Friday, March 21, 2014

Basket of Birthday Wishes

Hello again my crafty friends! Happy TGIF! Got any plans for the weekend? Hubby will be working on farm equipment. He is ready to get out in those fields. He had to watch harvest last year instead of doing harvest, so it has been really hard on him not being out in those fields. lol I hope to be crafty in the craft room. Or at least work on my stamps that I'm reorganizing. 

While going through my stamps, I've been finding some awesome stamps that I've kinda' forgotten about. So I took the time to play with one set for a little while. It is a Paper Trey Ink set called Vintage Baskets. Love this set, it is so cute! Over at Darnell's blog, a blog that is a must if you love humor because Darnell surely is a funny gal! I so love going to her blog to read, so check her out-she makes great cards too! So she is having a birthday card link up for a fellow blogger. So I decided to link up my birthday card that I made.  I use one of the baskets with one of the "toppers" to put in the basket from the Vintage Baskets set. I stamped it right on the card base-yes, I didn't think that one through. lol But I did and then using my Spectrum Noir markers, I colored my envies and my basket. I took another white layer and using a SB die cut out the scallop rectangle and placed it over my image. I did a little doodling around the frame and on the card base I drew lines and added some more doodle lines along with some die cut stars from My Creative Time 4x4 Journal Die & More. I stamped my top layer with a polka dot stamp from My Creative Time called Build a Banner Kit using Tim Holtz distress ink Antique Linen. Then because I colored on my base card, I had to cover the inside cover. So I stamped the same polka dots on cream colored paper with Tim Holtz distress ink Walnut Stain. My sentiments are from a Fiscars set that I picked up at JoAnn's. Just a CAS card, but I think it is so cute. I hope you like it too. IThanks so much for visiting me today. Your comments always make my day so special. Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you have time to get crafty if you want to. Crafty hugs, Brenda





27 comments:

Kellie 0:) said...

Love this basket filled with wishes. A great card Brenda xx TFS

Tina Campbell said...

Very sweet card and well done on th coloring so pretty. Gutsy to print right on the cardbase too

Julie said...

Love! Love! Love! Great job!!

Sherrie K. said...

Good Morning Brenda,
Your vintage basket is awesome! The coloring looks fantastic! I love the sentiments..so fun!! GREAT card:)
Have a super day!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

This is so sweet!! I love the basket of mail!! The sentiments are fabulous!! The polka dots are so fun!! What an awesome card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sheila H said...

I love this set (always wanted it but never bought it). You've done a great job!

Carol L said...

The basket really is a cute image and I love how you colored it, but the sentiment nailed it for me! I love that comment about old age! Ha ha!! Cute birthday card Brenda!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Phew! So glad that worked out perfectly, Brenda! At least you didn't color it first, not that I would ever do anything like that. Cough. I love that image you rediscovered and your sediments inside made me giggle out loud!! Love the polka dots, too!

Brenda, thank you so much for linking your adorable birthday basket up to the party for Anita! The lady before you in the links did the same thing and I think it is so sweet of you!

I think you might be right about the lilacs. We had an extremely dry winter and all the nut trees bloomed early. Not our nut trees, haha, like we live on an estate! Oh, I karacked myself up! I mean nut trees around here. Hugs, Darnell

wienerhoneymooners said...

Brenda, this basket is super lovely,love how you decorate the insides, that is always so special! Thanks for coming by my blog, very sweet of you, have a wonderful weekend!

Karen M said...

Your card is gorgeous Brenda - I love that sweet basket and your colours are so lovely! I hope you have a great weekend xx

Nonni said...

Beautiful card! I love the soft colors.

Craftychris said...

Love the basket full of wishes! And the quote from Lucille Ball is fab. Brilliant card! Thank you for visiting me! xx

lostinpaper said...

I just love 'refinding' a stamp, and I would definitely love to refind this set, your card is so wonderful!

cm said...

Brenda, your sweet comment (thank you so much!), brought me here where I've discovered some delightful posts and beautiful cards! This one you linked up for Anita: GORGEOUS. Your basket is ever so pretty, and the doodle frame is charming. Polka dots and the stars (I love MCT products!) are perfect special touches. As for your sentiments: oh yes!! So glad I visited; your blog is a treat!
c

Bonnie said...

Mmm, mmm! I love baskets and I love polka dots! A winning combination!

Anita in France said...

Wow, Brenda, thank you so much for posting your card for me ... what a simply lovely thing to do! It's fabulous ... such a beautifully coloured basket full of sweet wishes ... and so many perfect polka dots! Love the sentiments inside ... they both had me chuckling! Thanks again for joining in with my surprise birthday bash, and for helping to make it such a special time! Anita :)

jimlynn said...

For some reason I'm not getting updates in my Reader on your blog.....but here I am anyway!
Love this CAS beauty! Great card and loving that basket. LOVE those sentiments!! LOL!
Lynn

Joni nina Andaya said...

Awww...How SWEET is this Brenda!!! Love it :)

Brenda in IN said...

Pretty, pretty basket and you colored it beautifully.

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is very pretty !!! Don't you love finding great stamps that you forgot about , lol :) I do that also , I have so many and at times I forget which ones I have . Then I come across one and I am inspired to create !!! This is a beautiful card my friend !! Hope you have a wonderful day !

Hugs,
Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Susanne Vargas said...

Who wouldn't want a basket full of mail! Very pretty card, inside and out!

baileyrosy.com said...

Thanks so much for your visit to my blog Brenda and your sweet words . What a fabulous card you made here both inside and out and so beautifully colored to am sure Anita will love this.

Marie

baileyrosy.com said...

Thanks so much for your visit to my blog Brenda and your sweet words . What a fabulous card you made here both inside and out and so beautifully colored to am sure Anita will love this.

Marie

cm said...

Hi again, Brenda - your comment on my butterfly cards has me mega-watt smiling! THANK YOU for your wonderful encouragement and support! You are awesome! BTW: I can't believe you're a grandma...way tooooo young! Still, I bet you're the most awesome grandma ever!! Hugs~c

Tracey said...

Such a nice card Brenda.....the sentiments are fabulous:)

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Love this basket of wishes. The basket is so perfect. Great job coloring and I like the dots on the inside and out. Great sentiment.
I need to use my stamps more now I organized them. Hugs

~ Jo ~ said...

Hey Sis..
Love this basket of birthday wishes.. so adorable and I love the polka dots. Polka dots make me smile =)

Hope Dwayne is okay to be going back to work... Hope you are having a great weekend!
Hugs,
Jo
xox