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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Sis!

Here is a close-up of the image. I hope you can see all the sparkle on the flowers from the Stickles I used on them.Well it is a sunny Saturday and we were suppose to see some of the signs of Hurricane Earl here in MA but luckily all we got here in the NE part of the state was some much needed rain. Working for the school system we get both yesterday and Monday off for the long holiday weekend so it gives me some time to finish up some cards and still enjoy the weekend.

Today is my sister Peggy's BDay. This is the card I made for her. I always try to do or use something that she hasn't seen on my other cards because she also makes cards and is use to how I make my cards. I made the design on the white shimmer paper with my new Scor Buddy and used the Pearl Pen that we both bought last weekend on a stamping roadtrip with Pia and Kristen our other stamping friends. I don't think she has tried this yet. I bought this beautiful stamp from Our Daily Bread early in June at the Stamping Convention but decided to wait to use it until I made her card. I just finished the card yesterday just in time to give it to her today!

Here are some fantastic challenges that fit this card

A Crafty Little Place Challenge #54-This week their wonderful challenge is "Anything Goes". I love to see what people create with no limits!
A Pocket Full of Posies Challenge #5-Their challenge is "Winged Things"! I have 3 butterflies fluttering on my creation.
Our Daily Bread Challenge ODBDSLC28-Thius week their challenge is old forgotten embellishments, "brads, eyelets or buttons". I chose to use yellow brads on my card to balance out the embellishments and colors on my card.
Alphabet Challenge-"S" for Scallops is the challenge this week. I have LOTS of scallops on this card!
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #69-This is the great sketch that I used for my card!
The Craft Den Anything Goes Challenge Week 14-This is a challenge I love "Say It With Flowers" is their theme. I love using flowers on my creations!
By The Cute and Girly Sept. Challenge-This month the theme is "Indian Summer". These flowers in the watering can remind me of early fall because I want to cut everything in the garden while the still look beautiful!
Charisma Cards Challenge #35-This week the theme is "Inspired By A Song". Who doesn't sing the Happy Birthday Song a lot! Especially when you work in an elementary school classroom.
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #48-This week the challenge is a recipe-3 embellishments, 2 papers, and 1 image. I used ribbon, flowers, and pearls, my papers are BG and white shimmer DP and this beautiful stamp from Our Daily Bread.
Frosted Designs Challenge-This week is a photo inspiration and to use at least 3 colors from the photo. I used pink, green and white as well as the beautiful flowers!
My Time To Craft Challenge 105-This challenge this week is "In The Garden". Great challenge!
Oh, Alice Challenge Chapter 29-This fun challenge this week is "What makes you shine or sparkle?" I love glitter and Stickled all the flowers.
Pals Paper Arts Challenge PPA58-"Pretty in Pearls" is their wonderful challenge. I used pink pearls and then used my pearl pen to make the tiny white pearls(I need a little practice using the pen).
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #37-This week their challenge is perfect "Happy Birthday"!!!!
Pile It On Challenge #34-This is a great theme this week, "Farewell to Summer". That is what I think of, goodbye to the flowers in my garden!
The Creative Cottage Challenge 22-This week their challenge is "Celebrations". A birthday is a perfect reason to celebrate!

Thank you so much for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments you leave for my work.

Happy Creating,
Mary

40 comments:

Scrapacat said...

Lovely card - I'm sure your sister will adore all the love you poured into it. Thanks for playing along with our Oh Alice challenge!
~ky

Debbie said...

What a gorgeous card you have made for your sister! The colors are so vibrant! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

Jo said...

Beautiful, the colours are fantastic. Thanks for joining in with us at MTTC :o)

Phyllis said...

Mary, A BIG WARM WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!! We are delighted that you have found us!! Your card is AWESOME, just incredible!! Love everything about it! Beautifully done!! Your sister will be blown away!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Pia said...

Beautiful Mary! I have to mail Peggy's cards (Christine made her one too), I will be late as usual!

Carol said...

What a beautiful card! Your sister's gonna luv it. Your lo and colouring are really fab. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at The Creative Cottage and Charisma Cardz. Lotsa luv xxxx

Courtney said...

This is gorgeous Mary! Your coloring is stunning! Thanks for playing along with our Birthday Challenge at Penny's. Good Luck!

~Courtney~
PPCC DT

Carol said...

Mary is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We hope you will continue to play a become a part of our family. What a gorgeous card you have created for us to view. Your image is impeccably colored...WOW what a beauty and your embellishments are awesome. I just love your card-simply enchanting! Great job with the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

what a beautiful card! I love the embossing, image, and stick pins. Well everything about it!

Basement Stamper said...

How did I not know Peggy was your sister and how lucky she is to be getting this beautiful card from you???? Love the coloring-beautiful mixture of the colors.

Kristen said...

