Monday, April 11, 2011

It's a Birthday Blog Hop!

It's a birthday bloghop for an uber special blogger, my in real life friend, Elise of Mamacow Creations!

She rocks the creative span, ranging from oodles of papercrafts (card making to scrapbooking to home dec to food should see what she does come pumpkin time!) and on down the line, to gorgeous fine art paintings (the first one here is  my current fav).  Elise is known to tickle a funny bone, get silly in the wee hours, write and sing an ode to the creative man, Tim Holtz, and make so many of us smile with her sweet heart.

Thanks to the gals at the Just Us Girls challenge site, I'm thrilled to be able to wish her a Happy Birthday!!!

And the birthday gal needs a birthday card, right?!

Elise had been begging for spring not too long ago and when I walked by a few of my Dew Drop ink pads, they whispered to me.  (No, really, they did!)

Well, their shape awoke some slumbering inky card making mojo and so I had to run with it!  I started with the orchid and then filled in with the purple.

A birthday needs sparkle, so after adding a piece of chunky purple bling for the flower's center, spica glitter pens went to work, laying on oodles of sparkle onto the vine ribbon used for the flower's stem. (It doesn't show fabulously in the photo, but it really does sparkle!)

Happy Happy Birthday, Elise!!
I'm grateful for your friendship and
hope your day is wonderful, launching an awesome new year! :>

I hope you'll hop along, visit the partiers, and most of all, stop by Elise's Mamacow Creations blog and leave her some birthday love (even if you're not a papercrafter, we know how fantastic the community of bloggers can be and would love if you stopped by to wish her Happy Birthday! :>)!!!

Supplies:Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Tsukineko Brilliance Dew Drops
Ribbon: May Arts
Bling: rhinestone - stash;  Spica Glitter Pens - Copic
Other:  FabriTac, foam tape, ScorPal


  1. Ohhhhh! look at the SPARKLEY stuff! Your brilliance ink petals plus spica work is SO pretty! I know Elise is going to love your card.... and the fact that your ink was talking to you! Your ink knows talent when it sees it!

  2. Oh, dear, oh, dear, OH DEAR! YOU know I'm a blithering wreck right now, don't you! {But it's GOOD! Really guuuuud! Lol!} This is THE most wonderful birthday surprise... of the last TWO decades, at least! HOLY MOLY you gals ARE crafty! Make sure you insert "Claire accent" when you say "petals!" hee hee I'm not, at all, concerned that these babies "talked" to you! IN fact, that's how I get all of my best work done: let 'em talk! LET 'EM sing, even! {!} This is a delightfully gleaming, BRING ON THE SPRING and AMAZING piece of Karen {KAREN!} papercraft! Is it a coincidence that my birthday is always beautifully accented by a "Karen piece!" SERIOUSLY, girl - it's great to see you get your craft ON, but even {selfishly!} better that you made THIS gorgeous piece of craftiness on my behalf {*swoon!*} - I am THRILLED! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for your love and thoughtfulness!

    I LOVE you, dear girl! I am SUCH the luckiest person! THANK you, for being such a beautiful friend and gracing my life as you do! xoxo!

  3. This is sure to put a little "spring" into her Birthday for sure! Love that big flower and the leafy ribbon stem!

  4. Karen!
    LOVE that sparkley flower!!!!!! Beautiful!!!!! Such a great card for Elise!!!

  5. WOW!!! This is BRILLIANT! I love that you made that STUNNING, SPARKLY flower with dew drops!!! Sheer GENIUS!!! Must file this idea away for later!!!! I'm sure Elise is just BEAMING from your birthday card and tribute!

  6. what a fabulous card and crafty ode to the fabulous birthday girl... miss elise!! love that when your inks talk... you listen and create such fabulous results!

  7. gorgeous card...perfect for the birthday the shimmer of the ink that you used...sooooo springy:)

  8. What a clever use of your Dew Drop ink pads! This is so pretty!

  9. Gorgeous! I love how pretty and girly and fun that looks.

  10. I want your sparkly stuff!

  11. I love it! Those sparkly petals are divine! :)

  12. The flower is so pretty and I love the use of the leaf ribbon for the stem!

  13. Yay! It is so good to see you back in your cardmaking mode! That flower is darling and I can see why the ink pads were calling you!

    I would love to try to play! I will have to see how my week goes...tomorrow I have to volunteer at the Thrift Shop and Friday I am going to Anchorage for the weekend! GIRLS ONLY! Can you say SHOPPING? :)

  14. That card is gorgeous Karen!!!! SO pretty! Happy Birthday Elise!!! xoxoxo

  15. This is beautiful! I love the shimmery look of the petals. :)


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