Sunday, February 1, 2015

Happy Birthday to Tenia!!

I mentioned last week that when I send a card to another cardmaker, I like to try to honor their style (within my own limits) - but there is no way I can compare to today's birthday girl - Tenia Nelson at Jazzy Paper Designs.  Tenia has flair and a style that I marvel at.  She uses bold colors and big images with pops of washi and stitching and splatters.  In my restrained crafting world - none of it should work - but each card is unique and absolutely wonderful!   She's had a full feature in Take Ten magazine and she is on multiple design teams.  I have the privilege of working with her at Curtain Call.

I attempted to use bold colors on her birthday card - but other than that, this card is much more "me" than it is Tenia.

Cake and Ice Cream

Tenia has a very full life (other than making cards!)  She has a charming family with just about the cutest son that I have ever seen!  She teaches/coaches the drum line at a high school.  And she is a phenomenal jazz musician - both performing and composing.  I have had the thrill of seeing her live a few times, and I've listened to her being interviewed on the radio.  (Plus I have crafted and done some crafting shopping with her - so I've even met her personally!)  She's my famous friend!!!

Happy Birthday Tenia - hope it's a great one!!


The stamp set is from the current Stampin' Up Sale-a-Bration catalog but I can't seem to link it - it's called Big Day.


  1. Fabulous card Kim - LOVE those vibrant colours.
    How wonderful to have met Tenia IRL !
    Sylvia x

  2. super fun card for Tenia...she's awesome.

  3. Thanks for the awesome love....I am honored and thanks so much for my Awesome card! Love it!! ; )

  4. What a fun birthday card for Tenia! I see that she loved it too. It has captured her style, and your take is wonderful. It's a great card. Bev

  5. FAB birthday card...great colours!!!!

  6. What a lovely post about Tenia! The card you made is is bright and happy and I know she loved it!!

  7. love how you partially colored the sentiment and images!

  8. Perfect birthday card---bold and fun---just like Tenia!!!

  9. Kim, a thousand and one apologies for falling 24 days (yikes!) behind in commenting! Your cards have received plenty of gazing and admiring, but time to add words to the happy sighs! Your card for Tenia: gorgeous! You've captured her colourful, sweet personality beautifully, in both your card and your words.


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