Sunday, September 6, 2015

Thinking Of You Card Using Cricut Artistry Cartridge and CTMH Georgie Paper

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I barely finished this card in time for the Facebook Group - Sweet Pea Anything Goes Part 1 of the monthly Progressive Challenges.  My family was here for a couple weeks; and then I got sick again. I have only been able to create a couple cards lately.  I have wanted to use this little Sweet Pea Conie Fong's "Snowy The Penguin - Dancing in the Snow" from the first time I saw it.  I know it is supposed to be snowing and probably winter colors; but I want to see bright fun colors in my world!  LOL!  I hope you enjoy it.  

The colors are much more vibrant than this picture shows.  I had good lighting; so it must be the color causing it.  

Supplies used to create this card:

Frames - Joy Crafts Embossing Die Oval Fr Lily
Sentiment die outside - Cricut Artistry Cartridge

Paper - CTMH Georgie X7203B (My 2nd favorite in new Idea Book)
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Canary
Sentiment outside - CTMH August Stamp of the Month (SOTM)
Sentiment inside - CTMH Sweeter With You (M1053)
Buttons - La Petite
Ink - CTMH Heavenly Blue and Juniper
Snow - Liquid Applique

Penguin - C4
Clothes - BG10, BG32
Umbrella - Y15, BG32
Lips - RV00

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Monday)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes w/option (3 of 3)
Clear It Out - Anything Goes (cardstock/buttons) (3 of 3) (Tuesday)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
Retarte - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Wednesday)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday - 1 per day (Thursday)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (No limit) (Friday)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Allsorts - Lots of Layers (1 of 3) (Saturday)
Amusing - Anything Goes (No limit)
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes (Couldn't pull up this post alone) (1 of 3)
Crafty Calender - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Di's Digis Designs - Include a Sentiment (No limit)
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes ?  (1 of 3)
 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3) (Sunday)
Lacy Sunshine's Color Your World - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Pile It On - Fur (No limit)
Scrapbook Blessings Club Tutorial Challenge - Anything Goes w/option (No limit)
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Dates)
Card Mania - Pastel Colors (No limit)
Crafters Galore Encore - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes (No limit)
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes (3 of 3)

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  1. Such a sweet card, I hope you feel well again soon. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge. We hope you can join us again next month. Jo x

  2. ohhh, sweet card! I love it!
    Thanks for joining us again at Retarte 59 in Stampartpapel. Good luck!!
    Maria PIlar (Stampartpapel DT)

  3. Great card, thanks for joining us at Sisters of Craft and good luck. Wendy DT x

  4. This is so sweet. I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes SEPTEMBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  5. Very adorable.
    Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #03 and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT Leader

  6. So adorable. Thanks for sharing at WWODTC
    Heather DT

  7. Gorgeous thank you for joining us at the WWODTC
    Michelle DT

  8. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion, good luck!!! Amy DT

  9. Oh this is just super adorable!! Love it!! So glad you shared with us this week at Incy Wincy Designs! Hope to see more of your lovely creations in our upcoming challenge!
    Karen C

  10. Such a cute card here. Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #03 and best of luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea DT

  11. What a pretty card. Love that image and the color combo you chose. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
    WWO DT
    Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

  12. Lots of lovely layers here Gloria and a great card for our theme this week, many thanks for joining in at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  13. Congratulations Gloria Your entry is lovely, the pastel pearlescent buttons, the three die cuts and sweet image with the umbrella is totally adorable. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 199th challenge.
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  14. cute and beautiful Gloria
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  15. A very sweet card Glo I like the image and the colours, Thanks for playing along with us at the World wide DT Challenge, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  16. I love the frames you used. The penguin image is so darn cute. THANK YOU FOR PLAYING THE DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY SEPTEMBER LINKY CHALLENGE

  17. Sweet card and wonderful colors! Thanks for joining us at Kraftin Kimmie WW Challenge! Hugs

  18. What a sweetly card! Thank you for entering the WWODT challenge. Good luck with your entry.
    Vicki, DT Member

  19. Adorable card, super sweet! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week, don't forget to play along for our 200th challenge!!

  20. Such an adorable card. Love the color combo and the cute image.

  21. Sweet image. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with Friends this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  22. Beautiful card thanks for joining us at Crafting with Friends, Louise DT x

  23. Wonderful design, I love the pastel colors and the way you used the 3 different colors on the frames. Thank you for joining our blog challenge at

  24. Gloria this is another beautiful project with wonderful attention to detail and perfect for our THIRD challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {World Wide Open Design Team Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  25. What a gorgeous project Gloria!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Di's Digi Challenge! We have a new challenge now so I hope you'll join us again!

  26. Gorgeous card thank you so much for joining us at lacy sunshine color your world challenge. Good luck
    Caroline sn ct

  27. Gorgeous card thank you so much for joining us at lacy sunshine color your world challenge. Good luck
    Caroline sn ct

  28. Lovely card and great coloring of the cute penguin! :) Thanks for playing along at Creative Fingers! Sorry about the late comment! Good luck in the draw ♥ Tindaloo

  29. Wow your on a roll! Great Job!
    Glad you could join us for the challenge at Your ScrapBook Place, hope to see you come back soon!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ YSBP~DT ~

  30. cute card and love the color combination, thanks for sharing with us at Color your World Challenge.
    Cindy DT

  31. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

  32. Gorgeous card. I love the image. Thanks for joining in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Bev x


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