Happy Birthday to my WOSFF, Laurie Willison!

This is definitely a day to celebrate!  And we're doing it in style, with a birthday blog hop :)
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What is a WOSFF, you ask?  It stands for web-o-sphere friend forever, of course :)  In the short time that we've known each other, I have grown to love her as a TRUE friend.  She is THE sweetest person, with a big HEART, and one of the MOST genuine people I've ever met.  She's a bit of a country girl (yikes!) and one of the LEAST creepy people I know
(creepy in that Halloweenie-horror-movie-OMG-what-was-that kind of way)
Why do you talk to me, Laurie????  ;)
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Our papercrafting styles are very different.  Every time I try the clean-and-simple look, it just doesn't work... Laurie has it down to a "t"!!  CAS, yet detailed all at the same time... me so jealous   >:)

So even though I don't pull it off as well as you, I decided to give the CAS another try... just for you :)
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There are several wonderfully talented ladies in this fun birthday romp... be sure to check them out:
You are here ---> Barb
Sue Ann
 Happy Birthday, Laurie!!!
I hope it is the best one yet :)
Card details:
Stamps (The Angel Company):  Simple Starters, Love You (hostess set)
Paper (The Angel Company):  white ultrasmooth & kraft cardstocks
Ink:  Ballet Blue & Burnt Umber Palettes
Other:  Labels One Nestabilities, aqua ribbon (Waste Not Paper)
            wood grain & canvas texture plates (PTI), pearls (Recollections)


Keva said...

Aww..I really really like this. The woodgrain looks perfect and I like the colors.

Sue Ann said...

TOTAL LOVE!!! The ribbon and kraft is a perfect pair and the WG IP is totally FAB!!! All I can say is that you have CAS down to a T too :) LOVE IT~~

Chris said...

This is definately Laurie's look and you nailed it perfectly! Love it!

Eva said...

Ok....I love your post Barb, you are so funny! Your card is beautiful you rocked the CAS today!

Laurie said...

This is amazing! Love the woodgrain....love the bow! GORGEOUS! You do CAS perfectly! AND thank you so much for your sweet words! You are such an amazing friend and I am so lucky to have you!! You know I hate halloween and YOU still talk to me! LOL! Thank you again! So glad to have you in my life!!

Jen Carter said...

Barb, I'd say you nailed CAS on the head!! I LOVE, LOVE that ribbon, how pretty is that! I love the soft colors and the image stamped on the frame (and the 3 pearls in the top are PERFECT for a card for Laurie!!). Very pretty!

Chelsea said...

Nice bow Barb. You don't do bows much! LOL!

StampinCarol said...

This is simply ELEGANT!

nancy jane said...

Your WOSFF must have been sending vibes your way because you rocked this CAS design. The subtle design in the label (mat?) is set off by the big bow. It's sweet of you to do this for Laurie.

CuddlyBunny said...

You NAILED clean and simple! This is a beautiful card for someone who is obviously so wonderful she manages to even love you (ha ha)! :)

Patti J said...

What? No spiders? lol.... great card, Barb!!! I'm sure that Laurie is thrilled with it! Great job, thanks for sharing with us!

Amy said...

Eeeek!!! Barb this is CAS FANTASTIC!!! I mean serious fantastic!! AND I see PTI on this! We'll convert you yet! I LOVE that ribbon.....so rich and gorgeous!!! Perfect use of the pearls in Laurie's honor!

Andrea C said...

Very classy card and not a bit of creepy anywhere... impressive x

Sandy Ang said...

What an elegant card ! and just beautifully photographed

Melisa Waldorf said...

Gorgeous card Barb!!! Happy Birthday Laurie!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Gorgeous card Barb!!! Happy Birthday Laurie!

Teresa Jenkins said...

So pretty! You pulled off CAS well! Love the big bow!