Thursday, January 8, 2009

Birthday and News!!

Is it wrong to post a birthday card in honor of your own birthday? I hope not because...."happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me...." Okay, I think I got that out of my system. No promises though.

Today's card is using Memory Box images as well as a couple of their new papers from the Sugardrop line (Bubblegum and Candy Wrapper). I wanted to highlight Memory Box products because I have some exiting news pertaining to their company. Dave Brethauer contacted me this week and asked if I would blog for Memory Box and teach Memory Box classes at Angela's Happy Stamper. Ummm.....let me think about that for a second.....YES! I am very excited about this opportunity. I am in the process of developing a separate blog through the Memory Box site that will pertain strictly to Memory Box samples and ideas. Of course, I will be continuing with my own blog as well. I expect to be a pretty busy lady! It's all good though when it is something you love. My first Memory Box class in February and will be a Valentine's Day class.

To make today's card, I stamped the "swish flower" onto pink metallic paper, cut out the image, and added a white pearl to the center. I then layered it onto my decorative paper and added a saying that was also accentuated with the same pink metallic paper. Normally when I use this flower stamp, I color it with mediums such as pencils, markers, or paints. Sometimes I just stamp it onto decorative paper and use the paper itself as a means to color the image. In this case, however, I had so many patterns in the background that I felt a simple pink flower was best.

I will let you know when the new blog is up and running as well as the date of my class when it is scheduled. I have to say, this news was a pretty cool birthday present.

11 comments:

Chrisi said...

I beat posting "in honor" of Laura's birthday - mine was at midnight. BUT anyway - happy birthday to you! May 2009 bring tons of happiness to you.

GiftsByHeidi said...

Yeah! Congrats! Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day today!

Tami said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Laura! Happy Birthday to you!

L is for lovely inside and out
A is for Artfully clever
U is for unforgetable
R is for really funny
A is for AWESOME

Love You, Tami

Suzanne C said...

Congrats! and Happy Birthday!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations and happy birthday! Will celebrate with cake!

Angela said...

I always thought Dave B. was a pretty smart guy. Now he's gone and proven it! Congratulations and a very happy birthday!

Penny said...

Happy birthday Laura!! And what an exciting pressie to be asked to blog for Memory Box - fantastic news, I can't wait to see the new blog!

Sonia said...

How exciting, Laura! Congratulations and happy birthday to you! You are so talented, I am thrilled to hear that your work will be reaching even more people. Woo hoo!

Deedster said...

You rock! No wonder you and Elvis share the same birthday. :-)

Elena said...

A belated Happy Birthday to you and a HUGE congratulations on the new "gig"!

Anne said...

Happy Belated Birthday! :-)
And congratulations, too!