Sunday, May 24, 2015

Birthday Crazy Time


Sun Stamp, Word stamp, Brown dye ink, Champagne dye ink with gold shimmer embossing powder, Gamsol pencils, Tim Holtz ink pads, Stencil (cheated but has holes), paste, different coloured perfect pearl powders, stickles, die cut.

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge-  "G" is for Glitz and Glamour
Simon Says- Stencil It
Dream Valley-Anything Goes

Crazy, Crazy Time because  I am waist deep in Birthday nut ville. In the span of 3 weeks there are 7 birthdays! It ends with my birthday and I was always so happy that I did not "share" my birthday with anyone. Now that has gone all to hell! I am not even counting Mother's Day. It starts off with my friend's birthday on the 14th, the 17th of May was my hubby's niece's Birthday, My niece, Jade, was on the 18th. The 25th is my hubby's birthday which is today! My friend's son is the 21st, her daughter's is the 29th and mine if June 2nd.  There are more to follow....

The card above is for my hubby and I had fun creating this colourful display. I used different coloured perfect pearls for the background and the Tim Holz for the inner paper which I stenciled using that very wide "metal" ribbon with holes in it to put the paste on and then placed perfect pearl on top. It gives a velvety appearance. I used a die cut and embossed the saying which fits my hubby perfectly and actually some of you who write, are not happy with it, get rid of what you wrote and start from scratch!. I coloured the sun with gamsol pencils and fussy cut it and adhered it to the  card. My hubby always says I am his sunshine so now I am listening for the Awwwwwwe sound (no barfing please). I think it has a dreamy, glitz and a glamour to it in a Star Trek sort of way.



sponged dye ink colours in purple, blue, aqua and used a light purple. Die cuts borders & centre, embossed word, embossing powder in silver pearl. crystals, butterflies, stickles.

Chocolate Baroque- Colour Challenge
Whimsy Challenge- Anything but a square
Alphabet Challenge-  "G" is for Glitz and Glamour

Oh I went so girly with this one, I must have been taken over by a fembot. Light colours, pink, glitter and some glam with this card also. This is for my friend's birthday in July as she is totally all girl.

75 comments:

  1. So cute with two cards! Bet you are glad to be done with the A/Z so you can be creative again! Happy birthday to your hubby!

    betty

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    1. It is fun to create cards. I have made more but haven't downloaded them yet. I shall tell my hubby

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  2. Oh, well done, Birgit! I love both of these, but especially that phenomenal card for the hubs (happy birthday to him!)!! The coloring is fabulous and, of course, I'm in love with that sediment!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Yes I love that first card too. I think that saying is perfect for anyone creative

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  3. Wow, busy May. Great cards. Your niece shares her birthday with my father.

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    1. It is busy and May 18th is a great day:)

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  4. Love the card for your hubby! I have various 'sun' metal castings for yard decorations and that one is terrif.

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    1. I love that sun and plan to use it more. I created one of the things you love-cool!

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  5. Hi, BB! Happy birthday to your husband and all your other loved ones born in May and let me be the first to wish you a happy birthday as well. Three members of my family have May b-days, Mrs. Shady, my granddaughter and, just arrived, my new grandson, born May 18. Those are beautiful me-made cards and the recipients will surely treasure them!

    Have a wonderful week ahead, dear Birgit!

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    1. Thank you Shady.May 18th is a great day-your grandson shares the same birthday as my niece.

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  6. Love the cards, must take a lot of time to do them. What a lot of birthdays. Happy Birthday to your hubby.

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    1. I shall let my hubby know and they do take time

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  7. That first one is really colorful. How long does it take you to make a card? Happy birthday to your husband.

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    1. I had to let things dry but I would say it took me over 3 hrs to do the first card. The 2nd card about 1 1/2.

