Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sweet Birthday

My nephews girlfriend (who may be a fiance soon) loves to cook, especially bake, we all enjoy her goodies when we get together for a family reunion, so I went with a baking themed card for her birthday.  Added a little stickles to the cherries because it was just calling out for some sparkle :) I actually colored this stamped image with colored pencils this time, just to get a change up from markers.

Adam Pescott -- You're so sweet stamp set, colored w/pencils
Colorbok -- Homespun papers
Spellbinders -- Curved rectangles and A2 matting basics A dies
Martha Stewart -- border punch
Stickles -- Fruit punch

I am sharing this post over at Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration Link up, this will be Stephanie's last time hosting this link up, she has been so sweet to host it every week for the past year, and I know the undertaking that is on top of a young child and working on all her lovely crafts for her Etsy page and taking care of her home and family.  I want to thank Stephanie for hosting this past year and all the new friendships I have made through it.

We went to the Botanical Garden in St. Louis yesterday, it was a very crisp start to the day in the morning but then it was nicer in the afternoon.  My hubby asked if I would hold his second camera for him while he was taking a macro shot with the other and I just started taking picutres of my own, As we went along he would give me tips on how to use it and I ended up using the camera the whole walk around the gardens and in the end he said I knew I could get you away from the point and shot camera.... so if any of them turned out I will maybe share with you my first attempts of using a more sophisticated camera, LOL!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment to let me know you did, I know with spring upon us now we will all be outside more enjoying the beautiful weather.

Hope your having a great week so far,



Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

What a nice card and I think the cat is sweet and that goes well with the sentiment too.

Christine said...

That is a really cute card and perfect for a girl who enjoys baking!
I look forward to seeing your photos!

Roosterhead Designs said...

What a sweet card Connie! Perfect for a 'baker!' I like the soft pencil work you did too~ Am looking forward to seeing your photo's : ) of that beautiful place! Have a blessed week Connie~ Karen O

Debbie said...

such a cute card, i really like the look that the colored pencils provide. i am using them on my coloring postcards!!! she sounds like a keeper......anyone who loves to cook and bake are tops on my list!!!

i was sad to hear that stephanie was ending the roses of inspiration but i certainly "get it". i enjoy joining and get a lot of inspiration there. peeps are talented, just like you!!!

nice to visit a garden this early in the season!!!

Daniela said...

Awww ! What a tenderness, with some cards of yours you truly touch my heart, my Wonderful Lady !

Hope you're having a blessed week
I'm sending love to you,
with much thankfulness


Esther Asbury said...

That is the sweetest little card! I'm sure your nephew's girlfriend will love it - especially since it's handmade!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

That is a lovely card, she will love it !

Now I'm looking forward to seeing some of your photo's from the Botanical Garden ... bet it is a great place to visit.

All the best Jan

April said...

This is so cute! I love the shape of the card too!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Adorable! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Happy Easter!

Diane said...

Oh gosh Connie that is a really cute image and design.

Hugs diane

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Connie a really cute card, had a chuckle as I walked around with you and hubby taking pictures in the garden. What fun.
Yes saw it was the last of Stephanie's Roses linky party, but totally understand why she's doing it this way.
Thanks so much for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Kim said...

Such a cute card, Connie. I will miss Stephanie's party each week. I found your lovely blog via Roses of Enchantment.....so, so happy I did. I love visiting you each time to see what amazing card you have created. Have a lovely Easter, Connie. Xx

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I'm sure your nephew's girlfriend will love your thoughtful, handmade card, Connie. I know I sure would, as it is just darling for someone who loves to cook! I find that I am enjoying making cards and using colored pencils to fill them in.
Happy Easter blessings to you!

Ana Love Craft said...

This is really, really sweet, Connie! I love your card!
Have a Happy Easter!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft

Julie's Lifestyle said...

You made such a nice card!

Leslie Miller said...

This is so cute and sweet and I know it will be just perfect for her! The stamp is so darling! I hope your pictures turn out. I would love to see them! We had to put on rain gear to take the dogs out yesterday. I would love to have a day or two of sunshine so I could get out in the garden!

Anonymous said...

Connie, I love that darling little kitten cook! ♥

Lauren at Wonderfully Made said...

What a work of art and labor of love! I love stickles -- perfect touch.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Very sweet card, Connie - I love the dark lace :) Hope your photos come out nice - I love botanical gardens. They are always so inspiring! xx Karen

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

I love the card you created. If your nephew's girlfriend can bake like that, she is definitely a keeper! I hope your photos turn out, I would love to see them.

Enjoy your Easter!

handmade by amalia said...

So cute! You never run out of new ideas, Connie, I admire that.

Yvonne B. said...

This is so cute, Connie! I love this little guy and your coloring with colored pencils was really a success! It is great to hear about your photo shoot on your walk! You just need a little confidence--I'm sure you did great! ;-)