Saturday, June 12, 2010

Surprise!! It's Taylor Van Bruggen's birthday today and some of her friends thought we would throw together a virtual birthday party in honor of her special day!

I wish you a VERY happy day and lots of laughs, love and great memories!

Nothing is better then a great big ole' hug from a cuddly bear on your birthday, so I created this sweet card using the TE Beary Special set for Taylor. It also has LOTS of fun stuff on it from her store!

First, I colored the sweet bear with my reinkers and aquapainter brush. Then I sponged around him with Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress Inks. Then the piece was matted with some Georgia Pacific white and Bitter Chocolate Bazzil cardstock and paper pierced around its edges. The patterned paper is from a 6x6 sample pack of Crate Paper's Blue Hill Collection and after sponging the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, I stitched it to another piece of Bitter Chocolate. I added some cream ruffle trim under the horizontal panel and some Crystal Twinkles to the scallops that were created with my corner punch (with the guard removed). Lastly, I added some glitter to the star wand with my Quickie Glue Pen and popped the sentiment (also from the Beary Special set) off the main panel with some dimensionals. Does the sketch look familiar?? It should! It's this week's TESC117 challenge!

Here's a list of all the girls helping celebrate Taylor's birthday with me!

Alex Maldonado
Alice Wertz
Carolina Buchting
Charmaine Ikach
Donna Baker
Jackie Pedro
Jami Sibley
Jenn Balcer
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Lisa Hjulberg
Lori Craig
Melissa Sauls
Monika Davis
Nancy McKinney
Rachel Sztonyk
Sandra MacLean - that's me!
Sankari Wegman
Sharon Harnist
Sherrie Siemens

Taylor, enjoy your day and your card is on it's way to you!

Thanks so much for popping in today!

Stamps: Taylored Expressions 'Beary Special'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Close To Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Morning Marigold, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Walnut Stain'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - Crate Paper 'Blue Hill Collection'
Access: Ruffled Trim - Cream, TE Crystal Twinkles, Stampendous Snow Crystal Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen, EK Success Corner Punch, Sponges, Machine Stitching, Dimensionals


Nancy said...

Such a sweet bear hug for Taylor's birthday! Fabulous colouring and detail, Sandra.

Karen Motz said...

Super cute!!! Love that little star he's holding!

Jami said...

Oh what a sweet sweet card! The bear is so perfect with that paper! And I love your watercoloring!

Carolina said...

Ever so sweet and so beautifully colored! Taylor will love your card. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Donna said...

precious card, Sandra! it's sure to bring a big smile to Taylor's face~I'm so jealous she has a card from you (I'll have to send you my address since my birthday was last week-j/k!)

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a super sweet card Sandra! Love that bear image and your coloring is fabulous! :o)

Gingerbread Gal said...

Darling card Sandra! I love how you colored the image! Fabulous as always!
:) Rachel

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is adorable, Sandra!

Karen Giron said...

This is so adorable! I love that little bear and the coloring is fab!!!

Melissa Sauls said...

Oooh, so absolutely gorgeous. Love that vintagey look and distressing! Bear hasn't looked cuter! :)

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