Sunday, January 17, 2010

Happy Birthday to You! 2 sketches and 2 cards!

Welcome!! Today is my niece Bobbi's birthday and since I won't get the card mailed off in time to get there (duh!) I thought of the next best thing.... since she reads my blog (since you read my blog B.Wright) she can get a preview of what will be coming in the snail mail!! Happy Birthday to you, Bobbi!!! I will see you in February, right or is that Wright, Miss Adventurous one?

And while I was at it I found this great sketch at Taylored Expressions AND I did the Color Monday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts which was the color TEAL and WHITE and your choice of another color and I chose YELLOW. Perfect for the Basic Grey DP (pattern, yellow and teal solid cut with a nestabilities diecut) I used. I'm also continuing to use the Gina K Designs stamps, (our sponsor this month at CPC) How Sweet it is! set and Pure Luxury cardstock (cream). The yellow Basic Grey was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. The button is from GKD and the flowers are Making Memories. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. I blended antique linen and mustard seed Distress Ink around the image.
TESC98 and CPC-CM40

Okay I've got even another card to share and another birthday! It was my friend Francie's birthday on Saturday and I didn't get this card in the mail in time for this one either and today is Martin Luther King Day and I don't believe there is any postal service, so it will be really late. What's the saying I'm not perfect, just forgiven :-)
I also used another fabulous sketch this time from the Card Patterns blog (Nina B. is hosting this weeks challenge, with a fabulous giveaway, check it out!)

inside of card

This one was a little more complicated because of the tags but I sure enjoyed making them and it gave it a real personal touch.
Ingredients: Designer Paper: American Crafts, Bella Blvd;
Cardstock : Paper Accents and Pure Luxury (Gina K Designs, chocolate)
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo;
Ink: Archival, olive; Distress ink: peeled paint and antique linen
buttons: Gina K Designs
hemp cording, nestablilities label one, tags: Paper Accents; edge distressing tool:Heidi Swapp; Ek Success, corner rounder.

Thanks for looking and have a fantastic week!



  1. Fabulous card Natalie!! I am always late getting cards in the mail. I think of myself more of a card maker than a card giver, LOL

  2. What great cards and tags! Love them!

  3. Happy Birthday ME. ;) See, it's like I got the card on time after all. No worries. Now you can practically save it and give it again to somebody else, although I might be a little jealous. :) See you in February!

  4. GORGEOUS NATALIE! I love all of them, the birthday cake is awesome and great color to use with the teal.

  5. Great take on the sketches, Natalie. I love both. Have a blessed day!

  6. Gorgeous cards Natalie! I love the greens on the second.

  7. These are beautiful Natalie! I really love your pull-out tags! :)