Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Happy birthday, Gina!


Let's Party!  All of you who are visiting are invited to party with us by hopping along with our design team...starting with Cammie! Each designer is bringing a birthday card and a virtual party item for the celebration!  I am bringing some flowers for the table and plates/utensils so we can eat cake!  Isn't it appropriate that for girls who LOVE papercrafting, this place setting is totally paper?!

How about someone taking home a party favor? If you head on over to Gina's Blog and leave her some birthday love, you might be one of TWO lucky people to receive a FREE stamp set!

I love celebrating holidays, but to me, no day is more special than your very own birthday!  You're the only you there is, and the day God chose for you to make your entrance into His world is special indeed and worth celebrating in a big way every single year!

Gina, Happy Birthday!  It is a privilege to be invited to your party and to be able to wish you the happiest birthday ever!  May today be filled with friends, fun, laughter and warm birthday wishes.  You are such a blessing to me and to so many in the world of stamping.  I'm hoping that this summer I'll be able to actually meet you IRL and give you a big belated birthday hug!

My card is made with grass green and ocean mist Pure Luxury card stock and Basic Grey Marjolaine designer paper, which I *think* is one of Gina's current favorite color combos!  The flowers are from Asela's set, Flowers for Daisy; they were stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copic markers.  Their centers are given texture with sage ultrafine Flower Soft and their petals a little sparkle with a Copic Spica glitter pen.  All of the paper edges were inked with Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink.  I also inked the ribbon before tying the bow with the Bow Easy.  The layout is based upon this week's StampTV sketch spotlight, although I changed the oval to a rectangle to fit my choice of images.  The birthday sentiment inside is from Floral Wreath, and I'm wishing it for you, Gina!  :)  Happy Birthday!  May all your wishes come true!

You're visiting Emily next!  Have fun!

131 comments:

  1. Wowza, Deb! This is so beautiful. Love that paper.

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  2. Beautiful, beautiful card, Deb! What a fun party!

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  3. Oh Deb, that card is to die for beautiful. And the place setting is just perfect! Now I want cake! LOL! Thank you so much. I am looking very forward to that hug in Chicago! XOXOXO

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  4. LOVE your card.
    I love Gina K and will have to be sure to tell her Happy Birthday.
    Susie
    susies@twcny.rr.com

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  5. OMGosh... LOVE the place setting!!! How fab that you found that!!! Your card is sooo pretty!! Perfect for any table!!

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  6. Oh, my goodness, what a beautiful card. I love the paper and the color combination is so pretty. And the place setting is just perfect!

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  7. Deb- The flowers are gorgeous- glad you were invited to the party and shared your creation!

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  8. A Cyber Birthday Party!! How fun is this!!
    Beautiful card!

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  9. Wow, Deb! The flowers are beautiful! Love your gorgeous card! Thanks so much for doing this for Gina!

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  10. Beautiful card. Love the place setting.

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  11. What a lovely card and those flowers really are perfect for the party.

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  12. This is a great party and your card is so rich looking, Gina sure is lucky to get all these lovely cards!!!

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  13. Love the background paper and the flowers look so soft and delicate, thank you for sharing your work. jman4@comcast.net

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  14. Gorgeous card for Gina, Deb! I love the papers you used! The place setting is so cool!

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  15. Beautiful card! So like Gina.........I'm sure she will love it!

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  16. Great card. I'm enjoying the party.

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  17. A truly beautiful bouquet Deb!!!! And what a cool papercrafted setting!! How fun!!

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  18. Gorgeous card!!! WOW!!! I love it!!! Great use of colours!!! Amazing!!

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  19. It's so wonderful to read all the lovely comments about working with Gina. She is as nice in person as she is on "stage" I'm glad you all appreciate her as she does you!

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  20. Fun card.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  21. Beautiful card, inside and out.
    Gina, Wishing U a Very Happy Birthday.
    The More Candles,
    The Bigger the Wish!

    ColleenB.

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  22. What a great card! Love the table setting too.

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  23. What a beautiful card for a very beautiful lady.

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  24. A wonderful card with great colors. I, too, like to put my sentiments on the inside. Gina does so much for all of us.

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  25. Fab color choices and the place setting is just such a cute added touch! :D

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  26. LOVE the place setting and your card is gorgeous! What an awesome Birthday Surprise for Gina!!

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  27. FABULOUS card Deb....stunning! Love your paper place setting too...too cool!

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  28. gorgeous card Deb and what a sweet, sweet post!

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  29. So pretty and wow, the inside is as nice as the outside!

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  30. Wow, beautiful card. Nice of y'all to surprise Gina this way. Love all the inspiration I get from all you gals.
    granmaknit@aol.com

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  31. OMGosh what a beautiful card! I love the colors and flowers are always a fave. Beautifully done!

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  32. Daisey Daisey love 'em! Beautiful card! Happy Happy to GK!! I hope she has finger foods if she needs to eat with that place-setting!!!

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  33. Love your place setting and such beautiful flowers to place on the table!

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  34. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous both inside and out.

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  35. Wow Deb! This is gorgeous!!! You picked the perfect dp for this image and colored it to perfection! What a fun party!!! Happy Birthday Gina!!!

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  36. Beautiful card..love the color combo...she will love it.

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  37. Awesome!! i love the colours and this stamps, it really looks so beautiful. Great job.

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  38. Oh this card is very beautiful!! Gina will love it!

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  39. Beautiful card, I love the color combo, I never would have thought of that! and your comment on birthdays being special was beautiful!

