Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Happy Birthday...

I needed a little something for a friend that has an upcoming birthday, so I thought that I'd use TAC's new set, "Wonder and Joy" for the focal image.


I just love the darling little kids in this set!


I've colored with Koh-I-Noor, used a black gel pen for the eyes and mouth on the balloon and the little girl's eyes.


Obviously, she was too long to fit in a nestie, so I trimmed at the bottom and top until most of her would fit, and just let those parts lay on the outside of the nestie rim.


The hat on the sentiment stamp inside of the card (Studio G.) is paper pieced with the same cardstock as is on the front, but like the little card at the top, it's made from the back side of this fabulous two sided CS by Chatterbox!
I used the Martha Stewart "Loopy" edge punch on both sides, but on the left edge, I clipped off the 'loops'.


I hope she makes you smile - she's such a little cutie!
I'm entering this card here:

Creative Card Crew: Celebrations
ABC - Paper Piecing
Stamp Something - Something Girly
Saturday Spotlight - Hey Girlfriend

Here are a couple of photos of our old, sad, kitchen. The countertops were removed yesterday, and new ones were installed, but you can't see the new counters until the cabinets are painted, the walls are painted and tiled, and the new flooring is down, so it will be a long while coming!!!


Have a good night! Don't forget to register to win the set of Nesties! DH has another Dr. appt. on Friday -I may not get to draw until later in the day! Good luck, everyone!


Patti J.


Another church blooper: Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.

26 comments:

Danni said...

How super sweet!! Love the little present that reveals the sentiment! Too cute!

STAMPING SAM said...

Cute B-Day card! Lots of work involved in it too. Love the out of the box technique with the nestie - means I can use more stamps now that were too big before! Good luck with the painting. My wrist and arms still hurt from my painting binge last summer and I'm still not done. LOL

Crystal said...

AWWW What a great bday card Patti, LOVE this sweet little girl and how you did the little card in the corner is darling...what a fabby idea!!!

Oh my girl you will love your new kitchen I know it takes a long time we remodeled ours a few years ago and it can be the pits but once its done you will be in heaven!! Have a great night!
Hugs!

Barb said...

Super cute birthday card! I LOVE how the present opens for a message... so clever :)

Jessie said...

It's adorable Patti and I love the little present :)

craftieodamae said...

I know you can't wait to get that kitchen finished. It's gonna be so pretty!

Glittered Paws said...

Cute, cute cute - I am sure (you know who) will love it!!! I am still amazed at your coloring - I can't image you could get any better with Copics, but I am sure you would define coloring with a whole new definition. Love how she goes beyond nesties.

Curt in Carmel said...

What a darling card! And I LOVE how you did the little present with the sentiment inside! That is really clever! Love all the cabinets in your kitchen. Can't wait to see the finished job! Best, Curt

*Vicki* said...

AWW!! How darling!! I just love your sweet image and the coloring!! :) Fantastic idea with the open message!! Thanks so much for joining with us at Saturday Spotlight!!

Good luck with your new kitchen!! How exciting!! :)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i love the card! and i love your kitchen the way it is. i soooooo would love to paint my cabinets white. it's so "wood" now. can't wait to see it finished!

but still love the card!

Beth Norman said...

Very cute card. I like how you have the trimmed parts overhanging the Nestie. You must be getting so excited about your kitchen. Have fun.

Suzanne said...

Excellent!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Cute, cute, cute ... love the little card in the corner! What an awesome idea!! Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight!!

Erin... said...

way too cute!! and have fun with the kitchen!!!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Saturday Spotlight.

Myrna said...

What a great card. Love your new kitchen (so far) as well.
Myrna

Cat said...

What an adorable card! I love how she doesn't fit inside the Nestie! We remodeled our kitchen about five years ago, and I am still lovin' it! It's a mess while it's going on, but you'll hardly remember it when it's done and beautiful! Hugs!

redwasher1 said...

Gorgeous card!!!! Good luck on your kitchen remodel!!

Shelly said...

Your card is adorable! That new Tac set is so cute. I love the little gift that opens into a card.

Your a tease to make us wait so long for the after pictures of the kitchen. lol

I'll share that church blooper with dh. He likes to use humor like that during the announcement time at church.

Maria Matter said...

lol, love the church blooper!

adorable card, I like the way this sweetie extends "outta the box"!

isn't remodeling fun? kitchens are my hubby's specialty...he makes the most amazing wooden cabinets with all kinds of hidden sections, too fun!

hope you get your puter sorted out quickly!
Blessings, Maria

Georgia said...

Thanks so much, girlfriend! The gift package was such a nice surpise. I love the angel with flip flops. I know in my heart, angels wear them. She is hanging in my studio window right next to my computer. Whenever I look outside, I see her little feet dangling with those adorable flip flops. She brighten my days. Thanks again. P.S. Sorry about your computer problems and I can't wait to see the after shots of your kitchen. If you want to mail me a check for a kitchen makeover, you have my address. Hugs

Samantha said...

Gorgeous card - love the way you have cut her outside the nestie too!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge! Samantha :0)

Lynne in NI said...

Awww, what a cutie! I almost went shopping to buy her, but I don't think they ship to the UK (... I just heard my Visa go 'phew!')
:o)

Lynne in NI said...

Awww, what a cutie! I almost went shopping to buy her, but I don't think they ship to the UK (... I just heard my Visa go 'phew!')
:o)

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Hey Patti J!

Thanks for all the nice comments while I was away. I'm home now. I've missed your beautiful creations. This card is adorable! Can't wait to see your new remodel!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hi Patti!! This is such a darling image!! I love your card!! Too cute!! Great coloring!!
hugs!

Nina said...

love this and how you open that little card on the front! super cute! and can't wait to see your new kitchen all together!