Sunday, March 27, 2011

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, Viva La Verve, and MORE!

Happy Sunday!  It is time for Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!  This week we are celebrating "No Kids Allowed" Birthday cards.   Check out the link to see the other dt samples and find out how to play along with us. This week ends my six month rotation designing with Stamptacular Sunday Challenges.  It has been a blast and so wonderful to be able to design with women all over the world.  I am always inspired and in awe how something as simple as paper crafting can bring the whole world together!   While language is a barrier in most instances when working on a global scale,  I must give a shout out for blogging and translate options that allows us all to communicate with each other.  I also want to give a wonderful Thank You to Priscilla who runs the SSC and has organizational skills that are over the top!   Thank you so much Cill for this opportunity!  Keeping you in my prayers!   {{Hugs}}  and Blessings!

For my card I am using Viva La Verve sketch week 5.  Sankari is the host this week.  I thought this was a great sketch to incorporate some fun patterns and colors of dp that I have had for a bit and not used with MME Alphabet Soup Girl dp.  I am using Verve's Abundant Blessings, Beautiful You, and Sweet Treats stamp sets.  I also use the embossed oval die for my  the You Rock sentiment.  Had to throw that cool sentiment in there for some pizzazz.    I love making this die cut a little tag, too.  It is the perfect size.  Just punch a hole and tie it on.  My dd has asked me for several Birthday Cards for her friends.  Sometimes I am not sure if it is for a guy or a girl.  I am thinking this one is a bit girly, though.  I like changing up the standard Birthday sentiment for a quote at times.   For the rest of the card, I chose to go with some black contrast regular and zig zag stitching.   I stamped the flowers in Memento tuxedo black ink and colored with copics.  I added some glitter around the petals for fun and topped the main one off with a silver pearl.  I added my sentiment that speaks of music to coordinate with my musical score dp.  I let my bow and tag represent the double circle detailing on the sketch. 

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

I am also playing along in a few other challenges.
Your Next Stamp:  Make it Sparkle
Sugar Creek Hollow:  Sensational Stitching
Amber's Crafts:  Use die cuts
Bunny Zoe's Craft:  Birthday with Pearls
Shelly's Challenge:  Warm Tones
Paper Cutz Challenge:  Three Patterns
DYSU Challenge:  Shine On!

Stamps:  Verve's Abundant Blessings, Beautiful You, Sweet Treats
Paper: SU cherry cobbler,  Flourishes classic ivory(copic coloring), MME Alphabet Soup Girl, PTI vintage cream(layered)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, PTI camomille
Accessories:  Spellbinders, nestabilities, rectangles, Verve's embossed oval die, sewing machine, SU dazzling diamonds, Silver Pearls, PTI ripe avocado dotted ribbon, PTI  button, may arts natural twine, foam tape, glue dots


  1. Beautiful card. I love the flower and the bow is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  2. Betty this is so bright and cheery! I love the papers used. The flowers with the glittered edges are beautiful! :-) Amy

  3. This is beautiful Betty! Love the different design paper.

  4. Beautiful Card! I love that bow. Thanks for sharing with us at the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge this week.

  5. LOVE your color blocking Betty so PRETTY!!~

  6. This is so beautiful!! Wow, love it!

  7. Gorgeous colors & DP, fab bow and LO. I love how you've used the button with embellies for the bow. Beautiful card! "Hugs" Carol

  8. You have the most beautiful color combos Betty!! You always seem to put colors together that I would never dream of putting together and they come out looking fantastic. Stunning coloring and design!

  9. oh yes...saw your challenges....Thanks for joining the YNS challenge this week!

  10. Oh, gorgeous!! Love everything about it...dsign, colors, images...all!! Thank you for playing along with us this week at DYSU.

  11. Betty,
    What a lovely card, love the BG papers and your beautiful lush bow. Thanks for joining us at SCH. Hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Heide
    SCH DT

  12. This is wonderful! I’m so glad you joined us this week at DYSU! I love getting to check out all these new blogs!

  13. Gorgeous! I would never be brave enough to use that many patterns at once, but they look so beautiful together! Really amazing. Great job.

    Thanks for joining Challenge #2 at Amber's Crafts & Stuff.

    *!* april *!*

  14. LOVE the bow! Great card

    Thanks for participating in Challenge # 2 at Amber's Crafts and Stuff! I hope you will join us again next Wednesday for Challenge #3!


  15. Amazing card Betty!
    love the ribbon
    céline Stamptacular DT

  16. oh yeah you were workin this sketch gf-beautifully done betty-love your ribbon treatment-

  17. Love all that bling

    kitten DYSU team

  18. How very beautiful, Betty! Absolutely fantastic take on that sketch. I love the mixture of paper that you used. Stripes and polka dots are some of my most faves! Wonderful stamping and coloring, too. Love the touches of glitter on the flower and love the big bow.

  19. This is just GORGEOUS!!
    Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Shelly's Images "Think Warm Challenge! We hope you'll join us again soon!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  20. Awesome, Betty! Absolutely fabulous card. Thanks so much for joining us at DYSU Challenge Blog this week :-) Janna

  21. wow Betty I love this card, the colours are perfect together and your ribbon is just lush...thanks for joining in with our Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
    Mina xxx

  22. So pretty! I love that ribbon. I seem to always just tie a basic ribbon so you have inspired me to try a beautiful bow like this! Thanks so much for joining our "Think Warm" Challenge this week at Shelly's Images. We hope you will join us again soon.

  23. This is so beautiful.. really stunning.Thanks so much for joining us at DYSU.. Way to "stack up" and make your creation "Shine".. can't wait to see what you create next week..


  24. Just beautiful, Betty! I love the sparkle on that flower!


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