Saturday, June 26, 2010

A very Special Birthday Blog Hop!!


It's a very special day today!! The Stamper's Dream Dream Team has organized a blog hop in honor of our very special friend, and Stamper's Dream owner, Michelle Rodgers!! We've included a special guest in this hop too: Kellie Fortin from JustRite Stampers. What an honor Kellie!! Thanks for joining us!!

Now, I'm the caboose of this hop, so if you've just come from Amy's blog, you're on the right track.

So, how about the deets of this card. I just got this absolutely gorgeous Tim Holtz dp called Vintage Shabby Idea-ology from Stamper's Dream the other day. *sigh*...This has to be my new favoritest (I know that's not a word, but it should be. *grin*) dp. Seriously, the patterns and colors are ultra yummy!!

Now, Michelle understands me, and I get her, so I LOVED this new sentiment from the JustRite set Birthday Centers. I used a Labels 11, Standard Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders) die to frame the sentiment. And see the flourishes on the top and bottom of the Labels 11 die? I just used one of the frames from the Baroque Nested Frames set. I inked it up with a combination of VersaMagic colors: Aegean Blue and Night Sky. The inside of the frames were sponged with Aegean Blue, and all the dp was ink distressed with Pumice Stone Ranger Distress Ink.



Finally, to finish my card off, I added some Martha Stewart punched borders, a couple of flourishes (Sizzix), some Prima Flowers, MS Leaves, a strip of pearls and a couple of Kaisercraft Rhinestones. Oh, and I scored along the bottom right above the border punch. I love the finished look the scoring gives.

You won't want to miss what these gals have to share. They just ooze mad stampin' skills. So head to our guest hopper Kellie Fortin's blog and follow the trail.

20 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Absolutely STUNNNNNNING card, Tosh! Love the shades of blue and the gorgeous embellishing!

Michelle said...

Tosh, if it's at all possible, this card is even MORE GORGEOUS in person. Only I would know that, because it's sitting right here on my desk. The extra details you put into this are over-the-top!

Thank you, my dear friend, for making this such a special day for me. I can't thank you enough for all you do for me. I love you so much!

Yogi said...

beautiful card. Love the sewing details, the cluster of flowers and the soft color palette.

Amy Sheffer said...

GORGEOUS, Tosh! That flower cluster is really somethin' else, girl! You constantly amaze me with your artistry!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh! Every intricately crafted detail is divine! Beautiful, and I'm so glad to hear it is now decorating Michelle's home. She treasures it, I know!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

A picture of gorgeousness! So beautiful!

Carolyn King said...

Those flowers are stunning...and I love your sentiment (yeah..you get michelle cause you are older too...bawaaahhhaaa! jk!)
GORGEOUS card (i get sick of saying that to you!!) You are one amazing chica!

Kay said...

Well, even after picking my jaw up off the floor, I still don't know where to start. I love absolutely everything about this card- the DP, the stamps, the colors, the flowers, the flourishes, the stitching, the rhinestones and pearls- everything! Just stunning!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Absolutely stunning Tosh! A gorgeous card for Michelle's birthday!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Girl, I am totally blown away!!! You know I love everything you create, but this one is extra drool-worthy!!!!! Beautiful, elegant, amazing and incredible!! Thanks so much for inspiring me!! God Bless, GF!!!!

loyaz said...

Oh my gawsh - what an incredible card. These are too pretty to even give away. Super job
DianeL
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

GASP! Total gorgeousness, Tosh!! So beautifully and exquisitely detailed.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow, it is gorgeous, I need these papers too :) Love your flower arrangement!

Lisa Phillippi llelsik@aol.com said...

What a Beauty! All the details are perfect!

Silke Ledlow said...

Aloha GF!!! Your b-day card for Michelle is absolutely smashing...WOWZER!!! So elegant and the colors are amazing too!!!

Enjoy your summer!!! Hugs ~S~

Paper Punch Scissors! said...

This is just stunningly beautiful, Tosh. Wow,and double Wow!!

Rose Ann said...

Wow...this is so soft and beautiful, Tosh!! I love the colors and all of your flowers are just gorgeous!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

How beautiful Tosh!! Love your flowers and the Flourish. I am sure Michelle will love it!!

Judy Rozema said...

WOW!! And WOW again! Incredibly beautiful work of art -- and I am not surprised, but I surely am in awe!

dpkennedy said...

Wow! This is vintage chic and gorgeous!! I LOVE this!

 
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