I'm still alive. Still trying to make progress on Christmas. After spending 6 hours on the soccer field on Saturday, I decided to keep going and spend another 5 hours power shopping with the rest of the world. That's not really my kind of shopping, but I did pretty good crossing some gifts off my shopping list. I also had great intentions of putting the decorations on the tree, but I got side tracked when the power cord on my laptop broke. I had to borrow my great friend, Deneen's, power cord from her laptop, and I'm working on borrowed time trying to prioritize what needs to be done on my computer before giving it back to her. Then I'll patiently stalk the delivery trucks until my new cord arrives.
But I did manage to find a few projects to share this week. The first one is this birthday card that I found under a stack of papers, forgotten. I'm really bad about having birthday cards on hand. I made a point to create quite a few of them not too long ago, and they're already all gone. What usually happens is that we're on our way out to a birthday party, and there's this frantic "I need a card NOW". Then I scramble to whip up a card in 5 minutes.
And that's exactly how long this one took me to make. Alyssa was headed to a friend's house, for a little impromptu birthday get together. So in a mad rush, I went to make a card. The main reason this card came together so quickly is that most of these pieces were laying around from other projects. I had embossed the front of this white cardstock card base with a woodgrain embossing folder a while back, and never ended up using it. So that was easy to pull out.
The "enjoy" was already cut out using my Silhouette, from when I made some confetti cupcake cards. I had a handful of punched circles from the Birthday Boy collection, from Bella Blvd, that were left over from some projects. I just kind of threw it all on the card and went with it. I thought it was a decent card for a teenage boy. Then it turned out that she didn't want a card. That no one else was giving cards or gifts, so she thought it would be weird to give him one. Soooo. I now have a card for the next time a birthday comes up.