Friday, August 24, 2018

Birthday Card Using Conie Fong Summer Dreams

Hello friends!  How is everyone?  It has been a little cooler in Southern CA; but I still haven't had much energy to create.  I know many of you are super busy getting the kids ready to go back to school; which is always a lot of fun. 

It took me a while to get this one colored and created.  It seems to be taking more time to create.  I think my creative Mojo is taking a much needed break.  I was creating every week and sometimes more than once a week; but I haven't had the time to do that lately.  The desire is still there; but I am trying to exercise at least 30 min to 1 hr. a day; which is more than I was doing.  Exercising takes time.

I created this card using Conie Fong "Summer Dreams" which is one of my favorite images.  I love them all; so I always have trouble choosing one to work with.  I love coloring hair; especially long hair.  I hope you enjoy this creation.  It is more clean and simple than my normal; but I love clean and simple.

Close Up of Colored Image

Inside Card
Using CTMH "Dreams" Stamp set (CC8183)
With CTMH "More Magical" Promotion through Sept. 30, 2018
Scroll down to see photo of "Dreams" Stamp Set

Supplies use to create this card:

Frame with image - Spellbinders Label 29
Border front  - Joy Crafts Decorative Border
Frame Inside with sentiment - Spellbinders Label 29
Happy Birthday front - Crafters Companion Subscription Box (August 2018)

Paper - K & Company Specialty Paper
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Reverse side of Raspberry 
Sentiment, castle & symbol inside - CTMH "Dreams" CC8183
Cake & Stars stamp - CTMH Perfect Fit Birthday B1417 (retired)
Flowers - MB's Treasurista (Online shop currently closed)
Ribbon - Celebrate It
Ink - CTMH Raspberry

Skin - E0000, E000, E00, R30
Hair - Y21, Y23, YR23
Lips - RV25
Dress - RV10, RV25
Hat, Bow, Ribbon  - RV10. RV25
Flowers - RV02, RV14
Leaves/Greenery - G24
Blue around image - B41

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (2 of 8) (Sunday)
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Dots and/or Stripes (stripes on hat)(2 of 3) (Saturday)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Die Cuts (1 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3)  (Friday)
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 5) (Thursday)
Cardz 4 Galz - Dies and/or Punches (1 of 3)
Craft Rocket Challenges - Anything Goes (No limit)
Cute Card Thursday - Just For Girls (No limit)
DL.Art August Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Wednesday)
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Crafty Gals Corner - Add a Ribbon and/or Bow (1 of 3)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3)
The House That Stamps Built - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
The Paper Shelter - Digital Image (1 of 3)
Pause, Dream, Enjoy Challenges - Summer BD party (1 of 1)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Bloomin Flowers (1 of 3)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5) 
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)  (Tuesday)
 Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Monday)
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Other Date)
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Craft's Galore Encore Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit)
  Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Love To Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 

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CTMH August - Has 3 Specials This Month 
No. 1 - Here's To You

Available through August 30, 2018 or while Supplies Last

"Here's To You" - CTMH includes a choice of 4 Special Stamps or choose bundles to make 7 cards and one layout. Two different bundles or stamps sold individually. There is a printed workshop to go with this special. This special ends August 31, 2018!  Happy Shopping! 
The "Here’s to You special" features a workshop kit inspired by life’s special occasions. It includes 4 exclusive stamp sets plus supplies to create a collection of beautiful artwork using the exclusive stamp sets featured in the Here’s to You special. You can create 7 cards and 1 layout; depending on your needs.
The Die cuts are available on the Cricut Artistry Cartridge. You can purchase it here at CTMH as a physical cartridge collection or as a digital collection by clicking here.
Save 25% by purchasing the stamps bundled with a collection of products that you can use to recreate the artwork shown here.
Here is the download guide to this special. You don't have to create the cards exactly as they have. You can use your creativity and still use the same supplies. Click here for the workshop instructions for the special.  Special ends August 31, 2018 (11:59 pm MDT)
Here is the link for this special or you can look under promotions. The kits are while supplies last. Click here for the Here's To You special.

CTMH August 2nd Special

Available through Sept 30, 2018 or While Supplies Last

CTMH August -  3rd Special of the month

Earn an A+ in Memory-Keeping with this Exclusive Collection
Preserve the best of your child’s school years with the You’ve Got Class collection of products. This special features a paper collection, exclusive stamp set, and workshop kit all designed to commemorate the passage of those formative years. But act quickly, these products are only available through September 30!
The unique You’ve Got Class workshop contains a set of materials that you can use to create 14 single page scrapbook layouts — an entire album with one page for each school year. The workshop kit also includes our True Fit Folios, giving you a place to preserve precious keepsakes and mementos from each year. Download the instructions for this workshop below!

Available through Sept. 30, 2018 or while supplies last.

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  1. This is so beautiful. What a pretty image and so nicely coloured. I like her hair. Love the colours chosen too. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.Annette DT for

  2. So happy that you have linked your great artwork with us here at Pause Dream Enjoy. Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @ PDE

  3. Beautiful card Gloria and your coloring is amazing! Well done! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Bloomin’ Flowers’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  4. Such a pretty card. Lovely design and image.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore August Challenge “Anything Goes”. Don't forget we have a DT call this month, see the blog for details. Good luck x

  5. Beautiful design, fabulous colouring of your pretty image and lovely colour choice, a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar

  6. Beautiful!! Gorgeous image and I love the dies you used, specially that fabulous one along the top; so elegant!! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built and Jo's Scrap Shack.

  7. Gorgeous card, lovely and vibrant, thanks for joining us at Craft rocket

  8. Exercising does take time, but is well worth the investment in the long run.

    Really cute card! That little girl is adorable. Thanks for playing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!


  9. What a beauty! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges this week. Be sure to join us next time too!
    CGC DT
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Crafty Gals Corner Challenges

  10. Her hair is gorgeous! That is a skill I am developing. I love your card and admire your faithfulness to exercise. My schedule is settled down a little, and I am walking in the early evenings....still missing my crafting time. Thanks for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack.
    DT Member

  11. Beautiful card and perfect for any young gal! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  12. Thank you for sharing your pretty card, both inside and out, with us at Through The Craft Room Door

  13. So very pretty Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

  14. Too cute Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for

  15. Gorgeous card Gloria. Love the image and design. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Gale DT for

  16. Beautiful creation. Such a sweet image and nicely colored. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Bloomin' Flowers" challenge.

  17. This is gorgeous! You colored this beautiful image perfectly. Thank you for playing with my challenge at Cardz 4 Gals and hope we see your next creation with us soon.

  18. This is absolutely beautiful...thank you for sharing with us over at AUD SENTIMENTS ,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  19. Your card is stunning Gloria! So glad you join us at The House That Stamps Built.

  20. A very sweet design. Thank you for joining us at QKR Stampede.

  21. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz.

  22. Darling card, Gloria! Thanks for joining us at the PDE Challenges this week! kReN@afourthlife Follow me at

  23. Love your card. Thank you very much for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge.
    Hugs, Iwona

  24. Such a sweet card! Thanks so much for playing along in the Anything Goes challenge over at The House That Stamps Built!

  25. A super cute card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Marlene

  26. A super cute card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Marlene

  27. Gorgeous image & wonderful colouring! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge & we hope to see more of your beautiful creations again! Hugs, Gwendolyn

  28. Beautiful card and coloring! Thanks for sharing with Crafty Creations Challenges!

  29. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Pause
    Dream Enjoy and A Bit More Time to Craft . Hope to see you again next time.

  30. I really like your new decorative designs! it's beautiful so much and good idea on site.



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