I have another fun birthday card to show you today. This one goes out to my friend, Wendy aka Wendall aka Fraulein Beaverhausen or as my dad calls her, "The Beave". How do I know Wendy? I met her in high school through a group of friends. I ended my friendship with those friends and sadly, my friendship with Wendy ended too. Don't you just love high school politics? Back in 2006, during the upswing of social media, I contacted Wendy via MySpace. I remember being nervous that 1) she wouldn't remember me and 2) she was brainwashed by others to think I was bad news. She responded to my message right away and we've been friends again ever since. Wendy shares in my quirky sense of humor which is why we get along so well.
FACT: Wendall is certified in Portuguese. She is mildly obsessed with squirrels and loves calling them by their Portuguese name which is "esquilo".
The squirrel paper is Reminisce: Autumn Forest: Sharing Squirrels. It is a doubled sided 12x12 sheet that I cut down for the card. I cut a rectangle from the other side of the sheet which is the brown piece you see on top of the squirrel paper. And since I love brown and pink together (sounds dirty!), I chose some pink scraps from my scrap bin to go underneath the squirrel digi stamp. And speaking of that digi stamp, I purchased it here at Pink Cat Studios, one of my favorite digi stamp stores. They offered the branch for free. I used my Copic markers to color in. And I used some distress Stickles on the leaves to make them appear wet.
On the the inside of the card...
I got this tea sample in the mail in response to my previous donation to The Catherine McAuley Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I am not a tea drinker but I knew Wendy was, especially the green tea. So I thought I would include it in her card.
Continuing with the squirrel theme, I found this digi stamp at Paper Smooches. I sloppily wrote out the sentiment. Banksy, I am not.
Wendy, with the Gloria Estefan CD I got her for her birthday. Sadly, "Bad Boys" is not on there.
Happy Birthday, Wendall P Faye Hoss!
There's no easy way out,
The soundtrack to making this card: