July 6, 2013

Muse #24



Exactly 16 years ago today the world became a better place for me and so many others that have been touched by my beautiful daughter Brooklyn.  At 2 1/2 months old we almost lost her as she had pneumonia and went into congestive heart failure. A touch and go few days and a five hour surgery brought her back to us. For this week's Muse challenge, I used the layout of Laurie`s inspiration to create a birthday card for my baby girl in her favourite colours.




Happy Birthday Brooklyn!




Cardstock:  Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Cake & Ice Cream (Doodlebug)
Stamps: Stylish Sentiments Birthday, Make a Wish Additions (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Royal Velvet (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: balloons (Lil`Inkers)
other: foam tape, purple twine

27 comments :

Karen B. said...

What a cool and fun card for your daughter!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Great colourful take on this week's Muse, Tracey! Happy Birthday Brooklyn!

Janet Zeppa said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! An adorable card.

Virginia L. said...

Such a GREAT take on the MUSE challenge (I entered, too--haha)!!Love the pattern paper and choice of colors! And happy sweet 16th to your DD Brooklyn!! Have fun celebrating!

~amy~ said...

Oh my...such a special sweet 16! Your card is wonderful!

Cathy Weber said...

I love the twine added as the balloon string...this is a very happy card and I hope your daughter has a fabulous 16th birthday...is she begging to drive yet? You must have been so scared when she got so sick...scares me just to think about it! By the way...love her name! So cute.

sandie said...

Just perfect for your daughter Tracey. And she's got great choice in colours!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Yay!! Happy Bornday to your daughter!! Super card!! :)

Laurie said...

I love your card! Perfectly festive! :)

Marisa said...

A fabulously fun and festive card :) I almost lost my little guy at 1 1/2 with a gastro bug so can totally relate! Birthday wishes to your daughter :)

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday to sweet Brooklyn. I did not know that story, and I just can't even imagine the horror. This is a fabulous card--beautiful job of taking Laurie's card and making it your own. I see that Brooklyn and Rachel have the same choice in colors.

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness Tracey, who knew!?! Thank the good Lord for taking care of your baby girl. And look how time flies, all grown up and celebrating her sweet 16!! The happiest of birthday wishes and blessing to Brooklyn. A perfect festive card for her Tracey, very cute ;)

janelle said...

Beautiful card! Your daughter is going to love it. Happy Birthday!

Sara Mac said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! I'm sure what you went through makes every birthday much more precious. Love your card.

Jen said...

Truly a miracle baby! And a beautiful card to celebrate her sweet 16!

Kara said...

Wow! Definitely something to celebrate!! Love how u altered that sentiment!

Renee said...

It's perfect!
So much fun in this one card...
she'll love it! :)
Happy Sweet 16 Brooklyn! :)

Kim Heggins said...

Happy Birthday to Brooklyn! What a sweet card you made too, I am in love with that patterned paper too, so fun and very festive. I hope you are having a fabulous time at the party.

Lynn said...

Happy happy birthday to Brooklyn! what a gorgeous card with such bright cheery colors for her birthday!

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh how scary! I am so sorry you had to go through that . Glad it all turned out well!
Happy Birthday Brooklyn ( love her name) !
Love your fun card too Tracey!

mypapercraftworld said...

Love your daughter's favorite colours, Tracey ... and I love your take on the muse card ... fun pp and the balloon is so happy! Happy Birthday to Brooklyn! Anita :)

Barb Murphy said...

This is fabulous! I love purple now! lol Awesome LID balloons and patterned paper.

Sharron said...

Happy Sweet Sixteen, Brooklyn! Hope you day was wonderful! Love the card--the colors and bright pp are gorgeous.

Deni(se) said...

What an eye-catching and happy card! Who wouldn't be thrilled to open this up?

Lindsey said...

Such a fun card! Yay is the perfect pairing with that happy birthday paper. Love it.

laughadaisy said...

:-) What a beautiful story about your daughter's life. And she has grown into a beautiful young lady! I'm sure she will get (got??) a big kick out of the card you created for her. (Sorry to be late commenting on it!) Love it. ;-)

Asha said...

LOVE this card! The balloon treatment is pure genius.
xxx Asha
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