Saturday, November 5, 2011

Cards (of course) and Birthday Sushi!

I participated in the Our Daily Bread "Think Pink and Encouragement" Challenge last week and this card was selected for the Shining the Light Award.  How exciting is that!  Breast Cancer Awareness is really special to me since my sweet mother, Sara, is a breast cancer survivor.  She found the lump in her monthly self-exam so we all need to remember to do those along with our yearly mamograms. Encourage everyone you know to do them!!! Here is the link to the contest so you can see the other wonderful cards:  I used a sweet Our Daily Bread stamp for my sentiment and some lovely flowers made by my sweet friend Pat Smethers.  A few people have asked me where I get these wonderful scripture stamps and you can get them at Our Daily Bread Designs - here is the link to the store:

My birthday came and went this past week.  I got lots of special cards and gifts.  Here are some of the sweet cards I received:

I realized after I took the picture that I forgot some, but doing these cards like this was rather like trying to build a card house with playing cards.  One little movement and they all fell down.  This was the last picture I took before I gave up.  I received four handmade presents.  Pat Smethers made me some beautiful flowers which I used in the card up above, my Mother made a carrot cake (my fav kind of cake), my friend Michele made me a cell phone holder since I lose my cell phone in my purse all the time, and my friend Sheila made me these awesome cupcakes that look like sushi:

They were so fun.  I love sushi so much, I ate it 2 times this week (3 if you count these cupcakes).

Hope you all had a great week!


  1. Congrats on having your card selected for the Shining Light Award. That is very exciting. I'm so happy that your Mother is a survivor.

    Nancy, looks as if you had a great birthday. Your next one will be here before you know it. :-)

  2. Oh, those sushi cupcakes looks so fun!! Congratulations on receiving the Shining the Light award!! Your card creation is absolutely stunning. So happy to hear that you had a great birthday week, too, my friend!

  3. Keeping us punchies proud :) Congrats on the award and Happy Birthday!! I loooove sushi too and my mouth is drooling just thinking about eating some, and we have some excellent sushi here in Vancouver!

  4. Beautiful, beautiful creation! Congrats on receiving the ODBDSCS Award! Well deserved! Happy belated birthday. Love your blog!

  5. Congratulations on receiving the shining light award. I can see why you won....your card is so beautiful. Love the picture of all your birthday cards standing on your counter like little Maybe more like Humpty Dumpty with them falling down. Those sushi cupcakes are adorable.

  6. Happy Belated Birthday, Congratulations on the Shining Light Award. The sushi looks really good,
    but I have never got up the courage to try it.