Sunday, July 31, 2011

Happy Birthday times 5!

5 Challenge cards are posted here, please scroll down.

Going back to work in another week and have accomplished most of the goals I set for myself this summer. Except for two. I set a goal to complete a whole week of 365 Cards. So with that being my beginning point I decided that I could accomplish another goal by adding to my Birthday card collection.  Check mark, two goals accomplished! Now for the cards and challenges entered.

365 Cards, Tuesday, Day 148 - repeat stamp the background. Did that and added red glitter paper hearts at the end of the scroll.
4 Crafty Chicks - Get your bling on
Cardabilities - sketch
Totally Papercrafts - bling it up

365 Cards, Wednesday, Day 149 - Divided background into 4 parts, 2 parts solid, 2 parts PP
Crazy Challenge - ribbons

This card is totally made from scraps. I used a die cut for the flowers and leaves with PP, highlighted with copic markers, stamped the brocade swirls, then 'embedded' it all with an embossing folder. Technique of Faux pressed flowers.
365 Cards, Thursday, Day 150 - wet or dry background
Anything Challenge - pick a bunch of flowers
Hand Stamped Sentiments - Flourish forever theme
Paper Play Challenge - in the garden
Stamps R Us - Birthday Challenge
Sugar Creek Hallow - make your designer paper

365 Cards, Friday, Day 151 - minimum of 3 layers
ColorQ Challenge - Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Island Indigo + White
Sketch Frenzy - sketch I used
Stamptacular Sunday - Friends are Heaven Sent, this is for my DD coz she is always up for a challenge!

365 Cards, Saturday, Day 152 - paint the background, I used white acrylic and glaze
Just Us Girls - use fabric and ribbon does not count
Speedy the Cat Friends Challenge - use anything such as twine, etc. but not ribbon
One Stop Craft Challenge - vintage
Paper Craft Star - open
The Play Date Cafe - color: Coral, Petal pink (in the fabric flower) and Antique Gold (pearls)
Friday Mashup - handmade flower and colors of turquoise, red and black. I picked the flower!

Thanks for stopping by! 


Patti J said...

Wowzers, girl - you have been BUSY!!!! I don't want you to go back to work. Please retire! lol... Your cards are wonderful. Love the homemade flower! Actually, I love them all - each one has special little details that make them perfect! Have a great day, dear friend! I have lunch dates now for Tues., and Weds., next week, and a funeral on Thursday...are you free Monday, Friday, or Saturday? Tee hee...Why don't we do a foursome for dinner at Colton's instead? Let me know!

Kirsty said...

What a lovely bunch of cards! I love the embossing in the background of the first one, the colours on the second, the layout on the third, the delicacy on the fourth and the beautiful flower on the fifth! Thanks for joining us at Crazy Challenge - good luck!

Olga said...

you have been busy lady!!!! And so many challenges!!!! All of your creations are gorgeous, good luck!!!

Sylvia said...

Lovely cards, Sally! Love that embossed and colored background. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Lisa said...

Great job on the flower for The Friday Mashup challenge. Thanks for playing along with us!

Kim P said...

Your flower it is very pretty!! Thanks for playing the friday mashup!!

Kim Mc said...

WOW! Where to start?!? They are all lovely and I'm so glad you got your mojo back and were able to play in all of this week's challenges at 365 Cards! I think a new goal should be to play in TWO weeks of challenges! ;) What better way to enjoy yourself before you HAVE to go back to work?!? Of course you should throw a bit of shopping in there too! I especially love your card for my challenge day at 365 summery! What will you do next?!? Can't wait to see!
Aloha, Kim MC (aka KL)
365 Cards DT (and your DD!)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Really like your flower and overall layout! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at the Friday Mashup!

wendipooh13 said...

way to go!!! youve been busy!!! LOVE how you added the stamps on top of the embossing!!! great job on all the cards!!!!

xxxtglxxx said...

Gorgeous cards! :) I loved looking at them all!

Thanks so much for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge this week,



marsha said...

Sam, what gorgeous design paper you created! I love the colors you chose and your technique. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Sugar Creek Hollow challenge!

