Happy Birthday, Deb!!
Today is our dear friend Deb's birthday -- it's a special occasion for many reasons, including the number of candles on the cake. I decided to play nice and not announce the exact number of Deb's candles on my blog post, but I'm sure someone on the hop will spill the beans!
Our fellow stamping buddy, Joanna, came up with the idea of a birthday blog hop for Deb; isn't she a great friend? If you arriving here from Heather's (One Little Spark) blog, then you are heading in the right direction. If you've just joined the fun, be sure to start out on Joanna's (Stitting on Pens & Needles) blog to start the party!
Initially when I planned Deb's card, I was thinking of going with a vintage theme with a possible technique because Deb is known for her expertise in these areas. Then I asked myself 'Why compete with a master' and decided to go with the symbolic theme instead:
1) I chose House Mouse because I first met Deb in a House Mouse ATC swap -- her little mouse knitting with toothpicks was incredible!
2) Basic Grey DP is a necessity because we are both huge fans of this company.
3) The flowers are from a Tim Holz die -- Deb is amazing with Tim's techniques!
4) Finally, I tried to go with a green color combo, but ended up a bit off track. Green twill counts, right??
Here's the inside of the card; I thought the 'dreams come true' part was especially appropriate considering the image!