Monday, July 30, 2012

Happy Birthday Smiles!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome back to my blog. If this is your first time here, thank you so very much for stopping by and spending some time with me. For any returning visitors, I am so glad you all haven't forgotten about me. It has been a crazy busy summer; but we are finally all settled into our new house and everyone is doing well.
I didn't realize how much I missed crafting until I sat down the other day and put together a card. It was a bit slow to start, to be honest. Thank goodness for the web and challenges to provide inspiration and ideas!
Today, I have two cards to share with you. I decided to throw my hat into the ring for the DT call that My Time Made Easy is having. Be sure to click the link and you can read all the information about it. Who knows, maybe we will be working together soon!
My first card for the challenge uses Pretty Patterns Sketch 66 and also fits just a couple of other challenges. I used Aqua Mist, Harvest gold, Kraft from PTI and a peachy orange color that fit the color inspiration challenge that I found in the scrap pile. The "Happy Birthday" and "Chevron" strip background stamp are from Hero Arts and the flower ensemble at the bottom is from Verve Stamps.

Inspired by Stamping: Color
My Time Made Easy: Pretty Patterns Sketch #66
Amusing Challenges: Anything Goes
The Stamp Man: Anything Goes/Celebrations

My second card is also for the MTME DT call. This one uses both Pretty Patterns Sketch 67 and Pretty Palette 67. I was pleasantly surprises by how well I enjoyed this colors together. Its such a fun and bright card to share with someone.

Challenges for this card include:

 Do You Stack Up: For a Friend
One Stop Craft: Just Good Friends
Secret Crafter Challenge: Bright and Cheerful

That's all for me today. Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon!

13 comments:

Romaine said...

I like the damask paper and the stitching! Thanks for sharing it with us at MTME pretty palette and good luck! :0)

JOAN said...

Great card, I like all the layers. Perfect for a friend. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up this week. Hugs, Joan

cheryl Baker said...

oh these are just gorgeous the designs,and colours are amazing,love them hugs Cherylxxxx

WencheP said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

~Tammy~ said...

This is just so fun! I love it! So many fun layers! I hear you...I sat down today and crafted a card, and it felt great, but I have limited time right now. Summertime is so busy!

So happy you shared your beautiful card with us at IBSIC this week!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hi! Sounds like you've been busy with your move. Glad to hear all are settled now, and that you were able to fit in some crafting time. :) Both cards are lovely! Thanks so much for playing with us at Inspired By Stamping...we're so happy you came to play.

Ren-Yi said...

Wow - what a stunning card. I love the embossing! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have candy if you are interested and have not already joined me for my celebrations :)

Franz♥ said...

What a wonderful card, love every detail!

Thanks so much for joining us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

Hugs, Franz.

Maria said...

A very lovely happy birthday card!

Joanna M. said...

This is such a beautiful card with such lovely details. I so understand how you feel with moving. :) You definitely have your Mojo back! Good luck with MTME! Hugs, joanna

Chris said...

I like all the layers you have in both cards - they are perfect! Thanks so much for joining me on Amusing Challenges this week! I hope you'll join us again!

Lisa Kind said...

So glad you came back to stamping cause these are so pretty! I love the soft colors of the first card and the second one is very fun! Thanks for entering and playing along with our challenges at MTME!


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