Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Happy Birthday

♪♪♪ Happy Birthday to Me! ♪♪♪

No, it isn't my birthday, but the Calendar Girls (who post on the 28th of every month) have been challenged to celebrate our birthdays today.

April (Miss March) is our hostess this month. When she posted her challenge, I was a bit stressed......... and a bit challenged. Tee Hee! (I guess that's the point of a challenge, right?) In April's words: I want you to make a birthday card based on your date of birth. I would love you to use two parts of your birthdate and use the corresponding color and sketch challenges available on the [SCS] forums.

Okay, that presented a problem... since I regularly lie about my age. I always say I'm 17, so there's no way that I'm revealing what year I was born. (Barb, don't even try to get me to do that.) Therefore, I only had two numbers to work with. I'm mathematically challenged or I guess I could have figured out what year I would have been born in if I truly were 17, but hey! That is just TOO much work, which would have taken time away from my crafting time. So I went with the numbers 10 (October) and 26.

Here's my Birthday Card:

I used sketch #10...

... and the colors from Challenge #26, which are Tempting Turquoise, Gable Green, and Lavendar Lace.

As you can see, I decorated the inside of my card, but I didn't put a Happy Birthday sentiment there. I could have, but since I'm also using this card in a swap I'm in on SCS (Barb's What's In a Letter Swap - the Letter L = Lavendar), I didn't think the birthday sentiment seemed appropriate. I'm sorry, April. I hope you don't mind.

Now let's be sure and check out the birthday cards that my fellow Calendar Girls made. You can find the links to their blogs in my left side bar. Be sure to wish them a Happy Birthday - oh, wait! That's not right, since it isn't their birthdays either. Instead, leave them a comment and tell them how awesome their card is, okay?

Thanks for stopping by. Come on over to my house and we'll have cake and ice cream to celebrate my birthday.


Image & Sentiment: My Favorite Things It's a Cupcake Kind of Day

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black

Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Black, Gable Green, Lavendar Lace, and Tempting Turquoise

Designer Paper: Paper Studio Sugar & Spice Paper Pad

Embellishments: Stampin' UP! Delphinium Grosgrain Ribbon and Buttons (vendor unknown)


April said...

I am the queen of non-sentiment cards, so go for it!! Besides,what says birthday like a cupcake??

I love that you repeated the polka dot pattern as the inset piece.

Excellent card made with my challenge in mind! I am so happy that we are CG's together!!

AnnMarie said...

Great card!! Love the details and happy colors!! Cupcake...yummmm! Oh and Happy 17th birthday! You look amazing! :)

Melina said...

This is so pretty! I love the colors and that cupcake is so cute! :)

jimlynn said...

What a fun challenge and a cute, cute card! LOVE that DP and the precious cupcake! Outstanding.

Ana Carolina Little said...

Great card Jeanette. Very fresh and fun!!! Everything goes so good together!!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

I was just commenting on Kelly's blog recently, that I am seeing so much purple lately and love it. It is a color that I do not craft with often. I need to change that!!!! The Lavender Lace looks great with that green DP!

Now you are going to make me dig out some cupcake stamps and make a card, aren't you?!

I really like the layout too. I am going to have to revisit the sketch thread in the future!

MiamiKel said...

Well Happy Birthday! *snickering!* I hope you have a great 17th! Super awesome card - loving all the greens and teals - very bright, fun, bold card! And of course, the perfectly matched paper, your signature of course :) Fun stamp and great overall design!

Thank you for the Happy Birthday wishes today! From the REAL birthday girl, who is, of course, just SLIGHTLY older than you *grin!*

Barb said...

Well--first I am so honored to be mentioned in your blog post again!

Love the card--and the sketch rocks. I really love the colors and the card is so sweet!

Thanks again for organizing this fun group!

Carol W said...

Wow, wow, loving this card. Bright beautiful and well done. I love the classic clean look and the way you used the dsp to pop this card right out into a wonderful space. Just awesome...You rocked this challenge for being such a young thing you sure know how to craft...

Samantha said...

AMAZING...Looks good enough to eat! :) YUMMY!

Terry Ladwig said...

ADORABLE!! I really like this one...makes me want to have a cupcake.

Your creation is awesome and I love the papers/colors you chose to use! I had the choice of that color combo but it had too many colors to try to use....but you did graet! I wish I had your talent!!

Thank you for being a part of this awesome group of ladies! I look forward to the 28th of every month!!


~Paola~ said...

ohmyyyyyy!! this is a FABULOUS carddddd...where o begin to comment?? I LOVE the layout U chose and your d/p is the top...
(to me, U are the undiscussed queen of the perfect d/p every time!)that awesome immie is perfect too and the colors are nothing but fantastic! wowww..
how do I love this card?...let me count the ways.....
*it is superliscious* ♥♥♥♥♥♥

Heather B said...

Love the button on the top of the cupcake. And that purple ribbon is gorgeous.

dweatter said...

Great clean and simple sketch. Love the color combo, it is so bright and cheerful, perfect for a birthday! Of course, your DP is just yummy and perfect for the card. Wonderful card!