The last couple of days have made me reflective about how precious life is and how grateful I am for all the special friendships in my life! I am especially grateful for all the friends I have met through blogging - its amazing how some of my closest friends are those whom I have met through blogging about paper crafting! One such special lady is the awesome and amazing Taylor VanBruggen who is celebrating a very special birthday today!
I have to say, that I was totally nervous to make this card for Taylor - I mean, there are so many possibilities for making a birthday card with all the super cute stamps that she has created in Taylored Expressions - and not only that I wanted to make a special birthday card for her - and was daunted by HOW to even get started!!! So I decided to go with what was on my craft table (LOL!!! what an exact science!!) and used the new fabulously gorgeous June Key Ingredients with the Delightful Day stamp set - which I cannot put down!! (This is an exclusive set - check out the post here about how to get your hands on this super cute stamp set). - I stamped the little birdies and popped them up with the speech bubbles coming out of their sides (how cute are these speech bubbles!) and then added a little cupcake from the Build a Treat stamp set in the middle (cause you know, no card is complete without a little cupcake ;) and then finished it with some cut grass, a pennant that I sewed and a pinwheel on the side. I added a little glaze on the cupcake and some liquid pearls on the side of the card and then rounded all the corners:
Make it Amazing stamp set and some yellow flowers from the Delightful Day stamp set. Taylor is truly amazing - she is so generous, so organized and is such a wonderful friend, mother and it is inspiring to see how she makes her dreams come true!!
Here is a closer peek at the front of the card:
Paper: June Key Ingredients Kit from Taylored Expressions (Echo Park papers)
Stamps: Delightful Day, Make It Amazing , Build a Treat from Taylroed Expressions
Inks: Bahama Blue, sky blue, Ladybug Red, Aquamarine (chalk inks)
Accessories: Platinum liquid pearls, tropical thread, sew easy, dimensionals, MS grass punch, Pinwheel Parade die from Taylored Expressions, corner chompers and liquid glaze
I feel very thankful to be part of Taylor's design team but more than that, I am thankful to have met her and her family and for her friendship and support through the ups and downs in life. She is truly amazing - always so positive, fun, energetic, sweet, giving, compassionate and beyond cool!!! This is a picture from a couple of years ago - isn't Taylor just the most beautiful model ever!!!
I know Taylor would love it if you surprised her with some happy birthday wishes over at her blog!
Thank you so much for stopping by today!