Thursday, January 27, 2011

Happy Birthday !

Today is all about my sister.  It's her birthday!  So Happy Birthday to you!   I made a card just for you, (you knew I would, didn't you?) LOL   But before I show it to you, I'll tell you all a little story so you know the background for this picture.

I adore hats!  LOVE hats!   I'm sure you get the picture.  Unfortunately, hats do not like me.  There's not a style of hat on the face of this earth that looks good on me.  You'll just have to trust me on this, I've tried them all.  They make me look dumpy, frumpy; well, again, you get the picture.  And not a very pretty one at that.

My sister doesn't wear hats.  Not because she doesn't look good in them; she just doesn't wear them.

One day we were in the most delightful antique shop in Texas.  And they had hats.  And just for fun, my sister tried one on.  And me, with my ever ready camera, snapped a picture.  One lonely picture.

Mistake #1. Only took one picture
Mistake #2  Didn't check to make sure it was a good one; when I got home I found it was blurry.  But not to worry, photoshop to the rescue.  A little bit of filter work saved the day.

And now, a very special birthday card for a very special, FABULOUS sister.  Happy Birthday!

you will find the tutorial for this box with easel card at
Whiff of Joy.  tealight gift card by Jane Johnson

the hat is a digi stamp from Digi Doodle Shop

I will be entering this card in the following challenges

creative inspirations challenge:   birthday celebrations
alphabet challenge blog:  L is for ladies
suchins (wee memories):  free your creativity
one stitch at a time:  anything goes
pollycraft monday challenge:  black and white plus one color


  1. WOW! simply stunning card, I love easel cards and this is one I have never seen before. Did you make it up yourself? or is there a tutorial you followed? Would love to did it a try. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge this week.
    Happy crafting

  2. Beautiful card... thanks for joining us at Alphabet challenge this week.

  3. Thanks Sarah I shall go and have a look.. thank you for also becoming a follower.

  4. Gorgeous creation, I love all you details and what a fab easel card
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at OSAAT this week, hope to see you again

  5. How gorgeous. I love all the details on it. Thanks for entering the challenge at creative inspirations.

  6. Really pretty easel card hun, lovin all the bling!

    Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week, good Luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  7. This is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us for the Pollycraft Challenge!