A few months ago, my family and I went back east for a family wedding and while there we got to visit my family. Sometimes in the past when I was on vacation I would think about work and it was difficult. Work and the people seemed a world away. That is sort of what it was like for me. But life still went on for my friends here. Especially for one friend who turned a significant number this year. Since we got home, I helped out with school parties, MOPS at church got ready for both Hanukkah and Christmas and geared up for having the children home with me for over 14 days. I thought once they went back things would slow down but things have been in full gear. Anyway, in the midst of all of my chaos I have desperately trying to finish up a birthday gift for my friend. If she gives me permission, I will share it with you next week. I took childhood pictures and decorated around them. I at least made copies so that my friend's mom would have the originals and then I happily painted, stickled and had all sorts of fun with her baby pictures.
Anyway, this is the card that I am giving my friend. The sentiment "I wanted to give you a reason to celebrate your birthday a little longer. Happy Belated Birthday" and it was stamped in ink that can be used to emboss gold embossing powder. I made the one flower by painting Tatter Rose Crackled Paint and the middle I used Crackle glue. The other flower I "painted" with my liquid gold pearl ink. As I have mentioned a few times before that is a favorite of mine.
Also, HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to my sister, Barbara.