Thursday, April 7, 2016

Birthday Celebrations

As I make birthday cards for the many upcoming birthdays in our family, I can't help but get excited for the fabulous blogs that are also celebrating their birthdays, and it makes me want to play along even more.  Did you know that Simon Says Stamp is celebrating their 7th Birthday, and that Aud Sentiments is celebrating their 6th?  How lucky are we to have such awesome challenge blogs where we can share our artistc creations?  We need to let these blogs know how very grateful we are, and show them our support.  I'm so happy to play along.
I created this card using Crate Paper Farmhouse collection.  I used patterned papers that I machine stitched, and then I stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment onto an October Afternoon journalling sticker, added a small piece of washi tape, some flowers, a leaf, and I also ran several length of baker's twine around my card and tied it into a bow that I topped with a pearl accent sticker.

I will be linking this card to these AWESOME challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Happy 7th Birthday"

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Challenge #152 - Happy 6th Birthday

Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday Linky Party

I'm so grateful that you've stopped by today, and I want you to know that I really appreciate your visit.  I hope that you're having an awesome week.

Blessings to you all,


  1. AWE your Birthday card is FABULOUS!!!! I love receiving handmade cards and gifts!!! It makes my day giving someone something that I have made myself!!!

  2. I have this exact paper line! I actually used the floral pattern paper as the inspiration for my laundry room decor. How nice to see it used in a differnt way. Great Job on this card!

  3. Beautiful card and the use of pretty colors. Thanks for sharing the information on those awesome challenges.

  4. Beautiful card:) I love it! :)

  5. Hi Karen! You have created a fantastic birthday card to help Simon Says and Add Sentiments help celebrate their birthdays! How fun that they have been hosting challenges for a number of years! Your paper choises are spot on and I love the ruler that picks up the color in the background paper! I love the elements you have used to add such charm to your card. The twine and pearl, leaf and flowers, washi tape and doily. Have a great week! I will come and visit more often!

  6. This is so nice, Karen. I'm going to pretend it's mine since I just had a birthday. I love the paper and stitching. Great combo of colors.

  7. how fun. i played in Simon's blog too. Yes, i love our retailers for all the work they put in so we can have fun.

  8. Hi Karen! Thanks for stopping over at MY blog and leaving such a sweet comment! I love this eclectic grouping on this gorgeous card! The pops of aqua/teal are perfect! Love all the patterns too. You are one creative gal! Thanking God for the blessing you are! (The vintage cards in the previous post are amazing too!)

  9. Love you use of papers on this card Karen, and the twine is a gorgeous textural contrast.

  10. Super joli, très shabby et tout en charme, biz

  11. Beautiful card. I love the ruler paper and the twine .. gee I love everything about this card. It's stunning. So glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments. Hugs