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Friday, August 14, 2009

Blogger's Challenge: It's Your Birthday

Oh, I had a blast last night stamping and although I went to bed with a hand cramp from adhering 24 of these mini Zva crystals on my flower, I love how it turned out!!! I managed to make 2 of these cards, both with the same layout & colors, but just a little different elements.

I did this card as a dual challenge. First it was for our weekly blogger's challenge to create a birthday card. Second, I'm trying to participate in a few of the Anni-Verve-Sary Challenges over on the SCS Forum and this was one of the sketches.

I received an order of stamps & paper this week from Eclectic Paperie (who are AWESOME!) and it included some of the new Our Craft Lounge stamps as well as more paper. This is the first time I've used Our Craft Lounge stamps and I love them. They are packaged very nicely and the stamps made a nice crisp image so I was thrilled. I ordered 2 sets, one being the Fueled by Caffeine which I had to have after seeing this card by Pam Hooten. Funny thing is I don't like coffee and I don't drink it either but I loved the cups!!! Same with this set, the Thankful Flourishes, I *love* the flower!!! The other stamps in the set are an added bonus but I was sold on the flower alone.

Join us by creating a birthday card and posting in any of the blogger's challenge participants with the link. We'd love to see what you create. You can see all the others creations by clicking on the Blogger's Challenge logo on the right hand side of the page.

Make sure tomorrow to check out Clear & Simple Stamps for their August release of 11 new stamp sets. You'll surely find a few that you have to add to your stamp collection.

Card details:
Stamps: Thankful Flourishes by Our Craft Lounge, Flexible Friendship Wishes by Stampendous
Cardstock: Gable Green, SU! Watercolor paper, My Mind's Eye Surprise "Me and Mom" Floral/Orange & Circles/Light Pink Paper
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black, Groovy Guava, Gable Green, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Ribbon/Twin unknown source, Marvy Uchida Circle Punch, Aquapainter, Zva mini-crystals, Soft Subtles brads, R83 Copic, Paper Piercer

23 comments:

Shona said...

This is really pretty! Great colors. I love the details with the beads and brad.

Chrissy D said...

This is sooo pretty! Love your focal image!

Lisa said...

YOu had the right touch with your bling on this card! Pretty!

Kristen said...

Awesome card Kim, and your gems work wonderfully!

Connie said...

Very pretty...love the embellishments!

Susie said...

Gorgeous cards, Kim. Love stamps from Craft Lounge - excellent product.

Ida P. Krause said...

This is wonderful Kim. The colors, the images, the layout all work so well together. Love the pretty crystals too.

Maria said...

Wow, your card is beautiful Kim. ..I love the big flower and crystals that you added. The crystals are so pretty! Great choice of dp too!

Maria

Charlotte said...

I love both cards. Great job! The bling brings it out!!!

Lisa Bohler said...

The bling was worth the pain! Beautiful cards!

Allison said...

Just lovely! Super paper choices!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Gorgeous card, Kim! The flower is just beautiful!

Rachel Hope said...

SO pretty! love what you did with the Zva crystals!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very pretty card Kim! These papers are so beautiful! :D

Lori said...

So pretty, Kim! Love the color combination and the sparkle on the flower.

Barbara said...

I can understand why you like this set....it's wonderful! Fabulous papers and a great layout, too! Love both versions of this....you've been busy!

Selene Kempton said...

I love the detail and the bling! so pretty!

Margaret R said...

Wow, Kim, I love the card! The colors and flower and all the sparkle is gorgeous!

njburk said...

this is lovely kim! You did great job. Very peaceful.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful choice of colors, love the layout too!

tonistamps said...

I love it Kim! Gorgeous colors.

Nikki Bond said...

Sooo pretty! Love the soft colors...gorgeous! {sMILES}

Patti Chesky said...

All that bead work paid off. This is a stunning card!!

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