I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Wish Big

December is a wild month for birthdays. My birthday was December 11th, and, believe it or not, my husband's birthday is on the 12th, AND my brother's birthday is on the 12th. Two friends have birthdays on the 16th, and another friend has a birthday on the 20th. I could go on and on. 

I was inspired by two stamp set from from The Alley Way Stamps: Making Holidays Bright and More Thank Words. I specifically wanted to use a sentiment that went beyond just, Happy Birthday. I was also inspired by the color challenge at Sunday Stamps.

Challenges Entered
Crazy for Challenges: Birthday
Penny Black and More: Special Occasions
Sunday Stamps: Colors
Stamplorations: Stamps & Designers Choice
Moving Along with the Times: Birthday
Seize the Birthday: AG


  1. What a super fun holiday card! I LOVE the fun colors and the great layout! Stopping by with holiday greetings! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  2. I like the partial rays - fabulous card. Thanks for joining in with STAMPlorations~

  3. Super card, thanks for playing along with our 'December Birthday's' Challenge @ MAWTT this week. Good Luck
    Happy Crafting
    Carole xXx

  4. What a cute and fun card. Nice colors too. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

  5. Love the sunray! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday! Hope to see you again soon!

  6. this is a very cute and fun birthday card! thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

  7. Love that sentiment and the rays of sunshine! Great birthday card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sunday Stamps!

  8. Sorry Im running a bit behind, Love your card its super, Thanks for joining on on MAWTT Last week, Love Hazel (Didos) xx

  9. What a great card. who won't love getting such a sunny card on their birthday. Thank you for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps

  10. Such a cheery card with the rays of sunshine!! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps.

  11. I love those sunshine rays! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at Sunday Stamps this month. Wishing you a wonderful New Year of creativity!
    :) Marie

  12. What a great use of the colours in our challenge! I love how bright and cheerful your project is...perfect for a birthday during the darkest month of the year! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

  13. Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps with your lovely creation! Really like the sunshine rays on your card, great birthday card. Hope you will join us again.


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