Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Secret of Life and Jade's 10th birthday

Hello all! This is going to be a very short post today. I wanted to post a poem I like, called- "Secret of Life". It will eventually end up on one of my greeting cards, it's just a matter of time. I came across this poem and several others stashed in another poetry book I like. Yes, that's how I do it. If I really needed it, I'd be at a loss. I can bet it's in a book, but then I'd have to look through about 1,000 of them...

I also want to share my niece Jade's 10th birthday card.

Secret of Life

Take time to think. It is the source of power.
Take time to play. It is the secret of perpetual youth.
Take time to be friendly. It is the road to happiness.
Take time to work. It is the price of success.
Take time to pray. It is the greatest power on earth.
Take time to love. It is the way of God.

Here's Jades card. By way of small explanation. Her mother posted her birthday cake photo on FB and it was a picture of a hamster shaped cake (really cute). I remembered I had this cutie clear stamp by K & Company. This was the closest I could come to it. I think she'll like it. Oh yeah, he was holding a cookie so I had to change that to a cupcake and raised his arms on top. He is popped up also. I know it looks like he's gonna burn off his nose, but I'm quite sure he's actually holding that little cupcake at a safe distance. : )

Without further ado...

I forgot to put the number 10, so I did after I shot this.

General supplies:
Cardstock: The paper Company, Bazzill
Specialty/patterned paper: Making Memories (pink houndstooth)
Sentiment: Stampin Up
Rubber Stamp: Studio 112/K & Company
Accents: Pearls/Want 2 Scrap, Rhinestones (round)/Oriental Trading, Rhinestone (heart)/ Best Occasions
Ribbon: rick rack/ convention (unknown vender)
Ink: TPC studio Clearly Better Black
Marker: JoAnn's Craft Essentials
Sticker: cupcake/DCWV birthday stickers
Tools: Wizard, Corner rounder/Creative memories, Border punch/ EK Success
Template: Spellbinders

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  1. I love the inside of the card! I no longer decorated the inside of my card. May be I should for special occasion.

  2. VERY cute birthday card, Rae! I love the little popped up cupcake. I'm sure it's a safe distance too. :)

  3. This is such an adorable birthday card, Rae....the little critter is sooo cute and I'm lovin all the pink!!!!!! Your little niece is going to love this!!!

  4. What a pretty birthday card, Rae! Hope Jade has a wonderful birthday! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  5. So so cute, Rae! I am sure your niece will absolutely love this adorable critter~~nice touch adding the cupcake :o)