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  8. Hubby and I don't do much for birthdays, other then we usually have a nice meal, say happy birthday, and sometimes we do cards, sometimes not. The rest of our family celebrate, to me it seems over the top, the go out to eat and have parties for every birthday. I can see special ones like 1st, 6th, 16th for the kids, but the last one we attended (we usually don't), there were about a hundred people. The child who's party it was had so many toys they were storing them in the 2nd bathroom....thus my thinking it's too much...........way too much and over the top. We put money in a college fund and didn't bother with a present. I love your personalized cards, and I love the saying on the first one about art!
    Sandy at Bridge and Beyond

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    1. My hubby went nuts for me last year cos I turned the big 50. We usually get something for each other which we know we love and go out for dinner. I think kids nowadays, receive too much and do not value what they do get. It is out of hand. In my day, I had one or 2 friends over, some gifts, hotdogs and hamburgers and that was that-oh and a homemade cake

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  9. No barfing here. My wife makes me cards like this too, and it always makes me awwww. I love those colors. That looks dazzling. And sharing a birthday with others may be bad but my wife's birthday is Christmas. And her entire life she's gotten shafted on gifts, parties, you name it.

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    1. Oh that is nice that she makes cards (love to see hers). Oh I shouldn't complain especially for Christmas babies.

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  10. Awwww, there you go lol awesome job on the card indeed. Wow, that is a lot of birthdays. Will have your fill of cake for the year

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    1. Yup too much cake:) Thankfully there are only 3 cakes-my niece, my hubby and me. His niece was away and the friends's children have their own thing so a little gift is all that is needed

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  11. lovely sunny...sorry.....card Birgit.....made me smile,hubby will love it.....and a girly card...wheeeeee......just love them xxxxxx

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  12. Beautiful birthday card, your sponged background is fab, thanks for entering the Chocolate Baroque Challenge and good luck xx

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  13. Happy birthday, hubby! Hope he liked his card and had a great day. I had oldest friend on 22nd and number 1 niece on 23rd but that's all for May (and as my cards come from a shop, not nearly so much trouble!)
    Anabel's Travel Blog
    Adventures of a retired librarian

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    1. He loved his card! Lucky for just 2 birthdays. Birthdays never come in gentle cycles...always bunches

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  14. We're going into family celebration time for the Penwassers:
    May 31: 29th (yeah, no kidding) Anniversary
    June 14: OK, just kidding. But would it kill you to get a card?
    June 16th: Mrs. Penwasser's Birthday
    June 21: Father's Day
    July 11: MY birthday.
    Then, we rest....and hope the hangover fades.

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    1. Oh, I forgot....
      July 15: Physical...complete with prostate exam.
      Yeah, I like to forget that.

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    2. Yes I have a cousin on the 19th I am close with, one of my dearest friends on the 25th and my brother in the 9th and another friend on the 24th. So you wife is a Gemini which is THE best sign(:)) and you are a cancer-moody, moody:) Now I have the Olvia Newton John song in my head "Let's Get Physical". Maybe you can think of that song while the Dr's hand is ...oh never mind

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  15. Oh my gosh, Birgit. Those cards are beautiful! You've done a wonderful job!
    Yikes, that's a lot of bdays.

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    1. Thanks so much and yes many and more to follow

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  16. Awwwwwwwwwwww. :-)

    Both cards are brilliant!

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    1. Thank you for that:) It made me go awwww

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  17. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  18. Star Trek? Sure. Give me a sec and I could even come up with the episode... "Lights of Zetar"

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    1. Yes well, one can see bright colours out in space...sometimes or after a few drinks

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  19. Nothing more wonderful than crazy nut ville and lovely card, which you always come up with. Happy Birthday. Great month to have it. Mine's in February, and I always remember not being able to have a party outside. It was either too cold or rainy! Cheers.

