Lawn Fawn: Hedgehog Autumn Birthday Wishes Card

Hedgehog Fall Birthday Wishes card by Maria Byrd, 082017 |

A week ago, I received my Ranger Distress Oxide Ink pads but didn't get to play with them until now... The first few tries using the product were unsuccessful.  Sometimes, the more you force things, the worse it gets.  So, I changed my direction with the card design and how I was using the ink.  As soon as I did, everything seemed to just fall into place and I ended up creating this cute Birthday Card for Autumn using Lawn Fawn stamps/dies and some fussy cutting.  I just love the hedgehog bouncing on a pile of autumn leaves and that glossy "happy"!

Simon Says Stamp: Birthday Cupcake Card

Simon Says Stamp Birthday Cupcake Card by Maria Byrd |

I love cupcakes and needless to say, yummy cupcakes have been in my thoughts.  Ha! Ha! Ha!  Simon Says Stamp Stamptember 2016 Sweet Cakes stamp set was perfect for this simple cupcake birthday card.

Lawn Fawn: Happy Birthday Lemon Cupcake Card

Happy Birthday Lemon Cupcake Card by Maria Byrd |

I'm so glad to finally able to share with you my Happy Birthday Lemon Cupcake Card which took me a week to come up with the design!  Sometimes, the creative process is like those cooking challenge shows where you initially have no clue what the ingredients are.  So you end up creating (the dish) as you go.

Art Impressions: Old Goat Birthday Card

 Art Impressions Old Goat Birthday Card by Maria Byrd |

When I saw Art Impressions' Old Goat stamp online a few days ago... I thought it would make a perfect for someone with a good sense of humor.  Coloring the goats was tiny bit of a challenge at first.  My first try looked like a four-headed goat when I tried to use the same colors for all the goats.  The second try was much better after I varied the colors.