Birthday Cards Galore & A Special G45 Celebration!
Happy Friday G45ers,
Welcome to this wonderful day of inspiration as we celebrate a very special Graphic 45 birthday! And what could be a better way to wish someone a happy birthday than with a beautiful handmade card?! Today's birthday girl is the amazing Charee Filimoehala, the Graphic 45 Design Team Coordinator and Director of Customer Service! Her actual birthday is on Saturday but we wanted to start the party early! Charee has been a driving force to make Graphic 45 what it is today! So we wanted to give her throw her a card party on today's blog to wish her the happiest of birthdays! Today you will see 6 incredible birthday cards created by our design team in honor of Charee's birthday! These cards are out of this world and they are sure to give you some fantastic ideas for amazing handmade birthday cards for your friends or family! We also have a terrific interview with Charee that we're sure you're going to love! But first we have a blog prize winner to announce! Chosen at random from this week's blog comments, our randomly chosen winner is...
-Lana Edwards: "WOW I love todays projects they are so darn creative!! I am in love with the new French Country products. Thanks for the chance to win some!"
Congratulations, Lana! Please email us with your shipping information at email@example.com to claim your prize! This is the wonderful French Country prize that Lana won today! We have a new contest every week here on the Graphic 45 blog so there's always a chance to win something wonderful! Stay tuned for Monday's blog to enter to win the next amazing Graphic 45 prize pack!
And now it's time to get to know the fabulous Charee Filimoehala in this super fun birthday interview!
It's your big day tomorrow! What are the highlights of this past year?
I have so much to be thankful for. First off I become a mother just three months ago to the most incredible baby boy, Richard. Our family has also just moved into a new home as of last week. But last but not least, all of the inspiring people I got to meet at the events we were so honored to be a part of. A shout out to Canada, Framingham, Chicago, Minneapolis, Anaheim, and South Africa.
Here is Charee, Aimee and Diane in
Cape Town, South Africa
We know you recently entered into the wonderful land of motherhood! How is it to have a Little Darling all your own?
It is the best thing that has ever happened to Sean and me. Richard is beautiful, strong, even tempered and a great sleeper. We have really lucked out!
Here is Charee, baby Richard and Sean's happy family photo!
Over the last few weeks he has really started laughing, smiling and cooing. Baby giggles are the best.
Richard Filimoehala Clair at 2 months
Family style! Grammy aka Diane Schultz, along with two of my four brothers and their families are coming to visit Portland.
Forever in Blue Jeans by Neil Diamond. I am a Diamond Girl at heart!
And now it's time for our card party in honor of Charee's birthday! First up in Charee's birthday card party extravaganza is this wonderful French Country card by Maiko Miwa. She transformed this beautiful Regular Tag Album Staples into a colorful and joyful birthday card with sunny floral embellishments! It's so pretty!
Here we have another dazzling French Country card creation for Charee. This one was made by Gloria Stengel and it's just breathtaking! Just look at those fantastic handmade flower embellishments! Wow! This card is such a dream!
"Happy Birthday, Charee! I hope you have an amazing day. Congratulations on your very first birthday as a mom. Enjoy what is sure to be the first of many wonderful celebrations. I wish you all the best!" -Gloria Stengel
Here is a marvelous Curtain Call birthday card by Alberto Juarez! This card was also created just for Charee's birthday! This card has incredible pop-up elements and a timeless look that is simply breathtaking! What a wonderful birthday gift!
Here is another delightful birthday card! This splendid card for Charee was made by Clare Charvill using French Country and Place in Time papers! What a perfect color combination! This card is full of charm and elegance, just like Charee!
"Charee - Wishing you a wonderful Birthday and hope you have a very special day. Huge Hugs xxxxx" -Clare Charvill
"Have a wonderful birthday, Charee!"" -Susan Lui
We hope you all had a great time exploring these fabulous ideas for Graphic 45 birthday cards. We want to thank all of our incredible design team members who created these cards in honor of Charee's birthday! Once again we want to wish Charee the very happiest of birthdays! We hope you will all join us on Monday as we bring you another week of splendid craft ideas and a new blog contest! Enjoy your Friday and have a terrific weekend!
Your Friends at Graphic 45