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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Happy Birthday

I couldn't think of a special title for this birthday card but it is going to a very special young girl named Zoe Stella. I was in a pinch for a birthday card for Zoe so I began a hurried search in my studio. When I found this card, it was truly a plain Jane -- one of my earlier "works" -- the front only had the stamped clouds, the balloons and strings. With a little help from a Sizzlet die "Brooke and Timber" (pieced hair and clothing), foam mounts and a small phrase stamp (unknown), I am happy with the final result. The balloons were part of an exercise to use a circle punch in as many ways as possible. I conducted a workshop wherein we made a reference book containing lots of things you can make from a circle punch. I'll share some of these ideas in future posts. Thanks for stopping by, I do so appreciate the encouragement you leave in your comments. I wish Zoe well and I wish you well too.
my hand


Saskia said...

Beautiful card!

Saskia :)

scrapperjulia said...

Love this paper piecing, great card, Martha!

RosesMarijke said...

Hi martha
What a very cute card!!

Sue said...

Aw, Zoe is going to love this. Can't wait to see what else you did with circles. Very creative card, Martha, love the new signiture!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Martha.

Hugs Riet.x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Martha I love this card that image and the dog is fabulous and it is just perfect for a special little girl.

Lorraine x

mueppi said...

Your card is wonderful, Martha!!!!!!!
I love the paper piecing!
Hugs Gisela

Sandra1968 said...

Lovely card, Martha!
And I left something at my blog for you ;-)
Hugs, Sandra

Susan (peebsmama) said...

How terrific that you were able to revamp an older card with this fun girl and dog image.

Martha McKim said...

Beautiful card.