Friday, January 15, 2010

Happy Heart Birthday

I've been trying to make my niece's birthday card all week. Every idea I had went nowhere. Then, I was in a corner, I HAD to do it. I decided to try something really out of the box. In the process, I managed to accomplish three challenges.

Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge.Plus, Just Us Girls - Stitching Challenge.
Along with Crazy 4 Challenges - Birthday Challenge.My out of the box technique was to cut out my stamped and colored elephant image from Happy Heart Day and mount it onto a patterned paper. Have you noticed that three of the patterned papers I used is some sort of polka dot? What can I say, I like my polka dots! I think the color combo is bright and cheery. I allowed myself to play with my scraps and didn't over analyze my color choices. The colors I used are: So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose and Rose Red. I did cut my ribbon a little short, wish I hadn't done that, but I decided to "let it go." After all my niece is two! Let's be sensible here!

I don't want it to happen my posting streak might come to an end this weekend. I'm going to an all day auction on Saturday. Plus, hubby keeps asking me about taking down our Christmas tree. We'll just have to see! Until then, have a great weekend!


  1. I second the polka dot love! :) Have a great time Saturday, I hope you get some good stuff!! (I laughed about the tree--- he likes the snow so much, I'm sure he doesn't mind the tree!)

  2. Shelley this card is adorable! I love all of the "dots"! I love polka dot paper also but I really need to use more DP on my cards!

  3. What a sweet card love all the polka dots & you did a great job coloring the elephant! Awesome red stitching :) Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls - hope to see you in this week's color challenge!

  4. Such CUTENESS Shelley!! The layers, stitching, polka dots (ROCK) and very much admired!! Will warm many hearts... :) Busy weekend for you! But sounds like you did accomplish a few things and taking the Christmas tree down is never fun! LOL!