Saturday, May 16, 2015

Happy Birthday, Sandie!

Hello there blog friends,
Before I begin this post, I just want to say "Thank You" to everyone for your thoughts and prayers as well as notes, cards and emails expressing your condolences for my loss. 
For those who may not be aware...Last Saturday, my step-father passed away, and as you can imagine, it's been a difficult and busy week for me. This is why I was unable to visit your blog or Flickr posts over the past several days, but as of today, I promise to get caught up!
Thank you all again, for your love and support!

 On the lighter side...Today is a special day for a very special someone! My sweet, talented and lovely teammate (Addicted to Stamps & More), Sandie from London Days is celebrating her birthday, and Kylie has organized a Surprise Linky Party on her Blog!




Happy, Happy Birthday to you, Sandie! I hope you are having a fun day celebrating with family and friends, and I hope all of your birthday wishes come true! 



Here is my card ~


 
 I used the Simon Says Stamp Balloon and Pattern stencil with hand drawn strings and bows. The die cut sentiment is from Mama Elephant and the stamped sentiment is from Winnie & Walter.

We would love for you to join us in celebrating Sandie's birthday by creating a card and linking it to Kylie's Blog, or if you would like to stop by and wish her a Happy Birthday!

Thanks so much for stopping by today ~ I hope your weekend is off to a fun start!






 
 




25 comments:

Kim Hall said...

So sorry for your loss Barb, hope your family will be okay, blessings to you all!!

Sarah Gray said...

I love this card, Barb - the colours and stamping are fabulous (as always)! Thank you for joining the party and for finding the time after such a difficult week. So sorry to hear about your loss and I hope you are ok - thinking of you.

sandie said...

Barb, I am amazed you joined my party at such a difficult time for you and it means a lot. The stamping is perfect and most of all take care of yourself, thinking of you x

Kylie said...

yum! that cupcake looks delish! Your card is so fun, bright and ever so sweet. Those balloons are awesome! Love the little stars too! Thanks so much for linking up at Sandie's Birthday Party xx
ps. I hope you are going ok. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. Let me know if I can do anything at all xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A beautiful and elegant card Barb! Super elegant and CAS so perfect for Sandie!
Thanks so much for taking the time to join the party especially at this difficult time!
Sending hugs and take care. Sarah x

Dawn Turley said...

So sorry to hear of your loss Barb... your card today is really pretty and a happy birthday to Sandie.

*Vicki* said...

Sorry to hear of your loss Barb, sending hugs. Your card for Sandie is stunning and I just love those happy big balloons!! :)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

So pretty, you airy balloons! Great that you found the time to join in the party!

Sue said...

Hi Barb, your stencilling and soft colours look amazing! Gorgeous card.

Julie B said...

Love those soft pastel balloons, gorgeous. Glad you are back in blogland, best wishes. :)

KayM said...

I'm so sorry about your step father Barb. Hugs to you and all of your family :) Your card is delightful! I love the shaded balloons and the birthday stamped on the little banner! Perfection!! Hope you have a nice weekend! ((Hugs))

lostinpaper said...

Big hugs your way Barb. x

Joyce said...

I am so very sorry for your loss, Barb. I did not know. Big hugs to you and your family. I hope that making this card has given you a bit of comfort. It is just gorgeous.

Rosemary said...

your card is so fun and fresh, barb!! so sorry for your loss... thinking of you and your family!

Cindy C. said...

I was not aware but now I know. Very sorry for your loss Barb!
But I am happy to see you post today, delightful card!!

Chark said...

so sorry to hear this, Barb...hugs! And this card is so great-love the placement of the balloons and sentiment!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh Barb I am so sorry about your loss, please know that you are in my thoughts as you go through this difficult time! Fabulous balloons and love that thin happy!

Anita in France said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Barb ... sending you thoughts and prayers of comfort and strength. Lovely, celebratory card for Sandie ... those softly sponged balloons are wonderful ... you've created so much dimension on them! Anita :)

Judy Tuck said...

So sorry for your loss Barb! My thoughts and prayers are with you! Fun balloon card!

cm said...

Sending more hugs of comfort and strength as you deal with the aftermath of your loss; no rush to get back into the swing of things...take time to take care of YOU! Your balloons are pure delights...love the way you've dimension-sponged them! I don't think I have any balloon stamps...need to remedy that! A most happy Happy Birthday card, my friend!
Hugs~c

Loll said...

Love this fun card Barb ... and Sandie will too! Sending hugs to you. xx

alexandra s.m. said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.
Your card is light and beautiful!

Greta said...

Such a sweet birthday card, Barb! My thoughts are with you at this time of loss.

Cat Craig said...

wonderfully sweet card Barb. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending thoughts of comfort and lots of virtual hugs.

Garner said...

Nice post!