Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Birthday to my friend Lee!

I'm so excited to participate in a special blog hop to honor Lee Murphy's birthday today!  I didn't know about this fun event until yesterday so I've been busy stamping!  I've been very busy the last few days!  If you are looking for My Favorite Things Pretty Patterns sketch challenge then either scroll down or click here.  If you are looking for Taylored Expressions April blog hop then scroll even further or click here.
Here is the card I made for Lee: 

For the main image I used Lovely Labels 1 by Nina Bracket.  I embossed it with clear embossing powder and then heated it.  I also tried to gently watercolor the leaves and petals with SU.  I was hoping for the slightly softer look but it's fine the way it is.  (I guess.. lol)  Below is a close-up of the watercoloring.  The sentiment was stamped, cut and embossed with Spellbinders.

Here's a side view so you can see some of the elements such as the dragonfly and bee.  They are so shiny that they are hard to photograph but they sure look cute in person!

The designer paper, dragonfly and bee are all KC & Company.  Aren't they just gorgeous?  I can't wait to use the paper and other goodies again!

Little dragonfly up close:

The bow is made out of some hand-died seam binding I purchased online.  I found another pretty button to add to the center. 

Lee is such a sweetie - she made a card and sent it to me shortly after my daughter, Jessica, passed away last October.  I appreciate it so much!  She is talented and generous... we love you Lee!

Here are the ladies who are participating in this surprise hop - please visit them and give them a little love.





Nancy  ~ * you are here!***


I hope you have a great birthday, Lee!   
To everyone, enjoy your blog hop!
As always, your comments are greatly appreciated. 


Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said... fill my heart with smiles!!!! What a beautiful gift this hop is....and such a surprise!!! And your card....well it's just drop dead gorgeous!!!! Wow!!! That dragonfly is so sweet and the shaped card...and the elegance....just perfect birthday eye candy!!!! You truly make me feel special and yet you are the one who is an amazing person and I'm honored to know you!!! Thank you so very much!!! Big HUGS!!!

Lori said...

Nancy your card is gorgeous!! I just love the soft pretty colors you used!!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is love-lee! (LOL!) I love that frame and the butterfly and the bow in the opposite corner. Very pretty Nancy.

Paula Laird said...

Love this gorgeous card!!!! So many amazing details!

Joanne Gilch said...

Nancy, gorgeous card! Love the colors and your water coloring!
To answer your questions posted on my blogger comment screen:The fonts that I used on Lee's card are on my Windows Word program....the script letters are Edwardian script and the rest are Calibri size 11. then I used the longest banner for the Spellbinders set - 'Lacey Pennants' to cut it out. Hope this helps.

FibreJunky said...

Oh wow, I she shine and sparkle! This is gorgeous, Nancy!! WOW!! I'm with Lee. You really are pretty darned amazing and I'm so glad I know you. Thank you for inviting me to be a part of this hop.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is beautiful, Nancy! The colors are just spectacular and I love the way you used the dies to make a frame. Nice work with the dyed seam binding too! Love that button, by the way!

Christi said...

Nancy, your card is amazing! I love the watercolored flowers, the beautiful dp, the dragonfly & bee, and the pretty bow! Absolutely gorgeous!

Theresa Momber said...

Nancy, this is beautiful and so elegant! Perfectly detailed!

Nancy Thomas said...

Such a pretty card - I love the colors and the shape. The dragonfly is a beautiful touch.

Sandy Ang said...

Such a gorgeous card. I especially like that acrylic dragonfly. Bet she loved it.