Happy Birthday, Amy K!!

Amy, in honor of this day, I have created this lover-ly card :)  So pretend, for a moment, that you opened your mailbox and lovingly ripped open a big fat envelope from me, ok?  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  I hope today is the best one yet!

Truth be told, my WOSFF (web-o-sphere friend forever) Laurie im'd me yesterday afternoon reminding me that it was Amy's birthday... after I kicked myself for forgetting, I said I'd love to hop along with the girls today :)
Disclaimer:  please excuse the poor picture quality...especially the colors!  You may want to click to enlarge, but it still might not help :)
By some strange coincidence, I managed to leave the dreaded office early & rushed around to create what you are seeing now... maybe I should work under pressure more often?  It looks WAY better in person... trust me.

Stamps:  Swooping Sentiments, Victorian Elements (The Angel Company)
Cardstock:  kraft (TAC), plum (Papertrey)
Other:  linen texture plate (Papertrey), ribbon (Hobby Lobby),
rose trim (JoAnn's), pearls (unknown), Scor-Tape

Amy has such a fabulous style to cardmaking... simple but detailed.  It's hard to do, but she makes it look easy :)  So, this card may be a little more foofy, but I was trying to channel you, Amy!

For some more birthday card inspiration, check out these ladies:

Happy Birthday Blog-Hopping!


My Top 10 Cards of 2010 Blog Hop

Mrs. Weyremaster, Suzi, has organized a fun blog hop to round out the year!

All you have to do to join in, is create a  post on your blog entitled
'My Top Ten Cards of 2010'.  Then link that post to Suzi's post, using the inlinkz tool at the bottom of her post... please visit that post to see details about prizes along the hop!
And I figured since I maintain two blogs, I'd do this twice :)
Sooooooooo, here are my faves for the year:
Images by The Angel Company

Image by Simply Betty Stamps
Images by:  The Angel Company (witch, swirl, hat),
Bad Axe Stamps (broom), Viva Las Vegas Stamps (sentiment)
Image & papers by The Angel Company
All items from The Angel Company
Images & paper by The Angel Company
Images by:  Kraftin' Kimmie (girl), The Angel Company (sentiment)
Image by The Angel Company (sentiment)
All items from The Angel Company
Image & paper by The Angel Company
What do you think?


Happy Holidays from Foster Design House!

My last (only?) Winter holiday card for you this year... and actually it isn't really THAT holiday-ish... me thinks I could send this anytime.  And let me say that every time I use Stickles or glitter, I can't get the color balance & lighting right, so once again we have photos of the sucky variety :)

Nice sentiment, right?  Yeah.  I like it, too :)  It's from Stamp Insanity.  I'm picturing the adorable little Octopode Factory Angel yelling at the Christmas tree... like a few bulbs are out or something :)

Yes... yes... I like to make up little stories for my cards.  And that's just one of the MANY reasons why y'all come back to FDH all the time, right?!

I hope you and yours have a very Happy Winter holiday, and a joyful & prosperous New Year!


Sneak peek for an upcoming Copic class!

Real quick post tonight.  I thought I'd share one of the cards we'll be making in an upcoming class at
The Scrapbook Page!  The new calendar isn't out & sign-up hasn't begun, but in late January I'll be teaching an all occasion card class... Steampunk style.  Kinda excited about it.  :)

What do you think?