My niece Jessy is celebrating her birthday today and we went to the daytime portion where we enjoyed a t'riffic potluck meal with family and friends. I contributed what's become my mainstay - a green bean casserole - Mark grilled some Italian-seasoned chicken, Monica brought lasagna, Mom brought pistachio pudding dessert, and her beau David brought fresh fruit he cut and arranged (being's he's a chef it was definitely the nicest looking creation we had). YUM! Some friends and local family are celebrating tonight with a bonfire but we didn't stick around (pun intended - get it, Mark?!) for that part.
Jessy's enjoyed gothic and Renaissance designs and I knew this cute line from Stampotique Originals would be just her style! The artists are Jill Penney & Daniel Torrente and I think they're wonderful! My card's inspired by the May 3rd post here from the lovely and talented LaurenM.
stamps: Stampotique Originals' Gooseneck, PC-generated sentiments; paper: Basic Grey's Vagabond DP (I hate the thought of eventually running out of this - LOVE it!), CTMH's Outdoor Denim, SU's Kraft and Shimmery White cardstocks, Paper Co's clear vellum; inks: Tri-C watercolor markers; tools: Provo Craft piercing tool