Saturday, April 9, 2011


Today I get to help kick off the new challenge at the
Designed 2 Delight Designers challenge blog ~ Card Ideas!

Debbie Fisher is hosting this challenge: 

"April 10-16 is Week of the Young Child.
Let’s create a card/project for a young child.
This can be for any occasion: birthday, get well, or just because."

It seems that Debbie knew something about me or has a sixth sense because I have celebrated the Week of the Young Child for many years. My first job in the education field was as a teacher and director at Window Tree Preschool. I attended many Conference on the Young Years presented by Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Besides my degree in Elementary Education and Elementary Guidance and Counseling, I also have a degree in Early Childhood.

Well, enough about me, on to the card...

I think Faith's Dino-mite Birthday Party set is perfect to brighten any child's day.
Dino-Mite Birthday [Set]
I decided that I would make this a girly-girl dinosaur [Dino's aren't just for boys ya' know!]  and went with the all pinkish color scheme with lots of fussy cutting, glitz and glamour!

I used a Stand-Up card design.
(Free template here and check out others similar cards on Splitcoast)

I am entering this Pinky-Pink Dino card in the following challenges:

By the Cute and Girly - to be cute and girly!
CES Challenge - Monochromatic
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Two Tone colors
Hand Stamped Sentiments - Pink-a-Licious color scheme
Lexi's Creations - Monochromatic
One Stop Craft Challenge - Monochromatic
Allsorts Challenge - anything but a square
One Stitch At a Time - 3-D
Critter Challenge - fancy folds
Kaboodle Doodles - Let's Get Girly!
Fussy and Fancy - child theme
Cooking It Up with Katie - The ingredients for this week are: Start with a Die Cut,
Add a few Scallops, Keep it Monochromatic
Colour Create Challenge - color combo, pink, black, white
Really Reasonable Ribbons - dies or punches
Crafty Ann's Challenge - Raise a smile
Picture Perfect Creations -

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Thanks for stopping by and check out Card - Ideas on Monday to see a 'few' of my favorite creations with D2D images!



Patti J said...

Awesome card, Sally! LOVE that fold - how much fun for a young kiddo (or an old kiddo :) The images are darling too - glad that you like girlie dino's - you have given me tons of inspiration this a.m!!! Truly wonderful card, my friend! I'm counting the days - you and I are going to shop till we drop one day soon!!! Hugs...

inkedx2 said...

I love the stand up design. The pink is perfect also. So glad you played with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.


LouDotMac said...

What a fab card - I love the addition of the ribbon here and there and that dino is super cute!

Thanks for joining us over at Lexi's Creations this fortnight in our 'Monochromatic' challenge - good luck.

Lou Mac. xo

Tammy said...

Adorable project and I love the paper piecing!! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!
Tammy x

Ann Whitfield said...

This is fabulous! thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Kim Mc said...

Oh so adorable!!! And of course, I LOVE all that PINK!!! Great idea to use a dino (or is it a dragon?!?! hehe) on a girly card...I'm sure there's a girl somewhere that would love it! Excellent job on all that fussy cutting and that bow on the neck is perfect!! I'm so proud of you being our Guest Designer at D2D!!! Can I see something else this weekend too?!? Aloha, KL

Crystal said...

Great card, love that image & all the pink!! Thanks for playing along with us at Critter Sketch :)

Anonymous said...

Love this!Great design and a pink dino!Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Chocolate Orange said...

How cute !!
Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT for our 3D challenge. Good luck
Choccy x

Julye said...

What a fab pink Dinosaur and fun shaped card too, thanks for sharing with us all here at OSAAT and goosd luck.

Olga said...

Now that is one fantastic card!!!! I love it!!!!

lisbeth said...

This is creat. Love all the work you have put in to this. Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!

CraftyC said...

This is a gorgeous card Sam and I love the image. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge

**Farrah** said...

My gosh, what a brilliant card!! A pink dinosaur?! That's fantastic!
Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!

Fleur said...

A stunning card, the dino is so cute,
Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Dee said...

cute card, love the pink dino. enjoy popping by to see your creations. i've left an award for you at

Mina said...

oh wow Sam what a fantastic card, I adore that cute dinosaur...thanks for joining in with our Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

Peggysue said...

Fabulous pink Dino! Love it! Congrats on your GDT at Designed2Delight.

Melissa Craig said...

HOW CUTE!! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Sam

What a brilliant card - just love it! The Dino is so cute! Thanks so much for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


Sylvia said...

What a beautiful pink creation:-))
Love the colours and design.
Thank you for join in with us over at Colour Create.

Anne Marie said...

What a fun PINK dinosaur! Fun design and I just love all of the awesome details you added. I have to keep going back to look at it to make sure I didn't miss anything! So pretty! Thanks so much for playing along at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week! :)

Dawn said...

What an adorable pink monochromatic card! Thank you for joining us at OSCC!

Tamie said...

Your card is awesome, awesome, awesome. I love the layout of it and all of the details. You did a really great job with the colors. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at PPC!

Anonymous said...


You have been selected as a Hand Stamped Sentiments Artist Pick for your design this week! Please email me to receive your badge.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

great card and im loving the paper you have stamped onto looks perfect...

Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

Emma xxx

Katie said...

Great card!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie :)

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, it certainly made me smile, love the pink!! Thanks for raising a smile at Crafty Ann's and good luck
Claire xx

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Anonymous said...

Oh My! That is WONDERFUL!
I love the girliness of it all!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous fun card you have made here. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

gerslittlesnippets said...

Your girly dino is so cute and perfect for this months Cute and Girly challenge.
Thank you for entering and sharing your creation with us.