Monday, February 14, 2011

Balloon Tilda

I JUST CAN'T WAIT ANYMORE! I've been holding off on posting this card, because it's the birthday card for my most devoted blog reader, but unfortunately, the postal service is not gettig it to her quick enough! Anyway, Kris, don't look further if you want to see it in the mail first! And, I hope you had a wonderful birthday on Saturday!
So, this card is ENTIRELY because of her! I fell in love with Magnolia stamps because she introduced me to them, I learned to do this cool thing where you raise part of the image with mounting squares or pop dots (can't remember the name, but I did this to the balloon Tilda is holding and everyone LOVES it!) I have this blog because she helped me get it started. Kris has taught me so much and helped me throughout my journey to find my talent in making cards and I just want to say "thanks" You're a wonderful friend and crafting mentor!
I've can't remember who this paper is by, but I LOVE it, so I've kept every scrap I've had of it! This is a new Tilda with Balloon stamp. Isn't she so pretty? The little candle & sentiment stamp I got at Michaels YEARS ago. I used a bit of stickles on various places, but not too much, because I didn't want to take away from the softness of Tilda. Anyway, I hope you enjoy my card and again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KRISTINE! :)


Kristine said...

Awww, you say the sweetest things Helen... and guess what?! I JUST GOT THIS CARD in my mail about 10 min. ago!! *Ü* THANK YOU so very much Helen, she's gorgeous!! And I too love the popped up balloon *Ü* I'm so glad we have this paper crafting obsession in common. College seems like forever ago and who wouldda thought that you and I would "some day" be crafting/blogging buddies so many years later? LOL. Love and Hugs my friend!!

Thanks too for the note set and flowers you sent with this card! Love em =)

Cami said...

Very pretty card, Helen! I see Kristine was delighted to recive it!

annieb said...

Very sweet card. Great colors.

Cricket said...

Very cute card.

Iulia said...

Lovely card with such beautiful pastel colors! Love that cute Tilda stamp!
Hugs, Iulia

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Helen!
She looks so sweet in these colors.
love how you did the balloon popped up. super layout.
Hugs Maz

cabio's craft corner said...

This card is so delightful and sweet :o)

Leslie Anne Avila said...

She is a beauty. You've done a fantastic job and I'm sure Kristine will LOVE it! What part of KS are you from? Hy hubby is from Hutchinson.
Blessings to you and keep them coming~

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh Helen, she is absolutely gorgeous. I'm so pleased your friends loves it... who wouldn't. Thanks for sharing, hugs Sharon

Deeanna said...

Cute card..Simple but pretty..Great job.Dee

Chris said...

Aww, this is adorable! I love that you elevated the balloon. What a labor of love for your friend. It is just adorable!

Chris Christensen

Judy K. said...

How cute your card is Helen! Love how you did the candles and sentiment. Beautiful coloring and layout!!!
Judy K.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Hi sweet Helen! Your card is perfection, and I am not surprised that Kris LOVED it!!! What a sweet thing to do for our friend.


LINDA W. said...

Such a nice birthday card for a dear friend I know she will
love it.
HUGS Linda

Shelly said...

Very sweet card! Gorgeous colors =)

Rene said...

Oh this is the sweetest card ever! How fantastic!
Rene :D

Lisette Morris said...

What a precious card! Too sweet!

Sandy said...

Very sweet card - I love the way the balloon is popped up!