Today is the birthday of my beautiful twin daughters. They will spend it together for the first time in many years, as they live 1,000 miles apart. I'm excited for them to have this chance to be together again. They are identical twins and very much alike in so many ways.
When their older sister got married in Vermont, they lived in different parts of the country and traveled separately to the wedding. They had not discussed what they were going to wear, but when they arrived in Vermont, they discovered that they had both purchased the SAME DRESS, just in different colors.
When they were small, they often got into trouble together. We were lucky to live on a circular street with all the homes on the outside and a huge area in the center where all the neighborhood kids played together. The kids were in and out of our home and the neighbors' homes and everyone watched everyone else's kids. Well. My twins went into a neighbor's home one day when this particular neighbor was sleeping. They were quite small - between 2 1/2 and 3 1/2. They climbed onto her countertop, found her sugar, dumped it out onto the countertop and were eating it by licking their fingers and dipping them into the sugar. What a mess! My wonderful neighbor was SO very understanding and didn't even scold them when she walked in on them. I certainly did, though, when I found out about it!!
Here are the cards I made for my fabulous twins who are now beautiful women with children of their own (Watch out girls, what goes around comes around!):
The red stitched ribbon behind it is from my messy stash of ribbons.
I actually didn't use one of the layers for this cupcake. The image came with two sections of the cupcake wrapper that could be cut from different cardstock. I wanted to use just this glittery dotted CS, so didn't bother with that final layer. I did ink around the edges a bit, though, as well as in the vertical cuts between the scallops.
Oh, yes, the teal CS behind my image has been embossed with a folder called Kassie's Brocade by Cuttlebug.
On the inside of my card I stamped a little cupcake and added a computer-generated sentiment.
Do you see the sparkle on the steam rising out of the coffee cup? After cutting the pieces, I "winked" them with my Wink of Stella glitter brush. LOVE that thing! I'm wishing I had more colors of those glitter brushes now.
I have a Fiskars stamp set of coffee-themed images, so I just had to stamp a similar cup onto the envelope, too. I thought it turned out so cute. I "winked" that steam, as well!
On the inside of this card, I stamped a row of coffee beans in dark brown ink and then colored them with a medium brown ProMarker.
Since I had a little piece of orange and white twine left after trimming back what I used on the front, I tied a little bow and added it here.
I really love the details I was able to add to the inside of this card.
My sentiment on this card was also computer-generated.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GIRLS, AND HAVE A FANTABULOUS YEAR! I LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK AND MISS YOU EVERY DAY!
Well, that's it for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.