Sunday, April 1, 2012

Happy 'Bird--day!


I hope you are having a simply wonderful weekend so far.
It's April Fools Day of course, but there are no jokes here today.
I don't often post on a Sunday but I was asked if I'd like to
come to a party and of course, I said yes!


If you've reached my blog by way of the uber-talented
then you are in the perfect spot!

If not, you might want to grab a 'cuppa' somethin'
and head back to the beginning over at the
because there are a lot of folks partyin' today!

I was honored to be a guest designer not long after the LPC blog
went live (you can check it out here) and I do try to visit often.


Since we are celebrating a birthday, I wanted to create with something colorful,
so I immediately pulled out my 6x6 pad from The ScrapCake.
The collection is called 'My Private Happiness' and was designed by
very creative teammate from The Twinery, Karola Witczak.
She sent me a beautiful parcel of papers & embellishments
all the way from Poland and I have to say....
I love these designs!

After I laid my 'wallpaper' base, I began to just layer things that
made me smile, such as the hand-dyed seam binding from 
Sugar Lump Studios and flowers from Prima.

The sign, sentiment & sweet little birdies are from the 'Tweet of You'
set by The Craft's Meow.  I 'hung' the sign using tiny pearls.

I hope you will plan to join in the blog hop today because there are
fabulous prizes up for grabs...over $500 in all!
There are a few different ways you can win...
**Leave a comment on the Lily Pad Cards Blog...
**Leave a comment on each participating blog on the hop...
**Like the LPC Facebook Page

Winners will be chosen by random draw from all of these links,
and you'll have until the end of the week to get it done,
so you have plenty of time!

It is time to get you on to the next stop on the hop and that's
my creative friend and designer

And...you know it's coming....
Happy Hopping!



Project Recipe:
Patterned Papers:  My Private Happiness by The ScrapCake
Stamps: Tweet of You by The Craft's Meow
Embellishments: Bronte Blooms flowers by Prima
seam binding from Sugar Lump Studios
gems by Recollections
Tools:  Apron Lace border punch by Fiskars


199 comments:

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

WOW! Your card is absolutely amazing! - wonderful flowers and choice of papers! Love it!
Have a great day and a great hop, hugs, Karin

Patricia Rey said...

So beautiful card love your birds are super cute =)

Gayatri said...

So pretty! I too love that birdie :)

Vicky said...

Stunning! Gorgeous card, love the use of ribbon! Thank you for celebrating with us !!!

Heather Maria said...

Julie, your card is wonderful! Love the mix of pps and your flowers are so pretty! The birds are such a cute touch!

Sandra said...

Wow your card is fabulous.

~amy~ said...

Such a fun card Julie!

Cait said...

I love your card...thanks for sharing it with us!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such a beautiful card! TFS =)

gRiSeL™ said...

Such a pretty card!! LOVE the pearls, birds and flowers! Shabby chic is becoming one of my fav styles!! (:

Jackie said...

Wow, your card is fabulous! I love everything about it!

pcm said...

Pretty!

JOAN said...

Great card! Hugs, Joan

Kelly Massman said...

How cute and pretty at the same time!

Cindy C. said...

Very beautiful card!

judkajudi said...

So many lovely details!! Beautiful card!!

Deirdre said...

Stunning Julie - love what you created for this wonderful hop. Adore the colour palette you used - stunning.

early said...

WOW, just WOW!

Serena

Dana D. said...

Beautiful card. Great colors. Birds and flowers.......what could be better. Love it.

Lisa Sumpter said...

Gorgeous! Love the texture and soft colours with a touch of fun with the bird.

Lisa xox

Cher said...

ohhhhhhh my...now I have to have this paper! your card is delish ! ty for participating...luv luv your blog! congrads to LP...this is fun!

Sarah Anderson said...

gorgeous card Julie, I LoVe the colour combo, and those flowers and ribbons are just 'lush' :)

Melissa Shea said...

I love how you said you just started layering things that made you happy! I completely agree with that strategy! Love your card, all that pretty ribbon!

conil said...

So sweet. Just makes me happy looking at your card. Love the colors and everything else about it.

Tracey said...

LOVE the combination of colours and embs Julie... SO PRETTY!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so adorable, love those flowers!

judy said...

