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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy Bird-Day!!

Happy Tuesday and First Day of Spring everyone!! Winter is officially over...though it has pretty much been over here since December :) I love Spring and all it represents...newness, rebirth, flowers blooming, birds chirping...that was the inspiration for my card today!! Nothing says Spring like the hummingbirds returning :)

I used my Art Nouveau cart for the first time. I've had it since Black Friday so it's about time :) My Mom's birthday is in May, so I got a head start making this card for her. She loves hummingbirds and flowers :)

The green background paper is from First Edition Spring Feast Paper. The mauve background paper with khaki swirls is from K&Company. The rest of the solid papers are DCWV Textured Stack.

How beautiful is this hummingbird?? We have a charm of hummingbirds that arrive in early spring and stay throughout the summer. It grows to over two dozen and I'm making hummer food every other day for like six feeders, but they are so beautiful and worth it...they look just like this!! There are times I can't go out on the deck...there are so many, it's like a swarm of bees :()

I cut him at 2.5"...a little smaller than the recommended 3" and I had to cut him a few times to get it to cut without tearing the paper. I attached all his wing layers with foam tape for dimension.

I thought this vase was just gorgeous...I love the beautiful flower design. I embossed the base with Swiss Dots and offset some of the layers for depth. I also attached the flowers and vines with foam tape for dimension, and added crystals.

The gorgeous crinkle ribbon is from my friend Karen of Little Scrap Pieces. I added a flower from Flower Shoppe and a little butterfly charm from my stash.

The labels are Spellbinders Labels 3 and I embossed the bottom black label with the Swirls embossing folder. Happy bird-day is from K Andrew Designs Owly Hoo stamp set, one of my favorites:

Click HERE to purchase your own set or to see the entire line!!

I am entering the card in the following challenges:
  1. FCCB #103 - Celebrate Spring: include at least 3 flowers (carts used: Art Nouveau; Flower Shoppe)
  2. Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge - Things With Wings
  3. Birthday Sundaes Challenge #48 - Animal Birthday Card
  4. Sentimental Sundays Challenge #94 - Metal (butterfly charm)
  5. 2 Sisters Challenge Blog Challenge #83 - Spots and Dots (on the vase)
Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Tomorrow is another super-fun challenge at Decorate to Celebrate so be sure to stop back by :)


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Lisa and Happy Blog Anniversary.

I just love all the details you add to your cards, fantastic!

Hugs, Lori m

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Bee-utiful with the Hummingbird & detail on the vase. So wonderfully 3D.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW you have made a stunning creation for your mum. The flower vase is so amazing with its textures and 3 dimensional nature!!

Rhonda Emery said...

beautiufl card. love it

Creations by Shirl said...

Very pretty Lisa,
love everything about it, great colour choices too for the card...

Jessica Buffa said...

Sweet Lisa, your mom is sure to love this! My mom's bird-day is in May, too. Awesome dimension, and you know I have always been a fan of your choice of embossing on your projects. KUDOS SWEET BLEND!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

It's just gorgeous Lisa.. The hummingbird is beautiful. How fun to have so many hummingbirds come to upur nack yard. Then I saw the vase. So sure your mom is going too love this.

Gwen said...

So beautiful!

Georgiana said...

What a gorgeous card. Love all the dimension you added to these wonderful cuts. I am adding this cart to my wish list.

Happy Spring!
Carson's Creations

Beckie said...

OH WOW!!! Gorgeous.

Be blessed, Beckie

Judy said...

Oh my, Lisa, I believe you have once again completely outdone yourself!! Your eye for color and layering is perfect ... you certainly never disappoint with your projects :-) I may just have to go buy that cart.

Larelyn said...

Oh, Lisa, this is a stunning card. The hummingbird is amazing and I'm in love with the vase. Your embossing and dimension are just fantastic additions.

L.B. said...

Just beautiful..your mom is very lucky!


This is gorgeous!! I love all the details you put on it (the flowers, embossing and the charm) your mom is going to love it!!

Karen said...

My sweet and talented friend, this is one of my favorite cards from you. :o) (You make me say that a lot.) As a nature lover (and a pink/green lover), I could seriously stare at this all day. What incredible cuts you used! I had no idea that cart had such incredible images. Although, it takes a master designer like yourself to bring out the utmost beauty. :o) Every detail, every accent, every millimeter is bursting with divine beauty. Le sigh. I am a happy camper when I look at this. :o) Your mom is going to LOVE it. Have a sparkly day, Lisa!

Hugs and blessings!

Heather Lynn said...

Oh my goodness...beautiful!! So pretty Lisa!! Thanks for coming by my blog, following, and leaving me a sweet comment!! hugs, hl

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely gorgeous card you did a very nice job - love it!!!

Unknown said...

WOW!! You did a fabulous job on your card. I can really appreciate all the hard work you have put into getting all those layers to line up.
Excellent job!

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Wow Lisa your card is so beautiful! Good luck with the challanges!

Veronica JrDT- sister

Unknown said...

Lisa I love this beautiful card. Your Mom is going to cherish it. This is the style of card you do I love the best. Don't miss understand I love everything you do, but these are so beautiful!

Hugs, Pam

Amy said...

Beautiful card- truly any mother would love!! I love the fancy way you did the flowers on the pot! Gorgeous my friend :)Amy

Crafty Loops said...

This card is truly stunning Lisa. Lee x

BrendaB said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the delicate images and the layering! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

Anonymous said...

Lisa it is beautiful!

Yoshiras time to craft said...

Stunning!love the spring colors and scene card.How i would love to see those humming birds that visit you.Hope you can take some photos.

Maribel said...

