Monday, June 27, 2016

Happy Thoughts


Hi everyone.  A second card using the beautiful die from Penny Black.  This one is more my usual CAS style.  I used the same colours of Brushos as yesterday's card, but included lots of my beloved white space. :)  And I added a few dew drops made by my good friend, Hazel (My Card Attic).  Thanks Hazel!

My birthday is today. :)  And I want to thank all my wonderful friends for their well wishes and beautiful cards.  I appreciate all the love that was sent my way --- THANK YOU!

Yesterday the family gathered to celebrate a day early.  We had a delicious lunch brought in from one of our favourite restaurants.  I can't express how wonderful it was to have the whole family together.  It was really the best birthday EVER!

I'm sharing some pics from the party, courtesy of my wonderful son-in-law, Alex.

Me holding my new grandson, Parker


My mom holding Parker


Cooper ... isn't he the sweetest??


And, last, but not least, our new granddoggie Violeta

Thanks for stopping by!








Stamps:  Sunny Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb. - 400 Series); Black (SU!)
Ink:  Versamark; Brushos:  Lime Green, Leaf Green, Turquoise
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Lively die (Penny Black), white embossing powder, heat tool, dew drops (gift from Hazel)

39 comments:

  1. I am certainly loving this blue-green phase you're currently in. The brusho-s gave this pretty leaf SUCH a lovely look. Big Happy Birthday, and so glad you had your loved ones all with you to celebrate. Thanks for sharing the pictures of the youngest & your Mom. Cooper is certainly growing up so fast, and Parker looks like he's a very contented little fella. Cute pup too! Bet Cooper and V. had a good romp. Enjoy your special day. Hugs & TFS

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  2. OMGoodness, yes, this is your style of card Loll and it is just beautiful! I so love the colors you used on the leaves this go around. Love the dew drops from Hazel too, got me some of the stuff to make some, but now I need to find a way to heat it. I guess I need a melting pot. lol Goodness, isn't Parker just the sweetest?!!! I love that look on Cooper's face, he looks like he is saying, "I didn't see no cookie and I didn't take said cookie. What cookie?!!" lol Too cute!!! And speaking of cute, Violeta is absolutely adorable! What a beautiful birthday gift to have everyone together! In this day and age it is hard to get everyone together at the same time. So I'm glad they were able to do just that for your birthday!! Happy Birthday my dear friend, your card is on the way. Yes, I'm always a dollar short and a day late....in this case it will be more than a day late. So sorry, but at least it will keep the celebration going for you. lol Big birthday hugs, Brenda

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  3. Love this card! And Happy Birthday to you!!!

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  4. What a wonderful day to have all the family with you! Parker and Cooper are so adorable and I know they loved getting lots of Nana love! I love these leaves! Such pretty colors! Happy birthday on the right day!

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  5. Love the edging of those die leaves. Yep more your style and loving it!!! Fabulous colours and technique on the leaves. As much as I love your card......the photos of the family today may top the card lol xxx The cutest and adorable kiddies and the dog...of course x Always fabulous to have the family around you, thank you for sharing x

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  6. Happy Birthday again, Loll! Thanks for sharing some family photos with your new, sweet grandson ❤️
    I love both posts with this new PB leaf die, but today's is a favourite colour combo for me 😘

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  7. I am very glad that your yesterday was so wonderful. I hope that today is just as great, or maybe even more wonderful... Wonderful pictures, wonderful people, wonderful family included. Your grandchildren are so cute :-) Watching these pictures, I feel that I have my share in your happiness. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Card is very beautiful. Characteristic for you in its beauty and simplicity.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  8. Looks like you had a fab day yesterday, double celebration time!
    Still like that die cut. :)

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  9. Happy Birthday to YOU! and many happy returns! Thanks for sharing the sweet pictures of your family! And your lovely creation...so pretty!

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  10. Lovely card - TOTALLY ADORABLE post with all the grand kids :) Congrats on the 2 newest!!

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  11. Happy Belated Birthday! You have a wonderful looking family.
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards. I enjoy seeing all of them.

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  12. I came from Mary's blog to wish you a happy birthday! My goodness, what a gorgeous card! I love the water-colored stem and those embellishments that look like water droplets! Congrats on the new members of your family - including the 4-legged kind :) Everyone looks adorable!

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  13. Well doesn't that sound like the perfect day, Loll? How wonderful to have everyone together to celebrate! Bet Cooper is having fun being a big brother :) Another beautiful CAS design...love the dew drops from Hazel...the perfect embellishment!

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  14. Happy Birthday Loll! Great pics of your family. So happy you had a wonderful day with them all.

    Shirl

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  15. Happy, happy birthday, Loll! I'm so pleased that you had a grand celebration. Your grandchildren are so cute, and so is the dog :) You card is a real gem. The composition is exquisite. Keep celebrating:)

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  16. I love everything about this post, Loll. The card, the sentiment and the darling pictures of little Parker, his brother and doggy. How great you could all be together for your birthday.

