Saturday, August 17, 2013

You Are So Special, Birthday Wishes, and a C4C Sketch!

Happy Saturday!   It is time for another Crazy 4 Challenge with the Crazies!   Check out the C4C blog for more challenge details at Crazy 4 Challenges(C4C199).  

This week's challenge is a sketch!

It has definitely been a little crazy around here getting back into a school schedule.  I spent several days decorating, dusting, and organizing my classroom as well as attending some workshops.    When I finally found the time to spend some time in my crafty space, I created a card and totally left off a section of the sketch.  I must have a mental sketch block or something.  I only see the elements I want to see?   LOL!    Anyway, it has taken me til now to get a chance to make another, hence the late post!    

For my first card I am using Verve's Sweet Treats and So Fluttery stamp sets.  I am also using Verve's Banner Bundle, Pennant Trim, Classy Label, and Flutterby dies.  I finished my card using Verve's Stormy Skies Ribbon Collection in Deep Sea.  I am using MME Oxford Lane dp.  I am playing along with JUGS:  Monochromatic Blues!  I used all teals!


For my second card which does not follow the sketch exactly, I am using Verve's Up Up & Away  and Circular Sayings stamp sets along with the Pennant Trim die cut with scissors to look more like grass in a meadow with a setting sun on the horizon.  I rarely do many whimsical feeling cards, but I thought I would give it a try.   I finished this card with Verve's Sailing Ribbon Collection in Moss Green.  I also used MME Remarkable dp.  I am playing along with the Curtain Calls Inspiration Challenge: Carnival Craze.

Check out what the rest of the team did with this week's challenge!

As always thanks so much for stopping by! 


Playing along with a few other blog challenges
The Paper Shelter:  Use Ribbon 
Inspire Me Friday:  Anything Goes 
Cute Card Thursday:  Buttons 
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes w/opt. real or faux stitching
Bearly-Mine:  Anything Goes


  1. Your balloons are so fun, Betty, and love the grass you added to the scene! Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call :)

  2. Both gorgeous creations, love your take on the sketch for the balloons carc

  3. Both look fabulous! I will have to check out both of those challenges. :)

  4. Hi, Betty! Both creations are fabulous! Wonderful composition and execution on each! I love the color integration, and on your first card, the mix of patterns give the project it's own unique voice! Very nicely done! Whimsy seems to be a style you can nail...easily! Thanks for dropping these beauties off by our house at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  5. Gorgeous cards Betty!! fabulous design! Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine this week

  6. Killer use of the blues!! And, as usual - love that bow! Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

  7. The patterns you have chosen for those fabulous balloon stamps are wonderful!!! Thank you for joining us at Curtain Call's Carnival Craze!

  8. always your card are simply stunning Betty. So much amazing detail and always love that little bit of vintage.

  9. Love both of your cards equally Betty! You have amazing talent ...I really enjoyed perusing your blog! Thanks for joining us at JUGS this week!

  10. Betty, I NEED to know how you do your bows, they are always so gorgeous!!

  11. These are FAB Betty! LOVE the layouts and papers on these!!!!! Hope you are doing great :)

  12. Both projects are great, Betty. Love your interpretation of the C4C199 sketch. Thanks for sharing your projects and creativity with us at 613 Avenue Create.

  13. Two amazing cards! Love the dp combo on the Blues card.

  14. This Card is so beautiful. I love the colors and Organza Ribbon you used and how beautiful that image is and how you colored it. Thank you so much for joining us at Wholesale Ribbon Challenges!

  15. Gasp! These are SO gorgeous, Betty!

  16. Betty your cards are amazing! So many gorgeous colors and details! Thanks for playing along at Curtain Call!


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