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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!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Birthday Cake

As some of you know I love to write snail mail to my pals and share my cards with them.  One friend asked me to make a birthday card for her daughter who loves frogs.  I saw the adorable Lacy Sunshine image and knew it would make the perfect image for her card. I colored the image with my Promarkers and used papers from my stash.  I used my new nestabilities dies to cut and mat the image.  Two of my favorite ways to embellish my card are with rhinestones and my jelly roll glitter pen so I used both on this card.  The glitter really helps make the white frosting pop on the cake.  I recently found these amazing paper flowers on eBay and had to get a pack. This is the first time I have used the flowers from my new stash! Love them. So bright and easy to use.  I followed the sketch at Feeling Sketchy for the card layout.   Hopefully my friends daughter will enjoy her birthday card!

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Feeling Sketchy Challenge 67
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog Girls, Girls, Girls
The scrapbooking queen challenge 26 anything goes
Stamp and Create August Challenge Glitter
Crafty Calendar Challenge Anything Goes
Onecrazystamper Birthday and GD Challenge
Great Impressions August challenge square card
Natalie and Amy Challenge and DT call
The Crafty Bloggers Network Favorite things challenge
Lexi's Creations Challenge 97 Sparkle and Shine
PPM Make it Monday #154
Card Mania #27 Fave embellishment
Songbird Challenge 25 fave thing
The Cutie Pie Challenge 51 anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge 27 Anything  DT
Craft-room challenge something new
Papertake Weekly Flower power
Paper Pretties Girly girl
Penny's Paper Challenge 141
Digistamps4joy Cahllenge 74 anything
Crafty Ribbon Challenge 58 Anything ribbon
Paper Crafting Journey Anything goes
ART Card Challenge #11
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge 74 anything
2 Sisters Challenge blog Challenge 158
Crafty Calendar Challenge Anything goes
A Gem of a challenge 94  something with a b = birthday


  1. This is adorable. Great job on it.
    Thanks for joining us at Feeling Sketchy.

  2. This is just too sweet! Thanks for joining us for the A.R.T. "Anything Goes" challenge this week! ~Cheryl, Senior DT

  3. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Feeling Sketchy. Hope to see you again next time.

  4. Such a cute card! Such bright and cheerful colors, and an adorable image! So happy to have you play along with us at A.R.T. for our Anything Goes challenge. Come back again soon! Joanne

  5. very lovely and adorable!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

  6. Great use of those new dies, fun cooking card, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room challenge, Debi x

  7. This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  8. cute card ! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper- Crafy Challenges

  9. Love the papers .sweet image too .
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  10. This is perfect for our current challenge “Anything Goes” at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  11. Thanks for playing in our "Anything Goes" Challenge #74!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  12. What a cutie, thanks for sharing at The Cutie Pie Challenge and Good Luck. Sarah

  13. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Bev x

  14. Thank you so much for entering this cutie pie at ds4j this time, really lovely card!
    Jackie, DT Member.

  15. What a lovely image great card.

    Thanks for joining us at lexi creations

    Tracey dt

  16. Such a lovely card card.
    Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

  17. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Feeling Sketchy. Hope to see you again next time.

  18. Super cute card love the image. Thanks for joining us at Great Impression stamps stop back by next month for the next challenge!!

  19. Adorable card made with a lovely image and really pretty colours and embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us this month over at Crafty Calendar Challenge.
    Kim xXx

  20. Very cute card.
    Thanks for joining us at feeling sketchy :)

  21. Lovely card and such a cute image for someone who loves frogs. Thank you for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

    Sylv xx
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT

  22. thanks for joining in this week at Crafty Ribbons challenge with such a lovely creation, Kate x

  23. A very cute card. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

  24. Another fabulous creation Erin. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC. xx

  25. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at Craft-Room..super cute image, beautifully coloured and great papers, pretty flower too..Esther xx

  26. Thank you for joining in with us at Feeling Sketchy with your sweet & fun card. How lovely that you can share your cards about.

  27. Fab image and card. Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network
    Geraldine M
    CBN DT

  28. What a fun birtday card! Thanks for playing along with us this month at Great Impressions.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  29. soooo cute. Love the great DP on this card!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Lacy Sunshine challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky