Sunday, August 28, 2016

Fabulous birthday and a First Anniversary

Hi everyone, just popping in with a couple of cards.  The first one is for CTD #407.  This week's color challenge is to use Yellow, Lime Green and Teal.  I love these colors together.  My card is pretty
simple.  I used my Misti to make this card.  I used Distress Markers and colored the stamp with the three colors and spritzed the stamp with water and inked up the watercolor cs.  I set the panel aside to

dry.  I then took the Broken China Distress Marker and scribbled on my mat and spritzed it with water and used a small paint brush to add my ink splatter.  After adding my sentiment, I mounted the watercolor cs to a piece of black cs.  I  mounted the lime green paper to a piece of white GK cs and added black cs to the watercolor panel and attached that to the card base.  I finished the card off with sequins. 

TH's watercolor cs
SU's Black cs
Gina K Luxury White cs
Doodlebug 6x6 paper from Spring Garden
PB's Bejeweled Stamp
PB's Heartfelt Stamp Set
Distress Markers in Twisted Citron, Broken China and Squeezed Lemonade
SSS Intense Black Ink
Yellow Sequins

Oh Yea!  I just noticed that Darnell is having NBUS Challenge #7.  Both of my cards qualify.  The PB stamp I've had for months and it hadn't seen any ink until this weekend.  The SU Flourish die cuts I just got last month and used it for the first time last weekend.   If you want to participate in Darnell's NBUS challenge #7, you can do so until September 5.  Have fun using your "Never Before Used Schtuff".  You can enter up to three cards!!   Thanks, Darnell, for helping me actually use my NBUS.  I have way too many. 

This card I made last weekend for my son, Nick and his wife, Danielle's first wedding anniversary.  It's hard to believe they have been married a year, already.

TH's watercolor cs
Peerless watercolor
Gina K cs
SU's Smoky Gray cs
PTI's Wet Paint stamp set
PTI's Wet Paint dies
SU's Flourish thinlits

Again, a pretty simple card.  I used the colors purple, gray and white, which were the colors they used on their wedding day, too.

Have a great week!  Thank you so much for stopping by, I love it when you do.


  1. Your birthday card is SO pretty Sue! I love the soft colors from the CTD challenge...perfect for that PB stamp! And Nick and Danielle's card is just beautiful...hard to believe it's been a year! I still remember helping you stamp the wedding invitations...where does the time go?! Both are lovely, lovely cards Sue!! :0)

  2. Oh Sue, the birthday card is so sweet in those colors. Just perfect and I love the splatters! The anniversary card is super sweet as well. Isn't it fun celebrating with our children as they start new chapters in their lives. My daughter and her hubby are celebrating 3 years and our son and his wife are coming up on their 2nd anniversary. Such a blessing!!

  3. I saw ​your card linked at the ​NBUS​ challenge and just had to come see it in more detail. Awesome card! I am now your newest follower and would be honored if you visited my blog and became a follower too.

  4. Both cards are so gorgeous, Sue! When I saw the title of your post, I thought, "NO! It can't be a year already!" How is it that we don't all walk around with whiplash from time flying by at warp speed?! Anyway, back to your cards: I love doing that direct-to-stamp and spritz technique and this stamp is perfect for it, as are the colors. I've never added the splatter, though, and will do so from now on (if I can remember) because I love the extra interest it adds. And I love that you made the kids' anniversary card in their wedding colors! So thoughtful! Thank you so much for the wonderful shoutout and for playing in my NBUS Challenge #7! Hugs, Darnell


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