Wednesday, February 23, 2011

59 and FABULOUS! Birthday card made using Martha Stewart Season Cake Art cartridge!

Hello, friends!

I am starting to run out of steam! Good thing I am going on a quasi vacation at the end of the week. Between my tests, getting ready to go, and general blogging stuff my cup runneth over! Wish me luck on my Econmics test that I have today though. It is not my strong suit! My husband thinks that is not surprising considering how much scrapbooking things I buy. He says I have no concept of money! The nerve *wink*

Today's card is made using the Martha Stewart Season Cake Art cartridge. I made this for my Mother-In-Law's birthday. I need to get it in the mail soon too because she lives in England and it takes FOREVER for things to get there.

The paper is from Close To my Heart as is the ribbon.
I cut '59' out at 3/4".
The stamp is from Papertrey Ink.
The 'top note' shape is a spellbinders die that I made using my cuttlebug. I cut it in half and used half on the outside of the card and the other half on the inside!

Don't forget that I am drawing winners tomorrow for my Hello Thursday giveaway! Be sure to check back in to see if you won!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!



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73 comments:

Short Scrapper said...

Beautiful card for a beautiful lady (I'm sure)! By the way, as one who is on the soon-to-be-end of 52, 59 is a wonderful age! Happy Birthday to your mom-in-law!

Kim. said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours and cuts used for a lady of this age. I love the 59 and fabulous it really makes the statement of ageing.
Kim xXx

Brigitte said...

wonderful card and good luck on your test!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Vickie said...

Lovely! Love the colors.

Anonymous said...

pretty card....I love this cart too!
You mom-in-law is in for a treat so Happy Birthday to your other mother!!

Joan Smith

Kimberli said...

Pretty card, I'm sure she'll love it! Happy Birthday to her and good luck on your test!

patricia said...

love your cards and hope everything you wish for today comes to you.

Lana said...

You really have an eye for color! I love all the cards you make! They look so professional. - - Good Luck on your test!

4Ucards said...

I would love to receive this card. The CTMH paper is so pretty for the start of spring. Good Luck on your test.

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Beautiful card. You are great in ecomonics ~ helping drive the ecomomy, just like the rest of us!
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Luv 2 Create said...

Gorgeous card Melanie. Your Mon-in-Law is going to love it. Wow, I am old enough to be your mother! Ugh. Send her best wishes from all of us as well.
Gotta love those spellbinders!! Don't they add so much to cards and layouts.
Marcie

Lara said...

This is a gorgeous card and a great use of spellbinders. Thanks for the inspiration- and good luck on your test!

Kelly said...

Love this card! You MIL will love it I'm sure!

Good luck on your test!

TFS

Kaycee said...

Classy! I like!!! It's great when you see a card and it makes you think of someone! Thanks for sharing

Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said...

beautiful.. elegant yet so simple... just beautiful! I'm turning 49 this year and realize that 59 isn't so far ahead.. ;0
parkernana5 @ cox.net

SHELLEE said...

This is such a cute card!! Sending good vibes on your test! Enjoy your "vacation"! ANY time spent on a cruise is a good time! (unless you get sea sick!)
Shellee

JenE said...

Such a pretty card! Love the colors and the cuts.

Anonymous said...

I always love your cards. I have a question to ask how do you mail these beautiful cards without them getting damaged?

Janet Hamilton said...

Economics--yuk! Took lots of those classes but didn't make me like it--nothing sure in that department.
And my daughter is an economist!
Anyway, happy birthday to your MIL. I'm sure she will love this card from her beautiful DIL.

Karen said...

What a pretty card. I love the sentiment! I am sure she will love it.

Treva said...

Beautiful Card, best wishes on your test!

BerryBlessed said...

Economics? Do you mean Scrap-omics? That's the theory for me! Card is beautiful. Love the resourceful use of cutting the top note shape...very 'economical' of you! *wink* Good luck on your test!!

lindagk23 said...

Super cute card! Love the colors! Good luck on your tests and hope you have lots of fun on your cruise! Thanks for sharing! lindagk23

Katherine said...

Beautiful! I just love the colors you chose.

Susan said...

I love this card. It is beautiful.

Ann said...

VERY PRETTY CARD! YOU WILL DO FINE NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU SPEND ON CARDMAKING! LOL
MSTGANE
ANN

Marilyn said...

Great card, great layers, great colors. Thank you for sharing it!

Kelly Massman said...

How gorgeous! Love the button and everything else!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors! Thanks for showing us the idea!

circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

Joyce said...

Gorgeous card! Need to make a 90th so this style would be awesome! Thanks for sharing!!!
jdwlo

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card! your mother-in-law is going to love it. She probably loves everything you make--I'm sure you make her very proud :)

Roxanna
bswinch at aol dot com

Minnesota Nana said...

Great colors! love it!

Pat N. said...

