Nothing Like a Birthday Party!

No, it's not MY birthday, just in case you were wondering. Just a teaser really. It's actually my Big Birthday Bash Card Workshop which took place yesterday afternoon. We had such fun, I had to share some photos with you.

You may remember me posting this photo before, but here's another look at the cards we created. 

We mixed Graphic 45's Mother Goose papers (perfect with those bold bright prints) with Tim Holtz Distress Markers and Water Brush and Stampers Anonymous stamps to create four fun cards. 

A super special shout-out and huge thanks to Tim for his generous donation of the markers and water brushes for this fun class (and more classes on the horizon!) Students learned different ways to manipulate Distress Markers with the water brush to create various effects. I loved walking around the class and seeing everyone's variations in their watercoloring. It was definitely a technique that takes a bit of practice, but the fun is in the experimentation and discovery.

When hosting a Birthday Card Workshop, one must go all out, don't you agree? So it turned into not just a class, but a Birthday Bash complete with tons of balloons everywhere, streamers, music and cupcakes with cherries on top! 

Those who showed up at the party with a handmade party hat received a special gift at the door. Out of the 16 attendees, many participated. Aren't they fun? I'm there in the middle with a little fancy top hat that my Jamie made for me that morning. 

Here's a closer look. Sweet, eh?

It was a great group of ladies and there was lots of laughter. Some of them are my regulars right here in Brevard County, and others came from Orlando and all the way up in Jacksonville. Thank you ALL for coming out and sharing this fun day with me. 

I had so much fun prepping for and teaching this class, I'm already planning the next one and what theme it will have. Stay tuned...

I'll see you all here tomorrow with a fun Easter project you won't want to miss!


  1. Looks like a fun party! Nice cards.

  2. Looks like a great time was had by all and the cards are beautiful.

  3. What super cards these are Annette, reminds me of childhood memories of birthday parties.
    Julie x


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