Happy (Belated) Birthday Marybeth!

Boo...I have been a bad friend!  I knew our sweet friend Marybeth Lopez of Marybeth's Time for Paper was having a birthday in August and went off on vacation without turning the page on my calendar.  I had it in my head that her birthday was on August 24th and I was so embarrassed to discover it was actually on August 4th!  Bad friend!  I am so sorry Marybeth.  You have been so sweet to me on my birthday and have made me several beautiful cards to wish me a happy day and I go off and don't remember your special day!  Please forgive me.  To make up for it, at least a little bit, we have planned a belated birthday blog hop for you.  Joyce and I have come up with as many "crafty friends" as we could to bring you good wishes on your birthday.  Happy Birthday Marybeth...this hop is for you!
I actually made this card for you while I was on vacation...thinking I was so smart to have your card all done and ready to mail for that birthday at the end of August...NOT!  At least the thought was there.  I used a Lil' Inker Original Pinwheel die to make a cheery pinwheel to wish you happy birthday.  The original design of this card is a Case from Jeanne Jachna of A Kept Life.  She always knows how to pair patterned papers together to make a beautiful card.  Here's is Jeanne's original card.  I also used Lil' Inker Stitched Scallop Border die and their Stitched Sentiment Flag with a cute birthday sentiment from Sun Sentiment Stamp set.  I also used one of their Fanfare Scalloped Border die along with a few punched buttons for embellishment.
I am not the only one who wants to wish you a happy belated birthday Marybeth...here is a link to lots of your friends who also want to wish you happy birthday.


Joyce (Thanks Joyce for coordinating our hop)
Cathy (That's me!)

23 comments:

You know it never even crossed her mind! Cathy this card isi so fantastic, Ii LOVE that pinwheel and the fanfare die looks amazing--great colours. Thanks for hosting the blog hop!

Such a beautiful card my dear! I adore the pinwheel and the border and button! So pretty! And I must add my thanks too for hosting! :)

Kara said...

sooo pretty!! i'm sure she'll love it!

Cathy, this card tugs at my heart. All elements I love! The pinwheel and lovely layers, truly a labor of love!
Lady, you are a supreme hostess! And you and Joyce pulled this off with bells on! Wish I was a fly on MB shoulder when she opened all our blogs! Thank you for all you did!

Such a beautiful card. ;-) I love the papers and the pretty elements you've used. That pinwheel is fantastic! Love it. ;-) Thanks for all your work planning the hop!

Marybeth said...

First I have to say Congrats on your WMS Friendly Feature. I looked at it real fast and can just see you scream when you got the email! I am so happy for you…. because of you I found WMS .. Cant wait to read every detail.
Cathy you and Joyce totally surprised me ! I cant tell you how much this means to me. I love the card you made for me I also love that you cased Jeanne! Thank you so much , I as so blessed to have you for friends.

First, thanks to you and Joyce for organizing this fun hop for Marybeth! I'm honored to have been included. And your card...WOW! All those patterns should be too busy to go together, but you've made them work absolutely perfectly! It's gorgeous. I simply love that little pinwheel, and my eyes keep going to the die-cut strip with the ric-rack. Wonderful card. Love this. Bev

That double sided paper is perfect for your beautiful pinwheel Cathy and there is such a lot of gorgeous detail on this card. Thanks so much for organising this hop!

Joyce said...

What a wonderful card. I just love that pinwheel (I should use it more), and the way you have combined all your pattern papers. I love that you CASed Jeanne, and still made this card your own. It was so fun to be a co-conspirator with you for Marybeth's surprise. I think she really was surprised, and thank goodness you reminded me about her birthday.

Sue Lelli said...

GORGEOUS card! LOVE your mix of patterned papers and that pinwheel....SIGH! Just a BEAUTIFUL card! THX for organizing this blog hop for such a Sweet Blog Friend and for including me!

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful pinwheel, Cathy! Great mix of papers!

Helen F. said...

LOVE your card, Cathy! Those beautiful papers and the fun pinwheel really make for a delightful Birthday surprise for Marybeth!
Thank you so much for co-hosting this fabulous Hop!

What a beautiful card! This was so sweet of Joyce and yourself to host this for sweet Marybeth. :)

Renee said...

She's too sweet to think one thing of it...
and besides...
this is how you REALLY surprise someone! :)
She'll love this sweet card and the thought and love that comes with it! :)

Renee said...

She's too sweet to think one thing of it...
and besides...
this is how you REALLY surprise someone! :)
She'll love this sweet card and the thought and love that comes with it! :)

Lisa said...

Such a pretty card Cathy and I love the warm earthy colors! Thanks so much for organizing this hop for Marybeth and allowing me to be part of it!!

Jeanne J said...

You outdid me again! Your card is brilliant! I love your mix of papers and all those yummy layers. The polkadot matching buttons and YES!! RIC RAC!!!! So fun!!! I know Marybeth will love this! Thanks for putting this together and keeping us organized!

Sharron said...

Your card is just amazing--LOVE the mix of papers and the colors are so wonderful! The pinwheel is adorable and I love how you used the Lil' Inker border die. Thanks again to both you and Joyce for planning this fun hop.

This is a fantastic card, Cathy! It's magical how you have made all the patterns work together! Thank you so much for cohosting this fun surprise hop for our sweet Marybeth!!

JD/ Jill said...

What a cute and fun birthday card! Like the patterned paper that you used!

Brilliant!!!! Truly - this is fantastic! I haven't pulled out my Pinwheel die in a while. I forget what a happy little card it makes.
Thanks for the inspiration!
Laura
Lil' Inker Designs

Brilliant!!!! Truly - this is fantastic! I haven't pulled out my Pinwheel die in a while. I forget what a happy little card it makes.
Thanks for the inspiration!
Laura
Lil' Inker Designs

Vickie Z said...

Fab pinwheel and love the lil inker border die!!

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