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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Oh Fabulous! It's Your Birthday!

Are you ready to show us what you got?! We hope you are, because that's the theme for our new challenge, today, at Shelly's Images! What does that mean exactly, you ask?! That means "Anything Goes!" We want to see anything and everything you create, and there is no limit to how many times you can enter, so you have no reason not to play along with us this week! No Excuses! Join us at Shelly's Images and Show Us What You Got! You could win a prize from the Shelly's Images Store!

Wow, I really stepped out of my comfort zone this time. Not only did I push myself to do a non-traditional birthday card, but I also did double paper piecing on the same image! This was my first time trying it and I love the effect! I think it turned out fabulous! I'm using this week's featured image, Glass Slipper. I paper pieced the pillow of the image in a black and white floral print, and then paper pieced the glass slipper in a red and white polka dot print. All papers are new and were bought specifically for this card. It was so much fun mixing all the patterns, and I love this black white and red combo! The sentiment is punched with a trio label punch by EK Success. The flowers and red dew drops are from my stash. I used some blingy, sparkly flourish stickers to add that extra special touch to the card. Faux stitching has been added with an opaque white pen by Inksentials.

The sentiment inside says, "May Your Birthday Be As Fabulous As You Are!"

This fun card for my cousin's birthday and put it in the mail to her this morning. She's going to love it since she's really into shoes and being girly!

I used Sketch #18 From the Sketch Catalog at Sketch N Stash. (See pic below)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Anything Goes at Totally Stampalicious
Anything Goes at Crafty Boots
Challenge #70 Free Choice Sketch (I used Sketch #18) at Sketch N Stash
Stitching at Some Odd Girl
Challenge #49 Make Yourself Uncomfortable at Crafty Ann's
Challenge #91 What You Want at Fun With Shapes and More
Challenge #16 Favorite Embellishments (Flowers) at Craft us Crazy
Something To Say Goodbye/Anything Goes at Stamp Something
Challenge #30 Girlie Things at Pattie's Creations
Challenge #72 Stripes at Phindy's Place
Challenge #16 Add Flowers at Card Mad Fairy's
Pass it On at Jellypark Friends
Let's Get Punchy at Catch The Bug
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Di's Digi Designs
Challenge #120 Flowers and Swirls at All Sorts
Calling All Teenagers at Sweet Stampin'
Challenge #151 Inspired By A Song (Red High Heels by Kellie Pickler) at The Secret Crafter
Challenge #72 Use A Punch at Speedy The Cat's Friends
Challenge #56 Black and White +1 (Red) at 2 Sisters
Challenge #79 Anything Goes at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #37 Layer It at Pile It On
Challenge #72 Anything Goes at I Did It Creations
Challenge #7 Spring (Flowers) at Hooked on Crafts
The F Word (Flowers) at Craft Your Passion
Birthday and Blog Hop at Southern Girls Challenge
CCH#84 Birthdays at The Crazy Challenge
Challenge #51 Birthday at Top Tip Tuesdays
Challenge #7 Birthday at Crafting For All Seasons
Challenge #159 Flowers at Everybody-Art
FBC #63 Something New (Papers) at Fresh Brewed Designs
Challenge #37 Flowers at Ladybug Crafts Ink
Spots and Stripes at Crafty Sentiments
Sing It/Or Film Title (Red High Heels By Kellie Pickler) at Simon Says Stamp
IIC#24 Dresss To Impress at Inky Impressions
Challenge #7 For Someone Special at Kelley Kids
Challenge #51 Stickers (Blinged flourishes are a sticker) at The Paper Variety
Girly Girl at Delightful Challenges
Challenge #87 Fussy and Fancy at The Pixie Cottage
Challenge #116 Sparkle at Moving Along With The Times
Challenge #90 Stripes and Polka Dots at Sassy Studio Designs
Challenge #26 Anything Goes at Creatalicious


  1. Absolutely wonderful Sammi. And I love that you stepped out of your normal comfort zone and did something completely different. And the sentiment is perfect. Great job!

  2. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl! I love the red black and white color scheme!

  3. Love your non-traditional birthday card with its gorgeous colour combo!
    Thanks for entering our Flowers and Swirls challenge over at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  4. great card! love the sketch! thanks for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

  5. Great sentiment!! Thanks for playing in our challenge!


    DT for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

  6. It's a great layout and beautiful colours. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  7. Hiya hun a gorgeous creation, love the color choice and thank you for sharing with us at The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate

  8. Super color combo. Love the red, white and black. Very classy card and thank you for sharing it at Top Tip Tuesday for our "Birthday Challenge."
    Good luck to you...
    Lisa :)

  9. What a great card! Wonderful use of striped DP.

    Thank you for joining us this week for the Phindy's Place Challenge. Check in tomorrow for an all new challenge !

