Monday, May 30, 2016

Big Birthday Celebration!

     This card is specifically for a dear friend who turned 81 today.  Happy Birthday, Don. :-D  I hope I'm as active and energetic when I get to that age.  Not that I'm decades away from it, mind you, but not there yet!

I did a different take on the sketch at From the Heart Stamps,
using feathers to replace the long, vertical strips,
 and I used colors in the top row of the Color Bingo


     I used my ProMarkers to color the chicks, then cut and matted the image (which happens to be a From the Heart Stamps image, as is the sentiment.)  I mounted that piece onto a cream -colored, confetti CS base before adding the ribbon and the feathers.  I found a tiny, glittered flower and added a small, golden, Dew Drop to it.

     I love using feathers on cards but forget about reaching for them most of the time.  Maybe I need to change where I store them.  I'm sure it's the old "out of sight, out of mind" thing.

A Beautiful Mess
Aud Sentiments
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Crafty Girls Creations
Creative Fingers
Cre8tive Hands Friends
Docerela Creations
Jo's Scrap Shack
Just Add Ink
Male Room
Outlawz Twisted Thursday
Star Stampz

     Have a great Memorial Day, all my fellow Americans, and take a moment to remember why we celebrate the day.  Reach out and say a huge Thank You to a veteran, won't you?  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Jo said...

Fabulous card NanaConnie, love that sweet image......and a Happy Birthday to your friend!
hugs Jo x

Kellie 0:) said...

Super cute. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card and those chicks are just so cute! Love the feathers too.
Linda xxx

Brenda said...

I absolutely love the feathers! So perfect for this sweet image. Thanks for playing along with us at From the Heart Stamps i {heart} sketches with a challenge!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A SUPER birdie card. Love the feathers, something I must remember to get out too. Clever use of the sketch.

Dawn said...

Fantastic NanaC! I love the image & the colours are perfect!
Bet it goes down a storm with your friend!
Dawn xx

Donna Ellis said...

How fun! Don will enjoy the happiness and wishes included in your darling card, Connie! LOL! Your image is sweet as can be, and the card is fantastic! hugs, de

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

This is such a delightful card! I need to stop visiting your blog since all I want to do is case your cards. Haha

Angie said...

Thanks for joining our Challenge at A Beautiful Mess.

Kathy S said...

Love the use of feathers for the sketch elements of flags. Appreciate your entry (as always) at From The Heart Stamps. Take care.

Teresa Arsenault said...

OMgoodness this is sweet! I adore that feather in the corner and your coloring is fantastic.

Dreja said...

Wundervoll! Ganz super gemacht. Danke daß du bei A Beautiful Mess mitmachst.
LG Dreja

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

This is an adorable card! Love that sweet image!
Thank you so very much for playing with us this week in our Funday Friday challenge!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

M DelValle said...

Very cool card. Thank you for joining us at Start Sampz. Maria

Doris Klein said...

Wonderful and funny Card. Love the cute image

Thanks for playing along with our current challenge at A Beautiful Mess and good luck!

Doris *DT*

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Maria Valente said...

This card is so much fun! Love the little chicks!Thank you for joining us at Docerela Challenge.
Hugs, Maria (DT member)

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

How cute. Love the feathers in the corner. Thanks for joining us this week at Jo's Scrap Shack . AJ DT JSS

Carol W said...

What a fun card. Great twist on the challenge by adding the feathers...

Bem-Me-Quer Colorido said...

Cute card!! The feathers were a funny idea.Congrats
Thank you for joining us at Docerela.
Tânia (Docerela DT member)

Tip Top said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches with a tWist - hope to see you again next time!

Rocky said...

Cute card, love the feathers instead of banners, a very nice touch. Thank you for sharing it with us at TMR.

Deborah Frings said...

This is super. Love the feather accent and the images are so cute. Sorry to be so late commenting, but thanks so much for playing along with our Critters challenge at The Male Room! Deborah, DT.

Sandy said...

A fun card, love the birdies! Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments and hope to see you again.
Hugs, Sandy