Monday, June 18, 2012

BBTB2 - Birthday and Pearls

 Happy Monday.... June 18th and I am shaking my head in disbelief that June is nearly over.  The older I get, the faster time whirls around me and flees off into the world like a little whirlwind.

Welcome to BBTB2. Our hostess this week is Stephanie.  Stephanie is one of our newest design team members and I know she was excited to do her very first hostess assignment for our DT.  I remember back....maybe 2007 when I was a new team member for Regina on Bitten By The Bug, and it was my turn to hostess.  I was so giddy, I embarrassed myself.  I simply could not believe I was part of Regina's team.  She was my card-makin' hero and still is to this day.

Stephanie asked us to design with a birthday day theme and to include some pearls in the mix.  I knew that one of my favorite cartridges, STAMPING, would have the birthday sentiment and a really neat cake.  The background paper was laying around, and I think it might be an Amy Butler paper.  I added a doily edge punch from my EK Success punch line (love 'em)..at the top there are 3 layers of scallops, and in the center I added a pretty little ribbon.  I love this Happy Birthday cut from Stamping, and the little cake is sweet upon a Nestie mount.  A lot of embossing goin' on, which doesn't surprise my regular visitors.
Here's a close up of the little cake, adorned with flowers and pearls.  I love the colors on the papers used to design this card. 

Thanks for visiting me.  Please take a peek at the wonderful cards and projects our team has offered for this challenge.  We would love it if you join in our birthday/pearl challenge.  Follow the rules listed at the top of our blog.  Remember...we are a Cricut based design team so all entries have to have a cut from a Cricut cartridge....  Link your specific card back to your blog, and mention on your blog that you have joined in with our challenge.

21 comments:

Sandi said...

oh such wonderful cool colors for this card, love it, love it. hugs

Jayne said...

Gorgeous card Carole,love your colours and embossing.
Jayne x

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Love this card Carole! So many pretty cuts and layers. I love the blues and greens one of my favorite combinations. I truly gorgeous card.

Stephanie said...

So pretty, Carole. I love the way you put colors together. Great cuts and love how you used the pearls.

Glenda said...

Gorgeous card Carole! Love the pretty Cricut cuts and colors! Beautiful embossing and pearls!
Glenda

Brenda said...

What a wonderfully beautiful card Carole! I love those fabulous colors and the embossing. Your cake is beautiful. I can't believe that June is almost over either, these months are just flying by way to fast!

Marjorie said...

Love your colors!

Jeri said...

Fabulous card, Carole. I'm so ashamed to say I have that Stamping cartridge and have never used it. I'm putting it on my list right now after seeing your beautiful creation. Of course, the embossing is my favorite part. Something else I always forget to use. It was so much easier when I had a craft room and all my cartridges with their manuals were lined up on shelves and my Cuttlebug sat out on my work table. I can't leave anything out in this camper or it looks like a tornado went through, so then I forget what I have. Well done, my friend!

Threadbear said...

Hi Carole -- Love your beautiful card!! You have such a knack for picking colors that look fabulous -- this card is so cool and serene. And love the embossing too!!
Linda

DonnaMundinger said...

What a gorgeous frothy confection! LOVE the colors! xxD

Yvonne said...

Cute, cute, cute, Carole. Love the colors.

Julia Moss said...

Beautiful card, Carole. I love the soft colors and that birthday cake is fab.

Susan said...

Carole this birthday card is just lovely! I love the blue hues and the embossing and layered details. You are a rock star!!!

xx Susan

Margie said...

Carole, the colors, cuts, embossing, layout and tiny little flowers and accent inking are always just done to perfection, in typical Carole style! The colors on this one are simply beautiful and I am totally digging the dimension!

1CardCreator said...

Wow this card is outstanding Carole, love the embossed letters and the cake is gorgeous with the pearls!

Bella and Aidees Mom said...

This card screams fun and fancy... Great job...

DIANA L. said...

This came out beautiful and the colors you chose are wonderful what a pretty card

DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

shelly said...

oh i totally agree with kristas comment! everything about your card is just perfect :)

~JulieH~ said...

Fabulous card,fabulous design and fabulous colours! as always you have created the most gorgeous card Carole.I think Stamping cartridge is a hidden gem of a cartridge!
Hugs
Juliexx

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Yummy cake.Love the these colors.You have added those pearls so perfedt to your beautiful card.

Margie said...

Hi'ya Trixie! I am actually in the craft room and thought I'd pop in and leave a little love. I am oohing and aahing over the colors and embossing, not to mention your fabulous design. Love the use of those little punched flowers! I'm off to attempt a card...hahahahaha....