Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Jessica!

Happy Birthday Jessica!
Today we're celebrating our Paper Pretties DT sister Jessica's birthday with a blog hop.  So get yourself a nice beverage and a comfy chair and come hop along with us.  There will be lots of eye candy and well wishes along the way.  You're sure to have a good time.
For this occasion I inked up the charming little mermaid "Under the Sea" stamp.  Isn't she just one of the cutest things? Well, I think so, I love mermaids so I had to have this one and Jessica's birthday was the perfect excuse to make a card with it. 
I found some paper with seashells and sea stars on it for a background, die cut and embossed the other elements.  To fancy it up a little I added some stickles to her fishy parts.  There's also some liquid pearls on the pearls in her hair but it's very difficult to see in the photo, it's not so easy to see in person either but when there's pearls I just have to try to make them look more like pearls, know what I mean?

don't forget the inside
  For the inside, just a repeat of the paper and couple die cuts for the sentiment area.  It's not much but it is dressier, isn't it?

Well, it's a blog hop so when you leave here the next stop is the terrifically talented Cindy Haffner.  I'm always inspired by what I see on Cindy's blog, you will be too so hop along.  If you get lost or need to take a break you can pop back to the beginning at the Paper Pretties blog and check out the list of participating blogs. 

Happy Birthday Jessica, have a great day, eat cake and have fun.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Paper Pretties "Under the Sea Sophia"
ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
paper - Creative Imaginations dp; Best Occasions and DCWV cs
miscellaneous - charm; copics, stickles; Liquid Pearls; MFT cork; TCP "Wave" cut ups; Nesties "Blossom"; Cuttlebug folder; SU button; ribbon

Here's the challenges:
Sweet Sunday - sketch (last week's)

Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll come back again.  Enjoy the rest of the hop!


  1. What a lovely card Chris! I love how happy and sweet she looks, really nice job!

  2. Love the mermaid and all of the "fixings"!! Awesome card!

  3. Love all the different sea elements you used. The waves are perfect too. Great card!

  4. Fabulous card Chris, I love that image & the papers are just perfect!


  5. Very cute, I love this image. Great job!

  6. Adorable - simply adorable! LOVE that mermaid so much! Thanks for the sweet birthday wishes!!

  7. Great card, I love your coloring and I love the waves and cork for sand. TFS

  8. I recognized the sketch right away - great take on it. Had no idea there was a mermaid Sophia - too cute.

  9. GREAT creation!! I LOVE that cork!!


  10. Great card love the embossing folder making the swirls looking like water. Great card great work very nice.


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