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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Birthday Bling..

Hi everyone,

I hope everyone is having a great weekend.  I certainly am.  We dodged the bullet again with the winter storm they were predicting.  From Thursday until last nite they were predicting we would get anywhere from 6-10 inches, 4.5-6 inches, 2 or less...the predictions were just all over the place! I looked out the window this morning expecting to see a white ground & got a real surprise!  No snow!!  YEAAAAA!!!
My daughter who lives further south is getting over 12 inches.  We just lucked out again.

Today's card is a birthday card I have been struggling over all day.  It's for a friend to give her BFF and not knowing the recipient at all, it's hard to know if this is something she would like. Hopefully, so. Since everyone has a different idea of what is beautiful, I always stress out over my choice before I give it to someone.  I used a stamp from Studio 112 which was part of the amazing birthday bag my daughter gave me.  Yes, I know it's a couple of days away, but she gave me permission to open it early & I'm so glad she did.  I've been in hog heaven all day playing with some amazing new toys.
The frame around this image is from Spellbinders as is the tag frame below it. I used the flourish dies from my favorite set of Marriane Designs to embellish the inside message. And I embossed all the backrground paper as well.

 I don't usually show the insides of my cards, but liked the way this one turned out.

I thought a little flourish detail would finish off the poem my friend wrote to go inside it. Now I cross my fingers & hope they both like it!

I'll be working on more cards tonite so should be back tomorrow with who knows what kind of card! With all the new dies & stamps I have, it could be anything!  Until then, have a great weekend.

Catch you all later!


  1. Gorgeous from top to bottom, inside and out! The design is just stunning. Great card.

  2. This is so beautiful. I especially love the way the insidr is finished. Perfect!

  3. Oh, my gosh, the stamp is gorgeous, and the die embellishments and flourishes -- beautiful! I know it will be a hit. Happy upcoming birthday!