Monday, April 27, 2009

"Happy Belated Birthday Blog Post, To You...."

I'm only 2 months late on this one...but after much persuasion (um, nagging) from both my Ladies, I finally got around to posting the cards I made them for their 13th birthday in March!

This photo was on their birthday weekend, and they were dressed up to go to a piano competition (do we know how to kill a celebration, or what?). Sophia is on the left, and Anastasia is on the right. Yes, they are twins...I know, I know: it's like seeing double! (groan)
But don't they look lovely?

On with the cards:
Sophia is doing Pink and Brown for her theme colors this year, so I thought I'd make her a card with those colors. She also loves House Mouse stamps. I bought her one for a birthday gift (this one), and made her card with another stamp that I purchased at the same time (this cutie)...I intended to use different DP that was strictly pink and brown, but it just didn't look right with the cupcake on the stamp, so I used Basic Grey's "Two Scoops" instead; which seemed very party-licious to me....

The sentiment is computer generated with a Inkadinkado stamp in the center, and cut with a classic circle Nestie. I added sparkle to some of the dots on the DP with my stardust pen, and stickles to the cupcake frosting and sentiment swirl...I just wanted it sparkly!

Had to decorate the inside, too:

Stamps....Make a Wish (House Mouse), swirl (Blossoms Inkadinkado Costco mega pack)inside sentiment (Marcella)
Ink...Noir (Palette), Pink Petunia (Versamagic Chalk)
Paper...Solar White (Neenah), Pink Blush, Dark Chocolate (PTI), Two Scoops (BasicGrey)
Nesties....classic circle, classic rectangle, scalloped rectangle
Misc...Threading Water border punch (Fiskars), diamond stickles, sakura star dust pen, pink rhinestones (KaiserCraft & Joanns ), heart pins (Heidi Grace), earring ends & sheer ribbon (Joanns), Copics

Did you know Anastasia loves yellow? She does...actually she breathes yellow. And basically, yellow was probably created just for her to enjoy (at least, that's what I've been told since she was very young). Anyways, no problem deciding on a color scheme for her card...

She also loves to read. Every night at bedtime, I go to tell her good night, and she looks up from the book she's reading, and says, "I know, I know: it's bedtime. Just let me finish this chapter." Which really means, "I'd really like to finish this book, so say 'goodnight' and be on your way...wait, where' my hug?".

When I saw this Whiff of Joy Stamp (Melinda reading book), I knew it would be perfect for her!
The sentiment "Just One More Chapter" is computer generated and printed on vellum. I used some Floral Elegance digi-download paper from Gina K., which went perfectly with our yellow theme even though they are darker yellows (Anastasia says to me, "I've been kind of in a yellow ochre mood lately, and I don't know why..."). Added a few sparkly swirls (you're never too old for sparkles...even if you are a teenager), and gorgeous satin ribbon with some butterflies hanging down (because Anastasia is my yellow butterfly!).

And the inside of Miss Yellow's card:
Stamps....Melinda reading book (Whiff of Joy)
Paper...Natural White (Neenah), Vellum (PTI), Yellow (DCWV), Floral Elegance digital paper (Gina K.), Catarina (7Gypsies)
Ink...Noir (Palette), Antique Linen Distress
Punches...Lace border punch (Martha Stewart), Swirl Flourish (EK Success)
Nesties...classic & scalloped rectangles
Misc...satin ribbon (unknown gorgeous color, free with Sept. order from Ellen Hutson), stickles, sakura stardust pen, Copics, butterflies (Jewelry Essentials at Joanns)

Okay, both girls gave me their enthusiastic 'okays' and 'thumbs up' to post the following photo (they are teenagers now, you know, so I have to ask their permission regarding these semi-embarrassing matters).

Now, to me they haven't changed all that much: when I see this photo or the one at the beginning of the blog, it's still my Ladies looking back at me, and they don't look too different (except more hair, and one is wearing glasses). But really, I don't see a huge change. I don't know why that is...

You all might be able to notice a change. I guess the height difference is a bit noticeable. Maybe they do look more similar to each other in the baby photo...

Anybody want to try and guess who is who in the baby picture?

Nope, I can't still can't see a huge change: it's still my two Ladies, born on the same day, but so uniquely different that I have no problem telling them apart...





and my sincerest apologies to both of you for the tardiness of this post...but it will most likely happen again, though, because it's what I do...


Brandi said...

Happy Belated Birthday girls!!

Oh what lovely cards! {{{HUGS}}}


Mae said...

What beautiful cards & your girls are just lovely. Happy Birthday to both of them.

Christine Riley said...

What beautiful cards! I love them both, happy birthday to the girls :)
Hugs, Christine

Susan said...

What great cards and such beautiful girls! I think it's great that they both have their own style and color scheme going on. Good for Anastasia in loving yellow. I think it's one of the most overlooked colors around! Thanks so much for sharing the cards and your girls!

Julia said...

Happy belated birthday to your lovely girls! The cards you made them are beautiful and I'm sure they treasure them.

Susana M said...

You have sweet, beautiful girls (happy belated birthdays) and sweet beautiful cards!!!
Hearts and Hugs

LDH said...

Sweet girls! I have twin daughters too. If you want to take a peek, they had a double wedding. Here are a couple of links: