January 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Valerie! (And Winner Day!)

Today is my wonderful friend, Valerie's birthday. Valerie is one of the most kind and thoughtful people I know. I met her in my first year of college, when she wrote a sweet card to me on a random day and taped it on my dorm room door. Little did she know that the day she chose happened to be one of the worst days I was having that year, you know, the kind of day when you wonder what you're purpose is and why you are where you and what you're supposed to be doing there? I was having that kind of day and was moping in my room when I found her card that completely lifted my spirits. I barely knew Valerie at the time (I had only seen her in passing a couple of times), but she wrote such a heartfelt card and as I sat in my dorm room crying, I knew that I had found a wonderful friend. To this day, Valerie and I continue to write cards and letters to each other. Today I'm sharing a card that I made for her for her special day.

Here are the DEEtails:

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped it with the SU! Polka Dot background in Regal Rose. I added some Old Olive Scallop Edge trim to the top and bottom of my sentiment from PTI's Signature Greetings, stamped on Regal Rose card stock. Then I added some fun ribbon from my stash layered on Some Regal Rose Grosgrain and topped with a felt flower embellishment from my stash. I added a bit of a Regal Rose mat before adhering everything to my Old Olive card. Hope you like it!

I also wanted to announce the winner of my Blogiversary Mystery Giveaway. I'm sorry that I made you all wait so long. I've been out of town (I'll share DEEtails next weekend) and haven't had much time to think through my giveaway... I honestly couldn't decide what to give away, so I've decided to give a $20 gift certificate to my Etsy store so the winner could decide. You can use the gift certificate towards cards, DEEscounted stamps, DEEstash items and shipping (I'll be adding a bunch of stuff this weekend).

All of your comments were so sweet, but there can only be one winner, so...

The winner is... Aparna... who said...

I have been a long time subscriber through my reader, but I just became a follower too! I think my favorite card is definitely the April Showers one from last April. I love the yellow and black together, the darling ribbon, and especially the asymmetrical scallops--def. my favorite part! TFS :)

Isn't she sweet?! Aparna will also receive the April Showers card as part of her prize package!

Aparna, please email me at deesignsbyninadee{at}gmail{dot}com within 48 hours to claim your prize!

Ooh! That was fun! Perhaps I'll do this again soon... :) Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. What a sweet story about you & Valerie and a beautiful, special birthday card for her. Also, congrats to Aparna ~ the lucky winner! Welcome back, Nina ~ you were missed.

  2. A special card for a very special friend! Great layout and colors!

  3. Such a pretty card. I love those polka dots!! Hugs,