Wednesday, January 2, 2013

It's birthday time! and Friends with Flair

I have a couple days off of work to recover from the very busy holiday hours I managed to survive.  I was able to get crafty today and it felt wonderful!  Much of what I created won't show up on this blog for awhile yet as it is future design team and guest designer projects.  However, just before supper, I made a couple cards.  I had my brother's upcoming birthday in mind.

When I make a card, I almost always create 2 at the same time.  I'll often send one and keep the other for my stash.  Then, I give them away in homemade card boxes or ship them off to Operation Write Home several times a year.  That's what I did with this card -- it's two cards, but basically one design with just slight variations.


Designer paper is by Piggy Tales.  Stamps are Market Street Stamps (beautiful feather from the "Wild" set) and Unity Stamp Company ("Happy birthday" sentiment from Balloons to You Itty Bitty).  Pearls are Kaisercraft Basics.  I just got the ribbon today from 3 Girl Jam.  I love, love, love the rich color of it!  I stamped the feather with Indian Corn Blue Close To My Heart ink and the sentiment with black CTMH ink.  On the first card, I used a cloud corner rounder.  It seemed appropriate with the cloud background paper!

I'm entering these cards in the following challenges:  Simon Says Stamps Something New challenge, 3 girl JAM anything goes challenge, and Really Reasonable Ribbon's #63 My New Toys -- and ribbon challenge.

I had two other projects planned for Friends With Flair today, but I cannot upload a picture from my computer.  Blogger is not giving me that option.  Did anyone else have trouble?  After getting very frustrated, I decided to edit this post from earlier in the week and use it instead.  Maybe I'll have better luck next week!

31 comments:

  1. Love the pretty blues, and they remind me of that feather floating in the sky in Forest Gump! Thanks for sharing them with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge, Julie!

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  2. Great papers and design on this! Thanks for joining us over at 3 Girl Jam Challenges! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

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  3. how pretty! I love the spots of red :-)

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  4. I love how you used the feathers. I wasn't sure about the image until I see this card. TFS

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  5. Great cards, neat idea to make two. I've tried that but usually end up making one at a time! Love that feather! I didn't upload today, so can't answer your question!

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  6. great cards! I need to start making multiple copies too.

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  7. What a great stamp...very soothing!

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  8. I love your idea to make two cards at once! Doesn't seem to be as intimidating as mass producing but you end up with a nice little stash. Great cards too!

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  9. Beautiful cards! I love the feathers

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  10. LOVE the feathers and clouds combo. Great job!

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  11. They are beautiful...I need to use your idea of doing 2 at the same time!
    Love the feathers so soft and delicate.
    Hugs
    xoxox

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  12. Really pretty cards! I love your feather stamp! Thanks for sharing with us at Really Reasonable RIbbon! - Vivian

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  13. Nothing makes me smile more than soft billowy clouds against a blue sky! Cute card!

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  14. Somehow these cards are so calming. Nicely done!

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  15. Beautiful. I love that red ribbon pop!

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  16. Pretty cards--I like the feathers.

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  17. 2 at a time is a genius idea - I may steal it! Great cards!

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  18. Beautiful! I love that peacock feather stamp- fabulous! Thanks for linking up with 3 Girl JAM!

    Julie
    http://3girljam.blogspot.com/
    http://3girljamchallenge.blogspot.com/

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  19. Love these! Very pretty...and I look forward to seeing what else you were doing when you had your break!

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  20. Great cards, Julie! I took your advice and now I often make 2 cards. It makes sense!

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  21. Thanks for stopping by my blog for the SS blog hop! I started following you during GIU I think! I like the way the red pops against the blue on your cards. I also couldn't get blogger to upload photos. I had to upload my photos to a Picasa album and then load them from there into my post. Just a little tip in case it happens again. :)

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  22. Blogger does like to be tricky sometimes, doesn't it! These are great cards. :)

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  23. Beautiful cards. I also make a couple of cards at a time then send to OWH. I find it easier to do that than to go back and make another one later.

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  24. Sorry for your Blogger issues. Great cards, Julie.... I can just see those feathers floating down!

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  25. Very beautiful! Love the CAS cards! Thank you for playing along with 3 Girl JAM!

    Precious Hugs
    OmaGloria
    3 Girl JAM DT Member

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  26. this is beautiful! LOVE the CAS style!
    Thanks for sharing and playing along in our Anything Goes Challenge w/3 Girl Jam!!
    Jessica
    3GJ~DT

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  27. Wonderful cards! Thank you for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!
    Hugs
    Heather

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