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Happy Birthday to… (and a giveaway!)

…one of my favorite people in this world.
…someone who can make me laugh with her many wonderful stories.
…one of the best moms in the world.
…my favorite stamper.
…one of my best friends.

Yes, it is Shari Carroll's birthday today.  She is the big 50 today!  (She is gonna kill me!)

And I am gonna ask you to do something for me.  (Pretty please?)  Can you please leave her a birthday message on the Hero Arts blog today HERE?  And, from the comments over on that blog, I will pick a winner of a $20 gift certificate to 2peas!  Please do so by 11:59pmEDT today.  Let's make her birthday the best. :)  Thanks!

And here is the card I created for her for her birthday…

053009 Shari Birthday

053009 Shari Birthday 1 Supplies: Quickutz Silhouette (online downloads – the butterfly and the loopy border), Hero Arts stamps (greeting and flower), Distress Inks, the greatest string ever, American Crafts gem brad, sewing machine, office tag

I love dotted paper… and love it even more when you add stamping to the pattern.  For the tag, I rubbed it with Broken China Distress Ink.  I then flicked water on it, creating the cool look.  Oh – and this card was inspired by one I saw by Mary Macaskill.  Love that girl.

Shari girl, I love ya.  Smooch. :)

Oh, and a little warning: I am going to be doing some serious enabling in the coming days.  I have a new best friend: The Silhouette.  I have had it for a long time, but I am really using it a lot now.  (Thanks to Nichol and Kerri!)  Don't you LOVE that loopy border??

Also… I picked a winner from the CFH prize: Melissa Elsner!  Thank you, everyone, for participating.  It was great.

Oh!  And please check out the blinkies you can add to your blog for the Cards for Hero Card Drive Hero Arts is doing.  Please help spread the word.  For information on adding the blinkie, click HERE.



Thanks for stopping by.  Big hugs to you all…