Monday, April 1, 2013

Birthday Card Using Cricut Life Is A Beach Cartridge

DT Project For Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #56 - April Fool or Funny Birthday.


Hi to all you fellow creators in Blog land!  I have been so busy trying to get ready for taxes; which I am sure many of you are in the same boat this time of year.  It is very stressful.  I hope I have better bookkeeping this year so it will be easier for me next year.  The weather has been awesome with the feeling of Spring and I have been stuck inside.  
It is time for another fabulous challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge 56 -  April Fool's or Funny Birthday.  I can't wait to see what everyone creates for this one.  Our sponsors are SK Digis and Deasy Designs.  Our Guest Designer this week is Bunny; so be sure to check out her blog to see all her beautiful creations.  If you would like to be a Guest Designer; please add GDT behind your name when you enter.  It is a lot of fun to have your card featured; even if you don't think it is good enough.  
I chose SK Digis "Goldfish with sentiment"; which I love.  I have to admit I thought this one would be easy for me; but I was wrong.  This was a major challenge.  I couldn't get anything to look the way I wanted; so I when I found this ocean reef cardstock - I went with it.  I know it was sort of the easy way out; but I added to it by using the Cricut Life Is A Beach cartridge.  I hope you enjoy it.

SK Digi Goldfish With Sentiment

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Die Cuts - Cricut Life Is A Beach
Paper - Cloud 9 Design - Under The Sea Ocean Reef
Image and outside sentiment - SK Digi Goldfish with Sentiment
Inside Sentiment - CTMH Casual Expressions (D1525)
Card base - CTMH Crème Brulee
Die Cuts - CTMH Crème Brulee and Sorbet

CTMH Markers
Crème Brulee, Crème Brulee Dark
Lagoon, Lagoon Light
Outdoor Denim (pupils on fish)
Sorbet Light - Fish lips

Ink inside - CTMH Sorbet

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

I am celebrating my 1 year anniversary with CTMH and want to share the love.

For Everyone Who Orders $50 through my "Join button" on my CTMH website now through April - I will place your name in a drawing for $25 in FREE CTMH products of your choice.
Click here to order

Be sure to click the "Join button" for April  (I only need 5 orders to honor this prize.)

Be sure to register for more drawings at the linky above for April. 

I have 4 New specials to celebrate my CTMH anniversary:
  • FREE B Size Stamp set with  $50 purchase - Retail $9.95 
  • FREE C Size Stamp set with $75 purchase - Retail $13.95
  • FREE D Size Stamp set with $100 purchase - Retail $17.95
  • FREE $25 in CTMH products with $150 purchase - Retail $25.00
  • Check out  "While Supplies Last" under Shop column on my CTMH website. for fabulous deals.  Items as low as $1.50 or less on clearance.  Changes frequently; so check as often as you can.
  • Choose between two different clubs to earn free CTMH products. 
    • Kit Of The Month Club - Earn a free ink pad or set of 2 markers monthly for 5 months.
      • Earn a stamp set of your choice at the end of the 5 months.
    • Rewards Club - You choose your shopping level; which can be as little as $10 a month.
      • Earn $25 in free CTMH products after you reach purchases of $150.
  • Stamp of the Month is only $5 with a $50 purchase or you can purchase it alone for $17.95.
  • Be sure to click the "Join" button on my CTMH website main page when ordering to qualify for specials and drawings.  This helps me to continue providing you with free products.

"My Sunshine"
Only $5 with a $50 purchase or you may purchase for $17.95 without a purchase.
Click above for information about this stamp.

Only $49 to join my team for CTMH this month.  You will receive over $200 in free products by joining in April.  This is what you will receive when you join now.  Scroll down for a list of items.

Consultant Kit includes:

Everything to meet your crafting and career needs. Approximately $156 in retail value!
  • Current Idea Books (qty. 3)
  • Hostess Order Forms (qty. 5)
  • Customer Order Forms (qty. 5)
  • Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W471)
  • Spring/ Summer 2013 B&T Duos® Sampler (W1123)
  • Petite Perks™ Critter Expressions Incentive Stamp Set (W2025)
  • Chantilly Complements Dimensional Elements (X7163C)
  • Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Scrapbooking Kit (G1053)
  • Reflections® Scrapbook Program (9037)
  • Originals Card Confidence Program® (9036)
  • Buttercup Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2110)
  • Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2193)
  • Spinner (Z1832)
  • My Acrylix® Wheel of Life Stamp Set (D1545)
  • My Acrylix® For a Friend Stamp Set (D1542)
  • 4" × 5" My Acrylix® Block (Y1012)
Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.

