You may have heard about the #Imbringingbirthdaysback movement. Celebrating birthdays by sending real cards in the mail, not just a cyber greeting! There’s even a stamp that’s been based on the hand carved original by Shannon West (who started this!) it’s item 143573 and costs $15 CAD. The card above is inspired by a card I received from Shannon. It’s a fun, easy card that you can whip up to get in the mail quickly! The sentiment is from Big News – available in clear mount or wood mount¬†and at a discounted price while it’s still available – the set has been retired so will not be available after the end of May (or when supplies are exhausted). The swooshes are from Work of Art (clear mount or wood mount) and the splatters, because I couldn’t resist are from the set Gorgeous Grunge (clear mount or wood mount). The colours used are Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Island Indigo.

The theme of this post is timely as I just spent a “Girls Weekend” away in Montreal to celebrate a friend’s “significant number” birthday.

What I realized on this trip:

1) It’s good to have a bit of a break every now and then – makes me appreciate home once I’m back!

2) I do tourist eating – planning my day around what specialty foods I want to eat – and thankfully my friends are the same. We hit all the biggies – croissants, crepes, Montreal Smoked Meat sandwiches, poutine, macarons and bagels. (I need to be sure I go for a few runs this week now….)

3) I don’t remember as much of my high school French as I thought I did. (Thankfully everyone spoke better English than I spoke French).

If you’d like to get some cards made that you can share with friends, the Monthly Card Class is coming up on Wednesday, May 4th. I’ve added a 1pm afternoon option for the Monthly Classes – and the May one is almost at capacity! There’s still space in the 7pm evening class as well. Contact me to register. Check out the YamStamps Events page for other upcoming classes, and don’t forget the Online Classes via YamStampsMore!



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