Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Birthday

This card is using the exact same papers from last week's Stampin' 411 card...and I'm using them again for this week's sketch. I turned the sketch upside down to make the card.  This card is actually for Ryan's girlfriend.  First time making a birthday card for a girlfriend.  Also the first time buying a gift for a girl too...bit of a double whammy buying a gift for her birthday (on Christmas day) and Christmas!  He did very well thought and I liked his choice of papers for her birthday card!
Ingredients:  Basic Grey DSP: PTI Stamps; Stampin' Up Baja Breeze Paper and Whisper Whtie Ribbon; Kaiser Kraft Gems

Hope all your holiday preparations are going well.  I spent the better part of four hours baking yesterday.  Two things about me:  I really don't like to bake...and I don't have a green thumb.  I was chuckling at myself as I was working on making cookies.  I burnt chocolate for a very simple recipe and then looked over at the poinsettas I bought from a boy in our neighborhood who was selling them for a fundraiser.  They were almost dead due to lack of water!  So...I'm self aware!  I shouldn't own plants and I'm not the best at baking!

15 comments:

Aimes said...

Oh that won't be the first card to make for girlfriend will it! :)
Really love all the stitching on this - and the added touches of bling too!
Had to giggle about your green thumb and baking - I'm exactly the same! I go for store bought cookies *wink*
Oooh and congrats on your win over on the Go-To Sketch challenge!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Barb said...

Fun post today, Lynn! As you already know, I can totally relate to the baking thing! Sounds like something I would do! As far as the poinsettia goes, I do work in the floral department of a grocery store, so I'm one up on you, I guess. :) Most people water their poinsettias too much. To make you feel better, they really can be a difficult plant. Love your sweet card for Ryan's girlfriend! Beautiful paper and stitching! It's always weird at first when they start dating, isn't it? I have two boys ages 15 and 19 and I remember those first girlfriends. *sigh* Have a good day!

Maureen said...

lol, I have to laugh because when Jake comes home, he always picks a card for his girlfriend...it will be a Christmas card needed this time...maybe she'll get that funky Peace on Earth one!! But Ryan even picked the colours? He did good!! I really need to get into that paper...I just love it!! I hear ya on killing plants...the only thing that survives here is the rubber tree plant that my mom started for me when I moved out 17 years ago. It warns me it needs water when a leaf turns yellow!! LOL Oh, I bought a very realistic fake poinsettia for my classroom!!!! At Michaels and they're all on sale!! Have a great day :) hugs!

Michele Gross said...

Darling card-the girlfriend will love it :)
I used to love baking when I lived near sea level but at altitude it is noooo fun! Nothing turns out like its supposed to ;(

Sue Lelli said...

OOOH! You used that FAB heart paper again to make this GREAT card! LOVE it!

Dana said...

Congrats on being Winner #3 on the Paper Crafts blog, Lynn!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is beautiful! I love that sentiment and the little bling is perfect!

Diane Jaquay said...

BEAUTIFUL! I really love that paper!

Kerin said...

I love this paper last week & I love it again on this card!! Lucky girl she'll be :)

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

FANTABULOUS!!!!!!

Patti Chesky said...

What a great card!!! That paper is so fun!

Selene Kempton said...

You have a way of putting things together that makes me so happy just to come here and see what you're up to. I think your ribbon is stunning and the whole composition is just perfect. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family.

Connie Babbert said...

Well, I loved the DSP last week and this week's card is just as great! (And...with one son married this year and the other engaged, I FINALLY get my girls to buy for!) lol!

Laurie said...

Last weeks card was awesome but I love this one even more! That bow is so yummy! The layout is perfect!

Butternutsage said...

Congratulations on winning Stampers Showcase, I am happy to be in your company!!! Such fun. I hope you will drop in for a free download in honor of the season. Merry Christmas! Hugs~Donna