Tuesday, October 5, 2010

In the Limelight at 30


I think I've figured it out. Being in your thirties is all about meeting and exceeding your dreams that most of us had when we were five. My dreams were all about being married to the most handsome man, have a little one running at my feet while pushing another in a stroller, all the while eating bon bons in my two story house with a huge smile on my face. (Well, three out of the five isn't bad for me!)

I'm not quite sure of the fairytale dreams you had when you were little, Mandy, but here's to hoping that you've met and exceeded them! Happy Birthday! I hope that your day is full of relaxation and fun!

Hop on over to Lisa's blog next and JenMarie and Lynn have some to share as well!

A little bit about the card: I love (and love and love some more) the colors over at Off the Wall Craftiness and wanted to also incorporate offset scallops for Moxie Fab World's Offset Scallop Gallop Contest. I got a little help from the Mojo Monday Sketch (rotated 180 degrees) and the idea to use alternative shapes for the scallops from Courtney's card in Paper Craft's Holiday Cards and More, available from Paper Crafts Magazine.



Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Vanilla Creme) PTI
Patterned Paper: (Pyrus) Basic Grey
Stamps: (Look Up!) Practicing Creativity Designs, (Communique Curves) PTI
Ink: (Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress) Ranger, (Buckaroo Blue Pigment) SU
Embellishments: (Jute)
Tools: (Labels 4 Nestabilities) Spellbiners, (Corner Chomper) WR Memory Keepers

40 comments:

  1. This is SO pretty- LOVE the shaped scallops! You've always, always rocked this set!

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  2. Wow, stunning card... love the off set scallop background and the colors are great.

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  3. Love the subtle tones in this card...(I said that on your post yesterday)...I'm leaving the thirties next month :) I have to say...it is all about achieving your life dreams...so blessed to have a wonderful hubby and four beautiful boys. No more strollers :( but life is so good!

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  4. Gorgeous card and such a clever idea to use the scallops for the clouds. Great colour tones too.

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  5. love the card and the color combo is just perfect.

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  6. This is beautiful! I love those scallops as clouds.

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  7. Hi Karen! I love the scallops, too! From the thumbnail I loved your clouds - and was curious how you got them . . . when I got here, I see what you've done and I do declare! Pure genius!!

    What a wonderful card!

    Oh - and about those dreams? You got it perfect! Bon-bons are not THAT great, and a big house means more to clean! You have the perfect family and that's the important part. Hugs!

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  8. This is absolutely breathtaking. I love the scallop clouds and the coloring on everything is perfect! Really great card.

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  9. yeah, i'll totally be copying you--and soon, brilliant background <3

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  10. karen! i so love this sweet card! the clouds are wonderful and the balloon is actually..pretty-i know, a balloon pretty, but it is!

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  11. I so love the clouds, beautiful card!

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  12. W-O-W!!!!! I adore your card Karen...the colors are wonderful and I love what you've done with the clouds...very clever....you are so very filled with marvelous talent...

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  13. i love the clouds and the distress tones to it... So gorgeous :D

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  14. Beautiful card..love the clouds! TFS

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  15. This is stunning. I love your scalloped sky and the soothing colors. Gorgeous!

    lisa a.

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  16. Just beautiful! The balloon and clouds are great!

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  17. Oh, my! This is absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks, Karen, for the sweet birthday surprise! :)

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  18. Your clouds are just awesome! I popped over from Kim's blog because the hot air balloon caught my eye but those clouds are great!

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  19. Karen, your blog reads like a book that I don't want to put down. And the best part? It has pretty pictures! lol
    Simply awesome. you are so clever.

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  20. Y'know I always think of bold, bright colours with that balloon set but you go to prove that I should open up my colour palette more! I love the muted tones of this card!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  21. Karen, your cards always blow me away, so I need to hitch a ride in that hot Air Balloon! Just so elegant and those "scallops" are stunning! Thanks for displaying this in our challenge this week at OTWC and Good luck! :-)

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  22. Karen this is beautiful.. I love the way you created your clouds.. Great job.

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  23. Wowzers. I am loving those scalloped clouds. GORGEOUS!

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  24. This card is soooooooo awesome!!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC and good luck!!

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  25. Fabulous card and great use of the colors... Been missing you lately, sorry I've been a bad blogging friend. Your creations are gorgeous as always!

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  26. Just stunning! Wow, how you rocked the colors!

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  27. those scallops are so ridiculously cool.

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  28. AWESOME card brilliant idea with the clouds! Samantha :0)

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  29. Gorgeous card, Karen!!! Love the colors!

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  30. Oh, my gracious! This is gorgeous, Karen! I LOVE your color combo! Well... really... just everything about this!

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  31. This is so gorgeous, I love the scallop detail and that awesome balloon stamp:-) amazing work..

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  32. Ahhh...this is so dreamy and perfect! Love the scalloped clouds and all of the distressing!

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  33. Wonderful! She is going to love this card

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  34. Beautiful. The colors, the themes and purpose indicate that the person, the beneficiary will be delighted

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  35. love the scallop clouds (or are they?), fabulous card. bet she loves this!

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  36. Oh this is so pretty, Karen. I love the way you used this beautiful color combination, and the scalloped clouds are so creative!

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