Saturday, May 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Card

I made this card today for a few different challenges.  I'm now 2 weeks post-op, and it isn't easy sitting at my craft table while trying to elevate my foot.  So, a card that should have taken about 20 minutes ended up taking me most of the afternoon. I will be so glad once I'm "back to normal" and the circulation issues resolve themself.  At least I got it finished.


One of the challenges I'm entering is the one over at Young Crafters Unite where they're having a challenge that requires you to use NO COLORING.  That means no Copics, no colored pencils, no markers, crayons, paints, etc.  So I tried to think about how I could create lots of color but not use any coloring.  I decided to use balloons to bring in the main color and focal point of the card.  Here is their Challenge Photo and a link to their challenge:


http://youngcraftersunite.com/2012/04/challenge-9-no-coloring-allowed/ - Challenge #9/No Coloring - I hope they like how I added my color by following their rules.

The next challenge I'm entering with this card is the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog where they are celebrating their 3rd Birthday.  This is my festive birthday card for their challenge.  Here is a link to their challenge:  http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/05/simon-says-stamps-challenge-blog.html - Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog Celebrates Their 3rd Birthday


Also, Simon Says Stamp and Show Vintage Challenge Blog.  Here is a link to their challenge:
http://www.simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/2012/04/simon-says-stamp-and-show-kaleidescope.html - Simon Says Stamp and Show a Kaleidoscope of Color

I am now lounging on the couch, and will probably stay here most of the weekend.  I know I'm starting to kind of "push it", and I really need to take it easy.  I'm just not that strong yet, and I don't want to overdo it and end up being sorry for it.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I look forward to visiting your blog and seeing what you've made this weekend.  Enjoy your visit, and thanks for your sweet comments.

Blessings,
Karen

14 comments:

  1. This is wonderful! I just love all the colour you've used and those little bags are so cute!

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  2. What adorable cards! Hope you get back to normal soon!

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  3. What an adorable card -- and I can't think of any kid I know that doesn't LOVE balloons! They are the first prize to go when I offer them at church!
    Sorry you're not "feeling well" -- hope you have a restful and relaxing week-end!

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  4. What a cute idea!!! I love this! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. OM Goodness Karen, where do you come up with these ideas!!! You are brilliant. You are sooooo talented, and I love everything you make. Honestly, you are the BEST... Hugs, Dawn Hey, could you do me a favor, and comment on my newest post on my blog, I think I did something wrong, either that or no one wants to comment!!!! I can't seem to figure out this new blogger format. Thank you so much!

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  6. Love this card Karen - and the way you incorporated the colour!! Yes do take it easy and be very careful to wriggle your toes regularly!! Most imoprtant if you want to avoid a DVT.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  7. Your birthday card is very cute! I love the idea of adding the little sacks to the top and then filling them with colorful balloons! Very cute idea! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  8. Karen, thank you sooo much for commenting on my blog, it came through just fine. Hey, where did you get those cute little bags you used on your card, I LOVE them. You could put alot of cool stuff in them... Have a blessed Sunday, I'm off to work with my disabled girls, today is church for them too. Hugs, Dawn

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  9. Karen, thank you sooo much for commenting on my blog, it came through just fine. Hey, where did you get those cute little bags you used on your card, I LOVE them. You could put alot of cool stuff in them... Have a blessed Sunday, I'm off to work with my disabled girls, today is church for them too. Hugs, Dawn

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  10. Fabulous card Karen, so colourful & that's a fab idea to add the balloons.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

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  11. Karen, such a fun card!! So creative! Thank you for your kind and encouraging comments. I have sent you an email. ~ Blessings

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  12. how fun is this card...love that you added the balloons...great design...

    Sorry I have not been around much...I have been so busy lately and have also been out of town. I usually do not advertise when I am gone. I am going to have a busy summer. I usually schedule all my post in advance. I must get by more often. Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments. Hope you have a wonderful weekend...

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  13. You are so clever! I love this. I pray you get better soon.

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