Mary, it is gorgeous. I didn't know today was Peg's b-day! She is going to love it!

Julye said...

Wow what a beautiful bright and colourful card, a true can of summer thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Mary!
Welcome to the Midnight Madness Challenge! We are so happy you found us and wanted to play along!
Your card is an colorexplotion! You have captured a whole summer in this card and I LOVE it! This makes me happy!
Thanks for sharing!


Thanks for joining Midnight Madess Challenge. Your support is highly valued, and we hope to see you playing with us again real soon ;o)

Hugs
Gunn
MMSCDT

Lovely Linda said...

Mary, Mary, Mary - this is fabulous! I love this image and have used it myself this week - your colouring is gorgeous and the embellishing is perfect! Who wouldn't love to get ths card!! What a great take on the Sketch! Love this! We are glad you joined us this week for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Denise @ kc242 said...

Hello! What a lovely card. Your dp is perfect with your adorable watercan image. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!
Denise
MMDT

Priscilla said...

A BIG warm WELCOME to our challenges. We are thrilled you have entered. It is a joy to check out new blogs and peoples work. GORGEOUS CARD!!! Love your card and what a great take on the sketch. I hope you keep coming back. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Karen W said...

Beautiful card, she should love this!!

Holly said...

This is just so pretty! I love the way you colored the image and the great colors you chose. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Midnight Madness. I hope to see you again next week!

Holly
MMSC-GD

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Mary
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz,
hugs Dianne xx

Lora said...

This is so pretty! I love the effect of the score marks on the shimmery card, it's looks great!
Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month
Lora x

Holly Moore said...

Mary cute blog and gorgeous card! What an honor it is to have you join us in the fun at Midnight Madness for the 1st time. Welcome!! Back to your card... whoa is it ever great! Neat how you scored the shimmery paper, and you colored the image perfectly! Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. I look forward to seeing you back next week.

Yours,
Holly R. Moore
MMDT - GD

Peggy said...

I am the proud recipient of this card and I can tell you it is absolutely beautiful IRL. Thanks Mary I love it.

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Wow Mary! What a gorgeous creation. Fabulous coloring skills and the pins and flower are really beautiful. Thanks for sharing at ACLP:D

margie c said...

Beautiful flowery cards! Great sparkle :)
Thanks for playing along with us at Oh, Alice!
hugs, margie

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This card is stunning. I so love your coloring of the image and your use of the sketch. Your sister will love this. Thanks for playing with Our Daily Bread Designs Forgotten Embellishments challenge this week.

Suzanne said...

Your card uis gorgeous. I lov ethe image and the fabulous colours you have used. Gorgoeus flower and pins too. Thanks for playing at Crafty Catz this week x

Emma said...

WOW, Your flowers are just Goregous! Love your coloring! Thanks so much for joining us over at Oh Alice!

Bev said...

Beautiful card - love the colours. Thanks for joining the Alphabet Challenge x

marsha said...

Mary, let me extend a big WELCOME to you for joining us for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! You have created such a stunning work of art, I just love this image and you have colored it beautifully and chosen such gorgeous DP! Thanks for entering our challenge this week and we hope you will come back and join us again next week!
Hugs,
Marsha
MMDT-GD

marsha said...

Mary, let me extend a big WELCOME to you for joining us for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! You have created such a stunning work of art, I just love this image and you have colored it beautifully and chosen such gorgeous DP! Thanks for entering our challenge this week and we hope you will come back and join us again next week!
Hugs,
Marsha
MMDT-GD

Carolina said...

Very pretty card and lovely colours. Great design. Thank you for joining the alphabet challenge.

craftybunny said...

Gorgeous card!Your colouring is superb.Thanks for joining us at BTC&G.
Lisa (GDT)x

mamichelle said...

This is beautiful, Mary! I'm sure Peggy loved it!!

Connie M. said...

Oh my this is just sooo beautiful! I just love the bright cheery colors on this...one of my fav ODBD images too!! Thanks so much for playing in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!! Hugs!

Connie
MMDT-GD

Diana said...

This is GORGEOUS, the colors look amazing. .Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

Grace said...

Oh Mary this is absolutely incredible! I think you have colored this the prettiest I have ever seen! Thanks so much for joining us at ODBD!!! This is stunning!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my goodness, Mary, this is beyond GORGEOUS!!! Your coloring is out of this world and such a great take on this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD. Thanks for taking the time to play along!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Chrissy D said...

I echo Sabrina - OH MY GOODNESS - This card is AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!! WOW! Thanks for joining us in the ODBD Shining Light Challenge this week!

Francie G. said...

Goodness, Mary, this is just beautiful! Your coloring is fabulous! Beautiful d/p and outstanding details!

Hannapanna said...

Gorgeous card. Beautiful colours and the image is really sweet. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs Hanna