Thursday, May 6, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me . . . A Blog Makeover and a New Card

Hi everyone and Happy Thursday evening :) I am so excited to share my new blog with you. I decided a while back that I needed a blog makeover. My friend Suzanne (Scrap Bitz) recommended Veronica from VK Design Company. I loved how Veronica designed Suzanne's blog so I put my name on her waiting list and waited for my turn. Boy was it worth the wait. Veronica was a dream to work with and I'm so happy with the final result. What do you think?

In other news, today I turned 29. I told hubby this is the age I will remain for a while LOL! :) That way, next year, I'll be 29, the year after that, I'll be 29, etc. :) I'm just kidding, I hear your 30s are the best so I suppose there's no sense in hiding from them :) Hubby made my day today so special that I wanted to whip up a quick card this evening to say thank you.

For my card today, I decided to ink up this adorable image from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. This particular image is called Aurora With Bird and I think she's adorable! I colored the image with copics (dress, hat, and shoes: R81, R83, R85; orange: YR65, YR67; skin: E00, E01, E11, RV21; hair: E33, E35, E37; bird: B32, B34, B37). Next I inked around the image with SU Bashful Blue ink. I then created my card base out of SU carstock (Pumpkin Pie and Regal Rose). I decided to go with a pretty simple layout so I added my design paper (from MME) and some pearls and dew drops. What do you think? In celebration of my birthday, I am giving away some fun surprises. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post to be entered into the drawing to win. You have until 10pm EST on Monday, May 10th to leave a comment here to be entered for the drawing. Good luck :)

Well, that's it from me today. I hope you all have a wonderful day and a wonderful weekend and I'll see you back here soon.


Danni said...

Your blog looks wonderful!!! Happy Birthday dear friend!! Hugs! and yes, the 30's are wonderful!
Sweet card!

jimlynn said...

I LOVE the new look of your blog! Great! And your card is just darling - but then again, they always are! Wonderful card and I really like the little blue bird! Happy Birthday - and may you have a whole bunch of "29" birthdays!

Silvie Z said...

Hi Christine,

Happy Birthday !!!
Your card is beautiful, the image is super cute and I love how you combined the colors and the patterned papers! Love it!

Silvie from France

Randi said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Christine!!! I hope you had a wonderful day!!! Your blog makeover is awesome! Love your new blog header!!

Super cute card today!! Thanks for all the sweet comments!! Hope you have an amazing weekend!

Angelwood said...

Happy birthday, Christine! Hope your day was special! I love the sweet card you made for your hubby. Your coloring is looking fabulous! Great job!

ps. LOL! I've been 29 for years... :o)

hugs, Angela

Peggie said...

Cute card. Love the pearls and dew drops. Happy Birthday and any age is good. It's all what you make it.

Belinda said...

So pretty! Happy Birthday!

Jodi said...

Beautiful blog! Happy Birthday to you!! I love the cute card you created too! Very sweet!
Jodi =)

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I absolutely LOVE the new look!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Happy Belated Birthday Christine!! I hope you had a great day!!

I love your new blog look!! I also love the sweet card you made for your hubby. I am sure he did too~

Maria Matter said...

Well, Happy Birthday Christine!!!
Yes the 30's were wonderful! lol

Your blog is beautiful, WOW!!!

Adorable card, sounds like your hubby is a keeper! Hope your b'day was a blast!!!

Hugs & Blessings!

marsha said...

Happy, happy birthday!!! Your blog looks just yummy! This suits you so well - the "enchanted" look. Your card is gorgeous as is all your cards - you really rock! Now don't let the 30's scare you, my 30's and 40's were fabulous!

Hugs, Marsha

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