Sunday, January 22, 2012

Challenge Tri-fecta - Happy Birthday

Wow - this might be the first - or - the first in a looooooooooooooooooong while, but I'm entering today's card into three challenges.  I know my blog friend Cheryl enters her cards into like TWENTY challenges - which I find AMAZING........but, for me.......three is probably the tops!  This was the perfect storm of sketch challenge, color challenge and technique challenge.........so.......finally - here's the card!

I haven't made a shaker card in a long while, so I had to refer to the Splitcoast Stampers tutorial for a quick refresher course.  I used a Papertrey Ink stamp to stamp the background of the shaker card and use it again on the front panel.  It definitely looks a bit boring on the blog :( but in real life it makes a greater impact!

So, what are the challenges you ask?

Hand Stamped Sentiments#101 - Shaker Card


And

You have until tomorrow the 23rd for all three of these challenges if you want to come play along!!

On another note - thank you for all your lovely notes about Lily's passing.  We're actually doing OK.  I had a harder time with Layla's passing and I think I know the reason.  Lily was blessed with 9 years of a  princess' life.  Layla was only with us for 2 years and I think that was much harder for me because I wanted to be able to give her more for a longer time.  Know what I mean?  But - thank you again for those that have commented on the blog, sent me cards, called or emailed.  We do appreciate the outpouring of love.

Thanks for your visit!

17 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Cute card! Love the button shaker!

Dawn Braun said...

ooooooh (squeal) I just adore this!! Love those sweet buttons in your window and such fun colors too! Thanks for playing along this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Olga said...

You did great, 3 challenges, I'm with you, 3 is my top too, I love the buttons!!

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous, as you say, a perfect storm of challenges! Love the colours here too.

jimlynn said...

LOL! You sound like me on all the challenges....I do good to get three per card in too.
This is so cute Maria....love the buttons in the shaker card! Precious!
Lynn

Cheryl said...

Hee hee hee! You are well on your way with 3 challenges. Next thing you know it will be 10 then 20. :)

You're card is adorable! I love the green buttons. (Geez, 2 of my favorite things. My fav color and buttons.) I like the bit of ink distressing you did.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Jen said...

What a fun birthday card! I love that you used buttons for the "shakers." Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

dpkennedy said...

Very pretty card! I love the buttons as your shaker! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown!

stampinbygenny said...

I love the simplicity of your card. Simple but Stunning! Love the buttons. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Tui Nathan said...

Super cute ... love the cute little button shaker card!
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Jen Timko said...

What a great card! I love those buttons! Glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a fun card, Maria! Love the shaker design. And how clever to use buttons in the shaker. Love that, and love the mix of kraft with white. I always love a mix of neutrals. Makes things interesting. :)

Krista said...

What a cute idea, using buttons in the shaker!! Love it! Great job coordinating multiple challenges, too. I think you're back in the groove. :) Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

mylittlepaperaddiction said...

You did such a great job combining all three challenges. I love how you used real buttons in your shaker. Very cool!

Rita said...

I never thought of using buttons in a shaker card; it's adorable! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

inkedx2 said...

This is adorable. I love the buttons in the shaker card. I would love to get this card for my birthday. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic shaker card, love the buttons.

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