Saturday, November 24, 2012

Amazing Birthday/ NAC #21 My Challenge #48

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Hey y'all. Happy Saturday. I hope you are having a great weekend and that your week was Amazing!

First let me say, I'm a BAD Blogger! For 2 reasons. 1- I got this Amazing set from my friend Terry over at Going Over the Edge. (I won it during her "The Great Pumpkin" blog hop) and haven't sent her a Thank-You card with it yet. Hey Terry, I have a special card for you! Check her site out, it's Fabulous!!!! 2- I've been busy all week and went to 4 different houses on Thanksgiving and didn't get a chance to tell you all Happy Thanksgiving. I'm very Thankful for all of you. Thanks so much for all of your support and friendship.

One of my dear friends, Adrienne, had a birthday on Thanksgiving. It was another reason to be thankful. So, of course I had to make her a card. We were headed to her house for our 1st stop so I was able to take it with me, along with my Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake, Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie and Homemade Fudge. :) (I stirred them all backwards to take out the Fat and Calories. You do use that technique right?) I used this week's sketch over at Nacho Average Challenge as my inspiration. Here's what I came up with-

Birthday Card featuring
World Spectacular DSP and You're Amazing Stamp Set

Here's the sketch from NAC-

It's another great one. Have you checked out their site yet. Great sketches and color challenges. I never miss their challenges. Make sure you stop by for a little weekly inspiration. I viewed the challenge on my phone so I didn't remember it was in landscape orientation when I made my card, but other than that I stuck to the layout. I even remembered to stamp a coordinating envelope. :)

This card came together really quickly. Love when that happens. I actually started with the World Spectacular DSP and got my color inspiration from that. The base is Island Indigo and the banner is Daffodil Delight. I ran the banner through my Big Shot with my Chevron Embossing Folder for a little added dimension. I curled the end of my banner to give it some motion and adhered the top of the banner to my DSP with Tombow. This allowed the end to curve outward. My sentiment was stamped in I.I. and then cut out with one of my Apothecary Accents Framelets. This was adhered with Dimensionals. I added a few Rhinestones for a little extra bling and he front of my card was done.

Here's the inside-

I used the Fabulous Phrases set for the sentiment and the image is from the You're Amazing set. I colored it with my Stampin' Write Markers in Basic Gray and Island Indigo and let Tink have a little fun and my card was done.

I hope you like today's card and the fabulous ladies over at NAC like it too. I'm happy to say my friend Adrienne really liked it and the thing she liked the most was that I took the time to make it just for her. If you liked today's card or have questions about it, I hope you'll take a moment to leave me a comment below. I love hearing from you and I read them all. They really do make my day! If you'd like to +1 or Pin it, I've put those buttons on my blog for your convenience. Friends and Followers are always welcome too! :)

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to sot by my little corner of the world. You are so very appreciated! Till Next Time-

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.

Be Safe,
Shan Pin It


  1. Gorgeous!! As always!! So glad you played again!

  2. What a great card. This has been a difficult set for me to use so I really appreciate your card for our sketch. It looks so easy when someone else does it! Thanks for sharing and joining our challenge this week-

  3. What a great birthday card. Love the stamped envelope and the inside of the card. Great job!

  4. Shan, thank you for playing along with us @ NAC. I just love the pattern paper you selected to use for this card. Very appropriate and love the distressed look. I love your selection of the yellow for your banner piece and the blue for your sentiment. Very lovely!


Thanks so much for taking the time to share a little love with me. I hope you find this blog to be as much of a blessing to you as you are to me. :) Be Safe- Shan