Saturday, April 2, 2016

Happy1st Birthday, Darling Girl

As some of you already know, I had a recent visit from my BFF, PattiLyn, and we created approximately 20 cards (among other things) while she was here.  I've been trying to photograph, edit and post all of these cards since she left.  This particular card started out as a baby card, but turned into a Birthday Card for a little girl's 1st Birthday.  Again, I used Crate Paper products but this time they are from the Little Bo Peep baby line.
In addition to the patternd papers, chipboard cirlce (1) and tag (darling girl) from this line, I also included a Verve sentiment stamp (birthday wishes) and a PTI border die-cut at the top.  I added a seam binding bow with a small piece of velvet ribbon, and a tiny Making Memories button in the center of my bow.
I took a close-up photo of the tag primarily because I'm so in love with that sweet bow.  I've been hoarding that seafoam green velvet ribbon, and used only a snippet of it on this bow.  I've also been hoarding those Making Memories buttons.  Aren't they cute?

These are the challenges where I'm linking up this card:

Challenge #152 - Aud Sentiments 6th Birthday Celebration - I hope you will all come by to celebrate Aud Sentiments' 6th Birthday Celebration with them.  I know they would love to have you all play along and wish them a happy birthday (and many more to come).

Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - Challenge: How Old?  - This is clearly a card celebrating a 1st Birthdayfor a  Darling Girl!

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - April Challenge - I love this challenge because it encourages me to use up my stash of patterned papers.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, and please know that if you leave me a comment (so that I know you were here), I will stop by your blog to say hello to you as well.

Blessings to you all,


  1. A lovely design with beautiful embellishments..fabulous card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  2. As always, a beautiful project!
    You and your friend finished a lot of projects. It is always fun hanging out with a great friend and crafting. :)
    Have a great day! Hugs

  3. Wow Karen...for first year old girl.and so elegant...woooww
    Love the beautiful ribbon flower and love the sentiment...sweet elegant card....
    I like to see your cards they are all adore able Karen...
    See you soon on my other post.Hugs

  4. Oh, Karen, what fun to play with your BFF! I have a dear friend with whom I get together (not as often as I'd like these days), and we so enjoy our times. I love the beautiful cards you've made, and this is just darling! Wow, I love the style and beautiful elements! Yes, Simon Says challenges are wonderful! Hugs, sweet friend!

  5. I absolutely love all of the pretty embellishments!Adore the gorgeous bow!! Simply beautiful my friend!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  6. Sounds like you had a great time together and love the beautiful card and embellishments-thank you for the lovely comments you leave on my cards they are much appreciated
    Carol x

  7. Hey, Karen. How nice that you got to spend some time with your friend. That always makes for a fun time especially when you both enjoy creating. What a beautiful birthday card.

  8. Hello dear friend! Such a sweet card! I love dropping by to see your talented creations! Praying you have a lovely day! :)

  9. Your card is gorgeous! I love the ribbon!

  10. So much fun crafting with friends...and such a beautiful card! Thanks for leaving me such a sweet comment too. Hugs, Robin

  11. Wow I love this card. The colors are perfect and the dies and embellishments are fantastic. I love all the details. Very beautiful card and I can just image you and your BFF playing. I love it when my BFF comes over. It's always such a special time. Hugs

  12. Very cute! Love the bright colors!

  13. Hi Karen! thanks for the kind comment on my blog about my Verve card. The sketch I used is the brand new one and you can still play with it all month for the chance to win. Viva La Verve challenges are for the whole month and we start a new one the first Friday of each month. Here's a link to the first April sketch…I hope you'll come and play!

  14. Beautiful card, Karen! You always make amazing works.
    May the Lord bless you!!!


  15. Such a beautiful card, Karen! I love your layering work and the pattern papers. You inspire me! Thank You!

  16. Oh, this is just darling! Love the sweet colors.

  17. This is fabulous! Love it. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  18. This is so pretty that I'm not sure where to start commenting. I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge.
    Margaret, DT