Someone, actually Someone Special, has a birthday today. You all know her, it's Maria from reislingmama. (How's that for a fun blog name?!!) And it's one of those 'ending-in-zeros' birthdays... Shirley Bampton, from shirley-bee's stamping stuff has organized a wonderful surprise party for her, including a link so that we can put the cards we make to help celebrate Maria all in one place! So sweet of Shirley to do that! Be sure to stop on over at Shirley's blog to see more of this party! Dang!, I just love parties!!!
I so wanted to CASE this gorgeous bokeh card, but all I ended up doing was staring at it on my computer monitor for what felt like hours. But now, it's time to get this party started! Have a stroll beneath a series of bokeh arches, and come on along as we celebrate Maria. Happy Birthday my friend.
The card below is one I chanced upon when I knew I wanted to attempt to CASE one of her cards as a little birthday tribute. I studied it. Loved the colors, the whimsy, and wonderful textures found here. After a bit, I actually read the post which accompanied it. And about fell out of my chair. In it, she speaks of "pings," a word which I use when an idea literally pings into my brain! You can read that post here. And as a coincidence, one of Maria's friends was celebrating a banner birthday too, hence, her card!