Friday, June 5, 2009

Happy Birthday to ME!

Yup, it is not only Bellarific Friday, but it is also my birthday. Not just any old birthday, a BIG ONE....think of that half century mark...yes sirreee...i hit the big 5-0 today! Mentally I only feel about 22....must be all those Dave Matthews concerts that we go to!

On a Dave note, if you are a Sirius subscriber, did you know it was all Dave, 24 hours a day, all week, this week on the Jam channel to celebrate the release of the bands new CD! AND today the band is playing live on the plaza in New York and will be on the the Today show...I am a Today show JUNKIE! I've already warned my pod mates that I WILL be late for work this morning so I can watch it. Heck, it's my b'day...I think I deserve it!



In honor of this landmark day I just HAD to color up one of my fav images OF ALL TIME and that would be Stella with an olive on top. It was funny when I was colorin' her because hubs asked what I was doing and I said I was making myself a b'day card! LOL!. Actually I love her so much, I think I'll keep her, heck I should have mailed it to myself! Now I don't drink your traditional James Bond 007 martinis that are shaken, not stirred...I'm more of a cosmo, appeltini kinda girl. The fun, fruity, girly kinda martinis. That's me.

I couldn't have been happier with this weeks sketch by our own Karen Motzabella because it worked perfectly with my fav Stella. I chose the colors based on the Basic Grey Wisteria paper but ended up using a different sheet than I originally thought! The beauty of Basic Grey...if your colors match one paper in the palette, it will likely match another. I wanted to fuss up the sketch a bit so I used the scallopped square nestabilities on the main image, the EK success Scallopped Scallop border punch to divide the two papers and a flat backed pearl in light olive for the center of the flower. When I had it all layed out in front of me it looked 'bottom heavy'. Now i didn't want to add to much on top, so I decided to pull out maisy's polkadots, ink them up with the Essential Glue pad and add some hero arts glitter. It gave the perfect amount of airy bling I was looking for. Now there were several sentiments I could have selected but I thought oh happy day was fitting for my special day! You can bet that I'll be celebrating with one of those girly martinis!

For your next birthday, I suggest you do like I just did...make yourself a card!

Don't forget to check out Emily's blog today and feast your eyes on all the other eye candy that will be posted! Plus leaving a comment could win you some bella bucks! And as always....have a fantastic weekend!

34 comments:

Kerry said...

Happy birthday to you Linda!!! Can't believe you are the big 5-Oh..you certainly don't look it :) Love your card to yourself...hope you have a great day.

dolcreations said...

Happy Birthday Linda!!!
Your card is stunning. Your colouring is just so out of the box!
Thanks for inspiring me!
Christine

Terri said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY and welcome to the "50's"! I can say that because I is one, lol! Darling card...gotta love that Stella!

Amy Sheffer said...

Happy Birthday, Linda! Hope you have an awesome day! Love your card - one of my all-time favorites of yours. The coloring has such depth to it - amazing. Love the color palette too!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Linda!!!! Yes I know what your talking about when it comes to age............both Tracy and I are basically the same age but we both feel and act like we are 25. Oh yaaa....love it.
Beautiful card.....love the colours and especially all the glitter. Girl after my own heart.
Have a Happy Day!!!

Buttons Ribbons and Pearls said...

Happy Birthday Linda ! Remember,50 is just a number ! I luv this Stella too.( I think I can relate to her ! ) Hope your boys treat you right today and glad to hear that your pup is doing better ! Tracy C.

Jane Wetzel said...

Happy BIG 50! I am about 3 yrs past that and it is a WHOLE new experiance....hmmm..we wont go into that...ANYWHOOOO...LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! tfs!! I think this is my FAVO of yours since I follow u..altho..ALL OF YOUR WORK IS SOOOO TOTALLY AWESOME...GOD BLESS U ON 50 yrs! :)

Shannan Teubner said...

Happy Birthday, sistah!!! I used that same image...GMTA!!!
Have a wonderful day!

Betty Meyskens said...

Happy Birthday Linda!!
What an awesome card - you did Stella proud! Hope your hubby and boys do something special for you on your 50th.
Have a terrrrrific day!

pat said...