April only - Free When You Join My CTMH Team!!

You will also receive the following Stamp Of The Month sets. Retail $17.95 each - equals a total value of $71.80 plus the kit above $156 giving you a total of $227.80 approx. retail value.  What a fabulous deal!!  No obligation to sell to anyone.  You can join and use the discount yourself for all your crafting needs.  Click here to join my team and start receiving your discount immediately!

April - My Sunshine (Green stamp set)
May - Pinwheel - (Blue stamp set)
June - A Flowering Bunch (Yellow stamp set)
July - Sweet Life - (Orange stamp set)

Aren't these adorable stamp sets!!   Total value of merchandise is over $227.  That is such a fabulous offer that you can't go wrong in joining now!!

Click here to read more information and benefits to joining my team.   I provide one on one training; plus CTMH has online training for you as well.  If you want to join just for your crafting discounts or join to start a business - the choice is always yours.  There is absolutely no pressure from anyone!!  I would love to have you on my team.  Our team has a website as well as a Facebook page dedicated for just our team.  Everyone helps everyone.  It is a great place to meet people and to learn more about crafting.    Call or email me at with any questions and I will respond within 24 hrs., normally within the same day.

I appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog.  I love all your wonderful comments and appreciate them very much.  I am so happy to be part of this blog land with all of you awesome creators.  I love to see all of your wonderful creations as well; so please leave me a comment with your blog address and I will do my best to visit and leave you some love as well. 

Email or call me if you have any questions.  I love to hear from you.   Have a wonderful month.  Be sure to sign up at the Linky above for my drawings of free Close To My Heart products the month of April.     

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


  1. An Absolutely stunning underwater scene, so beautifully crafted. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. Wonderful card Gloria, I love the underwater scene inside and out and that fish is just adorable.
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, & thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  3. Cute card. That fish looks so happy.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

  4. Great card, Gloria! And Congratulations on your Anniversary. I shared your link on facebook to help you promote your Anniversary, just cause I think you're great!!! :)

    1. Thanks so much Trudy. I appreciate the team and love being part of such a fabulous group! Have a great day!! Hugs, Gloria

  5. This is very cute! I love the colors! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  6. Fabulous card. Love the scene you have created.

  7. WOW, that's a long blog post, Gloria!!! Your card is darling - as your cards always are. It's so fun and creative, and I always enjoy seeing what you're creating. Thanks for stopping by to share this with us. We're always very grateful for your participation, and hope you enjoy our fellowship as much as we enjoy having you share with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. The challenge this month at V's Sweet Ideas ( is Anything Goes, and we would LOVE to have you share with us there as well. Hugs!

    1. Thanks so much Karen. I wasn't aware of that blog yet. I love it. So cheerful and gorgeous!! I added my link to it. Please be sure to register for my FREE candy if you are in the US. I would appreciate you letting others know about it as well. Have a fabulous day Karen. Hugs, Gloria

  8. Beautifully designed card, Gloria. Love the underwater scene you created.
    Michaela xx

    1. Thanks so much Michaela. Be sure to register for the FREE candy above if you are in the US. Have a wonderful day!! Hugs, Gloria

  9. Great card Gloria and thanks for a chance on candy too.

  10. Beautiful creation, so fun and thanks for the opportunity to win some candy. Congrats.

  11. Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  12. wow how awesome of QKR and Eureka to come and celebrate with you!!!! Congrats again and so happy to be able to join in the celebration!

  13. Thank you Gloria for stopping by my blog today and inviting me over to join your candy blog giveaway - I have never used Close to my Heart products. What a great giveway and to have digital stamps as well for those that do not live in the USA. That is very generous of the sponsors to help you out in that way. I love your card creation Happy Birthday with the underwater scene - just lovely! Enjoy your week! And thanks again. ~ Gail ~

  14. Cute card.

    Thanks for joining our "cute" challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity.