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  17. Happy Birthday Loll! What cute people at your house! You must be in heaven there. Love the pup too! The colors on your beautiful die cut are gorgeous and don't be too surprised if you see a black sentiment label on my card in the future.

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  18. Happy Birthday! This card is simply gorgeous! The colors, the water color effect of the Brusho's, the PB leaf die, your signature white space all combine to create an absolute stunner of a card! So glad that you had a full house for your celebration. Adorable grand-kids and grand-fur baby.

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  19. Happy Birthday, Loll (now on the correct day)! I can see that you enjoyed your celebration! Thanks for sharing the photos.
    And your card has me blown away again - that leaf (I am trying very hard to resist the temptation to buy it...), those colors - swoon!

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  20. Happy Birthday from me too! Great seeing your card (love those leaves) and the family pictures. Have a great year ahead!

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  21. Wonderful card Loll and its good to see you had a wonderful birthday. No better present than a grandbaby cuddle or two. So glad to hear you had a good day.

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  22. Beautiful, Loll. This die cut looks even more delicate against the white background.
    PS. Glad to hear you got cake :)

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  23. Another gorgeous creation using those beautiful leaves. I love how you've coloured them.
    Looks like you're having a fab birthday ..... keep those celebrations going! You have a beautiful family and the 2 newest additions are just adorable xx

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  24. Happy Birthday, Loll. I hope it is one your best yet - from the pictures and your card you have much to celebrate. Love the card colors, the cool effect you achieved on the foliage, and your wonderful dew drops by Hazel. Super great stuff. Giant hugz

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  25. Another beautiful card with that PB die...love it! And a happy belated birthday! Bonnie got me all goofed up on the date, but I did get a card in the mail to you this past weekend, so however long it takes to go from Michigan to Canada..... It sounds like you had a wonderful birthday and the pics of your grandsons (and little pup) are so adorable! Aren't grandkids just the greatest?!! :0)

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  26. Gorgeous card, Loll! Wow! Such gorgeousness comes from your fingers. Happy Birthday a little bit late. The pictures of your family are fantastic. Thanks for sharing. So happy for you that you got to spend your special day with the special people in your life. As it should be. Thank you for all the inspiration and creativity you share. Have a wonderful day! :)

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  27. I'm sending you heartfelt belated birthday wishes. What a group of lovely photos from your special day. Your card is just beautiful and I have enjoyed reading your blog and should be commenting more but I want to tell you that you inspire me with every card you make. I love all the techniques you try.

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  28. Love the blues on your stem Loll - and the black sentiment strip is so striking on it! What lovely pictures of your family - a beautiful way to spend your b'day - a belated card is in the mail to you! Julia xx

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  29. I hope you had a wonderful birthday Loll. Great pics too.
    Love the colours on this card. Another gorgeous example of your talents! x

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  30. Violeta is so pretty - what an adorable face! And the grandsons are both so cute! Looks like you had a great get-together for your birthday!

    Love the latest card - those blues and greens are so fresh and summery. And I really like those homemade dewdrops!

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  31. This is so pretty Loll! I love those colours, so calming and fresh. That sentiment done on black really makes the whole thing pop . . . and, of course those dew drops has added a little sparkle ;) Have a wonderful evening my friend! Will catch up soon! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  32. Happy Birthday and what a gorgeous card!!

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  33. Gorgeous card Loll and even more gorgeous photos of your grand babies! Cooper looks so cute!
    Val x

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  34. Beautiful card. Happy Belated Birthday.

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  35. Time has really gotten away from me lately...I want to apologize for my late post, Loll! Belated Happy Birthday to you! I hope your card has reached you by now! I'm so glad that you had such a great day with your Beautiful family! Thanks so much for sharing these fabulous photos with us...Your grandsons are so CUTE, and Violeta is adorable! I think they're going to have a lot of fun with her :)
    Another gorgeous card, too! Beautiful watercoloring, and I love how your sentiment grounds your design! Sending hugs, Barb xo

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  36. Like how you "feature" the brushos in the main image vs. a background. Striking card. The family pictures of Parker--and Violetta--are so precious! Glad you had a good family celebration for your birthday -- best gift ever.

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  37. Just found out over at Mary's that it was your special day on Monday, Loll ... came to check and found it was! Wishing you a Belated Happy Birthday ... it's now on my calendar! Your family photo's are just lovely ... sounds as though you had such a fabulous day! Beautiful card ... one of my fave colour combo's ... so gorgeous with all that crisp white! Hugs, Anita :)

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  38. Stunning card AND
    BIG congrats on the arrival of your new little grandbaby!! You are so blessed to have 2 precious plus 1 little grandkiddos. I can't wait until that day arrives for me.
    hugs and Happy Canada Day...
    I'm so blessed to have you as my friend.

    K

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  39. I adore those leaves Loll and such pretty blues and greens you have used. Sorry I missed your birthday but I have been on holiday and only had half an eye on what has been happening, but I can see you had a great time and love the two new arrivals, both gorgeous and Cooper looks a sweetie too. x

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