Birthday Flowers

Greetings friends! I have just returned from a fantastic whirlwind vacation to Texas Motor Speedway for the races - NASCAR, Nationwide, qualifying - you name it, we did it!!

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We had such a fabulous time! I know...if I were REALLY organized, I would have planned some posts while I was gone. Well, let's just admit it - right now, right here - I'm NOT that organized! I was lucky to get myself packed, the children handled and to my designated spot Friday morning...I was 15 minutes late, but so was my friend, so it worked out GREAT!!

I'm sure you didn't stop by to hear me talk about my vacation, so onward we shall go! To some tulips...are these really tulips? You see, my friend's wife just had a birthday and she LOVES purple, so I figured if I made everything purple I was safe right? She loves tulips, so I determined these are tulips - LOL.

I put this card together so quick; love when that happens! The card & matching tag are made with SU! Lovely Lilac, SU! Basic Black, & SU! Whisper White. All coloring was done with Copics and I finished the card with some miscellaneous ribbon. Oh yes, and pearls, you all know how much I love those pearls!!

I stamped the base card with SU! French Script - love how it looks, but often forget to use it! I stamped the main image and embossed it with Black Fine Detail Embossing Powder and then colored away. I'm not real fond of the shadow on the card, but I do like the little shadow on the tag. Believe it or not, I cannot remember who makes this image - maybe Stampendous? URGH...should have made notes eh??

Lots of layering with purple and black...and I heard from my friend that his wife really liked the card. Oh happy dance!

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Here is the tag I made to match the card; he was buying her this HUGE batch of purple tulips, so I thought it would be nice if he had a little tag he could write on and then tuck into the bouquet of tulips. I used a ton of miscellaneous fibers that I've had forever and fail to use. Come on...you know how that goes!

I haven't worked with purple in quite a while - it seems so bright, but I love how everything turned out.

Thanks for popping in; I can't wait to catch up on work, laundry, house cleaning...and then I MUST find some creating time for me!

Hugs, ~M.


  1. Hey sistah! I love the matching card and tag - very clever!! Purple is my fav color so I think it is perfect! I have been missing for a few weeks, but glad to be back blog surfing!

  2. Very cute! I love the matting...that looks so great with the ticket punch! I am glad that you had a good time on your vaca! Sheesh...if I ever get orgainzed it will be a miracle! Sometimes I get close and then I don't know what happens!

  3. I forgot to ask...how is your dad doing? You are all in my prayers! ;)

  4. NASCAR Baby!!!!!!! Love the card, it is very pretty. Love ya, BFF


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