Monday, March 14, 2011

They Say It's Your Birthday!

When I first saw the Hero Arts (HA) 2011 Clear Set CL478 Going I was immediately drawn to the Volkswagen Beetle image.  Some of my fondest memories from high school revolve around escapades with my best friend Sarah and the reddish orange Beetle she drove :)  Her beloved Bug had seen better days and it makes me giggle when I think about how I would have to prop my feet up as part of the passenger side floor was missing or how the doors - without warning - would fly open as we whirled around a traffic circle!  One night we even managed to squish 8 girls in its cramped quarters to avoid paying for more than one carload at the drive-in movie theater! 

Keeping those happy memories in mind I did a little paperpiecing and created this simple, lighthearted birthday scene:


The sun is from HA CL439 Kiss From the Sun and the sentiment from HA CG275 Birthday.  The party hat is from MSE M103 Birthday.
Other Materials Used:  Stampin' Up cs and pp, Bo Bunny pp, Cuttlebug border embossing folder, Martha Stewart twine, Cricut George and Basic Shapes cart (balloon die cuts), Papertrey Ink Cloud die cuts were a gift from Anita :)

I hope everyone is having a Happy Monday!  Thanks for stopping by and for all your comments!

17 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Such a fun card Robin, I love that beetle image and your card is so bright and cheerful.

Pam W Merwin said...

I had a "beetle" too - so many fun memories! Love your card. It is perfect!

AnitaRex said...

So cute! I love seeing those die cuts being used! :> I love how you make such great scene cards Robin! And I so enjoyed your story about the beetle! :> I love the balloons and the birthday hat on top, so cute!

Barb said...

Excuse me, but I don't think there's anything "simple" about this card! It's wonderful, Robin! It totally put a smile on my face today! Just love the party hat on the bug and every detail of this delightful card! Hugs! :)

Rosemary said...

another super fantastic card, robin! i just love it when you create cards like this... there is no one better at building a scene then you!

Sue McRae said...

What a fun and colourful card Robin!

cheiron said...

This is adorable! Love the story behind it!

SmallWorld at Home said...

Aww! I'm sitting here grinning like a big idiot as I read this! What a great car that was and I swear this card is that car reincarnated! I was just telling my kids yesterday about how we saw two horror flicks on prom night in that bug! I was trying to remember the names of them--Prom Night and Sorority Row?? I'll have to look that up!

Brenda said...

This is super cute Robin! Love the party hat you added!

Nancy said...

Love the card, Robin and I especially love the reminiscing! My hubs had a '64 orange bug when we were first dating...the 1st time he offered me a ride home from school I had to sit in the backseat because he forgot that he was getting the passenger seat reupholstered and it wasn't there. Thanks for the sharing your fun memory.
blessings~

GrammySue's Creations said...

Love this card, Robin. This is awesome; you did a wonderful job. This card put a smile on my face and I loved reading your VolksWagon story.

Virginia L. said...

This is so fun! I just made a scene card this past weekend! You sure are the pro for scene cards! Congrats on the HA tweet!

Anne said...

Robin this is so cute and I love your story about the fun times in your girlfriends card!

Judy1223 said...

Ahh, memories! Sounds like you and your friends had some good times in that VW Bug! Looks like the Bug on your card is heading for some fun, too...great card!

Ayana Posadas said...

How creative! This card is so cute.

Nancy said...

I adore your cheerful little card, Robin. So cute and creative to put the party hat on the car!

Lisa said...

This is so fun, Robin! I just love the party hat on the VW!