Friday, February 3, 2012

Happy Decade!

I have a really big problem that can lead to insomnia for me!  Creativity as I am going to sleep or during my sleeping is a problem...I laid in bed worrying about all the things I needed to get done before my daughter's 10 birthday party.  Knowing that I had to find time without her around to get her card done, and I only have just a couple of days.  I had the basic idea but I did not know how I was going to do it was the problem.  Well, last night I was very tired and wanted to got to bed early!  Then it happened!  Thank goodness for the Gypsy!  I laid there in bed flopping around and more ideas of creativity came to my mind...and I knew if I didn't get up and start creating it, at least on my Gypsy, I would forget or never get any sleep!  So this was the plan and how it all came about. 

You may ask, "Why did you do a house for a little girl?"  And, "Why does it say Happy Decade, instead of Happy 10th Birthday?"  Well, I am so glad you asked! 

First I will start with the house idea.  At Christmas my sweet, soon to be 10 years old, in a couple of days, received a much wanted doll house for Christmas.  She was delighted!   She already knew what color she wanted the outside to be and what color the door is going to be and such.  All very planned out, just moments from opening the kit with her Daddy.  Well, once Daddy and her saw how many pieces there are and what all they have to do, they soon began the task of painting it with a coat of primmer and such.  They have dreamed up so really great ideas and now they just have to make them a reality!  So that is my inspiration to why the house!  As you can tell, she wants her house to be a reddish color with a white front door!  Plus, I bought for her birthday, a miniature dog with a dog bed and food, for the doll house.  So that is why the dog on the porch!  
Okay, now to answer the decade question.  Well this same sweet, soon to be 10 year old, is full of love and laughs, and hugs and lots of personality, she says on New Year's eve/day right after we had just watched the ball drop on T.V.,  "I am turning 10 this year, so I want everyone to say Happy Decade, not Happy 10th birthday!"  She was very serious!  Boy did she get a laugh from all of us!  She is so funny and always ready to laugh at anything.  She is still holding to that idea though, so much so, that her birthday cake even says that, too. 
So there you have it!  A long story/reason, to why!  I hope I didn't bore you to sleep, but I just wanted to share it with you all.

I used:
Winter Woodland Cartridge for the House
Plantin SchoolBook Cartridge for the flowers
Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge for the bike

Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge for the picket fence and the grass
Gray and black and yellow card stock for the basic card and the roof and the windows
Core'dinations Super Assortments Sandable Card stock for the red house front
Dimensional tape
Red, silver, and black Stickles on the bike
Green Copic Marker for the window treatments
Flower Soft:  Delphinium Blue, Sweet Pea and Meadow
Gold brad for the door knob
Paper flowers and iridescent rhinestone from my stash
The sentiment is computer generated

I am very happy at how well this turned out!  Way better than I thought it would! 
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!


  1. Beth the beauty of your card is second only to the beauty of your post! I am thinking of maybe saying I am 5 Decades old think that sounds younger than 50 ha ha. Your card is amazing all the details the door knob, bike, flowers and dog it the door way just perfection. Thank you so much for joining my challenge.

  2. AWESOME! and Happy Decade Victoria! She sounds like a lovely creative young lady! Joined your blog too as you are a lovely story teller :)