Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Claire!

Happy Birthday Dear Claire!!!

Today is Claire Brennan's birthday, and the Waltzingmouse Stamps Design Team is holding its inaugural blog hop in her honor! We LOVE Claire, and we LOVE Waltzingmouse Stamps, so we are thrilled for this chance to pour some love on Claire and showcase some of her awesome designs.

The hop started at Anya Schrier's blog. Be sure to start there and hop all the way through... you won't want to miss all the loveliness to behold!

In case you get lost along the way, the blog hop links are:

My card features Irish Blessings. I love this set because it reminds me of Claire. I remember the post when she first drew this "wee cottage" because she was short on stamps suitable for a St. Patrick's day card. That post was dated nearly a year ago, January 23, 2009, and gave us a glimpse of Claire's dream to design stamps.

Lo and behold, she used the same drawing for the card she posted on her birthday last year. I honestly had no idea until I went looking for the original post. I'm more pleased than ever that I chose to use this stamp set.

Claire, the Irish blessing on this card is just what I wish for you, today and always! You are very dear to me, and I can't tell you how much it means to call you my friend and to have the distinct honor of representing Waltzingmouse Stamps. I'd better stop now before I start blubbering!

Now on you go to Lynn Mercurio's blog. She has a special message for you.

Enjoy your day, Claire!Smiley from millan.net

21 comments:

Claire Brennan said...

It's too late for me Lisa, my wee dude is looking at me wondering why I'm leaking tears, lol, I'm telling him it's cos mummy is happy, he doesn't get it! Thank you all so much, you have little idea what this means to me.

Heidi said...

Oh this is beautiful! Claire is so wonderful and I'm so happy she has such a fantastic team of ladies!

Debbie Pamment said...

Another Lisa masterpiece - and another GREEN masterpiece, bet you liked the Irish excuse to play with green again - LOL
xXx

Julia Aston said...

I just love this wee cottage of Claire's too! your card is so pretty in the greens and with the nestie framing Lisa!

Brocéliane said...

superb card :)

Bonnie said...

Love the nestie frame Lisa and that cottage is so perfect!! I think we got her! lol!

anya said...

What a fantastic card, Lisa. I love the fancy frame around the blessing. Love all the shades of green, too! Very pretty!

Sharron said...

Perfect card for Claire's birthday! Gorgeous frame and love all the green. Such a great gift for Claire on her birthday.

Kristine said...

Gorgeous card lisa! Love the colors and your flowers and frame--and of course the stamps themselves make for a beautiful card. Happy Birthday to Claire!! :)

StampinCathy said...

This is one beautiful and inspiring card. Love that sentiment and colors you used on this card. What a way to start a birthday off with all the birthday wishes from the amazing DT!

Becky said...

This is just beautiful. Wonderful sentiment and wonderful color.

Nerina said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Love how you used the tea leaves paper with the cottage image! How meaningful to share what this image reminds you of! Joining you in wishing Claire a Happy Birthday!

Marge said...

What a F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S card!!!

Melissa said...

This card is perfect for Claire's birthday--gorgeous, great job!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Lisa, this is a terrific card! And it looks like great minds think alike with the PP...how funny! Thanks for organizing this special blog hop for Claire. I can't wait to do it again!

Sian said...

Beautiful card.
Sian
x

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Oh Lisa, what a BEAUTIFUL card!! The flower and lace additions are so perfect!
Thank you so much for organizing this hop!!!
Hugs,
Laurie

Karolyn Loncon said...

Such a pretty card for an amazingly talented birthday girl! Thanks for sharing!

Alice Wertz said...

this is such an elegant card, Lisa!! just lovely and sweet!

Lynn Mercurio said...

I tried to leave a comment yesterday, but the hotel internet has been so yonky. Your creation is just OUTSTANDING and thanks for organizing this wonderful birthday party for Claire. It was AWESOME meeting you and hope we will get the opportunity to do it again. If you are ever in St. Louis - you have my number!!!

Luanne said...

Adorable! Love the bow with pearls.