Saturday, June 8, 2013

Happy 10th Birthday to my daughter!!!

I really don't know where the time has gone! I can't believe that it has been 10 years since I became a mother - and yet today my oldest daughter is celebrating her 10th birthday! 

She has been VERY into American Girl dolls, especially the new girl of the year, Saige. I always have a hard time spending that much money on a doll, but since it was the one thing she wanted, we decided that instead of getting a few smaller gifts like we usually do, we would just get one special gift for her. She was SOOOOO excited! I don't think there are even words to cover her excitement! One of the features of this new doll had to do with hot air balloons, so it occurred to me that they would be the perfect theme for a card for her. is the birthday card I made for her: 

I decided to use the sketch for the current Designer Challenge over at My Creative Time:

I still LOVE the print and cut feature on my Silhouette Cameo! I love being able to print and perfectly cut out an image! So glad I finally decided to give it a try a while back - definitely hooked!  I cut two of these hot air balloons out in different sizes, and layered them together.

Then - since I haven't used them in a while, I decided to pull out some Action Wobbles and use those for my hot air balloons! Here are a couple pictures of them in action:

Even when they're not moving, I love the dimension that the action wobbles give to a card!

I layered it all together on some pattern paper from My Mind's Eye, some solid kraft and cream cardstock from Avery Elle, and stamped the sentiment and chevrons from My Creative Time using MFT ink. I also inked the edges of pretty much everything with distress ink.

Thanks for stopping by - and happy birthday to my sweet new 10 year old!!! Here is her with a photo of her birthday gift:


  1. Fabulous...great pic of your daughter too!

  2. A big happy birthday to your daughter, she sure looks very happy with her gift.
    I love that you made the balloons wobble, so very cute, like the cloud background!

  3. How fun! Love the wobble...and such great dimension too! Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time ~ Designer Challenge. :)

  4. What a fantastic card, Heather - and we can tell by your daughter's expression she is delighted! Belated Happy Birthday wishes to her! How thoughtful to pair aspects of the doll into your card - you are obviously a most amazing mom!! Thank you so much for commenting on my PS embossed card (I know it was a bit 'shy' with the gold, but I'm glad I tried a new card technique); you certainly added sparkle to my day! I'm thanking you on this post because I just discovered you also have MCT products in your collection - as do I! Lots of them!! I need to give them a little more love - so thank you for adding some ideas and inspiration! Have a fantastic Monday!!

  5. AWESOME job with your GREAT card, LOVE the wobble!!!Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time/Designer Challenge!!! :)

  6. OMG LOVE this card!! Love the colors of the balloon and I love the fact that it wobbles too!! Love looking at everything you make, you are just so creative!! Thanks for playing along with us at My Creative Time! Hugs, Leanne