Friday, September 23, 2011

Unity Friends With Flair {Sep 23} - Happy Birthday to...

This is my second post of the day! Click HERE for my Lil' Inker Designs Fall Release Week: Day 5 {Acorn Die & Stamp Set} post.

Not only am I celebrating a birthday today, I'm sharing it with one of my closest blogging buddies, Angela H. Happy birthday, Ang!! You're beautiful, generous, super-talented and have a wicked sense of humour. I'm looking forward to meeting you in December!

I inked up two new Unity stamps for the first time - a now-retired Suzi Blu called Chickadee and the Marah Johnson wings, Marah Freedom. I love how gorgeous those wings look cut out! I used a whole bunch of things Angela loves - favourite colours, text, felt and even stickers. I even tried to be clever with my stickers the way she is on her scrapbook layouts. ;) I did have another pink 'a' but I thought it would be cool to spell out 'angel' in pink within her name since she is so sweet. Plus orange is one of her favourite colours so 'a' is orange to match the wings. :Þ The text on Chickadee's head is masked from Giving It All Meaning, the 'happy birthday' sentiment is from To The Moon & Back, the background is patterned paper from Bella BLVD, the stickers are from a couple of different Echo Park kits and the gorgeous rose was made using two Lil' Inker Designs dies just released this week - Acorn & Fringe Flower!

Tomorrow, I will share a mega RAK post and announce the winners from The Moving Challenge as well as The Twinery Design Team Blog Hop Giveaway!

But that's not all! Since today is my birthday and Chinese tradition says that I should give away something for five-fold happiness, I'm going to give away the winner's choice of a lipstick or eyeshadow from MAC Cosmetics, my favourite products to use as a makeup artist. To be eligible, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post by tomorrow 11:59 p.m. EST and telling me exactly what you would choose (type, colour) if you were to be chosen by Random.org as the winner. If you don't want to be eligible for the giveaway, just comment on the card. LOL I will announce the winner of my birthday giveaway on Sunday, September 25th. Thanks so much for all your encouragement, support and kindness!

Sources: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Bella BLVD Bookin' on the Beach; Unity+Suzi Blu Chickadee (retired); Unity+Marah Johnson Marah Freedom; Unity January 2011 Kit of the Month - To The Moon & Back; Unity Giving It All Meaning; SU Tempting Turquoise & Tangerine Tango inks; Tim Holtz for Ranger Shabby Shutters distress ink; Echo Park Be Mine & Apothecary Emporium stickers; Lil' Inker Designs Acorn & Fringe Flower dies; QuicKutz Epic Six; SU Stampin' Dimensionals

49 comments:

Shauna K said...

Happy Birthday, my friend!!! :D I pray it's a fabulous day and blessed year to come :)
This is a lovely card too- the colors all work so well together, love the suzi blu paired with those wings, and how fabulous is that lil bouquet! fantastic! :D Have a fabulous weekend dear!

Jen Carter said...

Happy birthday!!! I love how you used the fringe flower and leaf dies! SO cute and perfect for a bouquet!

BabyBokChoy said...

Eat yourself a VERY LONG noodle!!! Happy birthday!! What an adorable card :)

~Tammy~ said...

Happy Birthday! This is one totally cool and hip card!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Happy Birthday my dear blogging buddy, Have a wonderful day Emily, big hugs Gay xxx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Sorry I forgot to say, fabulous and unique card, I love it, Gay xxx

Ujjwal said...

Wish you a very happy birthday, Emily! Hope you have a great one :)

I love your card! So perfect for Angela :)

And ooohh I love MAC products. I think I would go for a lipstick :)

Jen W. said...

Awesome Emily uniqueness! I love all the details of this card and how it is made so specially to fit Angela. It really rocks!
(I'm not a make-up girl. so you can count me out of the prize drawing but it's a fun idea!)

Annette said...

It is so fun to share your birthday with someone you know... I love it.. She is going to love this card..

Another giveaway...wow this is nice..
I would love the eyeshadow: star violet... Love pink colors..

Hope you are having a fantastic Birthday and that your family is spoiling you...

Jennifer said...

Happy Birhtday Emily!!! Love the card and that sweet flower bouquet!!! (=

Rachel B said...

Very cute and creative card... AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Lindsey said...

Happy birthday to you! And to Angela, too, with this amazingly detailed card. Love how you incorporated so much Angela-ness into it. :P
Oooh, makeup! Definitely I'd choose eyeshadow, but might use your expertise in such matters to help me pick! ;)
Have a day -- and a year -- full of fabulousness.

Ruby said...

This card is gorgeous. Cute. Happy Birthday.

Erin said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweet Emily! I wish I would have known sooner! Cheers to a fabby year :) HUGS

Kary said...

Hi Emily! Many Happy Returns!! I hope your day is going great! Love this card, the wings look pretty awesome on the girl. Wow, I'm ashamed to say I'm not familiar with many Chinese traditions... you're such a dear. Have a marvellous day, lotsa {{hugs}}.
p.s. I'd like to send you a card, if I may have your new address, Emily.

Tenia Nelson said...

love this!!!!

Brenda said...

Happy, happy birthday Emily! I hope you have a fantastic day! Love your card, that big girl is simply stunning!

btenn said...

