Friday, May 30, 2014


Today is a double duty post....two design teams posting showing two celebrations!

First up is the new challenge at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.  The theme is Birthdays - what a great thing to celebrate!!  So often we get hung up on that number - especially if that number is getting higher and higher - LOL!!  But it's just that - a number.  It's a great time to celebrate life and celebrate all that has been accomplished - and look forward to what the next year has to bring.

For my card I used "Large Heart Quilted" for the main image and then a little Happy Birthday stamp I had (I think it might even be a little Studio G stamp but who knows).  The papers were part of my stash as is the piece of ribbon.  Last weekend I went through all my buttons and separated them by color - so of course I had to use them!  LOL!!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Next up for today is the Mid-Challenge Inspiration at Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Challenge.  The theme is Congrats/Graduation.  Our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.  I chose to use  Ava Grad Diploma  This card is already in the hands of the recipient.  Our niece graduated from Nursing School this month and we couldn't be more proud of her!

For the card I chose to use red because her graduation party was red and white.  Once again the papers are from my stash.  The "Congrats" stamp is one that I had on hand - I have no idea what company it is.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by today!  God bless you!!!!


Sharon said...

Thanks so much for entering our Red/White & Black colour challenge at The Sailing Pineapple! I love your card - great image and layout!

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

That's a great graduation card. Thanks for joining the Red Rubber Inspirational #122 challenge this week.
Paula-Kay, host of the challenge

Unknown said...

Great grad card. Thank you so much for taking time to post this absolutely wonderful work of art with us at Word Art Wednesday.

Anne Temple said...

Wonderful birthday card and I love the added buttons. Great grad card too - love the reds.

Crafty Judith said...

Hi Zella hun and pleased to meet u I think for the 2nd time thinking Sentimental Sundays but might be wrong - two delicious creations love them both - re birthdays I am almost 55 years of age and have only just realised what birthdays are about - the celebration of being alive - can u believe that one!! loving the grad image too just the job - looking forward to getting to know u hun hugs Judith x

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful card love the colours and design.
Thanks for sharing at Lexis.
Hugs Julie x

Unknown said...

Love the card, the quilted heart is just gorgeous and I love the way you used the buttons. thanks for joining the fun at TTPH.xx

nwilliams6 said...

Totally adorable cards! Your PC card with the fun quilted heart is wonderful - especially with the buttons (great idea). The graduation card is too cute! Great cards!!! Hugz!

Lori Gauerke said...

Love your card. Such a cute heart with the buttons added. Thanks for joining us at TTPH and good luck.

Lori DT

Angie said...

Cute card & colors! Thanks for Joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges!


Bettina L. said...

This is cute. Love the bling and layers. Thanks for sharing at A Random Fan for our AG challenge. Please make sure to follow our rules in order to be in the run for a prize:) Bettina DT Member at A Random Fan xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Great cards! Love the purple/pink heart! And the graduate is too cute!

Leanne said...

I Heart the heart...haaha! Great Birthday card, like the ribbon, and the sparkle of the paper. Great job, very nicely done.

Awesome Grad card. Love the colors and the image is so sweet, I love bugaboo images. Way go to.

Thanks for entering our challenge at Love To Scrap! Challenge!

Leanne DT@Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog

Sandra DeFalco said...

Zella - Again, I always love coming to your blog. Are you a philosopher too, LOL, because I love your take on birthdays. You are so right, it's only a number, which is my thinking too. Great job on the color scheme and the added buttons!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Julie-Ann said...

Wow Zella such a beautiful classy mate such beautiful inspirations for our birthday challenge. I would lobe to do quilting but i do not have enough patience to cut out all the pieces. Your right over birthdays you can't wait to be 18 and grown up and by the time your 40 you wish you were 18 again, crafty hugs Julie Ann
Pattie's Creations Design Team
Handcrafted by Charlies Nanny Personal Blog

Unknown said...

Both cards are beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week over at TTPHC.
Eithne DT

Glenda Atkins said...

Love your card entry for Lexi's Creations, adore the quilted heart and the pretty, pretty buttons. Just wonderful, thanks for joining us at Lexi's! Both cards are fabulous!

Hazel said...

Love the way you used the buttons. Thank you for sharing this lovely card for Lexi's challenge 117, Hazel, Guest Designer x

Pattie G said...


This card is so pretty! I love the colors you chose and those buttons look great on my "Quilted Heart" image.

Pattie ♥

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

I completely agree, age is definitely a number. It is all about how we feel inside.

Your quilt heart looks wonderful Zella. I really like the added buttons. Great background paper as well!

Your congrats card turned out cute too!

Lisa D.

debby4000 said...

What lovely cards, the graduate cards is so cute but my favourite is the quilted heart such pretty colours.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

Sparkly Engineer said...

This is a sweet graduation card. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us at Red Rubber Designs.

Jo Ann said...

Wonderful cards you have here...Love the color combo and the DP's you used. We are blessed that you joined us at our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with God's Word in Psalm 145:18, "The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth." Have an awesome day!


Nadine said...

Ein Traum, wunderschön. Danke Deine Teilnahme bei Hanna and Friends.

LG Nadine

Drea Slee said...

Fantastic cards!! Great stamping and colors! Thanks for playing with us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

What a fun colorful graduate card! Thank you for joining us at the Red Rubber Inspirationals challenge this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

Monika Reeck said...

I see your heart card as the DT member on Patties Creations challenge...your card is soo cuute I love the Quilting and the buttons on it and nice DP you have choosen...nice ribbon adding too...sweet bday card..

I just join for the first time the challenge at Pattie's Creations Challenge, my card is #37 hope you would like to see it and I would be so happy if you could leave me some love...big hugs, Monika