Thursday, April 4, 2013

Happy Birthday, Birthday Girl!

Our baby girl, Bonnie, is going to have a birthday next week. She's going to be 19 years old! Oh my goodness! 19! I can't believe it! Her birthday party is going to be this Sunday with a cookout and cake here at home taking full advantage of the new outdoor fireplace / grill that Tom has been working on these past few weekends. I'm not sure if I ever told you, but the bricks we are using for this outdoor fireplace area are all bricks that came from inside our house. Our house was built in the late 1890's and every room had it's own fireplace. When we gutted the house down to the studs, we removed all the fireplaces (they weren't really functional anymore since they were very shallow for coal burning), but we saved all the bricks. I love that we have been able to recycle all those bricks to enhance our outdoor living area. I love the history of those old bricks.

Well, that was off on a tangent, huh?

I want to share with you the birthday card I made for our sweet Bonnie. I think it turned out precious just like our Bonnie Girl.

  • Lavender card base (Recollections) cut @ 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (I think purple is Bonnie's favorite color since that's the paint she chose for her bedroom walls)
  • Green and Lavender striped papers from K&C "Snugglebug". This is actually one piece of double-sided paper. Lavender on one side and the green on the other.
  • Spellbinders Lacy Oval and Solid Ovals used for image matting
  • Penny Black image stamped and then colored using BIC markers:
    • Yellow Blaze
    • Rambunctious Red
    • Tiki Hut Tan
    • Hot Aqua
    • Petal Pink
    • Lime Sorbet
  • Copic E00 Skin White for flesh tone
  • Image Oval adhered with foam tape for dimension
  • Satin wide rich red ribbon from Offray
  • Tiny heart buttons from Joanns
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Make a Wish" stamp set used for both sentiments and stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink
I think Bonnie is going to love her balloon card. Have a great day, guys, and thanks for stopping by to check on what I've been up to today. :) Janis

Sweet Stampin - 2E, must Stamp - Oh so Girly (Sat)
Amusing Challenges - 2E, No Digi - Anything Goes   (Sun)
Lacy Sunshine - 2W, 3E, must have hand coloured image - (1st week) Anything Goes(ends 13th April)  (Sun)
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas - 2W -cute as a button (at least one button) (Mon)
Eureka Stamps - 3E, F - #33 Stripes or Circles (Mon)
Loves Rubber Stamps #46 Anything Goes (Tues)
Cards by Lady Anne / Stamp Challenge - M, must stamp, E3 - anything goes (ends Apr 30) (Wed)
Aud Sentiments Challenge - 2W - #77 For a Child (Thurs)
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - 2E, C8 - #211 Birthday Fun (Thurs)
Southern Girls - 2W, 1E - Stripes (Thurs)


  1. How cute is that Janis!! Love it. Tell Bonnie Happy Birthday.

  2. Super cute youngest is turning 19 in October...where does the time go...

  3. Such a sweet card. Love that image. My daughter will be 33 on the 12th. Seems like yesterday she was 19. Goes by WAY TO FAST.

    This is for Bonnie

    Happy Birthday to You
    Happy Birthday to You
    Happy Birthday Miss Bonnie
    Happy Birthday to You

    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  4. This is just darling! I know she will love it. Happy Birthday Bonnie.


  5. Hi Janis,
    A Happy Birthday to Bonnie :) I'm sure she will love your card, it's so sweet. Thank you for playing along with us at Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge and we hope to see you again soon. Good Luck :)
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  6. Happy birthday to your special 19 year old! How special that your husband is using bricks from your house for your outdoor living area. I know you'll have a wonderful birthday celebration.

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  7. This is so adorable, she is going to love it! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!! Be sure to watch for our Blog Hop this Sunday!

  8. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' with your lovely card. Debbiex

  9. This is so cute! Love the colors and the card layout. I also think Bonnie is going to love it! Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

  10. Gorgeous, cute and very girly! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  11. Gorgeous card Janis. Love the colouring and the lovely clean layout.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

  12. This is just adorable. She is going to love it!!

  13. Thanks for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  14. Cute image gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  15. Absolutely ADORABLE! Happy,Happy Birthday,Bonnie!!
    Have a wonderful day,
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    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥

  16. That's such a sweet card. I really love how you have colored her up.

    What an awesome thing to be able to recycle those bricks and enjoy them! Hope you have a wonderful cookout!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Lacy Sunshine challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

  17. This is so cute!

    Thanks for joining us at Lady Annes and I hope we'll see you again soon!



  18. What a cute card!
    I think it's really cool that you've made your outside fireplace from recycled bricks - that makes it really special! :)

    Thanks for joining the Southern Girls!
    Hugs Siv

  19. Fabulous card, love the coloring job! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  20. Sweet card. Thank you for sharing with us at Dutch Dare for our 'Birthday Fun' challenge.

    Hugs Helen DT xx

  21. such sweetness. gorgeous coloring and cute hearts. Thank you for joining in at Loves Rubber stamps Challenge this week. Hope to see you next week.
    Good Luck and Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  22. Adorable birthday card. Thanks for sharing at Loves Rubberstamps!