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Oct 22, 2011

Birthday Card and a Request


I got this post ready a while ago, but had to wait until the birthday girl got the card! I pretty much stole a great idea from my talented niece. While she and my nephew came to visit, we played with some ink and photo paper to come up with some fun designs which I posted HERE.

I loved what she did with the little mouse stamp and decided to use that idea for Heidi's card. I used a font that looks like dripping paint for her name. It is called Paintdrips and can be found HERE
For the inside, I used the acetate pop up balloons I showed you in the same post. I love this pop up style.I added some definition with a white pen.
 I hope Heidi enjoys this card!

I have a small request!

I would so appreciate that if you like my Digi's or Vintage Graphics, to PLEASE VOTE for me in my sidebar for "Top 100 Digital Stamp Sites." I think it's only a couple of clicks to complete. There's some amazing Digi Stamp sites there already, but it gives my blog exposure to more people who can have the access to my free images that you already have.

I guess you could say you're "paying it forward." How cool is that? Lol...

Thank you so much!

I will be posting another freebie later today...stay tuned!



  1. Hi Carmen, I've been there, but don't know how to vote????
    xxx Margreet

  2. Oh WOW Carmen....I just love this effect...how cool is that? And those colours really pop...she's gonna love it!!
    Going over to vote for you now....can't be beaten in my book!

  3. Thanks Anne-Marie! Margreet, thank you for trying!
    I thought it just registered when you clicked on it, but I'm not sure! :)

  4. Awesome card! Love all the bright and fun colors.

  5. Thanks for the lovely vase of roses digi.And I voted for you.

  6. The second clicking place said click here to vote for site you came from, so guess I voted lol. I love the card and so that font is fabulous with the little mouse. And the pop up balloons!! Awesome.


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