Hello, hello, hello! Well it is time for a new Glitterbabe's Challenge! Wow, that week went by sooooo fast! We had several wonderful entries into last weeks challenge...and Glitterbabe will be picking a winner tomorrow so be sure to check to see if you won! And come join in the fun for this weeks challenge! We were asked to create a card using a sketch that Glitterbabe provided...and of course...bring on the BLING! Today is sweltering hot in the Illinois Valley so I decided to cool it down...(if only in my mind!) with one of Glitterbabe's winter images called Snowman Hugs...lol a snowman hug ought to cool ya off on a day like this! I embossed my background paper with a Sizzix embossing folder and used a Krylon silver leafing pen to accent that embossing as well as frame out that background paper. Added a few glittered snowflakes to the card and glittered up the image a little. All my coloring was done with copics.
I also wanted to thank all of you who stopped by yesterday and wished me a Happy Birthday! I am so touched. I have a rough time being here every day with a full time job so I was just sooooo touched to see those wishes! I did have a wonderful day! My youngest son and family are in the Ozarks this week so I didn't get to see them but my little 2 year old Ava did tell Grandma happy birthday on the phone...made me just get goosebumps! And later on in the day I got a call from our oldest grandson (Ava's big brother) who is 10! And GUESS who came to see me on my birthday????? Glitterbabe herself!!! How awesome is that!!! Yep, Stef and Clyde stopped by, we grilled out and had some lucious ice cream cake! Later on in the evening my day was complete with a visit from my oldest son and family! Litte Collin is only 1 and isn't talking much yet but he sure joined in the festivities when the candles were lit and everyone sang happy birthday! Our Jacob is 2...soon to be 3...he sang Happy Birthday and it was awesome! Bless his heart he helped me blow out the candles and then said..."Grandma, now you are 3 like me!" These are the moments I will cherish in my heart forever...how could it get any better...the love of family and friends! Thanks for stopping in today...I am going to try very hard to get by to see all of you this weekend...it is back to work for me tomorrow after a wonderful 3 days off!