Today, many of Karen's friends have all decided to get together and surprise her with a Birthday Hop!! The first stop on this AMAZING hop is the wonderful and sweet Dana's (and for today, Leslie's!) Blog and I hope you came here from there! If not, head on over and start the hop from the beginning!!!
I met Karen in real life last March for the first time, and we have been friends since! We were both at CHA in CA this past January and were roomies! We barely slept each night, but rather stayed up, talked and laughed!!!
A few months ago, while I was on vacation in Maine, Karen came up for the day and we had a BLAST! It was the first time my mom met her and she was shocked to see how similar we are!!!
For my card for Karen, I used Partygirlabella from Stamping Bella!! I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Bellas Bestest Cream and colored her with Copic Markers. I cut her out and embossed the panel with Rectangle Nestabilities, but I first cut out the tops of the balloons so that they were "out of the box". I sponged the edges with Memento Canteloupe and added some Martha Stewart Fine Crystal Glitter to the balloons, cupcake & party hat!
The sentiment, "happy birthday" is also from Stamping Bella and I cut it out and embossed it with Oval Nestabilities, sponged it as well and layered it on Scallop Oval Nestabilities. The patterned paper is from Report Card by October Afternoon and I finished off my card with some satin ribbon and a bow created with the Bow Easy!! The focal panel is on an angle...something I have to force myself to do, but I always love the look of in the end!!
The next stop on this FAB Birthday Hop is over at my sweet and uber talented friend Karen's Blog!!
Saucy, Happy Birthday my sweet friend! I hope you have a WONDERFUL day and that all of your wishes come true! Love ya girlie!! MWAH!!
Thanks SO much for stopping by!!
Stamps: Partygirlabella and sentiment from Stamping Bella
Paper: Frosted Teal, Bella's Bestest Cream & Report Card by October Afternoon
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento Canteloupe
Accessories: Rectangle Nestabilities, Oval & Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Sponges, Teal Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Copic Markers & Foam Tape