Thursday, July 30, 2020

Birthday Wishes

Hello Friends!

Well, let's try this AGAIN!
I had this post all written and lookin' good, clicked to Publish and POOF!  It disappeared!  Nothing but the title was shown on my blog!  What is up with that???  New Blogger glitch?  Who knows!  So let's try it again!

Here the card I have to share with you today and it all began with the sketch challenge over on the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge Blog.  Here's the sketch they are offering as inspiration ...

I've modified it slightly by using a square vs circle and added the butterfly but you can certainly see the basic sketch in my design.   And I'm happy to say I even finished the inside of this card (something I need to do more often ... I have a huge stack sitting here waiting for the inside to be completed, lol).

(Inside view)

Product used on this card:
Paper:  Penny Black 'Painted Blooms'
Dies:  Tutti Designs 'Scallop Stitched Nesting Squares', Memory Box 'Devine Butterfly' #98265
Punches:  Martha Stewart
Stamps: Stampendous (front), Hero Arts (inside)

Other Challenges to share in:
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - 5th Week Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge #256 - Thing w/Wings + Sentiment
Seize the Birthday Challenge #196 - Anything Goes Birthday

That's it for me today!

My BFF Diane just sent me a challenge link that she thought I'd enjoy participating in so that's what I hope to have to share with you tomorrow!  Till then . . .

Have an AMAZING remainder of your day!  
And, as always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!


  1. Pretty background papers and love the sentiment. Sorry not been active lately busy times here at the moment. xxx

  2. So pretty, love the sentiment and your layering on the tag, pretty butterfly and love how you used the piece from the outside for the inside of the card!

  3. Lovely and colourful card ! The sentiment is beatutiful and I wish you all that is on ! Love, Veana R.

  4. What a darling card Darlene. The background is super pretty. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday this week.

  5. Lovely birthday card and pretty colors. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  6. This is such a cheerful card, just perfect for a birthday. Love, love the papers you used and the design. So creative to bring it altogether by using the same patterned paper for your vine on the inside.
    Have a wonderful weekend. Lena xx

  7. What a wonderfully bright, happy card, Darlene!! So pretty!! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week! Take care! 🙂

  8. Beautiful card, really love the inside and out ! Thanks for joining in over on AUD Sentiments, hope you will joint us again.
    Crafty Hugs,
    Debbie DT AUD Sentiments

  9. Lovely card and I love seeing the inside - yep I've had a few issues with Blogger this week deleting posts! Thanks for joining us at HSS this week.

  10. Really pretty - love your choice of patterned paper and all the layering!! Thanks for playing along at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  11. Love the colorful card. The black really sets it off. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.


  12. Such a beautiful card Darlene, I love the bright florals with your pretty butterfly and so pretty inside too. Thanks for joining us for the Aud Sentiments Challenge, looking forward to seeing you next time.
    Crafty hugs, Jenny (Aud Sentiments DT)

  13. This is such a sweet card, Dar. LOVE the pink butterfly. Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge. It's always a treat to have you play along. I love your creativity, always. Hope you're having a great week.
    Word Art Wednesday


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