Sweet card - I love the colors,
textures and patterns.

Caroline said...

So colorful and beautiful , what alovely card

Riette said...

Beautiful colors and flowers on your card! Great to celebrate with you on the hop!

Scrapbookdoll said...

lkie this beautiful card!
marie-anne raeman

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Birdy-ful!!! :)

Leslie C said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

One Scrappy Gal said...

What a sweet, romantic card!

Christa said...

Very cute card!!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is just fabulous! I love the piecing and the little pearls you used to 'hang' the sign, and that bunch of flowers is just stunning!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

So cute. And Love your flowers!

Dixie Cochran said...

Gorgeous card! Your flowers and papers are just perfect for a spring birthday!

Nan said...

So many little details! The card is simply awesome

CinnamonSally said...

Wow love your pretty card, the flowers are so pretty. I love all your detail and texture!!

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous card, Julie! It's obvious a lot of careful thought went into creating something this special. You are a tough act to follow today but I'm so happy you joined in the Lily Pad celebration!

Denise Bryant said...

Darling card! I love all the fun details!
DeniseB
deniseb777ATgmailDOTcom

Kristie Maynard said...

Lovely card! I love the combo of the pretty flowers and the cute little birds. They work great together. TFS!

Valerie said...

Love the card!

Annan said...

Your card makes me smile too!

Annan said...

Your card makes me smile too!

Annan said...

Your card makes me smile too!

luluvision said...

what a pretty card!!

Godelieve said...

Beautiful card! I love the fancy flowers and the cute birdies.

Michelle Lupton said...

Would have been a great card without the birds, but with the birds, it's perfect!!! :)

Kara Lynne said...

So sweet with those birds, and I LOVE that paper! Great card!

Jan said...

I love the flowers! Very unique.
Jan

Karen Letchworth said...

Your card is just stunning! Thanks for being part of this fun blog hop. I'm having fun - and crossing my fingers to win an InLinkz subscription. I recently took over the challenge blog at:
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com if you would ever like to play along - please stop by!
I love Lily Pad Cards, and wish them a very happy 1st birthday!
Karen L

Theresa said...

Love all the different elements of your card, Julie! So cute!

diana said...

Lovely card, especially the colors & the lace-y flowers! TFS ;-)

Mary-Anne V said...

Cute and cheerful bird card...love the colours.

Kailash said...

Your card is so beautiful...love the colors!!!

Barb Ghig said...

OMGosh, your card is the CUTEST!!! I love how you hung the banner with the pearl gems...so clever! Thank you so much for your inspiration!

Cathy A said...

So pretty with the net flowers

Kelly said...

darling card. Love the birds and their patterned papers!

Sherry said...

Amazing card love all the mixed media you used in your ribbons and flowers thanks for sharing

Jan said...

Love the card.

osirisandloki said...
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osirisandloki said...

what a great card! i just love your style of creativity! hugsxx happy birthday too!
www.osirisandloki.blogspot.com

stylesplenty said...

Your card is absolutely amazing, thank you for sharing it with us.

Stephanie said...

those little birdies are so cute!!

Carol Mc said...

Great looking card. I love those fabulous flowers.

forpahl5 said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

rossi73 said...

Your card it very nice. Love the patterned paper and the trim!

Glenna.Dowd said...

Very pretty. The embellishments are classy.

Evelyn vasquez said...

Very cute combo

Memories by Manda said...

Love the tulle flowers. thanks for sharing!

zehra said...

Very pretty card, love the birds and the seam binding, amazing mix

Kelly Booth said...

Julie this is just Gorgeous...I Love all the ribbons and fibers...so Pretty!

donna mikasa said...

So pretty and feminine! Love this and you've enabled me to get the papers from FIP! Hope you are well. Hugs!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

the colors, the embellishments just spell HAPPY. thanks for sharing

Barb HOusner

A Crafty Person said...

Darling card, I like the tulle embellishments.

Delightful Designs by Katherine said...

Adorable sentiment and beautiful flowers.

pat said...

Wow!! Love this card... The flowers are so pretty

Sue Bridges said...

Great design!

Luanne said...

gorgeous! love those flowers.

Mubeena M. said...

cute card!

marie said...

Such a cute card...great colors.
Marie

Renee said...

