Saturday, June 4, 2016

Happy Birthday.... to me! : )



Every since I was a little kid I have loved my birthday!! : ) my parents made our day special and my amazing family has continued that tradition! heeheehee



We are having a wonderful time with Katie. Yesterday was a full day of fun but before all that just the two of us "hiked" around this beautiful Lake : ) It is mostly a leisurely stroll but there is one difficult part where you indeed have to hike a bit.



Here are some Geese we saw sunning themselves on the shore.



Awww! right? I hope you can see what looks like strands of pure gold woven through their soft down as the sun hit them just right : )

I didn't really make this Birthday card for myself! LOL but I did have fun making it for the "Background Stamping" challenge at Serendipity Stamps!



I inked up my Sun Gardens image in Real Red ink and stamped two images - side by side - on my top panel.  Next I colored just a few of the flowers with my Prisma Pencils.  I layered some scalloped black cs behind the panel and my fun Happy die on the front before popping up the panel with foam tape : ) Easy Peasy!!



I hope you'll join the Serendipity Stamps challenge.  It is a month long challenge and there is a prize!! woo hoo!!

Today we will celebrate by doing a little more touring - then going to Bear Country USA! (love that place!!) and finally out to eat at one of my favorite restaurants.

Thank you for stopping by today! I love it when you visit : ) I would love to know YOUR birthdate!

Patti

Supplies:
Sun Garden by Serendipity Stamps
Happy die by Serendipity Stamps


34 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Many Happy Returns of the Day...You look like you are having a fabulous time with Katie, great photos, thank you for sharing x What a lovely Birthday card you made for yourself lol....Great idea to keep it all to the one colour, very clever and so very effective. Enjoy the rest of your break x Thank you so much for your very kind comments on my blog, very much appreciated x

Karren said...

Beautiful card! The black makes everything pop. And Happy Birthday to you! Gorgeous photos.

Lisa said...

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays Patti!! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! Love the colors, flowers and the elegance the blacks brings!! Wonderful photo of Katie!!

Nancy said...

I wanted to thank you for your kind words on my blog and decided to have a look at your lovely work. I am your newest follower and I would be so happy if you would also follow me. Hope you had a Happy Birthday!

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Patti. Looks like your are having a great time with Katie. Great pictures.

Linda said...

Oh and beautiful card too.

TaeEun said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Patti!!! The photos of the lake look heavenly! And your card so pretty! Love the monochromatic and simple coloring and the black border!

Asha said...

Happy Birthday, sweet friend! Wishing you many years of good health and happiness.
Much blessings always.
BIG BIG BIG Hugs,Asha

Lynne in NI said...

Happy Birthday Patti!! Hope you had a great day! Mines in just over a week's time, but I don't reckon I'll be spending it in such a fabulous location! Great pics, your daughter is beautiful :)

Lynne in NI said...

Ha, forgot to say that I love your card too ;)

Birgit said...

I hope you had the happiest birthday, Patti! It sounds like it was a wonderful day. Your card is super sweet and I just love the stamped background!! I hope you joy continues throughout the year!!

Jeanne said...

Happy, happy birthday (a little bit late now, but still heartfelt)! It sure looked and sounded like you had a marvelous day. Your celebratory card is beautiful. I really like the stamping in red, with the random coloring in. Way to make this pop, along with the bits of black. So striking! Thanks for sharing the photos. The sweet young lady is very pretty and those geese look sweet (for the moment). I can tell your weekend has been amazing. :)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello there, Patti, and sorry I missed your big day! Please accept my belated greetings! It looks like you are having a lot of fun - what beautiful photos! Your card is gorgeous! I love the beautiful flowers! Hope your weekend continues to be filled with fun! Enjoy your visit with Katie!

Colleen said...

Happy Birthday a day late Patti!! WOW what a beautiful scene you captured on the camera...your granddaughter is a beauty, but what God created behind her is amazing! Gorgeous card too!! Glad you can share your country with your family, it is beautiful and picturesque! I think you are entitled to a "birthday week" and treated like a queen! God bless! Heart Hugs, Col

Verna Angerhofer said...

A gorgeous card design and a very happy belated birthday to you. I hope you had a fun day of celebration with your family. It is so nice to have someone share birthday cake with you or help you celebrate in some way on your special day.

Kim Heggins said...

Lovely card...what a gorgeous background! Love your sweet photos too, so pretty.

Theresa Krout said...

So glad you are able to spend a special day with your special girl. I can see you had a great time at the lake. Wonderful pictures and great card too! Wish I was there....

Nancy said...

Oh....I had no idea it was your Birthday! Happy Belated Birthday sweet friend! Loved reading your post and your GD is so pretty! Looks and sounds like you are having a great time with her! What a gorgeous view! You live in a beautiful place! HUGS!!

Nancy said...

Oopps...Love your card too!

Nora N. said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! What lovely photos!! Looks like you had a beautiful day. LOVE your card. The colors are so pretty!!

A splash of color said...

Happy Birthday Patti, I'm so happy you got to celebrate with Katie. Your card is just lovely and I do wish I were there.. looks so very nice and peaceful. Love you more than my luggage.. Susan

Jodene said...

Happy Birthday Patti! I love your card. And I especially love that photo! Where in the world is that? It doesn't even look real, it is so gorgeous. Amazing scenery, I would love to walk there although I'm guessing it would be a long plane trip for me. lol

Jill said...

Katie is a beauty and it looks like you had a super day! Hope you got to open all your presents. *wink, wink* Love this card as well. HUGS!

*Vicki* said...

Always love your cards and good for you on celebrating with a treat for yourself! :) Wishing you a wonderful birthday my friend!! Enjoy the rest of your break! HUGS

Leslie Miller said...

Happy birthday to you, and what a cheerful card for your post today! I must say I'm in awe of the lake photo you shared. Such a beautiful place, and a beautiful granddaughter to boot. I would love to walk around that lake. Wow!

Marybeth said...

Im so bad the day came and went and I even got a clue! Happy Birthday to you Patti! I’m happy you had a good one , the lake looks gorgeous so do your pictures! Katie is beautiful too!

Karen Amidon said...

Happy Birthday, sounds like the perfect day! Like the floral image stamped in red and the black scallop edges compliments it perfectly!

BeverlyAnn said...

Beautiful Subject, beautiful setting :) Happy belated... love you!

Joyce said...

Happy birthday to you. Your card is beautiful--love your background stamping and bit of coloring. And, what a bunch of beautiful photos, including your stunning granddaughter.

Marlena M. said...

Happy Birthday Patti! Lovely photos~Katie is beautiful! Your card is amazing~

Taunya Butler said...

Patti - dear friend, please forgive the lateness of this comment and HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISH!! You are such an amazing person, sweet, giving, and a creative genius!! You always delight me with your cards and this one is NO EXCEPTION!! Beautiful and I love the pops of color on the white background - just so amazingly done!!! Happy day to you and I am so glad you got to enjoy some time with your lovely granddaughter!! Hugs!!!

Kathy Mc said...

How wonderful that Katie is able to spend quality time with you as well as be there to help celebrate your big day. I'll bet it was awesome. Love your photos from your hike, and your colorful card is awesome, Patti!

cm said...

Belated Happy Birthday, and what a special time you had, with your most special Katie! Your photos speak a thousand words of "outstanding times had by all." Your card is a lovely floral celebration! Smiling!
Hugs~c

Jeanne J. said...

Happy belated birthday! Beautiful card - you're going to put me to shame on the SSDT! I always see this image in a rainbow of color, but the monochromatic design is so pretty Patti! Well done! Thanks for showing me this stamp through new eyes! Your nature photos are beautiful too!