Wednesday, March 3, 2010


It's March 3rd & it is my BFF's birthday! She is 29 & holding! God love her! If we could all stay 29 forever!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBERTA!!!!!!

I made her a very special card using a new technique I spotted on Lorraine's blog (coldwaters2). I saw the techniqe (Side Step Card) & simply had to give it a try. Granted my measurements are WAY off & I don't have a scorer, the overall outcome did not turn out too, too bad!

I used one of Roberta's very own images called Prima Ballerina! I colored her with watercolor pencils, baby oil & blending stumps; and crystal effected her (that's the only thing that would adhere) to the versamarked & glittery orange stamped inner lining of the flower frame (did that just make sense or is it that I should really be sleeping at 1:50 am)!!
The flower frame is misc. and I have had it around for ages. I was just dying to use it!! The steps on the side of the card (as you can see) are other misc. 'do dads'. A happy birthday scallop punch (stamp & punch) both from SU, an embossed butterfly from another SU set (punched with another SU punch) with wire attached to resemble antennas and a flower from Micheals!

The result!! My dancing ballerina birthday girl for a very special friend.
Just a bit of history here. Roberta is my neighbor 'cross the street. We live at #4 Cherry & her and her family live at #9 Cherry. She befriended me when we first moved here in 2005 and has literally been a god-send. Aside from being a great person, she has become the apitimy of what a BFF is. She watches my kids when I am in a pinch, she helps me rearrange my house at the last minute, she is a coffee/cardmaking buddy, she is my hairdresser, she lends me her shoulder to cry on, she lets me hang at her house when I need a family escape plan and she listens! (O ya and any day now she is going to be my labour coach---if that's not love, I dunno what is!!!! ). If there is anything anyone needs at ANY time, Roberta is the one to help out. She is talented, selfless, hardworking & genuine! Definitely one of a kind & someone you always want on your side! I love you, Bert. I hope all your wishes come true!!!
Charisma Cardz Challenge (birthday card with a twist-must have a candle)
Creative Card Crew (Celebrations)


Lori said...

Awww... I think this is the most beautiful post I've ever read! Snif, snif... I think that is so wonderful, Cor, that Roberta is truly your BFF. And, this side-step card is FABULOUS!!! I even see that your coloring is even better than ever! Well done, my friend : )
Love and hugs ~ Lori

Margreet said...

Wow Cor, such an amazing card for Roberta...nice to learn more about your history together.....I'm jealous!!!.....would like to have such a BFF of my own!!! special that she is your labour coach!
xxx Margreet

Paula said...

Wow what a beautiful card such a sweet image and fab layout. Thanks for joining in with our Birthday celebrations over at CCC and dont forget to pop over to my blog to enter my DT candy.
Paula xxxx

Lori said...

She is going to be over the moon with the this card and balling when she reads this post, I was, OMG Corry and it's all true 150%!!!!

Good Kardma by Jules said...

What a great tribute to a wonderful friend - both the post and the beautiful card! But why are you posting at 1:50am when you should be having that baby?!

Vee said...

Just perfect for our challenge this week. Thanks for playing with Charisma.
xx Vee

Kelly said...

Hi Corry, this card is a knockout. She will be really touched by it and the post, all warm and fuzzy. Maybe you were up this late as a nesting feeling and baby is around the corner.

Kelly Schelske said...

This is fabulous Corry!

margie c said...

Awww, how sweet! What a beautiful post and tribute to your BFF :)
Gorgeous card! I love everything that you did for your card!
TFS! hugs, margie

Biscuitlid said...

fab side step card with a gorgeous frame too!

Thanks so much for joining in our Birthday Celebrations at Creative Card Crew

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Corry this is totally gorgeous that side step card looks awesome you have made a great card for a great friend it must be wonderful to have someone like Roberta in your life thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us at Digital Tuesday

Lorraine x

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