This is beautiful, love those flowers are cute birds :)

Jenny McGee said...

Love all the colors and texture of your card. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

Elizabeth said...

So "birdy" cute!!!!

cmatthews said...

Love this card, great flowers!

KristaB said...

Beautiful card!

Cheryl S. said...

Love the flowers on these cards...awesome!

Heidi May said...

cute card, thanks for sharing.

Julia Cheang said...

Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card. Love the beautiful flowers!

Kris said...

Cute birdies!! Love the flowers too!

Melissa D said...

Cute sentiment and I love the way you have punched the holes in the spotty paper for effect. Nice work.

Disp6194 said...

This is such a sweet card Julie! I adore those little birdies :)

ScrappinGrammie said...

Awesome card ... love the colors, the seam binding, flower ... all of it!

Laurie said...

I love the flowers! Your placement of the elements on your card is pure perfection!

Isha said...

Love your card Julie. The birds are cute touch. TFS

Cheryl said...

I just love those teeny little birds!!! A beautiful card.

Alina said...

Lovely card! The flowers are sweet!

Holly Saveur said...

Very elegant card..love the birdies and flowers!

ivy said...

too cute! darling card!

Karen Stephenson said...

love the way you stamped and cut the birds. Hope I win.

Susan said...

This card is so cute and adorable!

Karen said...

how awesome..love your flowers!!

rlovew said...

Very sweet card! I love the papers you used.

Johnna said...

Beautiful card!

Debbie said...

Love the colors on this card, adorable!

Maureen Morton said...

What yummy colors! All the details here are so rich and lovely. And those "tweet" little birdies.....oh my!

Melinda said...

Beautiful flowers!

marking said...

Love all the details in your card. its so girly.

mtscrapgal said...

Love all the lovely layers in your card. The flowers are outstanding.Thanks

elizabeth said...

Beautiful card. Love those little birds and the colors you chose on this card.

Sharon Roselli said...

Stunning Card! love the little paper pieced birds. the tulle flower is amazing.Great Card!! Thanks for sharing.

cardsbymo said...

Wow I love those your flowers! Gorgeous card!

Betty said...

wonderful card and the flowers are gorgeous! very clever how you hung the sign!

Meagan said...

I cannot get enough of those little birds!

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful card and I really like the sweet little paper pieced birds

Linda Kay said...

Love the layering...such cheerful colors.

Raven said...

Great card, I love your paper choices!

Cindy said...

Cute birdie card!

Jan Garber said...

Your card is sweet as cotton candy! Love those soft colors!

Sue D said...

Lovely bird-day card! I like the papers and the pretty embellishments.

Mari√ętte said...

Sweet card!

Melissa said...

This is such a sweet card! I love all the colors and different textures. Fabulous!

Hilde van Rijnsoever said...

Beautiful card! I should use that sentiment again as I have so many bird stamps!

Nina Yang said...

This is so beautiful!

Tricia said...

Love your card, Julie - especially those little birds!

NWFlamingo said...

That paper is great...all the way from Poland!!!

Sherri said...

pretty flower work

marla said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the flowers you used. Gorgeous papers also!!!

luv2scr@p said...

cute card, nice colors.

Lindsey said...

Of course the whole card is great, but my favourite element? Those little paper-pieced birds!

Anthy t said...

Beautiful card.

Pam W Merwin said...

What a beautiful card! I love the netting and lace with the flowers :) Happy Birthday Lily Pad!

Is said...

Hi Julie, what a cheerful card! Love it!
Greetings from Spain

Karen Diebolt said...

Great job on your card!

Brenda said...

It's a happy celebration, a 1 year birthday! Your card reflects that; thank you for sharing and the chance.

kyhunter said...

Wow, lots of embellishments! Very pretty.

Emily H said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the dimensions and colors!

Wee Von said...

Fun and frilly. Love the card.

ZuluYankee said...

I love your card! The little sign hung with pearls is so sweet!

Vic Lau said...

Such a colourful card! I love the all pastel colours and layering!

Shirley said...

I like the colors of the card!

kingstonmama said...

Oh my word. This is just beautiful.

Karola Witczak said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Julie! Love to see your stunning creations made with My Private Happiness! Hugs!

Blossom said...

Happy birthday Lily Pad Cards! Thank you for the chance to win!

cardcreationsnz said...

