Sunday, November 3, 2013

Happy Birthday, Tracey!...Cards-by-the- Happy Birthday, Seize the Birthday, Seize the Sketch #7


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

What a planner extraordinaire Joyce is for creating this celebration to mark your special day - and the selection of cakes she's offered: WOW!  Tempting, tempting! You, Tracey, are ever so deserving of this recognition.  Although I've *known* you for a fairly short time, my first visit to your site back in August revealed that you were amazing.  Every trip back confirms this initial impression;  repeatedly, I come away awed and inspired by your seemingly infinite creativity and talent.  Indeed, because of you, I am a full-on Lil' Inkers fan; how I made cards pre-rectangle mats, I have no idea!!  Thank you for that welcome (and much needed)  connection.

Your comments on my blog add sparkle to my day.  Thank you immensely for sharing your gifts - of creativity, of warmth, of encouragement, of support - with all of us!!

My card for you features brand new VERVE products that I had the honour of winning last month.  Their arrival on Friday was ever so timely with your birthday today!  I hope you like my 'interpretation' of the poppy birthday set.  Of course, I needed a sketch to help me out: Seize the Sketch #7 to the rescue. 
 Your card's also heading to Seize the Birthday. 




Hope your day was celebrated merrily and heartily; hope you received the 'royal treatment' from your family and friends; hope that you know, from all of us, what a gem you are!  Happy Birthday!!!

ETA:  In the midst of my posting last night,  I forgot to add one more inspiration challenge to the list:  CASE Study #164.

Thanks so much for dropping in; your visit and comments are ever so appreciated!








17 comments:

  1. What a pretty card. I, too, need a sketch to get started. I love all the stitched rectangle die cuts you used--you know Tracey so well. Thank you so very much for joining in on all the fun for Tracey's birthday linky party.

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  2. Funky and fab roses, Carol! They are sure to delight Tracey! Glad to see you took advantageous of the opportunity to use that NBUS!! Hugs, Darnell

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  3. awwwww...this is gorgeous! She's going to LOVE it!

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  4. So pretty. Love the layered flowers and your great border. I'm sure Tracey will love it. Thanks for sharing at Seize the Birthday.

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  5. What a lovely card, Carol! This is just perfect to celebrate Tracey's birthday!

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  6. Love this paper and your blooms rock!! Terrific card, Tracey will love it!

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  7. Carol this is gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining my linky blog hop party. I am so overwhelmed today by all the fantastic crafters who have come to say hello to me on my birthday. Yes I don't know how we existed without stitched mats and you have used them perfectly here. Love the poppies and the flag banner and the patterned papers! xoxo

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  8. Pretty beyond words, Carol - seriously!!! Those blooms are gorgeous! I an head over heels in love with this! What a special treat for Tracey on her birthday! You are the sweetest!!!

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  9. This is BEAUTIFUL Carol~lovely colors and border! I don't have stitched mats yet~you may have given me another push in that direction. ;)

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  10. The white embossing looks amazing!! I love that you paired them up with the stamped background (wow!), Carol! Your words are so fitting for Tracey! And thank you SO much for your kind comment over FSS!

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  11. What a fabulous floral fantasy, Carol ... and wonderful words for Tracey ... what a brilliant way to celebrate with her! Anita :)

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  12. Super pretty, love the colours & fabulous combo of challenges. Hugs Bev x

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  13. This is so sweet! A beautiful combination of textures and colors. Lovely!

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  14. Beautiful blossoms! Beautiful colors! Beautiful creation! What a gorgeous card to honor Tracey's birthday! Love the bold pops of green :)

    ...the sentiment...uh, how perfect is it...with the swirls in the script matching the swirls on the flowers!

    Gorgeous creation dear friend!

    I hear your white stuff never melted. Over a foot of snow just north of us, but so far we have evaded the white stuff (notice I said so far...)

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  15. So pretty in pink! Love the beautiful roses! Thanks for joining along with Seize The Sketch challenge!

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  16. Beautiful! I love the addition of the banner! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study!

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  17. Gorgeous! Love the flowers.
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

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