Friday, February 6, 2015

Happy Birthday Greetings . . .

Happy Friday Everyone!
YAY!  Another weekend is on our doorstep!  
Do you have any exciting plans for it?
NO?  Don't feel bad ... me either!  Not with all this cold, snowy weather!  
I'm more of a 'fair weather' bird!!  If ya know what I mean ... LOL!

So since I'm 'stuck' indoors, I decided to play a few challenges.
If you're a follower of my blog (and thank you if you are), 
then you know I've been enjoying the sketch challenges lately.  
Today's card is created for the current Mojo Monday card sketch (above) and I couldn't help but bring focus to this adorable Fred She Said image I won recently over on the Crafting By Designs Challenge Blog.  YAY!  Thanks!    Isn't he just the cutest little guy?  His name is Nolan.

One of the nice things about card sketches is that you can a lot of times use up some of those scraps we all have a mountain of ... and I've done just that today!  Other than the SU Bermuda Bay background panel, the other panels were all created from scraps of paper in my scrap bin. 

I cropped out a portion of my card for a couple of reasons.
I wanted you to be able to see there is embossing on the yellow panel
and to point out my 'mat' panel.  See the stitch lines in it?
This is one of the new Memory Box die sets called 'Stitched Circle Layers' # 30036 and I LOVE how they cut so easily and look so great.  I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot of this die set on my cards. 
(And, if you hurry, they are back in stock over at Dies R Us)

Challenges to share in ...
Pixie's Snippets Playground #162 - Anything Goes With Snippets
Cuttin and Stampin Challenge - Masculine
Crafter's Cafe Challenge - Birthday
Crafting By Designs February Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Challenge - All Things Bright and Beautiful
DoubleClick Skittles Challenge - Use a Heart (balloons)

That's it for me today!
Hope your weekend is a FABULOUS one!
What ever you are doing ... make it fun!  Life is too short to be miserable!
SMILE ... it can be contagious!
As always . . .
Papers - SU Bermuda Bay, scraps of dark brown cs, rust cs, goldenrod cs, designer paper
Image - Fred She Said 'precolored' Nolan with a Sign
Accessories -  Cuttlebug 'hearts' embossing folder, Spellbinder 'Classic Circle' die, Memory Box 'Stitched Circle Layer' die, Elizabeth Craft 'Balloons' die #726

12 comments: said...

You have really caught my attention with this adorable card since I'm frantically trying to create birthday cards for my stash! I love the cute little image and the sentiment on the inside of the card is so thoughtful!

Chana said...

Love the color combination and this is a nice take on the sketch! Good work!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so fun! The colors are super and the balloons are adorable! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

Diane said...

Love this happy and cheerful card, such a sweet and adorable image and colored so beautifully, you make me want to stamp and color. Thanks for inspiring me, I need it!!

Di said...

Fantastic card Darlene! So good you came to play and used snippets beautifully with the fun image and sketch too!


Di xx

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Adorable card Darlene! Love the design, bright colors and your coloring of that sweet image is amazing!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Michelle Kinder said...

Adorable card! Thanks for joining the Cuttin and Stampin challenge.

Monica Taylor said...

What a cute card. Thanks so much for linking up over at Crafter's Cafe.
♥ Monica
DT Member for Crafter's Cafe Challenge!
My personal Blog - Taylormadecards4u

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a darling card! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

bumblebee creations said...

oh my goodness, sooo super cute!! Thank You for joining the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! Guest
Designer Rhonda-BumbleBee Creations

Beth F. said...

This card is absolutely darling! I love that little boy :) I am stopping by your blog from DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.
GDT, Beth
Beth's Beauties

Jayshree Jayshre said...

Gorgeous and stunning card ! I love the cute image and the papers are so lovely and colourful. This is totally a wonderful birthday greetings for any celebrant and they'll surely love it. Thanks for sharing!