Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Happy Birthday to a Sweet Niece!

Many years ago I became an Auntie to the sweetest little girl.  She will always be special, because she was born on my dh's Birthday -- April 30th.  She is also the daughter of the greatest sister in the world. It seems like only yesterday that we were celebrating Art's birthday and got the call to say that I had a new niece.

This card is made especially for her.  We've become closer in the past 6 years because she has the same disease I have..............  obsessive, compulsive and hopeless, stamp, paper and ink-aholic.   Couldn't be a better way to spend time with a favorite niece.  She's so wonderful,  she accompanies me to Salmon Arm once a month  (on her day off) for our Stamper's 10 Group.  How great is that.

So,  Sandi - this card is for you. Happy Birthday!

I was struck with inspiration from a card posted by Shelley here.   I started out with a criss-cross card, but  decided to pop Tilda up to look like she's stepping over the belly band on the card, thus, ended up attaching the belly band to make it stationery.     The sentiment pulls up.

For the back, I attached a little flap to make  the card stand all by itself.

Thanks to the magnificent talent of the Magnolia-licious gals,  the cards they post leave me  speechless - I can only hope to maybe someday learn to use my copics to achieve the same results .

Thanks for dropping by - Comments are always appreciated.

Remember, "stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it on to brighten someone's day.

Rubber hugs, Inky wishes, Cricut Chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,


Diana Crick said...

I love how she is leaping over the ribbon, such a gorgeous,joyous card!
hugs, Diana

Nancy said...

What a cheerful and happy card! Love how Tilda is jumping over the band what a cute idea! Your card is beautiful and I am sure your friend is going to love it!

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Your neice will love this beautiful card! Great job with coloring and layout!

Pam said...

What an adorable card! You did a great job! I love the colors and the embellishments really make things pop!
Hugs to you,

Shelley said...

This is gorgeous! I too love how she is jumping out from behind the ribbon. I love all the little details you have used. hugs Shelley

Myrna said...

What a special bond you and your niece have! I'm sure she'll love her card from you. Great job on it.

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty. I love how you put Tilda on your card. Great job with your coloring and I'm sure your niece will love it!!!

Gina L said...

Love all of the blue, butterflies, and inking. Your niece is going to smile so big when she sees such a cute card coming her way! Gina L

Bengelmama said...

This is a beautiful Card.


Sharon Caudle said...

Super cute card, Madge! Love how you attached the flap so it would stand up! Love it!!

akuperstein said...

Absolutely beautiful

Barb Hardeman said...

Gorgeous, goegeous, gorgeous! Very cute the way you have Tilda jumping out from behind the band! She will be delighted!

Stampin Mindy said...

AWE! I love how she looks like she's jumping out of the card, super cute and love the colors and embellishments! Hugs, Mindy

Karen W said...

Such a prety card, I'm sure your niece will love it!

kraftykylie said...

A gorgeous card!!! Your niece is so lucky to have a wonderful and creative and talented Aunt!!
Smiles to you
Kylie :)

Lisette Morris said...

I'm excited for your niece! She will love this! It is beautiful. I love the jump over the band and how the card stands alone. Great job!

Peggie said...

What a pretty card. Love how Tilda is jumping over the ribbon to greet you. Pretty colors.

cabio's craft corner said...

So darling! Lovely coloring and gorgeous card Madge!! Your niece is going to love this card for sure. Thanks for sharing :o)

Miss Petunias said...

This is just wonderful and I love how you colored her outfit, the decorative punch with butterflys is oh so pretty!