Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Colorful Birthday Hop



 

The Ink Squad over at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is having a blog hop in honor of Michele's Birthday. What a wonderful leader and designer to have. Michele, I hope your day is amazing!

As the badge says, we are having a colorful birthday with for Michele, so each of the seven girls of the Ink Squad were assigned a letter in the word BIRTHDAY and have created a card with that letter. I'm the first stop on the hop today, so I've got "b" and decided to go with blues and browns (fabric paper from DCWV). I added a banner with the sentiment stamped from Bold Wishes, a newly released set from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps (designed by Michele herself!) and topped it off with a big juicy bow made out of May Arts Silk Ribbon (I first started following Michele when she showed off her "juicy" bows!) and topped it off with some May Arts Burlap String too.

Here's the hop order...

Karen (B)
Dana (I)
Laurie (R)
Lynn (T)
Michelle (H)
Piali (D)
Virginia (A)
Kelly  (Y)

I hear the Girl Fridays from the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog are hosting a hop in Michele's honor as well, so there is tons more inspiration to be had.

38 comments:

  1. The fabric paper combined with the beautiful ribbon and twine is amazing!

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  2. THis is gorgeous, Karen! Love the big flags and bow!

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  3. Gorgeous card!
    Love the color combo and that big bow is just the perfect detail!

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  4. Stunning card :) and the blue n browny chose made a perfect B-eautiful card :)

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  5. So cool of you guys to organise this for Michele! Love your placement of elements and I am swooning at that big bow!!

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  6. Gorgeous papers and I love that big scrummy ribbon!

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  7. Oooh, such a nice mix of patternes and colors. and that gorgeous bow? WOW! You rock for organizing this hop Karen, thank you:)

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  8. awesome combo...lovely card!

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  9. Oh I love everything about this card. The patterns, the colors and that big beautiful bow!

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  10. Beautiful card! Love the gorgeous patterns on the DP!

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  11. Love the gorgeous big bow - what a lovely idea too to all share cards in Michelles honour!

    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  12. I adore that big juicy bow!!! Fabulous card and a truly fabulous way to start my birthday :) Thank you!!

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  13. So smart of you to use Blue AND Brown! What a great combo, one I wouldn't ordinarily reach for. Beautiful card, Karen. Thanks again so much for organizing this for Michele, and for designing our hop button!

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  14. Oh, my goodness, Karen! This card is stunning! Gorgeous work!

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  15. Very pretty card. The colors combine so well. Love the bow and the burlap string.
    Happy birthday Michele.

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  16. Fabulous!! Love the gorgeous bow!!

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  17. gorgeous card!! I love blue and brown and that is my all time favorite ribbon from MA!

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  18. I really really like how you used the sentiment with this clever design, Karen! The ribbon and banners are such beautiful touches! Thank you so much for organizing this hop.You.are.awesome!

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  19. Beautiful design! I love that "juicy" bow and a great combination of patterns for the banners.

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  20. Karen this is glorious, love it to bits!!

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  21. Beautiful color combo--so rich and elegant!

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  22. Love that "juicy" bow, Karen! Gorgeous card!

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  23. beautiful...love that big bow..

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  24. Karen this is gorgeous! I love that beautiful bow! Thank you so much for organizing this fun hop!

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  25. Gorgeous bow and wonderful card!

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  26. Love this card you created for Michelle, the colours are fabulous!

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  27. This is one fabulous birthday card, Karen!!! I love it.

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  28. gasp!!! this is so beautiful :)

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  29. What an elegant birthday card. Beautiful!

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  30. BEautiful card !.... hugs...x

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  31. This is beautiful. Love the mix of patterns. And that bow!

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  32. First, I love the double bow! Fantastic idea and the fabric with the ribbon is delightful.

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  33. i love this color combo. and the twine-wrapped juicy bow!

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  34. OOoooooo, what a combo! The colors, and patterns - fabulous!

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