Sunday, June 13, 2010

Happy Birthday, Baba & BLOG CANDY!

On Friday, I posted a Father's Day card I made for my best friend Elen. Today's card is the 72nd birthday card I made for her Dad. Elen loved these two snorkelling cards I made here and here. The challenge was making another snorkelling Billy card that was different from the other two! I used the same colour scheme as Friday's card so that the two cards would look really nice displayed side-by-side. That and the fact that I loved that colour combination so much, I just had to do it again! ;)

I don't know why I never thought about cutting multiple layers of cardstock with a nestie but it was a lot of fun and I'll most certainly be doing it again. I love the effect it creates. Elen wanted the card to say Happy 72nd Birthday, Baba but I didn't have any small number stamps and I didn't think it would look good for me to write it in. Besides, I don't even have a brown pen or marker. I used the letters from Happy Birthday to create the word Baba. Baba means Dad in many languages including Bangla, East African, Greek, Spanish, Kikuyu, Kiswahili, Malay, Chinese, Swahili and Turkish.

My son even calls his Dad baba which is cute because we didn't even teach him that. He couldn't pronounce the letter D so Dada automatically became Baba. It's also funny because while I'm Chinese and it makes sense for my son to use the Chinese word for Dad, my husband is a mix of Irish, Scottish, Welsh and German! My husband thinks it's so sweet and doesn't ever want to be called Dad, just Baba. :)

And now my giveaway...

I wanted to share some joy! I don't know why I have so much ribbon seeing that I hardly ever use ribbon on my cards. I got a hoard of ribbon from the sweet owner of Clippopotamus and a lot of it will never be used but I know that someone out there in crafty blogland will figure out a way to use it! So in honour of seriously blogging for one year and winning a guest designer spot with Splitcoaststampers' CAS Summer 2010 design team, I'd like to offer you a chance to win all this ribbon! There are 24 loose strands, some of which are several feet long, plus five brand new spools. All you have to do is become a follower of my blog (add yourself to the link on my sidebar) and enter a comment at the bottom of this post.

If I reach more than 25 followers by the time I randomly select a winner on July 1st (Canada Day), I'll throw in some Pink Cat Studio goodies of your choice with a value up to $15. (This means you can select one large rubber set, two mini rubber sets or three digital images with a total of not more than $15.) If I reach 50 followers, I'll throw in double the amount of Pink Cat Studio goodies. (Same rules apply.) Sound good? What are you waiting for then?! Become a follower, leave a comment, then tell all your crafty friends so they can share the joy! :D

Sources: SU Certainly Celery, Kraft & Naturals Ivory cardstock; Bazzill Basics textured cardstock; Pink Cat Studio Dress Up Billy; Pink Cat Studio Lily at the Beach; PTI Top Ten; PTI Birthday Basics; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; SU Always Artichoke ink; Copics; SU tearing edge; SU crystal effects; Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large; QuicKutz Epic Six; Forever in Time pop-dots


btenn said...

I love your blog and have been following it since you've started it. Your creativity continues to inspire me, keep up the beautiful work!

Saskia said...

Lovely, unique card. You've got your very own style... and I love that!!

Wow! Wow! Nice ribbons!! They are at my yummy 'candy bar' now!! I'll keep my fingers crossed!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Emily, loving the cute swimmer, great card:o)
That's generous, to offer candy Thank You, congrats on a year of blogging, xxx

Angela said...

That card is such a cutie, Emily -- love the dimension and colors! Congrats on hanging in there for a year, too -- great news! Keep up the awesome work.

MicheyMoo said...

How the heck do you only have 12 followers girlie??? Your cards are amazing!! I'm gonna go and tell the whole world right now!! :)
Congrats on the first year is coming up soon too - its been fun and challenging at the same time and I've loved the world of crafty-loving that has opened up to me. xx
Oh......cute, cute, cute card too, btw, lol!! ;)

Heather said...

Love your cards - keep visiting but will now become a follower (don't know why I didn't do it before!) Thank you for the chance to win and for the constant inspiration. Hev:)

Anonymous said...

I've not understood what being a "Follower" means...........I'd always remember to look at your cards, no matter......but I'll become a Follower because it probably matters in the Blogging World.

Thanks for the chance to win ribbon. I love the stuff but have hardly any because it's really such a luxury.

Tejal said...

Congrats on one year..and for making it to the CAS team..
Following you !!

Anonymous said...

Hi Emily, congratulations on a year of blogging! I just started my blog at the weekend so have a long way to go! Your cards are beautiful, and I love this one too - a gorgeous combination of blues and greens. I've become a follower, btw! x

Smita said...

Congrats on your blogoversary and on making it to the SCS CAS team.

Thank you for the chance to win this yummmy candy!!

PS: I am your 25th follower ;-)


Lexy said...

Your cards are awesome. Happy one year of card blogging

Sunghee said...

Your cards are awesome. I want to post all of them on my blog and claim it as mine, heehee. =)
Happy anniversary~~~

margie c said...

What sweet creations your have here! I am so happy to have found your blog off the SCS forums :) You have a new follower!
Looking forward to seeing more! Enjoy your weekend!
hugs, margie

Lindsey said...

Well, now I'm just going to have to stalk you on your blog, too, and not just at SCS!

Gośka said...

Thanks for a chance to win.
I kindly invite you to visit my blog.

Sheng said...

OMG this card is so cute. I love how the sand was made. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for a chance at the yummy candy. Will post on my sidebar and have become a follower.

stralunata said...

the card is so cute. thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway!!

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