4/13/2012

PDCC #127 & FMS #30 ~ Happy Birthday!

Welcome! Guess what...it's my one year blog birthday tomorrow!!! To mark the occasion I have a birthday card today for two challenges. I've used the oh so happy colors from the Play Date Cafe and a great sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. 



The ladies in their colorful swim suits and the shape of the kites were my jumping off points. I started with a selection of paper from My Mind's Eye: Out of the Blue. I think it suits the color combination for this week perfectly. I chose the diamond pattern paper to mimic the kites and the polka dots to mimic the circles in the bottom right corner of the photo. I used my PTI scalloped border die on the chunky polka dot paper. Next I layered a pretty paper doily topped with a Marvey scalloped circle punch and then a Marvey circle punch. This circle is stamped with a stitched border stamp from Endless Creations and then my favorite little girl (from Ann-ticipations) in her polka dot swimsuit. Isn't she just the sweetest little thing! The tiny flower gems are by Hero Arts. This cute wavy birthday sentiment is from Stampin' Up.

I'm glad you stopped by and I hope you'll be back! Have a splendid weekend ~Lisa
 

30 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Happy Birthday to your blog Lisa! What a fantastic card this is and you have nailed the colours. So fresh and so fun. Here's to another great year!

Mynnette said...

Hey, Lisa! Happy birthday! I don't even know what my blog birthday is...must look into that! This card is FABULOUS--LOVE all those patterns! :)

Emily Leiphart said...

This is beautiful, Lisa! The image is darling and I love the gemstone flowers!

Mara Campbell said...

Happy Blog Birthday!! That is such a cute card, I love the colors and that cute little swimmer girl!

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Beautiful card Lisa. All the dsp works wonderfully together and that little girl is cute! Thanks for playing with us at FMS this week.

Brenda said...

So glad to see you are back up and running Lisa! Happy 1st blog birthday! Time flies! I love that cute little girl image, she looks so shy standing there! The doily really softens up the whole look!

Lisa said...

Well, Happy Blog Birthday!! That's fantastic :) Glad to see your computer issues are solved and things are back up and running too.
Awesome job with the sketch and that girl in swimsuit is just a precious image!!
I'll be painting my craft room this weekend- wish me luck!!

Lidka said...

Śliczna kartka, taka radosna, a ta dziewczynka słodka :).
Wszystkiego najlepszego!

Kara Lynne said...

This is darling! Happy Birthday to your blog. The paper is perfect for the challenge, and I love that little girl! Thanks for visiting my blog, so happy to find yours!!

Rebecca Mosher said...

Happy Birthday to You(r blog)! I know the feeling, Polkadot Door will be 2 in a few weeks. It feels very momentous :) Thanks so much for all the love you've left us!

The colour combinations on this card are just darling, especially paired with that stamp.

Jill said...

It's tomorrow! Happy Bloggaversary, Lisa! What fun way to celebrate, with this colorful card! I love the feminine touch the doily gives it! Hey--I will be posting a card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week too--GMTA! :-D

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful card Lisa! That image is darling. Happy Birthday to your blog. ;)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! What a fabulous card--LOVE that little gal! SO CUTE! What a fabulous match of papers for this week's PDCC color story! FUN sketch too! YOU ROCK:) THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

Happy blog birthday!!!!!!!

Karen B. said...

Hard to believe you've only been blogging for a year! You have fabulous creations! This one is adorable, the image is so cute and you've complimented it well with your paper choices.

Patrice said...

Happy blogiversary! Love that bathing beauty!

sparkling stamper said...

What a darling card, and even more so, your little schnauzer (we have 3!). Happy blogaversary!!!

Ruby said...

Glad you've got your internet back, it's sooo frustrating isn't it! Congratulations on your blog anniversary. Love your card, soo cute!

Annette said...

so so cute...I love the layout of the card and that super cute image...love it

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Fabulous card!!! + BIG congrats!!!
Cheers and hugs from me!

Colleen Dietrich said...

That sweet little girl reminds me so much of my niece, who has such a head of tousled curls! Happy Blogaversary, Lisa. :) Don't you wonder what we ever did before blogging? LOL

Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe! Have a beautiful day. :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a sweet image for a birthday card. Fab use of the sketch, love the MME papers!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hi Lisa! What a little sweetie! This is so adorable ... and love your use of the colour palette! Congrats on the blogaversary! Mine is coming up in May ... 4 years!!! Wow! Hugs xxx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wow Lisa! Fab take on the colors! Your card is darling!

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Lisa, a perfect take on this colour challenge! Love that sweet little girl and the wonderful argyle pattern!

Tui Nathan said...

What a fabulous card ... the colours are so bright, fresh and happy and your sweet image is just darling!
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!
Congrats too on your Blogaversary!

Cindy Hall said...

Happy Blog Birthday! Great card, fabulous use of sketch and color challenges! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Emily Keaton said...

That is SO sweet! I love how you used that sketch--and you were clearly inspired by the PDCC colors and photos!! You've made such a fun card. :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Woohoo! Happy, happy blog birthday, Lisa! May there be many, many more ;)! And that little sweetie, on your card, is uber precious! Such a great card and just perfect for the occasion! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Greta said...

Happy blog anniversary! Really sweet card.

Marie said...

Happy blog birthday, Lisa. Your work is amazing for a one year old! :-) the little girl in the swimsuit is just to too cute.