Sunday, March 4, 2012

Aged to Perfection...

Good morning! After the violent storms that whizzed through on Friday night, we woke to an absolutely gorgeous morning today- deep blue skies, lots of birds singing- a real bonus day! The photos of the devastation just to the north in Indiana and Kentucky break my heart- makes you realize how fortunate you are every day.

Speaking for fortunate, I have had the pleasure of making a few great new girl friends since my move to Atlanta and one of these wonderful women was having a celebration of her 45th birthday last night. Of course this called for a hand-made card, but I didn't want it to be too serious or mushy, so I cruised over to Bugaboo Stamps and found some great digi images from the "Stella" collection. She's so old and crotchety- prefect for what I was aiming for!

I didn't have a lot of time, so I had to keep embellishments and layers to a minimum. I pulled out some paper from Cosmo Cricket "UPcycle" pack- kind of vintage girl patterns- so a great fit for Stella. I wanted to paper-piece her skirt but my husband was already tapping his watch as I was finishing time!

The inside was finished with some coordinating paper and a computer-generated greeting. The theme of "aged to perfection" went along well with the awesome bottle of wine my husband pulled from his cellar that we gave her for her birthday- definitely one to save for a hot date!

Hopefully she gets as much of a chuckle out of Stella as I do:))

Have a great day!


Stamps: Stella- Aged to Perfection (Bugaboo Stamps)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Cosmo Cricket- "UPcycle"
Accessories: Sizzix Big Shot, Nestabilities, small oval punch, Designer Buttons, Crinkled seam binding ribbon, hemp twine, sewing machine