Happy Birthday, Neighbor!

Have you ever had the honor of knowing someone that is just a wonderful, helpful, fun-loving person that just blesses your socks off?  Have you ever known one of those people, who then has an amazing spouse too?  Well, that's our neighbors.... We love 'em and love to spend time with them.  His Birthday is almost always a big event, put on almost solely by his wife who invites more people than I even know (easily 80+ this year, over 120 some years), and pulls it all off without a hitch AND without sweating it!  In their yard, they have animals on springs, a two-level treehouse that actually has a car up there too, then there's the tire swing, and then a rented bouncy house for the day.  Tony is someone who seeks out things to thrill his grandkids, including a rotisserie hot dog cooker, a snow cone machine, cotton candy spinner, and a popcorn cart!  Yes, all of that fun belongs to him except the bouncy house!
Well, this card went to him...

The party entailed smoked meats, salads galore, baked beans and mexican rice.  Then came the pinatas, two this year, followed by cupcakes, blueberry crisp and ice cream galore!  Wow, I think I just gained weight writing this...

A smooshed distress ink panel, inside an embossing folder, a stamped hand-cut balloon (highlight made by stamping pigment white on top of blue) with twine, a cut banner and stamped sentiment.  The supplies include -
   Paper:  Essentials by Ellen woodgrain, Strathmore WC, blue scraps, and Neenan white 80#
   Inks:  Ranger DI Twisted Citron and Salty Ocean, PTI Blueberry Sky, HA Cup O Joe and Unicorn White (P)
   EF:  The Paper Studio Mesh
   Dies:  Sizzix Grand Lg Labels, Sizzix Ribbon Banners
   Stamps:  Altenew Birthday Greetings, PTI Birthday: Stylish Sentiments

Whew!  That's a lotta stuff!  And, yes, the ef, both dies, and both stamp sets were NBUS!  Woohoo, I might be getting the hang of this!  Hope to see you around soon, loving this time of getting back into my little room, even if it is only to post...



  1. Wow now that sounds like some party! Love the colours and your background today and how you've done your balloon on this gorgeous card x

  2. You had me at Blueberry Crisp ... yum! and a really great card, TK. Do I see a little ef folder printing here? xx

  3. Sounds like a fun party! And what a great card for your special friend and neighbour! Love the technique with the embossing folder stamping. Makes an awesome background for your sweet balloon. xx

  4. They sound like wonderful neighbours and friends, TK ... and what an amazing party ... so much fun! What could be more celebratory than a balloon ... fabulous against that brilliant background! Hugs, Anita :)


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