Happy Birthday

Friday, September 11, 2009

My card today is for several challenges. The challenge over at Pile it On this week is to make something birthday related, and as always, combine it with another challenge. 2RedBananas wants to see stripes and dots. There's not a lot of these but both can be found on some of my patterned paper. This week's challenge at Practical Scrappers is to use your basic punches. I used my 1 1/4 inch punch for the squares. The challenge at ABC Challenge is D is for die cuts. I also found a new challenge, Polka Doodles, whose challenge was also to use spots and stripes. I used I also used this week's Card Patterns sketch.

Card size is 4x4. Also, if you look close, you can see that I used my most favorite swiss dots embossing folder on the scalloped pink mat. Man, I love that embossing folder.


***Supplies***
Patterned paper: CTMH More to Adore
Stamps: CTMH Happy Birthday, PTI Cupcake Collection
Other: CTMH buttons and waxy flax, Nesties, Cuttlebug


Yeah for Friday. I'll be doing a couple of things for United Way this weekend, including helping out at a Habitat for Humanity house tomorrow. Apparently, we'll be removing siding and windows. Should be fun. Well, have a terrific Friday.

35 comments :

chercroppin said...

Happy Friday Alanna! I too am in love with my dot-embossing folder...I tend to use it on everything! This is such a pretty card...you did awesome!

And so cool of you to be helping out the charities...I too really need to get more involved with our local ones...have a great weekend!

Jeanne said...

Another lovely card! That paper sure is pretty and you can't go wrong with Swiss Dots!

Enjoy your weekend, great cause!

Kris L said...

Just love the coordinating pink and brown papers - cute layout. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week...Kris

Iona said...

Alanna what a fun card...and I love the colors too. I am going to be making a card today to send off to a couple of little girls in the hospital so I will be creating today with children in mind. Wonderful card and colors for a great purpose. I need to get some dots LOL. Thanks Alanna...hugs.

Courtney Baker said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! Great card!

Jamie Lane said...

This is really cute! Thanks so much for playing with us at Practical Scrappers!

Karin said...

I love the swiss dot folder too...a must have in my book! Great card...love the squares in the background!

Deanne K said...

Love your card - such pretty colors :)

Laurel said...

Wow, so many challenges on one fabulous card! Perfect paper for the image! Great job Alanna.

Tip Top said...

Great card and such good colours too! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Teresa said...

What a great birthday card. Love those colors and I did see the dots with the stripes. Thanks for joining the bananas.

Liz said...

This is so adorable.. I just heart cupcakes

Katie said...

I love this!
The color combo is great and all the little details make it wonderful! Of ourse now I'm craving cupcakes!
Thanks for playing at PIO this week.

Jennifer said...

What a great card! I love the cupcake and the patterned paper you used. Thank you for playing along with Pile It On! this week.

Jennifer PIO DT

Jena said...

So cute! I never get tired of that paper pack - TFS all your fun creations!

whoistracy said...

Oh how adorable! Love the classic color combo here and that cupcake. Yum!!

Chris said...

How great is it to combine all of those challenges and a sketch?! I love the results - it's perfect!

Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Patterns sketch this week! I'm thrilled to be the sponsor and posted my own card for the sketch on my blog! :)

http://allamericanstampers.blogspot.com/2009/09/winter-color-trends.html

Sparkle said...

This is just darling! I love it.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Great card! Love the patchwork effect and the yummy cupcake! Thanks for joining in at PIO this week! :)

Helen said...

Yummy card!
Thanks for linking my candy - good luck!
Helen x

Sarah said...

Yummy card! Way to combine challenges Alanna! Have a great day.

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles! Lovely colour-combination on your yummy card!

Greetings,
Saskia :)

Kim said...

Great card! Love how you fit in all those challenges into one card! You go girl! Have fun this weekend!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Kathi Carlson said...

Another great card. Love the colors and of course, the yummy cupcake!

Enjoy the weekend! The United Way is a great organization, and working on the HFH will be very rewarding.

Hope Jacare said...

Great card - yummy! Thanks for playing at Polkadoodles! Cheers Claire x

Wendy said...

This is such a sweet card. I love brown and pink together, and cupcakes are so adorable. Thanks for playing in 2RB's challenge.

Jane Carroll said...

fabulous

thanks for joining us this week on ABC :)

Hugs Jane x

Brenda said...

Very lovely!! Thank you for playing with Pile It On this week.

stamprgrl said...

alanna,
this is so cute... I totally adore the "patch work" of the background.

Thanks for playing w/ the Pile It On! this week!
-- dalis

Dawn B. said...

Wow Alanna that is alot of challenges. This image is perfect for a stripes and dots card. Thanks for joining us ove at 2RBs..

Helen said...

Yummy card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
Helen x

Cassie said...

adorable! i love polka dots! thanks for playing last week at 2RB! I hope you'll join in the sketch challenge this week too!

Kelley Eubanks said...

MMMM... makes me want a cupcake! Love all the different squares.... cute cute card!

Edna said...

Holy Challenges Batgirl.... you deserve a cake for squeezing all of those in... nice job, love the button embellishments!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

hmmmm I love cupcakes!!! I wish my computer screen was a scratch and sniff or a stick my finger in the frosting and lick!!! LOL Love this.

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