Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Scrappin Madge Birthday Blog Hop

September 17, 2014
Hello Everyone.  I'm so excited to be a part of this great hop and helping Madge celebrate her birthday.   She has gathered a great group of friends to be apart of her birthday celebration.  So make sure you start at the beginning and giver her some Birthday Wishes. 
  I will be giving out my own form of a Birthday Gift to help the Celebration.  There will be a drawing with to pick a winner of a $10 gift certificate to Scrappin Madge's Close to My Heart store.   All you need to do is leave a comment below to be entered to win.
If you are already following the hop along, you should have just left the very talented Melissa at From The Heart blog. 
I have to start by saying that this month has the most birthdays for our family so I have been in mass production card making mode.  
I have to also admit that many nights I sit on the couch with my bag of Copic markers and a stack of random printed or stamped images.  So I took a look at some of the images I'd already colored and decided that I could make use of them to help along the card making.
 I went real old school on these two cards.  I used two Close to My Heart stamp sets.  The first one was Banner Wishes (B1438).  I stamped the banner, but I didn't really like how the happy birthday fit in it.  So I picked up a discontinued CTMH stamp set with a sentiment that I thought fit better. Then fussy cut out the banner.  Looking back I wish I would have stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored them a real light yellow and pink.  

Now the fun was going to be finding paper to match my already randomly colored images.  Well, being a craft supply hoarder, it didn't take long to find some great pattern and solid paper and some matching enamel dots. 

I'm still thinking I need to add some ribbon or twine on them somewhere.

And the insides with a nice place to add my special messages.  


I hope you have enjoyed visiting with all of us today in Celebrating Scrappin Madge's Birthday.  Your next stop in our hop is  the very talented Jessica Kephart.  

 Remember to leave a comment below to be entered to win. A $10 CTMH Gift Certificate to Scrappin Madge's shop.  

I know how easy it is to get detracted with all the great projects so here's a complete hop list.  

Start: Scrappin Madge:
Rhonda M. Bewley Ratliff:
Jessica Douglass Wilson:
Jennifer Gallacher:
Tammy Smith:  <<<< You are here.>>>>
Jessica Kephart:  <<<Go Here Next>>>