Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Scrappin Madge Birthday Blog Hop


September 17, 2014
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADGE!!!
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 random.org 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: www.thescrappinlounge.com
Rhonda M. Bewley Ratliff: www.flowersbyrhonda.blogspot.com
Jessica Douglass Wilson: www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com
Jennifer Gallacher: http://jengallacher.blogspot.com/
Tammy Smith: http://lifeupdownandsideways.blogspot.com/  <<<< You are here.>>>>
Jessica Kephart:  http://homespunelegance.blogspot.com/  <<<Go Here Next>>>

26 comments:

Bev said...

OMG those images are adorable.. and coloured so sweet and cute... great finished card.. awesome

Joan Smith said...

Your card are both so precious and OMG girl talk about two outstanding coloring jobs OMG they are both works of art you truly are an artist.....WOW I am in total awe of what you did. YOU ROCK!!

Karen said...

So cute! Love the card

Sarah J. B said...

Your cards are so adorable! I love the papers you used! They really complement the girls! The girls are so sweet!

christine couture said...

love this very talented great job

Michelle Kinder said...

Cute Card!

Embellishments said...

Both cards are adorable and loving the images.
~Steff~

Terri Burson said...

Wow, what beautiful little girls. Amazing job coloring and I see you are a fan of enamel dots? I love them!

Amanda said...

I love your cards! I think they look fine without the twine/ribbon. I just became a new follower.

MyScrapMenagerie said...

Love your cards! The girls are adorable! I really should break my copics out once in a while. Great coloring!

Heather Thompson said...

Great cards, Love the shading technique but I am partial to the blonde! both are exceptional

Heather Thompson said...

New follower

Madge Gillen said...

I love your card sweet Tammy!!! Thank you so much for being a part of this Blog Hop!!! I love love your blog how fun!!!! Loves-Scrappin Madge

Michele Smith said...

These cards are just precious. Love the coloring and the background paper is just right for these sweet little girls. I especially like that you took time to decorate the inside as well. Nice job! Thanks for sharing

Amy E said...

Oh my gosh Tammy, your two cards are adorable! I wish I could color like that! The shading and light on their hair is amazing!!! Good luck with all your birthdays. October is birthday month for us...TONS of them!!

Amy E.
Scrapthissavethat.com

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Aww how cute!! The little girls is super cute.

Lori Apgar said...

Cute cards Tammy! Sending you some Bloggie Love!!

Tonya said...

Adorable cards! Your BL friend Tonya :-)

Lyne Blodgett said...

Adorable coloring and great matching of papers. Sending Bloggie Love

Janet's Planet said...

Love your project!! TFS
Bloggie Love friend

SharonCallisCrafts said...

Gret coloring and cute images, thanks for sharing (BL)

Miranda said...

What an adorable card! Miranda :) BL

Haidee said...

Those are some super cute images and you did a fantastic job too TFS from BL from group H

Stephanie said...

Stephanie B's Creative Design here. LOVE all the colors you used in your cards!!!! BL

Tonya said...

Love the bright colors of the card! Wonderfully done!
Your BL friend Tonya :-)

Stephanie said...

Stephanie B's Creative Design here. LOVE the scrap paper you used on the cards!! BL

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