Sunday, October 21, 2012

MOJO Monday #263, 4CCC-112 and Lollipop Crafts #92 - {Happy Birthday Mom}

Hello friends - a sunny but chilly Sunday here is Montana.  I look out the window and think that I really should go outside and get some vitamin D but have decided that I need card making therapy more than I do sunshine at the moment - lol!  Hope you are all having a fine day.

Thursday was my Mom's 70th birthday and I made this card for her using the MOJO Monday #263 sketch. 

Usually when I need to create a card in a bit of a hurry, I just go out on the internet to my favorite challenge sites such as MOJO Monday and grab a great sketch to jump start my inspiration and can quickly put my card together.  In this case though the sketch generated so many ideas that I changed my mind about 4 times before I got it finished (not so quick this time).   My first thought was to put a punched cupcade in the circle with a birthday hat at the top (where the flower is in the sketch).  Then I was going to put a big heart where the small circle is and a smaller heart in place of the flower.  Then I was playing around with a cute image of a bird and a cupcake.  Finally... I decided that I wanted to use butterflies and viola the card was completed - whew! And my mom loved it. So now I have the start of 3 other cards that I can finish all as a result of this sketch :o) Funny how that happens sometimes isn't it?

I am also entering this card in the Lollipop Crafts Challenge #92 - "Happy Birthday" and the 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #112 - Dry Embossing.   My dry embossing is on the middle strip, the flower  and the blue butterflies.  Too bad there wasn't a "pearl it up" challenge to participate in too - lol!

Thanks again for stopping by to visit.  Til next time - Hugs and Happy Crafting!!!

Supplies (all from Stampin Up!): Cardstock - Primrose Petal, Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse and Baja Breeze.  DSP - Patio Party. Sentiments - Petite Pairs (one of my "go to" sets) and fabulous phrases.  Punches - Blossom, Elegant Butterfly, Curly Label, 2 1/2" Circle, 1 1/4" circle. Embossing texture folders - Perfect Polka Dots, Argyle.  Beautiful Wings Embosslets (butterflies).  Other - Basic Pearls and Midnight Muse classic ink. 


  1. Just gorgeous, Danielle! It's a very busy card but I really, really like it! xx

  2. LOL Kylie - I agree it is a very busy card. It seemed like I just kept adding on to it trying to make it more pleasing and finally had to give up. Probably would do it a bit different next time for sure but Mom liked it (especially the pearls which were the last thing I added before I told myself to stop messin' with it). Thanks for the nice note!

  3. Thanks for playing our dry embossing challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

  4. Loving the texture on your card and how you added some color to spice up the diamonds. Wonderful creation. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  5. Hi Danielle
    Love the dp.. you did a Totally Gorgeous Creation. Great JOB!~
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts.
    -Sony LC-DT


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