Sunday, February 27, 2011

Carolyn turns 50!

Hey! Yes, we're back from a FANTASTIC trip to The Netherlands. I think we saw everything you'd want to see there except tulips (too early). I had a lot of fun posting from my iPhone, but I noticed what I wrote didn't post. Oh well...

My nephew did great swimming! We so rarely get to participate in those childhood activities so many people take for granted. Just one of the many drawbacks to my sister living in Italy.
So, my friend, Carolyn, turned 50 at the end of December. Carolyn, her husband, Scott, and I are all the same age (give or take a few months). Scott is 1st with a July birthday, I'm next with a Sept birthday, and Carolyn squeaks in on Dec 29th. So you're saying to yourself...what took her so long to post this card? Well, we don't live in the same town and I wanted her to have it before I posted it!! :D

I did a very simple card with clipart (Paper Whimsy). There is no stamping here. I just enhanced the images with a glitter pen and glass glitter. The ribbon was tea-dyed at the same time I did the Gingersnap tutorial ribbon. It started out white.

I'm not sure why she was dreading this birthday...she looks great!

Here's a close up of the card detail. I had a 2nd flaming image that I cut out and poped up on foam tape. And I just love that glass glitter!! And in this picture you can see the gold "glitter" pen I used to highlight the palm tree fronds.


  1. Beautiful card. I love the corners you added to it and the glitter is really making it stand out.

  2. Your card looks great. Love the shimmer and layers and the ribbon is so pretty.
    Your friend looks amazing! Hope she had a great birthday!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. Wow this is fabulous! Your friend is very fortunate! The arches are a great accent- love the dimension of the tree- and the flamingo panel- love it- esp the glitter glass!

  4. Deb, this is such a beauty- your card and Carlolyn ;-)
    Love the glitter and the DP fits perfect !