Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy Birthday

Good morning everyone.  Today I have a special birthday card to share with you.  As of midnight December 31 my memories go back 22 years ago to the New Years Eve that I began to have labor pains with my daughter Heather.  She must have really wanted to come into this world but she held out until 2:33 p.m. on New Years Day.  And yes, I was in labor that entire time!!  She was the first baby born in our town in the year 1989.  She is now a Senior in college working toward a Masters Degree and 2 Bachelor Degrees.  She will complete all in December 2011.  She is very focused on school but can't wait to be done.  She has worked very hard and is on the Dean's list every semester.  We are extremely proud of her!!

I know many of you may be saying that this does not look like a card for a 22 year old but she is still my "little girl" no matter what her age.  I love this cute elephant - it is from the "Ellie Time" cling set by JustRite Stampers.  I stamped her onto gray cardstock and then handcut her out.  Then I stamped the image again onto striped paper, handcut just the vest and then adhered it to the elephant.  The small presents and cupcake are also from the "Ellie Time" set.  The larger present is from the "Just Ducky" cling set (JustRite).  Each of these were stamped onto white cardstock, colored with Copics and cut out.

To create my balloons, I used my Cricut Expression along with the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge.  Next I used sentiments from the "Birthday Sentiments" set (JustRite) as well as the Curlz Numbers.  This is easily done with the Clear Stampers by JustRite.  The balloons are attached to the card with popdots.

Below is a look at the entire Cling stamp sets that I used to create this card.

Thanks for stopping in for a visit today.  I hope everyone has a great New Year's Eve - please stay SAFE!!  Also here's to hoping for a great 2011!!!!


Stamps:  JustRite Stampers - Ellie Time - cling, Just Ducky - cling, Curlz numbers, Birthday Sentiments

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers (R05, R22, Y08, R02, RV29, YG13, YR12, RV34, YR00, YR09, T7)

Accessories:  Cricut Expression, Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, gold cording, pop dots


Marge said...

Very sweet card! Happy Birthday to your "little girl"!!! (I relate, as mine is a bit older and has a January birthday too)!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

What a wonderful card. Someone very near and dear to me turns 18 on New Years day and this gives me inspiration for her card.

Michele Kovack said...

I adore this card Angela! Happy birthday to your daughter! And happy new year to you and your family!