It's My Party

Today is my daughter's birthday, I can't believe my baby girl is!

I'm so proud of myself, I actually stamped a card for Riley instead of purchasing one. I used the House Mouse image It's My Party and since Riley isn't into pink frilly girly things I had to sneak a bit of pink in there for the cake frosting… which was a surprise today when she suggested I frost her Red Velvet birthday cake with pink frosting and green lettering and with the same misspelled words like the cake from Harry Potter. I told her I was surprised she wanted pink frosting and she replied "and this will be the last time you will see pink on my cake"…lol

I used both Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol and Copic makers to color the image. It took me a few stamped images to get the colors right, I couldn't remember what browns I like to use for these little critters… has it really been two months since I did anything creative?!

It's My Party

A quick update about me…

I've been going through so many book the past five months (mostly Romance) that I didn't take the time to update my blog or Goodreads with any written reviews and I honestly can't see me going back and writing them now… that would take too much time away from upcoming books I want to Currently I'm reading a literature classic, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, it is ranked as one of the Top 100 Fiction of the 20th Century, so of course I must read it.

I've also been running, running and running for over a year and I had been slowing working on increasing my distance so I could be prepared for a half marathon in 2013. In early October I started getting leg pain, icing, resting and decreasing my miles didn't seem to help, I finally went to the doctor and was diagnosed with tendonitis and muscle strain… crap, which meant no running! I was prescribed Naproxen and physical therapy, both have been helping tremendously, I still have some discomfort going down stairs but nothing compared to before I went to the doctor. Yesterday my physical therapist gave me the go ahead to start running again, but only two miles, not the five or eight that I would like but it's a start. I have to confess… I think may have developed some sort of depression from not running and to top that off I've gained 7 lbs. It's been difficult for me to adjust my eating habits while not burning off 500-800 calories that I was while running. I'm sure everything will work out in the end and I just need to slowly work myself back to avoid any further injuries.

That's about all for me… thanks for taking the time to visit. ~ Jovi

Stamps: It's My Party (House Mouse) ~ Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) ~ Paper: White (PaperTrey Ink), Twilight (CTMH), Chocolate (CTMH), Grey Flannel (CTMH). Wonderland Reflections (CTMH) ~ Other: Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol, Copic Sketch Markers, Diamond Stickles (Ranger), Chocolate Grosgrain (CTMH) ~ Card Size: 5.5 x 5.5


  1. Darling card, Jovi! I'm sure Riley loved it! Rest up, heal and reach those goals in 2013. Sending you wishes for a very Merry Christmas and all of the best in 2013!


  2. Happy birthday to Riley! Love your card, Jovi.

    Take care. Don't overdo the training. I wouldn't worry about the weight gain -- I'm sure it'll drop off again now that you're back running. And it's that season when we're supposed to eat and be merry. :) xx

  3. Your little House Mouse is just darling, Jovi!
    Hope you're having a wonderful 2013 so far!