Well, today is the day. The big six-five. Yup, I am officially a "Senior Citizen". C**p. I mean, really? Do I have to be old? Obviously, it is better to be on this side of the dirt, so I guess I will just have to deal with the age issue. Sigh...
On the bright side of things, we just made our reservations for Maui next year, and our airline tickets were cheaper because we got "senior" rates. So there is that...
This year we are scaling down my birthday celebration. No, we are not going to the Phoenician for a "stay-cation". We are, however, going to J&G Steakhouse at the Phoenician for dinner. Which will be nice, as we will be able to see fireworks around the Valley from the restaurant windows. I guess the resort is having their own fireworks display tomorrow night, but why would you do it after the 4th? What's the point then? Ya got me. Anyway, I hope this weekend finds all of you having something fun to do.
Speaking of birthdays, our granddaughter, Kelsey, is turning 12 on the 7th. I used a Tiddly Inks image to make her card this week. (She is a dragon-lover, much like her grandma.) And this image, Dragon Friend, is just too cute! I printed it on X-Press It BC and colored it up with my Copics and Twin Touch Brush markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: Y23, YR23, E15, E18
Dress: R00, E08, E09, TTBR94
Shoes: E08, E09, TTBR94
Dragon: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, BG0000, B00, BG01, B52
My DP is from the We R Memory Keepers Red, White, and Blue collection. I Zutterized it and paired it with Stampin' Up CS. For finishing touches, I added Stickles Star Dust to the dragon's body, Spica Baby Blue to the dragon's toenails, and Crackle Accents to the girl's shoes. Then I threw everything but the kitchen sink on the design, so that Kelsey has lots to look at: a safety pin, heart charm, Tim Holtz chain tassel, a frame charm, Stampin' Up baker's twine, Stampin' Up ribbon, lace from my stash, cheesecloth, pearl sprays, Tim Holtz alpha cards, Tim Holtz film strip ribbon, a Whimsy Fun Life Tickets 2 sentiment, and die cuts made with the following dies:
Memory Box Victorian Frame
Memory Box Palace Oval Frame
Cheery Lynn Nautical Wheeler Doily
Again, I hope you will join our challenge this week! Please check out the fabulous creations by my teammates: Carla, Dawn, and Kathi!
And, have a wonderful weekend!