Happy Birthday Carla!

It's our fabulous, glitter loving friend CARLA's birthday today! Actually... her birthday is tomorrow, but we thought we'd try to surprise her with a birthday blog hop a day early :) We hope your birthday is full of all things glittery and wonderful, Carla! If you're already hopping, you should have come here via the talented Eulanda... if not, just keep following & you'll end up there eventually :)

We have two cards for Carla today... from both Tara & Julie. First up is the one I (Tara) made:

I spent a lot of time contemplating what sort of image or theme I should go with for Carla's card... there are so many things she loves, it was hard to choose! But I kept coming back to this sentiment from Graphicat Designs... and I tell ya, it screamed out to me, begging to be featured on this card ;) (If it is screaming out to you, too... you'll find it is a freebie on the Graphicat Designs blog! Gotta love that!) Here's the front of my card:

... which opens up into an Easel card (hadn't done one of these for a while)! As you can see, I filled a little glass vial with some pretty Glitter Ritz glitter and I used a glue pen to apply the same glitter onto my main image, which has been layered on some glitter coated papers & embellished with glittery ribbon, a glittery brad and some glitter coated flowers! Then I added a good smattering of bling to finish it all off :)
I loved using this fabulous mirrored butterfly from my stash...

The patterned paper I used to choose my colour palette is by Pink Paislee... I adore this paper and had fun pulling out a bunch of fun embellishments for this card. Hope it brightens your day, Carla!

And here's the card Julie made:

and the inside is decked out too, but it's a surprise for Carla :) Julie used a fun Peacock stamp by Hero Arts together with Basic Grey papers, mounted on a card cut with a Grand Nestabilities die. She added assorted flowers & blingy things from our stash and adhered a Tim Holtz facets piece to paper stamped with a birthday greeting :)

Now in case I forgot to mention it... we are celebrating Carla today with a blog hop- so HOP on over and visit the amazingly talented Cheri! She'll tell you where to go from there :)


Lovely cards ladies. Love your saying and how you used it Tara. Take Care
Graphicat said…
They're both adorable and Carla will love them!
And the Glitter senti is SO carla! :)
Anonymous said…
I do love them, I do love them and definately suprized to see them and even more to see them today! Thanx Tara and Julie, I love them both and with my favorite colors and everything! Awesome! I am going to hop away Thank you so much!
Sarah said…
Both of your cards are awesome!! Tara, I love all the glitter in the bottle and the sentiment!! And Julie, your peacock is awesome and I love how you put the birthday sentiment in the facet!!
Anonymous said…
Tara that card rocks! Love the glitter in the bottle! Great idea! with that sentiment perfect! :) Julie I love your peacock he is so beautiful! Can you put he and beautiful in the same sentence!! LOL :)
Tanya S said…
Beauts girls ! even better in person!!