Teresa Kline said...

these are so sweet, great designs and style...hope your day is fabulous!

enjoy *~*

Shannon said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the embossing after stamping the flourish designs. That is a great tip to use scraps. Thank you for participating with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Christina said...

You've been busy! Such a lovely collection of cards, Sam. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week!

Kim Duran said...

Wow! I love the collection of cards you have created! Each so different and so pretty! I really am tickled that you decided to share your card with us at Papercraft Star! I hope to see more of your lovely work with us soon!

Manoli Navarro said...

Madre mia!!
Todas las tarjetas son preciosas.
El reto 152, el de la pintura acrílica es perfecto!
Gracias por jugar en 365 cards

inkedx2 said...

Great color combo. Love the combination of sets also. Thanks for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!


Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

Love the pleatings from paper to ribbons . . . ruffles too! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!

Kath - GD
Blog: "Let's Get Scrappy!"

Anne Marie said...

All of your cards are so beautiful! I especially love the pretty color combo on your flourish card. Thanks so much for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

All the cards are super beautiful! Love how you stamped Happy Birthday on vellum! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Karen said...

I love all your cards. The flower for the friday mashup is great. Thanks for playing along

Patrice Herrera said...

Wow! you are a very busy lady! Thanks for playing along with us at SFF. Your card is beautiful.

Kasey said...

Thnaks for joining us at the Friday Mashup with your lovely card. Good Luck.
Kasey ~ in Oz

inkedx2 said...

Fabulous card using our sketch. Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Frenzy Friday. Hope you will continue to play with us!


Winnie and Patty said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the colors and all the pearls! Great job. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Franz♥ said...

I love your cards Sam! Thank you for playing with us at cardabilities for sketch #36, a big hug, Francesca from Italy.

Deb said...

Great cards! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

Tamie said...

Great birthday cards. I should think about setting some goals too, well for crafting. Thank you so much for sharing your birthday card with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Tammy Fite said...

Great job on all the cards! Thanks for joining us at SFF this week!

Pam said...

All these cards are wonderful, but I especially like your card with the little birdie - it really came together beautifully!

Steph said...

What a gorgeous set of cards. Love all the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon x

Craftyanny said...

oh wow you've been a busy beaver. A wonderful assortment of cards
Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts and good luck
Anne x

Marilyn said...

Fab cards, each and every one of them. Each is different, love the variety but each one is lovely.
Thanks for joining us at the Stamps R Us Challenge.
Marilyn S

Patti P. said...

Love all of your cards...don't the summers just fly by? Good luck back at work. Love the pressed flowers technique, it is one of my new faves and love your card for Sugar Creek Hollow, thanks for playing this week.

Patti SCH/DT

Cec said...

How nice that you accomplished what you set out to do and with such lovely results. I must try the faux pressed flower technique. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Holly said...

How cool is the flower on your Friday Mashup Card? I love how you did the center. Thanks for joining us this week as we celebrate our First Fan Favorite Challenge.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! You have been super busy--I cannot even begin to tell you which card I loved the most! I think they are all super--and so different! I do love that one you created from the sketch! FAB take on the cluster:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC!

happyglitzygirl said...

Love all of them, thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

Babs said...

love all the detail of your cards, beautiful flowers and sentiments there all so lovely.

Babs x

Fliss said...

You have been busy! Your card at Sugar Creek Hollow caught my eye. The colours are gorgeous and the embedding technique looks fabulous.
Fliss x

Maria said...

Great job with the sketch with SFF. Thanks for playing with us. Hope to see you again.

Andrea M said...

Such GORGEOUS creations!! Great work! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!

Lisa Kind said...

My goodness you've been busy! These are all beautiful! Thanks for playing our JUGs challenge!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow, look at all these beauties. I would love to see you craft room after making 5 cards....mine is like a tornado went through it after How fun and fabulous these are. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge. Hope you can play with us again this week.

Bear Hugs,

Elise said...

Splendid work, my dear! Sorry I'm here late, but I'm DELIGHTED to see your BEAUTIFUL creation! THANKS for sharing this FINE piece of crafty fabulousness with Just Us Girls! We adore having your participate with us!

Nina said...

A really great card with wonderful paper and a beautiful sentiment.

Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week :)
Hugs, Nina.