Friday, April 20, 2018

Michele's 50th Birthday Blog Hop

Hello friends! 
Today is a special day....
it is the creator/owner of CAS-ual Fridays Michele's 50th birthday celebration.
All 3 teams of Girl Fridays AND a few special guests (like ...me!) are joining the fun hop!
I once was a Girl Fridays and will always be a Girl Friday!
 It is my absolute delight to be part of these festivities.

Here is the details for this hop:
Hop will run through April 23rd at 11:59 pm for commenting.
*Theme: birthday ( of course, big surprise!) ๐Ÿ˜€
*Michele's got 5 $50 gift codes for the big giveaway!!
1 from CAS-ual Fridays company blog and 4 random from the hop to encourage commenting on all the blogs.

If you come by the lovely Lisa Lahiff's blog, you are in the right place. 
Let's get the hop started!
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For my birthday card, I used this set Floating.Isn't it lovely?
Instead of using the hot air balloon, I decided to use only part of the stamp and created a border.
CAS-ual Fridays FLOATING Clear Stamps CFS1710
CAS-ual Fridays FLOATING Clear Stamps CFS1710 

from: Simon Says Stamp
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What can I say about Michele? 
Michele is one CLASSY and SWEET lady!
 I am so lucky to know her in my earlier days as an inexperienced design team member.
Under her gorgeous face, Michele is a fighter that is strong and brave. Her Calling All Sistah's blog reminds us ladies to do monthly self-check. Michele continues to be an inspiration in paper-crafting community!
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Prizes: Michelle has a huge heart and is giving 5 $50 gift code to the CAS-ual Fridays Shop. The winners will be randomly selected: 1 from my company blog and 4 random from the hop.
 
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Your next hop is Kim Hamilton's blog

๐Ÿ’–Happiest birthday, Michele! ๐Ÿ’–

Thanks for stopping by!
ps: I will be back later with the Altenew April Blog Hop Winner announcement. 

63 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love the card, your colours are amazing!

Kelly Griglione said...

Such a great idea with the hot air balloon, Virginia! and I don’t for a second believe you were ever an inexperienced design team member ๐Ÿ˜‚

luvhymns said...

I love how you made a totally different card using the balloon stamp. The flowers give a beautiful backdrop on your for my fave sentiment. The tiara got me. What every little girl inside us wants to showcase our birthdays!

donna mikasa said...

SO pretty and so creative, Virginia! I would never have guessed it was part of a hot air balloon. And I believe we were all inexperienced at one time or another ;)

Michelle Lupton said...

Love your card, Virginia!!

Dionna Vallejos said...

Beautiful! I adore your color choices along with the way you used the stamp outside the box. Nice thinking. Thank you

Lori Kobular said...

Love the different colors you stamped the floating balloon stamp in, it looks terrific!

~amy~ said...

Perfect sentiment...love your card Virginia!

mandalj said...

This is such a lovely card - I really like the colours you've used!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Pretty card!

Michelle W said...

Beautiful card Virginia!

Teresa Doyle said...

Virginia, this is such a pretty card. Very feminine and 'lacy' looking. I love this. Beautifully done.

Sharon Roselli said...

So beautiful, I love all the pretty colors. I would of never thought to use the ballon part of the stamp this way! Its lovely

Macimbalo said...

Now this is genius! Love the way you used the stamp, so beautiful and colorful!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This is so pretty! I love all the 'flower power' images like this balloon (I've had the alpha set on my wish list for awhile!).
Great way to use this stamp in another way.

Isabelle Baudin said...

Your card is beautiful ! I love the colors and how you used the stamp in a different manner.

designbydonna said...

Love those beautiful flowers. Great use of the hot air balloon stamp.

Heidi said...

Love the way you used the balloon ... nice colors

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

Oh I love how you used just the flowers from that set to make a really pretty card! Love the colors you used too!

Lagene said...

Love your colorful card!

conil said...

This is truly adorable and clever use of that balloon. Love all the color and the terrific sentiment.

Sue D said...

So pretty and colorful and great use of this balloon stamp.

solarj said...

Great idea for your card. Love the pretty colors.

Daria Z. said...

Such fun and happy colors! And, a great way to stretch that stamp set.

Harriet said...

You always surprise me, Virginia. Your idea to use this stamp to mqke a border is simply brilliant. Love the colors too.

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Love the creative take on the stamp set. I like putting an original spin on cards this way and this stamp was perfect for it!

Nora N. said...

Oh I love how you used this stamp set!! This is just STUNNING!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome , creative use of the partial balloon!

Michele Gross said...

Awww, you said the sweetest things about me! Thank you! So glad you're here :)

Karen said...

Love this happy card, and the sentiment is a great one!

Patt H. said...

So pretty, Virginia! Love that you made such a gorgeous card with only half the stamp!!

FD91354 said...

Beautiful card. Love just using the flowers and thinking outside the box. The colors are so lovely and the added embossing really adds dimension.. Beautiful Happy Birthday Michele.

Jennifer said...

This is so pretty!

Linda BL said...

What a sweet card. Love the colors used and the silver thread. Makes a really nice card!

Sharon Salerno said...

Gorgeous card!

Lucy E. said...

Your card is such a lovely
rainbow of floral fun!
I love how you used part of the stamp!

BobbisTreasure said...

Prefect way to showcase my favorite sentiment set!!

Dana M said...

Fun and sweet card! Love the happy colors and sweet sentiment.

Julie Wexler said...

Great inspiration to just use the top part of the balloon. You've got myour creative wheels turning on other ideas to get more from my stamos. THANKS!

Tammy H said...

Fun way to use a partial image. Fun.

Avra Williams said...

Very pretty! I love it!

Maura R said...

So full of spring and joy!! I always love your color choices, Virginia, and this one is no exception - Beautiful!!

sentsue said...

Sweet birthday card.

Sadie said...

You have created such a happy and Spring feeling card. It is awesome and cute sentiment. Love it!

Tinstar said...

Great background Virginia, love the colours you used.

Cynthia Cole said...

Such a clever and beautiful card!

Lisa Elton said...

This is so clever! What a great way to stretch a stamp set. Pretty card Virginia!

Dawn Turley said...

so clever Virginia. Love the colours too. All in all an awesome card.

Lisa said...

So beautiful! Awesome way to use that stamp set... LOVE it!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

I love to see the versatility of a stamp set and this is marvelous. Nobody would know those big blooms were part of a balloon. Love your colors and design. A lovely card.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! Love the fun colors and the way you used the balloon stamp!

Alaska .Kris said...

That sentiment is PERFECT!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

So pretty and bright. Lovely colour combination.

Yasmine said...

Adorable card and fabulous colors! I love how you used the top part of the balloon to make this lovely border. Thanks for the inspiration.

Joanne Brown said...

I love the alternative use of this stamp set!!!!

Arianna Barbara said...

What a lovely card!!!

F. Andre said...

What a clever idea to use part of the hot air balloon! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Beverly S. said...

Creative use of the balloon floral stamp! Pretty colors and design!
Thanks for sharing!

Mary M. said...

wow, i love how you used the hot air balloon stamp... great card!

amee said...

Love your card! and that sentiment :)

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! <3

Laurie said...

So pretty!! Love the colors!

Purple Princess said...

Very creative!!