Monday, April 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Elise!


Once in a while a friend comes along who already KNOWS how to sing your song...  Today, the Just Us Girls DT, along with some special blog-o-sphere friends, are pausing to celebrate the birthday of a very special gal..... a purveyor of crafty blog-land YEE-HAWS and ranch life anecdotes....the JUG-heads very own singing cowgirl, Elise of Mamacow Creations!  SURPRISE!  Happy birthday, dear girl!  Today's post is all about lil 'ol you! 



I met Elise going on more than 8 years ago in our local scrapbook store.  We knew each other only in passing until one fateful weekend we sat across from each other for a weekend's retreat.  There the friendship connections sparked and fired as we discovered so many life similarities, it was uncanny.  From those first few conversations, we found ourselves each privately thinking..."hey!  I like this gal!".  It seems that now, years later down the road of friendship, through life's ups and downs, the careful weaving of our families together and the many conversations by phone and in person, I couldn't possibly imagine my life without my special friend.


If you know Elise IRL or virtually through her vivacious blogging you know that she is a bringer of optimism, creativity and care........and of course, the ever present YEE HAW!  I know all of our days are brightened with the enthusiasm she shares with us.  We hope that you will join us in wishing Elise a very happy birthday and if you'd like to link up a birthday card in her honor, we have a linky just for that purpose this week.  Check out the post at Just Us Girls for a list of all the friends in Elise's birthday hop!

Today's card for Elise was inspired by several challenges....

Waltzingmouse sketch 42
I used some fabulous Waltzingmouse stamps to capture the cowgirl spirit ...Back in the Saddle had a great horse and rider image that I was able to add a flying ponytail to!




Color inspiration from CR84FN


and the twine challenge from Wee Memories for my wee bit of twine tied to the black button embellie.

I hope you can join us for a rootin tootin time over at Just Us Girls!  Happy Birthday Elise!  One last card before I go....my youngest was inspired to join in the festivities too.....

loving the custom artwork!!!

Have a day full of YEE-HAW wontcha?


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Stamps: Waltzingmouse
Paper: Papertrey Ink, sheet music and Making Memories
Ink: Staz on and SU!
Bling: Want2Scrap
Craft Supply: button and lace trim

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34 comments:

Laurel said...

Such a pretty card, thanks for playing at Wee Memories!

Karen said...

Awww, you've created the perfect card for Elise! And your Little Paper Daydream did too!! I feel privileged to know both of you and have enjoyed watching your special friendship grow. :>

Happy Birthday, Elise....YEE HAW!!! :>

Elise said...

What if I just said: I have NO words.

{!}

Would that be WEIRD enough to fully express HOW much I cannot even BEGIN to thank you for your world class, EPIC and AMAZING birthday thoughtfulness!?! Short of "blowing up the blogosphere..." {LOL!}... What else can a humbled, teary, grateful, so in love with my DARLING friend, I cannot even make audible, coherent words.... girl do!?! Oh, I dunno - maybe HOST A LINKY PARTY to say "I'm NOT worthy!" or "YOU'RE THE BEST FRIEND EVER!" or "THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!" I'm BLOWN away - springs are sproinging out... smoke pouring out of me' ears... AAAAAAAACCCCCCCKKKKKKK! The biggest birthday {! Yikes !} ever, has now been officially "softened" and sweetened by your OUT OF THIS GALAXY thoughtfulness! I'm FLOORED! More tears, a little rocking in place, my kids taunting "we knew, we knew!" Callan: "Dana told ME!" and me... blubbering and swooning... and SMILING - ear to ear!

The second "half" looks darn BEAUTIFUL from here! THANK YOU, thank you, sweetest friend EVER made! xoxoxo!

Elise said...

P.S. How on EARTH???? did I miss your BREATH TAKING blog-over! It's FABULOUS! xoxoxo!

Sue Lelli said...

Dana, that is the PERFECT card for ELISE! With her Yee Haws and other phrases! LOVE the pink cowgirl theme and the music background! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Debgem said...

