Sunday, April 17, 2011

A Special Birthday Card!

April is a busy month for our family as far as birthday and anniversary celebrations. We just added another anniversary when my youngest brother got married the beginning of April. And, to add to those celebrations, we have Easter coming up!

However, there is one birthday that is very special to me, my sister's birthday. I have 4 siblings of which 3 are brothers, and only one sister. We have never lived closer than 4 hours from each other since I married and moved away.

Now that we are older and our daughters are married and gone, we try to spend more time together. Twice a year we get together for a weekend scrapping crop. Those are the best of times! The time goes quickly and it all comes to an end too soon for both of us. I give extra special attention to making her birthday card because I want it to be just perfect! I used the new Prima Madeline Collection for her card. The vintage papers and colors are just beautiful! Other supplies include a Prima Roseprint Birdsong/Bird, Prima French White Roses, Prima Pearl Stickpin, Prima Pink Jewel Flourish, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Stickles-Aqua, Lime Green, Worn Lipstick Distress, Cinnamon and Diamond, Ranger Distress Ink-Worn Lipstick, Colorbox-Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink, Tattered Angels Passion Red Glimmer Mist, Spellbinder's Nested Hearts and Fancy Tag and Foliage Dies, Memento Rich Cocoa Ink, and a Stampin' Up Sentiment.
The Prima French White Mulberry Rose was sprayed with Passion Red Glimmer Mist.
I inked the lace trim with Ranger Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.
The edges of the Spellbinder Heart, Foliage, and Fancy Tag have Cinnamon Stickles added to them.
I also added Aqua and Worn Lipstick Stickles to the Prima Roseprint Bird.
The top edge of the card along with the scallop punched border have Cinnamon Stickles.
The card from several different angles. I am pleased with the results of my labor of love!

All linked products are available in the CropStop Store. Other similar manufacturer products are available also that are not linked.

I decided to enter this card is some of the challenges that I have come across this week. Usually, I don't have time to visit many blogs, but the weather this weekend gave me plenty of time to surf scrappy blog!

Here are the challenges that I am entering....

Pile It On-Use a Rubber Stamp

Anything Goes - Pearls

My Partner in Crafting Crime - Layer it Up! 3 or more layers

Drunkin' Stampers - No Electronic Tools

A Gem of a Challenge - #19 Ues Pearls and/or Swirls

Tuesday Throwdown - Sparkle/Bling

DYSU - Scallops

2 Sisters Challenge - BINGO/3 in a row

Paper Sundaes - Use Texture

Next time, I hope to enter even more challenges. This is so fun hopping from blog to blog!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

14 comments:

cebelica said...

Wow hun, this is gorgeous. I love the papers you used. And that Spellbinders tag looks amazing on the card. I have this set of fancytags too and I love it. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Thank you for joining us at anything goes this fortnight for our challenge Pearls. Gorgeous card love all the added details
Hugs

WencheP said...

Beautiful card, love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Miranda said...

fantastic card Vicki, great colours and lovely details
thanks for joining us at the DYSU challenge this week
hugs
Miranda

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Wow - this is so beautiful! Love all the layers and textures, and such gorgeous colours.

Marcy said...

Just beautiful! Love the whole shabby chic look! Thank you for playing along with us this week at DYSU.

bosenberries said...

Beautiful colours and distressed edges! Thanks so much for joining us at My Partner in Crafting Crime's Layer it Up challenge! Robin

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card Vivki love the colours and the gorgeous design, those papers are to die for so yummy.
Hugs Linda

CuddlyBunny said...

Now I'm jealous of your sister! Your birthday creation is wonderful!

Thanks for joining us at Drunken Stampers!

*Alison* said...

Congrats on your win at DYSU blog.. I am so happy to have you play along with us.. I can't wait to see what you create next week..
HUGS
Alison-DYSU Owner

Ps... I love the patterned paper and that bird is just adorable.. :)

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Absolutely stunning I can see why you won . So much detail and texture. Love that bird .
Marilyn

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card and what beautiful details.
Thanks for joining us at a Gem of Challenge.
luv
Debby

alicaz said...

Wonderful! All the details give your card a lovely texture!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Hugs
Alica ;)

Shana said...

Gorgeous - I love all the different textures and elements! Thank you for playing along with Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again soon!

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