  15. Your fish card is such a cutie.

    Thanks for the chance to win the candy digis - unluckily I don't live in US, because the major candy looks so yummy.

    Hugs, Eemeli

  16. Thanks for popping over today and becoming a follower, and the invite to your blog candy. Unfortunately, I won't be able to get any of the tangible goodies but maybe I'll be lucky enough to pick up a digi.


    p.s. Vicky forgot to put a one beside her name. She is a Canuck like me so I thought I'd let you know but given that you are on the same team you probably already do know in which case just completely disregard this entire paragraph.

    1. Thanks Lisa. I appreciate you letting me know. I know Vicky and Desire are not in US; so I will remember them since they are on the DT at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Originally I was only doing US and then I felt bad because I have so many followers outside US that I sent out emails to get help with some digis for those winners. I am still waiting to hear back from a couple others. Have a fabulous day!! Hugs, Gloria

  17. Its me again just to congratulate you on your first anniversary. I have also joined in your awesome candy and have posted your candy in my sidebar. Thanks so much for the wonderful opportunity.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

    1. Thank you so much Desire! You are so wonderful and very supportive. I really appreciate you and I am very honored that you are part of my life. Have a terrific day!! Hugs, Gloria

  18. What a lovely card - and the perfect paper to create it with! You are so generous to offer such a wonderful prize!! I live in Australia but hope I'm still lucky enough to be one of the winners!

    1. Hi Sarah. Thanks so much for your lovely compliment. CTMH has now opened shopping in Australia. Here is the link Check it out. I am not sure if they are opening it to recruiting new consultants yet; but you can see the products online now. Sorry I am still not allowed to ship outside US; but you have a chance to win free digis. Have a great day. Thanks for becoming a follower. Hugs, Gloria

  19. What a fabulous scene you've created! Such fun! Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images Design Team

  20. What a cute card. Thanks for sharing with the Inky Linky. I love your work and hope to see you back.

  21. What a delightful card, Gloria, and as fun on the inside as on the outside! WOW! Congrats on your first-year anniversary, too! Thanks so much for joining us at AGOAC this week!

  22. I love your card! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and becoming a follower too =)

    1. Thanks for dropping by. Be sure to register at the top for a chance to win my Blog Candy!! Hugs, Gloria

  23. Gloria,
    Thanks for the very kind comments you left on my blog. Thank you for the invitation to enter the Blog candy draw. If I win we will give the prize to Karen L who does live in the USA.
    Your card is adorable.
    Taking time out your day to post your beautiful artwork at Word Art Wednesday, is such a blessing for us. We appreciate and thank you.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

    1. Thanks Carole for visiting my blog and registering for my celebration. I have added two more sponsors this morning so you might tell Karen to register also. Maybe you both will win. Spread the word to your team as I would like a big list before I am finished. I didn't connect the dots to who you were until you wrote on here. LOL. Have a fabulous day and thanks so much for your support. Hugs, Gloria

  24. What a beautiful creation! Love the the cute image. Thank you so much for joining us at Make It Monday this week. ^_^

  25. Gorgeous card! Love the layout, and the adorable fishie! Thank you for joining QKR's Challenge this week.
    Ruza, QKR DT

  26. Lovely card.Thanks for stopping by my blog.I am a follower of your blog know and I have registered for the candy too.

    1. Thanks Sheetal. I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment and becoming a follower. Have a fabulous day!! Hugs, Gloria

  27. Wowsers, I bet SK is thrilled with this card, this image is so much fun! Thanks so much for your nice comments on my blog and becoming a follower. I've added a link to your Candy in my sidebar.

    1. Thanks Leeann. I really appreciate your lovely compliment and for adding a link in your sidebar. That is really sweet of you. Thanks for becoming a follower. Good luck on the drawing. I would love to have a 100 people by the end of the month. Your picture is gorgeous of you and your husband. (I assume) Have a wonderful week!! Hugs, Gloria

  28. oh I'm back with a DT hat on. Just love that bright and cheerful card!!! Such a great fish ;)

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Lacy Sunshine challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

  29. Great make here and such a bright and colourful card! Fabulous!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

    Mel xx

  30. Awesome card! Love the colors. Its just too cute. Thanks for joining us over at V's Sweet 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