Thursday, May 11, 2017

Seize the Birthday with Animals or Creatures



Today at Seize the Birthday we are looking for your Birthday themed cards with Animals or Creatures.



This adorable Llama (or Alpaca, I can't figure out which) is helping me wish my BIG sister, Susan a Happy Birthday!!

I created my opening with both a circle and a rectangle die cut to give a kind of "adobe" look : ) I really like how it turned out and plan to double up on my dies like this more in the future : )

Susan is here with me now.  We are having fun talking and laughing, making cards and taking in a few sights.  We are leaving for Florida tomorrow so I will make this short (are you breathing a sigh of relief! LOL) where we will cram MORE! fun into our day than ever before!! INCLUDING! meeting up with some Blogland friends! so stay tuned for pictures.

Have a wonderful day! and thanks a bunch for stopping by!

(((Hugs)))
Patti

23 comments:

Happy Dance said...

What a sweet card for Susan, Patti!! I have an older sister named Susan too...we're besties. LOVE the fun shape of the cut-out, and that sweet llama. Perfect colors, too. I bet she loved this! I know I do. Have a good time in FLA. Bev

Colleen said...

YEAH!! so happy to see you back with cards...and so very happy you are well enough to get a trip into Florida and visit your dad and all your sisters! Have a fabulous time and take care...can hardly wait to see the pics of your and friends!!

sandie said...

I was thinking as I looked at your card that I hadn't seen this die before! How creative and such gorgeous colouring x

Asha said...

Really? How ADORABLE is this card. Simply lovely, my friend!
BIG hugs, Asha

Mac Mable said...

Such a fun card. The background blending is gorgeous, so pretty. Loving all the fun elements and how you've mostly left the adorable Llama without colour. Clever die cutting with the circle and rectangle, must give that idea a go, as it looks great x Have fun with your sister and look forward to the pictures x

Birgit said...

What a darling card! I love that you used two die cuts to create your card with. The blended background is stunning and the layout just screams FUN! It's so wonderful to see you creating again. Have fun on your trip!

Jeanne said...

I thought you had used some super special fun shaped die to create that cutout. Oh boy...loved the idea of using two together in this way. Brilliant! I adore your ink blended background. It looks fantastic. No idea if it's a llama or alpaca. Cute expression in anycase. Super fun card! So happy you are enjoying your visit and hope you have a marvelous time in Florida. Thank you SO much for the lovely card you sent me. Enjoyed it so much! And it put a happy smile on my face. You are so sweet! Have fun...so happy to see you posting again! Because that means you have to be feeling so much better. :) Hugs!

Jerrie said...

I never knew Alpacas could be so cute! What a fun and festive card that your sister will LOVE!

Beth F. said...

Oh my gosh! What an adorable and fun card!

I Card Everyone said...

Any chance you are driving? and need a layover spot in Michigan? ok so it isn't on the normal route, but I'm just sayin' your room is available!
Darling card!!! Happiest birthday to all involved!
=]

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a fun card design with that cute image. I just love the great colors on it too. And, the sentiment is perfect. Also thanks for the card you sent me. As always, it was a beauty as well. You have a wonderful time with family now.

Carole Z said...

Hi Patti, this is sooo cute, I love the alpaca...and Happy Birthday to Susan! We have an alpaca farm just a few miles from our house, I love them! They are very popular for their wool over here and there are lots of farms about, hugs Carole Z X

Lisa Elton said...

What a FUN card Patti!! He looks like a happy little fella ready to celebrate. Enjoy your visit with your sister AND your trip to Florida!!

Jen Mitchell said...

That sentiment always cracks me up! Love the warm colors of the background and the fun banners! Have a great trip!

Nancy said...

NO mojo lost here! This is ADORABLE! Love the way you cut out your opening and the the way you added the banners and the beautiful sponged background! WOW! Hope your trip to Florida will be all the you need and more! ;) See you soon!!!! I can't believe it!

OH Babs said...

Very cute card and what an original idea to double the dies - many will copy.
Have fun!

Bobby said...

I love the inking you did, Patti. I does have that fiesta feel. I can't wait to see pictures with your bloggie friends. Have a great time in Florida.

Lyn said...

Gorgeous card, such pretty colours you have used <3 so lovely to see you making cards :)always a treat to find them in my blog roll. Have an awesome time in Florida and may you return with many happy memories.

Cathy said...

Great card, very clever using 2 dies to make the opening, it looks so effective and I love those fiesta colours, Cathy x

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous and fun card...love your sweet llama!

Glenda J said...

So great to have you back - and with a bang! This is so fun and fantastic in every way. Makes me smile!

JoAnn said...

Great to have you back Patti. Hope you are doing well. Love your fun card.

stampwithsandy said...

So happy you are back Patti, and with such a fabulous card! Love the background, such great colors. Have a great time with Big Sis!