  10. Very elegant card your paper piecing is fab. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Cardmadfairy. Hugs Gillian.

  11. A great card. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  12. Well I think it's just FABULOUS, love the paper piecing and patterns. Thanks for joining the TSB b-day challenge and good luck!

    TSB Store Manager

  13. Thanks for joining our "Inspired by a song" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

    Hugs Jane x

  14. Beautiful card!!!! Love the bling! Thank you for playing along with us at Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge.

  15. fab card love the shoe!!

    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


  16. Great card! Love the design of your card! Thank you for joining in at CFAS birthday challenge!

  17. Great take on sketch and perfect paper piecing for a beautiful card .

  18. What a wonderful creation! I love the red/black/white together and that shoe is just so cool!
    Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges.

  19. what a fantastic card! love the flourishes!
    so glad you joined our pass it on challenge at Jellypark Friends! :)

  20. Fantastic card Sammi,very stirking, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

  21. This is fabulous Sammibug, thank you for sharing your inspiration with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  22. Fab card, just love shoes! Thanks for joining us this week at Phindy's Place...

  23. Fab card, love the sentiment too. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin. Wedgie xxx

  24. Love the colours! Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges

  25. How fun and fabulous your card is. Lots of cool looking design elements. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends punch challenge. It is a pleasure to visit to see what you created for us. Good luck in the drawing and hope to see you next week.

    Bear Hugs,

  26. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge & Pile It On!
    Helen x

    PS - I have candy on offer on my blog at the moment if you're interested :0)

  27. A polka-dot shoe, how cool is that!
    Thanks for playing in our 'Girlie Things' Challenge #30, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  28. Very pretty and creative card. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

  29. Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Jellypark.

  30. Great card! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us in this weeks punch challenge at Catch The Bug!

    :) Becky

  31. Such a wonderful card and a gorgeous colour palette too.
    Thanks for joining in with Sketch N Stash.
    lol Chrissie xx

  32. Gorgeous card, love the shoe. Thank you for joining us at Kelly kid's this week. Good luck. Hugs


  33. Love the paper piecing on the image. Well done for going outside your comfort zone hunny :)

    Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT. Hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  34. Lovely card, well coordinated. Thank you for joining us at CFAS, Joanie

  35. Great card.

    Thank you for entering the first Crafty Boots challenge.


  36. Cool card! I really like the color combo; and the sentiment is simply FAB!

    Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week:0)


  37. Love your layout, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments :)

  38. What a great card Sammi...fabulous colours and wonderful paper piecing. Thanks for joining in the fun at LCI this week xx

  39. So pretty, thanks for playing along with SSD!

  40. Great color combo! Thanks for playing at Totally Stampalicious!

  41. Lovely card ! Love the added bling and the color scheme:-) Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions
    Michele s.

  42. What an adorable card!1 I love the bling and embellishments you have added. Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions, I hope to see you next week.

  43. Great card, nice combination of patterned papers and colours :) Thanks for playing along at TPV this week :)

  44. Super card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's this week.
    Jen x

  45. Just gorgeous hun, love all the different papers!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  46. A lovely card.
    Thanks for joining EAC.

  47. Very pretty card. Lovely color combo. Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs

  48. Super cute! Thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments.

  49. Adorable card!

    Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions! Hope to see you back this week!

    DT Member

  50. Wow, this is really gorgeous! Thanks for joining our Fussy & Fancy Challenge at The Pixie Cottage! Hugs, Karen

  51. Beautiful card!! Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions challenge this week!

  52. Wow this is stunning. Love all the detail on this beautiful card including your wonderful combination of papers and the paper piecing. Thanks for playing in the Inky Impressions challenge!

  53. This is so nice! I love your coloring and all of your added touches. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Pattie ♥

  54. thats a serious amout of challenges you've entered.....amazing, thanks for joining us at Sketch n Stash this week

  55. GORGEOUS,love all the detail!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!
    Hugs xx

  56. Wow! This is a beautiful card! Really stunning with the black and red.
    Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our month long prize challenge, "Use Something New!"
    Hugs, Sheryl

  57. Totally lovin' this card!!! Gorgeous papers and such wonderful bling! Thanks for joining us at the month long Freshly Brewed Something New Challenge.


  58. Me and my sister enjoyed lot in your blog and it is one of favorite blog of our. Also learned lot about how to arrange cards in short time. Perfect arranging.