Monday, July 13, 2015

Birthday card for my Bro


Yellow, dark purple, light lavender, turquoise and white cardstock. Hummingbird stamp, Letter stamps, Purple embossing die pad and Purple sparkle powder. Cuddlebug and sizzex machine, embossing folders and die cuts, stickers, yellow marker.
 
Color Q- Summer Starfruit(Yellow), Cool Caribbean, Concord Grape(Dark Purple), Pale Plum, White
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Retro Rubber Challenge- Sketch

My brother turned the big 54 on the 9th and we decided to take him out for dinner to a nice Japanese/Thai restaurant. It is all you can eat and you order from a computer menu and as many dishes as you want for one price. It was fantastic and I oinked near the end of my food feast! I don't know why I thought purple and yellow plus glitter for a man, but it speaks to my bro in some ways. I mean he loves the Blues and some of those guys really dress up in glitter vests and still look cool. My brother has decided to walk and hour each day and cover every street in our city which I think is pretty neat. A hummingbird represents joy in life so I picked that. Obviously you know his name. My dad wanted us both to have names starting with the letter "B" so I love our unique names. Thankfully my parents did not name their first choices...Barney and Barbie! I would have killed them if they named me that.  I have had these stamps for a few years now so it works for the retro rubber (get your minds out of the gutter now)-:-). Have a great week everyone! I am off to nighty nights.


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  1. Hi, dear Birgit! You're right. I don't picture you as a Barney or a Barbie! :)

    You did it again, dear friend! You crafted another great card. It certainly looks masculine enough to be appropriate for your brother, especially if he's into the Blues. Happy birthday, Baron!

    Thank you, dear friend BB, and enjoy the rest of your week!

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    1. i am so happy I am not named Barbie. Thanks about my card:)

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  2. Purple and yellow work for a man. Well, at least in this part of the US (purple and yellow are Laker colors--the NBA team). And my father has walked every street in his city and several neighboring ones. Is your brother keeping a map and marking off the streets as he walks them? It's a great way to keep track.

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    1. He is keeping track and detailing it on facebook. Oh yes-sports colours, which I know nothing about

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  3. Happy birthday to your brother! Sounded like a nice celebration at the restaurant! How neat with his walking daily and how he is choosing to do that walk! I do agree, Barney and Barbie would not have gone over well. Son's girlfriend has a daughter whose name starts with A so she wants their baby to have a name with an A. I just hope it is something I can pronounce and doesn't involve lots of A's like her daughter's name has in it :)

    betty

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    1. Thank God my name is unique and not after a doll. There are some really pretty "A" names, like Anastasia, Amelia...

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  4. I bet your brother loved his card..nice strong manly colours and his name that's really cool......hope he is keeping a diary of his walks it will make great memories....xxxx

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    1. he is keeping track of his walks and he loves his card-he told me he keeps all my cards

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  5. Turn out really great indeed. The walk idea is a great one, as long as there are no bad streets with rift raft lurking haha Could do a blog on that with each street.

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    1. I am trying to get him to have a blog. he did walk down a set of streets that no one wants to be near and he was shocked and glad to be out of there

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  6. You ALWAYS do a wonderful job with the cards.

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  7. No, can't see you as a Barbie. Great card, and a great way to celebrate. We had something similar with friends on Saturday - an "unlimited banquet" in a Chinese restaurant. I don't think we tested their limits, but I still felt as if I had overdone it! (Could be because I had.)
    Anabel's Travel Blog

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  8. I love the hummingbird! Your cards are always amazing. Do you sell them?

    Oh, and I wanted to tell you (in case you don't read my reply) your comment on my blog broke my heart. Your a survivor for going through all of that. Hug!

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    1. I did read your reply and thank you so very much:) I don't sell my cards but if people want one I will always be glad to give them

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  9. I love the hummingbird! Your cards are always amazing. Do you sell them?

    Oh, and I wanted to tell you (in case you don't read my reply) your comment on my blog broke my heart. Your a survivor for going through all of that. Hug!

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  10. A fun and festive birthday card for Baron... I am certain he loved it. Thanks for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week!

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  11. I think it looks great. You can send me a purple card anytime. Take care.

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    1. i think purple is a man's colour-it is royalty and every man has a throne in their house...which one flushes:)

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  12. I love that your cards are filled with symbolism and that your brother plans to walk every street in the city. How cool is that?

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    1. I think it is neat and thanks about the symbolism-I love the Animals and their totem meanings

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  13. Very cool card, Birgit. No doubt your brother was touched that you made it for him. I especially like that yellow.

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  14. Nice work. Happy birthday to your brother.

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    1. Thank you and I told him to read my blog

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    2. It's a fine name, too. I went to elementary school with a boy named Baron.

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  15. What a great story to go with a great card! I love the colors you picked - well done! I am glad you discovered us so be sure to join us again! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!!

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    1. Thank you and I like your blog as I have a lot of rubber stamps

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  16. Like the sound of the restaurant Birgit. Great card, did he love it?

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    1. He did love it and he told me he keeps all my cards

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  17. Great card and thanks so much for playing along with our sketch at RRBC!

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  18. Beautiful card, BIRGIT!
    And I find hummingbirds fascinating. I could probably sit and watch one for hours.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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    1. I love hummingbirds. Once I thought a bee was near me but it was this delightful rub throated hummingbird. I just watched him

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  19. How thoughtful. Happy birthday to your bro.

