Saturday, January 14, 2012

Birthday Wishes

So, it's only January, and already I'm behind on the Viva La Verve sketches at Splitcoast. Yes, that means it took me exactly one week to fail. Stupid working for a living! :)

So, this weekend I'm catching up. This one's ready for a friend's birthday on Feb. 7, which means I still need to knock out a birthday for my turning-into-a-teen son, Valentines, and an anniversary. Yup. Plate's full. I love having pretty cards to give, but have you noticed that after you start giving these, if you do a store-bought one for someone, they wonder what's wrong? Better kick it up a notch!

As long as I'm at it, I thought I'd enter challenges at:
Crafty Creations Challenge - something new. I got the flowers/sprig stamps and dies for Christmas. Yay!
Cupcake Craft Challenges - something new. Great minds think alike!

All images and die cuts are Verve. I dressed up the flowers a little with some Diamond Stickles. PP is Echo Park, most from Yours Truly, though the music's from Victoria Garden.

While I was putting this together, I began to wonder, "Exactly how many zowie-patterned papers can one use before making herself carsick?" Ha! Pattern-on-pattern can be a little tricky. I'm still thinking the pink sprigs might be a bit much.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today. I genuinely appreciate it. Please come again soon! In the meantime, I'll be face-down in a pile of patterned paper!

Enjoy your weekend,


  1. Gorgeous card, very elegant! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  2. A gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining in with our something new challenge this week at CCC.

    Liza x

  3. Love this colour combination and the music panel is perfect. Thanks for joining in the fun this week at Crafty Creations Challenges!