Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dr. John!

Today I am sharing one card that was published in digital copy of Paper Crafts (May/June 2012 issue) and my birthday card for Dr. John (yup, he turned 39 again!).

If you subscribe to Paper Crafts, you also have full access to the digital version of every issue from the convenience of your own computer. I was so happy when I got the happy e-mail from Paper Crafts that it was selected for publication. It was not till the issue hit the news stand, then I realized it's in the digital content. The good thing is...I still get the same publication honorarium as the ones you get in print. So yay for that!

 Here is my card for Dr. John's birthday! Dr. John has a soft spot for little creatures/ animals. Something like that tells you that he has a gentle and kind soul.  I stamped Newsprint Bird on cork and cut it out and added the raffia for extra textures and effect. 
 with love
 If you follow my blog regularly, you know how much we are amused by his humor and wisecracking remarks.  This is the song (Your Song) that Dr. John played on the piano for me...when I first met him in 1983. How could I not fall for him?

"Happy Birthday, John"!! My blog world is not the same without you!

40 comments:

yyam said...

Congrats on being published and happy birthday to Dr John!

Love both your cards! Love the texture on the birdie!

Laura B. said...

Love your cork birdie!! Happy 39th to Mr.John, too:) does he sing a little Elton, too? Congrats on your publication card as well!

Barb said...

You make me giggle nightly - Love that about you! Congrats on another fabulous publication, Virginia - wonderful card! And I love the card for Dr. John too! That sweet bird looks awesome on the cork! Tell him Happy Birthday from me! :)

Lindsey said...

You already know I like your PC card... and this bird card is a beauty! The raffia adds the perfect texture

donna mikasa said...

Congrats on being published, and a very Happy Birthday to Dr. John! Love that bird!!

Piali said...

Congrats Virginia!! Love that PC card!! The birdie card is beautiful...you know I like that stamp !
Happy Birthday to Dr. John!!!

Linda said...

happy birthday Dr.John! Love your card!

Therese Franziska said...

Congrats Virginia!!!and happy birthday to Dr. John!!

onecraftymama said...

Happy Birthday, Dr. John :) I love that song - it's one of my very favourites ever.
Congrats on your card - I really like it! and the bird stamped on cork is brilliant, so much texture :)

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday to Dr. John! Wow! I love both cards, but the texture on the bird for his card is amazing Virginia!

Dawn said...

saw your card on the E-zine version and loved it. Your Birthday card for Dr John is wonderful. A big Happy Birthday to him.

Eve said...

Both cards are very nice. I luv you stamped on the cork & trimmed that bird! yes, tell him i said "happy birthday" too. He DOES contribute your blog with remarks which makes us laugh! lol! :-)

Yvette said...

Congratatulations on being published and happy birthday to Dr John!

Mary said...

Congrads on your 39th.brithday Dr.John...Love your card and your song...

Cindy C. said...

Happy Birthday Dr. John!!
Congrats on your publication Virginia!

Miriam Prantner said...

Happy Birthday Dr. John! Love all the texture that is on his card, and congrats on being published!

Marlena M. said...

I love your textured bird card and your published card-congrats! Happy Birthday to your husband, he sounds like a gem. ;)

Annette said...

Happy Birthday to your Hubby...lots of birthdays in April...Congrats on being published...these cards are fabulous..

cnelson said...

Happy Birthday to Dr. John!!! Congrats on the pub! FABULOUS cards...LOVE them both!

Bethany said...

Congrats on your published card...I love the card with the bird on it...so gorgeous and pretty!
:)

Betty J Schaub said...

AWESOME CARDS!!! I too am a Dr.John fan. His, "Your Song" is my favorite of all. Thanks for sharing!

Susan F. said...

Happy Birthday to Dr. John! Neat card! Congratulations on being published. You certainly deserve to be!!

Susan F. said...

Happy Birthday to Dr. John! Neat card! Congratulations on being published. You certainly deserve to be!!

Linda R said...

Congrats on being published. So Happy for your.. Your cards here are wonderful.. Happy Birthday to Dr John! I know his comments make me smile..

Hugs~

Kathy (krolski) said...

Congrats on being published again, my friend! Love both your cards and I really like how you used cork for the bird. So creative!

Happy Birthday Dr John! You were born in a great month (my bday is in April too!) heeheee...

alexandra s.m. said...

Hi Virginia!

BON ANNIVERSAIRE Doctor John!!
You're turning 39 ;-) and D.H and I are celebrating our 19Th!

I love your cards Virginia and BRAVO for the pub. ;-))

MarcyK924 said...

You better hang on to that Dr. John - he's a keeper!!! Happy Birthday, Dr. John! Of course I got a giggle out of your last line, V! Dr. John has his own personality on your blog and it just slays me! Congrats, sweetie, on being published! You know I think all your cards should be, so I'm partial, but KUDOS for an amazing card! Hugs, Marcy

papertrails leaver said...

Dr. John certainly sounds like a gem! I agree on the gentle comment. I looked for that with my hubby. :-). Cngrats on the pub and thanks for sharing the digital content info. I did not knwo that! I need to resubscribe. I cant believe I let it slip me by to renew. Love seeing your work and happy birthday to your husband!

Christina said...

Two fantastic cards, Virginia! Congrats on the publication, and happy birthday to Dr. John!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Happy BDay to Dr. John! Love the card you made for him, Virginia. And congrats on having that neato scientific type card featured in PC!

Suzanne C said...

Happy Birthday Dr. JOhn! Love your card! Fab Design! Congrats on your pub!

chrystinanoel.com said...

Awwwwwwww, what an awesome song. Wait. Does he sing too?

Great cards. Loving the texture on that bird.

Also, I subscribed to the magazine, excited to see your work in it!! I got it sent to my parent's house so that my mom can read it before I do... she was all excited when she saw the first issue.

Anita Recksiedler said...

Hi Virginia! Love this post! Love this card who cares if it's not in the print issue? Still awesome to get picked up! :> Love Dr John's bday card Happy Birthday to him! Love reading your sweet words for him!

Karen from MI said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Dr. John!! :) I'm sure Virginia made your BIG DAY extra-special......she sure creates the BEST CARDS, don't you agree!! :) LOVE the one that she created especially for you. SO PERFECT!!!! She adores you, that's for sure! :) How sweet! :) Love, Karen

Maureen Morton said...

What a sweet love story and an equally sweet card! He is one lucky lucky guy! I never try to make cards for my hubby - it is just too difficult - nothing could be good enough! You scored, tho! Congrats on your publication, too! Thanks for all you do.

Jen W. said...

Congrats on another pub Virginia and happy belated birthday to Dr. John! How sweet that he serenaded you when you first met! What a great story! My Luis has a soft spot for animals too and it's one of the things that made me fall in love with him. :)

Lisa Arana said...

LOVE them BOTH! Happy belated b-day to the good doc!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Congrats to you for another publication! HOOOOOOOORAY!

And that bday card for Dr. John is SOOOOO FABULOUS! LOVE that birdie!! Didn't know he had a soft spot for little animals:) FUN!

Alice Wertz said...

saw your card in my digi version. super fun and love that you stamped on cork. that is such a beautiful card. i bet Dr. John loved it!! hope you had a super time celebrating!

Julie Hoffman said...

These cards are both GORGEOUS Virgina!!! Congratulations on being published!!!!

I love reading about Dr. John, you sure have a keeper there! I love the card you made for him it's so elegant! Great song too! I'm listening to it as I type this :) TFS