Monday, May 18, 2020

Friend Card Using CTMH Blue Skies May Special with Sweet Hummingbird Stamp & Thin Cuts

Hello Friends!  I hope everyone is doing good; and staying safe in these crazy times.  It sure helps to craft and enjoy the simple things in life.  We have to count our blessings each day and be grateful for what we do have and what we can experience in this current life.  

My husband was a sweetheart on Sunday and drove to one of my favorite restaurants to buy me one of my favorite meals to bring home to me.  When my mother was alive, she made turkey, cornbread dressing and mashed potatoes with turkey gravy every year for Thanksgiving; so when I found this place that cooked like my mother; I fell in love with this meal.  They actually serve it daily, all year long.  

Can you imagine being able to have your mother's turkey meal anytime you want it?  It has been 3 months or more since I had it; so I was really excited.  I prefer eating it there; but the next best thing was eating it at home.  I get 3 meals out of that one meal.  It always makes me smile and feel close to my mother; when I eat it.  It is a joyful experience.  

I am super excited today; because I received my new CTMH Blue Skies special paper and cardstock over the weekend; and I was finally able to play with it.  I have been sharing my new favorite CTMH Sweet Hummingbird Stamp & Thin Cuts - Z3725; but now I have created using this fabulous paper and patterned shiny cardstock to go with my Hummingbird set.  I created this for a friend of mine, Sue.  She loves Hummingbirds and I haven't made her a card in a while.  

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Rectangles inside and outside - CTMH Stitched Framed Rectangles Z4260
Hummingbird and flowers - CTMH Sweet Hummingbird Stamp & Thin Cuts - Z3725

Hummingbird, Flowers, and Sentiment outside - CTMH Sweet Hummingbird Stamp & Thin Cuts - Z3725
Paper - CTMH Blue Skies - CC5206
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Canary, Candy Apple 
Shiny Pattern Paper -  Blue Skies Pattern Coordinating Cardstock CC5212
Sentiment Inside - CTMH Sentiments & Stitches C1835
Ink - CTMH Candy Apple
Yellow Sequin - CTMH Crafty Loose Sequins - Z4059
Red Sequins - CTMH Holiday Loose Sequins Z3565

Hummingbird - Y15, RV11, R27, R83
Flowers & Leaves - Y11, Y15, R27, YG25, YG17

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (8 of 8)  (Sunday)
Little Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Stamping Sensations - Flowers to Brighten Your Day (1 of 3)
Crafty Friends Challenge - Flowers (1 of 3) (Saturday)
Di's Digi Challenges - Flowers (1 of 3)
Just Us Girls - Color Week (1 of 3)
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (3 of 3)  (Friday)
  QKR Stampede - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
  DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)   (Thursday)
Simon Says Challenge Blog - Animal Fun (3 of 5)  (Wednesday)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (3 of 5 - 2nd wk) 
Unicorn Challenge Blog - Use Dies (No limit) (Tuesday)
Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything Goes (5 of 5)  (Monday)
2 Crafter Critter Crazies - ATG (3 of 5) (Other Date)
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit) 
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit)
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafty Animals - ATG (No limit)
Createful Heart Design - ATG - (2 of 3)
Happy Little Stampers - ATG w/dies (No limit)
Love To Scrap - ATG (2 of 5)
Not Just Cards Challenge - Anything Goes (4 of 5)
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes (3 of 3)   

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  1. Such happy cards! Aren't we lucky we have our crafts to get through this time? Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  2. Beautiful - so bright and cheerful!

    TY for joining us at Love to Scrap!
    ~Michele, DT

  3. Absolutely beautiful! LOVE that gorgeous hummingbird and all the paper for your card. Sensational!
    Thanks so much for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.

  4. Bright and beautiful ! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.

  5. Hello... your floral card is lovely and it fits perfectly with the flowers challenge at Crafty Friends. Hope you will join again very soon.
    Diane Louise (Team Leader)

  6. I absolutely adore your hummingbird card, it's adorable! It makes me think of my neighbor I was very close to who passed away a little over a year ago. Thanks for making me smile 😊 XO Cardstock Queen

  7. So bright and cheerful. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  8. beautiful bright cards, love the hummingbird, Thank you for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge

  9. What a lovely card! I love watching hummingbirds at our feeder. They are so fun to watch! And turkey dinner is my favorite too! Lucky you to find that restaurant! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  10. This is a lovely and such a happy card! I really love the way you have colored that hummingbird. So happy you joined us at Just Us Girls.

  11. What a beautiful card. Love the papers you used and that hummer is so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

  12. Oh very beautiful. Lovely bright and colourful. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  13. So beautiful - love that gorgeous bird. Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls, Deborah, GD.

  14. Such a beautiful card, I love this version of this fabulous stamp. The floral background shows off the lovely front layer. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good Luck and looking forward to see you again in our next challenge.

    Faith QKR Stampede DT

  15. I just love how bright and cheerful this card is! And what better reason to make it but that you haven't sent this friend a card in awhile 😊 I'm sure she will love it! Thank you for sharing this with us at Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge!!!

  16. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  17. A beautiful floral design, and the inside is as lovely as the outside. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  18. Beautiful card...Thanks for joining us at Di’s Digi Challenge :)
    Wendy xx

  19. Gloria, You have done a wonderful job in exhibiting a number of renditions in the hummingbird; each beautiful in it's own way. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Stay Safe and Stay Healthy! HAPPY CRAFTING!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  20. Lovely projects Gloria. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Wendy DT Member for

  21. Beautifully coloured image. I like your layout too. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  22. This is FABulous! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Happy Little Stampers May Anything Goes With Dies challenge! We appreciate you joining us!
    Leslie, HLS Dies Team
    Love To Scrap 2

  23. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  24. Cute card, I love this flowers paper.
    Thank you for playing with @Creative Heart.

    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}>


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