Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What a flattering birthday present!

A few days ago, I received an adorable birthday card from my friend Guylou. G owns a digi stamp store and I've been on her DT from day one. As if it was not flattering enough that she included me in this endeavor, then she went and drew me!!! Yes, that's right, she surprised me with a digi image of none other than myself, sitting with my two sweet kitty cats. Not only am I so flattered and touched that she did that, but I'm also happy to see that she made some...um....welcomed changes. In the world according to Guylou, I am no longer flat-chested and chubby. I've well-endowed and willowy. Man, you gotta love friends who see the skinny inner child living inside of you!

As soon as I saw the image, I knew I had to color her up and put her on a birthday card for my gram. My gram loves purple and I also know that she'd get the biggest kick out of getting a card with me on it. So, here's what I came up with:
I colored her up with copics, added a sentiment stamp that I got at Michael's, and some flowers and leaves that I had in my stash. I had to give her freckles, because I've got quite a few. The chandelier gems are from Michael's wedding section. I was worried that the big cluster of gems, leaves and flowers might be a bit too big, but my gram loves all of that frou-frou stuff, so I decided not to tone it down. The design of the card is based after this week's sketch over at the Sweet Stop. Go check it out...they've got great sketches to inspire you!

12 comments:

Svetlana said...

Wow What a surprise!!! Lucky you to have such wonderful and talented friend :)
Svetlana xx

Sara I. said...

LOL, you had me in tears laughing !! I never knew you had freckles!! Love G's new image - how wonderful of her and your card is stunning!! You did frou-frou perfectly and I must say - I love all your layers and that polka dot ribbon!!! I'm sure your gram will adore it!

Guylou said...

I love all the frou-frou and I am sure your grandmother will be so happy to get such a wonderful card!!!
Cheers!
G

Starla B. said...

Adorable!

Brenda said...

Gina, first off I am glad that she made both of our images skinny!! LOL, so fun. I know how you feel!! I love the added freckles!! Your card is FABULOUS girlfriend!!! Love all the frou frou!! Great sketch, love the purple color scheme. Your Gram will love it!!

Doreen Vasquez said...

Very cool! I want one...but only if I'm skinny and big boobed in it too! LOL! :0)

Tracy S said...

Love this Gina.. I think the frou-frou is done perfectly and I LOVE the design of this. Your kitties are colored perfectly as well! Your Gram will love it.

Kim Kelley said...

Really love this card. And I am sure your Grams will too! Love all the added bling..it's just the right amount! And what a perfect image!

Denise Marzec said...

Love all the purple!

Sharon Caudle said...

Look at you! You're famous!!! I love it and so will your Gram!!
hugs, Sharon

Nancy said...

that is one striking card...your Gram is absolutely going to adore this b-day card....AWEOSME!!!

Hugs
Nancy

Charlene said...

Gorgeous card Gina....I'm looking and I don't see anything frou- frou on it...I see a beautiful flower with some "greenery" that is absolutely perfect for it. The image G did is wonderful...that was so incredibly nice of her. I'll bet your gram loved this card...or has she gotten it yet?