Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Happy Birthday, Ardyth!!

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday, dear Arrddyyythhhh…
Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuu!!

Hi Ardyth - Carol here from "just down the road' in Alberta, chiming in with birthday wishes, birthday singing (trust me, *reading* me singing is far easier on the ears than listening!), and, of course, a birthday card!
As much as I try, my capacity to case one of your stunning cards would be, well - akin to my voice - not quite 'in tune.'  Your talent and creativity in escalating 'simple and clean' images to elbows-on-the-table-staring in admiration works of art is beyond compare, and all those participating in this wonderful, well-deserved Darnell-orchestrated celebration of 'you' have shared their love for your cards over...and over...and over.  Truth is: you're an incredible artist with the most delightful sense of humour, and the warmest of hearts.  I can't begin to tell you how much your uplifting comments on my 'fledgling' cards have been sources of motivation, inspiration, and encouragement.  You are truly a gem!

So, when the singing voice isn't 'great,' there's always an alternate way to join the choir: just hum along.  And that's exactly the approach I took with creating a card for you...I just *hummed* along, adding bits and pieces of "Ardyth-ique" where I could - sparkles, rainbows (okay, stripes), some white space.  My card isn't a "case" of one of yours, but it is a special 'case' all the same: because I made it exclusively for you, and because of you!  Thank you for welcoming me into this community; thank you for being a friend; and especially, thank you for letting me know that in whatever I've made, a little 'sparkle' can be found.  
Hope your day was fantastic!

Darnell - you are amazing! What a special friend you are to celebrate your friend in such a dynamic, inspiring, heart-warming and thoughtful fashion.  Wow - whatever I did "right" to meet such amazing people, I don't know, but I feel incredibly blessed!  *Mwah* to you!!

Hope you like my card, even if it's (as often happens with me) a bit 'out there'....

Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuu!!
And many more....



8 comments:

  1. Thank you, Carol! And thank you for joining the surprise party at the Playhouse with your fabulous tribute card for Ardyth! She will be thrilled with your creation and with your words!! Mwah! Darnell

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  2. What a fun way to celebrate your friend!! LOVE this birthday card-- LOVE the different panels and the glittered balloons!! I must get out my glitter and use it more often! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

    I hope Ardyth enjoys her special day:) Psalm 118:24

    ps... I got your comments on my blog! THANK YOU!!! I love what your little niece said-- SOOOOOO CUTE!!!! <3

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  3. I LOVE this card - so many fun elements - great colours and patterns, and sparkle! Thank you so much for coming to my lovely surprise birthday party and for all your wonderful words! This birthday has really been very, very special!

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  4. Oh how cute this is, Carol!

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  5. This is so fun, Carol ... a birthday song, rainbow colours, glitter, bling and such lovely words for Ardyth ... brilliant! Anita :)

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  6. Carol, what a beautiful tribute to Ardyth! I absolutely love reading your posts just as much as admiring your stunning creations!

    You totally captured the Ardythian style (hey, cool word eh?) in your card! Love the bling, love the butterflies and love, love, love your paper selections!

    Truly a beautiful way to celebrate a dear and kind friend!

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  7. Carol, your words for Ardyth and Darnell are just so touching, sweet, kind and thoughtful. Elbows-on-table-staring-in-admiration for your beautiful way with words that make people feel oh so special!! You truly do. And your card is perfectly CAS and I think very reflective of Ardyth's style! I just love it! The sparkle on the balloons definitely kicks it up even one more notch!!

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  8. Oooh, and don't forget to enter this into the Paper Player's Challenge!!! The layout is perfect for their sketch this week!!!

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