Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Birthday Card Using CTMH Ivy Lane Paper And Anna Griffin Flowers Die

DT Project for Digi Stamps 4 Joy  - Challenge 85 - Hearts

Hi all of you fabulous crafters in Blogland!  I hope it warms up in your area real soon; if you are in one of those areas hit by a hard winter this year.  We in Southern CA have been very blessed with wonderful weather; although we could use more rain.  It did rain all day one day last week; which was a blessing to our area.

I am so excited to share some wonderful news with you.  I have been chosen to be part of the Fabulous Design team of Digi Stamps 4 Joy.  I love their Digi stamps and have wanted to be part of their team for quite a while now.  This is the first card I have created as part of their DT.  I may create more before this one gets posted; but it is officially my first card with them.  

You still have another week to post a card for this challenge; which started February 5, 2014.  I hope you will take time to check out the Digi Stamps 4 Joy store by clicking on their name.  I have chosen the colored version of "Misteri - Would I Lie?"  I fell in love with her as soon as I saw her.  My favorite colors are purple and pink; so this was perfect with our new CTMH Ivy Lane paper.  I have also used my new Anna Griffin Floral dies that I got before for Christmas.

I created a side step birthday card for my granddaughter; who is turning 18 yrs. old  in April.  This Digi reminded me of her and her teenager attitude; plus the fact that she is gorgeous!  LOL!  She is also graduating from high school in May; so she still has a lot of growing up to do.  I love her dearly; even with the teenager attitude.  I wanted to send her a birthday/love card combination; and I think this worked well together.  I hope you enjoy my creation.  Here is the tutorial for the side step card; which is my favorite style of card to create.  There are several versions; so check out my Tutorials tab at the top of the page.

Side Step Card View

Inside Card

Inside Top Portion

Inside Lower Portion

Supplies used to create this card:

Die Cuts
Image die - Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles (I love Spellbinders frame dies.)
Med size Hearts - Joy Crafts Floral Flourishes 6003/6005
Floral die - Anna Griffin Flowers Die - 275462 
Image die inside top - Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics B
Large hearts and tiny hearts inside - Hot Off The Press 5320
Borders - Martha Stewart Punch

Image - Digi Stamps 4 Joy "Misteri - Would I Lie?"
Paper - CTMH Ivy Lane
Cardstock - CTMH Hollyhock
Inside top sentiment - Digi Stamps 4 Joy "100 Hearts"
Marker for hearts inside - CTMH Cotton Candy
Glitter on hearts - CTMH Glitz Stardust (Z1313 retired)
Sentiment inside lower - CTMH Card Chatter Birthday - (D1475 retired)
Pearls on Flowers - CTMH Bitty Opaques (Z1707 retired)
Bling - TPC Studios
Ink on edges - CTMH Hollyhock

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Stamping - Floral Fantasies - Blog Candy - Enter A Favorite Item
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - (1 of 2)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes or Create Your Own Challenge
Catered Crop - Heart of The Matter
Lacy Sunshine - Use A Sentiment (2 of 3)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/Valentine's Day (1 of 3)
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Love/Valentine (See inside - sending love)
Heart 2 Heart - Let Love Inspire You (The paper is CTMH.  Birthdays are about love as well.)
Lexi's Creations - Valentine/Love (2 of 2) (see inside - sending love)
Love To Create - Use Red and/or pink
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes (No limit)
Ooh La La Creations - Use A Heart
Path Of Positivity Challenge - Love (See inside)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes w/option to use a heart (2 of 3)
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes (no limit)
Inklings and Yarns - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
4 Krafty Girlz Challenges - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 entry per day)
Stamp and Create - Love Is In The Air (one per week) (See inside)
The Crazy Challenge - Love Is In The Air (2 of 4)  (See inside)
The Paper Girls - Love Your Love (2 of 3)  (See inside)
The Paper Nest Dolls Norway - Valentine or Love (No limit)  (See inside)
Whoopsi Daisy - Use A Sentiment (No limit)
A Gem Of A Challenge - All You Need Is Love (No Limit)  (See inside)
Allsorts - Colors Beginning With B (Blush, Burgundy) (2 of 3)
Catch The Bug - Love (2 of 3)  (See inside)
Crafty Calendar - Love Is All Around (2 of 3)  (See inside)
Di's Digi Designs - Love and/or Valentine (2 of 3)  (See inside)
Kitty Bee's Designs - Valentines/Love (2 of 2) (See inside)
Pumpkin Spice - Hearts
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Cards Galore Encore - Add gem, glitter, candy, or bling (1 of 3)
Doodle Pantry - Any Digi Goes (1 of 1)
Flat Friends Challenge - More Than One Fold (1 of 1)
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Scrap It Girl - Hearts (1 of 2)
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking - Anything Goes with layering
Milk Coffee Challenge - Valentines/Love (1 of 3) (See inside - sending love)
Shelly's Images - Use 2 Hearts and Red &/or pink
Come and Get It Challenge - Make It Girly (1 of 2)
Eclectic Ellapu - From The Heart (no limit)
One Stitch At A Time - With Love (See inside)
The Corrosive Challenges - Feel The Love (1 of 3) (See inside)
Deep Ocean Challenge - Love Is All Around (See inside) (No limit)
Papertake Weekly - With A Heart (1 of 5)

