A Simple Christmas

It's Friday!  Yay!
So glad you popped in for a visit!  

Since it's Friday, I'm back with another new challenge at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!
I'm having such fun getting ahead of the game with my Christmas cards this year!
I hope you're joining in!

This weeks challenge is ..."Anything Goes" with...

"Die Cuts and Ribbon"

Not a hard challenge at all!

We do not have a sponsor this time round...but we are offering a great prize!
Should you take on this challenge and be the lucky winner, you get to be a Guest Designer with CSAYL in the month of May! 
How exciting is that!

For my creation this week, I decided to go very simple.  I had recently purchased the "25th and Pine" Collection by Basic Grey through Peachy Cheap, and decided it was time to crack it open and work with it!  This collection has the muted vintage tones that I just love! 

Here's my creation...

I used the die cut ornament and the die cut Merry Christmas banner from the collection.  The papers are also all from the collection.  I added a simple ribbon to the top of the ornament, a few pearls along two sides, and lastly used some Crystal Stickles to give the ornament an elegant shimmer.  
This was a super quick card as all the papers coordinated and I had the die cuts at my finger tips. 

I hope I've inspired you to get ahead in your Christmas card making.  I also hope I'll be visiting your blog this week to see your festive creation!  Who knows...maybe we'll be designing together in May should you be the lucky winner of the Guest Designer spot!

Until next time...


Accept this Challenge...

...if you dare!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today!

Let's do something different in this post today...just because I feel like doing something a little different and this new challenge over at Pile it On has me chuckling and maybe even hanging my head in shame a little.  

Let's start by looking at the card I created, and then I'll give you all the deets...

Here's the unveiling...

Any guesses as to what our theme for the new challenge this week is?


 It's "Pretty Hair"!

Now you must get why I'm chuckling and hanging my head in shame ever so slightly!  I am still trying to perfect coloring with my Spectrum Noir markers and hair will definitely be on my list for awhile until it is perfected!

But, I do have to say it was fun to make this card because the little girl digi was so darn cute!  Her name is "Popcorn Ellie" who is one of the cute images we could choose to play with from our current sponsor....


I decided to keep this card more on the CAS side this time.  I found some awesome paper in the Silhouette Online store that I knew would suit this image perfectly!  (And they were having a half price sale so I was excited and bought a few more things!)  I printed out the digi and the sentiment through the Cameo so I could have them both sized together properly and just on one flat white sheet of cardstock.  The sentiment was a freebie from TLC Creations awhile back on "Popcorn Day".  I did not know it even gave such a day!  LOL  I then colored up Ellie, worked with some matting and lastly added a bright red ribbon.  Now I also added some red stickles to her bow in her hair...because you know she is supposed to have pretty hair...and I think I may not have done justice to her hair coloring!  For the finishing touch, I printed and cut some popcorn from a print file I purchased from the Silhouette Online store.  I thought it added a touch of funkiness to the card!

I suppose it's only fair that I give you a close up of this "Pretty Hair" attempt...

...see there really is some shading with different colors going on!  LOL

Well, what can I say other than now it's your turn to accept this challenge if you dare!  I know there are so many of you who color hair so beautifully!  C'mon show me how it's done!  Don't forget to link up with us at Pile it On and accept our other challenge which is to enter as many other challenges as you can!  I can hardly wait to browse through all the entries...and maybe pick up a tip or two!

Until next time...

This card has been shared in the following challenges...
Challenges 4 Everybody..."Anything Goes"
The ABC Challenge..."H is for Hair"
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog..."Use Stamp or Digi"
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenges..."March Challenge"
Digi Galore..."Anything Goes"
Doodle Pantry..."Any Digi Goes"
DL Art Thankful Thursday..."5 Word Sentiment"
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog..."Anything Goes"
Melonheadz Friends..."Girly" 
Craft-Dee Bowz..."Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow"
 Created with Love..."Girly"
Fitztown Challenges..."Anything Goes"
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog..."Anything Goes"
Crafty Ribbons Challenge..."Anything Goes with Ribbon"
Brown Sugar Challenge..."Anything Goes"
Crafts 4 Eternity..."Anything Goes"
Cut it Up..."Anything Goes"
Stampin' for the Weekend..."Anything Goes"
Hobby Cutz Challenges..."Girly but no Pink" 
One Stitch At a Time..."For a Woman in you Life"

Favorite Festive Colors

Wow!  It's Friday again...can you believe it?  
I just can't believe how time is flying.  We're nearly at the end of March already!
I'm glad you've taken time to stop in for a visit with me today!

