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.
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.
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 :).
Hop along now...
>>>>> Lydia Fiedler <<<<<