Thursday, May 23, 2013

Happy Birthday Stephanie!

This is a long post, but please don't just look at the picture of the card...there's a story behind it.

My daughter, Stephanie, had a birthday this week and turned 29. She's single, never been married and doesn't have any kids. She's smart, kind, loving and a hard worker. So why is she single?!  She's a Certified Veterinarian Technician here in Phoenix and loves her job.  She's always wanted to work with animals since she was 4 years old and she's followed her dream and I'm darn proud of her. Since her job revolves around animals, and she has a heart of gold, she has 3 dogs and 6 cats. Okay, so now you know the reason she's single. J She needs a guy who has a soft spot for animals (well, there are other traits he needs to have as well) and it's not that easy to find Mr. Right.  Here's Stephanie with her friend, Holly....Stephanie has the short red hair.


Stephanie has a cat named Allie. Allie was dropped off at an emergency animal clinic because her back legs didn't work. She was just a couple of weeks old. No one knows if she was born that way or if something happened to her after birth. After x-rays and an MRI, Allie's diagnoses is that she has a permanent spinal injury rendering her back legs useless and the injury also affects her bowels and urinary system. Allie couldn't have found a better mom than Stephanie. Steph has gotten Allie a special cart that fits on her back end enabling her to use her front legs and get all around. Allie is peach and gray, just like in the picture I colored...well, close to it (I didn't make her pose for the coloring).


When I found the image of this little girl and the wagon at a resale, I thought of Stephanie and Allie. I dug through my cat stamps and was able to mask the wagon and put Allie in the wagon. It's not the first card I've made depicting Stephanie with Allie, see here.  Anyway, here is Stephanie and her physically challenged kitty, Allie. I love you, Stephanie, and am so proud you are my daughter. 


  1. Beautiful card for a beautiful daughter! Hope Stephanie has a lovely day, Gail! ( I too, have a beautiful daughter named Stephanie!!)

  2. Adore your card made all the more special by your story, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  3. A lovely story, and a delightful card. Hope your daughter had a great Birthday, she sounds a lovely lady. Love cats myself, but have a hubby so he says one is enough!!! Jx

  4. What a lovely story - your daughter sounds wonderful and no wonder you are so proud of her. I'm in no doubt that Stephanie will love her card, not only because it's gorgeous, but because of the love and thought that went into it. Hugs, Tracey xx

  5. I am sure your daughter loved her wonderful card Gail.

    Thank you so much sharing with us at Pretty Little Ribbons Challenge.

    B x

  6. What a gorgeous card you have made here. It fits our challenge this week well of “lace”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

  7. A beautiful card for your daughter, she will love it! Thanks for joining us at The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop. Marlies

  8. Such a touching story. :) Your daughter is amazing! Love this card you have made for her. The image is fabulous and love the button! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!
    Jackie W :)

  9. Beautiful card Gail, love the image. Love the story of your daughter and no wonder you are proud of her. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for the lovely comments you left.

    Pat xx

    1. Pat, thank you for following my blog! I appreciate it so much. --Gail

  10. Totally adorable. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

  11. Beautiful card, your image is totally adorable! Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean Challenge and good luck! Delphine xx

  12. What a cute card, love the way you coloured your image, lovely story, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

  13. Happy Birthday Stephanie!! I'm sure your daughter loved her cute card, very pretty
    Hugs julie P

  14. So pretty, great colour combo and the colouring is gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us @ Fab 'n Funky :)

  15. What a wonderful story about Allie and her angel of a Mother Stephanie. Both of your daughters are so pretty and I am sure Stephanie will treasure this sweet card so full of love and well done!!

  16. I love the colours youve used for this cute card - just gorgeous and great LO too what a lovely story I'm sure your daughter loved this card - thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges hugs Judith x

  17. What a beautiful card that you created for your daughters birthday! I love the colors you worked with and that you added a sweet cat to the wagon! Such lovely lace, flowers and pearls!
    Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!
    Hugs, Sheryl

  18. Love your card it is gorgeous. If you feel like a new challenge we would love you to visit our blog over at
    Creative Craft Cottage NZ.