Heartfelt Birthday Wishes Blog Hop...

Thanks so much for joining us in wishing our wonderful Emma Lou of Heartfelt Creations a very Happy Birthday!  
You are currently on a fun filled birthday blog hop showcasing the birthday cards the past and present design team members created and sent to surprise Emma Lou!  It was a hush hush operation involving my dear friend Liz, along with Linda (Emma Lou's mom) and Richard (Emma Lou's hubby), and we've all had so much fun being in on this wonderful surprise!

You are currently visiting me...Tracey Fehr of Beautiful Moment Cards and you should have arrived from Candy's blog Candy's Creations.  (Be sure to follow the list below to carry on in the celebrations!)

I will confess that I agonized over which paper collections and handmade flowers I should use to complete this very special card for the queen of flower shaping and card making...(why is it that you feel tremendous pressure to pull off the best card EVER for a special occasion like this, and for such a special person!  LOL) 
I opted to go with several older collections that I've been hoarding in my stash...Sun Kissed Fleur, as well as the Posy Patch Collection (which has been discontinued).  I used one of the flip fold album inserts as a card base...and here's how it all turned out...

I really wish I had been able to get a better photo of this card...but we've had days of rain and the sun has not wanted to cooperate with me!  The colors are so much more magnificent on the original...along with the glitter and prills on all of the flower centers.

Here's a closer look at the birthday wishes...

I'm sure that Emma Lou was quite surprised and will have had so much fun opening all of her snail mail!

Here's a pic of this beautiful lady ready to dig into her birthday cake...


Doesn't it look absolutely delicious!

...and here's a picture of Emma Lou surrounded by her cards...

So much pretty for her to take in all at once!

So, Emma Lou...if you're hopping along with us today...I want to wish you a very special birthday...and a very special year filled with love, laughter, family and wonderful friendships!  You've touched the hearts of so many people in the crafting world with your genuine spirit, beautiful smile and amazing talents!  May God continue to bless you richly as you have blessed others!

And, with that I say thank you for stopping by my little home in blogland...before you continue on your way there are a few housekeeping rules to remind you of during this blog hop...

Rules and Regulations
  Blog Hop will start at 8am EST on Thursday, August 11/16 and closes Tuesday, August 16/16 at midnight.
Winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations FaceBook page on Wednesday, August 17/16.
Random Org. will be utilized to choose both blog and winning comment.
Winner will receive one $25 gift certificate for Heartfelt Creations online store.
To claim prize: please email passionforsparkle@gmail.com with "Winner of Emma Lou’s Birthday Blog Hop" in subject line.
Winner has 72 hours to claim prize before another name is drawn.

And here's the list for you to continue on with our birthday fun...and good luck!

Until next time...

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