Saturday, 22 June 2013

1st Birthday Wishes!

Finally home after an awesome road trip! We did a lot of driving, but got to see SO many amazing sights! God's creation is awesome! We have a couple thousand pictures to sort through and I hope to share with you sometime this coming week!

Feels great to be back into blogging again and hope to start papercrafting this weekend. I miss it!

Today is a special day. We celebrate my niece's first birthday! She is one of the cutest, happiest little girls I know. Unfortunately, I don't get to see her often, as she lives in Uganda, Africa with her family, but my thoughts are with her and I'm sending virtual birthday hugs and kisses her way!

The first picture above is of me meeting Eliana for the first time. The 2nd picture is of Eliana wearing the dress I bought for her birthday (it arrived a month early!). I think it looks adorable on her! She is such a blessing to our family!

Along with the dress, I also made this card for her:

I used an older sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketches as a guide for this layout.

I changed it up a bit, but it closely resembles the sketch, I think. I chose Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo as my main colours. The "happy birthday cupcake" stamp from Patterned Occasions was the perfect image for a 1 year old birthday card! I added a foam sticker number 1 as an added embellishment. Melon Mambo organza ribbon is wrapped around the card front and I stuck with a polka dot theme and embossed the background with Perfect Polka Dots.

Here's wishing her the best day!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope to post more regularly now that I'm back home and settled!

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Patterned Occasions
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo
Tools: Circles Nestabilities, Scallop Circles Nestabilities, 1" circle punch, 1-1/4" circle punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
Accessories: Melon Mambo organza ribbon, foam sticker (Michael's)

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