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Happy 11th Birthday

Today is my sweet girl’s birthday!  I can’t believe she is 11 years old today. 

About a week ago she told me, “Mom, I can’t wait to see my special card you’re making.”   I’m so happy she appreciates my cards, but man, oh man, now the pressure is on to make a card she will really like.  I hope she will like this one.



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Since my crafty mojo has been lacking since I was laid off in September, I had to search my Pinterest files for inspiration.  I found some in this gorgeous card from Anna Marie Nelson.

I wanted to share some pictures of my baby with you.    I don’t have any digital photos from the day she was born but here is one from her 1st birthday. 


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And here is a recent photo.   Both show the same sweet smile.

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Happy Birthday Liz!




  • Stamps:   Rosie by Stacie Yacula at Purple Onion Design
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Papers:  Neenah Crest solar white CS, Papertrey kraft CS, October Afternoon Cakewalk DP pad
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities, Papertrey linen texture plate, Stampin’ up edge punch, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Sakura clear glitter pen, Papertrey silk ribbon & button twine, Thickers letters, misc. buttons, glitter, & tag, Adirondack pearl & snow cap paint dabbers, Tattered Angels Starfish glimmer mist



Caroline said…
Beautiful card love the image and the layout is gorgeous. Happy Birthday to your daughter. Caroline xxx
Imke said…
What a lovely and darling card ! Happy Birthday to your sweet girl.
Happy Birthday Liz! I'm sure she'll adore that super cute card, the puppy is darling!
Tracy said…
Happy birthday to your baby girl Cheryl! I think you picked the perfect image and made an adorable card. Hope you have a wonderful day together. Hugs!
Wedgie said…
I hope your daughter has a wonderful Birthday and what a gorgeous card you've created! Love the image.

Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx
Rene said…
Awww! Happy birthday! What a sweet and wonderful card! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Good luck,
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Lisa said…
Happy, happy birthday to your daughter!! She is so beautiful!! And what a gorgeous card...the design is fabulous!! The sparkly numbers are so fun!! She will definitely love it!! Have a great day :)

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zub momi said…
Beautiful card! My daughter will be eleven in two months so i can understand your feelings with this card, i'm sure your daughter will love it...Happy Birthday to her :)
Jackie said…
That is such a cute card Cheryl & the pics of your daughter are beautiful! She's very pretty & I hope she had an awesome day!!!!!
NancyD said…
Oh, so cute your card and your lovely daughter. Congratulations! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Craft Challenges. NancyD
Sara I. said…
Oh Cheryl - this is just GORGE!! LOVE the color scheme and fabulous buttons - the image is too darn cute!! Beautiful young woman you have there - happy birthday to her and wishing her a wonderful year ahead. It's amazing how fast time flies when you're not paying attention - they definitely grow up way too fast.
Desire Fourie said…
Just beautifully creative. Love the colours and design. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}
Jinny Newlin said…
Cute, cute, CUTE, Cheryl! LOVE the distressing, and once again, that scrumptious color combo! Happy birthday to your sweet girl!
Angi Crandall said…
Hi, Cheryl! Love your coloring...I can't imagine why your daughter wouldn't absolutely love this card!

Leikkaan Mervi said…
Hi Cheryl, congrats for your daughter!
Fabulous and adorable card!
Thanks for sharing at
-Craft-Room Punches and Die-cuts Challenge,
-Penny Black and more Challenge,
good luck;-))m
Annette said…
aww Happy Birthday to your sweet Liz...

Such a sweet card..
Adorable card Cheryl!! I love that image and the papers you chose are beautiful with it. Your daughters pictures are precious as well. Tell Liz Happy Birthday from me. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Have a wonderful day!! Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria DT
Wendy said…
Awww adorable and so gorgeous...Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts and Divas this week.
Wendy xx
linda said…
hi cheryl, this is such a sweet card with an adorable image! cute pics; i hope your daughter has a great birthday and she'll love your card. thank you so much for playing along with our 'any die will do' theme at penny black and more this month.
Karen B. said…
I think she'll love it!
MANSI said…
Very cute Card!!!Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges
She's such a beautiful girl! You must be very proud! I'm sure she loved the card like the rest of us! Of course, I love the doggy image too!
brenda said…
I'm sure your daughter or love your pretty card Cheryl.

Thanks so much to joining our Any Die Will Do theme at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x
Adrienne Crist said…
What an adorable card! I love the colors and that image is too cute. The 11 on the card just shines with all the glitter...fantastic job! Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations!

Tammy Ortiz said…
So Very amazing.
this is really adorable.

