Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Birthday Card Inspired by Joy!

When I saw THIS fabulous card by Joy Taylor I warned her that I would be CASE-ing it. I loved everything about her original and since I needed a birthday card for my boss, it proved to be the perfect inspiration. Thanks, Joy!

I switched out the typewriter to phones from Hero Arts Just Saying Hi clear set. The greeting is from my favorite Essential Messages set. La Letter and Old Letter Writing play supporting roles on the tag and background.
The phones are significant on this card because although I've worked for my attorney boss for a year I've been reluctant to answer the phones, preferring to stick to my comfort zone of accounting and billing. I'm branching out this year and will be learning more duties of a legal secretary, should be interesting.

I'm hoping to start my new "thought for the week" feature in the next few weeks. I have been wanting to combine my interest in collage with my desire to share God's Word. Each week I plan to share a new art piece along with a verse or thought for the week. I'm hoping to include some of my insights throughout the week too.

New year, new challenges. Still working on the new look for my blog (attempting to design and implement a new banner and buttons myself) but with working more hours and managing hubby's new business, time for projects is at a premium. It's all good and it will all get done, eventually.



  1. Beautiful card Nancy - I can see Joy's inspiration coming through, but your spin on her influence is perfect ;)
    Good luck with expanding your secretarial skills, Rx

  2. Love your card and excited about the new happenings in your job. Just know you will do great - looking forward to your thought for the week and artwork :) Happy Happy New Year to you!

  3. did a wonderful job and I am so pleased that I inspired you...I am sure that you boss will love this card...big hugs!

  4. This is such a beautiful take on Joy's card, Nancy! Love it! I'm looking forward to your new "thoughts for the week!" Hugs to you! :)

  5. What a wonderful compliment to Joy, Nancy. You certainly did her card justice ;-)

  6. Nancy, this is a wonderful card (as is Joy's) and I'm sure your boss will love it. Good luck with your plans for your blog...I'm sure it will come together beautifully!

  7. Gorgeous Nancy. Joy does provide lots of inspiration. Looking forward to your art work and I love your "Thoughts". Every thing will fall into place.

  8. This card is a vintage joy, inspired by Joy! Love what you did to make this so rich and special. Look forward to your new "thoughts". You are such a dear inspiration, Nancy.

  9. Oh my goodness this is stunning!! Love the script stamp two different ways, and the colors are so beautifully vintage!


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