Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Here's the beautiful inspiration photo.

Happy Friday!

I hope all of you are doing well on this fine Friday afternoon!  Wish I could say it's another lovely sunny day, but's raining again...sigh.  Oh well,  yesterday we had a gorgeous sunny day!  It was a "no coat" day even...yeah!  Anyways, lovely weather will soon return I'm sure.  Ok, now about the challenge this week over at The Play Date Cafe.  Such a pretty inspiration photo for sure!  These colors reminded me of some Cosmo Cricket papers that I had.  It got me thinking summer.  It also got me thinking several birthday cards I need to make this month.:-)  I distressed the edges and did a little sewing on the corners for interest.  I used several different patterns.  And, what about the little chick, isn't that the cutest?!  I just had to add some bling to the birthday hat and some bling around the birthday sentiment.  I finished the card with some lovely SU ribbon I had.  Thanks for looking and adding any comments!  Take care and have a great weekend!


Paper:  Cosmo Cricket(Garden Variety), Hero Arts(Kraft)
Stamp:  Hero Arts
Ink:  SU(Chococate Chip), Antique Linen(Ranger)
Doily Tag, Gems:  Martha Stewart
Ribbon:  SU
Hemp Cord:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Misc.:  Sewing, Dimensionals



  1. Maria, I love the pattern papers you chose and that pretty ribbon! I love that sweet bird with the party hat and bling!!!

  2. This is gorgeous! I love all the fab detail, and those papers are so pretty!

  3. This is beautiful've added so many gorgeous details to your card...I especially like the doily and the delightful ribbon! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

  4. You've created a sunny card to echo your one sunny day recently, Maria! I can tell your heart is sunny and it shows in your card. :) THanks for playing with us at The Cafe, my friend.

  5. This is gorgeous, Maria! I love how you incorporated so many pretty papers and layers.

  6. Absolutely beautiful, Maria! LOVE those gemstone details and that scrumptious ribbon! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  7. So pretty, love all of your intricate details. Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

  8. What a sweet birthday card! I love the cute little bird, and the "Hi" on the doily :)

  9. Maria,

    Thanks for becoming a follower! I love your style! It's so pretty and I love how you combine the colors in your cards. Beautiful!

    I'm your newest follower:)