Monday, February 23, 2009

Birthdays & Cards

My three closest high school friends and I are all turning 35 [I know! Shut-UP! hahaha!] this year and we decided to celebrate with a dinner party for each birthday. Each one of us will host one of the birthday girls and all the spouses, too, at a REAL dinner party [read: NO KIDS] ~ that way we're guaranteed a celebration and we will SCHEDULE a couples only night 4 times in one year [unheard of!]

Saturday night was the kick-off with Valerie's birthday celebration dinner at Maureen's house. Maureen was the hostess with the mostest ~ even had champagne with raspberries!! We didn't sit down for dinner until almost 8:30 and then between the eight of us, we talked and talked, and laughed until I looked at my watch and almost had a heart attack because it was midnight already and we still had a 45 minute drive home!

It was so much fun and I can't wait to host Teresa's birthday sometime in the spring (her birthday is actually already passed, but we wanted to spread the dinners out - Maureen's is July and mine is October ~ yes, I'm the young'un of the group) It's going to be hard to top Maureen's lovely dinner, but I'm already thinking about a menu ~ SO fun!!

Anyway, in light of the economy, instead of buying Val a gift, I used my plethora of scrapbooking supplies and made her 10 notecards that she could use throughout the year. I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire's CK magazine column in which she makes the cutest tags. I had a lot of fun creating each unique card and want to do it again soon.

Here's a little sample of my favorites:


Kristin said...

Oh your cards are so stinking cute, lol! I'm so glad that you got your RAK! Have fun playing with it and can't wait to see what you decide to do with it!

Cassie said...

I love your cards. That was a great idea for a gift.
I saw your album cover comment and I was hoping to see yours posted. I did one, it was so much fun. Check it out on my blog.
Are we still on for march 13th?