Monday, July 6, 2015

Hello Card Using Sweet Pea Bella Sending You Smiles for Progressive Challenge

Hello friends.  It is a little cooler here in Southern CA; but still too hot.  I did manage to ride my bike this morning before it got too hot.  I hope you are enjoying the weather at your place.  I know it varies all over the world.  

I am excited to be entering Part 1 of Sweet Pea Progressive Challenge.  If you enter Part 1 using one of the current Sweet Pea Stamps in their Anything Goes Challenge; you will receive a free digi for Part 2 of the Sweet Pea Progressive Challenge.  It is a great way to build up your inventory of fabulous digis.  I love all of them; so it is easy to want more.  LOL!  It ends July 12th; so get yours done right away.

I chose Sweet Pea Conie Fong "Bella Sending You Smiles" to create another card for my mother.  She had to go to the Emergency Room yesterday; but luckily was able to go home after treatment.  It is so hard for older people to maintain good health; especially when you have a heart condition and high blood pressure.  I am so grateful that my sister Alice lives about 15 - 20 miles from mom; so that she can help her when she needs it.

The colors aren't quite this dark; but that is the best I could do.  The bear is a lighter brown and the flowers are more pink than they show in this picture.  I decided to use some of my new Anna Griffin products I bought this past week.  I used her 3D flower stickers and one of her handmade bows.  It was nice to have some ready to use.  I also finally used some of the Paper Wishes freebies inside my card (butterflies) that go with this HOTP paper and their dazzles.  I have had the dazzles for a very long time; but forgot I had them.  

Inside Card
Sentiment - CTMH Balloon Ride D1590 (retired)
Dies - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge to match stamp set

Supplies used to create this card:

Frame for image - Spellbinders A2 Polka Dots
Rectangle frame for image - Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A
Scallop, Circle and Sentiment dies inside - Cricut Art Philosophy
Border Punch inside - Martha Stewart Deco Fan

Cardstock - CTMH Crystal Blue
Paper - Hot Off The Press Unforgettable
Butterflies inside - Free on Paper Wishes to match Paper Pack
Flowers - Anna Griffin 3D stickers
Bow - Anna Griffin 100 bows 
Ink - CTMH Glacier, Cotton Candy
Sentiment outside - CTMH Tagged With Love C1614 (One of several Hostess Stamps available for $5 this month with $25 stamp purchase)
Sentiment inside - CTMH Balloon Ride D1590 (retired)

Nose - RV00
Eyes - BG32
Ribbon & Bow on image - BG10, BG32
Balloon - BG13
Dress - BG13, BG32
Bear - E25, E35
Leaves - G20, YG03, G43 (not sure which ones I used of these three.  Sorry.
Flowers - RV55, RV66

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes w/bow (No limit) (Monday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Get Creative Challenges - Flowers (2 of 3)
Incy Wincy Designs - Spots and Dots (1 of 5)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
 Crafty Sentiments Designs - Summer  (2 of 3) (Tuesday)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Simon Says Stamp - We're Going Dotty (2 of 5)
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes w/Ribbon (4 of 5) (Thursday)
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 each day)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
Crafty Time Challenges - Punches or Dies (2 of 3)
Sugar and Betty - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
The Sisters Of Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Friday)
Art by Miran - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Cut It Up - Use Stickers (1 of 1)
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Simply Papercrafts - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
The Stamping Boutique - 1 image, 2 designer papers, 3 embellishments (3 of 3)
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Saturday)
Sweet Stampin - "Bear" With Me (1 of 2)

Choose July SOTM free with $25 stamp purchase 
$5 with $50 purchase
Choose any of the following Hostess Rewards stamp sets for only $5 with each $25 stamp purchase.
Choose Both~!  Choose as many Hostess Rewards stamps as you want - 1 per each $25 stamp purchase.

Place the stamps in your cart that you wish to order and the choices for $5 will pop up. Or scroll to the bottom of the cart page to see your choices.  They will not appear until you have at least $25 in stamps in your cart.
Click to enlarge.  List is below picture of the stamps that are eligible for only $5.

