Last Thursday, it was my 33rd birthday. It also happened to be the birthday of my teaching partner's daughter. And can I tell you what a day it was! I share my office with the vocal music teacher as well as ma partenaire. The music teacher was so sweet to buy me freshly baked zeppole di San Giuseppe. There were so delicious! They look like the ones I found on pictured in The Swan Cake with a recipe in Italian. I could translate it for you but to save time, I found a similar recipe for zeppole di San Giuseppe here. To continue, my French partenaire bought a cake to share with the staff who all sung Happy Birthday, as did my grade 7 class and my grade 4 class. To top it off, she also ordered a beautiful flower arrangements to be delivered to the school! What a doll! Anyway, she asked if I could make a card for her daughter's birthday and how could I say no? I wanted to make a couple from which she could choose her favourite but I didn't have much time. So I made this butterfly birthday card. The butterfly is from the Cricut Stamping cartridge cut at about 4" and the sentiment is from the same cart, cut at about 3" (sorry, my memory is failing me. I blame my age.) I used both the regular cut and the shadow feature. The design paper is from Super Slab by Rob and Bob Studio (Provocraft) and the adhesive gems are from the dollar store.
And I should add that my husband also bought me flowers and cooked dinner and was just plain awesome. I felt so special!