Sunday, March 9, 2014

Happy Birthday, Barbie!!

Fifty-five years ago, Ruth Handler released what I think is the greatest toy in the world.  The Barbie doll is and always will be my favorite toy.  From the time I was three until much later in my teens than you'd expect, Barbie was pretty much the only thing I wanted to play with.  Ever after I grew out of playing with them, I still wanted the dolls. I'd try to fix the ones I experimented with, or whose hair disintegrated (that whole cottony hair thing? Not Mattel's best idea!) and for awhile tried to make clothes for them.  I never stopped loving the doll though.  Never stopped buying them, never stopped wanting a collector's dream room to fill with dolls I could never afford.  Barbie always represented that girls can be ANYTHING they want to be.  She never apologized for who she was, no matter how much people tried to knock her down.  Her blonde hair, her figure, even her eyeliner made her the subject of ridicule at times, but she's always been beloved, and she'll always be a huge part of me.

I wanted to make a birthday card to celebrate this milestone in Barbie's life.  I don't have any Barbie stamps that aren't children's toys--because there aren't any--but this is a pretty close substitute I think.

I'm of course linking to some challenges:

Thanks so much for looking and Happy Birthday, Barbie!  Laters!


  1. Gorgeous creation, I love the colors!
    Thanks for joining us at Love to Create!
    ♥ Sandra ♥

  2. Sniff Sniff is right but we're glad you shared this fab birthday card to Barbie with us at Make It Monday. {I'm a Barbie lover too} Hugs, Lisa DT

  3. Adorable card! So glad you joined our Anything Goes challenge at Glitter n Sparkle. Wishing you the best of luck in our draw!

    KT Fit Kitty
    Glitter n Sparkle DT

  4. Hi Lisa, A beautiful card, love the colours great design and love the image. Thank you for joining us for challenge 13 at Crafty Girls. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs Erin DT and Co Owner

  5. A lovely stylish card - great image and papers - love it - Thank you for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenges this week - Michelle x

  6. Perfect for such an important Birthday. I played with Pippa dolls you remember them? Thanks for joining us at ATSM

  7. lovely card thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create Rachel

  8. This is gorgeous!! I love the heart paper and awesome image!! Thanks so much for playing along at Craftin Desert Divas!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Craftin Desert Divas DT

  9. Lovely card you have made. Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.

  10. Wonderful card, and I think the stamp makes a fitting Barbie stand-in. Thanks for dropping this off at 613 Avenue Create!

  11. How adorable what a great image. I love the balloons
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes March Linky Party. Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  12. What a sweet tribute to Barbie! I still have all mine, some now 30 years old!! Thanks so much for linking up to TSB!

  13. A great take on our challenge, Lisa - yes, that does remind me of Barbie! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the SImon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  14. Lisa...this is really a sweet Image and she looks so lovely with the bag and balloons..great coloring too...and nice DP...sweet beautifull card..

    I see your creation on Make It Monday (MIM), my card is #164, if you would like to see it on my blog and if you would like to leave me some love I would be glad...hugs, Monika

  15. Great card..Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place..Hugz Gayle xx

  16. So very nice girly!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at TTCRD,
    Riette, DT.

  17. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy.
    Louise x

  18. What a pretty card, i love the colours that you have used. Thanks for joining us at crafting from the heart - Sonia W DT

  19. Pretty card - love the image. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

  20. Thanks for playing with us this week at Whoopsi Daisy! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
    Be sure to check out the HUGE blog candy I have on my blog right now!!
    Karen C

  21. Beautiful card ... Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  22. Fabulous Birthday card!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!
    Hugs' xx
    Jackie - LTC owner

  23. What a stylish birthday card!

  24. A beautiful creation, fun and stylish!
    Thank you so much for playing along in my March wordplay saturday challenge!

  25. What an adorable image, and I really love the balloons and the hearts in the background. It's super cute, and I thank you so much for sharing it in our challenge.
    Have a blessed week,
    Word Art Wednesday

  26. Lovely Barbie creation! Thanks for playing with Crafty Creations this go!

  27. Hiya what a fantastic card love the image and the balloons. Thankyou for joining our challenge this fortnight at Crafty Girls. Hope to see you again soon.
    Blog co-owner x

  28. What an awesome birthday card with great DP and lay-out. Thanks for joining us at Word Art Wednesday at our last week's Challenge. Hope you join us again this week. Leaving you with some inspiration from Psalm 120:1 which says, "I call on the LORD in my distress, and He answers me." Hugs and blessings...

    JO ANN

  29. Very pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Crafting by Designs almost month long Anything Goes Challenge. Hugs, Sharon/DT

  30. Åhhh hvor er den flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzz ♥