Judy Rozema! Monica decided to surprise you with a special birthday hop in your honor! We hope you like it! And we hope you have one of the best birthdays ever!
And for those of you visiting my blog, you can join us in celebrating Judy's birthday. Simply leave a comment at the end of this blog post. Sloopy and I will then pick random winner to receive the ADORABLE Hambo digi "Bailey Cupcake" (of course, Sloopy had an influence over that choice).
To increase your chances of winning, please participate in our Birthday Hop for Judy. EACH blog will be giving away a Hambo digi to a random commenter. How cool is that?
And, ONE lucky person who leaves a comment at every stop along the hop, AND wishes Judy a happy birthday on the Hoedown blog will get a $15 Hambo shopping spree (for rubber OR digital images). All comments must be left by midnight Monday, July 16.
Here's the official order of Judy's Birthday Hop, just in case you didn't start at the beginning:
Kecia (you are here)
Here's a little bit about my card I made for Judy:
Knowing that Judy is a music teacher, and that she likes the color pink, I thought maybe a little parade might be appropriate, complete with pink band hats!
I decided to make an easel card using the wonderful tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers as my guide (I've never made one before!) I stamped Hambo's "Marching Band" (4219) with Marvy black dye ink onto X-Press It cardstock panel. I colored the birdie band with Copic markers, and using a Memento Tuxedo Black marker I drew some musical notes.
Using patterned paper from Bo Bunny, I cut a pennant from a Nestabilities die and stamped the first part of Hambo's sentiment, one of their Fractured Funnies, "Birthday Parade" (4202) with Versafine Onyx Black onto the pennant. I added a little Baker's Twine bow to the pennant and adhered just outside the image panel that was framed with black cardstock.
One the base panel with more patterned paper from Bo Bunny, I stamped the second portion of the Fractured Funnies "Birthday Parade" (4202). It too was framed with black cardstock. The largest panel of these easel card is made from Lasting Impressions patterned paper.
Judy, I thank you for your friendship and your awesome guidance as design team coordinator of the Bacon Bits. You are one of the nicest people in the stamping community that I "know". I am inspired by your lovely creations. I sure hope I get to meet you someday in person! A very Happy Birthday to you!