Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A Star Spangled Birthday!

Hello friends!  I am so excited to be joining you today via the Whimsy & Stars Studio Blog!  Mabelle was gracious enough to allow me to pick today for my post!  Why? Because it's time to CELEBRATE!

For those of you in the USA - Happy Independence Day and for my sweet friend Kelsi - Happy Birthday!  Can you imagine a birthday on the 4th of July?  I mean it's like the whole country is celebrating!  Today I created the perfect birthday day card for this sweet girl using the precious Happy Birthday Stamp Set!  Take a look. . .

I just LOVE the combo of red, white and blue, and not just on Independence Day.  My husband and I are both in politics and my DD's school colors are red, white and blue - so we come by it "naturally"! 

I stamped Happy Birthday girl in Memento Tuxedo Black in and then colored her with Copic markers.  It seems my shading is getting better, but I think if I practiced it all day - every day, it would never be perfect. . .sigh.  Oh well, at least I am trying!  And that's what the American spirit is all about, right?

The pattern paper which, in my humble but accurate opinion is too yummy for words, is from Doodlebug Design's Stars & Strips Collection.  I love it so much, I used it on another card for July! 

What birthday girl would complete without a glittery cupcake?  Here's a close up. . .
Doesn't it look so good you just want to take a bite?  I used the Crystal Snow in White Ultra Fine from Stampendous!

And, finally I created my own sentiment. . .

I think Kelsi will LOVE it!  And, if you think of her, lite a sparkler or two!  




  1. Ohhhh I have to come and shop...I love this wonderful card and the image is just adorable. Beautiful....Hugz, joann

  2. What an adorable card. Love the image and all your embellishments.

  3. What a fabulous birthday tribute! Your design and coloring are fabulous!