Friday, December 14, 2012

from the bottom of my happy heart...

thank you to everyone 
for the awesome birthday I had yesterday...

230 Facebook comments...
97 emails...
29 texts...

wow!
I'm totally amazed!


and group members/ art friends 
made the day EXTRA special with these AWESOME cards...

they have been arriving for over a week...
but I used EXTREME WILLPOWER
and waited until yesterday to open them...
let me say...
it about killed me...
patience is NOT a virtue that I'm familiar with...

I wanted to share these cards with you...
I think you'll find lots of inspiration & GREAT ideas...

for me, it was super extra fun to see how others use my products...

this is from Debby Podgorski...
LOVE the colors...
love the embossing paste used with my stencil...
I think the saying is perfect for the card she designed...



this next one is from Lori Hassler...
love the front...


flippin LOVE the inside...
look how this guy can carry balloons...
and the strings dangle...
genius...
pure genius!
who doesn't LOVE a pop up card...
simply...amazing!


this next one came all the way from the UK and was created by Gabrielle...

I hate bugs...

but I sure do LOVE this one...
he's done to perfection!
clear embossing onto the art part really makes him POP!
 I adore the colors Gabrielle chose... 
the mini art parts frame works well to accent the sentiment...
look...



next...
 this beauty is from Eileen Bellomo...
I LOVE the bright colors & 
adds just the right amount of texture...
the raised sentiment is a nice touch...
I rarely use purple, 
but I LOVE it when someone else does & does it well...


Dorothy McCarthy created this next one...
 I LOVE how my guy is a perfect fit on that circle stamp...
looks like he's stepping up to deliver that flower!
VERY cool!

the circles are embossed on glossy paper...
for extra detail...




this is a very fun creation from Susan Kesselman...
and the door actually opens to reveal the greeting...
pretty cool huh?

I think this is a great idea for a guy card too...
or...
just add a different wreathe & it fits any holiday!
note to self...
remember that...


Susan Salyer sent the next one...
LOTS of texture from gesso?...I think...
I'm wondering how she shrunk down my flower image to fit the domino...
hmmm...

this is so sweet!


next up is my Mrs Worry...
she makes me laugh...
this is a really cute small card, 
created by folding a tag in half...
Michelle Salazar did a GREAT job!
note to self...
fold tags to create cards...
mini is fun!


the next is a card from my friends Heidi & Steph at Simon Says...
hello?
felt flowers?
YES please...
love them, especially on a  kraft card!
the white pen stitching is a small detail, 
but finishes the card off perfectly...


now...
take a look at this giant card...
I totally love what Wanda Hentges created...
really BEAUTIFUL colors...
the texture on the 3 layer flower is done with embossing paste...
I LOVE the honeycomb stamp, stamped into the paste...

and I love the random bricks stenciled onto the background, with a variation of the colors...
the flourish stamps make the perfect leaves & grass!
simply...awesome!


 Margie Kemper sent the next card...
what a beautiful background...
love the colors...
for sure I LOVE the flower!
I hope the photo shows the tiny embossed border...
it's a great detail & really frames & finishes off the card!



I hope you enjoyed seeing these awesome creations...
they sure made me HAPPY!


once again...
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
blog/group friends are THE BEST!

since I had a "play day" road trip with Rick yesterday...
I really gotta HIT IT today...

my deadlines are coming too fast...

with CHA so close to Christmas...
there really won't be much time for teasing this year...
 bet you're sad...lol...
or not?

decent sized peeks will start soon after Christmas...
believe me...
I. CAN. NOT. WAIT. TO. SHARE.

I have been having a blast using all the new *items* and

 I LOVE getting ready for CHA, because I can...

make art!
wendy
ps...I thought about saying...
GO BEARS...
but who would I be kidding?
YIKES! not happening!
so sad...





27 comments:

Gabrielle said...

Hey! It arrived safe and sound! Huge phew! Happy, happy birthday again Wendy!!!

Gabrielle said...

Meant to add what fabulous cards others had sent - must have been real fun opening them all!

Helen said...

So glad you had a fabulous birthday, and what amazing cards... love them all.

sue said...

Your so loved. Keep making Art!

Roseanne said...

Thanks for sharing all the beautiful and creative art!! Can't wait to see all ur sneeks! And happy belated birthday!!

Roseanne said...

Thanks for sharing all the beautiful and creative art!! Can't wait to see all ur sneeks! And happy belated birthday!!

Nancy said...

What wonderful cards - for a wonderful woman!
I'm sorry - I don't think I even remembered to wish you "happy birthday" via Facebook (did I? lol). Regardless - HAPPY (belated) birthday!
The big question, of course, is - did you get new shoes for your day? Hope so!

Debby said...

So glad you had a great birthday! Thanks for sharing your cards with us. They are all amazing and it is cool to see what others do. Cannot wait to see those peeks! So is CHA earlier than last year? Thought it was in February??

SusanK said...

Glad your special day was so awesome! Bring on CHA sneak peaks! Yeah, the Bears sure could use some joy about now. Sigh.

Anita Houston said...

I love seeing all the cards, and man did you do some major work here! Talent all around! I hope is was a great day.
I'm a little bummed though that my card is not there. I paid extra and the post man said you would get it Wednesday. So sorry. I hope it comes today.

Julie Leake said...

Wow glad you had a great one! the cards are sure art inspiring too! way to go gals! Thanks for your inspiration as well Wendy !

Marjie Kemper said...

So glad you had so many birthday greetings. Love seeing how everyone used your goodies, and I am REALLY impressed by your ability to hold off till your birthday... I'm not that strong!

julie case said...

What beautiful cards everyone has made! So glad you had a wonderful birthday!

Wanda H said...

I'm so glad you had a nice day!!! What a wonderful group of cards!!! Waiting to open them all until your birthday..... ya, that's an amazing amount of willpower. So glad you liked my card!!! I love how your clicker cuts flowers match the art parts flower... makes it easy to layer!!!

Ally White Cat said...

I am so glad you had a wonderful Birthday..you deserve it every year!
hugs
susan s.

Redanne said...

Belated happy birthday greetings! You got some amazing cards there Wendy but very impressed that you did not open your pressies until the day - I could never have achieved that....

Julie Steed said...

You were well-celebrated. :) Love all the cards.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Good to hear you had a wonderful birthday! All the cards are awesome! I recognize alot of the names. You inspire sooo many, and I hope you continue for a long, long, loooong time--like a Tootsie Pop! lol xoxo

Dorothy said...

All the cards are s cool!!
don't work too hard!

Sandra said...

thank you for sharing your cards - lovely art - hope you had a great day!
Sandra ltb

Tona said...

So glad to see that you felt some birthday love! Thanks for sharing the cards that you received.

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, what a haul you got! Fantastic art there! Hope your birthday qwas the best!

Eileen Bellomo said...

It was thrilling to see my card on your blog, but even better was seeing everyone else's. Tons of inspiration for sure. I'm so glad you had a great day; you give so much to us, you deserve it!

Ally White Cat said...

ah Wendy you know I love you!Thanks for the joy
susan s.

Julie said...

Thank you for sharing these great birthday cards!

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Ally White Cat said...

ah Wendy blog hopping with electric paperie today.
walking on the bad side...your products rock when it comes to my DT work with Smeared Ink. I have given the skullies cat eyed glasses top hats..i have used your art parts I have added new concept of Gothic art thanks to you and now I have people all the time asking where I got this like the cat eyed glasses or where did I get the idea to layer the background like that..so fun to send them to you.
Have fun with your wild adventure..be careful it is catching.
hugs
susan s.