Friday, June 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Shelly!


I followed Splitcoast Stamper's Sketch #330 to make this birthday card for my niece, and I really enjoyed it. It's the first challenge I've ever followed at SCS, and I'm a little concerned my card might not qualify because I added a bit to the top. It's my understanding that, at least amongst other challenges I've entered, as long as you can see the sketch you can do whatever you want; however, everyone at SCS who used this sketch seemed to follow it more exactly. So, I'm hesitant to post it there, but I'm going to, and if it's a problem, I'll just look at it as a "live and learn" situation.


My Mind's Eye 29th Street Market papers
My Mind's Eye Bohemia papers
C'ordinations purple paper
Rubber Stampeded stamp--hydrangea
Inkadinkado Stamp--Happy Birthday
Fiskars Birthday Sayings--Wish
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
EK Success large butterfly punch
Sizzix swirl die
Spellbinders Scalloped Circles
Spellbinders Labels No. 4
Fiskars border punch
Recollections Fleur Metallic Natural leaves
Recollections Fleur Natural Gingko Leaves
Recollections pearl stickers
Recollections rhinestone stickers
stick pins I made
ribbon from stash


The Poodles Parlor--flying things
Simply Create--things with wings
Stampin' for the Weekend--My Favorite Things: Mine are the color purple, My Mind's Eye papers, hydrangeas, and lots of sparkle (doesn't show up in the photo, but it's very sparkly in person).
Bronte and Bella's Challenge--flowers, fairies, flutters and/or fancy folds
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge--swirls and pearls
Southern Girls Challenge--anything goes
Little Darlings Challenges--Use your favorite color combination (mine is blue and purple).
Scrapbook Sisters--anything goes
Stampavie and More--butterflies
Deep Ocean Challenge--flowers
Everybody Art--anything goes
Creative Stamp Friends--birthdays


  1. Hi there,
    This is just Beautiful!! So pretty and feminine. Love the Hydrangea stamp, the dp's, the colour scheme is just beautiful. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured so beautifully. Thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxxx

  2. Hello, I saw your gorgeous card at Make it Monday and had to pop by to get a better look. Beautiful papers, image and embellishments, your niece will undoubtedly love it. Hugs, Dawn

  3. Very pretty card, love all the details, gorgeous flower.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  4. Gorgeous card! Love the details, like the pins etc. Great colors too!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT!

  5. What a beautiful card! Love the butterflies - easels are so much fun! I've linked over from MIM where I've also linked up, pop on by if you get a chance.
    Hugs, antonella :-)

  6. Love your coloring on your hydrangea! Beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us for the Little Darlings Challenge.

  7. Fabulous work sweetie...!

    thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour...and good luck..!

    hugs Vicky xx

  8. Stunning Easel Card. Thanks for joining The Poodles Parlour. Hugs

  9. Beautiful easel card. Lovely design and colors. Thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

    xoxo Marjo

  10. hi hun! what a beautiful card. love all that purple.
    thanks for entering my candy. the followers section is up now. i know there was some problems with it for a few days. i didnt see it either.
    but its there know.
    once again. thanks for entering and good luck!

  11. Gorgeous card I love it!!!
    Thank you for joining us girls over at CPF Challenges, good luck hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xx

  12. What a nice card you've made.
    Hugs Laila

    check out my new candy on