Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy Birthday to Someone Special!!

Top o' the mornin' to ya!

Happy St.  Patrick's Day!!

With a greeting like that bet you thought I had a St.  Patty's Day card to share...sadly I don't!!  My Irish Grandfather would be mortified!!  My husband's Irish Mother was born on St.  Patty's Day and her name was with all that Irish blood floating around this house what's wrong with me...LOL!!!  No excuses would cut it so I won't even try!!!

I am actually here to share another birthday's special to me because I thought that I had lost it and as it is actually my very first stamp ever I was saddened!  While going through my extremely cluttered craft room...I was trying to prepare for a "play day" with some of my crafty friends...I found it in amongst some supplies that I had used to make a scrapbook page for a friend of mine!!!  I also found a few other goodies that I had forgotten that I had! first stamp was House of Mouse "Shear Delight" featuring Monica and Friend!  I so LOVE this stamp and it is perfect for a birthday card for my hairdresser that I have had for more than 25 years!!

And here it is...
please click on the first image for a closer view and slideshow...
as I said before this is the super cute "Shear Delight" House of Mouse stamp...
circa 1999 (EEEKKKSSS)...

 a closer look at Monica and friend...
I added a stick pin with some beads threaded onto it, chiffon ribbon, single rose and sentiment from LOTV in the upper left corner... 
 the inside with flower wreath stamp and Happy Birthday...both are Hero Arts...
and another sweet little stamp called "Baby Monica" HMD1021...

So that is my card using my very first stamp ever!!!  And no GREEN :(!!!

Materials Used:
Stamps-House of Mouse (listed above) LOTV sentiment and Hero Arts flower wreath
             and Happy Birthday
DP-My Mind's Eye Laundry Line-Sundress Sweetness
Dies-Spellbinder's Grand Circle and Grand Scalloped Circle
Punches-Marvy circle and small tag
Stick pin and Frantage-Live and Love Crafts
Flowers-Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls, chiffon ribbon and beads are from my stash

Challenges I will enter:
House of Mouse-Challenge #165 "Lost and Found" (my stamp and I guess you could say that we lose some hair when we get it cut)
A Creative Romance-Challenge # 20  "Seeing Double"
Lady Bug Crafts-March Challenge "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #27 "Anything Goes"

So that is that for me today...have a wonderful St.  Patty's Day...I'm off to find a green shirt...the least I can do...LOL!!!

Until next time...thank you for  taking the time to stop by!!!  Your visits and comments are so very much appreciated!!!


  1. Beth, what an absolutely perfect stamp to use for your special hairdresser. I think you colour these images so well! You nailed this card! I love the little added image in the inside as well. Everything is thought out...the flower arrangement, the pins, the shading around your that colour you used. PERFECT card Beth!

  2. What a stunning House-Mouse creation ! WOW! Im loving the fab sparkle and all the wonderful embellishments placed so beautifully and gorgeous colors. A Great take on the theme. Thanks so much for playing along with us at House-Mouse & Friends MC! Good LUCK!! Hope you will come join us again next week too. :)

  3. GORgeous! What an ideal card for your hairdresser. A cutie of an image on the outside and a darlin' little meece inside...LOving your colours and this pretty Fran-tage too.
    Thank you sooo much for joining us at House-Mouse & Friends.
    GDT Chrissyxx

  4. WOW...Stunning work as always... I adore the image & fantastic design & colours... the fran-tage is perfect...Your hairdresser will treasure this I'm sure... Hugs May x x x

  5. A fabulous card Beth, wonderful colouring of the just adorable image. A wonderful design and stunning embellishments!!

    Thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends challenge,
    Heather xx

  6. This is a fabulous card Beth, I'm so glad your found your stamp - it's perfect for your hairdresser's birthday card. I love your gorgeous warm colours and beautiful embellishments.

  7. What a great stamp for a hairdresser. Love the peachy tones on your card and the flower spray in the corner is lovely. Frantage looks so good to. Great color work on the stamped image, so glad you found it. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  8. Stunning! Thanks for joining at Creative Fingers: Anything Goes with Sassy Studio Designs

  9. Oh this is a gorgeous image and a beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts this month. xxx

  10. You couldn't have chosen a more perfect image for a hairdresser's birthday card! This is just adorable! Wonderful coloring, and beautiful placement of all your elements! Thanks for playing along with the HM Lost & Found challenge! (Carol - GD)

  11. I bet this card was much is so cute. I had forgotten how cute that stamp is and its perfect for DD your hairdresser. Love your colour choice and all of the other precious details...Dianne

  12. Oooh, what a lovely card. I love the colours and the frantage around the image. Fabby! Lx

  13. Oh my...I do love this creation--the colors are so so pretty and such lovely coloring!!! Thanks for joining us at HMFMC! ♥ Sue Kment

  14. I love these cute little mice, so pretty and the Frantage is the perfect touch, very sweet
    Hugs Julie P

  15. Hi Beth awwww no wonder you love this cute sweet image its thinks I NEED it lovely soft colours & the frantage looks amazing along with sweet Monica ..

    Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse & Friends Mon. chall ..

    smiles Christine x

  16. It's been Frantaged! I love this Beth! I wonder if you are like me, when my Frantage is out, I tend to Frantage everything in sight! Haha. Judy x

  17. this is just too cute! Love those mice. Made me smile seeing this. I could actually picture kids just like this. Your card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  18. What a fun image, hope he /she doesn't snip an ear off! Beautifully coloured and coordinated and love all your little touches. Thanks for joining in with our Seeing Double challenge at A Creative Romance :) xx