Sunday, March 9, 2014

Happy Birthday to You!

Don't forget to set your clocks up an hour- Spring Forward!! :)

I'm entering this card in Love to Create's Challenge #105 ( and the recipe was to use 1 ribbon, 2 different papers, and 3 gems/pearls on a project. I chose to make a card in memory of my friend, Annie, who would have turned 40 this past Friday, but passed away due to cancer this past September 12. We were friends in high school lost touch while I was in college, but reconnected thanks to MySpace and Facebook! We texted a lot the last few months of her life. I even texted her the day she died, but when I saw on Facebook that she had passed I knew then why I didn't get a response back. She would always respond back as soon as I texted her even though she was in Wilmington. She thought she was in the hospital up until she died, but she had been moved to a hospice facility where she died. I miss her dearly. Back to my card, the papers are Close to My Heart My Reflections Avonlea and Chocolate (from the same collection) that I just recently bought from Shannon ( The ribbon is Martha Stewart Crafts. Can you spot the gems/bling? I have one on the circle on the CTMH Avonlea PP, one on the flower, and then a blue gem beside it. The flower with the spring, the brown sparkly flower, and the dragon fly are all RAKs from Niki. The Happy Birthday to you is a Studio G Ditto stamp that I stamped with Versa Fine Onyx Black Pigment Ink onto a piece of 8.5 x 11 copy paper and then I fussy cut around it and colored it in a little with my SMASH blue pen. I just happened to have it handy! lol The ribbon I attached with my XYRON 1.5" Create A Sticker Repositionable Adhesive.
The blue ribbon is also Martha Stewart Crafts. I decided to add it to connect the green ribbon together. I used my XYRON adhesive again. The dream vellum is also a RAK from Niki that was in the same set as the dragon fly.

The tag is K&Company Engraved Garden Journal Tags that is self-adhesive. I added some yellow/white twine that I won from Helen ( from a prize with Scrapping Everyday Miracles (

This is the back reverse from the front . I just used the same papers and folded it in half. I used an A2 DCWV Greens Card Stack as my pattern to go by and then cut the papers with my XACTO 12 x 12 Paper Trimmer.I added my Hero Arts Handmade from the Heart stamp as my final touch. I didn't put a year in case I decide to sell this card. Please keep my stepdad, Ray, in your prayers. He's in ICU with a blood clot on his leg. He's been in the hospital since last night. He has a catheter in his leg to break up the clot and is therefore confined to his bed. He's being very cooperative with the hospital staff. We all know his RN personally so that helps me at least feel at ease about the situation! His RN- Noah- is married to a girl that was in youth group with me and his brother graduated with my stepbrother. He's a Christian and therefore is very nice and helpful! He knows his stuff!! TFL and have a great Sunday! :) The challenge with Love to Create ends tomorrow so you still have time to link up! 


Crea-Sandra said...

This is gorgeous!!
Thanks for joining us at Love to Create!
♥ Sandra ♥

Ruza Rebel said...

Lovely card!
Thank you for joining our Recipe Challenge over at Love to Create this week.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Shannon said...

Great job on the card!! The papers blended together great with your embellishments!

Helen Gullett said...

Like the combination pattern and solid card stocks. Thanks for sharing it, Amanda!