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Monday, April 18, 2011

Christy's Sweet 16

Christy is my youngest daughter, now 21 and on her own thus leaving us with an empty nest. She is blonde, blue-eyed, bubbly, and very loving. We are very proud of her and who she has become and is still becoming. I went all out making this card for her 16th birthday in 2005. As you can guess, she likes purple (as much as I like orange) so I used everything purple I could think of. Paper, ink, and ribbons are all purples - and way too various in origin to begin to tell you where they all came from or what brand they are, I have a huge stash that dates back 7 or 8 years.

You can see all the various crafting techniques and types of products on the card front. I quilled the center flower and ahdered it to embossed handmade paper. That topper is layered onto mulberry paper and adhered to the card that is stamped (I know the heart and scroll is CTMH). The top ribbon is threaded through eyelets. The bottom is torn layers of paper, mulberry and caedstock.

The inside top shows the torn paper and ribbon. I enlarged and darkened the handwritten text so you could read it. I used some of the text from a Blue Mountain Arts card I purchased as inspiration and if you like it and want to use some of it for a card of your own, that is fine with me :o)

This photo of Christy was taken on her Myrtle Beach Vacation with family friends. It is blurry because it was actually taken by a 2 year old little girl!

A friend of Christy's who is a fabulous artist decided to draw pictures of some of his facebook friends and so she set it as her profile picture as of March 20th to current April 18, 2011. It just deserved to be here since it is awesome art.

I hope you like this blog of my daughter and 16th birthday card, it is very close to my heart. I would love to see your comments.

Many Blessings, Deborah


  1. Wow that is a gorgeous daughter and what a lovely drawing! That is a truly talented friend and what a special gift to have. Thanks for sharing this purple confection. :) Pretty job. Thanks for coming alongside Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week!

  2. Thank you Peggy for becoming my second follower! I hope I entered the challenge properly, I am just now trying to learn how. Blessings sister in Christ!

  3. Such a nice card and what a beautiful drawing of a beautiful young lady! Thank you for joining us this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ! Happy Easter!

  4. WOW, what a beautiful card and your daughter's drawing....double WOW!! Thanks so much for joining us over at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  5. I love your purple creation - the whole card is wonderful but I especially like the quilling. Your daughter is very pretty and that is a superb picture of her. You must be very proud. :-D

    Ike xx

  6. this is such a great project!! love those colors and your detail is fab! thanks for playing at frosted designs!!

    great sketch!!

  7. Pretty card... and wow what a wonderful artist... just perfect

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  8. Hi Deborah

    Such a lovely card you created for your daughter's 16th. I lvoe that gorgeous little quilled flower. Such lovely verse inside too.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

  9. Oh wow... this is truly gorgeous! I'm sure your DD loved it! I love the drawing of her too! Wow! Beautiful girl and great artwork! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! I saw this on MIM too!

  10. What a treasured keepsake I bet this is . Thank you for sharing this little titbit of family loving memories. Thanks for linking to Make it Monday .

  11. Beautiful! Your daughter, the card and the drawing! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Make It Monday - it brought a tear to my eye!

    Mary J x


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