Button Parade

I’ve had the new Button, Button stamp set from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog for a couple of weeks, but Christmas projects kept it off my work table.  Last weekend I had some new members of the Maui Stampers team come by and we made this Clean and Simple (CAS) card:

Happy Birthday Buttons

  • Button Button and Fabulous Phrases stamp sets
  • Certainly Celery and Baja Breeze Classic ink pads
  • Whisper White card stock

Ta da!  That’s it!!  It doesn’t get much simpler than that.  We had a great time lining up those clear mount button stamps on the blocks and playing with the patterns.  I considered adding a little bit of ribbon to this card but finally decided to leave it simple.  This is not to say I won’t try it again with more embellishment!

It was my husband’s birthday this weekend.  I used to tell my beloved Mother-in-Law that she did EVERYTHING right with him…except for the day she gave birth.  With three children, many of my husband’s birthdays have involved Christmas programs, holiday parties, or watching one of the kids at a sporting event.  This was no different – our son had a soccer game on Saturday afternoon – and it POURED rain on Friday.

We have a lot of micro-climates in Hawaii, and some areas get a lot of rain, but we live on the dry side.  South Maui typically gets about 11 inches of rain a year, so when a big wet storm comes through we notice it!  It was nice to hear the rain coming down and to have all the dust washed off the plans in the garden, but the Captain said he’d had enough   after a couple of hours and went to sleep on my desk.

Neither the weather or the game dampened our spirits (oh, I do crack myself up sometimes!!) and we had a lovely weekend together.  Ray was in Guam all last week so I was just happy to have him home.  His birthday gives us a little family oasis in the midst of all the holiday preparations.  Hmmm… Berna, maybe you did it just right.


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