Welcome to this Fantasy Birthday Tour for sweet friend Taylor VanBruggen.  Since we couldn’t all be together today to throw a party, all of Taylor’s teams – Baker’s Dozen, Key Ingredients, Sketch Crew –  are throwing a virtual Birthday Party Across the Miles and everyone is invited to come along!  Taylor, I hope you have a wonderful birthday and I hope you enjoy your party!

  What’s a fantasy party without fantasy gifts?  I figured as along as we were going with money-is-no-object-fantasy gifts, I might as well think big!  Taylor, you know that I would love nothing more than to have you back in SoCal, so I chose this beautiful Pasadena Estate as your birthday gift.  There is even a guest house for the TE Store!  Heck, there might even be room for me to have an office.  LOL!

Elegant Mediterranean on an estate lot with guest house and outdoor pavillion. Beautifully maintained and features 5 bedrooms, 2 family rooms, garden room, 4 fireplaces and newer kitchen.  Enjoy!

And here’s the birthday card I made for Taylor and actually sent in the mail!  I’m hoping it arrived yesterday.



This card was inspired by Cindy Lawrence.  I just love the way she’s been punching wide borders up the side of cards and I jumped at the chance to get this Martha Stewart deep border punch on sale at Michael’s last week.  I just had to use one of my very favorite TE images from For the Love of Cupcakes because, Taylor, if you were here we would be indulging in a tray of sweets just like this!  Paper is MME Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky.

Your next stop on the tour is Wanda Guess at A Blog Called Wanda.

Here’s the full list just in case you get lost along the way:

 And please be sure to hop over to Taylor’s blog and leave her a little birthday love!
Happy Birthday Taylor!  I feel so blessed to call you friend!  I pray that the coming year will be the best yet as the Lord continues to bless you and unfold his plan for you! Love you friend!!!

14 Responses to “Birthday Party Across the Miles”

  1. E.T Says:

    Such an adorable card. LOVE the colours and those yummilicious cupcakes!

  2. Dawn Easton Says:

    Fabulous card, Jami! So many wonderful details! I must try that wide punched border edge! I can see why it caught your eye! Love it!

  3. Lynn Put Says:

    Wonderful card Jami! I love the punched border and all the yummy cupcakes!

  4. Monika/buzsy Says:

    What a fabulous card Jami. Love the image, the pretty colors… the punched border looks awesome. Amazing birthday present. I am sure there’s a guest room for me too! :o)

  5. Vicki Says:

    Gorgeous, love the punched side border!!!

  6. Wanda G (stampcat) Says:

    Hi Jami! LOVE your card and that border is just divine! I never thought of that! Those cupcakes are perfection! Taylor will be so excited to get that card! Have a great day.

  7. Stephanie Kraft Says:

    Such a lovely card, Jami! Love those yummy cupcakes and fun punched border! Taylor is sure to LOVE this! Wow! That is a truly fabulous fantasy gift, too!

  8. Jessica Diedrich Says:

    absolutely DARLING card and hey, is there room for ME in that gorgeous palace as well? 😉 Love it! Thanks so much for putting together such a great hop for a great lady! She deserves to be celebrated and I’m excited to be a part of it!

  9. Tracy Says:

    Jami this is AMAZING!!!!!!!!! I love how you did the punched side panel. Gorgeous. Taylor is going to flip for this. Thank you for putting this hop together. You truly are a wonderful lady!

  10. Bev Gerard Says:

    Gorgemous, Ms. Jami!
    And what a generous “gift” for Taylor as well! 😉 Wheeeee!
    Surely this is a fun-filled birthday party!

  11. Taylor Says:

    Such a gorgeous card, Jami! And even more adorable in person! Thanks for the fun birthday blog hop!!

    When do I move in to the estate!? 😉

  12. Deanne Azbell Says:

    That is great Jami!! Taylor is so sweet I love her too, it is nice of you to work on this!!
    btw Dusti is having a No Cards No Layout Linky Party you can check it out at

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