Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Refrigerator Art part 3 ... birthday invitations

I love birthday "postcards" over the folding birthday invitations.  It is so much easier to scrapbook postcards.  My daughter is an artist in her own right and she designed this postcard invitation to Little Honey's first birthday.  All photos on the invitation are by Tabitha Safdi Photography


Ingredients:  Graphic 45's A Ladies Diary; Technique Tuesday Postage Frame chipboard; My Mind's Eye "girl"; Making Memories tiny alphas; Fiskars Diamond border punch; Basic Grey rub-ons; K&Co. flowers and pin; Prima bling, lace, and leaves; Maya Road "12"; Cosmo Cricket Glubers; Tim Holtz distress ink Vintage Photo and Antique Linen, Distress Stain Antique Linen, Distress Ink pen Tattered Rose, and button from idea-ology;Inkadinkado sand castle stamp;

The sand castle stamp is one of my favorites. I stamped this on pattern paper and cut it out for a cool embellishment. 

The white flower was made with Cosmo Crickets Glubers, lace, and a Tim Hotlz button. 

The K&Co. flowers were originally a pale yellow.  I used my Distress pens and light tinted it with Tattered Rose then ran my water pen over it and it gave the flowers a nice pink hue. 

I added Basic Grey's old rub-ons Wholy Cow to the pattern paper for a bit of character.

The scallop on the bottom is actually the piece I cut off the "Girl" piece.  I didn't want to waste so I added it back into the layout.

I want to thank my blog sponsors for the past few months for some awesome giveaways and for everyone of you for "playing" along. 

August is my busy month and I won't be posting as much as usual for a few weeks.  I'm not MIA, I'm just making memories.  My Little Honey starts school this month and my son goes back to college.  I feel like I'm going to be an empty nester in a way.  But we have a new grandbaby girl due at the end of the month so that feeling won't last long.

I'm also working on the 12 Days of Home for the Holidays.  This will be my 4th year and I'm excited about the guests we are going to have.  I can't wait! 

Have a Crafty Day!






Gratitude List
1.  Little Honey and her mom and dad
2.  my Jay, big dreams with a big heaert
3.  Eddie and his family
4.  Ruth and our beautiful day
5.  God's grace for clear mind and a strong heart

12 comments:

  1. Perfectly beautiful layout and papers for a perfectly beautiful little lady.

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  2. Your work is just amazing! All the details! Every time I look at it I see something new!

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  3. What a wonderful layout. All the girly flowers and swirls perfectly fit that little princess in the picture. It is a WOW!

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  4. Wow, gorgeous!! Look at all of those fun balloons!! Super pretty page. Have a wonderful day :)

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  5. Beautiful page - so girly. Have a great August. Wow = where did July go?

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  6. Gorgeous page! Love the sandcastle stamp!

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  7. this is so you~GORGEOUS work and I love all the bling you added and the sand castle stamp is perfect!!! Love it D!!!!

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  8. Wow lots going one in your life this month. Your layout is adorable and your daughter is very talented in the picture taking skills. Lovely layout. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. This layout is so so so beautiful. I love all the little details!!!

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  10. This is so beautiful!!

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  11. That layout is gorgeous! Love the idea of the postcards for invitations.

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  12. Those are very nice birthday invitations, one of the best i saw so far!

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