Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Guylou!!! Surprise!!

Welcome to the Surprise Birthday Party of our friend and digital artist, Guylou.  Today is her birthday and she is such a SPECIAL lady that we just wanted to share it with everyone.  I have been a friend to Guylou for about 5 years now and feel so blessed to have her as a part of my life.  She is Uber~talented and just a sweetheart.  We, her design team and friends have decided to honor her with a blog hop for her birthday.  I am so excited to be the beginning of this hop with a card using one of her earlier images.
Bernadette is from her Retro Ladies line.  She is a very elegant lady, just like Guylou!!! 


OK, now we know that you like to find an awesome RAK at the end of a blog hop, so Gina has graciously provided an amazing prize (one pack of 4 copic multiliners, one pack of 2 stardust pens, a black memento ink pad, and a $5 gift card to Guylou's Inimitability) for one winner that will be chosen by Random.org at the end of this hop. 

 You will have from now until Sunday
 October 16th at 11:59 PM EST to complete the hop, leaving comments on all blogs along the way and ending at Guylou's blog to wish her a happy birthday. 
You will want to head on over to Carmen's blog now and see what she has created to wish G (as we call her) a very Happy Birthday.
And if you happen to get lost along the way here is a list to get you to all the stops.
Brenda ~ You are here
Kim 
Guylou ~aka the birthday girl!

The Deets of my card:

I used some of my favorite Echo Park paper from the "For the Record" collection. I thought it fit will with this image.  Happy Birthday comes from the AmyR Elegant Greetings stamp set.

26 comments:

Trina said...

Brenda, your card is beautiful! I love how you colored Bernadette and that she's posted up on the ribbon! G will love it!

Sara I. said...

This is STUNNING!!! The papers are phenomenal and so is that sheer ribbon and rose combo!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Tracy S said...

Gorgeous card Bren, I love that sheer ribbon and the rich colors you used. Thanks for this idea. I hope it makes G smile.

Colleen Holmes said...

Very pretty card!! I love the retro look! Very nice that your doing this for her! Hugz sweetie!

Cathie said...

Love the papers & how you put the design together. She's gonna love it!

Carmen said...

I like the shape of the card. Great combination!

Pryn said...

STUNNING card Bren!!! Holy scrap girlie,, you can color!!! WOW!!!
Love you Sistah <3

Theresa said...

Love your card Brenda - so pretty! And what a nice surprise for Guylous - I know she must feel like a really special lady today thanks to you guys!

Guylou said...

WOW!!! You totally surprised me!!! I am beside myself!!! This is the most amazing gift anyone has ever given me!!! Thank you!! I am truly touched and now I am crying... go figure!!!
BTW... Looooove your card with Bernadette; beautiful!
LUG!
G

Sandi's Samples said...

This is a beautiful card and my daughter would love it! What a great idea gift for a friend!!!
Huggs

Carla S. said...

Fab card, Brenda! Love the papers and the great image! Fantastic coloring and details!

Pat said...

Brenda, love your retro card for Guylou...it is beautiful! Fabulous idea to honor Guylou!

Kim Kelley said...

I love it Bren! The color of Bernadette is perfect on that paper! HUGS

Roxann said...

Breathtaking card Brenda! Love it! Happy Birthday Guylou!
Hugz,
Roxann

Anne Fenton said...

What a great card....it is truly stunning! And you are right just like our Guylou!!!

THERESA said...

This is absolutely stunning, love the color scheme and of coarse her sitting on the ribbon, just so cute.......:))
lotsa luv

Jo Ham said...

I love your card Brenda. What a great way to say Happy Birthday.

Angela B. said...

Gorgeous card you have made! What a fun idea for a hop! I know I love it, she will to! :D

Anniebee said...

Fabulous card, Bren! Beautiful colors and the image is, of course, wonderful! Happy Birthday to Guylou!

Hugs,
Anne B.

Hi...I'm Cindy said...

beautiful card, love the colours, striking, and your colouring, impeccable...tfs Bren :)
I wished G a happy birthday the day before her birthday, the thingy TO said it wss tomo so I went right over and wish her one, then the next day the thingy said it was tom again. LOL

Craftdee said...

Yet another gorgeous card Brenda, I love the palette of this card, your papers and layout are fab too (Bernadette looks great perched on that ribbon)! TFS, Dee

Lynne Armstrong said...

What a lovely thing to do Bren....I'm sure Guylou loved this gesture....and all the wonderful tributes for her birthday. Your card is gorgeous :)
Hugs xx

Peggy T. said...

I found your blog on Outlawz. I'm a new follower. I love your blog. Would love you to drop by mine.
http://dailygracecreations.blogspot.com

Hugs,

Peggy

Craftdee said...

Hi Brenda, just thought I'd let you know that Anita has just emailed me with an invite....thank you SO much for giving her my "link". I'm so looking forward to being on a team with my Blog-Buddy-Bren :-) See ya, Dee

Reflections from Granny said...

Beautiful card Brenda, Hugs, Lori m