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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Celebrate! It's Your Day

Hello and a good Sunday to you,

Yesterday was a hot one here for mid-April. I did the usual weekend chores in the morning, then went to my friend Nic's Little League baseball game. They are 10 and 11 year old kids and SO much fun to watch.

Before I left I started this card using inspiration from two of my favorite weekly challenges. The sketch comes from this week's CAS(E) this Sketch and the colors are from this week's Color Throwdown. The colors this week are purple, red, yellow and orange.

Here's what I came up with.

Before I left for the game, I stamped the "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" sentiment, a Mama Elephant stamp, in the challenge colors to create my background. The inks are Tim Holtz Distress Oxide. Lining up the the stamping is so easy using a Misti Stamping tool. I allowed the panel to dry while at the game, then finished the rest of the card when I got home later in the afternoon. The balloons are Lawn Fawn dies, the star cover plate die is Hero Arts and so is the "Celebrate" sentiment. The white sentiment banner is Die-namics.

I think it turned out pretty much how I imagined it in my mind, a bright and cheery birthday card.

I'm planning on doing more stamping today as there are more challenges to catch up on and, it's my favorite way to spend Sundays.

Thanks for checking in today,

Stamps: Woodland Gifts set by Mama Elephant, Birthday Celebration set by Hero Arts
Paper: SU Lovely Lilac, Real Red, Daffodil Yellow, Pumpkin Pie, X-Press It Blending card stocks
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks Wilted Violet, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Fired Brick
Other: Hero Arts Star Confetti die, Lawn Fawn Balloon dies, Die-namics Pierced Fishtail Flag STAX die, the Big Shot, SU yellow, orange, red candy dots, dimensionals


  1. I think its bright and cheery too! Love your card Colleen!

  2. Fun card! Great use of the sketch and colors! So happy you joined us at CTD!

  3. What a fun birthday card. It would make anyone smile.


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