I am super excited today, because I can finally reveal a secret—it’s Lesley’s birthday and we’re honoring her with a blog hop! Woohoo! Be sure to stop by her blog, Always Playing with Paper, to say hi!!
Lesley is just one of the sweetest crafters I know! As a teacher, I can see where she would be a wonderful influence on her students’ lives—one of those teachers that you never forget! Her cheerfulness and positive outlook spill into every area of her life. I honestly have never read a negative word from her!! So let me show you the card that I made in honor of her big day:
I have to tell you that this card is a direct CASE of one my sweet friend Martha Stewart did. (Yes, her name really is Martha Stewart!) I had the pleasure of meeting her at convention and she and her roomies made me feel right at home! The card that inspired me can be seen here. I love fabric, I love to sew, but I often struggled with integrating SU fabric with stamping. How simple is this?
I just ripped a rectangle of Springtime Vintage fabric and adhered it to my card with Sticky Strip. I still had this Brides Specialty Paper on my desk, so I stamped the butterflies from Kindness Matters in Stazon and added a sentiment from Easy Events by coloring it with a Basic Black marker. I love the effect of watercoloring on this specialty paper, as it resists part of the design and makes for an interesting pattern on the wings. A mat of black cardstock, a black glimmer brad and some narrow grosgrain ribbon finishes it off.
There are several other stampers helping Lesley to celebrate her big day. Feel free to visit any or all of them to see how they’re wishing her a happy birthday!
Anne Marie Hile - Stampin’ Anne
Carrie Gaskin - Artistic Avenger
Cindy Beach - Stamps, Paper and Ink
Jaydee - Stampin’ with Jaydee
Jen Mitchell - I Create
Joan Jeffery - JJ Creations
Lauri Ingram - Paperville
Laurie - Hiding in My Craft Room
LeAnne Pugliese - wee Inklings
Nance Leedy - Canopy Crafts
Rita Wright - Cards by Rita
Sandra Azzopardi - Sandra’s Stamping Spot
Tui Nathan - Stampin’ Time
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LESLEY!!!
- Stamps: Easy Events, Kindness Matters
- Paper: WW, Brides Specialty Paper (ret), Basic Black
- Ink: Stazon, Baja Breeze
- Acc: Springtime Vintage Fabric, Aquapainter, Black Marker, Sticky Strip, Basic Glimmer Brad, Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon