Saturday, February 16, 2013

Happy Birthday Cathy - Blog Hop

Happy Birthday Cathy

I am not sure if you are a chocolate lover or not but this cake was so beautiful I had to use it. If we lived closer I would love to make one for you.

Joyce from Cards-by-the-Sea was so sweet to organize this birthday blog hop for Cathy from Empty Nest Crafter. If you do not know who Cathy is you have to check out her blog, she is one crafty lady! Her work is simply amazing. I had the pleasure of actually meeting Cathy last July while visiting Joyce for Stamp-A-Faire, it is a real treat to get to meet some of your cyber and blog friends.  At the end of this post is a list of birthday blog hoppers, so be sure to check out all of the wonderful cards that have been created in celebration of Cathy's special day. 

I used one of my new stamps for Cathy's birthday card, it is from Clearly Besotted Stamps and I even CAS'd one of Stephanie's cards. Her card is why I wanted this set and it goes so well with patterned paper. 

Join in Cathy's party and be sure stop by her blog to wish her Happy Birthday!

Solid Card Stock: PTI - Pure Poppy and Simply Chartreuse
Patterned Paper: PTI - Beautiful Blooms
Ink: VersaFine: Black
Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Framed Sentiments
Pearls: SU
Edger: SU - Scallop Border


  1. Hi Kim ... is there anyone in the galaxy that isn't a chocolate lover?? Cake ... drooling!! Card ... sooo pretty, love the pearls tying the sentiment to the DP! Anita :)

  2. so pretty!! i have always loved that paper!

  3. Kim, this card is the perfect birthday card! Love all the flowers and pearls. What more could a girl ask for?! :)
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Simply gorgeous!!
    I love that sentiment...
    and the bold, bright colors you used...
    And who wouldn't love a piece of that yummy goodness...
    now I'm hungry after seeing all the gorgeous cakes!:)

  5. This is so pretty Kim! I like the way you added bling ,I can never resist doing that myself. That cake looks delecious too!

  6. I have to say I really was surprised this year...I didn't know if the birthday blog hop would go around again...but I love it! I never like my family to make a big deal about my birthday, but I LOVE that my crafty friends do! Thank you so much Kim for this beautiful card, it is so pretty and I had never seen those stamps before. I appreciate you so much as the wonderful and thoughtful friend you are. Thank You!

  7. Oh I am addicted to Clearly Besotted too! Beautiful card and your right that sentiment is so fancy and elegant and makes the background paper really pop. I love all the pearls that would make anyone feel like a Queen. And that cake .... droool...

  8. Kim your card is just fabulous and everytime I see that PTI paper I fall in love with it again. You new Clearly Besotted stamp is very cool, love the big sentiment and with the scallop underneath--perfect! What a super card for Cathy!

  9. Such a beautiful card. I have been eying Clearly Besotted stamps for a while, and your card with them is just stunning. I love how you accented it with those pearls, and that patterned paper is perfect. Thanks to your previous cards with that patterned paper, I had previously gone out and bought some of that paper, so now I have my own. So glad you could come to Cathy's birthday party. Can I place a 'to go' order for that cake--you can bring it with you in August.

  10. This is a beautiful, beautiful card, Kim! i love everything about it!!

  11. Beautiful sentiment choice! What a beautiful birthday card, Kim. That patterned paper is so happy! Love the pearl scattered about :)

  12. Beautiful card and cake. Love your new stamp and patterned paper.

  13. Beautiful card Kim! I love the complicated background with the simplicity of the sentiment panel. :)


  14. That patterned paper is so perfect! It makes such a festive birthday card. And the pearls look so pretty. I have been looking at Clearly Besotted stamps too. She has such wonderful images and it looks like they stamp beautifully.