Since it's Friday, I'm here with another new challenge with Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!  As always, our theme is "Anything Goes"...with the twist of "using your favorite color combo"!  

We are excited to have our challenge sponsored by none other than Meljens Designs this week!
(I just love Meljen digis!)

Meljen's Designs 

They are offering one lucky winner 4 of their awesome non colored digis!
How awesome is that!

I was sent the cute image called Snowman Cupcake.  
I decided to pair that image with Meljen's digi Sweet Candy Canes.
And as for using my favorite color combo...I have to say I love blue and white together.  I especially love blue and white for Christmas cards.  I usually land up having to talk myself out of this color combo when I make cards because not every card I create for the holiday season can be blue and white.  And, since I chose the candy cane image for this card as well, I used red as my accent color.  

Here's a peek at how it turned out...


I colored the images with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I dug out my Christmas patterned paper and got to matting the different layers.  The sentiment is from Di's Digis.  I added some sparkle to the card by using Stickles on the candy canes, cupcake liner ribbon as well as the holly berries.  I covered the snowman's face completely in Glitter Ritz.  Lastly, I added some different blue toned colored sequins.  

And there you have it...another blue and white Christmas card creation.  I really hope you all decide to get into the Christmas spirit and get creating with your favorite color combination.  Maybe you'll inspire me to give a new color combo a try!  LOL
Remember to link up CSAYL so I can see your creations.  While you're there, take a look at all the other fabulous cards the other DT members have created for your inspiration.

Welcome Summer...at least Wishful Thinking!

I have to admit that the cloudiness and the dreariness the last couple of days have been weighing down my soul!  I'm in need of a good dose of sunshine!
You will see that this is reflected in the card I have to share with you today!

It's Wednesday, which means its a new challenge over at The Crafter's Cafe!
We have an easy one for you this week!

Our theme is...

"Make a Square Card"

This week we are sponsored by...


Be sure to check out The Crafter's Cafe blog to see what types of prizes are being awarded!

I was able to create with a Stamping Boutique Image...and it totally made me wish it was summer!
Now, I am not a beach/water type person, but I was just telling my husband yesterday that the winter has seemed so long and cold that I found myself wishing we had gone on a warm winter vacation!

You can see those feelings clearly reflected in this creation...

I colored up the image using my Spectrum Noir markers.  I added some light blue Stickles to the sky to give it a free and breezy kinda feeling, and also added some vintage colored Stickles to the beach so that there was some texture and sparkle to the sand.  I added the sentiment which was printed and cut using my Silhouette Cameo and lastly added the 3 colorful buttons in the bottom corner.  The background paper is from a Lori Whitlock collection...and I loved the stripes as they reminded me of a beach towel.
A simple, yet hopefully bright and cheery card!

I hope you're able to make some time to play along with us at The Crafter's Cafe this week!  I know square cards are very popular and I'm assuming our submissions could reach a good number!

Until next time...

This card has been shared in the following challenges...
Cuttin' and Stampin' Challenges..."Colors red, green, blue, yellow and teal"
Fan-Tastic Tuesday..."Anything Goes"
Digi Makeover Challenges...."Colors of the Rainbow"
Without Words..."Hobbies/Relax"
Addicted to Stamps and More..."Make Your Mark"
Little Red Wagon..."A Rainbow of Colors"

Pretty in Pink

Are you ready to be {pin}spired today?
I hope so!
I'm back today to share with you the new challenge over at {Pin}spirational Challenges.  
We have another stunning photo for you this week...totally spring inspired. 

Are you ready?


Isn't that just so pretty in pink?

