Birthday Time

I made a few new cards yesterday, but my camera batteries are dead, so I decided to show y'all the card I made Kim last week for her birthday. Since I know she loves cats and the color purple, I definitely had to pull out some of my The Cat's Pajamas stamps and this Studio 8 paper. And who better than Sprinkle with a L'il Party Hat to get the party groove on?

The sketch was one of Lauren's from a couple weeks ago. She's been talking about giving our small images more playing time and has a couple great sketches to make the little guys pack a big punch. Unfortunately you can't see all the sparkle, shimmer and personality this card has in real life, but you can imagine. :)

I started by stamping Big Sprinkle in Versafine Onyx Black on Pearlized White cardstock and punching the image out with a 1 1/4" circle punch. I layered onto a 1 3/8" Cool Caribbean circle punch and then on an Elegant Eggplant SU! scallop circle punch. Next I stamped L'il Party Hat, colored with prismacolor pencils and gamsol and then cut out and glued onto Sprinkles head. I added some Hero Arts turquoise bling to each scallop and a tiny little rhinestone to the tip of Sprinkle's Hat. The sentiment is also from The Cat's Pajamas and is stamped in Elegant Eggplant on some Studio 8 paper from the Snowflake Collection. Next I stamped the Medium Circle Snowflake randomly on the lavendar piece and then added Stardust Stickles to the center of each circle. The dotted paper is from the Studio 8 Snowflake Collection and is embossed with the dots Cuttlebug folder. I finished off by layering everything onto a Cool Caribbean base and tying on some American Crafts ribbon.

Okay, I've been spoiled with some great happy mail lately, and haven't been very good about posting it to share the wealth. So here's a few of the cards I've received recently...

The first beauty is from Bethany. I love the sparkles on the steam, and the soft blue ink on the embossing. Oh, and the sentiment down the side is so cool, too. Just beautiful. Thanks, Bethany!

The second card is from Shannan. She used some a Fabriano card I sent her since I'm too chicken and too bad of a watercolorer to use the ones I bought. I love the colors and the sparkle. Just lovely! Thanks, Shannan!


The next card is from Amy and it came with some of her awesome caramel corn. This stuff rocks, peeps! Yummylicious! And the card is gorgeous, so sparkly and trendy and totally up my alley. I love the colors, and there are little snowflakes of something sparkly. Totally cool. Thanks, Amy!

The next card is from my challenge stalking friend Silvia (stampinsilvia on SCS). She enabled me with a few nugget tins I've been dying to get my hands on and sent this sweet little card. It's got this really cool opening, where you pull out the word window punch and the top panel folds up and the next panel folds down. Took me a minute to figure it out, but I love it...and my tins! Thanks Silvia!

The final card for today is from Shirley and is her baby announcement. The pic of her new little baby is so precious I wish I could just drive up and see her right now! Hope everything's going okay with baby, Shirley! Thanks for the card and photo!

9 comments

  1. Wowee!! Look at all the cards!! Geez!! You are spoiled! LOLOLOL

    Sprinkle is a little hottie in all her purple, love the birthday card!

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  2. What an awesome sprinkle card...you ARE getting spoiled with RAKS! ;)

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  3. I agree...you are spoiled...but you SO deserve it. All of the cards are fantastic!!

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  4. Oh and I ADORE the birthday card you made for Kim! LOVE those stamps and the colors are my FAVE!

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  5. *LOVE* my birthday card, Julee! It suits me purr-fectly! :) Thanks so much!!

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  6. Be still my heart! This is just fabulous Julee! Absolutely fabulous....

    Linda

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  7. love the birthday card!

    those cards are all fantastic!

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  8. OMW! That cat card is way cute! LOVE the colors! I gotta get some more CPJ images :D I love them all

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