Then, Geri G. from Manitoba Stamper won last week's CASology challenge, Hope. Her card was amazing, and I'm so pleased for her! You will be too when you stop at her blog and see what she made. Am doin' the Happy Dance for her too!
Now on to other things...
I'd like to say thank you to the DT over at Unscripted Sketches. My card was chosen as a Top Three pick for last week's challenge, along with Glee's and LeAnne's. I am tickled, and at the same time very humbled. With all the wonderful card makers out there, it still amazes me that a DT finds my work worthy of such an honor. Thank you US.
This month really starts the avalanche of birthdays in our family and friends network. Three this week, plus one anniversary. Just in case Jennifer reads this today - Happy 18th Anniversary to you and Dennis. Blessings today and always my dear friend! And for the first birthday on the list, I played along with the Be Inspired 25 Challenge at The Alley Way Stamps, and used the sketch from Unscripted Sketches #204. That sketch is so cool, and when I started placing my elements, they fit into the sketch really well. And if you head over to the TAWS blog, you'll find this incredible inspiration photo:
Can you just imagine the possibilities?!! I have to tell you what inspired me from the photo. Naturally, the polka dots, the colors, and the daisies, but if you look closely in the lower left hand corner, you'll see little pie chart thingys. When you see my card, you'll get it.
Feels springy to me. And a happy birthday card. Our DDIL will get a kick out of it. Every single piece of paper, except the SU white card base, was a scrap. So I really don't know which manufacturer made which paper. I used the Die-namics Crown Border die from MFT with a scrap of green in honor of the bits of green in the photo, and it gives it a good finishing touch, I think. The daisies are from somewhere, but couldn't tell you exactly who made them. Same with the ribbon scrap. However!,...the stamps are from TAWS Adorabowl set. If you don't own any TAWS stamps yet, put them on your wish list. Seriously. The inks are from Memento London Fog, and Hero Arts Neon Pink. So did you get it? Pie, pie chart....ok, dorky, but it works for me. (Don't say anything, Sue J...) So anyway, have a good day, and do a little happy dance!