February CTMH Special 
Buy 2 packs of bulk single or combo colored cardstock and receive your choice of 1 of our 5 new embossing folders FREE!!

Only $5 with a $50 purchase.  (Retail $17.95 without purchase)

CTMH New Videos

 Artbooking Made Easy: Sweet Smiles

Click on CTMH Videos for more CTMH training videos.

Don't forget the Tutorials tab and the Videos Tab at the top for more ideas to create.

Click here for information on becoming a CTMH consultant for only $49.

Click here for Stamp of the Month.
Click here for current  Specials.

Click here for Kit of the Month Club and here for Rewards Club.  You will earn FREE CTMH products with both clubs.  Great way to save money and get what you want for FREE.

Don't forget to check out all of my You Tube Channel Videos that I have created. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I love to read all your loving comments; and appreciate all of my followers.  If you leave your blog link; I will do my best to follow you as well. I love sharing our adventure together in Blogland.  You can text, email or call if you have questions or requests.  Have a fantastic week!  Hope to see you again real soon!

 Remember - Keep On Creating!!
It's Good For Your Health!! 


  1. I love your beautiful card.
    I love all the details you put in it.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog.
    I'm following you now, too.

  2. Stunning Design,thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, we would love you to join us again next week for another fun challenge,
    Suzy B~Owner~Suzy~Bee's Bloomin Challenge

  3. this is a gorgeous card Gloria.

    Hope you try again Gloria to put your card in at

    Let me know if it does not work.
    gr karin

    1. and

      Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

      Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  4. A super card Gloria and Blush is one I never thought of so good thinking on your part.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    I would love it if you joined in my Spellbinder blog celebration here which runs until 5th March.

    B x

  5. So much heart on your card woow and I love the shape card you made the Image is so cuuteee..and love inside the card too..really lovely PINK VALENTINE card...and oh wooow so much challenge...good luck for you dear Gloria

    I see your creation on Make It Monday (MIM), my card is #113, if you would like to see it on my blog and if you would like to leave me some love I would be glad...hugs, Monika

  6. Fantastic image (went straight to site!) Love stepper cards for great dimension. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  7. Gorgeous card - I absolutely love the layout and the colours and colouring are beautiful xx Thank you so much for joining us for the Flat Friends challenge, Em xx

  8. Yummy card!!!...soooooooooooooo many awesome layers!!..loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee ...thanks for joining us at Scrap It Girl!!

  9. A gorgeous, clever, girly design that ticks all the boxes, Gloria. Love your use of die-cuts and those fabulous papers.
    Thank you for joining us at the MilkCoffee Challenge. Jane xx

  10. Gorgeous card Gloria...love your design, fabulous image, and those hearts are beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  11. I love a girl with attitude! Love your side stepper card and love even more how you have decorated the inside of the card. Hugs Mrs A.

  12. Your card is really sweet! Thanks for joining us at hanna & friends!

    Hugs Jasmin

  13. This is so pretty - love the filigree hearts!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  14. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Scrap It Girl!!

  15. Stunning design fantastic for a young lady,love the sentiments thank you for joiningin with us at just inspirational and good luck

  16. lovely shaped card and image thanks for sharing with us at lexi's creations this week Rachel DT

  17. Oh my gosh, I have that heart, I so need to find it! LOL! Lovely creation! Good luck in The Corrosive Challenge this fortnight!

    DebbieM - TCC DT

  18. Love your card! Love the side step and pretty image. And I love that you decorated the inside too (mine usually get neglected). Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap It Girl! :)

  19. Very pretty card great job! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges!


  20. OH woooow this is just stunning Gloria. So love the side step design and those flower dies are so pretty on the side. Great use of the images inside and out.
    Thank you so much for displaying my 800 Follower badge xxx
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  21. Super Pretty card! Thanks for joining our "Girly" challenge this week at Come and Get It!