Such a pretty card. Your flowers are amazing. Cute birds too.

Divya@The Craft Angel said...

Beautiful!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Very pretty card--love the gorgeous flowers.

Brooke said...

adorable. I love that birdie

Margaret said...

I love this fabulous card. All the pretty colors and layers are just wonderful.

Deborah said...

Julie,

This card is so beautiful and feminine and full of rich details! I envy your artistic sensibilities!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Julie, what a beautiful card! Love those flowers.

scrapper-at-heart said...

I LOVE this card!!!!! Those flowers and birds are just too much! Prima always has great stuff!

Aida said...

Great use of all the ribbon material. Thanks for the chance!

Mitt said...

Hap-Hap-Happy Birthday!

Angel said...

Your cards are so amazing. I love the wedding themed ones. Blog hops are so great for finding new talented designers for inspiration!

Yvette said...

beautiful!

Auntie Em said...

Pretty paper, sweet little birdies and gorgeous flowers! Beautiful card!!! :)

Angela said...

That is so cute, better get hopping on my way there is a lot of hopping to do on this Birthday Blog Hop....lol

Susan F. said...

This is such a sweet card. Love the dimension and the birds.

Crystalena82 said...

I love the "bird-day" greeting. And, I was looking at the paper collection on your blog...what a wonderful design! All of them actually! Thanks for introducing me to a new line! :)

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Love the ribbons and the flowers! TFS!

Alice W said...

What a pretty card! Lovely!

Patti L said...

OMG! Those flowers are fabulous. Great card.

N@ said...

Happy Birthday Lily Pad Cards! Sweet card!

Anabé said...

Una tarjeta adorable....

crimsonowlcreations said...

I LOVE the colorful layers of paper and fibers! So many great ideas and your cards look beautiful!

Kim said...

Super cute card! Thank you for the inspiration. :)

Lucille K said...

Love your cards, always, Julie :)Happy birthday Lily Pad. One year of fabulous inspiration and counting :)

Kawaii~Saru said...

Wow Amazing Card, I love all the colors!

Vicki said...

A beautiful card. Lovely!

Cara said...

The little birdies are just too cute for words! Great job!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome flowers~

joy said...

I really love the paper, the flowers and that cute little bird, too! Super sweet card, Julie!

AmberSkye said...

Great texture.

CanadianScraps43 said...

Love all the texture and layering. Such a bright and cheerful celebration card.

maria f. said...

Awww. So made me smile.

Laura Jane said...

LOVE the POLKA DOTS!!

Vicky said...

Beautiful card. I just love the pearls that hold the sign! Such a brilliant idea.

Lucy Newton said...

Amazing flowers!!!

Marie said...

What lovely flowers...love to have some. Nice card. thanks

karenelr said...

Darling little birds! Great Card!

Daria Z. said...

Wonderful card! Love those flowers!

Jeanne said...

I love the little birds - just too cute!

~ Jo ~ said...

Oh I just love the flowers and ribbons! Beautiful card!

Robyn said...

The pastels are so pretty and the flowers really pop!

Mom to Deanna said...

Love those tiny birds..and the rest of the card is very pretty also.

Betty J Schaub said...

WOW! This is just YUMMY! Love it!

onecraftymama said...

LOVE the bright cheery colours (Spring? Is that you?) and the tulle flowers, and everything. Super cute card!

Weenie Thomas said...

The tulle flowers are gorgeous

missstamper said...

Great card, beautiful flowers, and I love the itty bitty bird!

Mrs. Hill said...

The pearls caught my eye right away! Love that tulle flower! Why didn't I think of that? So cute!

AmyJ said...

Very cute card. I love all the colors. All the details are wonderful.

Kimberley Jackson-Brown said...

This card is OUTSTANDING - the ribbon is the BEST touch to add the elegance!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Your card so so pretty. The little birdies are adorable and those flowers are wonderful.

lynda said...

I clipped your card. I love the greeting - I'm going to have to try that one!

Kelly said...

Super cute card! Happy 1st birthday Lily Pad! I better get hopping if I want to be in the running to win some of these great prizes =)

corinne said...

The flowers are pretty, cute card

Renee said...

Such a beautiful card, love the colors and ribbons!!