Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Best Birthday Gift Ever!

WARNING: **The following section of this post may be a bit mushy for some.  Feel free to scroll down a little for pretty card pictures and related text, skipping this section entirely if you wish...Don't worry, I'll never know.**  *wink*

Today is my gorgeous daughter Jolie's birthday and she is and has been for the last 9 years, my best ever birthday gift, hands down.  You guessed it, she and I share the same birthday.  Beautiful Jolie was born after only a 40 minute labor, wide awake, a picture of health, active and just beaming (or maybe that was me), much like she remains to this day.  How blessed did I feel to have my wonderful, healthy, baby girl and that was truly the gift to beat all gifts.  Not to worry, I won't gush on any further, I just wanted to quietly share with you how blessed I feel when our birthday rolls around and I can, once again,  reflect on one of the many reasons I am so very grateful to have her in my life.  Happy Birthday Jolie!  You're truly the best birthday gift ever!  Love you darling girl!  <End excessively sentimental, love-filled rave>

The following card is my latest entry for CR84FN Color Challenge.  It has a definite babushka-esque quality to it hence the slew of pictures (sorry).  I have also submitted this card for Papertrey Ink's MIM #3 challenge featuring Scor-tape and glitter.  I hope you enjoy this card.  I totally had a blast making it for so many reasons!  




The Shabby Babushka's Birthday Card: 

 






Supplies used:  


  • Stamps:  Papertrey Ink's Big Birthday Wishes and Birthday Basics and Hero Arts Daisy Outline Designer Woodblock.
  • Paper:  Papertrey Ink Soft Stone, Aqua Mist, Rustic Cream, Misc. Medium Violet Textured Cardstock, Cre8tive PP (soft pink polkadots on violet and distressed stripe), and .22 Chipboard
  • Ink:  Memento Sweet Plum and Rich Cocoa, Distress Ink in Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain
  • Accessories:  Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Labels One, Papertrey Ink Tag Sale 3 Die, Shape Up Series Cupcake Die and By The Numbers Die, Scor-Tape, Silk Flower, Ribbon Rose, and Pom Pom trim, Soft Pink Vintage Lace, Silver Glass Glitter, Gray Cotton Garden Twine, Jute and Fiskars Medium Scallop Circle Punch
Thanks so very much for stopping by! Hugs. 

18 comments:

Amy said...

Oh my shabby goodness! This is fantastic! I love how you've used the large cuppie die and paired it with the numbers die! Sweet!

BethieJ said...

Jen.. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you and your sweet girl!! What a GREAT gift! :) Hope you both enjoy your day!!
and that card... FABULOUS!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE It!! Nice job on the make it monday challenge, and Monas.. (I do LOVE that color combo!)
Have a FABULOUS day!!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

WOW! Seriously gorgeous! My jaw hit the floor when I saw that first pick. I'm sure she'll be doing a little happy dance when she gets it. The whole ensemble is stunning!

Terri said...

Super cute! Happy Birthday to both you and your daughter. My daughters birthday is a week after mine but she is still the best gift I have ever been given too.

Stella said...

This is gorgeous; that cupcake looks fabulous. Happy bithday to both you and your daughter and thanks so much for playing along at CR84FN!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Scrumptious card Jen! Love the glittery cupcake! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

lynn said...

happy birthay to you and jolie, jen!! how great you two can share bdays:) love your card design--i think its adorabale and perfect for a 9 yr old!

Mad for Paper said...

What a great card. I'll bet your daug1ter loved it. You can get mushy with me anytime! love the story.
TFS
Ang

Sära said...

What a special gift. Happy birthday to you both!
Your card is beautiful and your daughter is sure to love it.

Inger said...

Wowwww this is so sweet and beautiful!!!!
Love it!! :))))

♥ Inger

Andrea M said...

My gosh this is a BEAUTIFUL card for your daughter! What a lovely post too! Fantastic use of the challenge colors! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Heather Jensen said...

What a totally fun B Day card. I love your new picture. I can't beleive you have 7 kids. That is why you look so good. They are keeping you on your toes!! :)
Thanks so much for playing at CR84FN!

Meredith said...

What a sweet, sweet card! Your daughter was thrilled to bits, I am sure. I had a 3 hour labour with both of mine and thought THAT was fast... 40 minutes?! WOW!! You were not overly mushy... you're a mother, how can you ever properly express the love you feel? :) Thanks for playing with us again at CR84FN!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a sweet birthday card for your DD! I'm sure she loved it.. hope she had a fabby birthday! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Daniela said...

I love this!

Debgem said...

What a wonderful birthday cupcake - so much sparkle and texture. I'm sure your daughter loves it. And I think you had the best ever birthday present :)

Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Diane Jaquay said...

sigh, this is SO PRETTY! I want the number dies and stamp set and cupcake die so badly, wish I were rich instead of beautiful, and could afford it ALL lol!

Kelly said...

So pretty!!! Happy (belated) birthday to you both!