This is a Birthday Tribute to a dear friend of mine Sandy
If you love humor you probably have already come across Sandy from Simply Sandy, and she is not simple by any means. Today is her birthday "Just South of 70" as she would say. I have been blessed to get to know her since she broke her hip in July. This women is full of creativity and wit. She has had a fun and interesting life as well as she loves to get your creative juices thinking. Sandy's heart is so generous in many ways as well as having a positive attitude.
Many of you creative bloggers, Sandy admires, and speaks highly of.
Please go to Sandy's Blog Here and tell her Happy Birthday.
I am going to share with you the Magnolia Birthday Card I made for her, the Saturated Canary Tag and another tag that I made for her. Sandy loves tags, she used to study Art, so she is a great critique of our work but would rather make us smile or laugh.
This first tag I used peel and stick cork with script writing that I found at Micheal's. Then I used script tissue paper and made a tattered floral, the die is from Tim Holtz. I embossed the sentiment and mounted it on a Cheery Lynn die.
The flower below is what Sandy kept telling me to make, so finally I did. You use any clear plastic and cut out your shape of flower. Use clear Gesso and paint on to the plastic and then let it dry. Paint your paint, stain or mist chalkboard paints onto the plastic and let it dry. I stuck the middle of the flower with a piercing tool, used my heat gun to soften the plastic and formed the flower. I glued or glue dotted several sizes of flowers together as well as a piece of the script tissue paper to create it.
A closer look at Tim Holtz's Tattered Floral die in tissue paper and the leaves are from Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone die.
Sandy loves Saturated Canary images so I thought this one was appropriate for us. I made a tag and added some features that I thought she would like, even a feather from one of our geese!
I colored them in Copics on Cryogen paper, Sandy is the person who introduced me to Cryogen, oh am I grateful for that!! Thanks Dear!! She loves mine and Chris Dark's doodling so I made sure to include it on her tag. It looks like static from talking too much!
Notice on the bottom the goose feather and Hello Sugar, Sandy always says "Sugar"
Now for the Grand Finale Magnolia Birthday Card!!!
Sandy adores animals and loves to view photos of them from our farms. Her Husband is building a cute barn for her to have chickens and goats. I chose the Christmas Story set because of the animals and the pretty Tilda is about to get bucked. (humor) I distressed Inked the scene I created.
A closer look of Joyful Tilda
Sweet Piglet and Otto would love a nummy cookie Tilda.
A Simple inside with my Pion Cardstock and a Prima Sentiment card.
Life is so short and we have so many gifts right in front of us. Sandy and I unexpectedly just hit it off from day one and I appreciate her being part of my life.
Happy Birthday Sugar!