Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Surprise!! You and I are Going to Paris!

How would you surprise a good friend for her birthday if you could do whatever you wanted? And I mean WHATEVER. No limits.

I would buy plane tickets on this sweet, springy day and I would whisk my surprised friend off to Paris.

Once there, we would storm the cafes and the Eiffel Tower in our exuberant style, talking louder than the Europeans, as is our American custom, and giggling hysterically.

We would stick our little fingers out while we drank our coffee and wear striped shirts and berets, and sleep late and stay up even later.

We'd get all teary and verklempt at Notre Dame and the Louvre and take crazy pictures of ourselves pinching landmarks between our thumb and forefinger and re-enacting cheesy mime scenes.

If I could do that, that's what I'd do for my sweet friend Korin, whose birthday is tomorrow.

But since, as of this writing, I have not won the $600 million lottery, I'm not able to do that for her. Maybe someday. :)

So instead, I'm taking part in a little surprise blog hop for her.

But I did want her to have at least PART of my imaginary Paris experience, so I used her pretty Paris stamp to make her birthday card.
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The card base is Very Vanilla, and I stamped the image in Basic Black. Then I masked off the image with some super high tech (not) painter's tape and sponged Summer Sun and Soft Suede in the background. I stamped the image again on Poppy Parade, and cut out the roses. I used my Moonlight Smooch to highlight the image and added Crystal Effects to both the Eiffel Tower and the Par Avion tag, and you can see below. 
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The bling is from Want2Scrap and I used Airmail Divine Twine to complete the theme, with a Trinket Key.

In my mind it's the key to her glamorous hotel room right smack in the middle of Paris.

Maybe by the time you read this, Korin, I will have won the lottery and called you with your ticket info. :) Maybe we're already baguetting it up, girlie.

If not, I'll settle for a phone call and your hilarious posts on Facebook. I'm so happy you are my friend, and I hope you have a happy birthday!

If you want to see more amazing birthday tributes, please hop along this list and celebrate a great lady. You might find a surprise or two along the way :).

LoveyaKorinmeanitbye.

Hop along now...

>>>>> Lydia Fiedler <<<<<

25 comments:

  1. Love the additional of the air mail twine and the key charm! Just beautiful!

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  2. Fabulous! Love the addition of the twine and all of the goodness on the Paris stamp!

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  3. Gorgeous card, Lydia!
    Hugs and smiles

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  4. Your message to Korin is so sweet! I always enjoy you and her cat photos exchange over FB too :):)

    This card is seriously stunning! The baker's twine is just a perfect touch!

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  5. Really wonderful card Lydia! The trip to Paris sounds like a blast! Can I go with?

    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  6. you are beyond hysterical, in my mind, I was there, taking it all in!:-P
    love your card even more...:-)

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  7. Ha....loved reading your blog post, Lydia...and your Paris card is gorgeous...almost like being there! Korin will love it!

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  8. Love the trip to Paris :) and all the bling!! Fantastic!

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  9. Wow..Love your card! After I went to Paris a few years ago, I become "obsessed" with all things Parisian and the Eiffel Tower. I am hoping to turn my spare room into a stamp room and have a Paris theme.. I love your work.

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  10. Wow..Love your card! After I went to Paris a few years ago, I become "obsessed" with all things Parisian and the Eiffel Tower. I am hoping to turn my spare room into a stamp room and have a Paris theme.. I love your work.

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  11. Oh my word, too fabulous!!! Love all that bling!

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  12. Oh my word, too fabulous!!! Love all that bling!

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  13. Me encanta este diseño, el detalle de la llavecita es adorable

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  14. Beautiful! makes me want to go to Paris :)

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  15. WOW, Lydia!!! Your card is amazing!!

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  16. Oh, how pretty Lydia. Love the red roses and bling swirl. The Baker's Twine is awesome. I'd go on the trip too! :o)

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  17. Love your card. It is Beautiful!! Korin will love it. Happy Birthday to her tomorrow....YAY...

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  18. Oooh, PLEASE take me to Paris too!!! I want to be baguetting it up, lol! Your card is CRAZY gorgeous, girlie :)Thanks for all of your help putting this bit of fun together - I couldn't have done it without you!

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  19. What a fun post, Lydia! You and Korin crack me up on FB with all your crazy cat photos too! Great card too!

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  20. What a sweet post for a friend and a beautiful card. I love the pops of red.

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  21. The card is great, but what you wrote is amazing! What a sweet birthday tribute. Some good writing and a little imagination... and you're in Parrreeee.

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  22. Wowee, Lydia, you had me goin'! I'm having flashbacks of a trip to Paris (from back in the late 80's!) and now I wanna go back! With some GIRLFRIENDS! Ha!

    I love your card, and all the cool techniques! Those jewels look like fireworks over the evening sky! Gorgeous!

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  23. Such a fun story and card! Love it! Sorry I am late, was travelling yesterday!

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  24. Love your blog....love this blog post and love this card!!! xxxx

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