Monday, August 20, 2012

A Very Special Birthday Blog Hop!

Thanks for stopping in today!  If you arrived here via Julie's blog, you are in the right spot! Thanks for helping us celebrate our beloved Randi Barrett's birthday! I hope she is surprised!

When I first joined the challenge team a year or so back, Randi was one of the first to welcome me on board. If you haven't been blessed to get to know Randi, she is a true gem. She is the whole package... humor, grace, style and talent... She's got it all! Her encouragement and prayers have helped many of us over some rough patches! And to honor her on her special day, well what else could I use but the ODBD set, Randi's Song!

So Happy Birthday Randi!
  I love ya!

The card winging it's way to Randi...


And because Randi is such a jewel I had to add some pearls and bling...


So here's a big cyber hug to ya Randi!
Pray it is the best one yet!!!!

Now don't forget readers to hop over to the ODBD blog to complete the hop and leave Randi some birthday love! Thanks so much!

Blessings...

Lori

Card Recipe


Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Randi's Song
Paper - Carta Bella - Beautiful Moments, Bazzill
Ink - Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies - Spellbinders - Foliage; Cheery Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish
Misc. - Rhinestone Flourish - Recollections; Pearl Stick Pins - Maya Road; Blossom

Challenges

Stampin' Sisters in Christ - SSIC153 - Sentiment Only

Word Art Wednesday - WAW41

81 comments:

Dawn said...

Lori, what a beauty to complete this special hop! beautiful flower and foliage!! She's gonna love it!

Angella D. Crockett said...

What a beautiful tribute to Randi! Your card is super gorgeous and she will LOVE it!! HUGS!!

Lynne said...

Lovely. Randi is lucky to have so many wonderful friends.

mum of two said...

How beautiful! I love everything about it :) TFS

michelle
http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com

reeree62 said...

This is just gorgeous! The sentiment is so so beautiful... she'll love it <3

Joyce said...

Oh, WOW!!!!!!!! Love this gorgeous card.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card...Happy Brithday Randi...

Silke Ledlow said...

Pure gorgeousness Lori! Love this design...hugs ~S~

christi said...

what a gorgeous card. the paper flower is awesome. it looks almost real and the swirls and stick pins really accent the flower. gorgeous card. randi will love it.

Betty Wright said...

So beautiful and inspiring, Lori! I do love that sentiment. Love your flower and leafy details, too! Wonderful card!

Becky said...

What a stunning card with that beautiful flower and sentiment.

Carol P said...

Love the heart pin detail and little bird-verse is perfect!

Grace said...

Absolutely breathtaking Lori! LOVE that you used Randi's Song and added the gems... a beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady by another beautiful soul!!!
hugs,
Grace

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Lori!! Absolutely gorgeous!! I just love your sentiment on the panel, the layered flowers and leaves, your layering and colors. Stunning in every way. Randi is going to love it!!
hugs,
Chris

donna schubeck said...

Oh, this is just beautiful. Happy Birthday, Randi!!!

genajeff said...

I feel blessed just to have been a part of this beautiful birthday gift to this beautiful lady! Happy Birthday Randi!!

kaybee said...

Absolutely beautiful

Sherry said...

Gorgeous!!! love all the beautiful details!!

Krisha said...

Breath taking!

Krisha said...

Breath taking!

Deckerations said...

Love the rich color choices and the layering. What a special card to celebrate Randi's birthday. Happy Birthday Greetings to you Randi!

Ellie B. said...

What a beautiful card. I'm sure Randi will love it, along with all the others she will receive.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Gorgeous, Lori! I love the big bloom w/ all the elegant flourishes. The colors are just fabulous and the layout is wonderful. I know Randi will love this!

Lorianna said...

Absolutely stunning card.
The image is so beautiful
and it goes together
so well with your pattern papers. Such a beautiful design.
Happy Birthday!!
Hugs
Lorianna

tammy said...

Lori!!! The composition of this card is soooo lovely and anointed:) i LOVE the ODBD sentiment and all of the beautfiul embellishments:) You are gifted!!! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this special b-day celebration!!! be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbyeondmeasure.com

tammy said...

OH and a very blessed birthday to Randi--filled with blessing from on high!!!

Vail said...

Gorgeous card, love your choice of papers and colors.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card. I love Carta Bella papers. I just bought this set too.

Janice said...

This is a beautiful card and I love the sentiment. The sentiment and the design together make it just perfect. I am sure she will LOVE it.

Karen Letchworth said...

Just amazing, Lori! I'm sure she will absolutely LOVE this sweet card. Your art is always such a blessing and encouragment to me, and inspires me to get busy crafting. Thanks SO MUCH for playing along with us faithfully at Word Art Wednesday. You are a sweetheart. Great card!
Have a blessed week,
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Cheryl S. said...

Totally awesome.

Linda Carson said...

Most EXCELLENT artwork! Love the delicate touches!

