It's a HAPPY Birthday! ♥

Hi friends! 
 Today is the 28th of the month and that means .....
 it's my birthday today! ♥
And - of course, I'm turning 29! :)
Dh and I are heading off to South Beach to a very romantic
dinner for two where the candlelight tables are right on the water and
 you can hear the surf lapping in the background ... ohhhhhhh so sweet! 
Seafood, wine, my beautiful hubby - I can't wait!
Today is also the day that the Calendar Girls post our cards
and this month, our hostess is Tami ~
she had a challenge indeed!
She asked us to create a card using an old Deconstructing Jen
sketch, the color purple in honor of Julius Ceasar and
 one button somewhere on the card. Here's what she said:

Did you know that March used to be the first month of the year on the Roman calendar? It was changed to the third month by Julius Caesar. The calendar we use today is refined from the Julius to the Gregorian. Sadly, we only gained like the wee bit of a percentage of more time to craft with the change! In theme of the original first month, let's use one button on your card.

Let's make a card based on a sketch. I saw
this sketch and wanted to use it at some point. It's time! Please note, the sketch challenge is still open, so be sure to join!

Speaking of Romans, purple is the color of the day. Please use the color purple on your card somewhere. Purple was worn by Roman Emperors and magistrates. It is also the color worn by those cute little ladies you see out lunching together, wearing purple and red and a bunch of hats!
I went straight for my stack of Rich Razzleberry - that's a shade of purple,
I think!  Since the image was one of our chosing, I looked
through my stash and chose an image sent to me by my friend, Kadie,
from Lori Boyd ~ this cutie birthday girl :)
Here is the sketch:

and here's my celebration card :) 
And the inside of my card - left blank for now.

Now for my eclectic mash of papers w/ a hint of razzleberry in them,
I actually chose them on purpose after seeing an uber fun challenge
to "use your ugly papers!"  LOL!  I just laughed when I saw that -
what an awesome idea for cards :)

Be sure to stop in and see what my Calendar Girl sistahs
have made with this theme ~ and a big thanks for Tami for the challenge!
You can find all their blogs in my sidebar ---->

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!

I'll enter this into:  Loves Rubber Stamps #96 - Show us your UGLY papers!
Delicious Doodles - For that Special Female (Birthday card!)
Ruby's Rainbow - Birthdays!
 Song in your he(art) - Celebrations!


  1. Kelly this is fabulous - and I hope you enjoy your dinner tonight.
    Blessings and Happy Birthday

  2. Oh my gosh, your card is a picture of you on your birthday! Happy Birthday!!!!!!

    I really like how cute this card turned out. The colors and the polka dots are just perfect.

    Have a great celebration!

  3. Happy Birthday, Kelly! Sounds like you have a perfect celebration planned! May it be as beautiful as you are!

    What a sweet card with this precious birthday cutie!

  4. Happy Birthday, Sweet Friend! I am sure you and your DH will thoroughly enjoy this 29th milestone birthday with your romantic dinner on the beach!

    WOW!!! Your card is so pretty! You sure did an outstanding job with Tami's sketch/button/purple challenge. Love everything about your card - inside and out!

    Have a great day!!!

  5. First--Happy, Happy Birthday my Friend!

    Love your card--all of the parts fit the challenge perfectly!

    Have a great evening too!

  6. So very pretty and cute! Love the bright colors too.
    Happy, happy birthday! Hope you have a wonderful 29th - once again!

  7. Happy, happy birthday!! I hope your day is filled with much love and happiness!! Your card is so sweet!! I love the colors and adorable image!! The flower is so pretty!! Enjoy your birthday dinner with your hubby!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Oh Kelly! Happy Happy Birthday to you!!! May this year bring you lots of fun times and great memories. And may all of your birthday wishes and dreams come true my friend! Beautiful and cheery card and so perfect for this wonderful day! Enjoy! :)

  9. Happy Birthday! Hope you are having a great day. Love your darling card, cute and fun with some beautiful colors.

  10. Happy Birthday Kelly! So glad to hear you have some 'US' time with Hubby, and a romantic sounding one at that! The thought of sitting outside to eat is very appealing, but will not happen anytime soon here!!! LOVE your collection of Razzleberry DP's- fab card- such a sweet image!

  11. Happy birthday sweet Kelly, your card is perfect. I love how you pulled it all together and I'm thinking it would be a great birthday card...Enjoy your romantic birthday...it sounds wonderful...mwahhhh ♥

  12. Happy birthday! Sounds like you will have a marvelous one!!! Isn't it great to turn 29 (again)? :)

    Your card looks wonderful so ugly is not the word that comes to mind!!

  13. Cute card! I wish you all the best on your birthday, Kelly, as well as a year filled with much love, many laughs, and great health!

  14. This is so cute Kelly, inside and out.

  15. Happy belated birthday Kelly & may you have many more!!!

    Love your card & cute image you used.....FAB layout too!!!

  16. Well you turned your "ugly" papers into a beautiful creation! This card is adorable. I like how you put the image layer over the banner layer at the bottom. I need to learn to change things up.

  17. I hope you had a wonderful birthday dinner! Sounds very romantic being right on the water!

    Cute card! LOL on the ugly papers - I think they are pretty flowers!

  18. Such a sweet card! Thanks for playing along with us at A Song In Your HeART :)

  19. Beautiful card. I love the colors. Clever use of patterned papers. Thanks for joining us at A Song In Your He{ART}.

  20. Super adorable. Love the sweet image and fab colors. What a happy card!

  21. I hope you had a great birthday! I love this little cutie! The pop of yellow is perfect!

  22. OMGosh she is so cute and the design is so fabulous, it's hard to think of the paper as ugly, lol. I love it. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  23. Congratulations with your birthday hope you had a great time!
    Lovely card and yes it was a fun challenge this week at Loves Rubberstamps, you did a great job with your " ugly" papers
    HUgs Blankina

  24. Fabulous......love those juicy looking papers! Hope you had a lovely Birthday & thanks for joining us over at Delicious Doodles!
    hugs Jo x

  25. She is so cute! Wish I knew about the ugly paper challenge - I have plenty of that LOL! Hope your birthday was wonderful. Happy Belated Birthday!!!