Sunday, January 24, 2010

Happy Birthday, Christi!

I have something very special to share with all of you. Today is my friend Christi's birthday and this blog post is part of a blog hop created just for her! When her daughter and mother contacted me about participating in this, there was no hesitation on my part and I said YES!! So...

Happy Birthday, my sweet friend! I hope you have an AWESOME day!

Christi and I have never met in person. We met thru blogging. We discovered that we shared a love of paper crafting and stamping, and we were home schooling moms and our friendship just blossomed from there. Christi and I keep in touch via e-mail. I know if I am having an issue, I can always send her an e-mail and she will answer back with an encouraging message. We pray for each other, we pray for each other's families...It's just a really nice thing we've got going. And I do hope to meet her one day. Christi is very talented too, if you haven't visited her blog, Blessings on Paper, make you sure you do because you're in for a treat!

Here is the card that I made for Christi...I wanted to make something feminine and fun, nothing too serious, but I wanted it to be Christi is to me. Those are pearls and yes, I applied each one by hand. I used Copic markers to color my image and added a bit of sparkle on the candles using a glitter pen.

I also included a little goodie. During one of our e-mail chats, Christi mentioned that she liked Dove dark chocolates, so...I sent her 50 of them.

Want to follow along with the Nifty Fifty Blog Hop? Here are some links for you. Enjoy!

1. June Houck

2. Jeanne Tomshack

3. Barb Walker

4. Stacy L

5. Christi Thorsen

6. Cammie (Carolyn King)

7. Marie Isom

8. Mary Ellen Harrison

9. Sarah Masteller

10. Susan Roberts

11. Jeanette Fincher

12. Elise Durenberger

Thank you for dropping by! Have a wonderful Sunday. Until next time...



Kim Burmeister said...

This is so nice for your friend, Christi! Your card is AWESOME! I love the pearls on the cake.

We are heading to your part of the country today. See you tomorrow!

Jeanne said...

Love it, Barb! I know Christi will too! Wasn't this fun???

Have fun at CHA and give Kim a huge hug from me, okay?

Sarah said...

Awesome Barb!!! Love those pearls...and the beautiful pink ribbon...
wahhh I sent her buttons..why didn't I think of candy..
have fun at CHA.

Sharli Schaitberger said...

This is such a wonderful surprise for your friend - I'm sure she will be so delighted!

Barb, your card is just GORGEOUS! I love all the pearls and the touch of pink! It's yummy. Nice work!

June Houck said...

Barb, your card is gorgeous! I love all those pearls on the cake. And that SU border punch...I *so* need to buy that :)

Christi Flores said...

What a gorgeous set!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh I love this polka-dot/striped black and white with splashes of pink fabulous birthday card for Christi! lol Check out those pearls. LOVE it, and so will she!! (And the chocolate goes without saying! hehe)

Elise said...

OH, Barbara! What a truly WONDERFUL card! I'm SWOONING! All of those pearls! Oh, heavens! That cake reminds me of those specialty cupcakes ~ a true work of art! What a lovely post! I'm enjoying getting to know Christi better, via this wonderful birthday celebration! Happy to MEET you in honor of all of this! {What a delightful way to ring in a new year!}

Enjoy, sweet and talented one!

Stacy said...

I love the pearls on your card! It is really beautiful. And who doesn't love some chocolate?!!

Marie said...

Love, love, love it! I am going to have to come back and peruse your blog when I have more time. I too met Christi through CTMH and homeschooling so I suspect that I have some things in common with you too. I'll be back :-)

stampmonkey said...

You big stinker! You guys are all making me cry...not the way I'd envisioned I'd be spending my birthday, though I can't imagine anything better unless you ladies were all here to celebrate with me in person. ;)

Your card is so beautiful, Barb! I love the colors (even though I'm pretending to be mock-offended with all the BLACK I'm being presented with this week -lol), and the pearls add such an elegant touch to the cake. Your coloring is so pretty (as always), and I'm looking forward to tearing into my package and seeing all this loveliness in person...and of course enjoying some Dove darks. ;D

Thank you sooo much for being a part of this day. I wasn't looking forward to being 50...but I truly think this has got to be the most memorable birthday I've ever had. Thank you again, my friend. ;)

Sparkplug17 said...

Such a pretty card! I love all the pearls on it!

Sheila H said...

This card is spectacular - love the pearls!

Kathi Carlson said...

Love your card, Barb! I'm sure Christi did, too. What a cool surprise.

Risa said...

What a super beautiful card to Christi! I love the way you embellished the cake, the pearls are fabulous! Awesome job Barb!
Happy Belated Birthday Wishes to Christi as well:)

Carolyn King said...

ohh..I LOVE that card and all the perfectly placed pearls! the chocolate bag too! (hee!)

Monica said...

thank you sooooo much for being a part of this for my mom. i had such a hard time not telling her what was planned and i really appreciate your part in this. great choice on the dark choc doves, i sent some too =] i am so happy that she has wonderful blog friends like you that are willing to put all the time and effort into this for her! i mean, if it takes any of you as long as it takes her ;) and i love the card, the colors and the pearls!! i love the candles not being straight up/down also! thank you again, from the bottom of my heart.