Sunday, September 9, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Hi Again!

This is my second post for the day.  I'm busy
lately making birthday cards for September for
friends.  I looked over at Inspired by Stamping
challenge blog and was inspired to make this
birthday card for a co-worker. 

Here is the lovely inspiration photo we were
to follow...

I had some Martha Stewart sunflowers in my
stash and went to work on this card.  I added a
brown brad to the center flower.  Lace, leaves,
sentiment, and ribbon added to finish the

Ok, I think I'm going to enjoy this perfect
weather by enjoying a nice hot cup of tea
out on the deck.  Hope you enjoy your
evening!  Thanks for dropping by!  Take
care, hugs!


Paper:  Kraft Outlet, My Mind's Eye, Bazzill
Stamp:  Inspired by Stamping
Ink:  SU(Crumb Cake)
Lace:  Paper Studio
Flowers:  Martha Stewart
Leaves:  Bazzill
Brad:  Hot off the Press
Gems:  Close to my Heart
Ribbon:  SU(Vanilla)
Twine:  PTI


  1. Maria, Love your card. Love the stitches (I need to work on my stitching skils. My sewing machine is totally neglected) and the pretty flowers. Fun birthday card.

  2. Hi Maria,

    This is beautiful, i love sunflowers. Your take on the photo is brilliant.

    Hugs Kelly

  3. So beautiful Maria! I love those gorgeous flowers and all your lovely details! thanks for joining us this week at IBSIC! Hugs, Joanna

  4. Very pretty, Maria. I love your sunflowers and you did a super job with your inspiration.

  5. What a beautiful card, Maria! I love the sunflowers and the touch of blue. You sound like me--enjoying a cup of tea on the deck with this perfect weather is right up my alley!

  6. What a gorgeous take on the inspiration photo, Maria! LOVE all the depth and texture! Yum! And you know, a tea sounds nice ;). Hope you enjoyed yours!

  7. Those flowers look amazing and love the dimension you've given them. Fantastic card.


  8. What a beautiful sunny card Maria, so fresh and made me smile!

  9. Love the sunflowers peeking over a lace fence, Maria! It's beautiful. :) THanks for playing with us at IBSIC! (and keep cranking out that beauty for us to see :)

  10. Awww, what a perfect end of summer design! I love those sunflowers! Very pretty card, Maria!

  11. So pretty! I love your sunflowers!

  12. So cheerful and beautiful, Maria! You have some lucky friends to be on the receiving end of these pretties!

  13. Beautiful card, Maria! Love the bright sunflowers, the lace and the pretty bow!

  14. Your flowers are so bright and happy! I love this card, Maria!

  15. Maria I just love this. So beautifully designed. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  16. Hey Maria! Your card is gorgeous. My favorite flower is the sunflower. You have made one pretty card - I too love this card!

  17. Maria, LOVE your flowers, especially the one with the pom pom center! FAB card!