Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Malie!

Well, this is my attempt to be a blogger. Looks easy and with the encouragement of my daughter I am finally trying this avenue of sharing my hobby of card making! Thanks Kim!

This is my 2nd post - the first was a 'test'. I am posting the card I made for my 1 year old gran-puppy Malie's first birthday. I wanted it to be special, Malie is such a critic, therefore I couldn't decide what to do. Since I have to get it done today to get in the mail tomorrow I looked this morning at the different challenges and found 5 that I could use to design this card.

Here's the card, read below for the challenges I am posting to.

1. CAS22 - Design a Birthday Card (Splitcoast Stampers)

2. Stamping B - Use metal (the bone brad)

3. 365 days (Day 128) - 1 rub-on, 2 buttons, 1 patterned Paper (it's metallic DP with palm trees, hard to see, look close), 1 ribbon (No bows), 1 sentiment on the inside of the card (mine is on the back)

4. TLC228 - Try a new technique, to make a stand up card. (Awesome directions, Splitcoast Stampers)
5. And the last one is MoJo Monday Sketch Blog

Well, I'm adding a 6th challenge - CAS21 - last week's Make it Sparkle on Splitcoast, just can't make a card without a little Stickles! (Check out the birthday hat)

Since this is a new adventure for me, I am interested in your comments on how you like my blog. Being an educator (first a Kindergarten teacher, now an elementary school counselor) I believe we have something new to learn everyday and that is what keeps us young! So be honest and give any suggestions you have. Thanks for checking in and hope to see you soon.


~amy~ said...

wooo hoooo for starting your blogging journey!!!! You are going to love it! First things first, adorable card for your grand puppy :) Secondly, you couldn't pick a more adorable blog design...I love it!!!! Hope you come back to 365 Cards again!!!

Patti J said...

Sally, I'm so happy you are blogging, and SO proud of you! I love your card - aren't our grand-dogs just too special?!? If I'd ever get grandBABIES.... Anyway, look at you go with all of those challenges in one card! Wahoo! Love seeing your comments on my blog - makes me feel all warm and fuzzy! Great job on your blog look too - love the bright cherries! You rock, girlfriend!

Kim said...

Okay, I know you told me not to look, but you know I can't do that!! :) Anyway, I won't let Malie look at it until she gets it in her paws, but WOW! what an awesome card!! I LOVE the sentiment, I think I'm going to have to "borrow" it to use on the cards for her siblings! :) Wish you could be here in person to celebrate! Aloha, KL and Malie

Anonymous said...

Great card and congrats on entering blog land and challenge cards! I've just started participating in challenges too!

Patti J said...

Me again! NOW we just have to get Joan to make a blog! I guess we could make one for her...! lol!!!

Scrappin' Kat Woman said...

Darling card. Love your gran-puppy... cute as cute can be! Congrats on starting your blog.

Anonymous said...

Wow your card is fabulous and what a cute puppy!
Welcome to blog land and hope to see many cards and projects from you.
Hugs xx
PS: love the blog look with the cherries!

Joanne (jojot) said...

Congrats on your new blog....looks great to me.....also...thanks for playing with the Stampin B's

Gloria Stengel said...

Fantastic card and huge congrats for your first blog!

Nilda said...

Congratulations on starting your blog! I'm sure you'll have lots of fun. Thank you for visiting The Cuttlebug Spot!

Janet Strain said...

Oh my gosh what a CUTE card!!! Hehe I just love dogs (and my mom loves her "grand-daughter" too lol). Here is a card I made for my pup's 2nd birthday; thought you might find it fun!

~amy~ said...

okay, chuckling here as I was your first comment:) Thanks sooo much for linking up your post on my Flashback Friday Challenge....good grief, even then you were multi-tasking on the challenges!!! I love your very sweet card for your grandpup:) Thanks for playing along....can you believe that it's been over a year since you started your blogging adventure?!!!!! Hope you had fun going back in time:)