Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Welcome to the JUGS Surprise Birthday Blog Hop - for Elise!

Happy Birthday, Elise!!!!
Oh I am so excited!!!!

It's  a Birthday Blog Party!!!!

The ever so talented Dana Gustafson contacted me to see if I would participate in a blog hop for the ONE and ONLY, ELISE!!!  The hop is being conducted by the beautiful  JUGS girls - and they were kind enough to reach out to Elise's friends/fans/sisters/admirers/girl-friends and ask them to participate!  Woo Hoo!!!!!

(P.S.. This.is.my.very.first.blog.hop.appearance!!!!  What an honor!!)

You MUST go visit all the wonderful blogs featuring cards  for OUR BIRTHDAY GIRL!!!! 

Of course I said YES!!!  I LOVE that girl and would just stop the world from turning to participate!

She is one of my very favorite blogging creative cowgirl friends. Not only is she super talented, but that girl can lift your spirits high and she has a GREAT sense of humor!!!   A BIG smooch to you, Elise!!!!

And.. Now.. a special message for Elise...  

Happy Birthday my kind, kindred spirit and ever so special rockin' girlfriend!   You mean the world to me, and I cherish our friendship and hold it very close to my heart!  YOU are the BEST!!!  Have the BEST day today, and I know that I am sending you a very big HEART for your day!!!!!  Love you!

 (okay.. getting misty over here!!!)

Card Deets:
Stamps:  Paper Smooches Birthday Buddies
Textured Card Stock:  Bazzill
Patterned Papers:  My Minds Eye 
Martha Stewart Twine (how about that party hat pom-pom, eh?)
Blingity Bling Bling:  Hero Arts
Ribbon:  Stampin' Up
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon; Copic Markers
Super fun tools:  EK Success Border Punch (made the bigger banner with it!)

Let's all have a GREAT DAY on Elise's Day!!!!!!


Kathryn B said...

Andi this is just the sweetest little card ever! I just love your banner layered over the star paper! Such an adorable little birdie! Sure to make Elise's day!

Andrea M said...

Andi! What a beautiful post for our friend, Elise!!! And a stunning card! LOve your CAS design with the super fabulous Paper Smooches stamps! Such fun, celebratory colors too! Elise will treasure this! Love your work!

Terre said...

What an adorable card, Elise will just love it.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Darling card! I love how you did the banner with the big scallops!

Elise said...

Ohhhhhhh, GREAT. More t-e-a-r-s.... {!} YOU!!!!! Andiiiiiiiiiii! I am BEYOND touched, humbled, twitching, giggling, tearing, possibly snorting... OVERWHELMED! What an AMAZING birthday surprise! AND little YOU: made a KICK A__ card, complete with banner and {be still my heart!} BAKER'S TWINE! Oh, MY heavens! Scary to be this old AND have heart palpitations! Ohhhhhh, my! {hee hee} I CANNOT get over the thoughtfulness expressed by lil' YOU and all of this fine, mega talented SUPER friends of the internet and TOTALLY beyond! It feels like a REAL party {only no cleaning! Yee Haw!} Somehow, someway, some DAY - we WILL gather and celebrate in one form or another - IRL! No kidding! I love you dear! {Hope you don't mind me putting THAT our there, in cyberspace!} I am the LUCKIEST {Old Grey Mare!} in the universe! {Can't get that rotten song out of MY head! Who WROTE that thing - it's HORRIBLE!} But I'm gooooooooood, because I truly DO have the best friends in the world, and knowing that I have, SUCH, the best sport and the instant {and long term!} connection to such amazing, generous and OH so talented gals... well, I'm good. Age! Who cares! Let's just make stuff! Love each other and HAVE FUN! You're the BEST, Andi! Thanks for doing this! I'm FLOATING! xoxoxo!

Rosemary said...

oh man... how incredibly cute is this card??? super cute!

Karen said...

Hey Andi! What a bright cheerful card to celebrate Elise on her birthday!! :> :>

Cath said...

What a cutie card, Andi! And happy birthday to Elise! :)

Tiffany said...

Super sweet card, that birdie is too darn cute, I love it!!And a big happy birthday to Elise!!

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous post for your bloggy buddy! Super cute and adorable card!

Virginia L. said...

Woohoo, Andi! Love this little sweet birdie card! Congrats on being featured in Moxie Fab! YAY!

Elise said...

Heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! Just saw that you ARE Moxie FAB! {Not like I'm surprised, but GOSH!} AWESOMENESS, Andi! HUGE CONGRATS, darlin'!

Kim Hughes said...

ohhhhh, I ADORE your sweet little card!!!

Diana said...

Love the pennant. Adorable. How are things?