Thursday, May 10, 2012

Birthday Wishes

How are you on this lovely Thursday evening?  I got off work
early today, which doesn't happen too often, but I didn't ask twice about it!:-)  It gave me the chance to get to my craft room and play with one of my favorite challenges, The Shabby Tea Room!  Please take a look over there and see what beautiful cards are displayed by the design team and challenge players!  The theme this week is "Pretty as a Picture."  We were to follow the inspiration photo colors and include a rose.

Here is the inspiration photo...

A closer look of my card...

I hope to be back again some time this weekend with another
card.  And, I thank you so much for dropping by today!  Take
care and have a wonderful Mother's Day!!:-))


Paper:  Echo Park, Crate Paper, Kraft Outlet
Stamp:  PTI(Postmarks)
Ink:  SU(Crumb Cake), Ranger(Tea Dye)
Flower:  Prima
Dies:  Sweet 'n Sassy(Banner), Spellbinder's(Leaf)
Twine:  PTI
Pearls:  Recollections
Ribbon:  SU(Vanilla)
Rose Brads:  Pebbles
Punch:  Martha Stewart


  1. Maria, thanks so much for joining us at The Tea Room. Your card is gorgeous! The colors are the perfect choice for the challenge! I hope you enjoyed your time off work!!!


  2. OMG!!! This is incredibly breathtaking!!! Beautiful flowers, doily and border! An absolute treasure, Maria!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! I love that gorgeous flower, punched lace, little banner and pretty papers, beautiful!

  4. Maria, this is a stunning card!!! I love all the detail you put in -- and that border punch is now on my "must have!" list! :)

    (And, oh how I wish I had your bow-making skills!!!) Just beautiful!

  5. Goodness gracious Maria - your card is prettier than a picture. I mean to tell you honey child, your card is absolutely gorgeous. Just when I think cards cannot get any prettier, you create this. How do you do it!!!!!!

  6. STUNNING card Maria , what a beautiful creation, gorgeous flowers , beautiful stitching and colours well done.
    Hugs Elaine .
    Have a lovely weekend.

  7. Wowie Maria! This is So Beautiful! Love the the Wonderful flowers and Lovely lacy border and Sweet Doily too! Just so Pretty Pretty! 8-)


  8. Maria, this is awesome! So many wonderful details...glad you gave us a close up view. Hope you have a wonderful weekend (sounds as if you may get in some fun crafting).

  9. Beautiful card, Maria! Your flowers are gorgeous!

  10. What a beautiful and romantic card, Maria! Love the flowers, and love the shabby bow, and doily, too!

  11. Oh this is all kinds of gorgeous and feminine! love love love it.


  12. So pretty Maria. Love the doily, the banner, the lovely flowers... great layers!

  13. Your card is 'Pretty as a Picture'........gorgeous, love it!

  14. Beautiful Maria! Love all the sweet little flowers and the pretty border at the top! Thank you for sharing it with us in The Shabby Tea Room this week!

  15. You do feminine-and-romantic cards so well, Maria! This is beautiful, as always.

    Yay for you, getting out of work early. Whoo hoo!

    Hope you had a good weekend and spent some time with Mom yesterday. :) Hugs!

  16. Beautiful Maria,
    Thanks for visiting my blog and your beautiful comment!!

    Congrats on the "honorable mention cup of tea"!!


  17. Maria, this is so BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE all of the roses and the half doily!