Friday, January 7, 2011

Blue Birthday Greetings

Hello and Welcome!

Just a quick post today to share a birthday card. I started this project using a blue floral card base. The layers were created using white card stock cut with the Cricut. (Forgive me, but the cart for this layer has left my brain completely.) I outlined the border of this layer with a silver gel pen and added pearl accents. The Flower T was cut with the Songbird cartridge. The bow is a little goody from my stash! The sentiment layer is a rectangle with the corners punched using a filigree punch. The Happy Birthday was stamped with Versamark and then embossed with silver powder. A tiny pearl was used to dot the"i". The layers and flower were raised on dimensionals. I used a white gel pen for faux stitching all around the card and layers. For the inside of the card, I used computer generated sentiments on layers cut with deco scissors and a border punch. I added a stamped heart outlined with the white gel pen again as a last touch.

As you can see, this card was designed for the daughter of a dear friend. I seem to always have greater inspiration if I know the recipient of the cards I make, don't you?

I hope everyone's New Year is getting off to a great start! The weather has been a big factor for us this year. We're seeing more snow than we have in many years. I love it, but I feel so bad for those who have to drive in it. These first few days of the year also bring back memories of my grandmother who grew up in these hills and lived by the proven statistics of her life. She would record the weather for the first twelve days of January and then predict the weather for the twelve months of the year! I was amazed by how accurate her predictions always were! We can be skeptical of these mountaineer or hillbilly visions, but they used every aspect of their surroundings to provide a better chance of survival for their families. And it worked!!

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed your visit and will come by again soon! It is always a joy to have folks drop in! I am off to see if I can predict what will be missing from my kitchen after I eat!! I leave you with.....

Blessings to you,