Friday, September 9, 2011

Caroline's Tenth Birthday


Happy Birthday Caroline!!!  We took the kids to Williamsburg, Virginia this summer and had a ball.  Looks like Caroline had a good time too!  Our challenge this week is "Distress it All" and here is my entry.  A birthday card for our sweet granddaughter Caroline.


"C" stands for Caroline!

















Now the inside........




On the left hand side, you can pull out the birthday greeting.




The reverse side......


On the right hand side there is some money tucked under the paper bag flap and a neat little picture album entitled "Fun with Nanny and Grampa Art".



The little album......




The very back of the card.....



The End!!!

Please visit my good friends....
Christina
Danielle
Rene
Cathy Lynn

As they play Inventory Challenge #48 - The game is on!

Thank you for your visit and I so appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment....Sandy

34 comments:

cathylynn said...

Yoi many!! (as my Grandma use to say). This is FABULOUS!!!! Gee Wiz Sandy I'm goin on summer vacation with you next year. You've come back with incredible amazing ideas and your cards are down right AWESOME!!!! I can tell you put a lot of thought and detail into this B-Day card for your beautiful grand daughter. She will cherish this work of art. I love it all!!!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

julieprice3 said...

This is wonderful! I'm sure that your granddaughter loved it. Looks like you had an awesome day out
Hugs Julie P

*Vicki* said...

AWWW!! Sandy, you've created such a gorgeous keepsake here!! That is a really clever idea for a birthday card!! She will just adore it!! TFS!! :) You enjoy your weekend girlfriend!! HUGS

Christina C. said...

OMG.....Sandy, this is a magnificent work of art!!!!! This is a labor of love and I know your gorgeous granddaughter will treasure this forever!!!! I always look forward to your posts....you are so creative, my friend!!!!! This is GORGEOUS!!

Danielle said...

OH!!!!!!!!! Sandy, you will never cease to surprise me! This mini album will be treasured by Caroline forever, how precious. I love all about it, the 2 little tags, the inside with all the pictures, the place to put $$, soooo cute. I love it all! Fabulous work of creativity.
Have a nice day.

Tracy V. said...

Hello Sandy!! I have been away for soooo long and I see you have just been busy creating such beautiful things!! I also took my kids to Williamsburg, VA this summer. Along with a whole lot of other places including Murphy,NC. I have there picture in the same contraption as the picture at the top! hehe It was a great time. Anyways, your projects that you have been busy creating are just beautiful, can't wait to see more and sorry to be "lost" for so long! ;-)
Tracy Valure

Teri said...

Oh Sandy!! This is soooo adorable!!! I love the way you made the card... are there instructions anywhere??? It is so jam packed with such awesome details!!! What a wonderful memento of special times!! I'm sure Caroline will treasure it forever!!! Every time I look at it, I see something that I missed!! Great, great job!!!!!!!
Hugs,
Teri

Pam Sparks said...

You've created a treasure for Caroline for sure Sandy!!! Fabulous distressing and designing! Love your mini Tilda coloring too! I'm sure she found the money first thing but has come back to enjoy her paperbag card over and over! What an awesome keepsake from a creative g-ma!

charlene said...

Sandy this is one of the sweetest little treasures I have seen in a long time...she will treasure this forever and you as well
Hugs

Peggie said...

Wow! That's not a card it's an album. So many neat features.

Karen's Fun Blog said...

This is awesome!!! You did a beautiful job!! : )

EnblogSail said...

Wow Caroline is one lucky girl! She must be so pleased with the card:)

Barb Hardeman said...

You are putting so much of your self into you paper bag card - this is so personalized for Caroline that she'll be thrilled for sure with this treasure. Love all the details that you added to make the card so special.
Barb

Paula said...

Oh my, this project is great! Love the card and love how you laid it out! And the album is too adorable. I'm sure Caroline will treasure this gift forever, what a sweet grandma you are :)

Linda said...

Sandy oh my!!!!! This is gorgeous fabulous stunning of my what an awesome project!!!!!! The design is super fabulous!!!!! What a keepsake for your granddaughter!!!!!She is real cute too!!!!!! Excellent work my friend!!!!!!

Linda Palmer said...

Sandy, WOW!!! What can I say that hasn't been said. This album is fabulous. I wouldn't know where to start making one of these and of course never have. Everything about this is wonderful and beautifully colored and thought out. I love it! I know Caroline thought it was the bestest gift of all.

