Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Happy Birthday To My Jessica!

Hello Friends! 

WOW!  Almost three weeks since my last posting!  The time is flying!

Alaska was AMAZING!  So good, in fact, that I'm scheming on how I can spend all of next summer up there instead of sweltering down here in the heat.  I ended up catching a cold at the very end of the trip and so I was laid up for a few days once we got home.  ICK!

My daughter Jess' birthday was smack in the middle of my cruise and I hadn't gotten the chance to make her a card before I left, so I spent a couple of days making this one for her.  (I would really love to know the secret of how you talented ladies can get a card made almost every day).  The layout for this card was kick-started with a sketch over at The Sketchy Challenges.  I swear, I would probably sit and stare at my empty desk-top for days if I didn't have a springboard like that to get me going. 

Jess, like me, loves color and this DP by My Mind's Eye pretty much jumped out of my collection and begged to be used for this card.  It took me a while to come up with just the right flowers to go with it and I wanted to distress without going overboard.  I do like how they turned out, but I broke one of my die-cut machines while making the leaves.  :(    Birthday Tilda is a new addition to my Maggie collection.  Isn't she sweet? 

Thank You so much for stopping by!  More of what I used to make this card is listed below.  Please leave a comment by clicking on the comments link at the bottom of this post.  I would love to hear from you.  Have a great day and an even better tomorrow!

♥  Laura C.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

The Sketchy Challenges (# 26 Heidy's Sketch)
Just Magnolia (Summer Colors)
Simply Magnolia (Garden Blooms)


Stamps: Magnolia (Birthday Tilda)
Inks: Copic markers, Distress Ink (Walnut Stain)
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics and Recollections
Designer Paper: My Mind's Eye (Bloom & Grow "bloom" Eye Candy
Dies: Spellbinders (Scalloped Circle, Scalloped Oval & Labels Eight), Sizzix (Branch w/Leaves), Cuttlebug (Paisley), Making Memories (Circle Cutter)
Punches: EK Success (Retro Flower Med.), Fiskars (Retro Flower Sm.), Carl (Sm. Daisy)
Misc From My Stash: Eyelet, Heart Brad, Seam Tape, Buttons, Twine, Charm, Thread


Suzan L said...

Hi Laura, the birthday card that you have created for your daughter is so darling!! I love all the little flowers you created to frame Tilda! They match the DP perfectly! The birthday recipe is also so cute! Your daughter is going to love it!

Karen said...

This is beautiful! I love your flowers! : )

Damarys said...

This is really CUTE!

Paper Tails said...

Beautiful card! Your recipe touched my heart. What a wonderful keepsake. Glad to hear your trip went so well.


Kelly Neis said...

Gorgeous card! I love the flowers you created and the tag with the sentiment is so awesome. I also love the colors you chose. Very nice card.

RenateKreativ said...

Stunning card.I like your flowers, Thats wonderful.
Hugs Renate

Norma said...

Laura, I don't think your daughter would mind getting it late, it's such a gorgeous card. Birthday Tilda is so adorable and beautifully coloured. Your DP is so lovely and your flower arrangement is fabulous. Terrific job on the card. I love it!

Louise said...

Beautiful card, your flowers are fabulous

rovianne said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous flowers and colors

Christy Designs said...

Beautiful birthday card !
I love the sentiment on tag :)

Elle said...

What a yummy card!

Jenz Bitz 'n' Bobs said...

Gorgeous card Laura. Love the bright colours on it and the colour you've coloured Tilda with. Your flowers look amazing, they almost look glazed. Jenny x

Leslie Turner said...

How sweet is that?! I know your daughter loved it! I know I do! Those flowers are amazing! :)

Suzi said...

Adorable card, love all the Kraft, your Dp's and the lovely flower spray. Gorgeous creation.

Francy said...

Fantastic card and fantastic tag. the stamp is beautiful and coloured very well.

cabio's craft corner said...

Wonderful Tilda card with amazingly done flowers :o)

Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

Hi Laura,
Sounds like you've had a blast in Alaska. What a fun and bright card; the flowers match the DPs perfectly! Thanks for joining the Sketchy Girls.


Sharon said...

This card is absolutely stunning Laura. Just love it. Happy birthday to your daughter. hugs Sharon x

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