November 16, 2009

a special birthday

Welcome to the blog hop celebrating Nancy McKinney's birthday! You may know Nancy from her darling illustrations for Taylored Expressions - she designs stamps for the Whimsical Wishes line - I LOVE her style! Happy birthday, Nancy!! Wishing you a very happy day for you and your family :)

I started by using Taylor's TESC91 sketch for my card this morning as well as stamps from For the Love of Cupcakes {designed by our friend Nancy, of course!} I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them with Copics - and of course used my Nestabilities to cut them out. For something different, I looped the ribbon and attached it to the card with a candy brad. I couldn't figure out where to put my sentiment, so I added another little circle with the greeting inside. Uh, call it creative license?? LOL! Stop on by Nancy's blog, Card Worthy, and wish her a happy day!

There are more birthday wishes to see, so stop on by to see:

Thanks for stopping by today -

recipe -
stamps: for the love of cupcakes (taylored expressions)
paper: prism nautical blue light, prism frosted yellow, prism razzleberry light, choice snow white card stock, patterned paper from doodlebug
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, pink polkadot grosgrain ribbon, candy brads (doodlebug), mini/micro dot twinkles (a.muse), blossom & circle nestabilities (spellbinders), stampin' dimensionals


  1. It's so exciting to see cards for my birthday created with my stamp designs!!! Thanks for being a part of this surprise hop today, Karen. That candy brad and everything about your card is delicious. ;)

  2. This is PURE sweetness Karen! LOVE everything about this!

  3. I LOVE this card Karen!!! The colours are perfectly balanced and I really like how you layered the Nestabilities!!

  4. Love this bright and sweet beauty! The ribbon with the brad is so cute!

  5. Karen your card is beautiful. I love the layout you used and the 3 little gems at the bottom of the sentiment...Perfect.

  6. Wonderful card! That little candy brad is just too cute!

  7. super card karen!! i love it:)

  8. This card is so sweet, but no calories, I love it!!