Sunday, December 2, 2012

Happy Birthday, Grandma Gerry

Hello again friends.  It's Sunday and that used to mean a new card for Stampin' Sisters in Christ.  But as you may know our beloved Kris has decided she needs a break to spend more time with her family.  I certainly understand how much her family means to her and know she has made the right decision.  I'm not sure what I will post on Sundays, but I'm sure the Lord will show me.  

For today I have a card I made for my very dear mother-in-law.  Her birthday is tomorrow (she will be 79) and we are celebrating with her today.
 I used an image from Gallery Cat on etsy.  I couldn't find this collage set in the shop right now but she has so many gorgeous sheets I know you could find something fabulous to work with!  I used the sketch at Deconstructed Sketches, rotated.  The background is a great paper with a newspaper type feel.  The strips are vellum which I embossed so you could still see the DP underneath.  
 It's a bit hard to see, but I used a new die by Becca Feeken for the corner piece.  I punched it from vellum.  The vellum and birthday stamp are oldies from my stash.  The green ribbon I ran through the edges of the die is also from my stash.
I used the same DP on the inside.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Fun with Shapes & More - Must use a die/punch - Anything but Christmas
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything
Pause Dream Enjoy - Use Your Forgotten Stash
Crafty Ribbon Challenge - Use at Least 2 Ribbons
Delightful Challenges - Add Flowers

I think that's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs,



  1. Hi; I'm the fisrt to comment your great card so far; I must admit I had to work a little to discover the two ribbons...

    Thank you for participating with Crafty Ribbons challenges this fortnight and don't forget we also have an Advent Event going on at:

    Greetings from the snow in Stockholm,

    Charlotta / La Vikinga

  2. This is so pretty! I love the way you have layered so many elements together... just wonderful! Thanks for joining us at the Deconstructed Sketch!

  3. Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges for our Festively Floral Challenge hugs Susan x

  4. Lovely vintage feel to your card. Such a lovely image. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Ribbons this time.
    Dawn xx

  5. This is gorgeous. I love the image and the beautiful design.
    I hope your mother in law had a good birthday, I'm sure she would have been delighted with her card

    Thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge

  6. So pretty. Love the vintage feel. Thank you for sharing your creative talent with us in our December anything goes challenge at Catch The Bug! We appreciate you! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

  7. very pretty! thanks for joining this weeks challenge at catch the bug!


  8. Now that is adorable I just love it! Thanks so much for joining our Bingo challenge over at CTB! I hope you will join us again very soon!

  9. Great card! Such a pretty image and layout!!! Thanks for joining us in our challenge at Catch The Bug!

    :) Becky

  10. Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this month at Catch The Bug. This open challenge really is a great way to see lots of different styles and techniques – always an inspiration.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug