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Friday, February 19, 2021

What I Love Birthday Card

  Hello, Glad you stopped by. Hope you all are doing well. It's a cold morning here in Indiana. Enjoying a cup of hot coffee. We have around 7 inches of snow. Thankful we didn't get the amount of snow that they were calling for. Grand kids have been out of school all this week. They are doing e-learning. 

 This snow storm has effected so many parts of the U.S. Continuing prayers for the people in Texas that are still without heat and electricity and also North Carolina that was hit with a Tornado.

For my post today I wanted to share a birthday card that I made. So I decided on using my newest stamp set. It's a set from Stampin Up called What I Love.

This stamp set is no longer available. I purchased it on e-bay and got it for a great price. 

For the flowers I used Pink Pirouette and Ruby Red and used So Saffron for the centers. I didn't use the leaf stamp that came with the set. I decided to use a die that I had. I think I used Certainly Celery cardstock for the leaves.

 I thought the embossing folder would be perfect for this card. Don't remember the name of it.

I had wanted to get this stamp set when it came out but didn't.  So glad  I found it at such a great deal.


Entering my card in the following Challenges 

Dream Valley Challenges  #241 Add some Green

 The Flower Challenge #53 Use your latest stamps or dies

 Cardz TV. #134 Anything Goes 

Cut It Up Challenges#219 All You Need Is Love  

 Aud Sentiments Challenge#268 Anything Goes plus a Sentiment

 Lets Create Challenges  #168 AG Red, Pink and or White 

Unicorn Challenge #62 Use Flowers


On one of my post in early January I had posted a few pictures of some wild birds in my back yard. Thought I would share a few more that I took the other day. 



Blue Jay


Female Northern Cardinal

Towhee and Cardinal

The Blue Jay is really checking out the Dark Eyed Junco


Thanks for stopping by. Hope you all stay safe and warm. Hope you can make it back soon.


  1. Such a pretty card, and I LOVE the bird photos! Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create.
    :) Janis, Design Team Member

  2. Gorgeous post with the birds and your fab card. xx

  3. Your card is absolutely stunning. I love the gorgeous flowers and the beautiful embossing.

    The birds are beautiful, too. Thanks for sharing them, and Thanks for sharing your stunning creation at Cut it Up for our All You Need is Love challenge!


  4. Such a beautiful card with the lovely embossing and gorgeous flowers! Great shots of the Jays, but I must say I'm very partial to the wonderful photo of the Cardinal!! Next, I'm off to check out the peanut butter pie.... Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Cut It Up! ~Katrina

  5. I just love your card. This is such an amazing stamp set and the die is just perfect for this stamp. I'm glad you didn't anymore snow. WE have been inundated here with more coming next week! We like the snow but the town can't keep up with the plowing which makes it difficult to get around. Love the pics of your bird visitors. Ours are having trouble getting the seeds as they are being covered with snow. They will have a feast when this all melts! Enjoy the Grand kids!

  6. Gorgeous card Cindy, I love the flowers and they look awesome against the embossed background! Awesome photos of your backyard birds... I love that Blue Jay. Enjoy your weekend.
    Hugs, Tammy

  7. Pretty birthday card and was just admiring your bird pictures too. We've been seeing a lot more this lockdown and a few with the change of weather that we don't normally get also but these are fabulous pictures.take care. Michelle.

  8. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card over at 'The Flower Challenge' lovely photo's too ;) Viv DT xx

  9. That embossing folder made a fantastic background for your lovely flowers, Cindy. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Flower Challenge. Thanks for sharing the bird pictures too. I love birds and your photos of them are wonderful.

  10. Hi Cindy, thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog.You asked me about the birds in my garden over the winter. We have had some robins nesting as usual in my garden over the winter and along with the goldfinches and blue tits that visit daily, we have had some redwings(due to the cold weather) and red kites.Unfortunately they don't hang around long enough for me to get photos which is a shame. have a good weekend. Michelle x

  11. Your card is amazing, the embossed frame looks fantastic. And your bird pictures are great. I really like bird watching.