Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Birthday Card Using CTMH Laughing Lola

Hello friends!  It has been cold in the US.  I hope all of you are staying warm and healthy.  I know there has been a lot of flu and viruses already this year.  I heard on the news that it is an epidemic in several states already this year.  My kids and their families have had it really bad.  Some people still have a bad cough.

My mother is still in the nursing home and she has pneumonia now.  She was able to resist the flu that her roommate and over half the nursing home had; but she ended up with pneumonia instead. She was confined to her room for two weeks; because they didn't want the flu to spread to everyone; then she got out for two days.  She is confined to her room again until she gets better.  I feel sorry for her; since she was so independent before she got cellulitis at Thanksgiving.  

I have a card that I created for DS4J before Jen Lee stopped drawing for them; so I decided to go ahead and post it now.  I really love her work; and was very disappointed that she decided to stop drawing.  I thought the card turned out really cute; so I am going to share it here. For more digi stamps; check out Digi Stamps 4 Joy shop.   Margy and Riette are still drawing new images that I am sure you will enjoy using on your cards.  We also have an awesome challenge every month; so be sure to drop by the DS4J blog as well.  

DS4J is having a 1,000 member challenge on their Facebook page; where you receive a free adorable digi for creating a card; using one of their images, coloring it and entering it on the link.  The links are above for the shop and Facebook page.  Please read the directions; so you will be included!  Happy Creating! 

Image - Misteri Please Call (Coloured)
Sorry, image no longer available
Paper - CTMH Laughing Lola (retired)

Front of card when closed
Sentiment on front - CTMH Holiday Tags D1560

Inside of card when closed
Sentiment - CTMH Better With A Friend D1608

Supplies used to create this card:

Frames - Spellbinders Opulent Ovals
Large Scallop front - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, pg. 52; #M4047E Cricut Explore
Small Scallop front - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, pg. 31; #M45BEB Cricut Explore
Circle - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, pg. 21; #M458E2 Cricut Explore

Paper - CTMH Laughing Lola
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy and CTMH Gypsy
Image - Misteri Please Call (Coloured) by JenLee
Ribbon - Offray
Ink - CTMH Gypsy
Bling - Recollections
Sentiment - Top CTMH Holiday Tags D1560
Sentiment lower part - CTMH Better With A Friend (Contact me for Hostess stamp)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - Celebrations (No limit) (Thursday)
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge -What's New (CTMH stamp set) (1 of 2)
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite card shape or fold (Love Easel cards because 
you can see sentiment with image; all at once)
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Colour Combo (1 of 5)
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes (No limit)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 daily)
Dream It Up - Birthday Wishes (No limit)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Friday)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 6)
Digitally Sweet - What's Your Favorite Shape (All frames; especially oval) (1 of 3)
Polkadoodles - Tic Tac Toe (Sentiment, Image, Die Cut) (1 of 2)
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Simply Create Too -  Let's Celebrate (Birthday) (1 of 3)
A Gem Of A Challenge - Something New (New Stamp Set) (No Limit) (Saturday)
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes (No limit)
Sweet Stampin - New (New stamp set) (1 of 2)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Dragonfly Dreams - What is your favorite color?  Purple (No limit)
Fairytale Stampers - Everything Goes (No Limit)
Glitter N' Sparkle - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Jellypark Friends Challenge - Bling It Up (1 of 3)
Pile It On - Digi paper or pre-colored digi (No limit)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Stamping Sensations - Dies and Punches (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. Beautiful card, I also love Jen's work and I didn't know she was not with DS4J anymore, such a shame.
    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you join us again soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

  2. A beautiful card Gloria, lovely colours and such a pretty image.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

    B x

  3. Very nice design, Gloria! Great image, too bad it is retired! Thanks for joining us here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  4. Hope your mom is better soon. It's been nasty here in Ontario, Canada as well. Really bad. Everyone has been so sick and the flu shot isn't even helping this particular strain.

    Love your card and your colouring! Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  5. Gorgeous card, Gloria! I love the colors you chose for it...thanks so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our "Celebration" challenge this week! xoxox

  6. Great card I love those papers.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

  7. Fabulous card - beautiful image and DP's
    Thanks for playing along at Sweet Stampin' this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  8. Gorgeous card, love the colours you've used and the image s beautifully coloured Gloria!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Polkadoodles this time
    Claire xx

  9. lovely card thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create Rachel dt

  10. lovely card. image is gorgeous and lovely colouring! Thank you for joining us at CRAFT challenge blog! Irene DT xx

  11. A gorgeous card! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge

    love Mags B x

  12. What a beautiful card Gloria - love that image and the way you have used it is gorgeous!

  13. Beautiful card, love your paper choice and colours. Love easel cards.

    Hope your Mother is better, it's such a worry isn't it?

    Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  14. Beautiful card, Gloria! Thanks so much for joining us at Art Impressions "What's New" Challenge!!
    hugs, Sharon

  15. Great card so nicely done. Thanks for joining us this week for Anything Goes at QKR Stampede.
    Karal DT

  16. Such a gorgeous card, thank you so much for playing with Sweet Stampin', hope you can join for our next challenge too.

    Warm hugs

  17. BEAUTIFUL card...your coloring is awesome and the DP is perfect! Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede ATG!

    Brenda DT

  18. Such a gorgeous card - great background papers. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams challenge, elizabeth (DT)

  19. Beautiful easel card! Thanks so much for joining us for our ANYTHING GOES Challenge this week. Pop back soon to see if you’re a winner, and to join in the new challenge here at Bugaboo’s Catch the Bug blog.
    Jen Leeflang (BUGABOO STAMPS)

  20. Such a beautiful Card, and I commiserate with you over Jen leaving she did do such gorgeous Images. Thank-you for joining us this week at Glitter 'N' Sparkle. Good luck and all the best.

    Hugz AngelicBadGirl
    DT Owner Glitternsparkle

  21. Gloria: Oh SO Pretty birthday celebration card! We're glad you're joining Simply Create Too challenge #76 - "Let's Celebrate". Looking forward to your entry in our next challenge also.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  22. Such a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' :)

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

  24. Great card, thanks for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles this time.
    Polkadoodles DT

  25. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet.

  26. Lovely card with a beautifully coloured image

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations thus month


  27. Fab card. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  28. I'm sorry to read about your mother. Hopefully she will recover quickly from the pneumonia and be on her way. Your card is lovely. I love to see people use purple in their creations. It seems to be a forgotten color. Thank you for joining us at Dreamweaver Stencils this month for our birthday challenge.

  29. Fun card suing delicious colors. Thanks for playing along with the Dreamweaver Stencil challenge this month.


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