Saturday, January 22, 2011

Turning 21

I have what I call 'my special peeps'. The frequent squatters in my office. For my VERY special peeps I make birthday cards. This week is Sherin's birthday and next week is Trayna's birthday. Both turn 21 and both are very excited about it. Currently university junior status both girls have been regulars and 4th floor 'daughters' since they arrived as wee freshmen. Sherin, a pre-med major, is also granddaughter Bailey's math tutor. I picked a teddy bear greeting because she is familiar with ButterBear - Bailey's much loved teddy bear.

~ White base card
~Layer of K&Company Happy Birthday 2U balloon designer paper edged smudged using Stampabilities Cotton Candy
~Three metal balloon brads from Oriental Trading
~Wire balloon 'strings' attached to one pink glitter brad
~Green cardstock using Spellbinder Nestabilities scallop circle - dots added using white Sharpie Poster Paint
~Digital image by Di's Digi Downloads printed on Paper Temptress Cryogen Iridescent cardstock (you can really see the shimmer of the cardstock on the detail photo); colored with Copics, dots added using black Sharpie fine point; balloons coated with Inkssential's Glossy Accents, Sherin's name written on the tag
~Happy birthday sentiment stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black colored with Copics, punched using Stampin' Up circle punch
Fairy Fun Friday - Happy Birthday
Dutch Dare (96) - Sketch
Raise the Bar (50) - Nestie/Embellishment/White
Tuesday Morning Sketches (77) - Heavy Metal
Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges (5) - Anything Goes (plus animal)
Cooking It Up with Katie (45) - Cute, Green, Brads (one of the balloon brads is green)
Fab 'n' Funky (56) Animal Magic

Both of the young lady recipients of these cards LOVE Naked Cupcake Night and haven't missed one since their freshman year. Since Trayna is the Resident Assistant for my floor parent floor...She and I scheduled the three Naked Cupcake Nights for the year. I thought a cupcake birthday card would be especially appropriate for her.

The best thing about making these gals cards is that they really appreciate them. They both still have the cards I made them for their freshman and sophomore birthdays.

Mathematic Cupcakes
~Base card - white cardstock
~Layer of K & Company Happy Birthday 2U (gift from sister Gailey)
~Stamped Inkadinkadoo Birthday Cupcakes using Memento Tuxedo Black, colored with Copics, highlighted with Stickles
~Layer of green cardstock and coordinating K & Company Happy Birthday 2 U
~Sentiment stamp - Inkadinkadoo - inked with Memento Tuxedo Black and highlighted with glitter
Crazy for Challenges (71) - Sketch
Totally Gorjuss - Hot Hot Hot (warm background color and the candle has a Stickles flame)
Crafty Catz - use a forgotten stamp (Inkadinkadoo Birthday Cupcakes)
Stamp Something - cute somthings (cupcakes)
Delightful Challenges - Celebration (Twenty First Birthday!)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthday

Here's hoping we all have a little sunshine in the upcoming week. The high temperature today, here in my neck of the world, was a whopping 9 degrees F.  Maybe I should just hope for double digit temps.

All good wishes,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. These are both just darling! They are so festive!

  2. Both are just adorable and so colorful!! Fabulous creations!
    Thanks for sharing with us at TMS!

  3. Very cute cards. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Hugs Suzie x

  4. Hi Nancy
    Both cards are fabulous,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  5. Hi Nancy
    A fabulous card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  6. Love both cards! Very bright and cheerful! Thanks for joining us at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge!

  7. Bright and colorful! Thanks for using our sketch and joining us at DDCC.

  8. Hi Nancy
    How gorgeous and fun both of these cards are, i love them, this bear is an older (drawn) bear sad to say has been forgotten about by me. Can i add your fab card to my blog and cheer him and everyone up with such a happy card!
    Hugs Di xx

  9. pretty cards the colors..;)

  10. What a fabulous card lovely bright colours.Thanks for sharing with us at Cooking it up with

  11. What an adorable card.
    Thanks for joining in the animal magic challenge at Fab 'n' Funky this week, hope to see you again next time.
    Sharon x

  12. Love the metal balloons! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  13. Two lovely cards. Thanks for joining us at TG this week with your "hot" card.

    Kat x

  14. Two fun cards! Love the images and the bright colors! Thanks for celebrating with Delightful Challenges!

  15. WOW, lucky girls, I bet they do appreciate these fun bright cards! Love them both and your little bear is adorable. Thanks for sharing them with us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge this month.


  16. Adorable cards! Love those bright colors! Thanks so much for joining us this week at RTB!

  17. your card is adorable, great balloons.
    thanks for playing with us at Cooking It Up with Katie.

  18. Gorgeous cards - lovin those balloons x
    Thanks for joining in with us at Cooking it up with Katie this week x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xx

  19. 2 adorable cards Nancy....both girls will love them....thanks for playing with Fairy Fun Fridays' Birthday Challenge!....hope seeing you next time again!
    xxx Margreet

  20. A great "hot" card. Thanks for us at TG this week
    hugs Sarah x

  21. Both of these cards are so bright and cheerful! Love the bear - so cute.

  22. lovely card,gorgeous image thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

  23. Oh my gosh .. these are BOTH so adorable! Thanks so much for joining in on our Birthday challenge over at The Sisterhood! Hope to see you again next challenge!

  24. Such cute cards =) I love those balloons and cupcakes! Thanks for joining in the Sisterhood of Crafters Birthday Challenge!

  25. Oh wow!! Your card is very sweet hun!! I love the balloons and sparkle! Thanks for joining with us at Stamp Something this week!!HUGS

  26. Great card, fun and cherry! Thanks for playing along with us at DDCC!

  27. Two fantastic cards. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz and FnF challenges x

  28. This is so beautiful! Love the colors and the cute bear :)
    Thank´s for joining us at TFWC :)


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