We are once again joined by some wonderful sponsors...

who is offering one lucky winner __________

...as well as...

who is offering one lucky winner 2 digis of their choice!

I had the pleasure of working with a digi from All Dressed Up...I just love their cute digis.  The image I selected is called "I Love my Puppy"
I decided to try to make a more unique card this time, so I got to browsing my card templates I had purchased from the Silhouette online store.  I came across a card I had never made before.  It's simple, but different than the regular card.

Take a look...

I printed out the image through my Silhouette Cameo right onto the round centre piece I would be needing to use.  I printed it out on watercolor paper so I could use my Tim Holtz distress markers to water color the image.  I printed out the card base using the printing fill pattern option on the Silhouette.  I found a great sentiment that I thought suited the card well.  It's from TLC Creations.  I printed it out and matted it onto some pink colored card stock.  I then added a few flowers with rhinestone centres that I've had for many moons!  I didn't embellish this card too much as I felt the digi was absolutely awesome all on its own.

Now it's your turn to see where the {pin}spiring photo will lead you.  Will you design around the colors, the textures, the images themselves?  There's really no way of doing it wrong!  Then link up with us over at {Pin}spirational Challenges!  For more fantastic inspiration, check out the other DT members creations and leave them some blog love as well.

Until next time...

This card has been shared in the following challenges...
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog..."Anything Goes...with Sentiment"
Cute Card Thursday..."Girls, Girls, Girls"
DL Art Thursday..."Uplifting Sentiment with at least 5 words" 
In the Pink..."Mother's Day/Card for a Special Lady"
MilkCoffee Challenges..."Use at Least 2 Flowers"
Jellypark Friday Challenges..."Pastel Colors"
Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog..."Girly Pretty in Pink"
Bearly Mine Challenges..."One for the Girls"
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenges..."March Challenge"
Paper Sweeties March Inspiration..."Polka Dot Love"
Allsorts Challenges..."Pretty in Pink"
Stamping Sensations..."Pretty in Pink" 
Melonheadz Friends..."Girly"

A Little Miracle

Welcome Back!

I'm back with a mid month posting for our current challenge over at Unstampabelles.  We're still designing around our current challenge which is "Geometric Shapes"...but keep in mind that your creation cannot contain any form of stamping...inked or digi.

I had a specific card type in mind for this challenge...as I knew that I was needing to do a baby card for a brand new little boy!  Well, he's not too brand new anymore, he was born in December but I haven't had the pleasure of meeting him as of yet!  I'm so excited to meet him this Wednesday....you see my friends little man is a true miracle.  She was always told that she would never be able to have any children...but God is in the business of working miracles isn't he!  But this little man's story doesn't end there.  When he was born he was born with heart problems and was whisked away to another province within hours of his birth.  I can't imagine what this would be like for any parent.  Well, long story short, this little guy was tough...he made it through the surgery and is looking great and healthy!

Well, I got busy looking through the Silhouette online store and found this awesome little card with the baby onesie and the dresser.  I decided that I wanted to add some other items to the card so kept looking and came across this great rocking horse and teddy bear cutting file.  I just thought it was adorable.  Lastly, I found the sentiment which I thought would compliment the card perfectly.  And, then I got busy!

Since I was supposed to actually meet my friend and her little one last Wednesday, I knew I was on a bit of a time crunch. (We had to postpone as I caught the flu and didn't want to pass that along to them.)  So, I decided to use the print and cut feature, along with the color fill feature on the Cameo rather than take the time to paper piece.  I based my colors on the ribbon that I had received from our current sponsor for this challenge...Annabelle Stamps!  (The little "knobs" on the dresser drawers are also little sprinkles that I received from them as well!)  A huge thank you!

Here's a glimpse at the card...

I thought it turned out super sweet!

For the finishing touch I added some blue Stickles to the heart on the onesie and on the rocking horses bridle and saddle, and popped up the rocking horse and teddy bear die cut so it appears to be sitting in front of the dresser.

Now, can you find all the geometric shapes I used?
Here's just a quick list...circles for the knobs on the dresser, circle for the eye of the rocking horse, the hearts on the onesie and teddy bears feet, the rectangle dresser drawers, the square behind the onesie with the corners notched!  See, it's not so hard...and you're only being challenged to add three shapes to your card!

