Monday, July 1, 2013

It's Birthday Linky PARTY Time!

Did you hear the news?!  The CURTAIN CALL is back in town!  Check out all the details HERE and HERE!


To celebrate my birthday this year, I'm inviting all of my blogging buddies for a Birthday Party...a Birthday Linky Party!  The linking fun begins TODAY, July 1st, and closes on July 10th at noon CDT!

You won't believe the generosity of these wonderful stamp and paper companies that are sponsoring my party today!  Here are the AMAZING PRIZES that you have a chance to win by joining in the Linky Party fun!  

Prize #1 - Verve
Remember This stamp set, Calendar Countdown stamp set, and Summer Sailing Ribbon Collection



Prize #2 - Uniko Studio
Choice of Stamp Set




Prize #3 - The Alley Way Stamps 
Delicate Doilies stamp set



Prize #4 - By LORi Designs
$20 BLD Gift Certificate 



Prize #5 - Craft Junction
Better Together Kit



Modern Millinery 12x12 Album


Gingham Garden Bundle 


Help me spread the word about this FUN PARTY!  Invite your blogging friends...grab the badge below, add it to the sidebar of your blog with a link back here to Stacey's Stamping Stage!


Here is a birthday card that I made especially for the challenge today!  My sister, Tammy, and I have birthdays just three days apart...mine is July 10th and hers is July 13th.  She always jokes about how our parents brought me home on her golden birthday, the 13th, when all she wanted was a new dress!  I hope I brighten my sister's day a little more this year than I did way back in 1971.


As if today couldn't get any better...I have some more crafty news to share...I am joining the i {heart} papers design team and couldn't be more thrilled!  In fact, I used a few IHP goodies from their fabulous store on my card today.  The patterned paper is called Fancy Pants Trend Setter, and that cute little chevron glassine bitty bag became a perfect layer for this festive card!


i {heart} papers is THRILLED to be adding six new amazingly talented design team members to our current team. We are also welcoming our incredible new July/August guest designer today. To help celebrate we will be offering 6 - $10 gift certificates. Winners will be selected from all of the blog comments you leave as you congratulate and help welcome them to the team so be sure to hop along and comment! Comments close Friday July 5 at noon EST and winners will be announced on the IHP blog the following week. (You must visit the blog to see if you've won. You will not be contacted.)

 Blog hop list:
Also, be sure to follow IHP on Facebook, Twitter and join our newsletter for sales, new products and other announcements. Plus every month a random newsletter subscriber is selected to win a $10 gift certificate just for being a subscriber. Sign up on the right side of the store homepage. Thanks for hopping along today!

I was inspired by The Pink Elephant inspiration photo and the sketch #78 over at Cardabilities:)


Here's a closeup of my card...can you tell a difference in the photo quality from previous posts?  After all of these years of photo editing, I finally became a PhotoShop Elements user...just grabbed the PSE11 from Amazon Prime this week for a good deal!  Besides, it's my birthday, right?!

I have a lot to learn to get the most from PSE11, so please share if you have any tips for me:)


Ready to join the party and play along?!  
Birthday Linky Party Participation Instructions
  • Create a new birthday-themed card
  • On your blog or public gallery, share the Birthday Linky badge and post your card with a direct link back here to the Birthday Linky Party at Stacey's Stamping Stage
  • Add your name and the direct link of your card below in the InLinkz section
Winners of the fabulous prizes will be randomly selected from the Birthday Linky Party submissions!



I can't wait to see your Birthday Linky Party creations!
Thanks so much for celebrating with me!  

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Stamps:  Making a Statement (Verve)
Ink:  Black Tuxedo (Momento)
Paper:  Naturals Ivory (SU), TrendSetter (Fancy Pants)
Dies:  Fishtail Flag Stax & Layers (MFT), Pennant (Verve)
Other:  Riding Hood Red Baker's Twine (SU), Button (PTI), Sewing Machine, Thread

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54 comments:

Shelly said...

WOW! Lots of party-ing goin' on here!! :) Congrats on the DT and Happy birthday!! :)

i {heart} papers said...

Cute and happy early birthday! My mom and I are only 3 days apart - she is July 13 and I am the 16th! Welcome aboard!

Cammy Wall said...

Congrats on the DT and Happy Birthday! Love the colors of your dp!

whoistracy said...

So happy to have you on the team Stacey!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

wow all this celebrating and good news! Congrats on IHP, super fun, and curtain call- yay! I'll send you HB wishes closer to your actual birthday! Oh and of course I love your card and am sure your sister will too! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy Birthday month Stacey and Tammy. Love the card. The layers are fabulous and the stitching is just the right touch. Congrats on the new gig Stacey with IHP.

Alyssa S said...

Congratulations!! What a fabulous card!

Anita said...

Adore this card. Congrats on your DT and happy birthday. Thanks for playing with us at Cardabilities. Hugs.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Congratulations and a BIG Happy Birthday to you my sweet friend!! Love your beautiful card too!!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a fantastic card! I am loving all those great layers, the inclusion of the bitty bag, the stitching, wonderful, and congrats on the DT!

Damaris said...

This is such a lovely take on the Cardabilities Sketch! Thanks for playing along.

x0, Damaris

Creative M said...

Congrats on the DT and a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!Yiippee!
An AWESOME card!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

LeAnne said...

Awesome blog hop...woohoo! LOTS of goodies, including your card! Love it! Happy (future) birthday!

Broni said...

