Saturday, January 7, 2012

Happy 32nd - Three Challenges

It's another gorgeous day in northern Illinois.  Yesterday the high temp was around 50 degrees!  Today, at 1:30 p.m. it's 41 degrees...and sunny.  This is so unusually for January.  And I'm loving it :o)

So.  On to papercrafting!  The card I created this morning is going into 3 challenges.  When I was browsing the challenge blogs this morning, these 3 seemed to fit together so well for the birthday card that I needed to make.  Take a look.
Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger: By The Numbers

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #113

Crazy 4 Challenges #118
New year….new ‘toys’… techniques. Do or use something NEW on your card/project.

This is the very fun card that I created. for ME at least!  I hope my nephew likes it.  Oh.  And don't tell him that I told you his age.  Okay?

In my most recent PTI order, I got the By The Numbers stamp set, dies and the impression plate (thanks to some Christmas gift money from my Sis - thank you!).  So those items and a My Mind's Eye 8 x 8 patterned paper pad were the new items that qualify this card for the C4C#118 challenge.  And then.  How about those colors in the PDCC challenge photo?  Love them.  They're described as Juniper, Mint and Vanilla.  And last, but far from least...I couldn't resist the inspiration provided by Cath, in that numbers quilt.  I've included links (above) to all of the blogs, so that you can go see all of the details for each challenge.
Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look!  I hope you'll leave a comment.  I enjoy reading all of them :)

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card stock: naturals ivory (SU)
ink: tuxedo black (Momento)
patterned paper: lost & found - portabello road 8 x 8 pad (My Minds' Eye)
stamps: by the numbers (PTI)
other: by the numbers impression plate and die set (PTI)


  1. Absolutely stunning card, your nephew ( who is still a youngun ) will be thrilled I am sure to get it!

  2. A really lovely card! Love the number impressions and the clean look of your sentiment!

  3. Such a great card - the embossing just sets it off! Please link up with my new weekly meme, 52 Card Pickup, here:

  4. Perfect card for all the challenges, you really have risen to the occasion! Your nephew will love it!

  5. Great birthday card! Love the embossing and all the numbers...great job! Am sure your nephew will love this bday card. And, happy bday to your nephew!

  6. Great Birthday card! Love all your PTI goodies~I think I NEED those sets :o)

  7. Such a great card, Susie! Lovin' all that play off numbers, and you've done fabulously combining the colors of our challenge! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  8. Hey Susie! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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