Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Good Morning Friends!  It's my birthday today and I'm getting a few minutes to play in my craft room before the day starts.  I opened my email to find a birthday wish from the A Day For Daisies Club and attached was this darling little ladybug nymph.  I couldn't resist coloring her up (with copics) and making a birthday card with her :)  I made an easel card using this fab tutorial by Charlotte de Zwart on CDAC and I modified it by cutting a window in it with a circle nestabilities.  Then, using Cricut cartridge elegant edges, I made the frame and the card bottom.  I fussy-cut the image and placed her on craft plastic - this looks so lovely with the morning light shining through!  I tried to get a photo of that but my photography stinks - boo hoo! LOL!

If you are interested in joining the ADFD club, please check it out HERE.  It is a really sweet deal!

So I have already gotten my birthday present - it's a GORGEOUS pink sapphire ring.  I *love* pink and have been searching for the perfect "pink" sapphire.  Mostly I've seen them hot pink but I'm so glad I held out because I was able to get a natural stone in baby pink!!

And...thanks to my wonderful sister, Shelly, and darling niece, Lauren, I have Michael's gift cards burning a hole in my pocket!  tee hee!  There are so many awesome embellies I have been wanting -- I tell myself no more embellies until I use up (at least a good portion) of what I have but oh boy, that is tough when I see all those sparkly things - ha ha!

 Well, I'm hoping to knock out another card so I'm off.  I hope your day is lovely!!! <3  Lisa


  1. Wow what a wonderful present. And I love your beautiful fairy card

  2. Gorgeous ring! Love the card that you made and all the cutting. The center circle frame is amazing!

  3. OoOooooOoohhhhh looooooooooooove that ring Lisa!
    Happy birthday to you and enjoy your Michael's gift cards and your new E2 that's on it's way!! We have the same delivery date- for our E's that is! lol!!!

  4. Hooray for Lisa!! Happy belated birthday and congrats on being SPOTLIGHTED over on CDAC. Your birthday present is awesome! I remember when I bought my pink star sapphire ... it was a present to ME when I finally got a good job (way back when). When my daughter graduated high school, I gave it to her and now she wears it every day just like I did.
    Your creations and blog look awesome! And I LOVE THIS CREATION ...great job! I've done regular sized easel cards but never this size ... thanks for inspiration!
    AND ... if you're interested, I have some pretty cool SPRINGTIME BLOG CANDY going on through Memorial Day over on my blog. Please stop by and check it out! Have a great day Lisa!!

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