Monday, February 18, 2013

Birthday Card With CTMH Surf's Up Paper Using Cricut AP, Artiste and Sophisticated Cartridges

DT Project For Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #50 -  Sketch.
Hi fellow bloggers and creators!  I am happy to be here and to be able to create.  I don't know how I survived all these years without creating like I do now.  I wasn't aware of it and was busy working a lot.  I hope all of you are finding time to create as well.  It is very therapeutic for me.

Please join us for another great week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge 50 - Sketch.  Desire has created a wonderful sketch for us to use as a guide this week; which is shown below.   Our sponsor this week is SK Digis.  Be sure to visit them on the web to see all the adorable images they have available.  Check out the other members of the DT so you can see their interpretation of this wonderful sketch.

Our Guest Designer this week is Debora.  Click on her name to view her blog and her wonderful creations.  If you would like to be a Designer on Tammy's Scrapin Corner; just add GDT behind your name when you enter the challenge.  We would love to have anyone who is interested enter and a winner will be chosen each week.  Don't give up if you don't win the first time.  Keep trying. 

I selected SK Digis "Teddy Bear With Turtle" for my twisted easel card this week.  I love this image and had to use it.  It was a challenge trying to find a shape I wanted to use for the center.  I wanted it to be different than my usual choice of backgrounds; which I think I achieved.  LOL!!  I finally found this backgroud piece on Cricut Sophisticated and decided to use it.  Any shape can be used as your center piece.  Just have fun with it.  Be creative!!

Challenge 50 - Sketch
 Front of Card

 Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card are:
Die Cuts - Cricut Art Philosophy, Cricut Artiste and Cricut Sophisticated Cartridges
Fence type image in background is Cricut Sophisticated - pg. 61 - Argule (shift) and Base Phrase Shadow - cut at 5 inches.
Butterflies - Cricut Artiste - pg 58, Accent 4 shift
Inside sentiment - Cricut Artiste - Accent 3 - pg. 80
Circle - Cricut Artiste - card feature - pg. 48
Dragon Fly - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge  
Paper - CTMH Surf's Up
Cardstock - CTMH Sorbet, Olive, White Daisy
Sky Blue Light
Creme Brulee and Creme Brulee Dark
Sorbet and Sorbet Light
Olive and Olive Light
Copic Markers
E19, E31
Outside Sentiment - CTMH C1467 Sweet Moments
Inside Sentiment - CTMH D1510 Happy Birthday
Ink - CTMH Sorbet and Goldrush
Butterfly and Dragonfly - CTMH Glitz Stardust Glitter Gel (Z1313)
Bling for Butterfly and Dragonfly -
 I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Check out the February special for Stamp Of The Month and Studio J.  Click on tabs at the top of the page for my two clubs - Kit of the Month Club and Rewards Club.  You can earn free CTMH products with both of these clubs.
Click on Tutorials or Videos to view.  I will try to add more in the near future when I have more time.  My mother is here for two months; so I don't have the time to add to them right now.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for all your lovely compliments.  I appreciate each and every one of you.  Please leave me the links to your blogs; so that I can see your creations as well.  You are a blessing to me and I want to be one to you as well.  It is always uplifting to have others comment on your work.  I value your support.  Email me or call with any questions. 

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


  1. gloria,
    you are just so wonderful with these easels.
    I agree creating keeps me sane lol
    hugs tammy

  2. Gloria this is a stunning take on the sketch and I love how you have incorporated the sketch into a twisted easel. Great Job. Thank you also for promoting our challenge over at Tammy's so beautifully here.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

    1. Thanks for your support and encouragement Desire! I appreciate it so much. I am so blessed to be a part of this DT. I love the challenges we are given. I feel blessed to have you as part of my life. Hugs, Gloria

  3. This is gorgeous Gloria, I like the sweet image the colours and the buttons.
    Kevin xx

  4. Wow, I saw your creation on MIM and had to take a look Gloria! I love the image and the colors and buttons are great! Hugs, Hanneke

  5. Gloria: First, congrats on your win at Eureka! Hope you enjoy the digis you select. You earned them, girl!
    Second, I think your link is a little messed up at WAW. I couldn't get to your blog through the link, but luckily, I know how to get here on my own!!!! No biggie though, you're still just doesn't take you here by clicking the link.
    Finally, your card is lovely (as always) and I thank you SO MUCH for sharing it with us in this week's challenge. I always LOVE having you play along with us, and appreciate your participation.
    Word Art Wednesday

