Friday, September 13, 2013

Welcome to a Surprise Birthday Bloghop...


Sandy is having a birthday today!  What better way to celebrate our fearless leader's birthday than with a crafty (surprise) hop!?  Every stop along the way has a surprise birthday project for Sandy created by each of her design team members.  Sandy is such an inspiration to all of us and she has been so supportive and generous. She's a great friend and a very talented and artistic woman! Happy Birthday, Sandy! 

Here is my project and details...

General Info:
  • I have created a gatefold card.  Go Me!  I figured since it was a special occasion that I should do something a little more involved than my typical rectangle card, for our amazing leader.  Sandy is a very special woman who is extremely talented, and even more generous; so, she definitely deserves a little extra TLC.
  • Hope you like it Sandy.  I'm afraid that physical version of this card won't be there for your birthday considering I'm staring at it at this moment.  Hopefully, I will get it popped into the mail soon. 
  • I've used three of Sandy's fabulous images all available over at the Scribbles Designs Store.  If you'd like to purchase any of these images, just click on the watermarks and it should take you to their location in the store.


Image Details:
  • First up, on the front I used this cool sentiment.  I've used it a few times before.  I just love it for so many different reasons.  I recoloured it in my editting program and then print it out and fussy cut it and then inked up the edges.  The left half was glued to the front of my card.
#013 Eat Cake Quote

  • Next I needed something to help keep the card closed and Sandy's party hat was the perfect image for the job.  I coloured it up with Copics using B00, B02, RV00, RV02, V01 and V04 to match the colours in my paper.   This image was also fussy cut.  The bottom half only was glued to the card so that the top half could serve as a clasp of sorts.
#909 Birthday Cake & Hat
 Image Details:
  • For the inside I used the great Carrie Diva image.  Since she is our mascot, she was perfect for Sandy's card.  She has been coloured with Copics using E31, E33, E39 (hair); E000, E00, E02, R20 and coloured pencil [for mouth] (skin); B91, B93, R20, R22, R24 (clothing and shoes); RV00, RV02, B02, B05, Y17, YR04 (cake and candles); coloured pencils for party hat; B00 and colourless blender for grounding around image although the scanner didn't pick it up; and finally, coloured pencils for the actual ground.  
#123 Carrie Birthday Diva

 Sentiment Details:
  • One I created for the occasion.  Oops...maybe I shouldn't have told everyone your age Sandt.  Sorry about that.  Wasn't really able to keep this 50th bday card anonymous.
OVERALL  Paper Products:
  • Card base: Crafts Brand Cardstock, pastel blue coloured--available Dollarama.
  • Designer Paper:  DP used on the front and inside is from Michael's open stock scrapbook paper.
  • The dark brown cardstock used on the front and inside as matting is Crafts Brand Cardstock, available Dollarama.

Next head on over to SAM's blog for your next stop in this special birthday blog hop.

Here's the entire line up, in case you get lost...
Lisa--that's me!

Make sure your last stop is SANDY so you can wish her a happy birthday!

We hope that you have a most wonderful day, dearest leader.  

If you'd like to wish Sandy a happy birthday on your blog, you are more than welcome to take a copy of the this badge for your sidebar.

Until next time,



Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

OMG....I LOVE this so much!!! Love and the layers and folds!!! Beautiful absolutely and undeniably stunning!!!

NickScrapShack said...

Lisa, you done it agian! I love how you used all the different stamps like that! It´s a wonderful Birthday card, who wouldn´t love to receive that?

Have a great day!

Suze said...

Well done on attempting a gatefold card. You did an awesome job with it Lisa. Sandy sure has a special caring team.

Unknown said...

Lisa, what an amazing card and I love how you showcased it! Happy 50th Sandy!!! I am so impressed you did the gatefold card, yes go you! Your page loads super quick on my Samsung tablet, now all I have to do is learn how to type faster, hehe! Awesome work, now mail it, lol

KT Fit Kitty said...

Love how your gatefold turned out! I have yet to make one of these, but I always love the look of them. One of these days I will tackle a gatefold. I'll go wish Sandy a happy birthday.

Crafting Vicky said...

wow oh wow this is really fabulous. I love how it opens up and the number of fabulous digis you were able to include in this!!!

Cely said...

very very very cute, lisa! :)

Jennifer Scull said...

oh Lisa, this is so cute! love the way you incorporated so many of Sandy's stamps into it. :)

Sharla said...

I love how unique your card is! Great colors and love the images!

SAMARA said...

This is SO cute Lisa! What a crafty person you are to put so many elements into one card. You are so good at doing that, making the surprise yourself with how you design! How nice of you to do this for Sandy; you are always thinking of others. I value you so much for that! xox

Donna Ellis said...

hahaha - very clever, and wonderful design and colors, Lisa! And a happy birthday to Sandy! hugs, de

Sandy S said...

Oh my! Lisa! (Squealing!) Thank you for the most awesome card and the surprise!

Thank you for making my day special!

Karon said...

Fabulous card - love all the details! TFS and have a great weekend.

Edwina said...

Wow! that is a great card. Love all the work you put into it. Edwina Brown

Archana Joshi said...

Love all layers and images. Beautiful card.

Sharla said...

Hi Lisa, I'd love to have my card on the Scribbles blog! I just realized that my flower/frame image is upside down, I will retake a pic and change it tomorrow....ACK!! :/

ike said...

Totally brilliant - great colours, great design and great images :-) A lovely creation Lisa and I bet Sandy will be overjoyed :-D

IKE xxxxxxx