Saturday, November 23, 2013

Anniversary Card Using Whimsy Stamps Spread Love and Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Hi all of you beautiful people!  I hope you are having a nice weekend.  It is cool here for a change in Southern CA.  I think it is probably colder everywhere else; so we are luckier than others.  Try to stay warm and safe in the winter weather.  I am still feeling on the blah side; having been sick for most of this week.  I keep hoping I will feel normal again some day; but not today. 
I created a card for my daughter and her husband for their 15th anniversary.  I have purchased several Whimsy stamps over the past year and have only used one or two of them.  I decided it was time to get them out and try using them.  They are so cute that I couldn't resist buying them.  I don't feel I am very good at coloring them; so I hesitate to use them.  If they were pre-colored; I would be using them all the time.  LOL!.
I pulled the heart out so you could read it; but it is tucked behind the card image; which really adds to the look of the card.  I really wanted to get away from pinks and purples for this card and do something different than the traditional pinks and reds with hearts. 

Card without the heart.

Little heart that is tucked in behind the image.

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Die Cuts:
Circle, Scallop, Heart (outside), Sentiment die (inside and outside), flowers and leaves - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Butterfly border, Butterflies, Small hearts inside - Joy Crafts
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, CTMH Autumn Terracotta
Golden Yellow cardstock - DCWV Textured Cardstock - Brights
Paper - Graphic 45 Secret Garden
Image - Whimsy Stamps "Spread Love"

Coloring of Image
Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - E35, E37, E57
Dress - CTMH Honey and CTMH Honey Light
Wings and Hearts - YG11, G20 or G24 ?

On the heart outside - CTMH Life is Tweet (S1206) retired
Sentiment outside and inside - CTMH The Happy Couple - D1539
Heart with sentiment inside - CTMH Childhood Portraits (D1373) retired

Ribbon - Offray
Bling - 

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Inklings & Yarns - Anything Goes
 Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Angel Wings
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Bow
Creative Creations Challenges - Sparkle and Shine
Paper Playtime - Sparkle
Deep Ocean Challenge - Favorite Color Combo (I have more than one favorite)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Make It Fancy
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Any Celebration
By Lori Designs - Use Paper
Fab N' Funky - Anything Goes
Nutcrafters - Recipe; 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments (butterfly border, butterfly and flowers)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Scrappers Delight - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration  - Anything Goes
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Any Sentiment
Paper Crafting Journey - Bling It Up
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Docerela Creations - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Add A Bow
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes

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  1. This is so gorgeous Gloria. Beautiful image and colouring and such a lovely layout. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Paper Crafting Journey.

    Cathy DT Member

  2. Your card is fabulous!
    Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Greetings Kaija DT-member

  3. Hi Gloria, I am sure they will love their card. It's very pretty and your colouring is great. Brilliant design too. From freezing UK, hugs, Carol S.xx

  4. This is so pretty, and refreshing, makes you think of Spring.... Thank you for joining us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday hope you will join us again next week...
    Suzy B

  5. LOL, our national colours, very Australian!!! A delightful anniversary card, love all the diecut embellies. Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

  6. This is pretty. Like the idea of not only the heart peeking out but also the butterflies down the left side. Hugs Mrs A.

  7. sweet and a very beautiful card Gloria.

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  8. Hi Gloria, just popping by from Sweet Stampin to see if I can help. You mentioned you couldn't see the linky on our challenge...I've checked & he is there now, not sure if he went walkabout or what happened but please do pop back & enter. Any more problems, either leave me a comment or drop me an e.mail, link is on the side of the challenge blog & I'll do what I can. Hope that helps xx

    P.S. Gorgeous anniversary card!

    1. Thanks Abi. I thought I had added it; but found I had not. It is added now. I appreciate you letting me know. Happy Holiday! Hugs, Gloria

  9. Incredible creation! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  10. Very nice card and great die choices. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  11. Great card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Brown Sugar. Good Luck.

  12. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Fan-tastic Tuesday this week

  13. so gorgeous.fab design and i love your colours and stunning image :D

    xx coops xx

  14. Such a pretty design! Thanks for sharing your little fairy with us at Sweet Stamps!

  15. Wow such a pretty card.Love the colours and the embellishments are gorgeous.Thanks for joining in with us over at Nutcrafters.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

  16. Thank you for joining our Birthday Celebrations at Sweet Stampin' this week. Debbiex

  17. Aw this is so cute gorgeous little fairy - I love the colours - than you for playing along at Whimsy stamps challenge this week hugs Judith xx

  18. Gloria, your card is so pretty and what a cute fairy you've used.Those butterflies are a wonderful addition to the card.Great color combination also. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara {personal blog - Art and Soul Creations}

  19. Such a pretty card. Love the fairy... Thank you for linking up with us this week at Docerela


  20. Cute card, I like all the butterflies...perfect for the image. Thanks for playing in the SweetStamps challenge.

  21. A lovely card. I like the addition of the butterflies. Thanks for sharing on The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  22. Gorgeous card - love all the details you've added.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  23. What a fabulous image! She's simply adorable and your butterflies add so much to this card. Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Stampin' challenge this week and hope to see you again soon! --Gail

  24. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge that started yesterday.

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  25. Pretty card - perfect for our birthday challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  26. So sweet! Great color combo! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  27. A stunning anniversary card Gloria. Love the yellow and green. Lol it was me and hubby's 29th wedding anniversary this past Saturday. Can't believe how time flies.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  28. So pretty!
    Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations!
    DT Member Sara

  29. lovely choice and thank you for showing us your 2013 best of!
    Happy New Year to you xx


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