November 16, 2009


Hi everyone! Happy Monday!! Welcome to a VERY special blog hop for a VERY special friend, Nancy McKinney!!! Nancy is one SUPER talented gal! She is a stamp designer for Taylored Expressions, an amazing blog designer, and not to mention, that girl can STAMP!!

Did you make your way here from my pal Wendy's Blog? If so, perfection! If not, head on over to my sweet & saucy friend Karen's Blog to start the hop from the beginning!!

So, sweet Nancy is a Twilight fan, just like yours truly, so there was NO doubt that I was going to make her a Twilight, or in this case, New Moon inspired card!!

My inspiration for this card is Bella's birthday, and of course, her fateful birthday party!!

On the morning of her birthday, don't you love when Edward says:

"So, as discussed, I am not allowed to wish you a happy birthday, is that correct?"

I can't WAIT for that scene in the movie!

I started by printing this limited edition digi from The Greeting Farm, "Camille" (Bella!), onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and colored her with Copic Markers. I cut her out with Classic Oval Nestabilities, and while the nestie was still on the cardstock, I sponged around the edge with some Canteloupe Memento Ink. I LOVE the way this ink sponges!!

I used some yummy Earthlove paper from Cosmo Cricket for my card, and the layout was inspired by a this card by my pal Sandra MacLean!

The sentiment, "Happy Birthday" is from Fresh Flowers by Taylored Expressions, and I stamped it in Memento Rich Cocoa directly onto the patterned paper.

All the cardstock is Prism, and I used Suede Dark Brown and Spring Willow Medium! I finished this off with some Fudge Twill Ribbon that I knotted and two brown brads from my stash!!

The next stop on this special birthday hop is over at my sweet friend Donna's Blog!!

Here is a list of the hoppers today, just in case you get lost along the way!!

Karen Motz
Dana White
Michelle Leishman
Janet Rossi
Wendy Bond
Jodi Collins <-------------- You are here!
Donna Baker
Karen Giron
Sankari Wegman
Charmaine Ikach

And of course, make sure you head on over to Nancy's Blog and leave her some birthday love!!

Nancy, Happy Birthday my friend!!! I hope you have a WONDERFUL day...and watch out for those papercuts...we don't want Jasper to take a snap at ya!!! MWAH!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Stamps: "Camille" Limited Edition Digi from The Greeting Farm & Fresh Flowers by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Suede Brown Dark, Spring Willow Medium, Choice Buttercream & Earthlove by Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Memento Canteloupe
Accessories: Classic Oval Nestabilities, Labels 1 Nestabilities, Scallop Edge Punch, Brown Brads, Fudge Twill Ribbon, Sponge, Copic Markers and Foam Tape


  1. Beautiful job, your cards always have the best layout!! I haven't used Bella yet, I guess I need to get on it!

  2. It's perfect Jodi, love the papers and colors and especially the sponging around the image....nice fudge-twill and Happy Birthday to Nancy : )

  3. So very fun, Jodi!! Your coloring is amazing, and love the layout and mix of DP!! :)

  4. Just three more days, Jodi!! Thanks for this surprise. Love everything about your card...especially that it's for ME! Hmmm...Jasper taking a snap at me...could be worse. I'll watch out for paper cuts. ;)

  5. Love it Jodi! It's got such a classic crisp feel! Love how you sponged with the nestie in place:) Great tip:) Have an awesome week:)

  6. TEE! This is just adorable Jodi!! Your coloring is so pretty and I just adore all of your fun layouts!! HUGS

  7. This is fantastic!! Love the layout and the colors! The DP looks perfect with her and your coloring is amazing on this! I lvoe this Bella stamp, she is so sweet!

  8. Oh!!! I wish I had more time. I just love this. I have about 10 of these all colored up but haven't had time to make anything with them yet. This just looks amazing!

  9. This is AWESOME Jodi!!! I love how you tied in Bella's Birthday with Nancy's...tooooooo cute!!!

  10. Super sweet card, Jodi! I love this paper and the layout is yummy!

  11. I Love your card! I am on pg 530 I believe in book 4 now!! so glad you played in our hop!!

  12. Absolutely adorable card!!
    I am re-reading New Moon right now and am at the aftermath of the birthday party. I just hated this book the first time I read it because it made me feel so miserable (why am I reading it again? Glutton for punishment, I guess! Hee Hee!) :-)Traci

  13. Beautiful card and colouring job. your layout is fantastic.

  14. almost left without telling you how cute your card was....took a detour to wish Nancy a happy b'day as I too am celebrating mine today so had to wish a b'day sistah a happy day......

    fab card as always my friend

  15. Fabulous... again! Love the colors and the lay-out. TFS!

  16. super card!! i love Twilight:)

  17. Sooo CUTE!!! I love how you layered the Nesties~going to have to try that : ) I just love your Twilight Quotes! Do you have the books memorized yet? : )

  18. I think your card is just fab Jodi. Love the Bella. Yeah, only 3 more sleeps!

  19. This is adorable, Jodi....perfect for a Twilight fan!!! Your coloring is gorgeous and I love the wonderful colors and papers!!! I know where you will be when the movie opens...LOL!!!

  20. Sweet card Jodi!!! Love the colors!!

  21. All of your Twilight cards are cute! Bet you'll be first in line for the movie-with Dina next to you! Love your layouts!

  22. Gorgeous card... LOVE ♥ the Label one and oval Nestie's together!! DP's work so well and definitely makes me SMILE!! :)


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