HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETIE!!!
It is my daughter's 15th birthday today. In my mind I can still see the way she looked up at me the first time, all wide eyed and yawning. She was so tiny, now she is taller than I am. Love Ya Lindsey!
Scroll all the way down to the bottom if you want to see Lindsey's wicked birthday card.
YEP YOU FOUND IT!
Lindsay's Stamp Stuff is giving away another freebie this week and I have it. It is this wonderful
GARDEN TOOL stamp (just click on garden tool to get the download).
This card was made for my sister's birthday. She is an avid gardener and her house is a floral showcase. I wanted the card to be very pretty on the outside in contrast to the sentiment on the inside. Outside it says "Gardeners never grow old". On the inside it says "They just soil their plants". I can't remember where I got the sentiment but it was last year sometime, probably on SCS. It cracked me up so I tucked it away in my brain knowing it would be perfect for sis.
My new and super sweet, super talented cyber friend Penny Duncan created - yes created (go ahead and gasp, I did) the floral, oval frame that I used for the front of the card. She does some magic to make something called an SVG file which will work with my Sure Cuts Alot software (SCAL) and my Cricut. Peggy is a genius and generous to boot, the frame file is free and her blog is gorgeous.
Lindsay has decided to keep the get a free stamp when you spend $5 special going for a while so if you haven't yet checked out her designs it is a great time to try them. Meanwhile, check out the other design team's blogs for some inspiration.
Diana,August Guest DT Member
A WICKED BIRTHDAY CARD
Traci Porter AKA The Wicked Pixie, changed graduate Ian into Harry Potter and included the owl, another Greeting Farm stamp as Hedwig. As I told her, in HP's words it was bloody brilliant! As soon as I saw it I knew I had to make one for my daughter's birthday card. I made the base a sorting hat by cutting out an oval and a triangle. I scrunched it up in a ball to get a wrinkled effect and then pinched the face into the hat. I glued it onto a black cardstock base trying to keep the wrinkles and creases intact. Although it is covered by the whomping willow and Harry, the face looks sorta like the one in the movie. Instead of making a card that opened, I just printed a Marauder's Map from the internet and put it on the back writing the inscription on it.