Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Birthday for Cardmaking Mentor!

One of my favorite people is having a birthday this month in June.  I wanted to be sure to honor her on her birthday, plus thank her for all the wonderful cardmaking extravaganzas and events that she sponsors where we get to make wonderful cards and learn exciting cardmaking techniques.  She has been responsible for many a fun-filled day and evening that I have spent in the last two years!  

I had to give it a lot of thought because I wanted Liz's card to be as special as I think she is.  And, then a thought came to me.  I had shown Liz a card that I designed about nine months ago that she tried to talk me out of right then and there, because she like it so well.  At first, my thought was that I would send it to her in the mail as a surprise, but one thing led to another and I never got it sent.  So, I decided it would be perfect to make a card from its design that was especially made with just Liz in mind, and that is what I did.

Liz likes bling and glitter and girly stuff, so I decided to make her a pink card.  (I seem to be into pink when I think of a girly card!)  I do have to admit that I have never seen Liz wear pink, so maybe it was not a good choice, but I do hope so, as I was pretty pleased with the way it turned out.  I then went to work on a verse for the inside that I felt would be perfect for Liz as well.  I hope Liz likes her card, inside and out, because it was made especially with her in mind instead of the original which was just an "oh, let's try this idea card," that happened to turn out well.  And, here it is:

As it turned out, I was able to hand-deliver Liz's card with a little libations gift and take her to lunch with another cardmaking buddy.  We had a great time chatting it up and also enjoyed a little songfest with fabulous cheesecake for dessert.  What a way to celebrate!   Liz can have more birthday's any day!

Recipe:  Papers: Stampin' Up: Whisper White cs (card base); K&Co. Watercolor Bouquet Specialty Pad; Michaels' open stock (green circles), Recollections Essentials Distressed (pink-inside), SU Feeling Sentimental (retired) (penny-farthing bicycle). SU Ink: Chocolate Chip.  Punches: SU-Lace Ribbon punch (retired), SU-Modern Label; WRMK Corner Chopper-Deco; EK-Fancy Photo Corners (inside).  Prima: Pink Rosebuds.  Recollections:  Pink Flower/ Rhinestones.  Offray ribbons: Pink stitched, 3/8" Satin Loop.  SU Dazzling Details glitter adhesive.  Computer-made verse (Xiorama font). 

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