This card is gorgeous! I passed up this cart on black Friday and I've been kicking myself over it since that day! This hummingbird looks beautiful!

Sherrie K. said...

This is gorgeous Lisa! the details are just fabulous. I absolutely love the vase...so details and pretty! I have a honey suckle that the hummingbirds just love every yr. They are so beautiful, ha? Great card ...do you ever have a bad card?? lol! You are amazing!
Sherrie K

Creative Diva said...

Gorgeous details Lisa. Your card is incredible.


katieo said...

Very pretty. I love the dimension on the vase and all of the intricate details

AmyJRockstar said...

OMG, Lisa! This is exquisite!!! I so miss you, darling, but am so happy you are joining the challenges at FCCB. This is such an extraordinary card. I can't believe all the details and layers you put on this card! How long did it take you, may I ask? I am so impressed. Well, that's nothing new, now is it? ;) Your work is always spectacular, but I must say this has to be one of the prettiest cards I've ever seen! Wow you have such talent, my Dear!!! So blessed to have been on FCCB with you and even more blessed to have you as a friend. Thank you for always inspiring me and for joining us this week.

Amy Jo (FCCB DT member & former coordinator)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Karenladd said...

Wow, this is a work of art!! Everything about this card is just incredible and so, so beautiful!!

Norma said...

Hi Lisa:) WOW! WOW!! this card is just GORGEOUS!! Love all the detail and the soft colors. Beautiful. BTW I love how you created the basket on the card below and that lion OMG!! fantastic. You amaze me every time my friend with your amazing creations!

tellana said...

Gorgeous card - all those details and colors - love it!

Seahorse Creations said...

Beautiful card, I just purchased this cart and still need to try it out. Love the vase cut on it.

Miranda said...

Gorgeous! I love all the soft colors. The Hummingbird is adorable! Another cart to add to my wish list. LOL
Miranda :)

Karen said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors you used and the butterfly charm is adorable! :)


Shelly said...

Oh my gosh....I'm in LOVE! This is BEAUTIFUL! This card screams SPRING! SO many gorgeous details, I LOVE that ribbon and sweet flower in the middle!
Just such a GORGEOUS card!
Have a WONDERFUL night my sweet friend!

Sheila said...

this is really amazing!
Sheila, FCCB DT

Karen said...

not enough words to define how beautiful this is!

Cathy said...

Oh my...I love everything about this card..1, I love hummingbirds, can not wait for them to return,2your colors, and 3 the cuts, wish I could get the art Nouveau cartridge:( Great job!!!

scrappinC said...

Oh My Lisa your card is so beautiful it almost takes my breath away. I just love humming birds, they are so beautiful. I am so jealous that you have so many visit your place. We get a few here and I am always so excited when they arrive. Love the vase you used on your card.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful design my friend,
Cindy Lou

Ashley Horton said...

This is such a pretty card and the humming bird is absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with us @ Frosted Designs!! :)

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful. That hummingbird is stunning. The vase is incredible with all the layers.

Cindy Beland said...

Oh my gosh Lisa,This is just GORGEOUS my friend!I LOVE everything about it,BEAUTIFUL job!Thank you for joining us over at FCCB this week!:)

Jayne said...

Gorgeous card Lisa.Just love the hummingbird and your beautiful vase.Stunning detail.
jayne x

Susan said...

Wow! Beautiful! I love all the detail you did on this Lisa. I have that cartridge and other than 1 cut I've been stumped. I'm just in awe of what you did with it, that vase..wow! I haven't seen many hummingbirds since I've been in Minnesota but I could watch them all day. They ones I've seen here don't stay very long though.

I have to tell you, I loved the Basketball card. That net...what a good idea to use the package from oranges. The lamb/lion card was cute also!


Jennipher said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning! The butterfly charm is perfect for our metal challenge. Thanks for sharing at Sentimental Sundays!

Bea said...

this is really pretty and I love all the elements you have used to create it

DIANA L. said...

I missed this the other day This is so beautiful WOW what can I say you did an absolutely gorgeous job. The flower pot is incredible and all your elements are so nicely done. This would be the kind of card that would cheer me up if I got it.

Janice said...

How lovely - what a beautiful card, Jx

SAMARA said...

Lisa I had to study every little bit of this to take it all in. What a huge amount of work you did on this to make it so ultra beautiful! Smiles, Samara DT - SENTIMENTALS

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so pretty! Love the great ribbon and details! Sorry I am behind on visiting, I have been under the weather! Glad to be catching up!

Sarah said...

This is very pretty! I love all the die cuts you used! It must've taken quite some time to piece them all together, but it was definitely worth it! Thanks for playing along with us @ Frosted Designs!

scrapqueen141 said...

Your card is so great, I absolutely love it! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

Valchen said...

Just gorgeous! I love the colours and the paper pieced birds! Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge!

smyiow said...

This card reminds me of my grandmother. This is something this would have loved. It is so beautiful and dainty, she loved hummingbirds so much. Thanks for the memories and happy thoughts!!

Hugs!! Shannon

kimberlyann207 said...

Wow!!!! This card is stunning! I can't even think of enough adjectives to tell you how amazing and beautiful it is! I hope you won some of those challenges with it ... You really deserved to! I love love love it! Thanks so much for sharing it on your blog!

AmyJRockstar said...

By far, you are one of the most talented designers I have ever known. Your work is never less than stellar. You are amazing, girl! This is soooooooo beautiful and the colors are just perfection! I so agree with Kimberlyann207...There are not enough adjectives to describe this card. Congrats for making the Top 5 at FCCB! You definitely deserve that spot! Miss having you on the team, Sweetie, but am so glad you're still joining in! ;)

XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB DT member & follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com


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