You still have some time to play along with us at Unstampabelles with this current challenge.  If you have a card that you know you're needing or even one that you're making to have on hand for a birthday, thinking of you, etc. challenge yourself to do it without stamps and to use at least 3 shapes on that creation.  You'll be amazed at how easy it really is!  Then, don't forget to link up with us at Unstampabelles...we'd love to see your take on this challenge!

Until next time...

This card has been shared in the following challenges...
Little Red Wagon..."Dimensional" 
Lady Bug Crafts..."One for the Boys"
Papertake Weekly..."Bingo"  (die cuts, free, glitter)
Crafty Girls Challenges..."Anything Goes"
Crafty Ribbons Challenge..."Ribbon & Bow" 
Crafty Catz..."Boys and their Toys"
Paper Crafting Challenges..."Glitter" 
Card a Day Blog..."Babies, Spring, Easter, Congratulations" 
Silhouette Challenges..."Create Your Own Scene" 
Amusing Challenge..."Fancy Fold"
Sentimental Sundays..."Cute and Cuddly"

Santa Claus is Coming to Town...

...many days from now thankfully!  LOL

I'm so excited today as this is my 100th blog post!  I started blogging last year in April and really never thought I'd go anywhere with it!  It seemed so daunting and un nerving at the time...but look at this...I've written 100 posts and there are even a few of you who check in ever so faithfully!  Thank you!  You've been some of the most awesome encouragers along the way!

Enough rambling...and let's get down to business!

Over at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long this week we are excited to be starting a new challenge.  This go round our theme is as always "Anything Goes" with the extra twist of adding some "sparkle and shine".  So, break out the glitter, Stickles, gems, rhinestones, etc. and lets see how you "sparkle and shine".

Our wonderful sponsor for this week's challenge is Bugaboo!

They are offering one lucky winner 7 digis of their choice!

I had so much fun playing with the digi entitled "Chubby Santa - Candy Cane which you can find here.  


I colored him up using my Spectrum Noir markers and then set about to adding some sparkle.  I used red and white stickles on the candy cane, and some gold stickles on Santa's belt buckle.  The peppermint candy embelly is from the Martha Stewart line and came all glittered up.  I added some Glitter Ritz to Santa's hat, and lastly added some gem stones to various points on the card.  I wish you could see this card in person...it really does sparkle and shine with all those elements catching the light.  The sentiment is from TLC Creations, and the card base is once again a pre made base that I purchased at Michaels after the holiday season for a deep discount!

I encourage you to jump on the band wagon and get creating those Christmas cards along with us so you will have less stress during your holiday season.  Link them up at CSAYL and maybe you'll be our next lucky winner!

Easter Joys

I hope things are well with you today!  
I'm so glad you could stop in!
I have some exciting news to share with you today...this is my first post for my new DT position with the awesome Pile It On Challenge blog!  The goal of this fun filled blog is to link your project with as many different challenges as you can!  You've done the work...so you might as well link up and show it off as much as you can!  

Our challenge theme for this week is "Easter Joys". 
 I have to admit it was fun to finally sit down and work on a bright, spring colored project. 

Our wonderful sponsor this week is...


...who is offering one lucky winner 2 digis of their choice (sets or custom digis excluded).

I had so much fun working with the image that I was able to choose which is called "Easter Chicks".  You can find it here.  

Let's take a look at the card creation...

I've colored up the images with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I printed out two different sizes of the digi so I was able to fussy cut some smaller ones and pop them up among the other chicks for some dimension.  The last little chick, as you'll notice there are three, made it into the inside of the card.  

I rummaged around looking for my seasonal paper pack my kiddos had purchased me several years back, as I knew it had some Easter paper in it.  I chose 3 different papers to layer onto this creation.  The blue colored paper has been punched with my eyelet lace Stamp 'n Up punch.  I added a doily and some lace to the creation to give it a soft and feminine touch.  To finish it off I added some teal colored sugar dots on the top corner as well as the bottom corner.  

