Monday, November 16, 2009

Birthday BLog Hop for Nancy!!!

Good Morning Everyone!!!

Hope you had a fantabulous weekend! There are a few posts going up this morning - the first one is a special one - this morning, there is a very special birthday blog hop in honor of the one and only amazing designer, mom, card maker, person: Nancy McKinney! Taylor asked Nancy to design for Taylored Expressions earlier this year - and Nancy has just spun out the most amazing magic with her beautiful designs - simply perfect! You can check out all of her beautiful stamp sets that she has designed for Taylored Expressions under the stamp line called: Whimsical Wishes (you can check them out here - the Whimsical Wishes stamp set are all have a burgundy strip running on the bottom of the stamp set.). So today in honor of Nancy's birthday, we are doing a bday blog hop!

Happy Birthday Dear Nancy!!!! Happy Happy Birthday Happy Happy Happy Birthday Nancy!!!

Nancy has created soooo many beautiful images that it is hard to know which one to pick to created her brithday card - but I had to go with the stamp set entitled Beary Special (and also used the Beary Special Accessories set) because these sets are very special to Nancy's heart. When Taylor released this stamp set earlier this year in June - these two stamp all the proceeds of this set went to help the organization that is very dear to Nancy's heart called: The Hospital for Sick Children (also known as Sick Kids). On Nancy's blog - there is a link to how this hospital helped her son Henri. I adore these beautiful and adorable teddy bears and so I used this set and its accessories along with Taylor's sketch challenge for Friday (can't believe we are already on sketch 91!). I used the papers from the Sept. 20th Key Ingredients for this birthday card :)

I loved coloring in this sweet bear with my copics and then paper piecing his paws and the hat and the ballons (which were also touched with a little liquid glaze.

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Sept 20th Key Ingredients
Ink: Memento Expresso
Stamps: Beary Special (and also used the Beary Special Accessories set)
Accessories: corner chomper, liquid glaze, dimensionals, spellbinders, ribbon, glaze, sponge dauber, button, ribbon from stash.

Nancy, Thank you so much for being an amazing designer and creating such fabulousness in your beautiful designs and for everything that you do! Wishing you a birthday full of surprise, wonder, laughter, giggles, fulfillment, peace, deep contentment and all your dreams come true!!!! YOU are AMAZING!!! Sending you and your beautiful family all love and happy wishes!!!!!!

Please check out all the beautiful creations and birthday wishes for Nancy:

Karen Motz: Paper Playhouse
Michelle Leishman: Miche L. Designs
Wendy Bond: Bond Girl Bliss
Jodi Collins: Stamping A Latte
Karen Giron: The Sweetest Thing
Charmaine Ikach: Oodabug Alley
Laura Fredrickson: Scrapnextras

Thanks so much for stopping by this morning! Will be back soon with more!!!
Big hugs to all!!!!
Sankari :)


Margaret de Witt said...

This is just too adorable Sankari. I love the paper pieced ballons and the glaze on them. The bear is just too sweet. What a beautiful card. Nancy is going to love it.

Smita said...

Lovely card... I love the cute teddy and the paper piecing ;-)


Nancy said...

Margaret is so right--I LOVE IT!! Thanks, Sankari, for being part of my day, this surprise blog hop, and your kind words. As always, your detail is amazing...I can almost feel the texture and layers. ;)

slinkycat said...

This is adorable! Just love it :)

Leanne x

Jodi Collins said...

Oh! How STUNNING Sankari! Everything about this screams FABULOUS!

Karen Giron said...

Sankari!! You amaze me every day - I am loving this little bear with the Kitchen Spice paper - oooh, the glossy balloons are fab and the ribbon - that bow is gorgeous!!

Karen Motz said...

This is absolutely DARLING Sankari!!! LOVE the glossy balloons and teddy's paper pieced feet!!!

Donna Baker said...

what a PERFECT card, I LOVE all the details as usual!

Miche said...

Wow, this is absolutely amazing...the balloons, his little feet, his hat...I could go on and on!!

Radha said...


Janet said...

wow how amazing!! i love the balloons!!

nasuha ahmad helmi said...

wow,such cute and adorable card. yours works are truly an inspiration!

Radha said...

I knew it!!!