5.31.2011

Birthday time with Riley!




Good morning!  I hope your weekend was a long, wonderful one!  Ours was incredibly busy - no resting for us, but I was blessed to visit the National Veteran's Cemetery and placed a wreath on my dad's grave - gone 5 years now.   I'm so proud of his military service and that of all our veterans past and present in which we have this most wonderful gift of freedom.  My utmost gratitude, love and salute goes out to those serving!

Today starts a new challenge at the Riley and Company challenge blog!  Our challenge this week is to create a birthday card for  a child.   Our little guy is graduating from Kindergarten tonight and it's been a hopping weekend preparing everything - in fact - I leave at 6:45 am to get him to school before 8 and then set up their last day of school carnival - parte!   Hence, my card is a bit simple but fun and festive and commissioned by my own daughter for her little 11 year old friend's birthday.  Hope she likes it - all I heard was "anything with red and yellow!"  Okay, easy enough! :)





I used Balloons Riley to create this card, paired with Peebles dsp and misc cardstock that I had on hand (super thick, assuming it's GKD!)  I propped up the balloons with 3d dots and overall, I kept the design simple and added a little flower/button combo as it seemed a little unfinished without it :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to stop by and see what the Riley DT have created this week and of course, stop on by the challenge blog and upload your kid's cards, too!
When uploading your cards to SCS or the gallery, please use the code Riley1111!

Blessings to you!
~Kelly

25 comments:

  1. You do such fabulous job with these Rileys and this card is no exception. Love how you have those balloons pop! the Peebles DPs are such eye candy.... The birthday girl will love this festive card! Really enjoyed reading about your dad today and yesterday.... I forgot to comment on yesterday's post.... What a proud daughter you must be! ((((hugs)))) I am thankful for people like him everyday as my family migrated to the US after the Vietnam War.

    So happy to hear you had a great weekend!

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  2. Love this card, such vibrant colours, the balloons really 'pop' and lift Riley up. Great choice of papers and embellies, I am sure the little one will love it!!

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  3. super cute card!!!!

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  4. Beautiful card. Fabulous colors. I love how you popped the balloons.

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  5. Love this! You do such a great job inside and out.

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  6. What a cute card, love this Riley and all the bright colorful paper. Congrats to your son, how fun is that, my DD graduates 6th grade this week and my son college in 2 years, where does that time go??? :) Love that you make that drive to be with your dad and honor him and everything he did for our country, so wonderful.

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  7. Oh wow!! This is so so cute!! I love your popped up balloons!! :)

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  8. Super cute card, inside and out! I love those fun, funky and happy papers

    HUGS!!
    Heather

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  9. Sounds like you've got a busy, busy day ahead! It'll be fun though I'm sure.
    Fun and fantastic card! Love the bright colors and image....great inside too.
    Lynn

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  10. WONDERFUl my sweet Kelly, LOVE the funny image and the happy colors...HUGS

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  11. Super fun Birthday card!

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  12. A truly HAPPY Happy Birthday card!!

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  13. Really cute! I love all your Riley cards

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  14. Fabulicious card! Bright summery colors and CHEERY!!!!

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  15. So fun! Great layers and love the layered balloons!

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  16. Adorable! Love the way you popped the balloons!

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  17. This super cute Kelly!! I love the popped up balloons! Awesome job my dear, tfs!!

    Hugs
    Heather

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  18. Gorgeous card! Love the inside too! Great job :)

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  19. I love the bright colors you always use for your cards! fantastic job!

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  20. All of the layers on the card are just perfect. You know that I love Riley and this card does not fall short!

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