A Happy Birthday To My Daughter!

Good Morning,

32 years ago today my sweet daughter Kelly was born!  Wow!  I can not believe that 32 years have gone by, it went so fast!  Momma's if you have a little one, hold them close and give them a hug, they will be grown and gone before you know it.  I remember when Kelly was little, older people would say that to me, what they didn't tell me was that no matter how old she gets, she is always my baby girl.  She lives in my heart forever.  Here is the card I made her.  When I first started to plan the card I was going to make it all sparkly and glittery with stickels, but I liked the coloring so much, I decided not to do it.

I used three Fresh Brewed Design Digital Stamps the background is called "Peace Be Still" and the Mermaid is called " Cordelia Waits".  The sentiment is called "have a fintastic day"  I really enjoyed layering in the colors of the sun, sand & water and of course coloring Cordelia.  I wanted to do a very summery card for my daughter and I thought this was perfect.

About a week before Kelly was born, we were driving home from my mom-in-law's and we saw a meteor shower.  Hundreds of shooting stars!  We wished on every one of those stars that Kelly would be born healthy.  So inside the card I wrote "Kelly we wished on a shooting star and you came true".

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July 16th has always been one of the happiest days of the year for me.  I hope you are having a wonderful day too!  Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate all of your comments!


Card Recipe:
Digital Stamps by Fresh Brewed Designs
Copic Markers
Paper - Bo Bunny - Barefoot & Bliss
Bazzill - Blue

http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/2012/07/fbc-104.html - Fresh Brewed Challenge 104 Under the Sea


  1. Very special card. My daughter wanted to be a mermaid when she was younger...she ate fishsticks everyday hoping she would turn into one. Memories! Happy Birthday to your daughter.

    Stay Creative.
    Carson's Creations

  2. What a beautiful card Chriss. The memories of a mom how sweet.


  3. So beautiful and special indeed. I watch my kids grow every day knowing how dear and special and limited my time with them at this stage of life is. They will soon be teenagers, then moving on to the next stage in their lives.. all the while I will keep missing them being little and loving them and treasuring the moments I have.

    Thank you for sharing this post. loved the part about the shooting stars. made me get all teary eyed! The card is GORGEOUS! Love the coloring and shading. Very soft and serene and beautiful. I am sure Kelly will treasure it as it came straight from your heart!

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    Big hugs!

  4. Thank You for the words of wisdom about mothers and daughters...came just in time to remind me to hug my little one for being her!! Your card is beautiful ..the little mermaid looks so serene

  5. Beautiful blog post and a precious card!! So pretty.

  6. Happy, happy birthday to your daughter, Chriss!! And wow, this card is gorgeous!! The image is colored so beautifully, it looks like a watercolor painting!! I love the part about the shooting stars :) What a awesome post my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Like the card & your sharing of the story about your daughter. I can hardly believe my daughter will be 21 the end of this yr. When I was in O'ahu Hawaii in Mar this yr I enjoyed seeing & photographing the area where the Mermaid scene was filmed for the last Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  8. What an adorable card Chris! Loved your story too. Since I only have 1 daughter too, I know she'll always be "my little girl." Happy Birthday to Kelly.--Pat N.

  9. BEAUTIFUL card Chriss! I ma sure your daughter will love it! your coloring is fantastic! Happy birthday you your sweet Kelly!
    Sherrie K

  10. Happy Birthday to your Daughter, Sweet card and loved what you wrote inside!Carri~abusybee

  11. oh i just love your family stories :) this card turned out absolutely beautiful: like a soft watercolor painting.

  12. Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter!! Very pretty and personalized card!! I know what you mean about time(my baby is 4) she hates it already when i call her my baby. her response is "I am not a baby I'm a big girl" it will be a sad day for me when she starts school!!


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