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Saturday, March 13, 2010

It's a Birthday Challenge!

I LOVE birthdays....celebrating birthdays is celebrating life! A long, long time ago, a co-worker who was much older than I was (I was about 20, she was about to retire), told me that it's a privilege to grow old. Obviously that statement has stayed with me over the many years since I heard that, and I have come to realize how true that statement is over and over again! So, I may ache a bit more in the morning, or have a few more grays, or more wrinkles (they're all laugh lines....really!!).....but I'm here and I can celebrate each day; and it sure beats the alternative, don't you think?!!
Well, no today is not my birthday, this is for someone else. But you know how as we all age, we all complain just a bit about feeling older? Remember what I said in that first bit.....remember to CELEBRATE!
This is the first time I've used that fun birthday cake from Happy Moments.....this set will soon be gone! Did you earn yours yet? This is part of this year's SU Sale-a-Bration offerings and will only be available until the end of this month....so you've got to act quickly to add this to YOUR collection! The outline images in this set are so fun and funky...and easy to work with! (Contact me today to earn yours!)
For this card, I combined Regal Rose and Melon Mambo....one of my favorite color combos this year....and I'm not really even a "pink" loving gal! The background paper used on this card is actually from a Hostess Patterns Pack that is no longer available. These papers are just fabulous to have in your collection! Since I have this set unmounted for clear blocks, the birthday cake and greeting were both placed on my clear block at the same time and stamped together....how cool is that?!!....no Stamp-a-ma-jig needed!! The image was simply colored in with markers and the flower centers and the white portion of the cake are "colored in" with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. So fun!
Thanks for stopping by today....it was fun to participate in a Challenge again, it's been a while! And if you haven't done so already, be sure to check out the other Bloggers. You know they always come up with the most amazing things....you are bound to be inspired over and over again!
Stamps: Happy Moments
Inks: Basic Black
CS: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose
Markers: Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Bordering Blue, Pretty in Pink (candles), Summer Sun (flames)
Misc: Corner Rounder, Round Pink Crystal Brad, White Taffeta Ribbon, DSP Patterns Pack in Regal Rose (retired), 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Please note: ALL materials used to create this sample are from SU!




21 comments:

Robin Merriman said...

Very pretty Barbara and I love the story about your co-worker! How true that is!

Kathy W said...

great color combo-like the rounded corners too

Nikki Bond said...

Gorgeous Barbara! {SMILEs}

Tami Black said...

Love the card with all the special details. And, I totally understand that it is a privilege to grow old -- how very true that statement!

GCgirl said...

Great card...I will give this color combo a try!

Lisa Bohler said...

I love the layers around the cake image and how you rounded the corners! Great use of DSP, too! Super cute card!

Basement Stamper said...

I like that cake & sentiment, great birthday card!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

I just love this card Barbara! That cake image is delightful! Thanks for sharing that wonderful story with us! Just another reason to be happy each day! :D

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this card- pretty DSP. Very pretty color combo!

njburk said...

Your co-worker is right--it is a blessing to have each and every year. You card is great--love the house & DSP.
Blessings to YOU!

Lisa Somerville said...

Great colcombination for a birthday card!

tonistamps said...

Very pretty Barb! I love the rhinestone brad...goes nicely with the glitter. :)

Kristen said...

Great card. Love the cake!

Selene Kempton said...

I love the clean and simple layout! This is really a wonderful card!

Connie Paxman said...

I really love the sketch you used for this card...fun bright and happy...great job on the challenge.
connie paxman

Connie said...

Love your birthday cake card! The colors are so vibrant! I agree with your co-worker, too!

Ida P. Krause said...

Very pretty card. Nice and cheery. Loved your story as well and speaking from someone about to celebrate another B-day I'm happy to see each one but I could sure do without the aches & pains!

Lori said...

So pretty! Love the rhinestone brad at the center of the bow.

Tiffany Bauer said...

Very pretty and love the bow with the brad in it!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Cute card, luv the colors! Sorry to be so late

Chrissy D said...

What a great card. I love that cake. TFS!

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