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Monday, August 6, 2012

Happy Birthday Flourishes

Good Morning All! Well I have been so busy. I had an evasion of carpenter ants in the ceiling of my craft room. I called an exterminator who wanted to charge me 300 and decided to call a friend and he and I did it. cut 4 squares in the ceiling on Thursday and had thousands of ants fall out, we were spraying and vacuuming. This is Monday and I still have ants falling out dead this morning. :) It is always something.

Well I decided to create this card in all of my mess :) for the Flourishes "Happy Birthday" challenge. They are celebrating 5 years. I am so happy for them, they do have some of the most beautiful images.
Recipe:
Paper: SU & memory box
Stamp: flourishes "Spring has Sprung" sentiment from SU
misc: flower from micheals and the ribbon is from SU which I created over my girlfriend Karens using the Becca Bow maker.


Have a Blessed Day

36 comments:

Olga said...

sorry bout the ants, I have never heard of this kind before......your card is beautiful!!!

Terry said...

You have so many great details on your card - the bird is colored beautifully, I love the cut-out scalloped strip and the little scallops behind the words and bird. Sorry to hear about the ants!

Hugs,

Terry

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is breathtaking. Gorgeous design and color choices. The beautiful flower and bow really are the perfect finishing touches.

jimlynn said...

This is so beautiful! Love that big flower on there and that gorgeous framed out in the oval. So pretty.

Yikes! Ants......glad you were able to save some money and get rid of them. It always amazes me how things like that find a way into the attic, etc.....but they do here too!

Lynn

Mau xx said...

oh! Becky I bet that was some task to tackle, but glad you were able to save that huge charge.
Love the card, Its gorgeous!
I love the colours together and the image is wonderful.
Hope you are well, sorry been MIA a bit of late. I have been busy at home and trying to enjoy some walks with hubby too :))
Love Mau xx

seamom said...

VERY beautiful! I like the lacy panel, the way you colored the bird, the flower you chose to position next to the ribbon bow, and the wonderful "Happy Birthday" circle. It will be a very special card for the blessed one who receives it!

irinka said...

beautiful card

Rea said...

Beautiful card. Love the image and layers. Hopefully the ants will be under control now.

Emkay said...

I hope you'll be ant free soon!

There are so many pretty elements on this card.

MaxineD said...

Another beautiful card Bekka - love your use of colour with the red on kraft.
Blessings
Maxine

Julie Short said...

I guess those ants they were either looking for a place to build or a place to demolish, Becky! So glad your friend could help you out.
I am so lucky to have my Super Star as he is fabulous at fixing and tackling all sorts of pesky things that find their way into our lives.

I love the peacefulness of your card this morning - it is soothing to me.

Tammy said...

Oh Becky your card is beautiful! Love the gorgeous image and how you've colored it! The flower is a stunning embellishment!

Gemiel said...

So sorry to hear about the ants, but glad you got it under control and saved some $$$. Beautiful card!!! Love the Becca bow :).

MiamiKel said...

How beautiful!! I love the scallop floral edge on the bottom! Wow, the ants sound like they weren't very fun! Blessings!

Donna Heber said...

Becky,

Oh my! I can feel the ants crawling on me right now! I hope this takes care of them. Your Flourishes birthday card is beautiful. Very pretty bow and coloring.

downrightcrafty said...

oh just gorgeous love the image
Hugs Kate xx

Jani Lewis said...

Very pretty card. Hope your ant problems are over soon. My MIL is having problems with them too. No fun.

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Gorgeous card. Great job coloring the bird.

Connie said...

Hi Becky, your card is beautiful and I do hope that your ant problem is solved. They are such small creatures but they can do so much damage.
It was so good to have you drop by my blog. Thank you . . . the door was fun to paint and now I can look out my window and see a little bit of Paris, LOL.
Thanks for your sweet visit and do come again, Connie :)

Rhonda Langley said...

Ants! Yuck! Had a few battles with them myself. Beautiful card! Love the bird and the edging!

Caroline D. said...

Your card is gorgeous! That blue bird image is sweet and you colored it wonderfully. Blue birds are one of my favorite birds and we have several boxes out with them living in them. Sorry about your ants... that can't be fun... gave me the shivers just reading about it. Good luck!

Lynn McAuley said...

It's no fun with the ants!! I hope you are rid of them soon!

Beautiful work with this pretty bird! Love the wonderful punched panel and great ribbon and blossom!

sue morris said...

So pretty! and what a fun celebration. :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Ooh la la!! Stunning Becky!! Love the image, your coloring, the layout and all the clean space. So elegant!
hugs,
Chris

Cheryl said...

Becky, What an awful mess that must have been. I'm so sorry you had to deal with that.

Stunning card, and such wonderful detail.

Kathy and Lucky said...

Well, you sure came up with a gorgeous card in all the mess :) So pretty with the image and the flower. I remember those nasty little insects when we lived in New England and they get in so quietly. Good Luck that things calm down.

Silke Ledlow said...

Rebekka, your birthday card is so beautiful...love all the white space :) !!! Thank you for celebrating with us...hugs ~S~

Cindy Haffner said...

So BEAUTIFUL!!~

dpkennedy said...

Very pretty card! I love that image! Eew on the ants though, lol! I hope you don't find any more!

Thanks for playing with Flourishes!

Shannon White said...

Aww, this is such a Sweet Cheery and Pretty Birthday card all at the same time! 8-) Love the Sweet image and Pretty lacy border and Lovely flower and bow too!
8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! This is absolutely gorgeous, Becky....what a beautiful bird image and I'm lovin all the white space!!!!!

Dawn Mercedes said...

love the blue bird!

Karen B. said...

Your card is beautiful, great coloring on the kraft paper.

Denise Marzec said...

This is so beautiful, Becky! Love that bird image and the bright pink embellishments!

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful card Becky.I think this is the best I've seen with this image!!

Tania said...

This card is so beautiful. I love the detail.