Absolutely Fabulous Birthday Wishes

Good Morning! Happy Saturday!  This post is doing double duty today.  First, it is time for a new challenge at Catch the Bug today.  This week we are challenging you to use scallops on your card, so get out your nesties, punches and dies.  Upload your new project to the Catch the Bug blog for a chance to win up to 7 digis from the Bugaboo Stamps store.  Keep in mind that only projects featuring a Bugaboo Stamps image will be considered for the top prize.  In addition, we ask you to link directly to the post, not just your blog and please consider turning off word verification for commenting ease.

Second, today starts a celebratory “It’s my Birthday” blog hop in honor of Jennifer’s birthday.  Jennifer is the creator of the awesome phone app that features card designers and their cards.  The app is available for both iPhone/iTouch/iPad devices and Android based phones.  Just search for Crafty Card Gallery.  You can also find a fan page on Facebook!

Please note — the hop doesn’t start until 7 AM PST/10 AM EST, but since my post is doing double duty, it is up early. 
If you are hopping along and arrived here via Giselle’s blog, you are on the right path.  If you are just popping by, you may want to start at the beginning (Jennifer’s blog) and follow along.  There will be lots of inspiration, ideas and likely some blog candy along the way. 

With the business out of the way, on to my card for today.  I’m trying to get a selection of cards made up for a friend who is interested in buying some cards (note to self: get Etsy store set up!) and I know birthday cards will be at the top of her list, so I pulled out Dottie cupcake.

Dottie is so sassy and I love how this turned out.  She’s ultra-sassy in her hot pink dress and black patent leather boots (courtesy of Glossy Accents).  I embossed Raspberry Fizz with the Cuttlebug Polka Dots folder and added in a punched black border with some Raspberry Fizz Mix polka dotted paper.  (I have to say I wish PTI would go back to 6×6 paper packs.  The patterns in their 8x8s are just too big for cards, IMO.)  Of course, Dottie needs bling, so I added in glittery black ribbon, rhinestones and some rhinestone earrings.  The sentiment is from PTI’s Mixed Messages (the original).   Absolutely Fabulous Birthday wishes coming your way Jennifer!

Now, your next stop on the hop is with Ashley at The Glamorous Side of Scrapping.

Challenge Submissions
 Cupcake Craft Challenges — #132 Pink Polka Dots
KB Cute Monday — #6 Use pink

Absolutely Fabulous Birthday Wishes
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps Dottie – Cupcake; PaperTrey Ink Mixed Messages
Paper: Select White, Basic Black, Raspberry Fizz, Raspberry Fizz Mix
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics:RV10, C9, RV06, E47, E49, E25, E13, R37, R46, E11, R32
Other Stuff: Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch, Cuttlebug Polka Dots, Icicle Stickles, Nesties, rhinestones, Word Window punch, ribbon, Glossy Accents

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Crafty Card Gallery — Friendship Blog Hop

 Good Morning!  Are you enjoying a long weekend?  Today I am participating in a Friendship Blog Hop for Crafty Card Gallery.  A few months ago, Jennifer contacted me about being included in her gallery — an application she made for the iPhone/iTouch/iPad.  This is an awesome idea — especially given how popular Smartphones are today.  Don’t despair if you don’t have an Apple product — Jennifer has also created an app for Android phones as well — just search for Crafty Card Gallery in your market.  You can also LIKE Crafty Card Gallery on Facebook.

Anyway, onto the hop.  I’m sure this is the first time many of you are stopping by my blog — hope you like what you see.  🙂  If you arrived her via Giselle’s blog, you are on the right track.  If not, you will want to start at the beginning of the hop at the Crafty Card Gallery blog.

Given a theme of friendship, I decided to use the adorable Best Buds from Bugaboo Stamps.  I colored them with some nice bright and boyish colors.  To go with those bright colors, I used Only Orange and Tempting Turquoise, along with some old designer paper from Stampin’ UP!.  The layout is this week’s MOJO Monday sketch.

Your next stop on the blog hop is Kim’s blog

Challenge Submissions
Stampin’ Royalty — #59 mark it up
Mojo Monday — #178

Friends till the End
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps Bugaboo Brats – Best Buds, PaperTrey Ink Mega Mixed Messages
Paper: Only Orange, Tempting Turquoise, Select White, SU dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics:
Other Stuff: ribbon, Nesties, Glitter Dots

Thanks so much for stopping by today!