Monday, August 19, 2013

Birthday Card Using Cricut Art Philosophy, Cricut Artbooking, Nate's ABC's and Kate's ABC's

DT Project For Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #76 - Theme is Image Containing Food

Hello to all my crafting friends.  It has been very hot here in Southern CA.  I hope it cools down soon.  I hope all of you are having a fabulous summer and enjoying the weather wherever you are.  I never seem to have enough time to get everything done that I would like to do.  I think I got more done when I was a mother of 3 and working full time than I do now.  LOL!  I think we learned how to juggle it all and had a lot more energy.  I am in awe of so many of you mothers that you find time to actually create things.  That is amazing to me.  I didn't start this until several years after my kids were moved out and had families of their own.  My oldest granddaughter is 21 years old and my youngest grandson is 10 years old.  My daughter has 4 kids and works and finds time to take care of her grandmother.  I don't know how she does it all.

It is a very sad day for myself and my family.  My sweet, precious, ex-mother-in-law passed away last night in MO.  She was my children's father's mother.  So sad.   She would have been 90 in Dec.  She had a mild stroke a week ago and seemed to be doing really good; but took a turn for the worse on Friday night.  I will not be able to attend the funeral; which is very heartbreaking for me; but not much I can do about it.  She had lived alone until this happened.  She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.  She passed away on one of my grand-daughter's birthday-Abigail.  I made this card for Abigail.   Please say a prayer for myself and the family.
It is time for another wonderful week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #76 - Theme is Image Containing Food.  I hope all of you will take time to create something and enter it for some fabulous prizes.  We look forward to your creations and miss you when you are gone.  This week is a really easy one.  Just include an image with food on it.  Our sponsor this week is Eureka Stamps.  I love their stamps.  They have both Digi and Rubber stamps; so click on their name and check out their awesome collection of stamps.
If you would like to be considered as a Guest Designer; just add GDT behind your name when you enter your creation this week.  Take a chance.  It is a great experience!  Good luck.
I chose Eureka Stamps - Pumpkin Racoon for my card this week.  Raccoon is actually spelled with 2 c's; but it is only spelled racoon in their shop.  I love this stamp.   I used the Cricut Art Philosophy for the die cuts on my card this week.   I decided to create a birthday card for my granddaughter with this one.  I love the dragonflies on this background paper with the combination of orange and green together. 

I used a sketch from Sketches By Carly from last August, 2012.   I was on their Design team before they discontinued it and I have a lot of their sketches.   I loved working with Carly.  She is very creative.  I hope you enjoy it.  I also used a stamp set inside that I won from Your Next Stamp. (Whatnot Sentiments One-KWS01).   

Eureka Stamps - Pumpkin Raccoon (Their site shows Racoon.)

Inside Card

Sketch by Carly #63
Supplies used to create this card:
Die Cuts
Circle, corners, scalloped circle - Cricut Art Philosophy
Inside Doily - Cricut Artbooking
Grass base and some of the grass - Cricut Nate's ABC's
Some of the Grass - Cricut Kate's ABC's
Paper - DCWV The Spring Fling Summer Days Combo Pack
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Topiary and Sunset
CTMH Markers
Slate, Topiary, Topiary Light
C4, W5, YR02, YR04
I used Slate first for the raccoon and added C4 on top of it to create this color.
Ink - CTMH Sky and Sunset
Buttons - CTMH Buttons Green Assortment (retired)
Inside upper sentiment - Your Next Stamp. (Whatnot Sentiments One-KWS01)
Happy Birthday sentiment - CTMH Card Chatter - Birthday (D1475)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Friday's - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Diva's - Orange and White
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Autumn Colors
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafts And Me - Anything Goes
Inklings and Yarns - Anything Goes
Whimsical Designs - Bingo (Die Cuts, free, stamps)
Cute Card Thursday - Button Up
Seize The Birthday - Birthday greeting inside
Bloggers - Flower Power
Creative Corner - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - For A Child
Color Me Creative Challenge - Anything
Totally Gorjuss - Die Cuts and Punches
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything But A Square
C Is For Challenge - Animals
Craft Your Passion - Summer Flowers
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Favorite Things (Cricut Die Cuts, CTMH Stamps, Bling) (3 of 3)
Cutie Pie Challenge - Anything Goes
Digi Darla Challenge - Birthday Celebrations (see inside)
Love To Scrap - Bingo (Bling, Die Cut, Flowers)
The Crazy Challenge - Animals
There She Goes - Fur Friends
Use Your Stuff - Circles Galore (Old Paper, bling, buttons)

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  1. Awesome card. Love both inside and outside.

  2. What a adorable card! Love the papers and the super cute image you used! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  3. Love your card Gloria...the colors are great and the raccoon peeking out is adorable. Betty

  4. Hi Gloria, great card, amazing design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  5. OMGosh I love this card! I love the color combo, the bling, the image, everything!! Thanks for joining us at Jo's FFC;-)

  6. Such a gorgeous card! I am so loving those pretty colors and those pumpkins are colored so nicely! Thanks so much for joining us at Jo's FFC!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  7. Beautifully done and those pumpkins are ready for fall! Thanks for joining us in the Timeless Tuesday challenge!

  8. love the floral papers you used to meet our challenge the image is so sweet, thanks for joining us ove at Craft Your Passion ~ Denise DT ~

  9. Great papers and perfect embellishments! Nice interpretation of the sketch! Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  10. Sorry for your loss.
    I love the card you made and tat little racoon is so cte by the pumpkin. I like the colors so fallish and I am ready for that.

  11. Lovely card thanks for joining us at cutie pie challenge, good luck cheers Sue N x

  12. Great card
    Thanks for joining in this month at The Crafty Bloggers Network
    Hugs katie X

  13. Very cute image the card design and the bling...fabulous.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  14. What an interesting card! Love the raccoon

    Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card challenge this week

    -Angeline DT

  15. What a cute card! Love the floral DP. It's perfect for the Craft Your Passion "Summer Flowers" Challenge. Good Luck and hope you join us again.

    Craft Your Passion DT

  16. This is a yoummy card, and this racoon is so sweet. Love the colors. I would like to thank you for entering my 'C... is for challenge' blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
    Anna xxx

  17. Mniamm... So juicy and fresh! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday this fortnight!
    Hugs, Macarena DT

  18. Hi Gloria, you sure have used a lot of die cuts. LOVE it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at TG this week, you've nailed the challenge beautifull, hugs Sharon

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

  20. Great card, I love the fabulous colours and use of the sketch. Thank you for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

    Sylv xx
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT

  21. Lovely card.
    Thank you for joining the Cutie Pies Anything Goes challenge and good luck x Susan x

  22. Very very sweet! I love all your details and coloring. Thanks for playing along with the "For A Child Challenge" at Simply Create Too this week!
    Jennifer - DT Simply Create Too


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