Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Happy Un-Birthday

I thought my husband needed an extra special day this year.  His birthday is the 1st January which all of his life has meant a quiet day although there seems to be a big party happening the night before everywhere. ;-)
However, this year it was quieter still as we were way up in the air somewhere between Dubai and Australia.  So a week after we returned when I finally found the time and energy I decided to give my hubby a Happy Un-Birthday.  I made this card, kids made cards, blew up some balloons to welcome him with.  Raced into town and bought a new computer chair as the old one was molding and cracking.  We made a Un-birthday cake and had chinese for tea.  Although, he had splurged and had chinese for lunch that day....lucky it is his favourite.  I think he had a lovely surprise.  We had fun creating it.

My card I started with a blank BE card and layered it with some wonderful Minds Eye (Meadow Lark) paper I received from my Secret Santa.  Aren't they lovely...the tag and the photos are from those sheets too.  The green is from my stash.  The photo I chose only because my husband loves to ride.....no, he is not as old as the photo suggests. :-)  I have inked around the edges with my Staz-on Timber Brown and distressed the bottom tag with my scissors.  I added gold dashes to the 'YOU' and two little brown triangles to the photo.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

****Remember the prize drawn at the end of January for Stamping Vacation is a $25.00 Gift Certificate for Stamps of Life.


  1. Great card for a male and what a lovely idea.

  2. Love this card! Very vintage feel, Its great!

    Thats so nice of your to do for dh!

  3. Great card but better yet your sweet story about the day. That was so thoughtful of you all to do that for him. I am sure he loved it!

  4. very pretty! your husband will love it!

  5. Oh how wonderful! Such a splendid idea for your DH and the card is fantastic!!

  6. love your un-birthday card...great idea....thanks for joining Fairy Fun Fridays!
    xxx Margreet

  7. What a great card! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  8. great card and great idea, hope it went well, thanks for joining us at Gingerloft this week, Wendy xx

  9. Fabulous card Merry, super image and love the colours and design. I am glad your hubbie was pleased with the surprise, what a lovely thing to do for him.
    Thanks for playing with us at The Stamp Man this week and good luck.
    Hope you're having a good week.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  10. What a great card and love the vintage pic :)
    Thanks so much for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges xx
    Lynn :)

  11. What a fab card! Thank You for entering The Stampman Challenge, hope to see you again x


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