Friday, December 28, 2012

80th Birthday

Challenges stretch my creative muscles and inspire me to get cards done.

I might actually mail this card in time for my Aunt's 

80th birthday.



I am in awe of her!!!

She's strong and fiercely loving.

A real class act.

I attempted to create a classy card (rather then my usual funky fun/graphic type).

I used the beautiful

The lovely colors at


inspired me to put on some glamor and floral for this card.

I realize I am the least glamorous gal ...but my Aunt deserves a card with flourish and am grateful for the push in that direction!

Thank you for stopping in~

stamps: Waltzingmouse Chicken Wire and Teeny Trees 
ink: Papertrey Ink True Black,Memento Rhubarb Ink
paper: Bazzill,Authentique Carefree, My Mind's Eye All is Bright,Georgia Pacific white
other: Martha Stewart corner punch,Crop-A-Dile corner chomper,Papertrey Ink Photo Finish Strips,Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals

12 comments: said...

Such a blessing to have your Aunt for so many wonderful years!! Such an elegant card, I know she will adore!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Teresa Kline said...

this is awesome, I luv your card...hope you have a wonderful weekend!

enjoy *~*

Unknown said...

Sweetie, this is BEYOND fabulous! Love love the layers and the way you used the colors. Thanks so much for playing with us at ColourQ this week! *hugs*

Keren Baker said...

Such a pretty card- and I love the colours you've chosen. What an age- your aunt sounds amazing!

Jeanne J. said...

Happy Birthday to your Aunt! This card is sure to brighten her day - its cheery and beautiful!

Nancy Guse said...

Your Aunt is going to love your card, 80 that is awesome!!! Lots of layers and fun colors, your card is beautiful!

Tracey McNeely said...

A very beautiful birthday card for your Aunt Marlena! Sounds like a wonderful woman.

Tracey McNeely said...

Sorry hit Publish too quickly. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at the colourQ!

Unknown said...

Your aunt is going to love this..great card! Thank you for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Sylvia said...

Such a lovely card for your aunt, Marlena, love the design! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at the colourQ this week! Happy New Year!

Kristen said...

I love the patterns and the die you used, I'm sure your aunt will love it Marlena!

xo, Kristina
visiting from CASE study challenge
Hope you can stop by to say hello :)

Jean Martin said...

Lovely card! Wonderful bright colors! Thanks for sharing this with us at CASE Study! :)