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    1. Yes I have to say I am lucky to have my birthday in June although I recall once it being very cold out-didn't reach 50F

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  20. Two beautiful cards Birgit. Thank you for playing along with the Chocolate Baroque Color Challenge.
    Flo x

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  21. Love the fabulous sunshine card and the what lovely colours in the second.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  22. Two fab cards, both very cheery. I am sure that your Hubby loved his. Thanks for entering the Chocolate Baroque challenge with your second card. Great use of the challenge colours, Judith xx

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    1. Thanks so much and he did love his card

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  23. I absolutely love your cards and the way you explain the process is awesome. So happy to have found your blog! Thank you for visiting mine.

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    1. Thank you-that means a lot since you do such great art work

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  24. We have a similar May birthday/holiday explosion, with both my wife's and my birthday, our anniversary and of course Mother's day all within 10 days of each other. It's hard to keep up, and I certainly can't make cards that look like that for gifts. ;-)

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    1. Oh we are in the same boat-crazy time!

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  25. Those are very pretty cards! You have a lovely talent. June is the crazy month for me with four birthdays.

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    1. Thank you so much:) June, aside from my birthday, there are 2 more birthdays

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  26. Ooh, I love this one. I would buy it! I've always liked things with butterflies on them. I don't really care for butterflies in person after one landed on me once and it felt like it was biting me. (Someone said they scratch.)

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    1. I never thought that they bite but there feet can have "suckers" on them so they can adhere to the tiny flowers etc... Thank you about my female card-glad you love it and if you wanted a butterfly card I can just send one to you-no cost

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  27. Awwww. I'm not barfing about you being your husband's sunshine. I think that's lovely. I've never been anyone's sunshine. Franklin is my sunshine.

    Love,
    Janie

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  28. March is that way here. Everybody and their brother has a March birthday:)
    R

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    1. we have 3 birthdays in march-sis-in law, bro-in law and nephew. -crazy isn't it

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  29. Do we really need to celebrate everybody's birthday we know? There should be a cut off point.

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    1. well I am a sucker for family and friends so I don't have the cut off point:) That is just me though

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  30. Happy birthday to the whole crew, including you!! Your creations are perfect, and it's so sweet you are hubby's sunshine. I believe it :)

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    1. thank you so much and glad you like my cards

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  31. Oh these are both so pretty! Love all the colors. Happy Birthday to your husband and to you and to your whole crowd. Have a fun week. :)

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    1. Thanks and happy that you like the cards-I loved the colours too. I shall inform my hubby of the birthday greetings

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  32. I love the card you made for your hubbie (AWWWWW!) Love, love LOVE it. The quote, the sun, the colors - all of it. I would buy that card in a heartbeat if I was lucky enough to see it in a store!

    LOL, I'm with you on birthdays! I never want to share mine but life always interferes. Happy Birthday, anyway! :)

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  33. So glad you like that card I made for him. I put a lot of effort into it. I would just send one to you...no charge:) Thanks for the birthday wishes

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  34. I got all warm and fuzzy reading this, Birgit. Your sun card is alive with colour. The perfect gift for special occasions.

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  35. Your hubby's going to love it! Lots of bdays.

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  36. Your cards are so much more meaningful and gorgeous than Hallmarks. I'm sure they'll be appreciated. When is/was your b-day, BB? I hope it's an extra special one and year.

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  37. Beautiful cards! I love all the details and thought you put into making each one special. What a special treat to receive one of these! :)
    ~Jess

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  38. Wowzas, B! These are some amaaaaaazing creations with glorious inky surfaces and lovely texture! I bet you had some fun playing!

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  39. Happy birthday to you and to the rest of your gang. Hope you have a good time before you drive yourself crazy.

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  40. Hope your hubby had a happy birthday, as well as the rest of your friends and relatives. I love your beautiful cards, and all the hard work and creativity that went into them! Happy early birthday, Birgit!

    Julie

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  41. Love this quote and the vibrant colors! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion!

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  42. oh my!!!!! cards! yay! Been missing you fab creations. LOVE LOVE LOVE the sun card. the sentiment is perfect. the second card is so classy, elegant. the colours are delicious!
    hugs Asha

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