June 16, 2008

A BIRTHDAY CARD - YEP, IT'S PURPLE!

Hi All! I hope everyone enjoyed their day yesterday in some form or fashion! We had a very nice evening once Tony got home from his trip and he LOVES his new Ipod - I had loaded it up with all his favorite music so he is set to go! So, today is my MILs birthday and of course I needed to make her a card. Well, her favorite color is purple - yep, purple, which is DEFINITELY not a favorite of mine BUT since it IS her birthday, I decided that I could make the sacrifice and use some purple - LOL! She is also a HUGE fan of that sassy character Maxine so I figured our Sassy Suzie stamp set is close enough to live up to her! I know she will get a kick out of it, this set is soooo her! I am very lucky - I am very close to my MIL and I consider her a friend...we go shopping, hang out, talk on the phone - it's nice! Especially since she only lives 15 minutes away - LOL! I also did the inside since I am giving it as a birthday card so here is a picture to show you. I used the cake stamp from the Birthday Whimsy stamp set and added some dazzling diamonds to give it a little bit of bling! I think it is a fun card and she will like it - I know my husband thought it was funny! So, I will leave you with the recipe. Also, stay tuned because in the next few days, I will have some exciting news to share with you - I can't wait!! Until tomorrow, toodles!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Elegant Eggplant card stock, Lovely Lilac card stock, Naturals White card stock, Flowers For You Designer Series Paper
Stamps - Birthday Whimsy, Sassy Suzie
Inks - Stampin' write markers, Lovely Lilac Classic Stampin' Pad, Black Stazon
Accessories - Ticket Corner Punch, Photo Corners Punch, Silver brads, Build-a-Brad, 3/4 inch circle punch, mat stack and paper piercer, Elegant Eggplant narrow grosgrain ribbon , dimensionals, two-way glue, dazzling diamonds, square rhinestone brads, slit punch

29 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic Alex! I, personally, love purple...haha...paired with a yellow...love it! Your card is GREAT and I'm sure your MIL will love it!

Scrappy Girl said...

LOL! This is too funny. One of my BFFs birthday is today. I made her an all purple card using Sassy Suzy and the "You're not intimidated by my beauty" phrase. What a coincidence to see your card posted.

scrapnnMO said...

oh what a beautiful card! Of course purple is my all time favorite color! Lovely design! :)

Patsy said...

What a cute card. Purple is one of my favorite colors. LOve that stamp.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is fabulous Alex! I think all the purples look great and I'm sure she'll love it. Great layout, I love the photo corners and ribbon. :)

tyrymom29 said...

Love that card its Great !!

Lauren said...

Alex - This cards is so pretty and fun! I really like what you did with the photo corners - you are so clever girl!

suzann said...

Very cute card!

Melissa said...

I must admit that I'm not a huge purple fan either, but because my mother is, I've learned to like it a little more! It almost sounds like your MIL and my mother are the same person - a sassy purple lover! LOL! :-)

Many Blessings,
M.

Sharon said...

What a Hoot! I love the card and purple isn't so bad (I'm partial to red). Still working on your challenge.

Flossie's Follies said...

This is so cute,love how you used the corners on the card.

Erin... said...

Funny card!!! Love the build a brad!! I think it looks great in purple!

papel1 said...

I love the card, even the purple!
Judy

ScrapMomOf2 said...

This is really cute! I'm sure she'll love it!

Beth Norman said...

Cute card. What a nice card for a purple lover. I'm right beside you with the colour purple. In fact, I was in my drawing class today and spotting something purple and I thought about how much I dislike that colour. No idea why. Funny. You still have me thinking about the one LO a week thing. I think I just might do it.

Nikki Bond said...

It looks wonderful Alex! I'm sure she'll be so happy that you used all that purple! I love how you used the photo corners too...very original! {SMILES}

Tracy.H said...

Very cute! I am sure that she will love it! :0)

Shannon McGann said...

This card is just too funny! How nice of you to sacrifice and make a purple card for your MIL! ;) I personally love purple, so I think it's beautiful! TFS.

Latisha said...

I want to know your fantastic new now >"< Cute card...what a fun present to give your hubby. We love our ipods, I can't travel or workout without mine. One of the father's day gifts I gave my dh was an itunes gift card.
Looking at your card I just realized I hardly ever use purple in my cards...need to change that.

Deborah said...

Perfect purple card for you MIL! SO cute and I love the inside too! Hugs, Deb

Carolyn King said...

super cute stamp--love the purple!

Leslie Miller said...

Hey, I like purple! It doesn't work its way into my stamping very often--I'm not sure why. I'll bet your MIL is going to love this!

Deb said...

This is beautiful Alex, the colours are gorgeous and I love that stamp

Diane said...

Too cute! I'm sure your MIL will
adore it!!!

Ila said...

Love this card Alex!! love the colors and Sassy Suzy is one of my fav sets...even though I have not had time to use it...lol!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Very cute card! I love the corner punches because they look like arrows pointing the temperature up! Wonderful card!

Rose Ann said...

I love this, and the color purple is lookin' mighty fine!! Adorable!!

Manna said...

Purple and chocolate! What a woman your MIL is! This card is too funny!

malieta said...

Very cute card Alex, your MIL is going to love it!