Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Happy Birthday TSG!

Wow, I can't believe August is almost over! Where does time go? It's still insanely hot here but it's supposed to cool down this weekend (thank goodness). Speaking of "thank goodness", I think the last of my bed bug bites are gone! I've been obsessively scanning our bed for bed bugs in case they hitched a ride home with my luggage (the hubs thinks I'm crazy -- but it grosses me out to think that I was bitten by bed bugs in my hotel bed). In case anyone ever thinks traveling for work is "sexy", I'll gladly show pics of my bed bug bites. ;-)

Ok, onto things that make me happy! Jessica challenged us to make some bday cards (TSG17) and I decided to ink up my newest TSG set Branching Out. Love this set! :) So fun to play with!

I decided to go with a nice cheery birthday card. Since I'm always behind with cards, I figured it was time to do spring bday cards! Haha! Maybe I won't be behind NEXT year. Wishful thinking...

So onwards with the card deets! I love using tags as part of my card. It's just a fun way to add some design. And it also keeps me from sticking with my straight layouts. For some reason, I'm ok with slanted tags but not other things! Haha!

I added some pearls as well, which I tinted pink with my copics. In hindsight, I might have tinted them a different color to stand out more. Eh, hindsight is 20/20! Since I didn't have any great bday sentiments with my TSG sets, I pulled out an old classic, Birthday Basics.

Stamps: (Branching Out) There She Goes, (Birthday Basics) PTI
Paper: (Berry Sorbet, Dark Chocolate, Cream, Bitty Dots) PTI
Ink: (Berry Sorbet, Dark Chocolate) PTI
Accessories: (Tag Die) Sizzix, (Pearls) Hero Arts, (Button) Making Memories, Twine, (Border Punch) Martha Stewart


Dana said...

Belinda, how did you make those tiny holes along the bottom border of the card? I love them! Such a nice touch. Is it a punch?
Also, love the tiny pearls on the are so good at details girl!

IamDerby said...

What an awesome card! Love the color scheme

Lisa Graves said...

So pretty, Belinda! Love it.

Kathi said...

I totally love this card. The pearls are the perfect touch to that gorgeous tree.

However, I'll be staying at a hotel on Sunday. Now I'm afraid. Very afraid.

Lyn S said...

This is so pretty! I love the colours!

There She Goes Clear Stamps said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, I love everything about it! Fabulous choice of colors and layout! Thank you so much for playing in the TSG Birthday challenge :)

..::Paulina::.. said...

This card is beautiful! I love the color combination!