Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Birthday Card Using CTMH Sophia Paper and Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Hi all of you fabulous crafters/creators/readers!  I think it is warming up across the US.  I so hope everyone is having a great Spring.  We lost an hour today when we changed to Daylight Savings.  I have been stuck inside; due to an ongoing migraine.  Nothing seems to help it.  I took most of the day off the computer on Sunday; thinking maybe it would help; but finally gave up and decided to get my post ready for Tuesday night.

You have another week to enter Digi Stamps 4 Joy  - Challenge 87 - A Birthday Sentiment.    That should be an easy one for everyone.  I decided to use DS4J Mila Picking Lavender Coloured; which is just adorable.   These are shades of pink; in case the picture appears orange.  I took 300 pictures before I finally got it right on my Iphone.  I didn't realize I had taken that many until I downloaded all of them.  LOL!  I love anything pinks/purples. I try to use other colors too; but those will always remain my favorites.  

I am entering this card in the Path of Positivity Challenge - Thoughtfulness.  Be sure to check it out. Lisa has a fabulous blog and a great Design Team.  Their creations are so gorgeous!  One of the definitions on the Internet for "Thoughtfulness" - "Having or showing heed for the well-being or happiness of others and a propensity for anticipating their needs or wishes."  Isn't this one of the main reasons we create cards? We want to share our creativity and let others know we are thinking of them; whether it is a birthday, anniversary, holiday card or a Thinking Of You card.  I try to create cards that either fit the person's personality or ones that I know will bring them great joy!   My cards normally let me know who they are going to before I finish them; but this one I am not completely sure of yet.  I think it goes to one of my granddaughters; but we will see when the time is right to give it away.   I created it with a lot of love and thoughtfulness for just the right person to receive it when the time is right.

I sent my daughter and her family the Polar Bear Thinking of You Love card; my mother the blue Mother's Day card; (I didn't want to wait till Mother's Day.  I believe it can be given any day of the year.) and my sister, Alice the Thinking Of You card; which they all received and loved.  These cards made them feel very special; which they are very special to me.  They all live in MO; so I only see them once a year.  It is important that I let them know how much I love them as often as I can.  I do this with phone calls and creating cards they will love.

Don't forget to check out the monthly DS4J Christmas Card Challenge and create yours early this year.  You have till the end of the month to request the free Digi.  After you use it; you will automatically receive the next months free.  Have fun.

My Easel card using DS4J Mila Picking Lavender Coloured

Front of Easel card when folded flat.

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Die Cuts
Rectangle for inside of inside die - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Image frame, outside sentiment frame and inside sentiment frame - Spellbinders Timeless Rectangle
Rectangle outside image - Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics B
Butterfly Border - Die-namites Butterfly Applique 
Butterflies - Memory Box Isabella Butterfly and Memory Box Pippi Butterfly

Paper - CTMH Sophia (retired) 
Cardstock - CTMH Hollyhock and Amethyst (retired)
Ink - CTMH Hollyhock and CTMH Gypsy
Lace - Bought at Joanne's 
Bling - Want2scrap.com
Outside sentiment - CTMH Holiday Tags - D1560 
Inside Sentiment - CTMH Birthday Script - B1208