Rene said...

Wow, you're a really mean Grandma...what did she do to deserve the stock? LOL! What a cutie! And your card is fabulous (FABULOUS) and that little album just over to top amazing! Wowza! (And I'm not just saying this because I'm afraid of you now! LOL!)
Rene :D

Patti Jo said...

Not only a work of art, but a work of love! How awesome Sandy! Took me a little while, but checked out all your fantastic details!!! What a wonderful keepsake for your granddaughter to cherish from her Grammy! So is she put in the stocks because she is like her Grammy???!!! :)

Sharon said...

This is really stunning Sandy. What beautiful work and made with such a lot of love! Am sure Caroline is going to love this! hugs Sharon

Liefs Ineke said...

Hello Sandy your creations are beautiful. I love the creations very much. Thank you for the compliments on my blog. Have a nice weekend.

Hugs Ineke

Chris said...

Well, Miss Sandy, did you ever release your poor grand daughter from the stocks? Cruel and unusual punishment. I need one for my sweet husband! LOL You know I love your work. This project is simply amazing! There are so many details and each one is perfectly done. Lovely, lovely, lovely!

XO
Chris

Candy said...

Sandy!!!
What a gorgeous card! You put so much work into all of your wonderful cards.
Caroline will treasure this for years and years!
Love everything about this beauty.
Big Hugs ~

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my dear Sandy....how can I even begin to describe how fabulous I think this is! I can't even imagine how much Caroline is going to treasure this work of heart through her entire life. You have put so much wonderful goodness into this mini album for her! I don't know what else to say other than WOW! You are incredibly amazing! I love it!
hugs!!!

Iulia said...

OMG Sandy, I guess I'm gonna take some time off from crafting too,; just to come back with such amazing ideas, as you do. Your little Caroline is such a lucky girl to have you making for her such beautiful work of art. I bet she first found the money:)) but then she surely sat and admired every little detail. This kind of card reminds me of a wallet with so many pockets in which wonderful things could hide... (lol, I'm thinking of my hubby's wallet:))).
Love how you imagined the tags, the sentiments and that photo album is soooo sweet! You are an artist Sandy, evry little detail of this paper bag card cries that out loud. And how wonderfully signed by Nanny:) Truly delightful work, my dear, Caroline will cherish it forever!
PS Love your fair-haired family:)
Have a happy Sunday sweetie!
Hugs, Iulia

Norma said...

Sandy, WOWZER, what a fabulous project your card/gift is. Your Caroline will be over the moon for this. I love the look of the distressed edges. You did a fabulous job with the torn paper edges and the ink-distressing. I need to study how this was done...LOL. Love the mini photo album.
Love the entire project.
hugs,
Norma

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Awe! Really awesome! Hugs! Leah Ann

Angela said...

Wow what a gorgeous project you created for your granddaughter. You've put so much work into this and it looks amazing. She will surely treasure this!

LOL! Love the photo of her above. I have one just like it when we went to VA a few years ago! SWEET! Hope you have had a fabulous summer! hugs, Angela

Jean said...

Oh My Gosh... Oh Wow... this is just too much.. Never have I seen someone put so much into something so beautiful as I have you.. everything you do has so many surprises, items or places to go or see that I am just astoundished by every time I open your blog by what I am going to see.. This is one of the best.. Your daughter Caroline probably had the time of her life on her trip with you and her Grandpa and you gave her a little gift to remind her of the trip and also money and a beautiful card to boot... You are a wonderful Nanny and I know she will enjoy her album for years to come.. a wonderful and gorgeous job..
Hugs, Jean

pinkstampergirl said...

Hi Sandy,
Caroline is a lucky girl to be receiving such a beautiful creation on her birthday! I love the colors and the way you colored and distressed everything is stunning. Hope she had the best B-day ever!
Hugs,
Briana

Eve said...

what a lucky girl your granddaughter is, to have you as a grandmother, to receive such a beautiful gift, with $! (that's always extra good! lol;-)) I've been to williamsburgh, in my high school yeards... LOL, a couple of decades ago!

AnnasArt said...

Great job!

syllie said...

Hi sandy, i am sorry for the late comment on this gorgeous project you have made!! I don't know why i missed this beautifull piece of art. You are a very lovely grandmother but i am sure Caroline find that to.
xxxSylvia

cabio's craft corner said...

Super adorable card Sandy. Love the cute tags and the fun idea of this one. The images are matched so well :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

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