Absolutely adore this - so soft, pretty and feminine! Love the way you added the ponytail to the rider! Love the card by your little one too!!

Andrea M said...

Dana! What a fantastic birthday tribute to your sweet friend!!! Love reading the story of your meeting! And, oh what a special, AMAZING card, complete with flying ponytail!!! Elise is going to LOVE it!!!

LeAnne said...

Dana, this is SO Elise! I will definitely have to check out those WM stamps----what a fun image and a perfect testimony to our favorite Mamacow! Thanks for inviting me to play along!

Kathryn B said...

Awe Dana what a lovely post and of course a beautiful card I'm sure is right up her alley!! Hee! Hee! Gotta just love a pink cowgirl card with that lace! Beautiufl!!!

scrappermimi said...

This card could not be more gorgeous!

Terre said...

Dana love your card, I have that stamp set so I hope you don't mind f I card lift...just kidding, well maybe not. Love the card.

Rosemary said...

oh my GOSH!!! what a gloriously cowgirly card for our lovely cowgirl... Elise!! this is just beautiful!! and can i just say that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree??? your little shelby has created a fantastic card, as well!! yeee haw!!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

LOVE the card!!!!!!!! This is the perfect card for Elise! GENIUS work on the pony tale!!!!!

I want that stamp set!!!!

~amy~ said...

WOW!!!!!!! I heart what you made for Elise...it is soooooooo her! And what a cutie pie card by your girl...that is just thee sweetest, ever.

Andrea M said...

My goodness, I forgot to thank you for playing along with CR84FN! Beautiful take on the challenge colors!

Tammy Hershberger said...

OMGosh, that sentiment DEFINITELY suits Elise! Perfect card for her birthday!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Dana! Love all the layers, texture and WM goodness! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

Kelly S. said...

Oh this is so sweet, Dana! I love all of the embellishing and the color scheme is FABULOUS! The paisley embossed piece and the banner are such awesome additions to this cowgirl card! Great job with the WMS images and sketch of the week!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

Love this card Dana! I especially love how you used the paisley embossing folder at the top of the card, you're making me regret selling it!

Wendy said...

Such a nice card for Elise. LOVE it! Great job using the colors and combining challenges too! Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories this week.

Stampin' Pam said...

Perfect card for our yee haw girl - love the story of how you met - amazing thing sometimes - life!

Julia Aston said...

So cute! love the little banners and the clever way you added the ponytail! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is so so sweet!

Paula Parrish said...

Dana thanks for sharing that heartfelt story of friendship it reminds me of how lucky I am to have my girlfriends in my life. And, of course the card design is amazing!
Smiles, Paula

Kendra said...

Oh my gosh, this card is SOOO FUN!!! Love it!

Monique said...

This Birthday card is just perfect for Elise!! Love the color combo and the fabbi details Dana... You are so talented!!! I just love your write up on how you met.!!

Jocelyn said...

I love the cowgirl card!! That was so smart to add the ponytail to the WMS stamp! The pink and cream and black are so soft and fun and gorgeous all the same time. That was so nice of you to make her this card--judging by her comment, it looked like she loves it! ;)

Your daughter's card is so awesome! She is super talented, too!!

Anabelle said...

Anyone would LOVE to receive that card!! Gorgeous. :)

Nerina said...

What an amazing card - and I love the way you've thought it all out! A totally beautiful mix of girly and cowboy! Thanks for playing along at the Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful birthday card, Dana! Love all of your fab layers! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

cbuswell said...

brilliant!! love the colors, love everything about it! thanks for joining us this week at the WMSC!

Lenet said...

WoW !! What a gorgeous take on the sketch.Love it! Thanks for joining us at WMSC

Ann said...

Yeehaw! What a fabulous creation, Dana! Thanks for playing with us girls at Wee Memories this week!

Claire Brennan said...

A Brilliant card Dana, but what a lovely story behind it!!! Congratulations and thank you for playing along with us at WMS - LOVE the ponytail!!!!