Friday, September 3, 2010

Happy Birthday to ME (almost)


What an appropriate theme for this weeks posting over at the ABC Design Team Blog because here at my house it is BIRTHDAY CENTRAL. My little sister and her family will arrive here from Atlanta today but tomorrow We are setting up for a A BIG Birthday Bash!!! We will have 4 cakes to celebrate her birthday, my birthday, my husbands birthday and our neighbors, which are all within a 5 day period ;o0)

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That being said, I created this birthday card for my daughter (I don't think she checks my blog so hopefully I am safe) whose birthday is at the end of September. When this "Beautiful Peacocks" stamp set was released by Hero Arts, I quickly let Julie (the ABC store owner) know how much I had to have it!!! (DON'T PANIC, this set is temporarily on back order and will be in the store SOON..... SEE it is a MUST HAVE)

Take a closer look at My proud Peacock's bling bling and how much fun he was to color.....

This time I colored using my Copic Markers but wouldn't this be fun to try using other mediums?? Trust me, the spaces are color friendly so whether you are an expert the Copics or just starting out, you will feel like a pro.

HERE is a peek at how I stamped the inside of the card using two more of the stamps that this set includes (the Birthday sentiment is not part of this stamp set)

ABC Toys & Crafts PRODUCTS USED:


CHALLENGES I USED:
One Stitch at a Time: Girlie &/or Color Scheme (I used both but I was also inspired by the circles in the color scheme)
Little Red Wagon: Paint (that beautiful paper behind my main image was HAND PAINTED in Florence, Italy)
The Pixie Cottage: Family (this card is for my daughter but my post was also about our family birthdays)
Shirley's 2 Girls: Critters with a TWIST of Feathers or Fur (yea, how was this for twisted feathers?)
Cute Card Thursday: Material Girl (I used a piece of crochet lace)


32 comments:

Cecelia said...

Happy Birthday to you and your family;0) Your peacock is very pretty. I love the dp, it fits perfect with the peacock! I am sure your daughter will love her card;0)

Hugs xx
Cecelia B

Cindy Haffner said...

Happy Birthday!! I {heart} your Peacock!!

Joanne said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
Joanne xo

~amy~ said...

::happy birthday:: love your fabulous peacock card...the colors are just wonderful!

Cheryl said...

oh this really is a beautiful image,really love it bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hope too see you again soon,love hugs cheryl xxxxx

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Happy birthday! This peacock image is awesome and the way you colored him goes so very well with your patterned paper perfectly! Fantastic job.

Laurel said...

So beautiful!!! Thanks so much for playing at S2G!

Davi said...

Darling peacock and love those colors. Im sure your daughter will love the card. Thanks for sharing with us at the Pixie Cottage this week.

Rosemary said...

Lovely card wonderful colours

Erin Smetak said...

Holy Moly girl! This is fantastic!!! I hope your daughter loves it!!!! I sure do! LOL! I can't believe that paper is HAND PAINTED!!!!! Unbelievable! It goes SO well w/ your card, it's the perfect background!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!! {{HUGS}}
Email me your addy so I can send you a card!!!!!

Padster said...

Fantastic card - thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week
Hugs,
Deb x

Tenia Nelson said...

Happy Birthday and I sooooo love your card!!!!

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday! I absolutely adore your card. The image, colours and papers are superb. Beautiful work.
Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage,
Sharon xx

Jacilynn said...

oh I love all the sparkle. super cute card Justine!
x

Pat (mspfd) said...

Happy Birthday, Justine! Hope you have a super day at your birthday bash! Love the yummy colors and fantastic coloring of your peacock! What a super creation!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Beautiful card Justine!! Gorgeous colors and image. Your daughter is going to love it!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wowww, AWESOME colors and bling!

Chris said...

Happy Birthday to you all. How great is a party with four cakes to choose from, yum.
your peacock is lovely, thanks for joining us at Shirley's 2 girls.

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a beautiful peacock card. Love your dp choice. Beautiful coloring of your wonderful image too! Wow well done! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pixie Cottage!
Denise
Pixie Cottage DT

Beautiful Greetings said...

Love the colors and the jewels in the Peacock tail are wonderful! Thanks for playing with the Pixie Cottage this week!

Helen F. said...

WOWZA, that's alotta cake :) Hope you all have a fabulous birthday celebration! Love the peacock in all his bling and glory!

Kim Ross said...

Happy Birthday! You did such an absolutely wonderful job coloring the peacock! It's beautiful! :)

Ann English said...

Love this peacock-embellishments are perfection!

Thank you for playing Twisted Thursday with us at Shirleys2Girls!

Katie said...

Love the peacock, fab colors!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Gina said...

Well, happy early birthday to you!! May is like that for our family. Love the bling you added to the peacock feathers. Thanks for joining us at S2G this week.

Rosanne said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

Regan said...

hand painted paper...wow...perfect fit for the image!!

artish said...

another WoW card! LOVE the gemstone embellished tail feathers, the fru fru and the middle strip...in other words ALL of it! thank you for playing at the pixie cottage!

Melissa said...

Beautiful peacock! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Shirley's 2 Girls this week. Be sure to join us for next week's challenge too!

Tracey said...

i just LOVE this peacock! beautiful! thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage this week!

S2G said...

Wow! talk about BLING! this TWIST was just made for you! love your colorful peacock! hope you had a great b day! thanks for playin' girl! HUGS 2 U! DEIDRE

Vanja said...

Fabulous card! I love the image.
Thank you for joining us at CCT this week! :)
Hugs, Vanja