Jennipher said...

Love that big bold rose and the bling. Very sharp details. Great job.

Kelley said...

Lori, this is a real gem of a card!!! And you are just the sweetest for making it for Randi!! Hugs!!

irishgreensue said...

Lori, This sketch is such a beauty - love how you have added the sentiment from Randi's Song alongside of that flourish of flower leaves and bling! A classic beauty for sweet Randi! Hugs!

Pati said...

Very pretty, I like the layout, beautiful colors and flower!

Jan Castle said...

This is a gorgeous card!!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan
Happy Birthday Randi!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Lori! Fab use of the sketch, perfect sentiment for Randi, lovely floral grouping!

Kim H said...

A beautiful and elegant card. Love the color combos and gem detail. Thank you for sharing.

Pattie J. said...

WOW! this is stunning, beautiful layout. and that gorgeous flower,and special sentiment. Just stunning and elegant...thanks for sharing....

Happy birthday Randi, and many blessings.

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--this is truly a treasure! LOVE this card!

PashaCou said...

The most beautiful card of all!!!! Every piece just makes the card, lovely.
Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
hugs.

Shell said...

So faithful to your crafting and Mercy Mercy me, such a beautiful card and surely displays the love for your craft. Love it.

Sherry Gardner said...

such a beautiful card....so perfect and lovely....great job...:)

Conniecrafter said...

gorgeous, love the layering, textures and beautiful flower!

meemee48 said...

A beautiful flower on a gorgeous card!

scrappingnana said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Love all the details. TFS

E. Marie said...

Your card is so lovely and feminine. Gorgeous flower!!

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Lori - This is such a beautiful card! I love the dies you used and the bling! This is a great sketch, you did such a beautiful job on this card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at SSiC.
Blessings,
Michelle

Jo4Him said...

Your card is lovely; love all the sweet elements. Thanks for sharing

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Cards By Jan said...

This is so pretty Lori!! What a gorgeous flowers to set against the rest of a beauty of a card!! LOVE it!!
Hugs

Lagene said...

Oh WOW! This is gorgeous! I love the swirling bling!

Laureen said...

Everything you have used on this card comes together to make this a very beautiful card. I love the rose!

Davi said...

A wonderful card with the pretty flower and lovely foliage to go with it. Im sure Randi will love it :)

Christine said...

That rose is absolutely amazing, and I love the deep reds behind it. The way you used the sentiment is quite clever. Just love this card, and it is easy to see that each blogger who created a card really loves Randi!

Christine said...

That rose is absolutely amazing, and I love the deep reds behind it. The way you used the sentiment is quite clever. Just love this card, and it is easy to see that each blogger who created a card really loves Randi!

Denny said...

Such a lovely and elegant card. All the little extras are just perfect and using a verse from the "Randi's Song" collection makes it especially personal.

Maree said...

Stunning. What a beautiful card!!

Anonymous said...

Simply a breath taking card. Very, very nice!
Joyce

Robyn said...

Such time and talent to put together this beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful card...Colors are great...God Bless

Rosemary said...

stunning, stunning birthday card, lori!! as always every single detail is absolutely perfect!! hugs!!

Cyndy said...

Ok, this is my absolute favorite card in the hop. This card is elegant, beautiful, and amazing. It will surely bless Randi just as you intended. Well done!

Jerusha Borden said...

Absolutely beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week!

maryr917 said...

this is such a beautiful card Lori-and I loved reading the reason you added the bling

Auntie Em said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the big beautiful rose blossom with all the tendrils and leaves under it. So pretty.
Thanks for sharing! :)

disneylisa said...

Who wouldn't want to get flowers and bling for their birthday. Great job.

ScrappySandie said...

Hi Lori! What a beautiful card! Love that big flower with the variety of leaves AND the great sentiment! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at SSiC!
Sandie

Sue D said...

Lovely--I like the flower and the bling.

Sandee said...

Lori this is soooo beautiful!!! That flower is amazing! I know this will make Randi smile!

Heather C said...

Very pretty! Love the pearls and bling and the flower is so pretty!

Mary-Anne V said...

Stunning card ...the flower is just amazing. Happy birthday to Randi!

Natalie said...

BEAUTIFUL card! Wow!! You said it right about Randi, she is one special lady. Happy Birthday, Randi and God bless you!

Nicki-twinklebug said...

Wow Lori!! What a beautiful card and the colors are beautiful!!I love the big rose with all the flourishes and the pins!!

Linda R. said...

Lovely. Your flower is amazing and I love the flourishes and leaves you combined.

crazyoldsyd said...

this flower looks so alive. She will love this "jewell" of a card for her happy, happy, happy birthday! great work.

Jani Lewis said...

Beautiful card Lori. The flower is lovely. What a great way to wish her a happy B-day.

Sue said...

Stunning card! Sue x

Tam said...

pretty flower!

Sandra said...

Pretty cards!