March 23, 2014

Surprise Birthday Party for Maria!

Today is Maria Fischer's 50th birthday! You may know Maria for her blog rieslingmama or you may know her from her countless published cards! I met Maria the way that most of you have, by sharing blog comments. Besides sharing the obvious love of card making Maria and I also share the love of Havanese! When I saw Maria had a new Havanese puppy last spring I had to contact her because I have a Havanese who just turned 10 years old. We shared some cute stories and some training stories too, but no question this breed stole both of our hearts.

Shirley Bampton of Shirley-bee's Stamping organized today's blog and linky party from across the pond. Maria I hope that you have a wonderful birthday and are enjoying your day immensely!

If you would like to link up to the celebration you can at Shirley's blog, she will have the linky for two weeks.

I am also submitting this card to Simon Says Wednesday Challenge--Glitter it and the current Less is More Recipe #164 which is to use three of something.


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As everyone knows it is very hard to capture Wink of Stella in a photograph, but I think you can see it clearer in this close up.


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36 comments :

~amy~ said...

So fun Tracey! I haven't used that stamp set yet...thanks for the inspiration!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So beautiful! LOVING those quote boxes!!!!!!

Alanna said...

Super cute card. I love those colors together.

cm said...

Such a pretty card, Tracey, guaranteed to bring a smile and sparkle to Maria's day! Once again, you've showcased your amazing ability to elevate simple to stunning!
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Tenia Nelson said...

LURVE!!! :)

donna mikasa said...

LOVE your card, Tracey! Perfect touch of glimmer from the WoS pen.

Happy Dance said...

Love this card Tracey, and I know that Maria will too!! Bright and fun colors, and lots of lovely white space. Great design; just love those little speech bubbles. Have a great Sunday. Bev

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun speech bubbles -- great card!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE your colorful speech bubbles! Perfect!!!

Nonni said...

These speech bubbles are super fun! Your card would fit the current LIM by the way -3 of something. :) Great colors too!

Gay Peplow said...

Love these speech bubble shapes, they look so stylish on your pretty card, love it all :D x

Anne said...

What a super take on the challenge Tracey! Love this
Thanks so much for joining us at LIM
Anne
LIM Guest commenter

Lin said...

Such a fun graphic design, Tracey - LOVE it!

Lynn Mangan said...

I love those sweet little speech bubbles with the flowers. Great card for Maria.

Kim Heggins said...

Tracey...this is just so fun and too cute! I am sure Maria will be over the moon with your card!

Lisa said...

Such a fun card Tracey, I like your cluster of colorful speech bubbles!

Joyce said...

What a fabulous card. Love your little speech bubble cluster. How nice that you have al color coordinated sequins, too.

Greta said...

Cute card--I know Maria will love it!

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous CAS card, Tracey! Love the speech bubble layers and the juicy colours. Thanks so much for linking up :)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

totally love the speech bubbles!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Simply Lovely!!!!

Jingle said...

I love the speech bubbles! Very cute card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Great fun, CAS, colourful, chic card. x

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this, Tracey! Those overlapping speech bubbles with the sequins look fantastic!

Jenny @ I-dream-in-paper.blogspot.co.uk said...

Love the speech bubbles. Great idea to embellish one. Jenny

Annette Allen said...

how cute.. I love how you added the talking bubbles.. awesome card..

Deepti said...

This is so fun and fab, lovely colors and design!!

Virginia Lu said...

This is GORGEOUS, Tracey!! Love how you nailed the challenges!

Marybeth said...

Love it! Perfect colors and a wonderful card for Maria. Nothing like dog to bring friends together. ( you were talking about a dog....right!)

Maria said...

What a CUTE fun card! Love the added sequins, too!

Anita in France said...

Wow, this is so fun, Tracey ... such vibrant colours, sweet boughs and fabulous sequins ... yummy! Anita :)

Laura B. said...

Such a cute birthday card! Love the layered speech bubbles!

Susanne Vargas said...

This is so pretty! Love the speech bubbles in those happy colors and the shimmer!

Chrissie said...

I must apologise for my lack of commenting for the last few weeks during my holiday to Australia, hopefully all will be back to normal now!
This is gorgeous!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Jeanne J said...

Those colorful sequins just make the perfect finishing touch here. They are an unexpected pop of color!

maria f. said...

Aw thanks, Tracy. Ellie and I say thanks! BTW, she's getting her first haircut this week! As to the matters at hand... what a great card. Those bold graphic speech bubbles and then the teensy touch of the flowers. Uber sweet! Love the added sequins too for more shine. Thanks so much for joining my party. Maybe one day we can have a real one!