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Welcome to Whitney's Birthday party Blog Hop!
I had a bit of a challenge thinking of what to make for Whitney. She is an animal lover, but most of the animal stamps or Cricut cartridges I have are a bit too young and whimsical for a 16 year old! I wanted my card to be special...age appropriate, inspirational, and sweet. Finally, when I learned that her favorite color was green and that she liked nature/animals and also the color red, I decided to go with a green tree with red apples. I cut the tree from the Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge and glued on 16 "apples" which are really small, bright red beads.
At the bottom front of the card, I put some burgundy reddish paper down that tied perfectly with the beaded apples...added the verse from Psalm 1:3...
...like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.
When I was 16, I was babysitting my little sisters when I came across this album from Evie. (Note to Whitney: This is a record...We didn't have iPods and CD's back then. Ha! Ha!)
Anyway, I played the album and I fell in love with the song called, "The Tree Song." You can hear the song and a beautiful tree slideshow here. The words really made an impact on me. I printed a copy of these words on the inside of Whitney's card.
From that point on in my life, I wanted to be a "strong young tree!" I survived a bit of a drought and almost suffered root rot at one point, but after being "transplanted" to sunnier, more peaceful place, I have thrived! :)
My sincerest hope and prayer is that Whitney grows and thrives into a beautiful, healthy, strong young tree!!!
Happy Birthday, Whitney!!! I hope you also like these pair of earrings I made just for you...
If you would like a chance to win your own pair of earrings like these,
please leave me a short comment here on this post.
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It's Whitney's Birthday, but you could end up with the gifts!!!...For this hop we have an awesome gift to one lucky participant. Please follow instructions below for a chance to win:
A Crop A Dile~From Host
I Rock~From Host
$20 dollar Gift Certificate to Scraptasticalkreations
Paper Piecing Piece set by Colleen of CBC Scrapbooking, winner's choice.
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Enjoy the hop! Here is the fabulous line up:
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