Friday, July 15, 2011

Happy Birthday....to Me! And A New Gig for a Gift!

For the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog hop post, click here (or scroll down one post).

Today over at Digi Design House, there is a familiar face! :)  Their awesome DT Coordinator, Michelle, asked me early this month if I would Guest Design for two months and I said yes! So today is the announcement day at DDH and I am happy to be joining the talented Sandie Dunne as well!
For my card today, I made a stair step fold, using the tutorial found on SCS here. I started with a Bashful Blue CS base, and then added paper designs from Noah's Ark (designer paper by DCWV). Click on any photo for a close-up view.
I wanted the front of the card to resemble waves, so used the Dotted Wave Edger Punch from EK Success at the front, and to simulate the roof of the Ark, I used Martha Stewart's Zig Zag Edger Punch (which EK Sucess also makes).
I added my images from the DDH set, Noah's Ark, and tied the whole thing off with Brown Sugar Baker's Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon. Speaking of RRR, I hope you will come back tomorrow to see more projects using their amazing ribbon and twine - I will be their Guest Designer for the day tomorrow!

Now I am off to enjoy a morning rain - and then it's lunch and presents with the family! And tonight? I get to see my A-M-A-Z-I-N-G daughter perform as Jolene Oakes in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at our community theatre. My husband directed the show, so I have a little vested interest. :)
Last night was Opening Night and the cast was marvelous!
Here is the review from our city's newspaper. Take a quick peek at the next-to-last paragraph. :) :) :)

Oh! My birthday present to me? I am going to CHA on Monday, and Tuesday night I will be enjoying a performance of West Side Story in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. That - and seeing all the new stuff, and meeting up with friends will be awesome!!

Ok, off to eat some birthday muffins and coffee and enjoy the rain! The high today is supposed to be 94, so better take advantage of the rain while it is here! Have a GREAT birthday day!

15 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Judy! It looks like your birthday is already filled with some great stuff! Congratulations on the guest DT gig -- your card is so cute! And congratulations to Laura for the awesome review! That's one for the scrapbook, eh?! :)

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  2. Wow Judy! so much good going on with you today! Love your fun Noah's ark step card - the animals are so cute! and how exciting to see your daughter on stage! AND then you get to go to CHA!!! how much can a girl stand!?!?! Happy Birthday GF!!!

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  3. Hi Judy what a great card love those animals and the stepper fold, also like to wish you a Happy Birthday.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  4. happy birthday and I love your step card. Your daughter is very talentes...so is hubby and you for that matter, guess it runs in the family!

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  5. Happy Birthday Judy! Wish I could share your present with you! Have fun at CHA!
    Thanks again for guesting with us @ Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings! Your work is amazing!
    BTW...love the Noah's Ark card too!

    Hugs,
    True :D

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  6. Great card Judy! Thanks so much for guest designing for us at Really Reasonable Ribbon. I hope you had a wonderful birthday and enjoy your trip top CHA!!

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  7. The Noah's Ark step card is sooo nice! That set of stamps really dresses up the paper. Sounds like you are having a wonderful birthday! Enjoy your night watching your daughter perform!

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  8. awesome card~ came to see the rest of the card!!!

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  9. Hello Judy, Love all three of your cards!! Beautiful use of the ribbons for RRR. Cards style are awesome and coloring is great too!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
    Hope your day is great..
    hugs, Janiel

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  10. Have a fab time at CHA and hope your B-day was the best!

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  11. I really love your Noah's Ark card! Just fabulous! This is the best one I've seen with this set! Beautiful!

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  12. Happy Happy Birthday to you~! Sounds like you had a wonderful day.
    Paulette,
    TlcCreations

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  13. Could this card get any cuter? Sweet, colorful, fun! Just like you, Judy!

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  14. This is just so-o-o cute! Love the layering and the DP is perfect!!!

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