Birthdays…Lots of Birthdays

September is a big birthday month in our family. My mom, brother-in-law, niece (yes she shares a birthday with her dad), father-in-law, and (step) mother-in-law all have birthdays within 5 days of each other! Eeek! And since one of my goals this year was to make every card I gave, I sat down earlier this month with my Silhouette Cameo and had some fun with birthday cards!

Birthday Cards

In case you missed it, my niece’s card was actually specific to the bike that she got. Check it out here!

Bike Card

In addition to the notecards I made for my niece this year, she was getting a new bike so we got her a gift card to get a new bike helmet. I put that in this cute card.

Bike Card

And on the inside, I included this fun greeting:

Bike Card Inside

Love the fun things I can make with my Silhouette Cameo. :-)

Notecards for my Niece

A few weeks ago, my niece (along with FOUR other family members) celebrated a birthday – she is TEN. (Ummm how did that happen??) Over the summer, she started writing me with notecards I made her for her birthday last year. Can I just say…in this technological age, it made me teary to get handwritten notes from my niece?! LOVE HER! And in one of those recent notes, she asked me to make her some more as she was running low. Ask this Auntie and you shall receive!!

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Sunday Morning Musings

For the majority of my life, I was NOT a morning person. I didn’t understand how people could enjoy getting up early. I’ve always joked that I was a cat in a prior life because I just LOVED to sleep, and sleep in.

Over the past year or so though, because of work and cats who don’t understand sleeping in, I’ve become accustomed to waking up early. (For those people who are reeeaaally early birds, let me define that “early” for me is 6am.) Sleeping in now means 7am. Is it because I’m getting “old”? Maybe. But I also have developed an appreciation for getting a lot of stuff done in the mornings and still have an entire day left!

My husband still sleeps in a bit on the weekends (usually until around 9) so that gives me quiet time to myself for a couple hours each weekend morning. And this quiet Sunday morning, with a cup of coffee in hand, I thought I’d just share some updates about what’s been going on over here.

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Hi!

A couple weekends ago, I decided to whip up some generic cards that I could use any time to drop a quick note. I used the Hi Speech Bubble image and easily whipped out 24 cards on my Cameo using just two sheets of adhesive card stock. Even bundled some up to give as gifts!

Hi! Card

Hi! Card Gift Bundle