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Hi everyone! I am a veterinary technician living in NY who loves to pen pal and make cards in my spare time. I have never been good at crafts since I can barely draw a straight line with a ruler but I was determined to give it a go.  I love learning all the different techniques and ways to craft. Follow me on my journey as I grow as a card maker!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Birthday Wishes

Sketch Saturday Challenge #265

One of my new pen pals has a birthday coming up so I thought I would make her a cute birthday card! Who wouldn't love to find this beauty in their mailbox? I used one of Lacy Sunshine's amazing images. I stocked up on her retiring digis this weekend.  Get them before they are gone! They are so adorable and fun to color.  I used my Promarkers for coloring. I have ultra fine nibs shipping to me. I can't wait to use them on the fine details! I have such a heavy hand with ink.  I followed the sketch by Sketch Saturday for the card layout. I tied my first ever bow with ribbon. Thank you YouTube! The sentiment was punched with Stampin up scalloped oval and oval punches.  The papers were all from my stash.  I had lots of fun making this card! That being said, the photography part of blogging is more of a challenge for me.  I have horrible lighting in the house! Patience is not something I have a huge supply of. I even used a super cute glitter pen on the birthday hat which you can't see because of the poor lighting.  If anyone has any tips on how to take better pictures I would greatly appreciate them.  Feel free to send me an email if you have the time and desire to give me a hand!

Entering this card in the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday Challenge #265
Lacy Sunshine Challenge 11
My Sheri Crafts Challenge 13
Stampin with the Dragon Anything Goes
Fairy Tale Challege Blog - Birthday
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp - digi challenge
A.R.T. Card Challenge
Crafty Ribbon Challenge 50
Crating For All Seasons Make It Girly
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Girl Power
Divas by Design Pretty Pearls
Party Time Tuesdays 126
Anitas Art Challenge Blog birthday
Paper Makeup Stamps All tied up
The Crafty Bloggers Network Bright and Breezy
Lia Stampz Challenge 44 Birthday


  1. Beautiful card Erin! Hope your friend loves it.

    I too have a very heavy hand for colouring. Once you're used to the ultra fine nibs you'll find it so much easier as you can right in there.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

  2. This is just a cute card to share with us over at MSC this time.


  3. She is a cutie! Loving those candy colours and sugery embellishments.

    Thanks for taking part in the Stampin'with the Dragon 'Anything Goes' Challenge with us.


  4. This is lovely, good luck in our crafty bloggers network challenge!
    Sarah CBN DT xx

  5. Very pretty and perfect for a birthday! Thanks for joining us over at Lacy Sunshine.
    Mandy x (LS DT)

  6. What a lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

  7. Awe, how sweet! Thanks for playing along with us at the A.R.T. "Anything Goes" challenge, and we hope you'll join us again this Thursday too for a new challenge! ~Cheryl, Senior DT

  8. Fabulous card, love the coloring job and all the details! Thanks for playing with us at Stamping with the Dragon!

  9. What a pretty card! Love those colors, papers and that cute digi! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

  10. Totally adorable!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge!
    xx Nela

  11. Love the bright colours with that super cute image - a perfect combination!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Diva's this week and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie xx

  12. A real cutie. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

  13. Hi Erin.
    This is fab. I love those vibrant colours. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.
    Andie xx

  14. What a funny card, really cute image and fantastic bright colours! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday!
    ;-) Alex H.

  15. What a pretty card, Erin! Such a sweet image, and I really like the colors you used! Thank you for joining us at Lia Stampz!...Nancy :o)

  16. Lovely card :) thanks for joining penny's challenge 133 :)

  17. Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at Crafty ribbons
    hugs Anke

  18. I love the cards you make! So cute and beautiful! :)

  19. What a cute card! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts.

  20. Cute card and great image... love the colors!

    Thanks for sharing at My Sheri Crafts

  21. This is such a cute card and the image is so cute..
    Thanks for sharing it with us at PTT...

  22. What a sweet thing to do...making such a cute card for your penpal. I bet she loves it. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Lia Stampz!

  23. this is so cute! thanks for playing with us at lia stamps this fortnight!