I am so lucky to have such beautiful people in my life

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

This quote really rang true for me this week.  I consider myself very lucky to have such beautiful person in my life!  I received this divine card and a special gift during the week! I was speechless when she also extended a special gift for a family member!  Thank you doesn’t seem enough!

Anyway- I wanted to be able to share this card with you that she made for me.  Isn’t it gorgeous? I just LOVE the new Bella Rose Designer Series Paper and Red Riding Hood Ribbon from the Dress Up ribbon Originals

The scallop edge punch has been used along the bottom as a feature.  Here is the same card photographed flat so that you can see what I mean

………..and I bet you thought I had forgotten about the two birthday cards I promised to show you.  I haven’t forgotten- I’ve just been unwell with a virus.  I’m still feeling a little unwell today but relieved that at least I feel well enough to sit in front of the computer screen to show you my creations.

The first card features the colours Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip! Aren’t these colours just PERFECT together.  I was so thrilled when I heard we were getting a lovely soft pink colour like this!  Mmm! Just love it!   I was just as thrilled to see in the new catalogue that the gorgeous Flower Fusion felt flowers are now available in Pink Pirouette and Chocolate chip ( Baja Breeze also comes in the tin) I’m also lovin’ the clear rhinestones and the eyelet border punch so it seemed perfect to use all of these favourites from the catalogue on a card for one of my favourite people!

I used the “my dear kind and wonderful friend” stamp from the “Occasional Greetings” Stamp set. (p112)  I also wanted to add a “Happy Birthday” from “On your birthday” (p113)  I liked the font in the “Live, Laugh & Love Happy Birthday” stamp but only wanted the “Happy Birthday part” so I used a chocolate chip marker and my “STAMPAMAJIG” for perfect placement above the other greeting.

I rounded the corner using the “corner rounder punch“.  You will notice this is missing from the pages of punches in the new catalogue (p 152 and p 153) but it is definitely still available!

When I heard that Ryan wanted a Rocket cake for his birthday I thought that the stamp from “Pun Fun” (page 41) would be the perfect choice.  I have embossed the background using a stamp from “Good Friend” (pg 99) as well as adding some doodling with my white Signo Gel Pen to mimic the patterns in the background of the stamp.  In this case I watercoloured the image using a Blender pen, cut it out and then popped it up using Dimensionals.  It wasn’t until I looked at the photo that I saw what a bad job I did of adding the Supernova glitter to the rocket.

Don’t forget that only 9 days remain to take advantage of my FREE Stampin’ Pad offer- so please get in touch with me with your orders. 

P.S

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