I decided that the card also needed to shimmer and glitter, so I added some stickles to the bows in the little chicks hair as well as some Glitter Ritz to the grass to shimmer like dew.  
I thought it turned out kinda cute!

Now I'm hoping that this bright and cheery card has encouraged you to pull out some bright colored papers and create a project that fits our theme of "Easter Joys".  And for more inspiration, be sure to visit the Pile It On Challenge blog to see what the other design team members have created.  Then, get linking up those great projects...remember the more the better!

Until next time...

Christmas Cardmaking Begins Today...

...are you up to the challenge?  
This year I really wanted to get a jump on my Christmas card making for the 2014 season, as well as for the annual craft sale I participate in.  Joining up with Christmas Stampin' All Year Long will most definitely help me achieve that goal.  Today begins our first challenge for 2014 at CSAYL...and it's a nice easy one to get everyone back into the festive creative frame of mind!

"Anything Goes" based on this awesome inspiration photo!

 Photo credit
UpTownOriginals on Etsy

Isn't it a beauty!  All festive with snowmen, poinsettias, lots of ribbon and sparkle.  There is so much here to draw inspiration from.   And with the theme of "Anything Goes", there are no limits to your creativity!

Now, we do not have a sponsor for this first challenge...but have a prize offered instead!
How awesome!
One lucky winner will receive a 6x6 paper set and some ribbon...now who couldn't use that!

I have to say that I was inspired by the colors, textures, snowmen and the snowflakes nestled into the wreath in various places!

Here's a quick see at how my project came out...

I used a card base from a collection that I scored at Micheals after the last holiday season at 70% off!  I love the pretty snowflake pattern.  I then used a journaling card from a set that I once again was lucky enough to purchase at Michaels at a huge discount!  I used a Memory Box snowflake corner die on the upper corner, which was cut out of red paper and then covered using Diamond Stickles.  Both the wreath and the snowman dies are from the Tim Holtz collection.  Lastly, I die cut some snowflakes and put some on as accent pieces.  They have been decorated using Liquid Pearls.  The snowman has been popped up off the card with 3D dots so that the card has the illusion of him trying to hand you the wreath!
For being out of the swing of making a Christmas card, I was pleased with how it turned out...and hopefully you've been inspired as well!

It's up to you to accept the challenge now!  Crank those Christmas tunes, haul out those Christmas stamps and any other holiday stash you've tried to pack away because you thought you wouldn't be using them until November.  Check out the the other DT creations over at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long to get even more of the festive creative juices running through your mind.  Then get creating...we can hardly wait to see your first Christmas card of the season!

Until next time...

This card has been shared in the following challenges...
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra..."Anything Goes Christmas" 
Crafting By Designs..."Anything Goes" 
Crafty Girls..."Anything Goes"
Crafting from the Heart...Use Dies/Punches
My Perfect Life..."Christmas Challenge"
Brown Sugar Challenge..."Make it Sparkle"
LEJ Designs Challenge Blog..."Favorite Die Cuts"
Completely Christmas..."Anything Goes"

I'm a Country Girl...

Greetings to you today from rural Manitoba, Canada!
As I work ahead and schedule this blog post, I find myself looking at a country yard filled with massive snowbanks and listening to a howling wind which will chill you down to the bone.  I'm ready for spring...to watch our little acreage come alive with flowers, grass, leaves on the trees and all the wild flowers in the pasture.  I'm longing for a visit from my hummingbirds and goldfinches!  But, I suppose I have to wait a little longer!  I love living in the country...the smells (ok not the smells of the manure being spread!  LOL), the lack of neighbours, the big yard for the kids to play on...so when I had the opportunity to select a country girl digi I was excited!

I'm back today with a new challenge over at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!  It's a really neat one this time...we are challenging you to use lace, fibers and have an optional twist of doing the faux suede technique!  I had never heard of this technique before, so I got busy on YouTube...not much you can't find there...LOL.

I applied this technique to my background...which was a denim piece of designer paper.  I was hoping the blue denim would shine through a little more than it does, but I definitely like the effect of the wrinkles on it anyway.  It's so subtle in the picture, but on the card itself it looks very cool!

