Thursday, April 5, 2012

Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge - Birthday card

Hi you wonderful bloggers out there!!!  Another Spring day in Southern CA and it is gorgeous outside.  Can't wait to get out there.  My 14 yr old grandson is visiting from MO and we are having a blast!!  I have to get up at 5 AM in order to get my cards and scrapbooking done.  Not much sleep this week; but it is so worth it to have him here.  We spent the afternoon yesterday just visiting high end car dealerships in Beverly Hills.  What an experience.  I didn't know there were so many expensive cars out there.  He is a walking fact machine for cars.  Knows everything about them.  He could sell all of them.  :)  Rodeo drive is always a hot spot for expensive cars as well. 

I used three different sketches this week and I think I was able to pull it off.  I entered this card in my 1st, 2nd and 3rd sketch challenges.  This was my 2nd entry for the 1st sketch.  I think I am getting the hang of it now.  Here is my "Happy Birthday" card using three sketches, dots/spots, stripes, pastels, never inked stamp, Spring and flowers.  Wow!! That was fun putting them all together.  I like combining my challenges.  This paper is very shiny and pretty; but the shine doesn't show up on the pictures for some reason.

This is a view trying to show you the shiny paper.  Everything on here shines.  It was hard to capture.  Click to enlarge. 


This sketch is from Cards & Things Sketch Challenge #114. See list below for link to this challenge. 



This is the sketch from unscriptedsketches.com.  You can flip it, rotate it, create a card, a scrapbook page; whatever you want to do and it is fine with them.  I love this.  See below for link.



This is my second entry into the sketch challenge seen below.  I think this card is pretty close to the same sketch as this one; so I decided to enter another one. 

 



I love the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut collection!!  You can create so many fun things for your cards and scrapbooking.  It has become my favorite cricut cartridge.  I used it for my flowers in 3 different sizes as well as the tag for the Happy Birthday stamp.  This is a closer view.  Click on the pictures to enlarge. 



The Happy Birthday stamp was made with my new Acrylix CTMH Card Word Puzzle Stamp Set which was part of the Pemberley Add-On selection that I purchased with my kit when I joined CTMH the end of March.  It has several words you can select and put together to create whatever you want to say.  They are small; but very clear.  I was very impressed with these stamp sets.

Supplies used for this card:

Card - Reflections 6 1/2 X 5 white
Paper - S-e-i Couture (Shiny cardstock)
Ribbon - American Crafts
Flower Shapes (3 sizes) and tag - CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Collection
Stamp - CTMH Card Word Puzzle Stamp Set
Ink - VersaMark dazzle
Embossing powder - Stampendous - Pearlustre Rubellite
Bling - want2scrap.com
Foam mounting tape
I am entering my card into the following challenges:

krista-kris-challenges.blogspot.com - Cards & Things Challenges - Sketch Challenge #114
unscriptedsketches.com - Unscripted Sketches #152
www.southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com - Challenge 41 - You Got Something You Wanna Say?
useittuesday.blogspot.com - Challenge #28 - Uninked stamp
stampandcreateblog.blogspot.co.uk - April Monthly Challenge - Spring
partytimetuesdays.blogspot.com - PTT#62 - Flowers
sassycherylschallenge.blogspot.com - Challenge #109 - Soft Pastels
craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com - Challenge #104 Dots and Stripes
ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.com - Challenge #57 - Spots and Stripes
tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com - Tuesday Throwdown #92 Pastels
stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com - Challenge #157 Playin' with Pastels
http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.co.uk - #7 Spring
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk - Spring or Easter
http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Challenge to "use your favorite tool"
http://www.comeandgetitchallenges.blogspot.com/2012/04/bring-it-onspring.html - Spring
thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com -Clean &  Simple
http://pumpkinspiceblog.blogspot.com/ - Something Happy, green, any stamp and ribbon
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com.au/ - Anything goes
http://www.4craftychicks.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/challenge-84-flowers.html - Flowers
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything goes
http://www.sjpapercrafts.blogspot.com/2012/03/monthly-challenge-3-marchapril.html - 1-2-3
http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Anything goes
http://flourishes.org/category/challenges/timeless-tuesday/ Birthday
http://thecraftgarden.blogspot.com/2012/04/april-challenge.html - Pastels

Check out the fun challenges this week and enter as many as you like.  Have fun!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I hope you enjoyed my card today.  I always like to get ideas from other bloggers.  It helps to get your own creativity in high gear when you see someone else's work.  :)

Have a fantastic day.  I would appreciate as many followers as possible.  Thanks.:)


88 comments:

  1. This is a really pretty card Gloria! Love those pretty pastel colours and the patterned papers. Thank you so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

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  2. pretty card...