Very pretty card! Love the button in the middle of the bow. Good luck on your test. Sure you'll feel relieved when that's over. And have a great time on the cruise. Hope we can see some pictures when you get back.--Pat N.

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty, love the paper and colours too!!

flscraplady said...

This is one of the best (in my opinion) you've made. I love it. From the colors to the papers it is one of my favorites. Thanks so much. Sorry you are so stressed.
diane at weismanfamily dot net

Scrapper69 said...

WOW! That is soooo pretty! I LOVE that paper and it makes the card look elegant... your Mother in Law will LOVE it! And good luck on your test.... You'll be fine... I know it! :O)

Karen @ THEBUSYBUG said...

Adorable card, TFS. Bug Hugs.

Rebecca's Card Hobby said...

Beautiful - I have this CTMH paper, love the colors. I hope your mother-in-law likes the card as much as I do.

Syd said...

What a beautiful card. Love the colors and the ribbon.

TheLastOfNine said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous button.
Gloria

PurpleLadyBug said...

Beautiful Card & Happy Birthday to your mother-in-law. Good luck on that test, my husband would have said the same exact thing (lol)

kperlic@hotmail.com

cricut cards said...

Pretty looking cards. I love the way you design your layout

Corrie M. said...

Love this card, the sentiment is subtle which is really what it needs to be! Great job!!

Windy said...

Very pretty card! I love the colors, the top note idea, and the button. I'm sure you've already taken your test by now, so I'll just say I'm sure you did well.

Angela said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. That paper is fabulous too.

Faith-Abigail Designs said...

So beautiful! I'm sure she'll love it!

Elaine said...

I lobr your card and also the one on everyday cricket. Lots of talent Hopefully it carries over to the economics test. Tell your husband the spending is investment into your mental health and the benefits to him are unlimited.

Elaine said...

should have been love not lobr..fingers on the wrong keys.
...comment was love the card...you have great ideas

susan.kempff said...

What a beautiful card. Best of wishes to the birthday gal! Love the colors, ribbon, and that gorgeous button. Thanks for the idea of using the spellbinders inside and out. Always have such nice inside designs. You really design a complete card.

Good vibes on your test!!!

Crhiga said...

Lovely card, she'll love it!!!

Carol

Cynthia B. said...

Gorgeous layered brackets - love how you did the inside w/ the same desing too!

JANLYNN said...

A lovely card. You MIL is a very lucky lady.

upnurse said...

really like the card thanks
upnurse @aol.com

madzach said...

Great card!

AJoy said...

Beautiful card!

April
nginerd at gmail dot com
http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

SuziM (sacto) said...

Such a beautiful card. Happy Birthday to your Mother-in-Law. Hope your test went by quickly and with little stress.

gardener said...

Clever 59 card and love the way you cut a label in two and used half for the inside.

Rose said...

Beautiful card the colors are so soft!Your cards are always so detailed from the butterflys to your beautiful bows...She will love it!
Tell your DH to stop testing you, that one test a day is enough(You can go show him how you can manage money YOUR WAY)$$$*wink,wink*$$$
tfs

ITeachK said...

Lovely card. Your MIL will love it!

JoAnn said...

Your card is beautiful. Love the colors and cuts. TFS

Amy said...

I really like this card - the green ribbon gives it a great pop :)

Kristen Ann said...

What an elegant card! Really like the soft pastel color choices and the button is a fun accent. Hope the test went well.

Becca P said...

What a beautiful card. I love everything about it. Thanks for sharing.

Kimbuckjr said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us. You are truly inspirational! Thank you!
God Bless you and yours!
Hugs - kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

NanetteMT said...

Love this card...beautiful. I think I'm going to have to use this card. TFS!

Donna said...

Oh my gosh, that's my birthday # too this year! It's a wonderful age!

Funny when we were 30 and thought 59 was ancient - looking back, I think times have changed so much, and for the better. We feel better, we look better, for heaven's sakes, we ARE better at 59 than women were 30 years ago. Happy Birthday to all of us, no matter what age we are!

I love this cartridge and I think I'm going to have to invest in it. Thanks for sharing yet another special card with us!

Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

sucor said...

Happy Birthday to your mom-in-law! It's a gorgeous card! I'm sure she will love it. Good luck on your test!

cardchick's world said...

OMG!!! THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!! luv the design abd the color combo too
thursday is my b-day and I'll be turning 61 happy birthday to your mom in law....

mimikat33 said...

Absolutely beautiful card, brings to mind spring and peacefulness. Great design as always.

Kathy

T said...

Love it..I love th button on the bow..wonderful card I know your mother n law will love it..

KTbirdiegirl said...

Beautiful card! Good luck on your exam and have a great vacation! You deserve it!!!
Kathryn

RAP said...

Beautiful. I love how you used the cut top note on the inside. I hope you don't get in trouble for sharing her age with everyone!

Michelle L. said...

Beautiful card!! TFS

 
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