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  20. That's a beautiful card, Birgit (who could have been named Barbie!). Belated birthday wishes for your brother. Good to read that you had great time together!

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    1. We did and thank God I don't have that other name

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  21. What beautiful colors. It sounds like a fun birthday celebration!

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    1. It was and very filling. Love that restaurant

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  22. Such a lovely, colorful card! Thanks so much for doing the RRCB challenge!

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  23. Terrific card, for a second I thought I was looking at the birthday cake - great design.

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    1. Thank you:) Nope not a birthday cake but now I am thinking about cake

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  24. Love those colors! What a great card. And the restaurant sounds fantastic. Two of my favorite kinds of food. Happy Birthday to your brother!

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    1. Thanks and the restaurant is excellent-one of my favourites!

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  25. You do have unique names! I thought that as soon as I saw the card. And you know what, there IS something masculine about it, despite the glitter. It's beautiful :)

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    1. Unique and AWESOME names, actually. I left out the awesome part :)

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    2. Glad you like the card and thanks about our names:)

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  26. Lovely card for your brother, Birgit! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ!

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  27. It's a lovely card, Birgit and still looks masculine. ☺ Happy belated birthday to your Bro! Baron and Birgit sounds much better than Barney and Barbie.
    Tschüß

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    1. Thanks and glad it looks manly. Thankfully my name is what I have

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  28. That's funny. I think I'd rather be called Barney than Barbie.
    Belated Happy Birthday to your bro! I really like the softer lavender with the purple - very nice card, BB.
    Cheers!

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    1. Oh gosh, I would rather be called Barney also. Thanks about my card:)

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  29. I have always liked personally created gifts, cards, etc.
    Especially if they have chimps on them.
    Chimps make me laugh.
    Then again, I'm a simple sort.

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    1. Personal is always better in so many ways. Chimps are good-I have no chimp stamp

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    2. Everybody needs a chimp stamp.

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  30. Neither of my sisters have ever made me a cool card like that. And the restaurant you went to sounds like the kind of place that I'd like.

    Lee
    Wrote By Rote

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    1. he keeps every card which is nice. Love that restaurant!

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  31. Hope you're having a great weekend, Birgit.

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    1. Good but sore I hope you are having a fab time

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  32. Really nice, Birgit! I'm sure your brother just loved it! And I can feel your pain about the first choices. My parents almost named me Crystal - yargh!

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    1. He did and thank you! I don't mind the name Crystal but that name is not you. I love Becca which seems to suit you even though I only know you through blogland

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  33. What an awesome card, and what a cool name, too. Once, when I was a kid, I had to get surgery and when I woke up I saw my little hospital bracelet said "Baron." Not sure how they messed that up, but I always wondered if people in this day and age even still used that name.

    So... all you can eat? Order via computer? Thai AND Japanese? That sounds like the birthday celebration only dreams are made of...

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    1. Yup late to the responses. Oh I hear Baron more and more and that restaurant is great

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  34. This is a beautiful card with lots of meaning behind it.

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  35. Such creativity in your card, and so much feeling in your post.

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  36. Here's my belated happy birthday to your brother. Loved the hummingbird card you created for him. He's a lucky guy.

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  37. That Japanese/Thai place sounds awesome!

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  38. I'm glad they went with Birgit instead of Barbie too!
    Have a good evening, friend.

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    1. Oh I am so relieved since I love my name

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  39. My godmother's parrot is called Baron. He's a chatty so-and-so...swears like a sailor! I'm sure your brother is is nothing like the feathery fiend! :) Eat-all-you-can Thai and Japanese... that is right up my street too. Oink ...oink. :)
    hugs Asha

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    1. That is terrific! I love potty mouthed parrots

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  40. Don't they use some expressive color names? Love it.

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  41. I bet Baron (great name, by the way) loved that card!

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  42. I bet Baron (great name, by the way) loved that card!

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    1. he did and keeps all the ones I make

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  43. Oh Birgit, those colors are so striking together!! I'm so glad for you that you got the name you did, otherwise we might not have ever met! ~

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    1. That is so true and thank you about my card

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  44. What a thoughtful card. Greetings!

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  45. Happy Birthday to your brother! We have a Thai place in my town, and it's super good and super expensive. I'd love it to be all you can eat as Thai food always leaves me feeling hungry a few hours later. Congrats on the lovely card & have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks and I think you would love this place we have in our city

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  46. How very cool, Birgit! Love the card, love the color combinations--and sure, why not, purple for a guy. It's not frilly or girlie in any way, I think. And I'm sure he loved it :)

    Thanks for the visit over at Quiet Laughter -- always a pleasure to find your name in the comments :) Happy Sunday!

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  47. Hope your weekend has been a great one.

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  48. Birgit, I so enjoy your creativity with the cards. I named all three of our daughters with "A" names, so I understand!

    Thanks for visiting Notes Along the Way and commenting on my UFO photo!

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  49. Baron is a big strong name for a guy to live up to, but it sounds like your brother met the challenge and then some! And yet, he is gentle enough to love hummers, so that makes him a cool guy in my book! You're a good sister, Birgit (Oh, how I want to tease you and call you Barbie right now, but I won't!), and you've made an awesome card your brother will treasure!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

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  50. What a great card! It is interesting to think of the colors separately because looking at the overall look of the card it does look masculine. I love how much thought you put into creating the card- that is what makes them so special. :)

    I can understand your happiness at your parents picking the names they did! Phew!

    Have a great day!
    ~Jess

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  51. Been missing you on my blog, Birgit. All well?

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