Hi all!  Yes, I have been MIA for the past two months with lots of personal events taking place (details at end of  post) but now I am back in action and ready to share lots of projects. The project being shared today utilized the Birthday Bright Project Kit  from Stampin’ Up!.  The coordinating Birthday Bright photopolymer stamp set is a wonderful stamp set to utilize when making birthday cards.  After making samples as instructed in the kit, I was challenged to prepare alternate samples.  Using coordinating cardstock, designer series paper and a few additional embellishments, it was a breeze to create fun, bright cards and treat holders. Note: The kit is on the retiring list so be sure to grab it before it’s gone! 
First are photos of the cards and tags made per the kit instructions:
Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bright Project Kit – Cards

Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bright Project Kit – Tags
Here are the alternate projects:
Alternate Card #1 using Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bright Project Kit

Alternate Card #2 using Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bright Project Kit

Treat Holders using Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bright Project Kit
Now to share the personal events that have kept me busy and away from blogging.  One is the birth of our granddaughter, Brooklynn Olivia!  We were over the moon to welcome a baby girl into the family on March 2.  Her cousin, Alex, now has someone to watch over at family gatherings.   The other big event was the retirement of my husband.  It’s been somewhat of an adjustment as my time is no longer “just my time”!  I’m sure many of you know what I mean:)  Of course to celebrate his retirement, we took a relaxation trip.  All of the happenings have been great and you can bet that I’ll be sharing some of the on-goings in future blogs.  I should be back to regular posting now that we’re getting our routines coordinated.  
If you are interested in any of the products used in the projects, you can visit my online store at “Shop Now” to purchase items.

As always, thank you for stopping by and check back soon for new project ideas.

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