In Stamping Mode

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Dear Nancy!

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!!!!

21 comments:

Janet said...

mmmmmmmmmm these look good enough to eat! love it:)
hugs

Leslie said...

Beautiful!!!

Karen Motz said...

This is beautiful Melissa!!!! I'm in awe of your shabby chic talent...every detail is perfection!!!!!

Regina Mangum said...

Melissa, this is just divine. I love all the wonderful details and the little bit of stitching is just perfect. XOXO

Taylor said...

So perfect in all your vintage shabby chic-ness! Love every little detail you poured into this card!

Karen Giron said...

Gorgeous!!! I love playing 'find the doily' so keep 'em coming! haha! The chunky glitter looks amazing on those cuppies - yum!!

Alex Maldonado said...

HOLY heavens!!! OMG Mel, this is just ridiculously gorgeous - HOW do you do it??? so perfect every time!! I'm drooling!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! Beautiful card Melissa! I love the mix of the soft colors, twine/lace/ribbon and everything. Perfection! Hugs,

Heather Jensen said...

This is so pretty Melissa. Love the glittery cupcakes. I am sure she will love it. :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is out of this WORLD Melissa! LOOOOOOVE the soft colors and how you made this image look totally vintage!! SUPER delish!!!

Donna said...

get out! this card is just breathtaking! I love the sugared cupcake tops!

Cassie_lu said...

look at that sparkly goodness on the cupcake frosting

Dana White said...

Melissa this is so girlie & sweet - LOVE it

Nancy said...

And I love all of the wonderful things you've said about me! I'm enjoying a glass of wine right now and wish you were here (or I was there). Gorgeous card and sparkly cupcakes. Thanks for being part of my day. ;)

Kathy Martin said...

Oh my goodness....adorable AND delicious! :)

Justine said...

Wow, I love everything about this. Great job

Jackie Pedro said...

I never thought cupcakes could be so gorgeous! This is stunning, Melissa!

Carolina said...

This could not possibly be more beautiful!!! Love, love, love it girlie!

Miss you tons...hope you're well! Hugs!

Viola Mahr said...

Ahhh!! That is soo lovely! I'm just going to have to tell you that my birthday's in JUNE! :) Lol! Well, wishin' Nancy a happy 21st. Age doesn't matter. Esp since I'm way too much younger than all of you ladies. I feel like a kid (18 only), somewhat :) Thanks for sharing this so pretty card!

hugs,
Viola

Amanda said...

I love this! So pretty! And elegant!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

OH my, look at those sugared cupcakes! They look delicious Melissa! LOVE this card!

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