Sunday, March 28, 2010

Belated Birthday Card

This week has been quite the week.  I got a shipment of new stamps. Yea for me! . My little green machine "The Cuttlebug" came home to me .. Double Yea for me!   Last but NOT least my girlfriend wished upon a star and her wish came true.  The Scor-Pal "Fairy" granted her wish.  Just outta the blue she got a note that a brand new Scor-Pal was coming her way and in like three days it was here. If you have never seen this amazing item check it out.  I'm telling you this couldn't of happened to a greater person.  When she told me she was beyond belief but I told her good things happen to good people and there is no one better than her.  She has 5 boys and her husband works out of the state so she goes with out a lot but if you need anything she is right there.  I need to say a HUGE THANK YOU to the fairy.

Now on to the real reason I'm posting.  My cousin told me on Friday that it was her boyfriends birthday on Sat.  WHAT~!  Why didn't she say something sooner.  I hate to be late on cards... (even though I usually am.. lol)  So to my desk to make a B-lated birthday card and of course, make it so that it matches some challenges.

One of my favorite challenges, Oh La La Creations- Challenge #50  said to use a button, bow & Bling..  Now this card was for a big burly guy and for some reason buttons and bows don't come to mind..  I got the bow slipped in but buttons.. it just didn't seem right so here is what I did.  The middle of my flower is a button and then I put part of the sentiment on it and popped it up.  They didn't say how to use the button.. Hope it's not cheating.. heheh.

Hope you can see it. It is white also, so it blends into the paper when I took the picture. 

Part of my new stash of stamps I got this week was a set from Craft Lounge - Lil Pea-Nut.  The elephant is one stamp and the bubble blower and bubbles is another so I did some masking and made him hold the blower in his trunk.  You can't see it but the bubbles have Crystal Effects so they have some dimension on them.   The grass and the flowers are also little stamps that came with the set and I did masking for that also.  The sentiments "I Blew It.."  &  "Sorry I Forgot" are also from set.

The flower is a punch I just bought at a garage sale for $3.00.  It's a Marvy punch.   I also bought a set of stamps (never opened or used) for $3.00 (it had the original price of $24.99 on them) which are Doodlebug Design - Tags.  That is the scroll around the "Sorry I forgot",  I stamped it and then cut it out.   What finds !!!

Here are the other Challenges:
Artful Inkables #16 - Birthday  
Sew Many Challenge #9 - Punch it. 
Cute Card Thrusday #105 - Dimensions
Dancing in PJ #23 - Color Challenge 
Peachy Keen #25 - Sketch  
Pile it on #12 - ANIMAL-RIFFIC

16 comments: said...

Great card! Love that flower!!! Thanks for sharing with us at SMC!

Wendi said...

Hi Mary I love love love your card that ellie is so cute and your colouring and stamping are fabulous, I can see the button and so clever with the sentiment
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la

~Jeri~ said...

Very cute!! This looks like me most days, so I can relate lol

Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges!

Jennifer said...

This is such a sweet card! Thanks for piling it on with us. Hugs!

Anne said...

Hi Mary! Great to see you again this time with such a lovely card, but then I'm biased, I love elephants! Thanks so much for playing along with us at OLL. Hugs x

Audrey said...

How cute! I love that elephant and that flower is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a fun card... the image makes me giggle! Love it!

Thank you for participating in the Sew Many Cards Challenge this week!

craftykitten said...

I wouldn't say it was cheating - more inventive!!! Thanks for sharing your fabulous card with us at OLL this time.
Dawn x

Emma said...

your card is SOOOO CUTE!!!
Thanks for joining us @ Peachy Keen!

Janice W. said...

The stamp set you used is so cute. What a great card for a belated birthday! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at PKS!

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

Great card, Mary! Thanks so much for playing along with us. I need about a dozen of these every year (belated bday cards) LOL.. Hugs!! KathyJ

Rosanne said...


Viv said...

LOVE your 'ellie' card Mary! We don't cheat, we improvise! LOL
Thanks for joining in with us at Peachy Keen. Good luck! Viv xx

SuzanneK said...

Very cute card. Thanks for joining us at SMC

Beryl K said...

A great card, love the elephant. Thank you for joining in the fun at OLL
Beryl x

Lorie said...

Hi Mary! Your card is adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with the Peachy Keen Challenge!