Cute card! Adorable bouquet and the colours are beautiful together!

Thanks for another chance at a giveaway...lipstick (Cosmo) is always a great pick-me-up :).

Happy Birthday Emily! I was thinking about you today :). Eat lots of cake too.

Hugs,
B

lydiawalker said...

happy birthday- hope you had a good day.. great card xxx

Lorraine said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EMILY! Wishing you your best year yet. And I love your cool & unique card!

Jingle said...

Happy Birthday!!! This is just WONDERFUL! I really love it!

Linda said...

what a sweet angel!

jackie 4124 said...

First of all...Happy Birthday!
Your card is so cute.

Jay Gee said...

Oh, Happy Birthday Emily :) This is a fantastic card... so glad to see you back in full swing.

Chunyuan said...

happy bday, Emily. what a fab card for your friend. Wish you the best!!

Jen said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMILY! This card is FABULOUS!!! And, yes, I love how the wings looks cut out...such a nice touch and your friend is going to love it! Have a wonderful birthday and enjoy the weekend!

Lisa said...

I am in love with this card you have made Emily! Love that you added the wings :) Suzi Blu is so awesome- shame it's gone!
Happy Birthday to you!! So sad that I did not know that til just now! :( I hope you have a spectacular day!!
I need all the help I can get in the make up dept. Too bad you are not closer for a little lesson!
I'd probably choose a lipstick cuz I almost never wear eye shadows....and I'd probably choose something neutral for a fair skinned person- peachy, pinky, nudy...I dunno!! You are so sweet to have a give away!

I hope you are settling in to your new place. Take care!

XX

Emily Keaton said...

A very happy birthday to you, Emily! This card is a gem. I'm sure that Angela will love what you made for her, especially with so many of her favorites incorporated!

If I were to be chosen by random.org, I'd go with lipstick (it's all the makeup I wear!) but I'd want your input as to color. I am quite clueless as to what looks good on me!!

Have a happy, happy day filled with your favorite things!!!!

Regina said...

Love the card!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Birthday cheer, love the text in this card, I'm not a lipstick or eyeshadow girl, so I'll opt out of that one... hope you had a great day!!!

jennifer mitten said...

Happy birthday and love that Suzi Blu. I wqs toying with buying those wings and you have convinced me!

*Alison* said...

Emily..
This is amazing! i love that you put wings on her.. you are so creative.. :)
Happy Birthday again! I hope it is a wonderful one...
ummm... I would pick the white frost eyeshadow.. since someone (liberty) dropped mine on the floor and it broke everywhere.. I have yet to replace it.. lol :) thanks for the chance to win..hugs

kasia c. said...

You are so sweet! this card is fabulous. I love all the little details to make it more "angela" :)
again, Happy Birthday!!

Sunghee said...

lovely card! felt flowers are awesome and the cut out name is cool, too!

Jen said...

Happy birthday! I love your card; it's lovely.

Karen L said...

What an amazing card...love all the fun details!

Stephanie said...

super cute card! Happy, happy birthday Emily! :)

Gwen said...

Another great way to use that Suzi stamp! Happy Birthday, wishing you many, many happy years to come!

shuggy said...

happy birthday!!

great card!

Meg said...

Wow, this is perfect for Miss Angel-a! (which I totally did not get until you explained it and now I think is totally cool.) You certainly know how to rock those Suzi Blus! Those wings look gorgeous and I adore all the angela accents you added! (ps totally jealous of your meet-up!)

You know my eyeshadow issue, but the "please me" lipstick looks like my type of shade. :)

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

this is one rockin' card!!! I love the edgy feel to it. Very cool girlie.

Roslyn said...

That's a super fantastic card! Love the wings and the felt flower!

(I don't wear lipstick, but I do wear eyeshadow!)

Roslyn said...

Oh, and I meant to add "Happy Birthday" too! Hope you had a great day!

Laura Pryor said...

Really cool idea to have your focal image holding the Fringe Flower and so smart to incorporate the leaf from the Acorn set!!! CLEVER!!! And cute too!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Holy cow! Holy cow! Okay, I've calmed down. What a wicked cool card! I love it all, but the masking on the head and the bouquet are blowing me away! Did I say I love it?!

You're so sweet about the makeup. I'd probaby go with the Russian Red lipstick....I love a good darker red lipstick. :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! This is a gorgeous card--LOVE the wings and that flower! FAB!! Happy happy birthday to you:) HUGS!!!

walchowDesign said...

Ooops! I missed your birthday! If I still may wish you a happy belated birthday and hope you had a wonderful day!

Angela said...

Ok, so I'm a little late to this particular party, but HOLY CATS I LOVE THIS CARD! I can't wait until it's in my hot little hands. It is simply fabulous! Such attention to detail...and while I don't generally feel particularly "angelic," this makes me want to try ;)

(PS: my dad wanted to name me "Angel." My mom said no because it sounded like a streetwalker! too funny.)

Thanks again, my sweet friend. I'll keep my eye on the mailbox!

onecraftymama said...

OK, I laughed out loud at Angela's comment. (Angel=streetwalker...lol)
Gorgeous card, and I love the felty flower & the effect of the gorgeous wings!
And, happy birthday! I sent you an email for your address :)