  22. Just absolutely stunning. This is so perfect for our LOVE theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  23. Hi Gloria,
    girly and gorgeous card, fabulous design and shape.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, good luck;-))m

  24. Beautifully made. This is a stunning card creation. Great colors and embellishments.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Heart 2 Heart.

  25. What a perfect card for an 18 yr old girl! Love the colors, the image and the unique fold! Thanks for joining us at the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge!

  26. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Cheerful stamp pad challenge 79 and for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 15: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  27. Beautiful card with a darling image, your granddaughter will love it. thank you for joining us at the Come And Get It challenge.

  28. Gorgeous card and such a stunning image beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining us at My Craft Creations.

  29. love your card is is beautiful..thks for joining us over at One Crazy Stamper!! Good luck!!...Kerri DT

  30. Gorgeous card, fab take on the challenge, lovely image and hearts, thanks for sharing with us at crafts and me, hugs Liz xx

  31. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. PennyRae DT

  32. What beautiful and cute card. WTG!!! Thanks for playing along with us on
    Scrap It Girl!

  33. Gorgeous project, Gloria, both inside and out! Thanks for playing along with us here at Through The Craft Room Door!

  34. Oh, my, Gloria! What a fabulous step card!! I love all your colors and all you have put into making this gorgeous creation! Thanks for being my newest follower and now I am your newest follower!!

  35. Fabulous card, Gloria! Brilliant design and embellished so beautifully!
    Thank you for joining us at Scribble & Scrap and Good Luck x

  36. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy.
    Louise x

  37. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations.
    Louise x

  38. Great design and fabulous embellishments! Thank you for playing along with the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  39. Gorgeous step card! So many lovely embellishments to go along with the beautiful image!
    Thank you for joining our Color Challenge over at Love to Create Challenges this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  40. Oh wow, this is gorgeous! I love all the detail. Thanks for playing along with us Di's Digi Stamps this week! Hugs, Karen

  41. Gloria, absolutely gorgeous card. It is nice to have you join us this week at Catch The Bug.
    Hugs, Nancy mulberrystation.blogspot.com

  42. What a great project, very cute!! Thanks so much for Joining us for our Feb Theme Challenge at Catch the Bug, I hope you join us again very soon.

  43. This is amazing Gloria! Thank you for joining the SSS Challenge! Hugs Julie xox

  44. WOW this is totally gorgeous Gloria! LOVE this version of the side step card fold (will have to give it a go myself). Thanks for all the details and inspiration! F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!
    Thanks so much for joining our "February – Two Hearts w/ Red and/or Pink" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images Store

  45. What a fabulous card. Love the cute image and all the details. You really put a lot of love into this one. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week. Good luck. Maggie-DT

  46. Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La. Hugs x

  47. Sorry I'm late popping by... Love the layout of this card! Thank you for joining Kitty Bee's Aloha Friday Challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

    Victoria DT

  48. I'm a bit late too ... but just popping by to say thanks for joining us with your cute card at Kitty Bee Designs for our Valentines / Love challenge!


    Julie x

  49. Thanks for sharing this lovely project for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 79: love/Valentine, Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

  50. CUTE card! Great colors and the style is perfect! Thanks for joining this month's Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge!

  51. Gorgeous card for your GD!! I love the layers and die cuts and pretty papers!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at DPDC43!!

  52. Lovely piece!Thank you so much for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad!
    Karla B

  53. great card structure......thanks for taking the February Scrap It Girl challenge

  54. Amazing layout design and I love all of the bling you used on the details of your card! Awesome image too. Thank-you for joining us at the CardsGaloreEncore Add a Gem, or glitter, or Candi or any Bling you fancy Challenge

    Tamie DT

  55. Great card! Thank you for playing along at Scrap It Girl!

  56. A neat card! A lot of effort with that I believe!

  57. ahhhh congrats on this new DT position so well deserved! your card is totally gorgeous and I'm sure your granddaughter will totally adore this!!!

    Thanks for joining our monthly challenge here at Path of Positivity challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 500 followers come and join in http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/2014/02/woooow-celebration-in-order-its-500.html

  58. What a wunderful card. Thank you so much for sharing at Crafts & Me.
    xoxo Clarissa

  59. This is absolutely beautiful and obviously filled with so much love Gloria. I'm sure your granddaughter will be thrilled with it! Thank you so much for joining us once again on the Path of Positivity. It is always nice to have the opportunity to come over and see your creations. You've had a few other beautiful entries this month as well that I really enjoyed seeing. Thanks for your continued support of our challenge blog.


    p.s. huge congrats on achieving the success of being accepted to DS4J. Especially considering how much you've wanted to be on that particular team. They are very fortunate to have you.


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