Friday, November 6, 2009

A Birthday Wish....WITH FLAIR!...and a blog tour, too!

Hi everyone!

{{{PLEASE scroll down for a VERY important Guest Designer Call announcement from The Greeting Farm!  It's one you're gonna GO WILD over!!!}}}

Today is Friends with Flair Friday, brought to you by the amazing UNITY STAMPS!   Are you guys all UPPITY about IPPITY?   What an AWESOME opportunity!  I am totally excited about it and can't wait to see who's gonna do it so I can buy some cool new sets!    Check out ALL the craze HERE.   CONGRATS to Angela and the ENTIRE UNITY STAMP CO. on this awesome new venture...  YOU GUYS ROCK!
 
Well, today also happens to be a VERY special friend of mine's birthday.   This person is the VERY FIRST "blogging/stamping friend" I ever made on line.   About a year and a half ago, Papertrey Ink had a Mother's Day essay contest.  You can read all about that HERE.

Well, I happened to win the contest, and a day or so later, I got the SWEETEST email from someone named Charlene Austin.  She said a bunch of really wonderful things to me that day, but mostly just said that even though we didn't know each other, she just had to reach out and write because she was so touched by my story and wanted to thank me for sharing it.   Right then and there, a friendship was born.   We kept in contact via email, and soon we were both getting asked to be on DT's and sharing in the excitement together.   Life is life, and I don't get to spend as much time as I'd like to communicating with her, but she will ALWAYS hold a special place in my heart as my very first online stamping friend.     I LOVE YA, CHAR...Happy BIRTHDAY!!!!

Well, the wonderful Wendy Bond, Char's real life BFF, did me the honor by asking me and a few of Char's "Stampin' BFF's" to participate in a little Bday LOVE for her!   Char thinks this is just a regular "Loonie Stamper's Challenge", a group that she is a part of.  Little does she know there are a few of us crawling out of the woodwork to wish her a HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY today!

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!   I hope you love it, Char and have as big of a smile on your face as I have right now typing this.  You deserve a day as special as YOU ARE!!!!!


For my card, I used the "Go Ahead, Wish" Kit of the Month from UNITY STAMPS.  I LOVE this kit.  It's so whimsical and awesome just like UNITY!  For some reason my card looks white, but it's actually Prism Iced Kiwi.  LOVE Prism papers, don't you?  I finished off this sweet and simply card with some Prima crystals.


Thank you SO much for coming by today!  Please visit the UNITY BLOG for a complete list of FWF participants and here is the order for Charlene's Birthday "BLOG TOUR" :



Ashley Newell http://ashleynewell.blogspot.com/
Carly Robertson:  http://carlyrobertson.typepad.com/paper-in-bloom/
Dana White:  http://danashouseofcards.blogspot.com/
Michelle Woerner http://www.stopandstamptheroses.blogspot.com/ 

Jessica Diedrich:  http://thewhimsicalbutterfly.blogspot.com/   <----you are HERE

Nancy McKinney: http://cardworthy.blogspot.com/
Christie Ortman:  http://littlepinkflowers.typepad.com/little_pink_flowers/
Krissy:  http://krissylynscreations.blogspot.com/

Thanks SO much for coming by today!   Don't forget to scroll down now, especially if you want your chance to GO WILD Designing for The Greeting Farm!!!!!  


Smiles,
Jess :)

50 comments:

Randi said...

Gorgeous Flair card Jess!! I love how you used the flowers on the image!! We must've been feelin each others vibes cause my card has a similar layout! ;o)
CONGRATS on being featured on the Unity blog!! I loved that card!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Elena said...

Beautiful card, Jessica! I really like these pretty flowers! Flourish is so gorgeous here!
I am so glad that you made so many wonderful friends trough the blogging land!

Monika in VA said...

Great card! You special friend is very lucky to get this special work! You can really tell how much love you put into this!

Krista said...

I love your card Jessica! It's so simple yet beautiful. What a fabulous way to celebrate your friends birthday. :)

Kelly Booth said...

Beautiful card Jess...What a FUN way to celebrate your Friend!!

Sherry Campbell said...

That is a gorgeous birthday card- and that is just so sweet and fun of y'all to do a birthday blog tour. awesome!

Jacqueline said...

Isnt it amazing the people we meet on this online/stamping adventure? I LOVE that!! Sounds like you have an amazing friend and you are equally as special honoring her on this day! :D Beautiful card Jess, LOVE the rhinestones and the primas in the middle of the flowers! You rock!!

