Monday, May 12, 2014

For You, Alex!



This  is for Alex J. Cavanaugh who I find to be amazing in his blogging activities. He helps many people and showcases so many on his blog. He is a breath of optimistic fresh air. I thought about making this card for a while and I was concerned Alex might think me slightly weird but then he would be right:) Something just told me to do this so I did and it is for you. I chose some shimmery black and silver paper as it reminds me of the sky and the future and what might be out there. I looked at his blog and his Ninja and I drew it on paper, coloured it in and cut it out. I embossed the letters and I was inspired by a Rush album that had their letters going from red to yellow so I tried to duplicate that since he is a Rush fan. I edged it with stars for his science fiction flair and added the music notes. I hope you like it and if you want it, just ask and I shall happily send it to you if you want but if you don't that's OK too:). I just thought I would highlight you since you do it for so many others. Happy Day everyone

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  1. Wow. I love it! That takes some artistic talent.

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    1. Thanks Stephanie. Much appreciated:)

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  2. I'm amazed by your creativity. I love the lettering and the other personalized touches.

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    1. Thank you. It was fiddly to cut each letter and The Ninja. I tried to have it all in there:)

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  3. Glorious... Alex, Ninjas and Rush... excellent!

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    1. Well it all goes together I think. Thanks!

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  4. Birgit, that was really nice of you to do that for Alex. I'm sure he'll be pleased with it. He's a great guy, and always likes to help people with their blogs.

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    1. Yes he does and I hope he is pleased and yes he always helps

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  5. Birgit, thank you! That is awesome!!!!!

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    1. And the musical notes as a tribute to Rush are a great touch.

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    2. Yes I put in the notes but I also looked at some of their album covers and noticed on one that their name was done from Red to yellow so i tried to emulate that. I am glad you like it and humbled too. ...and if you want, i can always send it to you if you wish:)

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  6. But weird is a good thing! I don't know why we keep denigrating weird.

    I was scrolling through to see if Alex has replied yet. I got in just under him. (Of course he'd reply. I just wondered how long it'd take.)

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    1. Well I think Weird is good. I truly believe one needs to be a little insane to be sane:)

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  7. I like it and I'm sure he will too!

    very talented you are!

    betty

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  8. how sweet and creative of you - what attention to detail - it suits Alex perfectly!
    awesome!

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  9. Wow! Love it! Yay! For Alex Ninja! Yeahhh!

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  10. That's so sweet! That was very nice of you.

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  11. Oooh, that's a lovely card! I especially like the lettering. Very cool.

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    1. Thank you-Love the embossing on it

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  12. What a COOL card! I best Alex will love it. I'm off to visit him now.
    hugs, Asha

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    1. Thank you so much Asha. Glad you can check his blog out:)

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  13. Made me smile as usual, Birgit :) And what a nice thing to do for Alex!

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    1. Thank you and I think he earned it:)

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  14. Wow, that's a great card. you really put some thought into it, too. You're right--Alex is amazing in his blogging efforts, and he still finds time to write. Shocking, really.
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes i tried-lol especially since he is a Rush fan. I am amazed what he all does

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  15. I think this is awesome!!! Not weird AT ALL, especially because it's so sweet, thoughtful, and creative. There are some great mini-Alex crafts out there, too, so this is all part of that art form :) And yes, Alex deserves it!!

    And THANK YOU so much for figuring out the name of that episode!! I will now go find it!

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    1. Thank you very much and he can add this to his collection. I hope you find that episode as it was quite interesting

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  16. I love it, Birgit! You did a fabulous job. I love to see bloggers doing kind things for other bloggers and Alex is the epitome of that and you recognizing him for it is just as awesome!

    Elsie

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    1. Thank you so much-he does deserve it

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  17. Hi Birgit .. so thoughtfully worked out - beautifully crafted too - would love to have talent like that ... but so pleased Alex is chuffed by it .. and yes you're right he does do so much for others ... still this is a wonderful 'thank you' ...

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. Thank you so much-I tried my best:)

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  18. Hi Birgit. Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my cards. The Pergamano one with the daffodils was coloured using Derwent Studio pencils - I use them all the time as I haven't got the Pergamano ones. And if it's a white line I often emboss it or use a Stampin' Up white pen which seems to write lovely on anything (including holly leaves). If I need a coloured pen I use Stabelo fine liners.
    Jack xx

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    1. I did not know that about the white pen...maybe I will switch to that:) Thanks for the tip!

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  19. That's a lovely card there, Birgit! You are really crafty and creative :) And what a nice gesture for Alex! So thoughtful of you indeed.

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    1. Thank you! I try in my humble ways:)

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  20. That's a wonderful card! I love the combination of sparkles, rush colors, ninja and music. Way to go!!! Now I have to go check his blog out, I always like to explore :-)

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    1. Thanks a mil! He is always there for people and love his movie reviews

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  21. Aww, that's so sweet, Birgit, and a fitting tribute to our wonderful Ninja Captain! I love the letters, and I bet he was impressed you got the idea from Rush. Alex rocks - and you rock too!!!

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    1. Thank you so much. I tried to get Rush in there since he loves them

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  22. That is so nice of you to do that for your blog friend. You are very creative and thoughtful. Thank for dropping by my blog Birgit. I always enjoy hearing from you. Have a great week. Hugs, Lura

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    1. Oh you are welcome and maybe something in the future inspired by you:)

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  23. Yay for Alex! What a sweet thing to do, Birgit.

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  24. Alex is quite the Ninja! I love that you highlighted him, Birgit!

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