Friday, January 9, 2015

Birthday Card Using Art By Miran Miss Broadway and Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Hello Blogland!   I hope everyone enjoyed the Holidays and that you are staying warm.   It has been a cold winter for most of the US.  We had a nice Christmas and New Year's. We stayed in on New Year's eve; but we did manage to stay up until midnight.  LOL!  

I am very excited to be invited as a Guest Designer on Art By Miran Showcase Blog; for January, 2015.  I love their digi stamps and don't get enough time to use them.  I have bought many of the digi stamps; as well as her rubber cling stamps sold by Whimsy Stamps. I think I own most of Whimsy's girls; so now I have started on these.  LOL!  What can I say?  I have a daughter, 4 granddaughters, 2 daughter in laws, two sisters and lots of female friends and family.  It is easier to create girl cards then the men's cards.

Be sure to check out the challenge on both Artbymiran Challenge blog as well as her Facebook group challenge; which you have to request to join.  She also has a Showcase blog; where you will find another fabulous group of DT creating with her stunning digi stamps.  This is also the home page; which gives you access to all her blogs, Facebook page and Artbymiran shop.  

I chose to use the digi stamp - Art By Miran "Miss Broadway".  I think she is adorable!  I am not sure who this card belongs to; but I am sure it will find it's home soon.  I thought you might like to see something besides pink and purple; so I went with lots of green this time.  I really liked this Anna Griffin paper that I had in my stash; so why not use it.

The challenge is to use three of something on your card.  I decided to use 3 frames, 3 flowers, 3 buttons and 3 bling.  It was fun to see how many things I could use with 3 of them.  LOL!  

I decided to stick with the traditional side step card; and not finish the inside.  I don't think I have ever seen anyone complete the inside (except me); as that is the beauty of having a side step card.  It appears to be an all in one card.  See my video for the side step card.

Supplies used to create this card:

Flowers - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, pg. 41; #M4606A
Die behind sentiment - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, pg. 37; #M47469
Scallop behind flower - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, pg. 41; #M46C85
Frames for Image and Sentiment die - Spellbinders Gold Labels Four

Paper - Anna Griffin 
Green card base - Couture s-e-i 
Pale Green frames cardstock - Martha Stewart
Cardstock - CTMH Pear for background of flowers and sentiment

Ink around edges- CTMH Sweet Leaf 
Sentiment ink - CTMH New England Ivy
Sentiment - CTMH Holiday Tags D1560
Buttons - Buttons Galore And More
Bling - Studio 112

Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - E31, E33, E50
Roses & Dress - Y49 Pastel Green (Touch Twin at CTMH) and YG03
Shoes - Y49 Pastel Green (Touch Twin at CTMH)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Art Impressions Stamps Challenge -What's New (Digi Stamp) (2 of 2) (Thursday)
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite card shape or fold (Love Easel cards because 
you can see sentiment with image; all at once)(2 of 3)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 daily)
Dream It Up - Birthday Wishes (No limit)
Artbymiran - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Friday)
Artbymiran Facebook Challenge  - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
Digitally Sweet - What's Your Favorite Shape (All frames) (2 of 3)
Polkadoodles - Tic Tac Toe (Sentiment, Image, Die Cut) (2 of 2)
Simply Create Too -  Let's Celebrate (Birthday) (2 of 3)
A Gem Of A Challenge - Something New (New Digi) (No Limit) (Saturday)
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes (No limit)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (2 of 3) (Sunday)
Fairytale Stampers - Everything Goes (No Limit)
Glitter N' Sparkle - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Jellypark Friends Challenge - Bling It Up (2 of 3)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Stamping Sensations - Dies and Punches (2 of 3)
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Buttons (No limit) (Monday)
Card Mania - Make It Sparkle (1 of 3)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafty Boots - Something New (New Digi) (No limit)
Love To Scrap - Use Something That Starts With One  
or More Of These Letters, L, T, S, C, B (S=Sentiment; B=Bling/Buttons)
Monday Morning Challenge - New Somethings (New Digi) (1 of 4) 
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes (No limit)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Old and New (New Digi, Old Bling/buttons) (1 of 5)
Squigglefly - Glitter and/or Sparkle (No limit)
The Crazy Challenge - Buttons (1 of 4)
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Use Your Stuff - Floral Patterned Papers (No limit)
Clear It Out - Anything Goes (Stash - Paper/bling) (1 of 3) (Tuesday)
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - New (Digi) (No limit)
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes (No limit)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (No limit)
Party Time Tuesday's - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Sweet Stamps - Something New (New Digi) (1 of 1)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Try It On Tuesday - My Favorite Things (Bling/Frames/Girl cards) (1 of 5)
Tuesday Throwdown - Favorite Embellishment (Bling) (1 of 3)

January Stamp Of The Month
$5 with $50 order

Artwork using January Stamp Of The Month

January Special 
$5 for the Noted paper set and only
$5 for the Kraft Mini Album with $50 purchase

Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Happy Holidays to everyone!  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and more.  

