Today is the birthday of a very dear friend, Nancy McKinney, who is also the illustrator of the Whimsical Wishes line of stamps with Taylored Expressions! I'm positively THRILLED to be a part of a blog hop celebrating her wonderful day....just wish I could celebrate with her in person!! (When you flying to Texas Nancy???) :)
I had the pleasure of getting to meet Nancy at summer CHA 2010 and we instantly hit it off like two peas in a pod. She is the most sweetest, big-hearted, giving, sensitive, adorable, cutest dimpled person I have ever met! Girl, I hope you are celebrating big up there in Canada and know I'm missin ya something fierce!!!
Here's a card for Nancy and she definitely will be seeing it in her mail soon!
I thought it only fitting to use one of her sets, and an all-time favorite of mine, For the Love of Cupcakes. I stamped the stand full of cupcakes and easy peasy colored it with Copic markers in R81, E53, BG10, and W1. The stand also fit absolutely perfect in the Take Note Die #3. Paper was from the gorgeous line of Webster's Sweet Season, and I added a bunch of craft flowers from my stash. Oh! My new favorite transparent doily is hidden on the left side of my card...it makes such a lovely accent and I can't wait to hide more of them, LOL!
Inspiration from my card came from another super sweet lady, Karen Giron, who hosts the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.
I hope you will join me in hopping along to Michelle Leishman's blog, where she also has a fabulous creation just for Nancy!!! Also, if you have a moment to spare, I'm sure Nancy would love a little birthday lovin' on her blog....a little message to help her in celebrating that 21st birthday....for the ???? time. :)
Happy Birthday my dear, dear friend!!!!