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Welcome. My name is Lisa and I live on a farm in Northeastern PA. I have a wonderful husband of over 30 years and two fabulous sons. One with a wonderful wife and another with a wonderful girlfriend. I have a 6 year old granddaughter and an 4 year old grandson. We have a dog, two cats, and 5 horses. I started into this art as a possible scrapbooker until my good friend Lou Ann (SCS Crooked Stamper) invited me to a Stampin' Up party. Now I'm hooked. We had to turn a room of our home into a craft room for all my stuff. Then I needed a second craft room and did classes. Then I decided to open an in home store using three more rooms of our home. Between Lou Ann (Crafter and IT department) and Mary Ann (Crafter and Jewelry department) and a few other friends, I'm having the time of my life!!!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Diane & Shirley's Birthday Cards!

     What's harder than making a birthday card for a friend.  When that friend is Diane (cookiestamper) Zechman.  She is the best cardmaker that I know (or have seen).  She is the one that I talked to when I couldn't mix patterned paper, and looking back on my blog I'm sure you can see what happened there.  She has also tried to help my fellow gigglers and me on how to use Copics.  I'm still working on that little lesson, which is my bad, not hers.  Long story short, she's my inky hero. 
     So last Wednesday we had our monthly giggler birthday dinner for her and another giggler, Shirley.  We have a great dinner, funny gag gifts (presented by Lou Ann and Mary Ann) and TONS of laughs.

  So my card for Diane is sweet little Betsy Bluebell with a paper pieced dress, holding her tissue (SU white waffle paper) wrapped flowers.  I brightened the ladybug and tag with SU Crysal Effects and the flower centers with Crystal Color Lacquer.  I used stickles for the butterflies, but they didn't show up very well in the photo. 

Stamps:  Penny Black "Betsy Bluebell"; SU Petite Pairs
Paper:  Recollections White; SU Daffodil Delight; BasicGrey "Picadilly"
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics
Accessories:  Spellbinders, SU Crystal Effects;  Crystal Color Lacquer;  Friskers Corner Punch; Pop dots; SU White Waffle Paper

And here is Shirley's card.  She is new to the gigglers, but fits in just fine.  She is the aunt to fellow giggler Mary Ann so she's also known as "Aunt Shirley"  She just got a cricut for Christmas and has recently gotten a cuttlebug and is really going right to town with her cards and for a newbie, she is great!
     For her card, I went for a more vintage look with my pretty flowered paper, lace ribbon, and a hat pin.  This was my first hat pin, but I wanted to make this a little more special and thought this may spruce it up.  I also used one of my most favorite stamp sets, SU Perfectly Penned.

Hope you enjoyed the Birthday Girl's Cards!

Stamps:  SU Perfectly Penned
Paper:  Paper Loft; SU Whisper White
Ink:  SU Basic Black; SU Bravo Burgandy
Accessories:  Spellbinders; Hat pin; SU lace ribbon; beads

1 comment:

  1. I LOVED my card, Lisa! Thank you!! Sooo..it was waffle paper! I wondered what you used...LOL. GREAT idea for it! The little girl is so sweet and I ♥ the pieced dress!