I didn’t forget your birthday…


I didnt Forget Birthday

Inside: I keep thinking it’s in July.

So Karen is hosting the Inspirational Card Challenge this month at Scrapbook.com and the Bonus Category is – Make a card for a belated birthday (7/2/16 – National I Forgot Day). As soon as I saw this I thought “did I forget again?” and got out my address book that has a birthday calendar in it. Yep, my step-mother-in-law’s birthday was in June not July. But to my defense I really thought it was in July. See we missed it last year but we really did just miss it last year. This year I was thinking about it and even looked and got in my head that I didn’t have birthday cards to make in June but had hers in July. So I tried to explain to her that she gets to celebrate the same birthday twice so it’s a bonus for her!! She laughed!! But also to my defense I do this with several people. If you remember last year I had to mail a card to my BFF (yes, best friend) EVERY month just so I would remember to put her card in the mail BEFORE her birthday…it worked!! And my best friend from 6th grade I still think her birthday is 9/23 when it is actually 9/22 so I also call her a day late. I have issues!! But it came in perfect timing for Karen’s challenge! Thanks Karen for helping a girl out!!

So in searching for ideals (cause my husband came up with a real cute one last year when we screwed up) I wasn’t sure what to do for this year. Well I saw a card with this saying and an elephant on it. When I read the outside of that card  the saying for the inside of my card came to me so I knew it was meant to be. I remembered Deedee’s Digis (no longer in business) had a cute elephant about not forgetting. Then I had tons of scraps that my friend left for me after helping her make signs for a wedding. Everything on this card is from scraps!!

1) MOJO Monday #456 – Use the sketch provided as your inspiration.
2) July Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus Category – belated birthday card.

Digital Image: Never Forgotten Digital Stamp (Deedee’s Digis – out of business)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Ash, African Daisy, white)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (The Garment District)
Ink: Pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Ek Success 1/16 pop dots, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Recollections enamel dots

Doggone it, we dropped the ball!


So at the beginning of June I looked at my “dates to remember” and saw my step-mother-in-law’s birthday was that month. Well, it came and went before I remembered it. Since we are really late I wanted a card that was specifically for missing a birthday. So I went searching through my images and the internet for inspiration. In hashing out ideals with my husband we came up with two dogs and a ball with the sentiment “Doggone it, we dropped the ball”. So I went directly to my Doodle Pantry folder as I remember these cute dogs. My husband is a Photoshop guru so he put the dogs and ball together to make it look like us…he even added collars…adorable!!

Doggone it

Now I saw all the red, white and blue challenges out there but since it was passed I really didn’t think I would get to play in them. But with the ball being the primary color that is what I went with. Not sure while all my cards were CAS yesterday since that is not my “go to” styles. I used Freshly Made Sketches #191 as my inspiration.


1) Less is More Challenge #231 – So onto our challenge and being the first week of the month it’s the return of the COLOUR challenge at Less is More and in honour of our friends across the pond, it could be none other than RED, WHITE & BLUE Please keep to these colours; any additional shades should be kept to neutral or metallics.

2) A Gem of a Challenge #148 – Red, White and Blue Color Challenge

3) Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge #7 – Anything Goes (must have digital image)

4) July Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – make something using a saved project or sketch you wanted to lift.


Digital Image: Doggies & Things @ Doodle Pantry Digital Doodles

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer


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