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Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Wishes

Good morning my sweet stamping friends!!! Are you planning anything for the 4th?? My mom wants a hot dog so George is going to BBQ on Monday...hope he cooks some chicken and sausage, too!!! Since it's been so dry here they have cancelled the fireworks...I guess we will have to watch them on TV. Anyway....

I made this card for yesterday's Ways to Use it Challenge on Splitcoast...the challenge was to use something old and something new. I used the new Rubbernecker Happy Birthday Circle stamp #SKU: 565-20 as my new and the Stampin Up! crocheted flowers, which are over a year old, as my old. The paper is from My Minds Eye Stella Rose and the pearl flourish, scalloped edge, and die cut leaves finish it off.
Recipe:Stamps: Rubbernecker Happy Birthday Circle
Paper: White, Chocolate Chip, Stella Rose dp from My Minds Eye
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Crocheted Flowers, Pearls, Pearl Flourish, Nestabilities Lacey Circles, Spellbinder's Foliage die, Die-namics Scallop Die, Sewing Machine


This is also for a few other challenges:
1. 4 Crafty Chicks - stitching
2. Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - pearls and swirls
3. Crafts and Me Challenge - birthday
4. Divas by Design - diecuts and/or punches
5. Deep Ocean Challenge - flowers


Thanks for dropping by...have a great holiday weekend!!!








20 comments:

Kathy and Lucky said...

Wonderful card as always! Love those flowers and the background with the eyelet focal. Have a great holiday weekend.

jimlynn said...

Oh so very pretty! Love those little crochet flowers too. Just beautiful.
Have a great weekend - even without the fireworks and as we say here in South Texas - pray for rain!
Lynn

Tammy said...

Fantastic card Joan. Love the crocheted flowers. Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Carole of Brum said...

Ooh Joan, another beauty, as all your cards are. Making the sentiment the focus looks so much better than you'd expect, with no focal image I mean, and you picked just the right one to go with the lacey circle. So nicely embellished as well, the crochet flowers, pearly swirl and the leaves all look lovely and positioned perfectly, I am loving the layout of this one. Enjoy your 4th July, the BBQ sounds a fantastic way to celebrate. Pity about the fireworks being cancelled, hope you have some good ones on the TV. CoB

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

So totally gorgeous Joan! LOVE the layout and those amazing crocheted flowers!!

ChristineCreations said...

Those crocheted flowers are so gorgeous together Joan. I hope you have a really great weekend with the family! - even without fireworks!

Shirley said...

Wow, Joan, that is very pretty! Love the colors, you die cut, and those beautiful crocheted flowers too1

Linda Palmer said...

Joan, this is so beautiful! Great job on a gorgeous creation.

Lori said...

Very pretty card!!! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

Lori said...

I guess I forgot to comment on this one! I love the flowers, so pretty with the dp!

debbie said...

this is such a beautiful card and those flowers are perfect with your pp.truly lovely!! I get to work on the 4th...we rotate holidays and it's my year.

Charlene said...

Those little crocheted flowers are just adorable..perfect for the birthday circle.

Tamie said...

Stunning card! I love the layout, the central focus and the stitching is awesome. thanks for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

maryr917 said...

this is really pretty joan-love this circle stamp-it looks great in the lacy circle die

Dawn Easton said...

Oh I love those new flowers! Gorgeous!!!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card I love the flowers.
Thank you for joining us girls over at CPF & Crafts & Me Challenges, good luck hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xx

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So pretty, I like those crochet flowers.... yes I do, but can't seem to get my fingers to make them well. ha ha

Joanne (jojot) said...

simple elegance...LOVE the crocheted flowers...I just had some arrive today that I had ordered from a fellow crafter...can't wait to put them to use....well...after hoarding them for a bit, of course

Scavenger Hunt said...

An amazing card ! Love the layout and colors! Thanks for sharing!!

Micah Blatz said...

this is really pretty joan-love this circle stamp-it looks great in the lacy circle die