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Simple Saturday: Quick & Simple Birthday

It's finally here!  My official birthday!  You know, while I love getting to celebrate my birthday, I want to take a quick moment to reflect on a thought I had today.

For those who don't know, I was adopted from South Korea by two amazing people.  I was only three months old when I was welcomed home by these two glorious folks and I am beyond blessed that they were chosen by God to be my parents.

While today is the day that I get to celebrate the day that I was born, I really want to celebrate the two amazing people who raised me to be the woman that I am today.  My birthday isn't really about me, but about the life that was created and nurtured by my parents.  Without them, I wouldn't be me.  I love you, Mom & Dad.  So very, very much.

Today, I also want to celebrate the family I was physically born into and the bravery they had to make a difficult decision to award me a life they weren't capable of providing.  So, to whomever they are and wherever they are---thank you.  I'm sure my parents are celebrating you, today, too.

Okay---enough about that!  How about a simple "Happy Birthday" card that just personafies my whole existance??  (Haha!)  It's all PINK (Powder Pink, to be exact!) and SPARKLES, and that's really all it needs to be me!


It's quite literally a basic Card Base, some Designer Series Paper, one quickly colored die-cut, a stamp, and some rhinestones.  No extra layers, no fancy-schmancy techniques.  Just paper, ink, and stamps.  (And rhinestones.  I need rhinestones!)

The stamp I used, was the scripty "Happy Birthday" stamp from the Big on Birthdays Photopolymer Stamp Set (I "masked" over the floraly portion before I inked it and stamped the sentiment) and then the cake die-cut is from the Birthday Delivery Bundle, colored in with some of the Many Marvelous Markers and touched with a kiss of shimmer from the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

Look at this close-up of the cake...you can see a bit of the subtle shimmer a bit better:


They are so quick and easy to make, so make a few of these, in all sorts of colors that appeal to you!

I'm going to go enjoy some "Happy Birthday Cake" (as my daughter says) with my wonderful family and celebrate them today!
Here's what I used to make today's Simple Saturday Card:

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