It's been a while...

Hi everyone! It seems like life has really taken over the past few weeks... sorry about ignoring the blog-o for so long. It definitely was not my intention- everything else just kind of took over for a while.

That being said, I'm back! And hopefully will be updating on a much more regular basis! That "life" stuff that interfered involves a deployment... my hubby is in Afghanistan for the next four months and I'm here with my two boys trying to exist without showing too much anxiety. Life is kind of settling back down now and we're getting back into a routine after several visitors and a trip home to see family so I'm back to dealing the best way I know how- making stuff! Expect to see a lot from me in the next couple of months... haha!

In addition, my 25th birthday was on Saturday! A quarter of a century old now... and I've done a lot in that short time! I've got big plans for more to come too! My sister came down to help me celebrate- we went to the Cheesecake Factory for a delicious dinner and of course dessert!

With the birthday cards and gifts coming in, I had to make some super cute thank you cards and that is what I have to share with you today! This is the card I made for a friend that sent me some special wishes for my birthday! I had a lot of fun with this one and I am IN LOVE with the PTI In Bloom set! Thanks for looking!

The details: (all PTI unless otherwise noted)

Cardstock: dark chocolate, vintage cream, kraft, raspberry fizz

Ink: versamark, dark chocolate, vintage cream

Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, In Bloom, Floral Frenzy

Other: vintage cream twill ribbon, raspberry fizz button, twine, clear embossing powder