Happy Birthday, Amy K!!

Amy, in honor of this day, I have created this lover-ly card :)  So pretend, for a moment, that you opened your mailbox and lovingly ripped open a big fat envelope from me, ok?  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  I hope today is the best one yet!

Truth be told, my WOSFF (web-o-sphere friend forever) Laurie im'd me yesterday afternoon reminding me that it was Amy's birthday... after I kicked myself for forgetting, I said I'd love to hop along with the girls today :)
Disclaimer:  please excuse the poor picture quality...especially the colors!  You may want to click to enlarge, but it still might not help :)
By some strange coincidence, I managed to leave the dreaded office early & rushed around to create what you are seeing now... maybe I should work under pressure more often?  It looks WAY better in person... trust me.

Stamps:  Swooping Sentiments, Victorian Elements (The Angel Company)
Cardstock:  kraft (TAC), plum (Papertrey)
Other:  linen texture plate (Papertrey), ribbon (Hobby Lobby),
rose trim (JoAnn's), pearls (unknown), Scor-Tape

Amy has such a fabulous style to cardmaking... simple but detailed.  It's hard to do, but she makes it look easy :)  So, this card may be a little more foofy, but I was trying to channel you, Amy!

For some more birthday card inspiration, check out these ladies:

Happy Birthday Blog-Hopping!


Sue Ann said...

SO FUN AND FESTIVE!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE THE ribbon roses and the aubergine ribbon ...... YUMMY!!!!

Laurie said...

Beautiful!! Those white flowers are so pretty!! And that ribbon treatment? Love it!! Gorgeous card!

Kathy said...

Really pretty and I don't usually say that when purple's involved but I do love this card. Especially the framed and die cut sentiment!!

Lisa Petrella said...

Such a pretty card! Love the pearls, the flowers and the colors!

Amy said...

Hi Barb! I am super super surprised by this little blog hop for me! I miss seeing your gorgeous creations but this one truly has me saying, "where has Barb been?" It's beautiful! Yes! You should create under pressure more (I feel like I do my best work under pressure...crazy)! You used one of my favorite colors of purple here and paired it with pearls and those roses! (I haven't broke down and used my roses yet :)) I just can't stop looking at this beauty! Thanks so much for sending this special birthday wish! I know this time of year is hard to remember things! Believe me. :)

Dana said...

This is abso-fruitly GORGEOUS!! Amazing!!

Jen Carter said...

This is so pretty Barb! Love the ribbon and the flowers and the bling!! So fun and pretty!

Eva said...

Love your use of the ribbons Barb...the purple ribbon adds such an elegant and rich look to this card.

Chelsea said...

love all of the elements in this card!

Lisa T said...

Very cool! Glad to see you got to leave the office early. :)

Sonia said...

Pretty Card!! love the Roses, look fabulous!