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?
Paper: Papertrey Ink, sheet music and Making Memories
Ink: Staz on and SU!
Craft Supply: button and lace trim