Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Blue Birthday Card with a Bird

Alliteration - a succession of similar sounds;  
One of the literary terms I learned in 8th grade.  We were all excited when we met our 8th grade English teacher.  She was a knock-out.  Gorgeous auburn hair (not from a bottle), that she always wore in a chic french twist.  She was fresh out of college.  But she was a tough cookie, which is why I still remember most of those literary terms and a lot more.  We all kind of scratched out heads when she started dating and eventually married one of the other teachers.  He was all but bald before he was 30!  
Now, how did I get started on that?  
Yes, my title.  
Blue Birthday Card with a Bird
This is a special card for a woman with whom I used to work for her 80th birthday.  (We had a really great group of gals who worked well together at the law firm and have remained friends even after the firm dissolved.  Unfortunately, the attorneys didn't work together quite as well.)  The girls will be gathering for a birthday dinner in her honor tomorrow evening.  I am almost finished crocheting a scarf  to accompany this card.
I had the cricut machine buzzing this morning.  All the cuts were made using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge.  I've used an older CTMH stamp set and sheer ribbon in a quadruple bow and some of the new fundamental paper.

This card is headed for the following challenges:


Gotta fly now!

12 comments:

  1. This is such a lovely card and I enjoyed the background story. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge for October.

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  2. I am such a fool over "bird" cards and I love love love this one! It is gorgeous and the bow is to die for!!! Wowzers!!
    Interesting about your English teacher. I had a 9th grade English teacher who was a tough one, too. And she was single and wore her hair always in a French twist, too!! How funny! She married later but not one of our other teachers! LOL Thanks for sharing that story....I loved it!
    And thanks for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door challenge. Good luck and hope you come back next week!
    Hugs
    Darcy

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  3. Love, love, love this happy blue bird card! Gorgeous bow! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ October Challenge.

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  4. Here's another B for beautiful! Love all your awesome die cuts and the gorgeous bow!

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  5. Gorgeous creation, Debi! And my grammar-school teacher mother would be so proud that you remember a teacher who was actually a "teacher" and taught you things you have never forgotten. :-D

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  6. Very pretty card, I love the colors. Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! We hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

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  7. Love the way you used die cuts and that gorgeous bow on your card. Thanks for playing along with our AG Challenge at Crafty Sentiments! Cathy xx

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  8. What a sweet card! Love the color! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps! We hope you play along with us again soon!

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  9. Simply adorable! Gorgeous emboss and textures! Thank you for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps!
    xoxo, DT Dangina

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  10. Yes some teachers make a lasting impression on you, I remember my sewing teacher when I was 13 and she always said Don't forget your three little stitches - I am now 64 and never forget them!! Sorry I digress, your card is fab I love the monotone and gorgeous detail.Thank you for joining in our Anything Goes Challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week, good luck! Susan x

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  11. Beautiful project. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Loves Rubberstamps.

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