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


  1. This is gorgeous Gloria - love that you have made it a monochrome card too!

  2. Saw your card at Party Time Tuesdays, such a gorgeous green and sweet image, mmm very nice Anna Griffin paper too : )

  3. What a adorable cute card. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

  4. Beautiful selection if papers and dies. Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  5. Gorgeous card, Gloria. Green: my favorite colour! And that cute image is beautifully coloured. Thank you for playing along with us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

  6. it's a gorgeous card Gloria

    gr karin and

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  7. Hi Gloria!! I love this card!! The green colors are wonderful and so is your coloring!! I can't wait to watch the video showing how to make a side step card!! Thank you for joining the challenge at Through the Craft Room Door!

  8. Fab card Gloria, I love this shape. Thank you for joining in the fun at Crafty Boot Challenges.


  9. Beautiful card Gloria-love all the greens,great colouring and love the beautiful die-cuts--thank you for joining us at Crafting from the Heart
    Carol DT x

  10. Pretty image and coloured beautifully. Love the colours and design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  11. So adorable, thanks for playing along with us at Catch The Bug this week, sorry my comment is a wee bit late. Hope to see you play along in this weeks challenge.

  12. A lovely green monochromatic card, glad you could join our anything goes challenge at Loves Rubberstamps, please join our sunday hop too..
    Hugs Blankina

  13. Beautiful card! I love all the dies you used! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

  14. Simbly adorable card!Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  15. Wonderful green card, beautifully crafted.Thanks so much for participating in our Not Just Cards Challenge Blog.
    Hugs, Kat DT

    ♥ Kakichka Blog ♥

    ♥ Kartishok - blog for ideas ♥

  16. Beautiful !!! Love colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  17. Thanks for playing along with us @ CIO challenge blog...stop by and play with us again <((><
    Great project you have entered :)

  18. Sweet image and cute design! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  19. Love all the green on your pretty card. Lovely coloring on that great image too. Thanks for joining us in the Squigglefly challenge!

  20. Very nice card. Thanks for joining us in Card Mania Challenges

  21. Thanks for joining our GLITTER & SPARKLE challenge at Squigglefly this week. Your gorgeous card certainly ticks those boxes!
    Squigglefly DT

  22. Gorgeous card! Love the image and colour choice. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.


  23. Stunning card thank you so much for sharing it with us over at Jellypark Friends for our bling it up challenge.

  24. This is gorgeous! You did a beautiful job coloring the image and choosing your papers. Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap! Linda DT :)

  25. Beautiful card. Lovely design and colours. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  26. Awesome side step card, thanks for sharing with it with us at CIO for the anything goes challenge.

  27. Fabulous card - love the colour combo. Thanks for joining us for our Tic Tac Toe Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

  28. Beautiful Card :) Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

  29. Fabulous card, love the colour, thanks for joining us at art by mi ran. Jo x

  30. Phenomenal card~~ Loving your choice of color and your coloring is gorgeous!!!! Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays and good luck!
    Lynne, Party Time Tuesdays DT

  31. Fabulous make thanks for joining us over at Polkadoodles. Good Luck xx (DT)

  32. Such a lovely card with all the extras....I'm loving the color green too.
    Thank you for joining the team at Simply Create Too, for our challenge #76, Celebrate. We hope to see you again soon.
    Erica (Simply Create Too DT Member)

  33. Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenges.

  34. Wowie! Gorgeous. Beautiful shades of green
    Thank you for joining us at Scribble & Scrap

    Huggsss, Angelique
    Scribble & Scrap Store

  35. Love your monochromatic card. Those labels are so lovely. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

  36. Great card Gloria and I love all of the green tones. Very bright and cheerful! Thanks for playing along with us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog :-)

    Design Team Member
    Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog

  37. A fabulous card, Gloria! Beautiful colours. Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month for our Dies and punches theme. good luck!

  38. Beautiful colouring! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

  39. Such a beautiful creation! Love the sketch!!

  40. Oh! LURVE the green, a fab card. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet! Hope to see you again.

  41. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Party Time Tuesdays. Good Luck and come back and see us soon! Lori - on behalf of Party Time Tuesdays DT.

  42. Adorable card, thank you for playing along with the Dreamweaver Stencils monthly challenge :)


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