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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Birthday, Leap year!

Hello and happy birthday to all the leapsters today!  How many people do you know that were born on leap year? One of my childhood friends birthday is today.. She used to get angry when her brother would say "you really do act your age like a 2 year old!"  She would cry  "I am not 2,  I'm 8." Now since we are quite a few years older she gets smirky and sings  "I'm still a teenager,  na na nana  na nah!" LOL I love her anyway!

I would like to share with you today a super cutie!  I founds this adorable stamp set at my local scrapbook store made by Stampendous.  I love the them for they stamp very clean and sharp! The sentiment in the set was "Scooting by to say hi" and I cut off the "hi". Even though it is cut off from the phrase you could still use it by lining the edges up on your acrylic stamping block.

I was commissioned to make a birthday card for a lady who turned 84 years young today! Since her birthday is February 29,   She has had 21 actual birthdays!! Most of my card idea is from casing a card at my local stamp store: Photo Scraps in Eldersburg, MD

The sky was sponge with Memento Ink, sky blue.
The gate is a Memory Box Die Cut:  Wrought Iron Gate
Copics. Scooter: YR24, YR23, Y15, Y11, Y00, Tires C5, C3, C1
Diamond Glaze is a dimensional adhesive that dries to a clear glass-like finish,. 
I added it to the metal sections  of the bike

Inside 


The froggies are from my stash, but pretty sure I bought them at Michael's. Aren't they adorable!  The Calendar is one found online and my sentiment is computer generated.  Papers from Stash.

TIP OF THE DAY:  Diamond glaze is water based.  I am able to dilute the glaze with water and add glitter or Stickles to it and apply it with a paint brush. You end up with a very shiny, glittery hard surface. 


Thanks for joining me today and Happy Birthday Leapsers!!


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25 comments:

jimlynn said...

OMGoodness...this is just so precious!! Love the image and the little fence behind there - and the frogs are so cute I just want to reach out and squeeze them!! What a delightful and fun card! Love it.
Lynn

ursula Uphof said...

I just love the scooter. It is such a fun card.

Sylvia said...

This card is so cute, Colleen, inside and out, love the scooter! Thanks for joining in the fun this week at the Papercraft Star frog challenge!

Monica said...

So pretty that scooter is... and the inside of the card is WOW! Love the colouring, the scooter is popping out and the fence is so elegant.

Hugs,

Monica

Catherine said...

Oh I so love your card Colleen ! And not only because there are little frogs on it and that I am french ! Love the little scooter and the sky looks fantastic ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Angela B. said...

Cute story about your friend. I never knew anyone that had a birthday on leap year, I don't know why I had never even thought about someone having a birthday every 4 years...lol. I love the scooter on your card your coloring looks phenomenal!

tweetybugshouse said...

what a sweet card thanks for joining us at the perfect sentiment.

♥Jan♥ said...

What an inspiration to add the diamond glaze to the scooter - it makes the whole card I think ! Thanks for playing along with us at Papercraft Star this week !

LilyPinkScraps said...

What a great card!! Just love what you did with the scooter - really pops :)

Patricia St Martin said...

So awesome is your card. Love the way you colored and the way you used the dies in the background.

Ginny said...

fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

Anne Fenton said...

Just to darn cute!!!!! Love the little frogs.

The Card Maker said...

This is so cool, Colleen! Always amazed!

LiL Sistah
C!

Carla S. said...

What a cute and clever card, Colleen! wonderful design!

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww gorgeous creation, luv the scooter & the fence looks brill, fab scene, sue,x

Sharon said...

A beautiful card Colleen. Love that scooter. You've created such a beautiful picture with it. Well done. hugs Sharon xx

Sharon said...

A beautiful card Colleen. Love that scooter. You've created such a beautiful picture with it. Well done. hugs Sharon xx

Lorraine said...

Hiya girlfriend! Ooh, love your coloring of that scooter and the scene & details! And LOL @ my mess looking like yours! I figured - eh, might as well embarrass myself if it might help someone else get clean, lol!

Scrappin Abby said...

Great card..I am sure your friend will love this..thanks for joining us at the Perfect Sentiment :)

Emma H said...

Hee hee, what a great 'leap' card and such cute little froggies! Sweet! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky this week!

Jinny Newlin said...

What a darling card, full of so many fantastic details, Colleen! LOVE that sweet scooter! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

The Paper Peasant said...

This card has it all!! Color, layout, great image!!! Thanks for playing along with perfect sentiments!!

Margaret said...

What a great image. Love he scooter and the froggy. Great card. Thanks for playing along at Perfect Sentiments.

Marcea said...

An absolutely wonderful creation full of beautiful attention to detail. Thankyou for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week.

I hope you can join us again this week. There is candy up for grabs on my blog ... x

Jennipher said...

This is fantastic!! Thanks for playing at The Perfect Sentiment.

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