September 13, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Hi everyone!!! Happy Monday!!

Here is my card for today's challenge on the There She Goes Blog, TSG72, which is a FAB sketch brought to us by the Trendsetter of the Week, the RIDICULOUSLY talented Kim!

Now, just like all of the TSG Challenges this month, this week's challenge is more than a sketch! It's a challenge with a make a Birthday card in honor of TSG's upcoming 2nd Birthday!

I had a BLAST with this sketch, and making my card for today! I started by stamping the GORGEOUS flowers from Dream A New Dream, the latest release illustrated by Chris Dark by There She Goes. These images are SO fun to color! I stamped the flowers in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream and colored them with Copic Markers. I added Coffee Bean Brown Sparkly Fluff in the center of each flower and gave the vase a coat of Rock Candy Distress Stickles.

I cut out and embossed the focal panel with Oval Nestabilities and sponged the edges with Memento Cantaloupe & Memento Tangelo. The sentiment, "Happy Birthday", is from Holiday Tags by There She Goes, and after stamping it, I cut it out and embossed it with Circle Nestabilities and sponged the edges with the same Memento inks that I used on the focal panel.

I pulled out some yummy vanilla gathered ribbon and used that for the two horizontal panels. I also used the same ribbon, and my Bow Easy, to create the bow on the top ribbon. I added two brads and sewed all the layers on my sewing machine. The patterned paper is all from Togetherness by Cosmo Cricket, which I just LOVE because it can be whimsical or elegant!

We would LOVE for you to play along with this awesome challenge (with a spin!). Create a Birthday card using this sketch and make sure to link it back to today's TSG72 post on the There She Goes Blog! One lucky participant in ALL the TSG Challenges this month will win a $50.00 Gift Certificate to the There She Goes Store! WOOT!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Stamps: Dream A New Dream & Holiday Tags by There She Goes
Paper: Island Mist Medium, Choice Buttercream & Togetherness by Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Cantaloupe & Memento Tangelo
Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Circle Nestabilities, Copic Markers, Sponges, Coffee Bean Brown Sparkly Fluff, Rock Candy Distress Stickles, Sewing Machine, Brads, Ruffled Ribbon, Bow Easy and Foam Tape



  1. I'm with Jackie....absolutely beautiful work. Love the ruffly ribbon with that image and those papers. Sweet as can be!

  2. Beautiful card, Jodi! Wish I owned some TSG images so I could play along.

  3. ACCCK Jodi GORGEOUS BDAY card girl!!!!!

  4. Gorgeous Jodi,I so love sunflowers,and these ars so very lovely,Happy Monday,Julie.x

  5. This is such an elegant pretty card. Great ribbon.

  6. What a BEAUTY! It reeks of creative mojo!

  7. Gorgeous!!! Very pretty color combo!

  8. This is beautiful, Jodi! I love the paper combo and your GORGEOUS coloring!

  9. Beautifully colored Jodi!! WOW!! Really pretty, I love the yellows!
    Jodi =)


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