Monday, December 17, 2012

Seize the Birthday Linky Party!

 Seize the Birthday? Now here's a challenge I think I'll be playing along with often! Birthday cards are by far the most popular, and I am always running short (especially of masculine ones, which is what makes the concept of this challenge so appealing). The first linky party is open until tomorrow, the 18th!

I have an extra-girly card to share with you - although of course the female peacock is not the one with the glorious plumage...let's just ignore that little factoid, shall we? okthanks.

Supplies: stamps from Raisin Boat; Palette Noir ink; paper from Bo Bunny; crepe paper from Dollarama; Peacock Feathers distress ink (how could I not? lol); Picket Fence distress marker for highlights; Martha Stewart markers for beak & green feathers; Sakura Stardust glitter pen

I LOVE this image, and this sentiment. Too often we equate aging with a fading of beauty, and I don't believe that is true. Every wrinkle and grey hair is an experience lived, earned, and survived, and if surviving isn't beauty? I don't know what is. 

xoxo,
Jessi

22 comments:

jimlynn said...

Jessi, this is so cute and what a beautiful post about aging! And so true!
Love the way you added the crepe paper ruffles on this lovely card!
So glad you joined in on the Link Party at Seize the Birthday too - it's going to be fun.
Lynn

Tracey McNeely said...

That peacock is just fabulous, great colouring. Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comments.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Aw, too stinkin' cute, Jessi! Who wouldn't love getting this card?!!

Bonnie said...

What a pretty peacock! And I love the purple ruffles!

Vicki Dutcher said...

How fun with the peacock!

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous peacock and great sentiment Jessi, you are so right about ageing too!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is really fun, Jessi! And yea, why do the girl birds not get to wear the fun party colors?? (of course, I do know why, but it ain't fair!) love those purple ruffles. :)

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful peacock with the matching ruffle, Jessi!

Wrinkle? What wrinkle? Do you have them?

Dana said...

I've been a little MIA (final exams the past week!) so i'm scrolling to catch up!! I love the peacock!! And the ruffle, so cute!!

Ren-Yi said...

this card looks marvelous, Jessi. I love the pleated paper and he beautiful peacock. just lovely vibrant colors! :)

Dawn said...

Beautiful card, Jessi. The peacock is really pretty and the crepe paper ruffle is genious.

Hugs, Dawn

Lesley said...

I agree, with age comes "true" beauty! Your colouring is fabulous and I really love the papers you used too Jessi! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

lostinpaper said...

Oh, those purple ruffles are awesome!! Love it ALL!

Asha said...

That peacock is just the cutest! Love the colour combo..such a refreshing change from all the greens and reds!

~amy~ said...

What a fun card...love the colors and the crepe, the crepe!

~Tammy~ said...

Hi! I love this and you are right....as a society we don't look at aging as beautiful! I have no desire to relive my youth for the beauty! ;-)

Angela said...

Cute! Darling peacock stamp and I love your view on aging!

Anne Hayward said...

Love the image! Love the greeting!

Rose said...

beautiful and i love that sentiment :)
So glad you joined us for our first link party on Seize the Birthday.
Looking forward to seeing you for our first challenge in Jan :)

Emily Keaton said...

I'll drink to that!! So pretty and colorful, Jessi. So glad you could use your Peacock Feathers distress ink ;)

Mrs A. said...

Those peacock ruffles just make your
peacock card dazzle. hugs Mrs a. #51

Notes by Nina said...

Love your card Jessi, the ruffle is so fun.