Today I am playing cards with Chriss Blagrave of Botanical Gardens. We are honoring a dear friend of ours who is celebrating her birthday today: Anita in France, a.k.a. My Papercraft World - delightful, darling, generous, funny, pun-y, creative, and loved by me, Chriss, and many hundreds of card-makers around the globe!
Chriss and I have decided to play along together at CASEplorations with the Stamplorations girls, as they are CASEing one of Anita's cards ... just look at this gorgeous specimen:
My world has been a little upside down lately, but I am so happy that I was able to make my card ahead. I've given it to my husband for Valentine's Day - I know Anita will love that, especially since her own birthday card should be in her hands! [she says with a hopeful heart!]
SSS Hello Beautiful stamp set; MFT Romantic Script BG stamp, and Wonky stitched rectangles;
Ellen Hutson's gorgeous linen cardstock - it IS for Anita =]
I've been inspired by Anita's
- die-cut panel
- gold embossed script
- adding Anita's colors of pink and yellow, allowing them to bleed together to make orange, and
- of course hearts!
I will share a bit of my inside sentiment - truly a very old verse that I cannot claim as my own - it sounds so beautiful in French ... perhaps Anita will share it with us:
I love you more today, than yesterday...
but half as much as tomorrow!
Joyeaux anniversaire, Anita, ma belle amie! Good luck, good health, [and a very big lottery win so the three of us can play cards together for real] are my wishes for you this year and always!!! xoxo