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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Surprise!! Happy Birthday Tracey!!!

Happy Birthday Tracey!  I was so excited and humbled to be asked to join in this birthday celebration for you by Joyce from Cards-by-the-Sea .  What a great friend to host this BIG linky party just for you!  And you deserve all these well wishes!  Your encouraging and positive comments always warm a spot in my heart!  So thank YOU!  And may this be the BEST BIRTHDAY E.V.E.R.!!
I was introduced to Fresh Squeezed stamps by YOU, Tracey, so I couldn't resist making a fun surprise birthday card for you using that adorable balloon.  Who doesn't love all the fun animals and shapes made with those long balloons??!!

I wish you the BEST Tracey!  You are an inspiration to all of us in the blogland!  Keep the cards coming girlfriend!  And HERE is the link to Tracey McNeely's blog In My Creative Opinion if you want to check out her style...she is amazing!

And the inside for YOU, Tracey!

Paper:  PTI white, raspberry fizz
ink:  raspberry fizz, sweet blush
memento pear tart marker
Viva Paper Pen (pink dots)
Lil' Inkers stitched mat stacks

Be sure to join in the FUN in wishing Tracey a Happy Birthday!  Go HERE 
to link up to the party!


  1. So cute, Col. Thanks for including me in the fun.

  2. This is a riot of happiness and fun, Colleen! What a wonderful tribute to Tracey using FSS for your card!! She will love this! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Colleen your card is so fantastic! I love it and that is one of my favourite Fresh Squeezed Stamps sets! I am so pleased that you got this set and I was able to tune you into their super unique stamps. I am feeling very overwhelmed and blessed today my friend. I love that I inspire you but you inspire me too!

  4. How fun! we both used animal balloons on our cards for Tracey today - this card just screams party!!

  5. Your card is lovely for Tracey--both inside and out. The balloon animal is just so cute and festive. Thank you so very much for joining in on all the fun for Tracey's birthday linky party.

  6. What a great fun party card! How sweet that you made it with stamps Tracey inspired you with !


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