Saturday, January 11, 2014

Happy Birthday To You/CCMC #285

Hello and happy Saturday. It's been pretty dreary around here today which I feel is a perfect excuse to play in my craft room. I haven't been very creative lately and I have really missed it. I miss the challenges and creating new things. Some of my girlfriends are in Houston at the Stampin Up Leadership Convention and have been sharing all of the new things that are coming out! It is pretty exciting stuff!

For today I am sharing a birthday card that I have made for the Create with Connie & Mary challenge. I haven't participated in this one in a while and although I wasn't a huge fan of the sketch I did feel like it would challenge me and I was right! I had a tough time with this one although my card turned out pretty simple.

The sketch for this challenge is

And here is my card

I will have to say that it turned out much better than I imagined in my head. The paper used is called Retro Fresh (#132993) along with the journaling tag (#133526) and washi tape (#133001). I am in love with this line of paper! The colors are so pretty together! I punched out the flowers with our Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (#118309) and used Pearl Basic Jewels (#119247) in the middle of the flowers.

I want to try and send out as many birthday cards as I can this year to family and friends. If I have them readily available then I have no excuse! Hope this inspires you to get out your supplies to make one yourself.

You can find all the supplies listed at my website HERE. Hope you have a fabulous day!

Happy Stampin'


  1. Love that big word bubble! What a fun card! Great colors and those little flowers are a perfect touch! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. Thank you Deb! I haven't played along with this challenge in a while. Glad to be back!

  3. This card is so adorable with the matching flowers! So glad you joined us this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

  4. Fantastic card! I love all the small flowers. Thank you for joining us for the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. What a bright, happy and cheery birthday card!! I love the combination of paper and the jounaling tag with the flowers; so fun! Thanks for joining us for the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. What a bright and happy card! I love how you used the Retro Fresh tag on this...worked just GREAT! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  7. Ahhh, this is SO cute! I love the tag on here...perfect! I need to make up my cards ahead of time...then they would get mailed! lol! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!


Thank you so much for your comments. Hope you will come back soon!