Sunday, 23 March 2014

Happy 50th, Maria!


Wheeeee!!!  We're having a surprise birthday party!  And the Party Girl is none other than Maria of rieslingmama who just happens to be 50 today :)

Cardmaker extraordinaire, Maria creates fabulous cards that often have a bit of an edge to them, a twist or an interpretation that nobody else thought of.

Many of you will have seen the evidence in her frequent appearances in Papercrafts & Scrapbooking Magazine, she was World Cardmaking Day 2013 winner in the birthday category, and is a Design Team member for STAMPlorations and Simply Create Too.  But you probably know all that already.

She's also a fun blog buddy!  Happy Birthday Maria!

I'm linking my card up to The Card Concept - I think I'm shabby chic today.

Ooh look, there's your birthday cake, Maria!

Come and join the party - link your card up here.  The drinks are on Maria (well, she does live in wineland)!


25 comments:

  1. Thanks for asking me to the party and organising so well! Your card is perfect for Maria and for the Card concept!

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  2. Great card, Shirley! What a wonderful friend you are, hosting a party for Maria! :-)

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  3. I love your gorgeous card! Thanks for the invite!

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  4. Lovely card Shirley - looks like it may have been one of Maria's....

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  5. So fun! Thanks for asking and I sure hope Maria is surprised! :)

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  6. Very cool card, Miss Lady!!! ;)

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  7. Shirley, you're a real dear for arranging Maria's birthday party hop. She is the best! Your card is awesome - love how you incorporated the CCT colors into your beautifully water olored images!

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  8. Shirley I love your shabby chic birthday card--gorgeous. Thank you so much for hosting the celebration! Thank you so much for joining us at the Card Concept!

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  9. Very pretty card, Shirley! Thank you for hosting a gallery for Maria with the linky button for all of us! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. What a GREAT party for Maria! Love the bold and festive sentiment with the large blooms! Perfect!

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  11. Thank you so much for asking me to join the party and thank you for hosting!! LOVE your fab card for Maria!!!

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  12. Love what you pulled together here, Shirley! Thanks so much for the invite!

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  13. you're a pretty awesome friend to arrange this! and your card is mixed media meets card making CAS!

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  14. Beautiful water coloring, and I'm loving your sentiment! Fabulous card, Shirley...I'm sure Maria is going to love it, too!

    So nice of you to host such a fun Birthday Party!!!

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  15. Wonderful card, Shirley. Maria will be tickled when she sees it! Thanks so much for hosting the linky party too. Parties are always fun! Bev

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  16. Shirley your card is Fabulous, I am sure Maria will love it and will love the master mind behind organizing this surprise for her. Thank you so much inviting me for this :)

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  17. Fabulous card! Very artsy! Thank you so much for organizing and hosting the party!

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  18. What a Gorgeous watercoloring technique Shirley!!! Ooh so Pretty!!!

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  19. Gorgeous card - love that watercoloring!

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  20. What a great birthday surprise you masterminded...... Love your card for Maria too, the soft watercolour effect is very pretty :0)
    Thanks for inviting me!!

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  21. Hey, Shirley! I love your card for Maria! And I loved being a part of this fun party! Thanks so much for all you've done for our friend, and for allowing me to be a part of it! (I tried to comment a few days ago and thought it looked a little 'fishy'…glad I came back to check…it didn't go through!)

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  22. Could've sworn I'd been here already, Shirley ... but as I'm not here, I couldn't have been! You card is so Maria-ish ... fun and colourful and definitely rather cool! Thanks for being a great party host ... and for inviting me ... it's such a stunning gallery! Anita :)

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  23. Awesome way to celebrate a birthday, thanks so much for having us participate! Your card is fab-Love the big bold numbers! So glad you shared with us this week at The Card Concept!

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  24. I so love the super artsy look of this card, Shirley! I wanted to thank you again for organizing and hosting Maria's virtual birthday bash. I'm so glad to be a part of it!

    Hugs,
    Shery

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  25. Prosit! and Cheers! to the world's best birthday party organizer. Thanks so much for this my friend. And for the gorgeous card and canvas you sent. What a treat. Today is do-the-laundry-my-family-didn't-do and visit blogs day. Yippie! P.S. your stamps will go into the mail tomorrow.

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