Jan 29 2010

Bloggers Challenge – Birthday Bliss


Wow…today is Friday already and it is time for the Bloggers' Challenge!  Our assignment this week is a Birthday Theme! 


I've liked Stampin' Up!'s set, Birthday Bliss, for a while, but never purchased it.  When it came out on the FREE Sale-A-Bration list, I snapped it up quickly!  I LOVE this greeting…May your layers be many & your frosting be thick"!  How TRUE is that!  Yes, I've always been the one who wants the corner piece with the MOST frosting!  lol!


I've had this sketch for a while…maybe it was one that Mary Brown and I worked on together…I forget.  I stamped the birthday cake image on Basic Black, then watercolored with my So Saffron, Regal Rose and Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Markers and AquaPainter.  I took my colors from the Welcome Neighbor Designer Series Paper that was also FREE Sale-A-Bration with purchase.  I cut 1 1/4" x 5 1/4" strips of three patterns for the background.


The base card is Bermuda Bay and I layered on Whisper White.  The stamped image was punched with 1 3/8 circle punch, then layered on a 1 3/4 So Saffron circle.  The larger scallop is from the Pennant XL Bigz Die in Regal Rose and I added some dots around the scallops with my White Gel Pen.  Finally, I added the White Stripe Organdy Ribbon and tied.


Pretty simple card, but darling for a birthday…hmmm…who has a birthday next that I could sent this to???


I hope you have a great weekend!  Mine is working up to be a BUSY one!

13 People have left comments on this post

Jan 29, 2010 - 11:01:39

Very cute!!!

Jan 29, 2010 - 01:01:07
Shelly Schmidt said:

Great colors- love the sentiment and the highlighted letters.  TFS

Jan 29, 2010 - 02:01:19
kim howard said:

Great color combination, love the sketch!

Jan 29, 2010 - 02:01:35
Ida said:

Very cute card.  Love the way you highlighted the sentiment to match your color scheme.

Jan 29, 2010 - 07:01:15

Cute, love the sketch!

Jan 29, 2010 - 08:01:08

Really cute colors!  Great job Connie!

Jan 29, 2010 - 09:01:00

Very cute Connie!  What a fun sketch!  😀

Jan 29, 2010 - 09:01:45
Lisa Bohler said:

Even though I'm a cake, light frosting girl, I LOVE your card!  The multicolored focal image is perfect for that triple panel background!  Marvelous!

Jan 29, 2010 - 11:01:29
Kristie said:

Very cute!

Jan 30, 2010 - 12:01:11
Lisa M said:

Love it, Connie!  Great card!

Jan 30, 2010 - 11:01:51

I love the triple panel background….smaller images really stand out.
connie paxman

Jan 31, 2010 - 09:01:01
Lori said:

Great design–perfect for showcasing a smaller image!  Love the highlighted words in the sentiment.

Jan 31, 2010 - 10:01:28
Toni Tessler said:

Those colors are GREAT together!