Thursday, June 25, 2020

Perfect Beer Can Birthday Cake

This darling little birthday cake on a platter is from The Stamping Village Happy Birthday set and is Pink Fresh Studio's contribution to the set. It's the perfect dainty size for me, and the darling tiny sprig of leaves is just perfect.

Honestly, I think my matting here is too clunky for the image, but I love the colors and the fact the DMC floss matched the ink perfectly. That just doesn't happen often enough in my world. 

The colors are a repeat of the beer can colors from yesterday's post. If you get a pop up asking for your birthday, just put a year in that gets you to the legal drinking age in the U.S. (21). So basically, any year before 1999.

My use of "Bob's your uncle" provoked some comments. I had no idea that the phrase wasn't widely known because it's been in my lexicon for forever. I googled it to find out where it came from, and it's common in Ireland, Great Britain, and the Commonwealth. Hmm. I distinctly remember my very southern grandmother using it. It means "there you have it," a concluding phrase that's humorously satisfying. 

I love English. I sure hope I get to teach it this fall. At the moment, it's not looking too good. 

What are some phrases you use that make you giggle? Inquiring minds, and all that.  

Mercy, grace, peace, love, and kindness,


  1. love the card; worried about the teaching!! EEK

  2. I've been a lover of the color blue, in all it's variations, since childhood. Hence, really loving this 'kick' you are on. :)
    Lu C

  3. "Bob's your uncle" is a fun saying, esp. for those of us who are less familiar with it. When our kids were little and my husband bumped his head and such and didn't want to swear, he would say "ooh, oww, Jupiter!" I still think of it whenever someone stubs their toe. :)

  4. I first heard "Bob's your uncle" while watching Disney's 101 Dalmations! LOL

  5. I like to mix up colloquialisms because I march to the beat of my own trombonist.

    And because I can't remember what the right ones are!

  6. This is darling!! I love the use of the aqua DMC floss!!

  7. A sweet card today and thanks for the link to the beer can. Try as I might, I could not make a connection to the colors for yesterday and today's cards. I love the phrase "Not too tightly wrapped", implying one is not mentally sharp. I sure hope you will be teaching; also my Spanish teaching daughter and a daughter in special ed.And then there is my autistic challenged grandson.
    Sending kind thoughts and hugs your way.

    1. Well, the colors on this post are proportioned very differently, with a heavy emphasis on the aqua and just touches of lime and turquoise.

      Thanks so much for the kind thoughts and hugs, Pat.


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