Birthday Blooms

Saturday was our Stamping In Paradise Stamp Camp as well as our Stampin Sister Roxanne's Birthday!  Roxanne decided that she'd like to spend part of her special day stamping with us.  

Celebrating Roxanne at Stamping In Paradise -

Celebrating Roxanne at Stamping In Paradise -

Roxanne is such a blessing to all of us in our Stampin' Ohana.  I am so thankful for her and I was especially honored that she chose to spend a large part of her birthday at our event. 

Surprise Serenade -

Surprise Serenade -

Although it wasn't planned one of the musicians who serenades people at the park wandered into our room to sing for us and when he found out it was Roxanne's birthday he sang a song for the birthday girl.  What a special treat!

Since I knew Roxanne's Birthday was the same day as the event I wanted to bring her a card to bless her with that day.

This card was made with the stamp set Birthday Blooms.  The technique I used on this card is the spotlight technique which is done when you punch out a small section of a stamped image and create a focal point by only coloring that section.  Then you mount the colored part exactly above the matching image just as if you were lining up a puzzle peace.

  I really like the color combination of Blushing Bride and Basic Black and spotlighting a section with Real Red.  The contrast is so vibrant and beautiful.   I even found a way to incorporate the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper which has silver spots that add shimmer to the back ground of this card.

Our Stamp Camp was really great and I hope Roxanne enjoyed every minute of it.  I have lots more photos to share in my next post of the projects we created as well as the people who came to enjoy an afternoon of Holiday inspiration, creativity and fun.

I hope that our dear Stampin Sister Roxanne felt honored that day with lots of birthday hugs, songs and wishes as she celebrated part of her special day with all of us Stamping in Paradise.