Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Encouragement Card Using Sweet Pea Tickled Pink Digi & CTMH Brushed Paper

Hello friends.  I hope everyone is doing well.  It is going to be over 91 degrees today.  Can you believe it?  It is only April.  I really hope that isn't an indication of the heat this summer. Our weather in the US has been very strange for several years.  It is feast or famine when it comes to the rain/snow.

I finally found time to create with my Sweet Pea "Tickled Pink" digi; that was free for entering their Progressive challenge on their Facebook group.  Be sure to check it out.  Join the group first and then find their challenges under Photos.  If you enter the Progressive challenge each month; you will receive the featured digi.  This one was created by Lynne Stansbery - Tickled Pink.  Isn't she precious?

If you have been following my blog; you may have seen that three of my grandkids are coming to see us the end of May.  I have been sending them cards for a count down before they fly out here.  I decided to use this one for the 10 day card.  I am "Tickled Pink" that they are coming and can't wait to take them to Disneyland for their very first time.  It will be so much fun!  

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Image Frame - Spellbinders Gold Labels Four
Sentiment - Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags Two
Border - EK Success Lattice Chain Punch
Frame inside - Spellbinders Labels Twenty Six
Butterfly inside - Cricut Artiste; pg 58; #M3973A

Paper - CTMH Brushed
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Cotton Candy
Bling - CTMH Sparkles Assortment Z1326
Glitter on Butterfly - CTMH Stardust Glitter (retired)

Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - E31, E35, E51
Barrette and Dress - R81, R83

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Fresh Brewed Designs - So Cute (2 of 5) (Wednesday)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Simon Says Stamp - CAS (2 of 5)
Wonderful Wednesdays - Anything Goes (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes/Family Friendly (4 of 5)
Cute Card Thursday - CAS (No limit) (Thursday)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 a day) 
In The Pink - Make It Sparkle (1 of 3)
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Friday)
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes (3 of 3) 
Fairy Tale Challenge - New or Never Used (No limit)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes/Lots of Layers (No limit)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Allsorts - Bring on The Bling (1 of 3) (Saturday)
Bugaboo Stamps - Photo Inspired (Little girl) (1 of 3)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3) (Sunday)
One Stitch At A Time - Mother/Daughter/Girly (No limit)
Scrapbook Blessings Club - Pink/Green/White (No limit)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Stamping Sensations - Pretty In Pink (1 of 3)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Monday)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Eureka Stamps - Add Some Bling (1 of 3)
Heart 2 Heart Challenges - Anything Goes CTMH (No limit)
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Loves Rubber Stamps - Use 2 Dies (No limit) (Tuesday)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)

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Artwork for April Stamp of The Month (SOTM)

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  1. Such a great idea for your grandkids and such pretty colors! Enjoy your Disneyland trip. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

  2. Awww. Adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart.

  3. Isn't she adorable, I love this Gloria!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  4. Cute image - she's very cute looking... I envy you (some ) heat as it's cold over here in the UK. Even had the heating on again today!!

  5. Didn't mean to say cute twice!! Hit the publish button as I realised what I had done...!!

  6. Thanks for joining us at allsorts Tracy x

  7. Adorable card, and the image is soo cute, Thank you for joining in with us at Scribble & Scrap Challenge and good luck. Chris DT x

  8. That is so cute, I love it! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H)!

    Brandi R
    DT member H2H

  9. Rather belatedly Gloria, just popping in to thank you for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge and with such a super entry. Thanks also for sharing with us at Allsorts.

    And I am sooooo envious of 91deg, the UK is so very cold still.

    B x

  10. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations and Allsorts challenges, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  11. Sweet card, great idea. Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet this week for our "Anything Goes" Challenge

  12. Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week! Fabulous card :) hugs x

  13. I can hear her saying I'm excited just like Grandma! Love your card. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges, glad to see you again.

  14. Cute countdown card, what a sweet idea! Love your use of the Brushed paper pack and glad you could play along with us at Heart2Heart!

  15. What an adorable little angel! She is just as sweet as can be! By the way, I've started weekly challenges on my blog, so come on over and join me some time! I love your creativeness!

    Jeannie T.

  16. Adorable!! She is sooo cute! And your coloring is fabulous. Such a great idea to send out the countdown cards to the grandkids. I'm sure they are very excited. Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

  17. Fabulous card! Thanks for sharing ​it​ with us at Through the Craft Room Door. Hope to see you again soon and good luck in the prize draw!


  18. Nice card! Love the colours and the image is cool!
    Thanks for joining us at Fairy tale Challenge!

    Hugs Steffi

  19. Your grandchildren will be thrilled with your pretty card! Thanks for joining our Photo Inspiration Challenge this week at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Blog. Good luck in the draw!
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT

  20. Such a cute card and the stamped image is so pretty! Thank you for sharing and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.. :)

  21. Pretty card and love the cute image with the perfect name and great colouring-Thank you for joining us at Crafting from The Heart
    Carol DT x

  22. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us this week a Eureka Stamps for our Bling Challenge. Karal DT

  23. This is adorable. Love all the pink. Very pretty with the different swirly frames.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps Use at least two dies Challenge blog. Good luck!

  24. thanks for joining #259 challenge with Craft Your Passion Challenge Blog, hope to see you this week too! :)

    Kasia, Craft Your Passion DT

  25. What a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap

  26. Oh these are so super cute. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  27. Hello, A lovely project, I love the image and the colour choice. A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this fortnight. Simply Papercrafts Good luck. We would love to see you again for our next challenge.
    Chrissy (Challenge Blog Owner)


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