    1. Thanks Karen. I realized it shortly after posting so I deleted that one and posted it again. It works now. Thanks for all your wonderful compliments. Thanks for the wonderful challenges. I appreciate your support. Have a fabulous day. Hugs, Gloria

  6. Great work Gloria! I love your take on the sketch! A real fun creation!
    Thanks for playing at The Crafting Cafe in our first ever challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  7. So beautiful colors and lovely detailing! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

  8. Adorable card! I love all of the buttons and the sweet dragonflies! thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

  9. Beautiful twisted easel! Thanks for playing at Craft Your Passion this week!


  10. Wow, that is a fancy sketch and you did a fabulous job with it. Super cute image and sentiment. This is a very cute card. Thanks so much for sharing it with us in the Squigglefly Sentiment Challenge.

  11. awesome card! I really love the take on the sketch with this awesome easel.

  12. Love your card, and the colors you used for the card.Thanks for joining us for Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's.

  13. So beautifully done, thank you for joining us over at Squigglefly for our sentiment challenge.

  14. Great card. You have done a good job with a complex sketch. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  15. Beautiful card, lovely colours and sweet image, thanks for joining in with us at Alphabet Challenge this week.

    Pat xx

  16. very cute card,thank you for joining us at challenge 4 everybody good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    AJ dtm

  17. how cute is this card....thanks so much for sharing it with us at CRAFTY CATZ...beautiful entry hugs sassyxxxxx

  18. Wonderful card and gorgeous image! Thank you for joining us at Forever Friends Challenge and Good Luck in the draw^_^
    Sonia DT member

  19. Great card, thanks for joining in at ABC,

    liz x

  20. Very pretty - and thanks so much for joining us at Squigglefly.

  21. Adorable card and I love that sweet image! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  22. Great card.

    Thanks for joining in at Love to Create this week.


  23. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe and good luck.

  24. A beautiful project. Thank you for joining us at the Crafting Cafe challenge xx

  25. I love all the little details and cute buttons on this twisted easel card. Very cute!! Thanks so much for joining us this month at the Lady Anne Stamp Challenge!!

  26. Very cute card! Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends.


  27. how cute! Thanks for joining in our SF challenge!

  28. What a cute twisted Easel Card. Love the colors! Thanks for blessing us with your artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs, always!

    JO ANN

  29. That is beautiful card Gloria! Thanks for palying along with Daring Cardmakers. Zuz.x

  30. Fun easel card, Gloria! Love how you interpreted the sketch - I really need to try it too! So glad you've finally discovered crafting - what would we do without it, right? Thanks so much for joining us at AGOAC this week!

  31. very nice thanks for joining us at stampavie and more

  32. Love your creative take on the sketch Gloria. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

  33. Oh wow what an amazing and wonderful card your image is absolutely stunning ....thank you for joinging in our challenge at Forever Friends "Anything Goes" good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H XX

  34. What a gorgeous card, so cute..... I love it! Thank you for joining is at Forever Friends, hugs Rachel

  35. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
    Ruza, LTC DT

  36. A fun sketch and sweet bear!!


    Goodluck and do come back soon..

    Hugs FF DT Blankina

  37. How cute! Love all the embellishments. Thanks for linking up at Whimsical Wednesday. :)


  38. Sooo sweet! Thank you for joining us over at love to creaet challenges.
    Amanda LTCDT

  39. Oh your teddy is adorable and love this type of card have not done one of these yet must try it..
    Sandy :)

  40. This is such an adorable card. Easel cards are much more work b/c you have to do both the inside as well as the outside. You did a splendid job of making both look fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us on Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's. We look forward to having you sharing your art with us again soon. Hugs~Patti

  41. Sweet card! Thanks for participating in our QKR STAMPEDE challenge!!


  42. Great image and love the Autumn / Fall colours! Thank you for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

    Mel xx

  43. Lovely easel card, fab colours and embellishments. Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network
    Geraldine M
    CBN DT

  44. cute card!
    thanks for playing with us at ABC Challenge

  45. That's really a tough sketch but you did a wonderful job with it. Great creative inspiration! Thanks for joining us at Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge!


Hi to all you wonderful bloggers!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your comments and support. I would love to have you as a member. Thanks so much. Hope you enjoy my blog. Gloria