Thank you for allowing us to see your talent.
I am so thrilled to have you in our challenge this week.
Please come back next week.
We hope you had clicked to be a follower
for a chance at the winning prizes.
Tammy Ortiz
Founder of
Tammy Scrapin Corner
Beautiful card. Thanks for joining the Dream Valley challenge this fortnight. Marlene DT
Riet said…
So beautiful card,I love the image and the papers.

Hugs Riet.xx
~*Joni said…
Awww! Liz is sooo sweet Cheryl! I love the card you made for this cutie, the shabby chic motif is perfect with all of your details. Thank you so much for joining in on our birthday challenge this week at Raise The Bar! Hugs!
~*Joni RTB DT
Dewi Lestari said…
So cute and lovely
Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter
Thanks for joining at One Stop Craft Challenge
Tahi said…
Beautiful card. Thanks for playing in our challenge!
♥ Tahi
DT Member for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
Faye said…
I just love this card Cheryl. The colours, details and layout are fab and your colouring gorgeous. Have a great weekend. X
Jenny said…
Hi Cheryl!

What a beautiful daughter you have!
She is going to love, love, the card you created for her...I know I do!
Hope her birthday is wonderful...


Is the candy of 29 sept claimed bij the winner?
Than I can remove it from my sidebar.
I can not find this on your blog.
Thanks for answering.
Gr Elly
oh my word! where has the time gone??? she's a beauty! love the card. good to see you... i follow u on FB so i know what's happening. ain't life grand - LOL.

happy weekend and hugs for stopping by.

Dora said…
This is adorable, love the cute image and love the photos. Thank you for sharing and thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week. Good luck xxx
Mian said…
What a sweet card! Lovely image and dps and a great layout. Love the stitching you´ve made.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Dream Valley.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Dream Valley Design Team Member
Tamika said…
Totally cute card!
Sarah said…
Hi Cheryl, love the card - it's so cute!

Your daughter is beautiful as well! Hope she had a good birthday.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.

Pat (mspfd) said…
Oh Cheryl, your daughter is a beauty! Sending her my very best birthday wishes. The card you made her is a show stopper. Bet she fell in luv with it!
Ellie said…
How very cute! Love that image and your coloring is just amazing!
So glad you joined us at penny black and more! Good luck!
Sandi said…
Thanks for playing in our 'Birthday' Challenge #56!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!
This card is gorgeous, Cheryl! I'm sure your big little girl will love it! There's so many cute details on the card!
Thank you for joining Robyn's Fetish Challenge! Lilia DT
Vi Soriano said…
Beautiful creations and pictures..
Desire Fourie said…
Back with my dt hat on:
Beautiful colours. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}
Valou ALLARD said…
Very beautiful card! so sweet! thanks for playing with IDIC this week.
Nathalie said…
so adorable! Thank you for joining us to Dream Valley challenges.
whoistracy said…
What a sweet sweet card!!! Love the glittery numbers. Hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday.
Maria said…
A very happy birthday to your daughter, lovely pics, they grow up way too fast! This card is so, so cute and gorgeous, with a lovely distressed feel and beautiful colours. I am certain your daughter will love/loved it. Thanks for joining in with our Die Cuts/Punches theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge this fortnight.

Maria x
Laine Kammeraad said…
Hi Cheryl - your card is adorable. Love the image, your coloring, the colors you used. Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrappin Corner and a big birthday wish to your daughter.

Hugs and smiles

DT - Tammy's Scrappin Corner
Tracey Anne said…
love your card its so cute, well done!! thanks for playing in the Tuesday Alchemy Challenge
cotnob said…
This is gorgeous Cheryl, I love your colour combination and that little puppy is so cute - I'm sure your daughter loved it.
Tessa en Anke said…
Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at OLL. Good luck.
hugs Anke
Linby said…
Such a cute card and I love the colour combo you used, I bet your daughter loved it.
Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
Lynn x
Sonia said…
Fabulous card dear friend:) Happy Birthday to Your beautiful daughter:)
Audrey Pettit said…
Awww, happy belated to your sweet baby! She is such a beautiful girl with such an amazing smile! I bet she loved this card. I know I do. I'm so loving those prints mixed with the kraft and LOVE that rabbit! Love that you fussy cut the image and popped it up for extra dimension. The buttons and touches of glitter are fabulous, too!
mags said…
Such a beautiful sweet card and love the colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.
Paper Panda said…
Great card - how cute is that little pup! Thanks for joining us over at Pennys Paper-Crafty Challenge! Good Luck!
Mandy x (PPC DT)
hazel said…
A super cute card. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

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