Yesterday was Ella's first birthday---how time flies! Typically she is a happy little girl, and she and her sister are lots of fun. For once I started her birthday card with a pretty clear idea of how I wanted it to look. Here's a view of the card in process.
At this point, I had colored and die cut all elements for the card, and was laying it out on my desk trying to decide on which sentiment to use. After I assembled the card, as I stamped the last word of the sentiment, I got a smudge of ink on the card. So I took it apart and decided to use a brighter pink cardstock. So here's the final product.
The adorable little animals are from Simon Say's "Baby Party Animals," the frame from Pretty Pink Posh, the #1 from Papertrey's "By the Numbers," and the sentiment from Papertrey's "Stylish Sentiments: Birthday." The animals were all colored with Copic markers.
And of course, I couldn't post this without some photos of the birthday girl. Matt and Betsy had a lovely party for family and a few close family friends. Ella is teething, and was sound asleep when the party started. They woke her up an hour later, and she was not her usual cheerful self. She showed no interest in eating any of her personal cupcake. (There was a big cake for the rest of us.)
But once she was given a spoon, she had a good time going at it!
I'm popping this card into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.