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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Gus Is Over The Hill!

Happy Thursday, everyone!

Are you ready for Oldie But Goodie Thursday, at Catch The Bug?! The DT has some fabulous creations to show you today, so be sure to head over and check them out!

For my card, today, I brought Gus out to play! This image is Gus Birthday - Over The Hill, by Bugaboo Stamps. I really had fun with this one, and Gus is one of my favorite fellas! He's colored with Promarkers. My card layout follows the Sketch at Sketches By Carly. This was my first time making a card with a pocket on it, and I really like how it turned out. I bought these new little kraft bags/pockets with white cardstock inserts, at Hobby Lobby, and used one on the card. All papers are from my stash. The brown card base is embossed with the Cuttlebug swiss dots folder. I also embossed the green panel with circles, with another Cuttlebug folder. I found these cute birthday buttons in my button stash and thought they'd make fun embellishments. I cut the shanks off to make them lay flat. The papers and ribbon are all from my stash. The green "Birthday" button is attached to the pocket/bag insert with foam mounting tape, so that the button can be used to slide the insert out, for a handwritten message.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Anything Goes at Stamp and Create
Anything Goes at Bizzy Becs
Challenge #72 Something Forgotten (Shaped Buttons-Birthday and present) at Truly Scrumptious
Anything Goes at The Crafty Purple Frog
Sketch #48 at Sketches By Carly
Challenge #71 Ribbon and Buttons at Penny's Paper-Crafty
Challenge #57 What's New Pussycat (Ribbon) at Crafty Ann's
Challenge #33 At The Movie (Grumpy Old Men) at Fairy Tale Challenge
Challenge #78 Circles (Green embosed panel, swiss dots embossing on card base) at Sew Many Cards Challenges
Challenge #88 "Ring" In The New Year (embossed circles on green panel) at Raise The Bar
Challenge #77 New Things (Ribbon) at My Sheri Crafts
Challenge #75 Embossing (Card base with swiss dots, green panel with circles) at 2 Sisters
Challenge #97 Round and Round (Embossed Circles on green panel) at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #154 Something for The Boys at The Crafty Pad
Challenge #101 Green, Beige and Cream at Sketchy Colors
Challenge #58 Celebratory (Birthday) at Bee Crafty
Birthdays at The Stamping Boutique
For The Men at Totally Stampalicious
Challenge #94 Color Bingo (Green, Blue and Brown) at Craft Your Passion
Challenge #2 Anything Goes at Stamping With The Dragon
Challenge #124 Warm Colors at Pollycraft
Inspired By A Song Title (Happy Birthday) at Crafty Boots
Non Traditional Colors at Paper And Such Online
Challenge #47 Masculine Birthday at Celebrate The Occasion
Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp
Challenge #16 Polka Dots (Polka Dots on Embossed green panel) at Little Darlings
Challenge #24 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best

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  1. Great card Sammi - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  2. Such a fun card!! Thanks for playing along with us @ My Sheri Crafts!!


  3. Beautiful card.
    Thank you for joining SC's colorchallenge this week.
    Hugs, Kaia

  4. Brilliant, I love it Sammi. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.
    Pinky guest dt

  5. A great idea to use the kraft bag on your fun, fab card :)
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

  6. Super fun creation, wonderful layout and color combo, thanks so much for joining our challenge at One Stitch at a Time this week

  7. That´s so very funny! I love the "Grumpy Old Men" ;o) Thank you for joining our Movie Inspiration challenge at Fairy Tales. xx Bianca

  8. Like the male over the hill card. Especially like the pocket. Thanks for entering Raise the Bar Circles/Rings challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Guest Bar-Tender at Raise the Bar

  9. Great image and layout. I love the sentiment font / style as well. Great job! Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Boots Challenges for our Inspired by a Song Title theme. xx Denise

  10. Gus always makes me smile! Thanks for playing along with us at Raise the Bar!

  11. Super cute card, thanks for playing with us at OSAAT

    xoxo Marjo

  12. Lovely and fun card. I love the color combo and the design.

    ppc training

  13. Great card Sammi! I just love Gus...he's always so funny. Thanks for joining us at Totally Stampalicious Monday.....take care.

  14. Great card Sammi, love how you have the ribbon just over the image, thanks for joining us at pollycraft. Joey x

  15. Te he, what a great card Sammi.

    Thanks for joining in with the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  16. Hello
    LOL, the card is funny, smiling still.
    Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
    * Karla **

  17. Great job! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  18. What an adorable image and the layout is perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper and Such!

  19. Hi Sammi, this is just too cute! Love Bugaboo stamps! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Sketches by Carly challenge. Good luck and come back and play again with us!
    Hugs, Sarah
    Sketches by Carly Design Team

  20. So adorable, I just love your choice of DP's with the perfectly matched colors of your image! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our Masculine Birthday Challenge :)

  21. just love Gus, your card is great!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO!

  22. LOL so cute! Thanks for playing along with CTO!!!

  23. great card fab image thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
    hugs sara x

  24. very cute, great colours here, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop this week, hugs, martina

  25. Great image! Love the pocket card! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

  26. Totally adorable!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge!
    xx Nela

  27. A beautiful card. Thank you for joining the stamping with the dragon challenge xxx

  28. What a fab card.. just perfect.. thanks for joining us at Bizzy Becs.

  29. Love the image, super cute!
    Thank you for playing along at Little Darlings Challenges. I hope you will join us tomorrow for our blog hop and new stamp release.

    Hugs, Mindy

  30. I love your techniques, i love how your idea in combining those colors which the outcome looks great!
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  31. Great work of art. Great job on coloring and designing this card. Thanks for sharing this one.
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