Friday, August 20, 2010

Birthday Surprise!

Good afternoon, my friends!

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Well, today is a special day in our house…it’s my youngest daughter Annie’s birthday!  I can’t believe she’s 14 already…a freshman in high school…and she looked like this just yesterday…

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…my sweet Annie, about 5 years old--one of my favorite little girl photos of her--and this morning…

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…just before school, putting on some new birthday bracelets from her sister…where does the time go?!

Here’s the card I made for her this morning:

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I combined a couple of cute images from Crafty Secrets…the little fairy is from the “Childhood” Images & Journal Notes booklet, and the cupcake is from the “Altered Fairies” Creative Scraps…love them!

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I used the banner and music stamps from Crafty Secrets’ new “Artsy Banners” set:

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…so many wonderful elements in this set!

…and the yummy cupcake…

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I grunged it up with a little “Creme de Chocolat” Glimmer Mist, then made a little “icing” with some of my favorite clear, chunky German glass glitter.  Topped the whole thing off with a generous spritzing of “Iridescent Gold” Glimmer Mist and some platinum Stickles…oh, and a bit of Dazzling Diamonds.

Now, for a little birthday present for all of you…I thought I’d share a couple of fabulous vintage birthday cards from the 1920’s that are part of the huge stash I came home with this summer from a fabulous antique shop in Utah…

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Isn’t that pretty?  I love this style…

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…and this one is pure Art Deco fantasy!  Love the style, the color…everything!  You’ll probably notice the border on top is crooked—that’s how it’s printed!  Things were done more by hand and a little less precisely back then, I think.  Makes it more charming in my mind…

I’ll have much more to share with you as time goes on…haven’t had time to dive in and scan them all yet!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and to my sweetest Annie, Happy Birthday, my dear girl!  I love you!!!

See you soon with something new…

 

Julie