3.26.2012

Frohliche Gerburtstag!

Good morning!  I hope your weekend was marvelous!  Ours FLEW by - one daughter had a most fantastic choral show with the Young Americans that come to their school to perform once every 3 years.  They are absolutely amazing and such wonderful young talent - she was so excited, and blessed, to be able to perform with them!  We also had a slew of birthday parties and squeezed in seeing The Hunger Games (do not miss that one, esp if you read the Trilogy - riveting!)  Even our weather today is so nice, it has taken me 3 hours to get home after coffee with my girlfriends this morning! :)

Without further wait, the random winner of my free Riley stamp for the Riley and Company blog hop is April of April's Alley - congratulations.  For an entire list of winners and to see the hop in review, please visit the Riley and Company blog here!


Today's card is using Smiley Balloon with a propped up 3d smile :)  This card is going allllll the way to Germany!  I created an accordian style fold - haven't done that in awhile ;) and nestled the Riley on the front as the focal point, message on the inside.  The papers are from SU and they reminded me of Spring colors - I found the closest match in my prima flower stash as I could.  This card was such fun to make!  






Thanks for stopping by today!  I'll be by to visit soon if I haven't already :)

Big hugs,

Bigger Blessings!
~Kelly



27 comments:

  1. I love the bright colors and bold patterns you have used with Riley and his balloon!! What a cheerful birthday design!

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  2. Kelly, this is one of my favorite SU DP- these colors rocks !! Super sweet Riley image and great coloring.
    Lieben Gruß

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  3. This is so dang cute!! Thanks for picking my name!! In fact, you used my favorite Riley from this release for your card!! Hoot hoot!

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  4. So bright and cheery! Love the way the card opens to reveal the sentiment!

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  5. I WAS going to write my comment in German - but then figured you wouldn't be able to tell what I was saying - so will just say it's FANTASTIC! Of course you already know how much I love Riley - but he's so cute with the DP you used and the design! Fabulous card!
    Lynn

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  6. Congratulations to April on her win! Your card today is so pretty Kelly, I love the colors and that beautiful floral paper. Riley is as cute as ever and I love the way that you have popped up the the smiley balloon.

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  7. Adorable card! That Riley image is super cute with those papers and colors. I am sooo jealous you got to see The Hunger Games!

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  8. Fantastic Kelly! Love the super fold and the colors are terrific!

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  9. So cuuute!! Love that accordion fold and the papers you used.Another winner, winner chicken dinner!!

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  10. It is a fun and happy card, Kel... just like you! awww... you make those bold colors look soooo pretty. I always have a hard time with them... they intimidate me so. *sigh* your card here inspires me. And of course, once again, Riley and his balloon make my day! Hope the rest of your day is just as fabulous. Hmm... 3 hours of coffee and girlfriends... sounds like a great way to start the day to me! *hugs*

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  11. this is a cutie!!!

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  12. This is too cute! I love the fold and the way you popped up the balloon!
    Congrats April! :)

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  13. Good Luck on your journey Riley!!! What a sweet card Kelly!!! I love the pretty colors and the fun fold!!!

    Big smiles to you!!

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  14. Such pretty colours and interesting fold. Very nice.

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  15. Great card Kelly!!!. I can't wait for my order to arrive!!!

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  16. This is so cute Kelly! I love the colours and dimension but that's a great layout too.

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  17. Super cute... so bright and cheerful!

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  18. Wow you had quite the weekend and a great way to start your week. This card is adorable, love how you use layers and paper, I will just live through you on that and that sweet little Riley always brings smiles for the day.

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  19. Love the bright colors on this and Riley better hold on tight to that balloon! It looks like it might float away!! I saw your title and was so proud that I still remembered what it meant! My German is quite rusty...

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  20. Fun fold, and a beautiful card! Love the happy little popped up balloon. Sounds like you had a great weekend.

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  21. Adorable card! Riley has a soft spot in my heart! You did a great job! :)

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  22. Gesundheit! :) Maybe I missed it, but did you give a translation for your sentiment? Love this card and that trifold layout! So sweet! May it's journey and the recipient be uber blessed! HUGS and.........
    happy day before your bday!! :)

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  23. is it...Happy Birthday??

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  24. I have seen purple popping up the last few weeks. Your card is a perfect example of how to use it. Very cute!!!

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  25. That Riley card is too cute. Love the Smiley balloon.

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  26. Love the flower with the button center!

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  27. This is so fun! Such a great design!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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