Thursday, January 26, 2012

Throwback Thursday, a Triple Challenge, and a BIG birthday!

Happy Thursday Everyone!

Today my Throwback card features two discontinued sets - "So Many Scallops" and "Priceless."  I think So Many Scallops must have been a Sale-A-Bration set because the rubber is purple.  Those of you who have been around Stampin' Up! for a while will understand that.

I combined three challenges with this card:
1.  The Paper Players Challenge #19.  This challenge was to make a clean and simple card that incorporated a tag.
2.  A La Card Monkey Challenge #92.  This was a sketch challenge with anything goes for the theme.  That's where my layout comes from.
3.  The Friday Mashup #42 which was a color challenge using Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride, and Early Espresso with paper piercing.  I didn't have  Blushing Bride, so I used Pretty in Pink.

I'm not overly thrilled with this color combo, even though pink is my thing.  But it stretched me out of my comfort zone, which is a good thing.

To jazz up the tag a bit, I added Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to the candle flames, and clear embossed the large swirl stamp from Priceless on the tag itself.  I also used the swirl stamp on the base layer of the card for some background interest.

And since this is a birthday card, I guess this could be my birthday card.  On Monday the 23rd, I turned 50.  I'm not sure how I feel about that milestone.  On one hand, I'm thrilled to have made it to 50!  On the other hand, I don't feel like I have a lot to show for 50 years of being on this Earth!  But in the end, it is just a number, so I guess I won't sweat it.

You all can help me with a belated birthday present however!  I would like to reach 100 followers by the end of February.  If you currently aren't following my blog, would you please consider doing so?  And, of course, feel free to pass along my blog to anyone who might find it of interest.  Thank you very much!!

Thanks for looking at my blog. I appreciate all the wonderful comments everyone leaves. Happy Stamping!


  1. Way to combine challenges! I love the mix of patterns! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  2. beautiful...lovely colors...thanks for sharing at A La Card Monkey

    Tina guest designer

  3. Wow! Happy Birthday to you! Great use of colour and the stamped swirls are lovely. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.