Happy Birthday .... to me! ♥

Hi there!
Yes, today is the 'big day' and I'm 29 - again
 It's so much fun how that happens ........ like every year! 
 I know, right?! :)
By the time this posts, I will have already been in the Florida Keys,
one of my very favorite places to be :) 
Sandy beaches, blues skies, lounge chair, a mojito (or 3 or 4!)
We hoped my son would finally recover enough to keep the trip -
and he did!  We have canoeing, lots of seafood eating, snorkeling
and more on the itinerary of fun lined up ♥

Back to my card!
I am in a group on SCS, founded by Jeanette, where for one month,
 we are showered with card kits from all the other members.
The next month, we shower the next person and so on and so forth.
This month, March, I'm up - yay! :)
I'm starting out with Terry's kit first since it's a *beary special* kit
and fitting for the occasion today ~ thanks, Terry! 

I followed the current Deconstructing Jen sketch,
letting this adorable bear be the focal point,
and then added a few buttons here and there, as is my custom :)
I also decorated the inside of the card as I like to do
but I couldn't find the photo of that -
must be birthday brain!
hee hee!

Have a wonderfully fabulous weekend!
Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!


  1. Your vacation sounds like so much fun, I wanna come :).. Awesome card, love all the different design papers..
    Happy Birthday.. hugs..

  2. Happy Birthday Kelly and it sounds like your holiday is something special. Kelly your card is also something a little special I absolutely adore that teddy image also the fab colourful papers and design, superb make.
    lorraine x

  3. Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy your vacation! What a wonderful birthday present...I might add. I love that dsp used behind your bear...Great card! What a great idea for kit exchanges! So stinkin cool!

  4. Gosh, I sure wish I was celebrating your birthday with you girl!! Sounds like fun and warmth!! It's a high of 47 degrees over my way today!! No playing on the sandy beaches here!! LOL!!

    Your card is absolutely adorable and you've done a fantastic job with the kit provided to you!! Love that colorful background too!! :)

    I do wish you an absolutely wonderful day full of fun and surprises my friend!! Happy birthday!! Oh to be 29...again! :)

  5. that's so bright and fun and adorable! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! :)

  6. Enjoy your birthday vacation! Fabulous card too. Love the bright colors and how you tucked some of the buttons behind the image (so cute).

  7. Happy, happy birthday, Kelly!! I hope your day is filled with much love and happiness!! I'm so jealous you are in the Keys!! Enjoy your trip!! Your card is gorgeous!! The bear is so sweet!! I love the colors, papers and design!! Fabulous!! Safe travels my friend and again, happy, happy birthday!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Cute and fun card Kelly - AND a big Happy Birthday to you too! Hope you're having a great time.

  9. Wonderful birthday card and the background is fabulous! So glad your son felt well enough to join the birthday celebration! Happy 29th again!

  10. Happy Birthday! I like the bright colors in that paper.

  11. I love the way you used the buttons behind the images! Great card.

  12. So cute! Love the bright colors and your take on the sketch. Happy birthday a day late, but was thinking of you. I know you are enjoying that time off with the family.

  13. Happy belated birthday! I know you're enjoying the Keys. Awesome! I wish you all the best in the coming year.

  14. Happy birthday Kel! Glad to have you in the blogging group. I love how colorful and bright this turned out.

  15. Happy Birthday dear friend - and I do love your card - it's a real cutie.

  16. You are the master of color and pattern, Kelly! I hope your birthday was as perfect as this precious card!!

  17. This is just adorable! I love the fun bright colors you used on this! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Deconstructed Sketch. :)

  18. Oh my gosh, this is adorable. What a great take on the sketch. Loving the bright colors and sweet image.
    Hope your birthday was the best!

  19. GORGEOUS!! Such a wonderfully happy card and so fitting to celebrate your special day. You are SO LOVED, my friend and I wish you all the best in the year ahead! (fun to see you playing with us at The Deconstructed Sketch too!!)

  20. Happy belated Birthday to you! It sounds like you had a very special day. Hope it's your best year yet!
    Your card is just adorable...I really like the happy, cheery colors you used! Blessings, Jill

  21. That card is so darn cute!! I did a good job putting together the kit for you and you did a GREAT job on the card!! I will have to use your card as inspiration for some that I have to make!!

    Love it Kelly!! And glad you liked the kit!!

  22. Bold, brilliant & so very cute. Love this sweet little teddy, and that bold graphic background highlights his sweet self so beautifully. I always love a card with buttons, and there's some great coloring on this too. Enjoy the Keys. It's beautiful here outside of Tampa too. Glad your son got better so you could enjoy a little holiday. TFS & Hugs

  23. First of all...HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kelly. Love the Florida colors. It is the perfect card for a celebration. - Jim

  24. Happy belated birthday gorgeous lady....29 again//// how do you make that happen hey...tell me your secret.
    Now your card it is one I just love and the colours, image and whole card are full of beauty...loving this..
    xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

  25. Hope your birthday wonderful (sounds amazing!). Glad your son could join you! I have never been to the Keys, but hope to someday! Your card is so so lovely, the colors and the bright buttons. So happy! Wishing you a great "29th!" year ahead!

  26. Kelly I hope your Birthday was everything you wished for. The colour combination on your card is so happy too!
    Gee that 29 comes around very often doesn't it?

  27. Wonderful card- Berry Special and perfect for you for your 29th B-day celebration! I know you will have a blast in the keys with the family- enjoy the warmth and the beaches, and hope you get nice and relaxed!

  28. What a darling card and HAPPY BIRTHDAY (belated). Oh, we are all no older than 29, right? :-) It's such a cheerful card with all the awesome, bright colors.

    So happy your son was well and could make the trip. It sounds fabulous.

  29. I hope you had a wonderful birthday! I too am 29! Have been turning 29 for quite a while now and never tire of it. Love your card creation. What a fab sounding group!