Guess what today is? It’s Nonni‘s birthday and there’s a birthday party happening on blogland! Sandie
masterminded organized this surprise party and is hosting it on her blog. Of course, as Nonni is a BIG part of STAMPlorations, we’re celebrating over there too (see this post)! Blame her baby, Rafa…he’s the ring leader; he got our pets to show up too!
I “met” Nonni almost a year ago (September 10, 2013 to be exact) when she left a comment on this card I’d entered to ATSM. She is the sweetest person I’ve had the fortune of bumping into online and certainly one of the most talented card-makers! She colors like a pro and I always try to channel my inner Nonni when it comes to coloring with markers. (I think I’ve improved somewhat, though I still have a love-hate relationship with alcohol markers.) Nonni is a wonderful friend, always there to encourage you, and I’ve told her this before but it’s worth telling again: her encouragement had meant a lot to me during the early days of my little stamp company. I was about to scrap the idea of continuing with STAMPlorations but she came at a time when I needed encouragement and to believe in what I was trying to do. For that, I’m grateful.
So Nonni, I hope you have the best birthday yet! Enjoy this day and the next ones…because I’m quite certain your birthday linky is going to have a steady flow of cards made by people who know you, appreciate you, and love you!
Because you’re the Queen of Copic Coloring, I made this card for you. My coloring skills are nowhere close to yours, but I hope this brings a smile to your face. You’re a genuinely awesome girl!
Supplies: Stamps – Sketched: Tulips, Sentiment Builders: Celebrate by STAMPlorations; Inks – Distress ink (broken china), Memento (tuxedo black); Spectrum Noir markers; Paper – 100# classic white heavy card stock; burlap.