Monday, March 3, 2014

A Little Note of Love....Annabelle Stamps #176: February Challenge

Guess who's turning FOUR today....my niece!!  Gahhh....I can't believe my sweet little girl has gone from this little darling who completely stole my heart at first glance - or rather, at the very second my brother called to say she was born...oh, look at me, I'm welling up with tears! -
 (Umm...ignore me here...my hair is MUCH more grey and crazy wild curly...)

 to this 'bigger' darling, who every second of every day, makes my heart happy (as does her little brother).

Sighhh...I suggested to her, during my last visit as I was carrying  her (because we decided that carrying is a good thing - on account of  'it's like walking with hugs" -  and my carrying opportunities are becoming shorter), that perhaps she should stop growing up so fast. Her response, "You're craaaazzyyy, Aunty C!"  She tells me that a lot...  Her birthday party with all her daycare pals will be this Sunday, and the following weekend, we'll be heading to visit.  Family birthday is 100% on the agenda!  By that time, my nephew will have turned two (gahhhh...again!), so double the fun!!

Anyway, on that note of exponential LOVE...time to show you a little love card. Remember these two cards from a previous post (Cure for the Monday Blues challenge) featuring my Annabelle Stamps Scribble Scrabble 2: in the Square?  


I decided to bring that set out once again to play in the Annabelle Stamps #176 Theme Challenge: Love

Seven stamps on the card + two on the matching envelope...the more I use this set, the more possibilities I see...

After I post this, I'm calling my niece to wish her a most HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY...a little 'call' filled with a whole lot of love!!

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments make my day!





23 comments:

  1. awwwww....happy birthday to your niece!
    Love seeing your Love card..7 stamps, that's awesome!

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  2. Walking with hugs! OMG, that is SO SWEET! Love it! I know you'll have a fabulous time wishing these two a happy birthday - it goes by so fast! Love the graphic card, too - I love how you put these stamps together to work so well!

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  3. Oooh your little niece is so darling! Four is such a cute age too! Loved seeing the pictures :) And yes they grow up so fast! Mine went from just born to 11 and 13 in just seconds I swear! And unfortunately, I am speeding along right there with them! haha! Your card is just adorable! That looks like a really cute stamp set!

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  4. Walking with hugs - love it :) What a cutie pie and I can see why she stole your heart. Darling card for her too.

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  5. My heart just melted! Like everyone else, "walking with hugs" is the sweetest thing ever! Don't those two just fill your heart with so much love it could just burst?! Sweet HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes to Miss Niece, and also to Mr. Nephew for his upcoming big day!! Boy are those two lucky to have the best, most loving, most thoughtful and coolest Aunt in the whole world! The card - just lovely, Carol!! Perfect CAS and absolutely perfect design! Love that heart strip stamp and of course the scrabble pieces! And the matching envie - fabulous!!!

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  6. Now, this is one COOL design!!! The right angle of the row of hearts in relation to the LOVE and the subtle image below is so effective! Add in the sweet wee envie and voila - another "love-ly' creation!

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  7. Ooops! Hit the send button too quick. Awesome pictures - she is such a little cutie pie!

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  8. Such a lovely post, they really do grow up so fast... I can't believe my eldest niece is now 22, it seems like only yesterday she was born. ps Love your fab cards this stamp set totally rocks! Thanks so much for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

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  9. Gorgeous pictures and Fantastic cards Carol!!

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  10. Thank you so much for your lovely, kind words ! Your niece looks adorable and boy, yes, they grow so quickly. I love your cards, love the stamps you used.

    Jo x

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  11. Great photo's, Carol (of you and little miss niece too) ... she's a real cutie! Happy Birthday to her and Happy Birthday to little mister nephew too! 'Walking with hugs' brought back treasured memories ... I had the same with my niece and nephews when they were little ... thank you!! You card's fabulous ... I adore the sketchy border and the row of hearts at right angles to it ... very cool ... and such a sweet envelope too! Hugs, Anita :)

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  12. Aww, what a sweetheart your niece is. She sounds quite a character.
    Great cards - love the design, it looks so versatile.
    Caroline xxx

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  13. oh these are gorgeous. i love 'em. and happy birthday to your niece. i bet layering those scribble scrabble stamps would be fun too. or kissing the stamps for more textures? just thinking out loud here ;) but either way - so fabulous.

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  14. She is just so adorable & they do grow up so fast! Obvious you were immediately smitten! Reminds me of the Thanksgiving at my sister's when my second niece was a couple weeks old & in every picture Greta is holding the baby--LOL! You really are making great use of that set, Carol! 2 birthdays in one trip--lots of fun! PS--yes, getting pretty excited that I'm about to be a puppy momma again! Taking most of 3 weeks off for my "adoption leave"--LOL!

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  15. Happy birthday to your gorgeous niece and nephew!! Hope you have a wonderful time with them...lol, like there is any doubt!! "Walking with hugs" is just the most fantastic turn of phrase. My little cuties are too big to walk with hugs but I still grab them for hugs whenever I can. Your card and matching envelope - what can I say, C? - beautiful! Simple, elegant, sweet, and just plain awesome!

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  16. Hi sweetie these are just gorgeous, love the colours too, I think she is just gorgeous, they grow so fast dont they and that is time gone, my youngest girl Samaran will be 19 on Friday what a scary thought, so that makes both my girls 19 together until the 15th April when Shaleise turns 20 I tell you next year when Shaleise turn 21 I turn 40 that is really really old lol but if anyone asks I am 36 and her older sister huggles Pops x x x

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  17. Wonderful cards my friend! I love them. you story of your little niece is so cute too, they do seem to grow like weeds don't they?! I love that you give her "walking hugs!" :)

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  18. Love all your cards and how you've used these stamps!
    Thanks so much for playing along!!
    Andrea :)

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  19. Precious niece Carol! I love your sweet cards~your niece and nephew are blessed to have an aunt as special as you...crazy or not! ;)

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  20. Awww, too cute! I love the idea of walking with hugs! I only know one person little enough to do that with but I'm not sure he'll go for it...he's 4 now and is getting too cool for cuddles :( I'll have to convince him! I hope you have an absolutely great time with your little loves :)

    This card is just as cute as the little ones - perfectly CAS and super awesome! ;)

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  21. What a cute pic!! And so nice to see you...and if it's only a part of you!!! :) I just love the little story about your adorable niece!! SO cute!! What a fabulous aunt you are!!! :) Oh and i sure wished they wouldn't grow so fast!!! My big one will be 15 this year and my "little" one 10.And my little one is in "her" age now,where she doesn't give Mommy a kiss anymore infront of her friends! :( Not cool!! ;)
    Your card is so pretty,just like the envelope!! I love your stamping...so awesome!!
    Have a great weekend!! HUGS

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  22. Your niece is so adorable! I hope she had a wonderful 4th birthday, family party and all!! I tell my own kids (15 and 11) that they are growing way too fast ;). They never listen!!

    Adorable CAS card--and I always love seeing the dressed up envies that you make!!!!

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  23. Oh my, such sweet photos of your adorable niece, I love them and I can see why she stole your heart, such a doll. Now on to your cards, love them all, so fun and so stinkin' creative too! Not only did you make fabulous cards but you also dolled up some amazing envelopes too, you are the best!

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