Friday, October 17, 2014


Hello!  My daughter turned into a teenager one morning!  We recently celebrated her 13th birthday.  She didn't want a big production over turning 13 even though I thought maybe she'd like to have a dinner or something with a few close friends.  But she's very low key and much like us, a homebody so she didn't want to do anything special except have cheesecake for dessert.  It was a yummy cheesecake!

As usual, I made my traditional bookmark birthday card.

I turned this one into a shaker card too.  I was able to order the foam adhesive sheets from PTI which made it much easier to make this.  And I finally caved and bought this stamp set from Mama Elephant.  I love this set cause they are so cute!  I used the smaller version of the animals for this bookmark.  I was really tempted to buy the matching dies but it is so expensive to buy matching dies for every stamp set!  But it is convenient.  I ended up fussy cutting these out.

Here is a close up of the cute guys!

Sometimes I feel like I'm splitting in a few different directions because I want to do so many different crafts from paper crafts to crocheting and sewing and I even bought resin supplies!  Haven't quite started with that yet but soon.  I need a much larger crafting table and area!

Thanks so much for visiting and leaving such nice comments!


Creations by Shirl said...

Cute and sweet - Happy belated birthday~

Rachel Parys said...

I am so in love with the Mama Elephant stamps too, think I am going to have to give in and buy some also!! This bookmark is gorgeous!! Welcome to the "teen" years!!

Handmade Cuties said...

Thirteen!!! Happy Birthday!!! Your daughter sounds like mine :) Hope she enjoys her special day. I love the card that you made ~ the sheep is really cute. I'm also very excited to see your resin crafts and hope you share it soon.

Denice said...

Yowza....13, cheese cake and a shaker card?! I've got to say this card is a winner with the adorable animals. I've got to check out Mama Elephant...I'm not familiar with them (yet!)

Lynn said...

That is a gorgeous birthday card and it's a shaker AND bookmark too!!! Can you be my mother? I know what you mean about wanting to try different crafting mediums. Some days I fear that something will fall over in my craftroom and I'll be buried alive. It's a good thing that Mama Elephant dies and stamps take up just a little space. ;D

Cheryl said...

Cute bookmark and neat shaker element! Super cute animals too! Happy 13th!

Leanne said...

Hey Eva!
Aww, Happy Birthday to your daughter! This is adorable!! Those Mama Elephant stamps are cute and I'm trying to resist buying them. I have eyed the pandas tho and might cave. hahaha. Wowee love how you did this.
you should look in to wood work and make your own table. I'm sure you'd be awesome at it. :)