Tuesday, April 5, 2011

C4CC19 Happy Birthday Korin!

It's Tuesday again which means it's time for another Crazy4Cocoa challenge! This week the theme is "birthday", and since it just happens to be Korin's birthday today, we're doing a surprise birthday blog hop in her honor!! In case you don't know.........Korin is the owner of Sweet'n'Sassy stamps, and the creator of this adorable Cocoa mouse image. Happy Birthday Korin!! I hope you have a fantastic birthday!
For my card I used the Birthday Cake Cocoa digital image, printing on Neenah card stock and coloring with Copics. I used berry sorbet cardstock along with white, and lined the envelope with matching bitty box basics dp. I embossed the background with the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, and added a Spellbinder's lotus behind the main image. I have several photos here so that you can see the accents added to this card. One photo simply doesn't show them all.
This photo shows the glossy accents I added to the frosting on the cake. YUM!!
On this photo, you can see all the tiny star sequins I added to the card. They're silver, white, clear, and irridescent and this outdoor photo shows them better than the other photos.

If you arrived here from Monika Davis's blog, then you're on the right track! Your next hop along the way is Jessica Fick and you can find her right here. Be sure and start from the Sweet'nSassy Stamps blog and then hop over to the crazy4cocoa blog and pick up your free digi which is available for today only!! Someone will win 3 free digis of their choice in a random drawing, so be sure and leave a little love along to way for your chance to win!

Here is a list of all participants in the hop:

Janette Olen
Tammy Maynard
Carol Longacre - you're here!
Mary Faus

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you enjoy all the fabulous Cocoa creations in this surprise birthday hop for Korin! Now that you can pick up a free digi, there's no excuse not to play along with the Crazy4Cocoa challenge :)

Have a fabulous Tuesday!

Carol

26 comments:

Anke said...

Fantastic Carol ... your card is so sweet.

Hugs
Anke

Marlene said...

Fun card! Love the colors, the embossing...the balloons, the glossy accents...oh my, I just love it ALL!

Denise Marzec said...

Ohhh shoot, that would have been fun to play along in the hop. She'll be so surprised and she'll LOVE this card!!...those dimensional balloons are awesome!

Amber (bambi64) said...

This is too sweet. Love the balloons and your layout.

Tammy said...

What a fun and festive card! Love it!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a perfect birthday card Carol. Love the textures and shapes. :o)

Korin said...

Love you fabulous card, Carol! Thank you for the birthday wishes and for participating in this wonderful surprise blog hop. I am so touched by it :).

Neva said...

too cute, love it

Kim said...

So cute!! I love the embossed background!!

jimlynn said...

FABULOUS!!! Love how you used that embossing folder on this. TOO CUTE!
Lynn

Janette said...

This is so cute Carol, I love the balloons!

JD said...

What a cute card. I love how you added the balloons!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, What an adorable card. So much in this one with the "frosting" and the little stars, not to mention the great coloring and the Spellbinders and embossing. I'm sure this will have to be one of Korin's favorites.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is a REALLY festive card, and I LOVE it! The embossed background with the cute balloons added is marvelous!

merrymstamper said...

The balloons and the bakers twine are adorable!!! You pulled it all together so cute!

merrymstamper said...

um...ahem, not bakers twine (blush);-) that was the previous blog...your card with all the details are so very cute.

Lori said...

So many fun elements. What a great card!

Cheryl said...

Carol, I was just admiring your card on the Cocoa Challenge blog. I love the way you colored the cake! Very pretty...

Janice M said...

Carol this is adorable!! Love all the added extras, specially the ballons and little curly q's!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

So glad that Korin is enjoying all of her special wishes! This card is just amazing! Sooooo many little details! I have one done but Mr. Linky is not up yet!

Karen McAlpine said...

Love the image and the cute and sassy balloons! Super duper card!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Great B-day card. Love the colors and the cut-out balloons.

Wendy said...

Super cute, Carol! I love everything about it! Happy Birthday to Korin!! :)

Benzi said...

How adorable! I love those fun balloons. The cake image is delightful and now my sweet tooth is acting up. Thanks, Carol. LOL
Love your card, anyway.

Elise said...

Holy TACTILE extravaganza! THIS is positively OUTRAGEOUS! What a fun, festive and multi textured CELEBRATION o the craftiness! Yipeeeeee!

Joanne (jojot) said...

I could go for a piece of that deeeeelish cake right now.....fab coloring....and loving that peeking critter