Happy Birthday, Theresa!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Hi Friends! No, it's not Tuesday, but today is a special day at Tuesday Morning Sketches, and we are celebrating! It's Theresa's 50th birthday, as well as her 5th birthday as a breast cancer survivor!!! Whoo Hoo! So, TMS is having a Virtual Birthday Party, and you are invited. :) To play along, just create a birthday card and use pink--not only the official color of the National Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon, but Theresa's fav color, too! No TMS sketch this time--just have fun with it! And, Melissa is going to have special "pink" blog candy for the winner of this challenge!

I thought about creating an all pink card, but Theresa likes pink and green together, so I broke out a new paper pad that had both colors and went from there. I embossed the green dp, then sanded it a little and lightly sponged some Distress Ink over the raised areas. The circle die cut is paper pierced around the edge.

I used the Viva la Verve October 2012 Week 1 sketch, but as is my usual M.O., I gussied it up a bit with a bow, multiple matting, and Stickles.

I embossed the flower images with 3 different colors mixed together, and purposefully left all the loose bits on the paper for a "confetti" look. The pink in the center of the "button" of the flower is Stickles.

The inside is fairly simple, with an embossed sentiment.

I have to apologize for the quality of the photos. I think something is going on with Google, or Blogger, or both. For the past 3 days, I have had a dickens of a time getting my photos to look right on my blog. No matter what they look like in my photo editing program, when I add them to Blogger, they look all funky. Any of you having that problem, too? Does anyone have a solution? This is seriously frustrating for me! I usually use larger photos, but until the problem is fixed, they'll have to be smaller. If you want to see a larger photo, just click on it. They should look okay there.

So, Happy Birthday, Theresa! I hope it's your best one EVER! 

Now, go check out the rest of the DT, as well as some special friends, who created cards to surprise Theresa today on the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge blog, then create your own card and link up to the party on the TMS blog during the month of October, for a chance to win! The winner will be announced on November 1. And, be sure to stop by Theresa's blog to wish her a Happy 50th Birthday!

Thanks for stopping by today, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve October 2012 Sketch Challenge-Week 1 (VLVOct2012)
Flourishes Think Pink Challenge FLLCOCT12
Charisma Cardz Challenge #39: Badda Bing!
Color Throwdown #212
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #237: Lotsa Ribbon!
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Glimmer and Sparkle
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge 226 (PWC226): Flowers
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #183: It's Your Birthday

Stamps: Nicest Thoughts, Sunny Days (Verve Stamps); Big Birthday Wishes (Our Craft Lounge)
Paper: Madeline (Prima); Sweet Nectar (K&Co)
Ink: Distress Ink; Memento; clear embossing ink
Dies: A2 Matting Basics A & B, Std Circles Lg, Classic Scalloped Circles Sm (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Scallop Diamond Edger (EKSuccess); Kassie's Brocade embossing folder (Cuttlebug); Zing embossing powder; ribbon; sanding block; paper piercer; Stickles; sewing thread
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Debbie said...

Beautiful card!! I love the touch of blue with the pink and green! Gorgeous bow!!!

Patrice said...

Great card - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week and enter my washi tape giveaway!


StephG said...

this is beautiful...love the embossing. The stitching is a wonderful touch. Thank you for playing at Stamptacular Sunday!

Theresa said...

Cheryl, this is so beautiful. I love the sentiment. I love how you wrapped the ribbon (I have to borrow that). I simply love it! Thank you so much.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a beautiful card!

NGCARDS said...

Wonderful creation! Thanks for playing along at Charisma! xxx

Jessi Fogan said...

Super cool fun shabby card, Cheryl!

Grandma Bonnie said...

You make the prettiest cards, Cheryl..i do cute...but you do PRETTY! Love this!

Maria said...

Awww...what a gorgeous pink card for Theresa's birthday!!! And, a very special birthday indeed!

Shelby said...

Beautiful birthday card! I'm sure Theresa will love it.


Bubbles said...

Fab card. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
Joanne x

Lori said...

So pretty! Love the big bow and the look of the embossing. Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown!

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

Jan Hennings said...

This is beautiful!

Caz said...

This is lovely..Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz. And good luck.

Caz xx CC DT

Kylie said...

This card is just amazing! I've had an enjoyable time looking through your blog. You are very, very clever!! xx

mags said...

A super card. The colours go so well together and a perfect sentiment. Happy Birthday Theresa.