Friday, May 20, 2011

Bar's Birthday Blog Hop (on Bellarific Friday!)


How many of you can say you have a bestest friend who also shares the same passion that you do for a particular hobby? I am lucky enough to have such a friend in Barbara Anders! We both LOVE papercrafting so much, and are each other's cheerleaders day in and day out! So it was only natural for me to honor her today on her birthday with a Birthday Blog Hop!!! I gathered together as many of her stamping friends and fellow design team members today as I could find, and asked them all to help me wish her a very special Happy Birthday! So I hope you'll take the time today to check out the hop list at the end of this post! Or if you want to just hop from blog-to-blog, you can go from here to Broni Holcombe's blog, and keep following the links in each post!

For my birthday card for Bar, my Mavis Builds a Sandcastle image from Stamping Bella was a natural choice (plus today is Bellarific Friday, of course!) If you didn't already know it, Bar is a mommy to eight cats (and I've met them all!) Plus, she just got back from a little trip to Myrtle Beach (where I'm sure she looked just as cute as Mavis in her swimsuit!) so I thought this'd be a perfect card for Bar. Our Bellarific Friday challenge today is a sketch from Paulabella, so I used my new Lime Twist "Happy Go Lucky" papers for my design. The sentiment is computer-generated.
Stop over at Blogabella to check out all the other delicious creations using Paulabella's sketch, and leave a comment while you're there! One lucky commenter can win some Bella Bucks! And then play along with us for next week's challenge... a navy, kraft and green color challenge... for another chance to win!

And if you'd like to check out all the birthday creations today for Bar, here is the complete list...


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BESTEST FRIEND! I HOPE YOUR BIRTHDAY IS AS FABULOUS AS YOU ARE!!!

28 comments:

debby4000 said...

Adorable gorgeous card Tammy.
luv
debby

StampOwl said...

love this

Teresa said...

Such a cute card. Love the statement.!!!

teegee7617 said...

Soooo cute!

Barbara said...

I can assure you Mavis is *much* cuter than I am in a swimsuit, LOL!!!! She is adorable and you couldn't have picked a better image for this!!

Thank you again, sweet friend--I'm overwhelmed!

Lynn said...

This is absolutely adorable Tammy! Your coloring on this sweet image looks incredible!

Julie Koerber said...

This is too cute Tammy and what a fun thing to be able to say that she's one of your besties! I'm sure she appreciates you rounding up us gals--- very thoughtful! Your card is just darling and your coloring -- just divine!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is GORGEOUS Tammy! LOVE Mavis and your coloring is SPECTACULAR!!! LOVE that sentiment too!!

Wanda Cullen said...

The perfect card for Barbara and so, so cute! That sentiment just makes me smile! Very sweet of you to organize the blog hop for her!

Summerthyme Studio said...

What an awesome card Tammy! Just gorgeous!

Hugs

Vicki

Dana White said...

Oh Mavis is so cute & the stripes are PURRFECT!! Have a great weekend Tammy

Cindy Haffner said...

What a SWEETIE!!!

LeAnne said...

Haha! This is sooooo cute! Bar is gonna love it!

dpkennedy said...

Absolutely adorable! Your coloring on this image is perfection!

Lisa R. said...

Happy cheery card. Adorable image. Love the sentiment. Happy Birthday Barbara! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Silke Ledlow said...

Super duper cute card Tammy! Thank you so much for making this so special for Barb and for inviting me to hop along! Hugs ~S~

Pam Young said...

very cute card!

Pam Young said...

Very cute card!!

Makiko Jones said...

This is so cute Tammy! Love the sentiment!

Robin McK said...

Hey Tammy!
I LOVE this! The papers are perfect, and your Mavis is a little cutie!

Cathy Rulli said...

oOw cute!!!

Crafty Cath said...

Super card - super sentiments - super friend! How very thoughtfull of you sistah! And I love the tie in to your card.

Pauline said...

Tammy, Mavis is adorable. Fantastic job on the colouring! Great papers and layout as well.

Betty Wright said...

Adorable card, Tammy! The image is so sweet and colored to perfection! Fabulously done!

Ebru Vatansever said...

I wish I looked that good in a swim suit :-)
Your card absolutely rocked Girlfriend, LOVE IT !!!

Kristin Eberline said...

Oh Tammy...your coloring is stunning, girl! Love your color palette and the fun image/sentiment you chose. You are such a sweet, thoughtful friend for pulling this blog hop together!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

This is absolutely DARLING! I love the take on the sketch and you did a terrific job putting this together for Bar! SO SO cute!

Jessie/knightrone said...

SOOOOO super duper CUTE!!! You rock!