Monday, August 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Olivia!


It was my niece, Olivia's, 10th birthday.  It's a big milestone to hit double digits!  I wanted to make up a sweet, girly card to celebrate with her.  I pulled out my Basic Grey Olivia paper...a fun coincidence that the paper is named after her :)!  Maureen taught me how to make these fun felt flowers.  I really didn't believe her that they only take a minute.  They are super fun.  If I had little girls, I would be making these for their headbands or purses!

Jonathon and I had fun picking out Olivia's present.  I always enjoy picking out presents for my nieces, but honestly am out of touch when it comes to what the trends are with girl toys.  We picked up Squinkies.  Ever heard of those? Walking through Target, I asked Jonathon what to get and he said those immediately.  We're hoping she likes them.  Happy Birthday Sweet Olivia.  We love you very much!

The layout for my card was inspired by the fabulous Viva La Verve sketch below.   

16 comments:

Be(e) said...

What a sweet girls' card!! and that flower ... gorgeous!! Perfect for a girl! loveit! Will have to learn to make flowers like that myself some time!
:)
Els.

Barb said...

Lynn, that paper is so perfect for a 10 year old girl and I love your felt flower! Happy Birthday to Olivia! (Guess I'm out of touch too. . . .Squinkies????

Jen W. said...

That flower is so cool! Definitely going to figure out how to make them - right after I google Squinkies!

Arlene said...

Your niece is beautiful! Happy 10th Birthday Olivia. Your card is very pretty, very girly...love it!

Jenny said...

oooo I've not really seen these papers either...they're lovely patterns and colours!
Sweet little felt flower and a fab card Lynn. I can imagine the fun of choosing Girlie presents...not heard of squinkies, but that doesn't mean that haven't hit our shores yet!
Jenny x

Jay Gee said...

I have not heard of Squinkies either - but I won't say it's because I'm too old :) Such a pretty card Lynn and that felt flower is gorgeous.

Virginia L. said...

Super SWEET!!! Love your Olivia paper!I'm always pattern paper-challenged, you make it look easy!

Karen B. said...

Such a sweet card indeed, I don't know what to pick out for girls either~

jen del muro said...

super cute! love what you did with this sketch! come along and play this month's SFYTT!! lotsa hugs-jen del muro

~jan said...

Might you do a little tutorial on those adorable felt flowers? Love them. :) This is such a sweet card-Im sure Olivia will love it!

Andrea M said...

WOW such a sweet little niece and a gorgeous card to boot! LOVELY Lynn!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oooo! LOVE that felt flower! Maureen needs to teach me, too ;)! Beautiful card, Lynn!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

That felt flower is gorgeous! I need to learn how to make those. :)

Maureen said...

I totally missed this one!! LOVE the papers and you are a master at those flowers already...we were even drinking wine when you learned!! lOL see how easy they are? Lucky Olivia to be on vacation too for her birthday :) More work at the house today, not much packing...probably tonight, though...we are going to have a thunderstorm right now!! Yikes! :)

The Paper Parade said...

That flower is awesome! I don't believe that it only takes a minute either...it looks so complex, and makes such a statement!

Emily Leiphart said...

I have no idea what Squinkies are but it's good that Jonathon did. LOL Olivia's 'Olivia' card is stunning!