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Friday, November 2, 2012

Birthday in Topaz

It's November!!!  Where is the time going???  ACK!!!

There are only 52 days until Christmas and 20 days until Thanksgiving, or at my house, Thanksmas.  I don't know which family member came up with that name but for more than twelve years my mother has flown into town from Wisconsin and then the Thanksmas whirlwind begins.  It's 10 days of hardcore shopping, decorating, wrapping, meal planning, sight seeing and having the whole family at my house for Thanksgiving dinner.  The morning after is our first "Christmas" gift opening.  It's bigger and more festive then the actual Christmas morning because my mom has a tendency to go overboard and we try to do the same for her.  So my tree will hopefully go up without a hitch this weekend and if I'm really lucky, I will be able to talk my sweetie into helping me put the lights up on the house.  I would so love to be not-so-far-behind this year.  Even though I already am...

I made this birthday card for a few challenges and have someone special in mind to give it to.
I have used my Tilda with Balloon stamp and inked her up with Copic markers.  The layout is based on a sketch challenge and I used yellow, or topaz, for the November birthstone color.  All of the products I've used are listed at the bottom of this post.

I would love to stay and chat, but there is so much to do.  Thank you so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate it.  Have a good night and better tomorrows.

♥ Laura C.

Challenges:

That Craft Place (Tic Tac Toe: Vertical Left - gems, sentiment, ribbon)
The Sketchy Challenges (Katerin's Sketch)
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge (Birthday)
Marvelous Magnolia (Anything Goes)
Magnolia Stamp Lovers (Spots & Dots)
Magnolia Mania (3 Dies/Punches)
Lovely Haenglar & Sweet Magnolia (Girls Only)
Creative Inspirations (Let's Celebrate)
Anything Goes (Anything Goes)
 
Supplies:

Stamps: Magnolia (Tilda with Balloon), D.O.T.S. (Happy Birthday)
Inks: Copic Markers, Ranger Distress Inks
Cardstock: Bazzill, Recollections
PP: MM Colors By Design (Flowers), Raspberry Road (Who's Having a Party Dots), Plaid Design Unknown
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders (Romantic Rectangles), QuicKutz (Balloon 1, Balloon 2), Sizzix (Tag, Branch w/Leaves)
Misc: Got Flowers?, Bazzill (Brads), Recollections (Half Pearls), American Crafts (Ribbon), May Arts (Twine), J.P.Coats (Crochet Thread), Artifacts (Doily)

15 comments:

..Karen said...

I love this! Such a beautiful birthday card! : )

NGCARDS said...

A fantastic creation hun! Thanks for joining us this week at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations! xxx

Jennifer said...

Such a wonderful sunny delight this is! She's adorable and i love the flower/ribbon/twine combo!

Anne-Marie said...

Hi, Laura! I'm always so envious of the American Thanksgiving holiday, and really wish we did something similar in the UK....yours sounds simply wonderful!
I adore your pretty creation....all that sunshine for an Autumn birthday...and all those lovely layers! Great job, Laura. x

Tina Makuc said...

This is wonderful Laura..
Love the bright colours and the details are awesome..
Thanks for joining us in our very first Marvelous Magnolia Challenge..
Hugs, Tina

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations with our Celebration challenge, love the colours

Damarys said...

This card is precious and so colorful - kudos to you!

julieprice3 said...

Happy Thanksmas Laura, what a wonderful description, sounds like it will be a great time, love your sweet card ,the colour combo is gorgeous
hugs julie P

Cathy Lee said...

Hi, Laura. I've missed your posts lately. So glad to see you with a new Tilda card. She is adorable.
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

Paper Tails said...

What a great card! I love the yellow dress. Good luck with the tree.

Karen

Norma said...

Beautiful card, Laura. Love the layout and the colours you've chosen. Wonderful flower and trio balloon arrangement. Love this cute Tilda.
Hugs,
Norma

Steph said...

What a sweet card. Love the colours and the balloons! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

Dawn said...

Oh wow what lovely colours. So bright & a great layout too x

Gaynor said...

Really pretty card, love your design, many thanks for joining our challenge at Anything goes, Gaynor x

cabio's craft corner said...

Fabulous and adorable birthday card Laura. Thanks for sharing :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

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