Over the years, I’ve attended weddings, baby showers and birthday parties to celebrate special days for my friends and family. I love that I can make one-of-a-kind cards to celebrate these occasions. Last night, I celebrated Leigh Ann’s retirement from Cox. I’ve been there for 22 years, and I’ve worked with Leigh for many of her 25 years at the company. While I’m selfishly sad to see her go, I am so happy for her upcoming adventures. Here’s a photo we grabbed at last night’s celebration:
How about those smiles?! And here’s the Happy Retirement card I made for Leigh Ann’s special day:
My card features three gorgeous designs from the soon-to-be-released Hello, Irresistible 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. You can order these papers starting March 1. Yay! Here’s a look at SIX of the twelve double-sided designs in the pack of papers (every. page. is. gorgeous.):
Three panels from the top row of the photos above on my card build sweet layers on this card. One pattern from this pack of papers would be amazing – but three layers is even better! 🙂 Here’s a closer look at the focal panel on this card (I want to make sure you can see the beautiful detail in the design):
The papers are incredible, but you’re going to want ALL of the products int he suite. Here’s a look at the four products that create the Hello, Irresistible Suite Collection that will be available on March 1:
I was “going with” the “Hooray it’s your day” sentiment in the Irresistible Blooms stamp set, but it wasn’t expressing exactly what I wanted to express to Leigh Ann. I made a baby card last week with the Happier Than Happy stamp set (you can see that card here). I thought that would be a perfect sentiment for the front of my card. Whether I’m happy you have a new baby or happy you are retiring, it’s a great sentiment of support and love. Here’s a look at the Happier Than Happy Bundle:
I love the bright, sunny colors in the Hello, Irresistible 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. Each panel I showcase features Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight. To temper the brightness a bit, I gave each panel a Basic White frame and added a Gray Granite base and sentiment. The warm gray really helped to tone down all the sweetness, turning these bright colors into a sophisticated mix on the card. If you like this mix of Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Gray Granite as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:
Stamps: Happier Than Happy Papers: Hello, Irresistible 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper; Gray Granite; Thick Basic White Inks: VersaMark Accessories: Layering Circles Dies, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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Such a beautiful card for Leigh Ann! The picture of you two is almost as beautiful 😉 Looks like you had a wonderful time!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! You always chose colors I wouldn’t think to put together and remind me that often times simple is stunning! YAY for adding a great happy photo, which I am sure is just after Leigh Ann opened your gorgeous card.
beautiful card, Brian. Happy retirement, Leigh Ann!
Love, love those colors and patterns!
I love this gorgeous card, Brian. The Irresistible Blooms set is wonderful. The sentiment is perfect for Leigh Ann. Congrats to her on the next amazing chapter of her life. Enjoy your day!
This card is really pretty, Brian. I’m sure Leigh Ann not only appreciates that, but mostly all the love that’s evident in the process! Thanks for sharing.
Great card today Brian. Where has this combination been all my life? I’m sure going to use it soon.
Congrats to your friend. Retired life is pretty amazing and I hope she enjoys her new “position”.
Wonderful card, I’m sure she loves the thought and care you put in to it! It is such a lovely suite
Beautiful card…really like this layout!