I LOVE your card, Stacey! And my birthday is the 12th! Ha, so you're 2 days older than me! (LOL! I wish I was so young!) Happy birthday!!

Lindsay said...

What a fabulously layered card Stacey! So excited to be working with you!

Kim Heggins said...

Happy Birthday! Fabulous party and adorable card.

Bill Ali said...

Fabulous, Gorguss design is amazing and soooooo love the colour combination and the layering

Ali

Janis said...

Love the R/W/B. Happy Birthday!!

Rose said...

Happy Birthday girl :)
yay for the awesome dt to be on!!!!

i LOVE all the layers on your fab card!!!

will be back with my card :)

Colleen Begley said...

How fun Stacey! Happy Birthday to a fellow July birthday girl too.

Glenda J said...

Happy Birthday and congrats on the new DT gig! Fabulous card - great details.

Libby Hickson said...

Welcome to the IHP team, Stacey! Love your gorgeous card!

Sarah Gough said...

Loving all those layers, I'll be back to help celebrate!!

Jessica said...

Great card!! COngrats on being a new IHP team member!! :)

carole (TruCarMa) said...

What lovely layers, Stacey! Welcome to the IHP family! :)

scrappingnana said...

Congrats on the DT. Happy Birthday. My son's BD is this month also.
Love your card and all the layers.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Your card is gorgeous! Looking forward to working with you.

Christine said...

Wow, Stacey! I am so glad I saw your badge on Moe's blog....you have so much going on. First, I'd like to say, "Happy birthday!" Congratulations on your appointment to the IHP design team and on a fabulous card! The varied patterns and colors come together perfectly and took an artistic eye to arrange. Someone will love receiving your card.

Hope to link up with a card of my own! Glad to have found you and IHP!

Iris said...

Love all the little banners on your card.

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Congratulations on your DT assignment! Lovely card you made for you sister! Happy birthday to you too!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Congrats on the new gig! Thanks for the birthday invite :) -- Have a happy birthday [when it gets here]

Amanda said...

Happy early birthday! My sister and I celebrate our birthdays a week apart, but are 2 years apart. Mine is June 27 and hers is tomorrow, July 4! My stepbrother's is today and my stepsister's is July 15 and they're 9 years apart! lol I know all about the close bdays! Congrats on being a new DT member! I just made a bday card yesterday, but may make another one before July 10 to link up! I'm a new follower.

Lindsey said...

Congrats on your new DT and on re-opening curtain call. Can't wait to see more (and hopefully play along). I'm super excited even after just seeing the first few members of your team...I'm not sure I'm going to be able to handle the talent! :) Every day I see more of my favorites revealed.

Heather Jensen said...

What a great challenge! Love your birthday card Stacy. Hope you have a fabulous birthday. :)

Barb Murphy said...

Congrats on this fab new venture!
I'm in awe of this card. the perfect layers, colors, patterns...it's gorgeous!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Congratulations!!! I can't wait to see the new challenge and thanks for the for the fun linky party!
Lisa

nmnastali said...

Congrats on your new DT!!!!! Your Bday, and your challenge blog!!! That's a LOT of congats!!! :) :) :)
I was the 500th follower on your blog ~~ did I win a prize?? Tee hee!!! :) :) :) Just joking!! Happy Birthday!! I am going to come back and post your card in a bit!

Indy said...

Congrats on your IHP position! Love the layering of your card!

Wida said...

this card is so delicious! I dream of making cards like this but mine just looks a mess!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Happy Birthday, my friend!! <3

Nicole Doiron said...

Gorgeous card with loads of layering and fabulous colors! Love it! Thanks for playing along with Cardabilities!

Amy Sheffer said...

Sending birthday wishes and a big congrats on the IHP DT! Way to go!! LOVE your card. Oh my -- all those layers- WOWEE!

Kelly Griglione said...

Happy Birthday, Stacey! I'm just a couple months older than you : ) Wonderful card for your sister, and thanks for hosting such a great party!

Calypso's Crafts said...

Happy Birthday Stacey and what an amazing way to celebrate it too and to your sister as well!! LOVE your card and all the amazing colors and layers. Gorgeous!!! Thank you for throwing such an AMAZING bash for allowing me to play along.

StephInOK said...

Happy Birthday to you and your sister! Your card is AMAZING! I'm sure she will LOVE it! My brother and I celebrate our birthdays 5 days apart -- the story is my parents thought they couldn't get pregnant while she was nursing (an old wives tale, of course!). So, suprise, suprise - here I came 1 year and 5 days after my brother was born! lol

Angi Barrs said...

Woo Hoo! Let's party! I wanted to join in on the celebration. Happy Birthday and Congrats on the Curtain Call!

Majo said...

Your card is so pretty, thanks for playing along at Cardabilities!

Lastochka said...

Great card! Thank's for playing with Cardabilities!

Jen W. said...

Happy birthday! (Or happy belated? When is it anyway?). So excited for the return of Curtain Call! Can't wait to play again and so far the DT rocks!!

Amber said...

Happy Birthday to us! My b-day is July 11th, and my brother's is July 12th. =D

chanya13 said...

Beautiful card!!! Love colour combo and papers. Thanks for playing along at Cardabilities! Agnieszka

Marcie S. said...

Your card is absolutely stunning! I love all those gorgeous layers! Congrats on joining the IHP team...looking foward to seeing your creations there. Thanks for joining us at Cardabilities for this sketch!

Sunita Saini said...

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Deb said...

Woweee! So many cool things to see! :) Welcome to the ihp team! So happy to have you!