Wendy said...

That is the nicest blog I have ever read!! Thanks so much for you kind words to Char and to me! We thank YOU for joining in and surprising my BFF! She rocks and deserves it! Great card too my friend!

Bogner's said...

I love all that bling. Very pretty colors and great use of the image! Beautiful!

Rona said...

that is soooooo sweet - love your story and the neat friendship you made online! I know she will love that card it is fabulous

Carly said...

This birthday card is simply beautiful! Very fab indeed!!

Corry said...

Beautiful card!!!

Steph said...

Your card is beautiful. I'm sure Char will love it.

Charlene said...

Awesome card Jessica!!

Lisa H. said...

hey, girlie! I'm an Ippity girl! LOVE your card, sooo cute! thanks for your sweet comments, glad you finally are following!!! have a fabulous weekend!

jamie said...

beautiful card!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Beautiful card and wonderful story its amazing how us crafting woman come together I know I have met some amazing ladies and hope to meet many more!!

Espbfdl said...

I love this card--because it is is beautiful and because it is for Char!

4guysandagirl said...

Simply stunning!!!!!

Stephanie said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Jessica! Love the bling!

Charlene Austin said...

Oh Jess...you're going to make me cry! You are the bestest! GF you are just as special to me and I am thankful for you being in my life! What would I ever do without you and your support? I hope I never have to find out. Love ya tons girlie. Thank you for the amazing birthday wishes. Your card makes me soooo happy!

Robynccgirl said...

Great card! Happy Birthday to your dear friend!

amyjo said...

Great cards and fun stamps!!!

מימס mimms said...

your & char's story is so touching
the scrapworld on the net is awonderful place to meet new & wonderful friends!
so HAPPY B.D.char !!
the card is fabulous'i've used the same quote stamp in my LO.

Kelly Landers said...

This is an awesome card and your friend will love it!! What a nice treat for her!

Sparkle said...

Such a pretty card!

Julie-Ann Wells (Jewels) said...

BEA-U-TIFUL!!!! Love that card. Thanks for playing along with us this week!

Danni said...

Gorgeous card! Love it!

Martha said...

adorable!

Angie said...

beautiul card, love the flowers in the center of that stamp. love the bling too.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Hi Jess! I'm sorry I haven't been able to stop by and visit for awhile... life has been ultra crazy for me lately...but I'm glad I found a moment to pop in today. What a wonderful card. And, yes, I LOVE Prism! Your friend is bound to feel special by this touching tribute. The friends we make on line really feel like "real" friends, don't they?

Now off to see what else I've missed!

Hugs,
Lisa

Diane Jaquay said...

The card is just GORGEOUS! Anything with swirls and bling is great in my book ;)

Regan said...

Jessica this is really pretty-thansk so much for playing with us!

Donna said...

This card is just amazing Jess!! I love the colours, layout...ok...I just love the whole darn thing!! YOU are one seriously talented lady!! Xx

- Oh, and about the Kimmie thing...I did and I soooo appreciate you saying what you did...You have no idea!

FibreJunky said...

Beautiful card - and a lovely story behind it. Congrats on the new stamps with the Greeting Farm!

Kim R. said...

That's so sweet. Beautiful card.

Silke Ledlow said...

Jessica - this is so beautiful!!!Love the flourished rhinestone treatment!!! Hugs ~S~

ChristineCreations said...

All those pretty crystals with the puffy flowers blowing are so cute Jessica!

Lori said...

A beautiful card and a beautiful story!

Jen said...

Jessica, this birthday card is fabulous and I'm sure your friend will love it! Great bling on there too!

Deanna said...

So pretty Jessica!

Dawn K. said...

this is beautiful!!!

Laurel said...

Love your card!!!

WickedPixie said...

Hi Jess! I adore this card!! Love the dandelion fluff and the sentiment and your swirly bling and still it all looks clean and elegant!! :-)Traci

AJ said...

great card, and of course very touching story about your mom- I SO AGREE-anyone can have a baby, it takes someone more to raise them!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

This is AWESOME, Jess! Love the rhinestones!

Ang said...

Great card, love the rhinestones!

PaperCrafty said...

Beautiful card!! Love all the bling!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Adorable! Loves loves the piercing and all the swirly bling. Char will love this!!

JazzyH said...

I love the bling! Very pretty!