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  40. Very nice flower card and place setting. I am so glad I was invited to Gina's party
    http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

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  41. Very pretty card (love the flowers) and love that place setting too!

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  42. Ohhhhhhhh ... I love this lovely card ... and the place setting in paper is so PERFECT too!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY GINA!

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  43. Your coloring is fabulous!! TFS By the way, I'll help clean-up the dishes!!

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  44. Very nice. I just love the daisys. Like the placesetting, too. No dishes to wash!

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  45. I just love the color blue and your card is awesome....well done
    zullu26@aol.com

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  46. A very beautiful card! The colors are outstanding! I have subscribed to your blog.

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  47. Beautiful rich colors, a very, very classy Birthday card....

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  48. Love it. Perfect DP with your daisies.

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  49. Gorgeous Card, thanks so much for sharing.

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  50. What a thoughtful idea. You are the best. Gina is a very lucky lady to have all of you in her life.Love the paper and your card.

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  51. Lovely flower decos!!!!! Nice paper and coloring!

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  52. Beautiful card. Love the colors!

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  53. Such a divine card - and those colors -oooh, la, la. If I were Gina (I wish I had her talent)I would surely love this card and also your wonderful words.

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  54. Wow! Love the designer paper, may have to go shopping a bit... Happy Birthday Gina

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  55. Beautiful card. This blog hop has been amazing!

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  56. A beautiful card made by a beautiful lady for a beautiful lady - can't get any better than that!!

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  57. Love the table flowers Deb and that place setting is fabulous. Where did it come from? Just love it. Great job.
    Marcie

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  58. Beautiful card! love the paper place setting! RosieG(gramig05)

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  59. What a beautiful card! I love the rich colors.

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  60. LOL, lovely flowers and table setting for the party Deb. Your card is very pretty too. Gina is lucky to have so many great friends who care about her so much.

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  61. Very lovely. Unusual color choices.

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  62. Rich colors~ this is a very pretty card~ Happy birthday Gina.

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  63. Beautiful card... the colors are great together.

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  64. Gorgeous place setting and perfect as paper! Beautiful card!

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  65. I LOVE what you girls are doing AND I LOVE the colors you used... so RICH!!!

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  66. Deb, the card is incredible! Love the way you selected dp and image that go together so perfectly. You gals on the DT are fabulous to do this virtual party!!

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  67. How cute, love your plates/utensils setting!! But your card is gorgeous and I love the inside, it is just as beautiful as the front!!!

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  68. What a great birthday card for Gina. Great color choices.

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  69. Very nice card, and classic colors! I also love the matching inside, so wonderful!

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  70. Very elegant card!

    Val

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  71. Wow! What flowers and table setting for Gina's birthday!! I would love to receive this gorgeous card. Happy Birthday, Gina!!!

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  72. Deb your card is so pretty and I just LOVE the colors you used.....well done!

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  73. This card is breath taking! I love the colors, stamping, just everything, it is simply the most! TFS!

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  74. Beautiful card. Love the browns and blues. You did a great job coloring!

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  75. Beautiful choice of papers, colors, and one o my very favorite stamps!

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  76. Oh what a beautiful card, your flowers are gorgeous!

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  77. These would look good on any table and great on mine lol! great job!

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  78. Your place setting and floral arrangement look perfect for Gina's birthday party!

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  79. The card is so pretty! Love the colors and paper!

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  80. Beautiful flowers and what a lovely place setting for the woman of the hour.

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  81. Totally, "Deb elegant"! Gorgeous.

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  82. what a beautiful card! i love the dp and the card is so elegant!
    sandyh
    sandyha at comcast dot net

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  83. Totally wonderful colors - outside and inside! -- I love the paper place setting.

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  84. What a lovely card! I am sure that Gina will love it. :D

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  85. Lovely card! Great way to celebrate Gina's birthday

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  86. Another fantastic card for Gina!

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  87. WOW! I really love this card. My favorite colors and flowers. It's just beautiful. T4S Hugs!!

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  88. Great place setting!! Beautiful card--great coloring.

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  89. Love your card. Loving the blues. Happy Birthday to Gina.

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  90. This is just beautiful Deb--the papers and colors are gorgeous. You did a fabulous job on this and that paper place setting is so much fun ;)
    PS--it may be gray in FL but I BET it's much warmer than here, lol!

    hugz,
    Suzanne

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  91. there's nothing like beautiful flowers to grace the party table! Thank you ! I love everything about this party!

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  92. Thought I recognized that sketch! You did a great job on the card!! I just know Gina will love it and the paper place setting. But....how you gonna eat the cake and other goodies?????

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  93. Great place settings. I am already for cake by the beachfront house. Gina will love your card as I do. Party on....

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  94. Excellent card, luv the daisies!! I'm ready for cake at your place setting. :)

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  95. pretty color combination
    kattfiveinfo at gmail dot com

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  96. Deb, Your floral card is beautiful inside and out. Happy Bday GinaK!! =D

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  97. Ahh, that "place setting" is fantastic, and that floral card is so beautiful. Love how much care you took for the cardfront and inside.

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  98. Your flowers are wonderful! And I want your placesetting!

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  99. A lovely job on the flowers and the whole card! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  100. What a pretty color combo on this card! Happy happy birthday Gina!

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  101. Deb, this card is beautiful! I've always been partial to florals, and your vase of blossoms is truly lovely!

    ~Bev

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  102. Deb your card is gorgeous inside and out! Love the color combo and sweet flowers image.

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  103. Deb, your DP is AWESOME and reflect your flower colors sooo perfectly. (the joy of Copics) Great work was done here!

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