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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Happy Birthday Amanda

Last Monday, April 29, was my granddaughter Amanda's Sweet 16 birthday.  She is very sweet too.  A lovely young lady.  She lives in California though with her family so I don't get to spend as much time with her as I'd like to.

Her heart's desire is to someday be a professional dancer.  She has been taking dance lessons since she was a little girl.  I think she has a dance lesson of some sort every day which keeps her mom on the road a lot picking her up from school and getting her to and from her classes.  She has 2 recitals every year - the year end one and then she also dances in Nutcracker at Christmas time.
I wanted to make a card for her that would reflect her dance as well as her beauty and grace.  I love this beautiful image and thought it would be perfect for her.

I kept it kind of simple for the trip to California.

Materials Used:
  • Image - My Favorite Things - Winter Recital
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Circle of Friendship
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Rose Romance; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - Happy Day
  • Accessories:  flowers hand crocheted by a friend; Birthday charm - Oriental Trading Co.; Lace - Spare Parts - A Paper Studio; 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches; Nestabilities - Label Four; Brad is from my stash
  • Copic Markers - B0000; E31, E33, E35, E37; E50, E51, E53; R81, R83, R85.
I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Color Me Creative - Celebrations
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes

Wags N Whiskers - Girl Birthday
Jelly Park Challenges - Girly Girl
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Stamping for the Weekend - Die Cuts/Punches
Happy Campers - Use Lace
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes


  1. What a sweet card! Happy birthday to the beautiful 16 year old! x0x0

  2. Maggie, she's just beautiful! Hope she has a wonderful birthday.
    Love the card you created for her too. So pretty and precious!

  3. happy birthday amanda. gma made you a terrific card. best of luck in your recitals. gma has good reason to be proud


  4. Very pretty, love the image and the flowers, thank you for joining us at happy campers, Pauline x

  5. Happy Birthday to Amanda! She is so beautiful! My niece loves the ballet also and is 8 and has been doing it since age 2. This year I took her to see the Nutcracker at Lincoln Ctr and she loved it. Your niece is so lucky (and talented) to dance it. What a pretty card you made to mark this special birthday!! Love the daintiness of it, perfect for a ballerina!

  6. Maggie this is gorgeous - a beautiful card for a beautiful grand daughter.

  7. Maggie, this is a truly wonderful card! What a beautiful granddaughter she is. :-D Love her ambition to be a dancer and wish her all the luck in the world with that.

  8. You must be so proud! She's gorgeous and she is going love the card you made for her.

  9. Maggie....Amanda is beautiful! I'm sure she is going to love this's perfect for her!!!

  10. She's beautiful Maggie & I'm sure she's going to LOVE this card! It's so pretty & sweet! TFS!!!

  11. Lovely card Maggie. I know your granddaughter is going to love it. Thanks for playing along with us at PCJ and good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gale DT

  12. A pretty card for a lovely young lady. And a proud grandma! Hugs!

  13. You have a beautiful granddaughter Maggie. Your card is too sweet. I like the birthday cake charm.

  14. So sweet. Thanks for playing at Sister Act Card Challenge.

  15. Awww...your granddaughter is so pretty and your card is adorable! Love that charm! :)

  16. Very cute birthday card! Thanks for joining the challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers!

  17. Cute card! Love the image and design. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Wags n Whiskers and Stampin' for the Weekend. Hope you have a fabulous day!

    - Jenn DT

  18. What a darling card! Perfect for your beautiful Amanda with it's pretty crochet flower and trim and that cute cake charm! Good luck to Amanda. May all her dreams come true!

  19. What a perfect card for your beautiful GD. I am sure she loved it!

  20. Such a lovely card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner Love from Laura xxx

  21. What a perfect card for your granddaughter! Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x


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