Monday, January 27, 2014

Squigglefly Challenge - SFC0414

Hello my friends!
It's time for another challenge over on the Squigglefly Blog but before I share my card with you I just want to give a shout out to MY MOM!
It's her 84th birthday today and I can only pray I'm doing as well when I reach that age! She still 'works a job' (a couple actually) ... sings ... dances .... holds an elected office in her township, etc., etc., etc.
Happy Birthday Mom!!!

(l-r) My sister Linda, Mom & Me ... being silly!

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Today's challenge at Squigglefly is:


I chose to create a front step card using my Cheery Lynn Designs die along with these fabulous images.    Both images ... 'Ruffled Frame' and 'Cup with Hearts' are by Pamela Lehto.  I simply brought my frame image into a blank word document then inserted the cup with hearts die in the center.  Next came some coloring with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and a little fussy cutting.

I also printed/colored/cut another image of the hearts that are in the cup as an embellishment for the front corner of my card and another full cup colored image for the inside corner of my card.

A few additional challenges:
My Sheri Crafts - Use a digi
Just Us Girls - Photo Inspiration (hearts)
Simply Create Too - Valentine's Day or use hearts
 Crafts and Me January Challenge - Hearts

I hope to make more FANCY FOLD cards such as this step card for this years crafting shows ... this is a start!  LOL!

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun and if you need inspiration please pop over to see what my team mates have created for you today ... WOW!

Enjoy your week ...
As always ...


  1. Cute...,your pictures and card!!!!!!

  2. Hi Darlene!! You look fabulous!! Great card too!!

  3. Hugs to your Mom from SW Wisc! She sounds amazing. I love your take on PLehto's cup of valentines - just gorgeous! Great ideas reprinting and I always love step cards.

  4. Great card.
    I want to be like your Mom when I'm 84!!!!
    diane @ thoughts and shots

  5. Adorable card and great layout and design, love how the image pops! Happy birthday to your mother! You are so fortunate to be able to share her day!

  6. Hi, Darlene: Your easel card is so pretty. Glad you entered the Simply Create Too "Valentine's Day or Hearts" Challenge #53. Tell Your Mom Happy 84th B Day from blogland.

    Please come back this coming Friday, 31 Jan, for our new challenge #54.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  7. Cute photo and adorable card....Your mom looks like a hoot! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls.

  8. Great card design, and I love your coloring of Pammie's image!

  9. I love your fancy-fold card and that pretty ruffled frame. It's a perfect background for that fun cup of Valentine's. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  10. I come from a long line of AWESOME AMAZING STRONG women!

  11. Awww...Happy Birthday to your Momma!!! Loved seeing the picture of you your Mom sure keeps busy...that's wonderful!!! Beautiful card, too, you know I don't think I ever did a step card...I will have to give it a try...thanks for the inspiration.

  12. What a great card to link up with us over at MSC.

  13. Great picture and love the cup full of hearts. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls.

  14. Love this design! This step card is fantastic, I have never made one, but love them. The cup with the hearts is adorable. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  15. Love those candy hearts! Cute card - Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

  16. Great idea to use the hearts as an embellishment Darlene! This is a beauty all-round! That ruffled frame is a super accent for this and I love your cheerful colours! Awesome!

  17. A perfect Valentine card and I LOVED your family picture!!

  18. Darlene, I love this! The ruffled frame is perfect for framing the image, and it's very creative how you used the hearts from the cup as a little embellishment in the corner. Very cute! Happy Birthday to your mom - such a fun picture of you all!

  19. Love this card... the images are so cute and you did such a great job with framing the papers

    Thanks for sharing at My Sheri Crafts


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