Friday, August 23, 2013

Happy Belated Birthday, Mary Beth!

     I have a very special post today as I am participating in a surprise birthday blog hop for an amazing, creative, crafter, Mary Beth (aka MaryBeth's Time for Paper). Her cards, tags and banners are so beautiful.
Although I have never met Mary Beth personally, I feel a connection with her as she too is a grandmother.

So here is my card posted in honour of Mary Beth.

 Once again I turned to my current favorite stamp set, Balloon Bash. However, this time I used Glitter Glitz on each balloon. At the stamp convention I attended 2 weeks ago, I saw a demonstration on creating a rainbow effect on a die using glitter. I attempted it here using one of The Birthday Trio die.

Mary Beth, I hope you enjoyed this special surprise hop and that you had a wonderful birthday. Although we  missed your real birthday we hope with this hopthat your celebration was extended a wee bit.

Follow along:

Joyce The host
Cathy co-host
Carol J. that's me
Carol S

Stop by Mary Beth's blog to send her some wishes.


laughadaisy said...

This is such a fun card, Carol. I love the sparkly balloons and sentiment - love the rainbow effect! Beautifully done. ;-)

Tracey McNeely said...

Carol a beautiful card for Marybeth, she will love all the glitter.

Marybeth said...

Carol… this was such a wonderful surprise! I cant thank you enough for taking time to make a card for me. We do share that special bond of being grandmothers… nothing better!
I love the birthday card ! I just used this set yesterday and made almost the same card. I think it will be my got to birthday set. Love the glitter balloons too.
Thank you so much Carol.

Kara said...

pretty glittery balloons!!

Happy Dance said...

Very fun card - perfect for Marybeth's birthday! Love the rainbow effect with the glitter. Bright and happy. Very sweet. Bev

artful-notions said...

Carol, this is a perfect birthday card, so festive. Love all the details!

Bonnie said...

I love all the sparkle in the balloons and letters! A very festive birthday card!

Joyce said...

This is such a fun and happy card. I am just adoring all that glitter, and thinking of your mess, too--but totally worth it. I am so happy that you were able to join in our little party today.

Sue Lelli said...

Carol, FABULOUS card! LOVE the balloons and all of the color and of course the sparkle!

Helen F. said...

Lovin' all the glitter on the card you made for Marybeth, Carol! What could be more festive for this party?

Lisa said...

Such a festive card for Marybeth!! Love the sparkle!!

Jeanne J said...

HI Carol! You really pulled out all the stops on this one - it looks like a party going on! I love the balloons and YUM! All that glittery goodness!!

Renee said...

Love those glittery balloons...
and the sentiment in rainbow colors...
And Marybeth will love this fun card! :)

Sharron said...

What a fabulous card! Love the glittery balloons and your rainbow sentiment!

Cathy Weber said...

That is a really neat rainbow all those sparkly colors on the birthday die. I am sure Marybeth will absolutely love this card and I know she was so surprised by all her birthday cards!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I can see why it's a favorite! You have created a PERFECT birthday card, Carol! Balloons and sparkle ~ and, of course, cake just out of camera range!!

I'll have to look into how to do the technique you mentioned. I love all the colorful glittered letters!

JD/ Jill said...

Great birthday colorful and festive!...

Vickie Z said...

Those glittery balloons and sentiment are wonderful!!

Marybeth said...

Carol are you? Hoping you are just busy with life and doing well.