Happy Birthday!! Great card!

dpkennedy said...

Well a Very Happy Birthday to YOU!!! This certainly a fabulous creation and worthy of spot with a clear view! This is the best coloring I have seen on this image! She is one of my favorites as well...I think she'd be perfect for my birthday too! Have a great day!

Tammi said...

Happy Birthday Linda!!! Wishing you a fabulous day! And what a perfect card to start the celebration with...your coloring never fails to AMAZE me...and cute how you added the glittery circles, love this! ~Hugs

{pam} said...

in italian:

happy-a birth-a-day-a to-a you-a . . . happy-a birth-a-day-a to-a you-a . . . happy-a birth-a-day-a dear-a linda . . . happy-a birth-a-day-a to-a you-aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

Maria said...

Happy Birthday!!
You made yourself a beautiful card! Hope "yourself" likey it:)))

Louise Charlton said...

A very Happy Birthday to you Linda! You'll see 50 is the beginning of good things! It's how you feel inside that's important! Have a great day!

As always I love your card - you are so inspiring! Love the glitter circles and that Basic Grey Wisteria is one of my favorites - haven't had the nerve to cut into mine yet.... And your coloring is just amazing!

Have a great day!

Louise C from Montreal

Dana White said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY sistah!! Have a fantastic day-

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Hi Linda, happy birthday!

It doesn't matter how old you are, you're younger than you will ever be!!

Absolutely adore your birthday card! The image is so funny, beautifull colors and I like how you made bubbles with glitter!

Groetjes,

Renata

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday, Linda! I hit the half-century mark two years ago and am loving this decade so far. Hope you thoroughly enjoy your special day. I just subscribed to your blog today as I've been blown away by all your samples for Stamping Bella. You're a real inspiration!

Bethany Paull said...

Hi! Just popping over from the bella blog to say how much I {heart} your cards! Have a martini for me, and a great day!

Karen Wilson said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Linda!! I love that you did a card to yourself! You certainly don't look your age one bit and as Tracy C said, 50 is just a number! You're as old as you feel, that's what my aunt has always said and she looks amazing for her age. Absolutely love your card, I think it may have to go on my wish list! Have a happy day!

Cindy H. said...

A big Happy Birthday to you!!! I love this Stella image - so cute. Your coloring, of course, is fabulous!!!

leenda said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy your martini...just don't fall into your glass like Stella!!

Jessica said...

I saw your card on the Bella blog and had to come tell you how much I love it! So pretty and fun :)

Happy birthday too! What fun to make your own card! ;)

Nicky said...

Happy Birthday Linda!!!! Hope your day was a good one. If you lived closer we could celebrate our Birfdays together. Geminies Rule.
Hugs
Nicky

april said...

Happy Birthday Linda!!!! Love your blog. Your cards are gorgeous. This one is SUPER CUTE!!! I hope you enjoy your day.....

Leslie said...

Happy, happy birthday to you! LOVED your card - as usual, your colouring is amazing!!!

Christy Croll said...

Happy Birthday! How exciting! I hope it is a good one!

K1 said...

Hope you had an AMAZING day, Linda!

Denise said...

Alrighty!! Someone else joining the 50's crowd! Welcome girl! Hope you have a wonderful day. BTW... I just love, love, LOVE all your work. It's amazing!!

Meahni said...

Hey Linda, I hope you had a FANTASTIC birthday. Pity it could not have been a BIG kiss from Dave ;-) Contragts and many more. love, Meahni.

yvette said...

Linda Happy Birthday to u Its my birthday too but 43 Hope your days as great as mine Yvette

Julia said...

Happy Birthday Linda! I hope you have the best birthday ever!!
Your card is absolutely stunning. But really...I love ALL of them!

Passionforstamping said...

Happy, happy birthday, Linda! Love your card! You are such an inspiration and I'm so glad I came across your blog.

Dianne K. (from Montreal)

paula said...

I know I sang a little to ya, but I can't believe I was this far in drooling over your cards! As with everything else you create, i wanna look at it forever and go home and color! You look darn good for an old hen!

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