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Sunday, November 19, 2017

A Flowery Birthday Card



My SIL celebrated a milestone birthday recently.  She is known for her birthday party style and, since she was born in Kentucky, decided to host a Derby style celebration.  I knew that I needed to make a bit over the top, flowery confection - inspired by the Derby hats we were all encouraged to wear.  This card is that creation.

I went with a somewhat monochromatic theme, knew that the cards needed to have some pearls, lacey feel, and a big flower as the focal point.

On the inside a simple sentiment to match my thoughts for the day.

I decided to go "facinator" in my hat wear because it is still hot in Arizona and if we were outside a big floppy had would have been hard to see and hot to wear.  Here's a picture - Jenny, the birthday girl is in pink in the back row.


That's my grandma and mom with me on the left.  It's almost as if we're running the race for the roses...





Friday, November 17, 2017

Birthday Wishes


My husband jokes that it is birthday season for us, but there's a ring of truth to what he says.  I'm stopping in to share this masculine birthday card with you.  I paired a chalkboard stamped sentiment with some patterned paper to create a simple, yet effective card with a minimalist style for the dude who celebrated a birthday.


On the inside - a sentiment created from coordinating patterned paper from the paper pad.  One down, several more to go.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

That Special Tag - a 1st Birthday


Brandy's cousin has a beautiful young daughter who recently turned one.  This tag was made for her 1st birthday present.  What a wonderful mixed media project!


I can't decide what I like best - I think it is the flowers clustered on the one - so soft and appropriate for the beautiful gal being celebrated.  The sequins also add quite a bit of charm.



And then there is the birthday card - a lovely treat created with Distress ink blending and fantastic frame die.  The card and the tag go together to make a special gift all by themselves.

Can I get a whoo hoo!?!!

Andie for 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Some More - This Time Purple!- Poppies


Brandy has been on a roll.  Look at these vibrant purple poppies, hand painted onto watercolor paper using her Mission Gold watercolor paints.  The lines in the petals really set off the image and create depth.  I'm inspired and bowled over. 

Andie for 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Gorjuss Girls Notecards




I had a few more Gorjuss girls sitting in the stash, colored and begging to be put onto cards.  I decided to use my new-to-me Stripe Builder stamp set from Concord and 9th to create a colorful, but simple background, keeping the girls in the spotlight.


I used black Archival ink to stamp this background and an ink blending tool to make the smudgy part.  I'm extremely pleased with how this turned out.




The sentiment shows up a bit better in person - tough to photograph well.  This little gal reminds me of my Holly Hobby wallpaper in my room when I was a kid - yellow and brown, oh so very 70s.



Since green is my favorite color, this little girl is my favorite of this set - everything screams vintage to me and so I love her.

Still, this is another card set for the stash and my presents this year.  I'm getting a bit that will be used to good effect for sure.