    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

    Fi
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  3. Totally beautiful Gloria ! Love the colours,love the papers,Stunning! Thanks for sharing it with the Ladybugs,Julie.x

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  4. Beautiful card & a great take on the sketch x

    Have a great Easter x

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Lovely card thank you for showing us all at ~Sweet Stampin'~ this week. Debbiexx

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  6. Such a pretty card! Thanks for playing at US!

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  7. Wonderful card!

    Thanks for sharing with Come and Get It! See ya soon!

    Shell~Alaska♥

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  8. Oooh!! So pretty!! Love those papers. Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!!!

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  9. These are some of my fave colors! love the softness of the colors and your fun design!
    Thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl soft pastels challenge this week!
    Judy

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  10. Thank you for joining our challenge at Sweet Stampin' with your pretty card.

    Pam x

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  11. Fabulous from beginning to end! Love the design!
    Have fun with your grandson. . . .!
    Thanks for playing in the Soft Pastels challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Happy Easter and good luck in the drawing for the two FREE images.

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  12. Thanks so much for joining in the Creative Card Crew Challenge. Love your interpretation of the sketch! ~jo

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  13. Pretty...I will have too get My Art Philosophy cartridge and play more. Thanks so much for taking time to be part of the Come and Get It Challenge this week.

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  14. What a fun thing to do with your grandson! I like your pick of papers for this card. Thanks for playing along with Tuesday Throwdown this week.

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  15. this is a cute card...clean and simple! Great color combo and everything goes beautifully together.

    thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday...hope you'll join us again soon!
    hugs,
    Stephanie

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  16. Sweet card, Gloria. I love your DPs; awesome color combo. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges this week.
    Hugz,
    Cathy Lee

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  17. Gloria this is so pretty and CAS.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Shop pumpkin spice.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

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  18. Hi Gloria, thank you for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment on my blog. Love your creation on this post - off to browse some more.

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  19. Beautiful card Gloria, I love those papers
    Thanks for sharing with the Ladybugs this for Diane's Spots & Stripes and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie xx

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  20. This is just gorgeous,love the layout and fabulous papers. Thanks for your kind words on my blog. Love your blog and am now following.xxx

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  21. Gorgeous card, love your layout and pretty spring colours, hugs, Sarah x

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  22. Simply a lovely card .Love the papers .Great take on sketch too .
    What a shame that you dont sell Close to my Heart products to Australia. But am following cause I like your style .

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  23. This is great thanks so much for joining us at CCC xx Jan

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  24. Great card ! Thanks for joining us at Cards & Things!

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  25. gorgeous card Gloria, very pretty love the DP
    thanks for joining the TSB challenge this week
    hugs
    Miranda
    TSB DT

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  26. Hi Gloria

    Wow, beautiful card! Your take on the sketch is spot on. Love the papers too.

    Thank you for visiting (and following) my blogs and facebook page.

    Good luck in the give away.

    Michelle :o)

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  27. Wow, this is gorgeous, love the colors and papers you chose! Thanks so much for playing this week at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE:)

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  28. Great project! Thanks for joining The Stamping Boutique! Hugs, Julia

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  29. A really pretty card, love the papers! Thanks for joining us at Divas!
    Helen x

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  30. Gorgeous card...thanks for playing with the Divas!....hope to see you next time again!
    xxx Margreet

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  31. beautiful creation
    hugs and Happy Easter Kate xx
    ps I have some candy if you are interested :)

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  32. Lovely Birthday card!! Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant!!

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  33. Very beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Shop Pumpkin Spice challenge for April! :) Good luck!

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  34. I love all your shimmer in your card!! A very happy looking card, indeed, and the world needs more of those kinds of cards :) Have a great time with your Grandson visiting :)

    Thank you for joining us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!

    ~Amanda :)

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  35. Wow! Love the layers and the colors! Such a sweet card...

    Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique!

    Sandy S
    TSB DT

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  36. Thanks for playing with the 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge of flowers this week. Very pretty card.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Guest Designer @ 4CCC

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  37. You are too clever for me Gloria, I struggle doing one sketch..lol..gorgeous card.


    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

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  38. Oh this is fabulous, love the papers.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  39. Beautiful card!! Thank you for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our "Flowers" challenge!

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  40. Really beautiful card, I love the papers
    Lindsay xx

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  41. Really lovely card! I have this same paper line and love it!! LOL Great job! Thanks for sharing with 4 Crafty Chicks this week!
    Hugs,
    Heather P, Guest DT
    www.heather-p.blogspot.com

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  42. Lovely colours. Thanks for playing along with The Craft Garden challenge this month

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  43. Love the colours on your card and on your blog! Thanks for playing along with the SJ Crafts challenge, hope you had fun!

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  44. Very sweet card Gloria. Thank you for playing along in the Pumpkin Spice challenge.

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Hi to all you wonderful bloggers!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your comments and support. I would love to have you as a member. Thanks so much. Hope you enjoy my blog. Gloria