Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Shelby! ;)

Oh, I didn't think I would get to showcase another delightful picture Shelby drew for me so SOON....but here we are!!!

snagged me with the title first...because I think my Shelby's character is

Isn't he a hoot????!!!

Shelby told me she just loves the way I colored her crab...


I decided to showcase him on her birthday card...yes, my

Shelby is turning 13 in a couple of days!!!!


13 Things I love about my Shel:

1. Her ENORMOUS heart

2. Her sweet smile

3. Her contagious laugh

4. Her contagious cry (if her heart breaks....EVERYONE'S heart breaks)

5. Her gentle spirit

6. Her fashion sense (she can wear ANYTHING and make it look good)

7. Her dark, soulful eyes that meet with EVERYONE that crosses her path

8. Her ability to see humor in everything

9. Her gift in remembering EVERYONE'S name

10. Her patience with others

11. Her perfect hair (I know, it seems shallow...but girlfriend doesn't need a flat iron...perfect generation to be born in!)

12. Her graceful gift of dance

13. Her creative mind

I could go on and on....but I need to let you go....

Thanks for helping me celebrate Shelby! ;)

A new technique I used...

..frosted images here

It's very subtle..but I learned it at
Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday #33 Frosted Images.
There is a video to learn the technique...I need to do it again sometime..it didn't come out as frosty as I would have liked...maybe a darker paper,perhaps?


(I was inspired to SEW on this card...first time ever after seeing the thread!! The title got me first, though..and I incorporated the red/poppy in my card)


~Blog candy from Laura Davis (what a blessing...thank you Laura!)
(Piggy Tales Thumbelina Collection DP)
Shelby's Doodle Puppet Master Crab, Papertrey Ink Grunge Me,Papertrey Ink Communique Curves Sentiments,Doodlebug Design Inc. Die cut accents,DCWV Nana's Kids DP,Spellbinders Labels Eleven,MS fringe scissors,Marvy circle punch to create notches in center panel,grosrain ribbon,Memento ink,Versamagic white ink, Copics


  1. Oh this is such a cute card for your sweet 13 to be. I hope she has a wonderful birthday. It was yesterday my 30 something girls were 13 . Enjoy! This is adorable.

  2. Marlena, this card is adorable! I love how you coloured the crab with its puppets. Thanks so much for stopping by during the Lil' Inker Designs Fall Release Blog Hop!

  3. What a cute card for your Shelby's birthday! and yes the crab is adorable. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

  4. What a darling card. Happy birthday to Shelby!
    Hugs and smiles

  5. Shelby is quiet the artist! It's darling!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Such a cute card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the colourQ!

  7. Such a cute card! Love your coloring! Thanks for playing along at ColourQ!

  8. A gorgeous drawing, beautifully coloured and used to create a wonderful card. Your daughter sounds a sweetheart and you are lucky to have each other!

  9. LOL! The crab with the puppets is hilarious!! You definitely need this image as a stamp :) Love the colors on this fun card. Happy birthday to Shelby!

  10. What a lovely card! I am sure your friend will really appreciate such a cute and thoughtful card & all your kind words. :) Thanks for joining us at colourQ, I always love to see what you will create! :)

  11. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the crab image, beautifully made!

  12. YOU are such an enjoyable crafter! I adore reading your inspiration and seeing EVERYWHERE it takes you! THIS card is pure celebration of your talent and creative journey... THANKS, my dear, I'm so glad you shared this with us, and also: THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing that info about my Card Pattern's link - I really appreciated that feedback! I'm pretty sure it's fixed now! THANKS, again! xoxo!

  13. Hey Marlena! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to stop in! ;)