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes (No limit)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Lacy Sunshine - Use Spring Colors (2 of 3)
Great Impressions - Spring Celebrations (2 of 3)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
That Craft Place - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Anything Goes (No limit noted)
Created With Love - Think Spring (2 of 3)
Digi Sketch Challenge - Sketch or Cute (2 of 4)
Heart 2 Heart - Use 3 of Something (3 butterflies) Easel card
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes (No limit)
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Whoopsi Daisy - Lots of Flowers (No limit)
Bearly Mine Challenges - One For The Girls (2 of 2)
Just Inspirational Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Oldie But Goodie Challenge - Spring Has Sprung (cardstock, bling, die frame) (2 of 3)
Crafting By Designs Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafting For All Seasons - Spring into Spring (2 of 3)
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes With Ribbon  (1 of 5)
Cute Card Thursday - What A Gem (No limit)
Bloggers - Fabulous Florals (No limit noted)
Path Of Positivity Challenge - Thoughtfulness (2nd entry)
Brown Sugar - Make It Sparkle (1 of 2)
Challenges and Candies - Flowers (1st entry - No limit noted)
Craftitude - Anything Goes/Add Green (There is green dots on paper and grass on image) (1 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (Twist - add a brad) (1 of 3)
Cut It Up - Green or Spring (1 of 1) (Green dots in paper and green grass)
Fussy and Fancy - Birthdays (1st - No limit)
Jelly Park Friends Friday Challenge - Things With Wings (1 of 2)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Paper Crafting Challenges - Keep It Cool (1 of 5) (Cool colors/Spring)
Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges - Flowers (1st - No limit noted)
Simply Create Too - Shop In Your Stash (Ribbon/bling, cardstock) (1 of 3)
Stampin' For The Weekend - Sparkle and Shine (bling and ribbon shiny)
Sweet Pea Stampers - Easel Card (1 of 3)

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  1. I love your card Gloria, the coloring is awesome.Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody - remember you can enter 3 projects each month. I am already a member of your blog and am pretty sure you are one of mine. I have started to put tutorials on my blog as a lot of followers have been asking for them, will be adding more over the next month as time permits. Hope to see you at my blog. Good Luck! Ange


  2. This is a gorgeous easelcard. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

  3. Fantastic paper layering, Gloria and a fabulous image. Love the butterflies and that gorgeous lace. xx

  4. Nice pink and purple combo on this easel card...Fabulous job! We are so blessed that you joined us at our challenge last week at Word Art Wednesday. I hope you join us again at our new Challenge starting today. Leaving you with inspiration from Galatians 5:1 which says, "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." Hugs and blessings...

    JO ANN

  5. Beautiful card Gloria, I like the image the colours and the embellishments.
    Kevin xx

  6. Beautiful card Gloria...really like the colors, papers and embellishments.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Heart 2 Heart.

  7. What a lovely card Gloria. I do so love pink, so of course I love the colours here. What a sweet image and the lacey diecuts and real lace really add to it.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Brown Sugar for our Make it Sparkle Challenge. Good luck.

    Lynn, BSCB DT

  8. Such a pretty card love the pink and the sweet image. Thank you for joining us over at Crafting For All Seasons, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison xx

  9. Very nice card. Love all the bright colors. Thanks for joining us at SACC this week. Good luck!
    Maureen, DT member

  10. What a lovely card! thanks for playing along with us at Paper Crafting Challenges!


  11. Beautiful card, love the butterflies and the butterfly border inside the card.
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges!
    Rachelle DT

  12. This is great! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation at Fussy & Fancy and good luck with the challenge. Judy DT x

  13. Hello Gloria, Have a wonderful day and good luck from Crafty Ribbons DT!

  14. Beautifully-designed card! Love the yummy colors & gorgeous papers you chose for your image. Wonderful die cuts on this, too! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Jellypark Friends. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  15. Really pretty card Gloria. Love the colours and the gorgeous butterflies. hugs, Carol S.xx

  16. A very pretty card Gloria thankyou for joining our challenge this fortnight at Crafty Girls and hoping to see more of your work soon.
    Fiona dt/blog co-owner x

  17. Gorgeous coloring on this brightly-colored card! Sweet image. Thanks for joining our Green challenge at Cut it Up!

  18. Hi, A beautiful project, love the colours great design. Thank you for joining us for challenge 13 at Crafty Girls. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs Erin DT and Co Owner

  19. Very pretty! Thanks for playing at CFAS this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  20. Absolutely beautiful!!!! sweet image.
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  21. Great card! Thanks for playing along at Heart 2 Heart Challenges!

  22. Wonderful easel card and I love the die cuts! TFS

  23. gorgeous card you've made thanks for joining us at brown sugar this week and good luck
    hugs Tonnie

  24. Sweet image and beautiful creation. I love easel cards, thanks for playing along with us at the cheerful Stamp Pad for the ATG challenge.

