Thursday, July 19, 2012

Eight is great birthday card




EIGHT!   EMILY IS EIGHT!   I can't believe she's that old now, but she must think it's great.  My very first grandchild and she  means to much to me. She lived at my house for a couple of years from age 2 to 4, and we grew so close.  We have had great times together, and she'll always be so precious to me.  I have two more little grandbabies, and another one due soon, but the first one is always so special.  I made this special card for her with this eight-point pinwheel to make a point she's 8!!
I used paper from the Summer Smooches DSP and cut 3/4 inch squares that I mounted on 1 inch squares of Not Quite Navy, and layered them on a bright striped background that just popped out those colors.  Tied it all up with a Rose Red ribbon and a button for my sweet Emily Rose.               Happy birthday, Sweetie!                                                           I have never entered a card in a challenge before, but this week that is my intention. I found a new challenge called CASology and this is for there Week #2 challenge.  The idea with this challenge is that you use a key word for the challenge, and this week happens to be "HAPPY".  I decided that this card fit that criteria, so I thought I would give it a try.  I decided that playing along with challenges was a new way for me to broaden my artistic skills.  Let's see if I can find another one this week.  So many of my fellow bloggers have such great ideas.   Hope you like my card, and come back for another visit soon.
Have a great day!           Mary Alice












3 comments:

  1. Happy, happy! I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/07/52-card-pickup-week-29.html

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  2. What a clever way to make a flower and personalize this card! I'm so happy you played along with CASology this week!

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  3. what a bright and sunny card!! the flower you created is so fun... thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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