence stamp, primscolor markers; "Sand" embossing powder; Cuttlebug, nesties; Doodlebug stickers, Crate Paper ribbon


Kathy and Lucky said...

Have a Happy Birthday, it sure sounds like it started of perfectly, nothing better than the coffee ready to go and your lunch sounds wonderful! Love the card, so bright and cheery and full of sunshine. Have a great day!!!

Olga said...

well happy happy birthday my dear friend!!! I know you enjoyed that coffee! have fun tonight with your dinner date hehe, your card is gorgeous, I can see you soaking up the sun now, it's snowing here.......no sun at all!

Jessabells said...

Happy Birthday!! Have a great day!!


The Other Patti Sue said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you... be really happy you can't hear me sing LOL! Your card is soooo much fun! Super bright and cheerful and seems like a pipe dream in my neck of the woods! Have a great BD!

Amber said...

Happy Birthday.... enjoy your day! Great card.... love the colors!

Sue said...

Hope you are having a great Birthday,enjoy your me timeLove your sunny card..Happy Birthday Kelly xx

Becky said...

What a fabulous card! Great image and great colors.

Imke said...

Happy Birthday my friend !! I´m sure you will have a great day and dinner tonight. Enjoy !

Imke said...

I was to fast....Your card is FUN, FUN, FUN. Love the bright colors and this Kraftin Kimmie Image- Super cool !!

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday Kelly! I hope you have a wonderful day & many more birthdays to celebrate my friend!!!

Love your card btw! The colors & sketch are awesome!!!!!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh my goodness!!! Kelly, this card is AWESOME!!! The colors are perfectly you, the image is, too! And I love all the fun layers and how you decorated the inside, too!

I hope you have an absolutely awsome birthday, my friend!!!


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

happy birthday to you
happy birthday to you

can ya hear me?????

i am sooooooooo wishing you sunshine, smiles & miracles!

love the card. it's definitely YOU.

hugs and happy birthday!

April said...

I wish I even had a breach to look forward to...lol

Wonderful take on my challenge - and just remember, you can never be wrong or craft ugly on your BIRTHDAY!!

Barb said...

First--Happy Birthday Girl--have a wonderful day--hope it is great and you get some awesome cake!

Love your card-it jsut screams spring with the bright colors!

kadie said...

I LOVE It!! What a wonderful start for a day to celebrate wonderful YOU! So happy that you and DH are getting to sneak off and have a little QT on your special day! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my sweet friend!

And I love this card too...it's how I picture you livin' in that beautifully warm weather!

Stacy said...

Happy happy Birthday my friend! May God fill your year with blessings!!! your card is fabulous! The colors are stunning and what a cute image!!! Fun!

sandra said...

Happy Birthday!
I can see that it started great and I hope that you will have great rest of the day!
Great card!
Love those bright colours!

djones said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! What do yo mean you this card will do. It is fantastic! I love the way you used the sketch and your colors are fab! What a great image - you did a fantastic job with April's challenge.

Ruth said...

Happy Birthday!
I love the colors. Like really love the colors. Makes me think lemon lime too.

Thank you for sharing!

Barb said...

Happy Birthday!! It sounds like your are having a wonderful day already! Why do I feel this card is a direct reflection of you today? Hmmmm? It is stunning! Big hugs!

Gail said...

Happy birthday!! I love the cards with those nice bright cheery colors you used!!

Silli said...

Happy, happy birthday my sweetie...I wish you a happy new year... ALLES GUTE! Die Karte ist toll!

jimlynn said...

LOVE this little card! What a darling image and fantastic papers! So cute - oh, and did I mention your fantastic coloring!!! Just great.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! Hope you and your husband have a wonderful time tonight and hope you have a fantastic day!! AND have many, many more of those birthdays!

Terry said...

Happy Birthday Kelly!!

Your card is sooooo cute! You did a great job, and yes, I can see the bits and pieces of the sketch in there!!

Love the colors on this one too...very summery!!!

♥ hugs to you on your special day!!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!! Sounds like you had a terrific day!

Florence looks so happy sitting there!!! I'd love to be on a beach right now! Work up to 29 degrees this AM!

Love the bright and cheerful paper too :)

Have a great evening!

Carol W said...

Happy Happy birthday my sweet Friend...I love, love, love this card...so well done...you rocked this challenge. I love the colors, the image and the sand under this beauties buns...heehee..Great job, I feel like I'm out there with her...(wishful thinking I know but the card inspires me to think "fun in the sun"...) woohoo...♥♥♥

:: BlueInks :: said...

I am so glad that you get to go do something great today. You deserve it!

Your card is amazing. The colors are perfect and Ms Forest was so nice to gift you the perfect Kelly stamp set!

You colored the image well. I am with you - I am a sticker phobe! ;)

Enjoy today~

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday!

I love your card! The colors are perfect.

Marlene said...

your card is a hoot! I LOVE it!!!!

Holy hotness, it's your birthday!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I hope you're being royally spoiled today.

Got a little mail today! Sent you an email....thank you!xoxox

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Happy Birthday! What a perfect start to your day! Loving the coffee! and perfect to sneak some alone time in!

I hope you have a great day! Adorable card!

xiumaiyuki said...

Happy, happy birthday, Kelly!!! Wishing you the best day ever!!! But it sounds like you already are having the bestest day. You soooooooo deserve it! Does your family know how to rock a bd or what?!

Your card is so much fun! Is that you, hon, soaking up all the sun... that is what I'd like to be doing right now. :o) Loving it!!!

~Laurie said...

Great card! I love the bold bright cheery colors and how you did the inside! TFS!

Kelly said...

Happy belated birthday Kel. Hope it was the best ever! Love your card. Great paper and is perfect with that cute image!

Anne Marie said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Kelly...I'm SO sorry I am a day late! It's just an excuse to keep the celebration going a little longer! I LOVE this card!! Perfect for your special day! :)

~Paola~ said...

ohhhhhhh!!!!! this card makes me smile from ear to ear! It is absolutly FUNtastic and soo sooo YOU!!!!:o)
Love love loveeeeee this awesome image U used and the wonderful d/p U so well coordinated w/ your coloring>>>*AWESOME*!!!:o)

Deedee Anderson said...

I'm a day late, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY, sweetie! I hope that it was every bit as wonderful as you are -- sounds like it was off to a teriffic start! What a fun card! Each of the Calendar Girl posts that have seen so far has been so different. This one is just so YOU! Love the sweet beach scene and the wonderful sand you added -- too fun!

Kate said...

Happy belated birthday!! I'm so sorry I'm late in my well-wishes but it does sound as though you had a glorious day! What a wonderful card - although it is making me a little bit jealous to think of you in sunny Florida while I'm still wearing a hat and mittens to go outside! At least much of the snow has melted now (although not all, mind you!).

Lorie said...

Happy belated birthday! Your card is so sunny and it's just YOU through and through! That lovely blonde lady soaking up the summer sun! I LOVE this card!!!

Love you, too!