Welcome to my blog.

If you came here expecting to see Photography Photos you will need to visit my PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG at:

Thank you for stopping by & visiting. I appreciate you interest and your comments. Have a great day.

Mar 14, 2008

BCG Wk 38 Celebrating Birthdays

This weeks theme for the Blogger's Challenge Group was Birthday Cards (any kind for any age)

I had a card that we made for my Stamp Club meeting already done but since it was a pretty much cased card from Northwoods Stamper on SCS http://splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/802078?cat=12324 I decided to do another card but am posting both cards.

Card #1 Uses (Birthday Whimsy) from the Sale-a-bration catalog.

Card stock used: Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White and Bali Breeze Designer Paper.

I stamped the (Sanded BG) stamp with TT ink on the TT card stock. Then I stamped the birthday cake image with Old Olive and colored the flames in with Pumpkin Pie and distressed the edges with CC ink then mounted it onto a square of PP card stock & distressed the edges with the Cutter Kit. I layered a piece of the Bali Breeze DP on the Old Olive cs and added a strip of CC pierced and added 3 TT brads. I stamped the cake image again using Chocolate Chip CRAFT ink and Clear EP then cut out the cake and mounted it over the olive cake with foam dimensional tape.

Card #2 Uses (Birthday Whimsy)

Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red Textured, Old Olive, Whisper White and Designer Paper from DCWV(Die Cute With A View). I pierced a piece of Old Olive and layered that onto my RR textured card stock leaving a space between that and the designer paper. The corners were rounded with a small corner rounder. My cake was done the same was as in card one. I did use Nestabilities to cut out my circle and scallop for this card. I also embossed the sentiment and added Olive and Not Quite Navy brads to the sides and a piece of the Chocolate Chip PolyTwill ribbon at the bottom of the card.

If you have questions on how these cards were made feel free to e-mail me.

Check out all the other Birthday creations by clicking on the Bloggers Challenge Group icon on my sidebar.


  1. These are both terrific cards. The color choices and the use of DSP is way cool. Great job...

  2. Great BD cards Ida - love the colors on the 2nd one.

  3. Super cute cards! Love the layout on both but especially on card 2!

  4. Good challenge GF! and Happy Birthday to you too!

  5. Oh these are both wonderful. That cake with the candles is so perfect and I love the brads you added too!

  6. 2 cards this week huh? Busy girl! The cards are great, I love the polka dot one!

  7. Perfect pair! I love your color choices on both cards.

  8. cute cards-both of them! also think your new kitten is so cute-my kitten is pretty much full-grown; one of my sister's cats just had six kittens, and they are so precious, but alas, my dh thinks one cat and one dog are all I need...bummer

  9. Both are great, but I really like the long card : )

  10. both cards are great, but I LOVE the 2nd one! I love the colors, polka dot paper, brads - well, I guess everything :-)

  11. both cards turned out great Ida!! I think my fav is the polka dots one - I'm partial to dots!! :)

  12. Ida, both cards turned out great! Love 'em both!!