  25. Love that wonderful pink and purple color combo, Gloria! Fab butterfly diecuts on this card. :-D Now, putting on my DT hat -- So glad you chose to play along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Scribble & Scrap this month. Do hope we're going to see you again soon and good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  26. Absolutely darling!!! LOVE the fun girly colors and the sweet image! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

  27. Another stunning creation and the pink and purple is so striking. This is so perfect for our THOUGHTFULNESS theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  28. Lovely card thanks for sharing at SFTW hugs Rebekah xx

  29. I love your easel card and such a sweet image you have used! ♥ I totally understand you about the migraines, they've been pestering me ever since puberty.. And leave me sight sound and smell sensitive for up to three times a month for several days at a time... Besides migraine-medication, I have found that mentholatum helps actually! the salve u get from the drugstore/apothechary when u have the flu - it helps me to clear my mind as well as keeps other pesky smells at bay... *lol* One take whatever remedy there is right? Also pinching the top bone of the nose, right between the eyes - relieves the pressure in the head! :) *hugs*
    Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! Tindaloo

    1. Thanks so much for your compliment. I appreciate the tip about the mentholatum. I don't know if I can tolerate that smell; but I don't think I can. Good idea if I could handle it. I have some tucked away; so may have to check it out. I will try the nose thing too; but my headaches are in the base of my skull. Thanks again. Have a great day. Hugs, Gloria

  30. Thanks for sharing your lovely easel card for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 81: anything goes , Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

  31. Nice card :) Thanks for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again soon! ~ Anne Lise ~

  32. Lovely card, Gloria! The butterflies are such a pretty addition! Thank you for joining us at Jellypark Friends! :o)

  33. what a fab card ,.love the pretty image and fab colours
    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    ps I have just voted for your card at POP

  34. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'easel card' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

    1. Thanks Hazel. I see you everywhere. LOL! You must be very busy with so many DT positions. It is always nice to see your smiling face. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Gloria

  35. Pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this month x

  36. beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck ... Julie xxx


  37. I love this Easel card, the main image and the papers go perfectly together. I hope you are feeling much better and I am sure that your family and friends always appreciate the lovely cards you make for them.

    Thanks so much Gloria for sharing this card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to share your lovely creations.

  38. Great easel card. The lace and bow are a nice touch. Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Spring Colors" challenge at Lacy Sunshine. We're so happy you joined us! Please visit us, again! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member for Lacy Sunshine.

  39. Another fabulous card... love the die cuts you've used on this to surround that gorgeous image!

    Thanks for sharing at Paper Nest Dolls challenge - hope to see you again soon..

    Christine (DT)

  40. Beautiful card :) I do love that paper have some myself :) Shes is such a cutie :) thanks for playing along with us over at Jo's FFC :)

  41. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenges at Creative Fingers and Whoopsi Daisy

  42. Beautiful card, thank you for entering the MCC challenge and good luck...Kathy x

  43. Beautiful in every way :-))
    Thank you for joining us at "Izazovi i Slatkiši". Good luck and please join us again!
    Hugs, Andreja

  44. This is a beauty! Adorable image and great design.

  45. lovely sweet card, thanks for playing along with us at BEARLY-MINE this month x carol

  46. This card makes me smile. The image is so sweet, the papers so prettty, and the colours are so cheerful. I love the delicate die cuts and trims. Thanks for playing along in our Anything Goes/Show a Little Green challenge at Craftitude this fortnight. I hope you join us again soon.

  47. Beautiful card! The color combination is pretty and love the butterflies, too! Thanks for your entry at scrapping4funchallenges. :D

  48. So beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions!

  49. Thanks Rachelle. I left a message on the blog. I really appreciate you choosing my card as one of the featured cards this last challenge. So honored. Have a great day! Hugs, Gloria

  50. Another gorgeous card--love your creations! Thanks for playing in the Path of Positivity challenge this month!


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