You can find the larger pictures of these stamp sets in the online copy of the Idea book or the Seasonal Expressions 2.

First Row Across Top (Left To right)
A1163 My Acrylix® Practical Planning
B1454 My Acrylix® Thanksgiving Wreath
C1614 My Acrylix® Tagged with Love
C1593 My Acrylix® Hats Off

2nd Row
A1169 My Acrylix® Well Wishes
D1615 My Acrylix® Sweet As Sugar

3rd Row
B1458 My Acrylix® Cuddly Salutations
C1587 My Acrylix® Sing Glory
C1596 My Acrylix® Happy Hexagons
D1608 My Acrylix® Better with a Friend

4th Row (Bottom)
B1477 My Acrylix® Exotic Flower
C1613 My Acrylix® Paper Bird
B1455 My Acrylix® Be Jolly

FREE with $25 Stamp purchase this month 
or $5 with $50 purchase

Life Is Wonderful

Artwork Using July SOTM - Life Is Wonderful

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  1. Such an adorable card. I love the color combo and that cute image. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
    FP3 {My Blog}

  2. Great card! Glad you could join us at Get Creative Challenges!

    Camille - DT

  3. Gorgeous card Gloria. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  4. Your card is so beautifull.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Hope we see you again and good luck.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  5. What a nice card for your mom. So sorry she's not enjoying good health, but you're lucky your sister can look in on her.

    Thanks for joining us in our sticker challenge at Cut it Up!


  6. Beautiful card, it will brighten your mom's day!

  7. Gorgeous card Gloria thank you for joining us this week over on Crafty Catz
    Dianne x
    CC DT

  8. What a soo Lovely card!
    Thank you participated ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Welcome again and Good Luck!
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  9. Thank you for taking part in our Art by Miran challenge, your card is so delightful and delicate,
    and is a joy to look at .. good luck hugs tracy

  10. Awesome card he's so adorable and would bring a smile to anyone! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Catch The Bug!

  11. What a sweet card with an adorable image! Thanks for sharing at Crafting with an Attitude.

  12. Too cute! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  13. I do love your very pretty card. A very sweet image with such lovely embellishments. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart and I hope your mum feels much better soon. Sue DT

  14. Beautiful card, as always, Gloria! I adore it. Thank you for sharing your card at Craft Your Passion challenge blog!

  15. Aw, very pretty card! Thanks for joining us @ Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge! Hope to see you again soon :)

  16. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers and at Digitally Sweet. Hope to see you again next time.

  17. sweet and beautiful Gloria

    gr karin
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  18. Such a darling card. Love the image you used and your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  19. lovely sweet card, looks fab, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  20. hello Gloria! super awesome cards...your style is amazing! I am giving away simon says stamp gift cards on my blog all month, stop by to comment for your chance at winning.

    I am so glad you played along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  21. Toot Sweet! I am very glad you joined us this week at TSB. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. :)


    The Stamping Boutique Design Team Member

  22. Very cute "Bear" card, just right for our challenge this week at Sweet Stampin'. Debbiex

  23. Hello, I'm back again..still loving your card and I am very pleased you are sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT x

  24. Your colours are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us for the Bugaboo Stamps Anything Goes challenge on the Catch the Bug blog. Good luck in the draw. Please join us for our Annual Christmas in July event starting tomorrow, and lasting all week. Lots of prizes to be won!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang

  25. A beautifully crafted card Gloria and such a lovely image. Thanks for joining in the fun at Sweet Stampin' for our 'Bear with Me' challenge this week. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

  26. Another adorable card! I love that cute image. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Time Challenges.

  27. Hi Gloria - this is a lovely card and how sweet that you've made it for your Mum, just because! Thanks for sharing your card at Incy Wincy Designs this week.
    Hugs, Helen x

  28. An absolutely beautiful card!! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

  29. Very nice. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT


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