Take a look at the creation so this will all make sense...

I colored up this cute Kenny K digi with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I remembered that I had some country themed collage sheets by Heartwarming Vintage in my stash...and got down to fussy cutting some images and a few sentiments.  I just loved all the cute sentiments.

While at my favorite little scrap shop last week, I came across this awesome burlap ribbon and just knew I had to use it on this card.  I've applied that all along the bottom and then added some flowers to accent the corner.  You gotta have flowers if you're making a country themed card, don't ya?
The finishing touch was to add a few more cute sentiments near the flower bunch held in place by a clothes pin!

 Here's a closer look at some of the elements...

And, of course I need to give you all the details about our sponsors for the challenge this week!

They are none other than...




Check out The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog to see what you have a chance at winning!
And while you're there, take a look around at all of the other DT creations...they are sure to give you a burst of inspiration and creativity.

Until next time...

This card has been shared in the following challenges...
Digi Makeover Challenges..."Anything Goes"
Eureka Stamps..."Anything Goes"
Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog..."Anything Goes"
Paper Creator's Crafts..."Circle, Square and Rectangle"...square card base, rectangle sentiments and circle vintage embellishments at centre of card
ABC Challenges..."G is for Girl"
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog..."Use a Stamp or Digi"
Fan-Tastic Tuesday..."Anything Goes" 
Crafting by Designs..."Anything Goes"
Hobbybook Designer Challenges..."Make it Girly"
Bearly Mine Challenges..."One for the Girls"

Lessons from a Teddy Bear

Do you ever think about that childhood teddy bear you had?  You know the one whose one eye was missing and his fur had been completely loved off by you and the washing machine?  My daughter has a stuffed puppy that she's had since she was small and he has been loved to pieces...almost.  He's thread bare and has had some stitching done in a few places.

Our photo to inspire you at {Pin}spirational Challenges this go round reminds me of my daughter.  She used to carry her puppy around with her like this little girl carries around her teddy bear.
Isn't this such a cute photo!


We are once again sponsored by some absolutely awesome companies...

Prize 7 digis 

...as well as...

Prize 5 digis

...and last but not least...

Prize- 3 digis

 Now I landed up not using a sponsored image this week because I had come across a digi at TLC Creations that I was wanting to use.  I also knew that I had background paper that resembled the girls dress.  This picture just made me think of childhood and simple times, so I decided to keep my card simple this week as well. 

Here's a look...

and here's a close up of that adorable bear...
(I had such fun watercoloring him with my Tim Holtz Distress markers!)

lastly, a close up of the sentiment...

I just love that sentiment!  

For the finishing touch I decided to add 3 simple buttons.

I hope I've challenged you to find something in the {pin}spiring photo to incorporate in your creation.  There's really no doing it wrong...it's what jumps out at you...colors, patterns, teddy bears, little girls in beautiful dresses...the possibilities are endless.  Just remember to share your creation with us over at the {Pin}spirational Challenge blog.  And, while you're there be sure to check out the other DT creations.  I promise those will lead to more {pin}spiration.

Until next time...

This card has been shared in the following challenges...
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards..."Teddy Bears"
Crafty Catz..."Anything Goes"
Daring Cardmakers..."Sentimental"
Digitally Sweet..."Anything Goes"
Sister Act Challenges..."Anything Goes" 
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog..."Color Challenge"
Digi Makeover Challenge..."Anything Goes" 
Eureka Stamps..."Anything Goes"
House of Cards..."Cute/Shabby/Vintage Card with a Button"
Through the Purple Haze..."Use a Digi"

Let's Get Into Shape...

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!
Don't worry, I'm not here with a fitness or exercise plan as my post title might lead you to believe!

I'm back today with the new challenge over at the Unstampabelles....where your challenge is to create a paper craft that does not involve any stamps!  And, of course we always have a twist.  This months twist is to include at least 3 geometric shapes in your creation.  Don't worry, once you get down to it it's really not as hard as it seems.

We have a wonderful sponsor this month...

...who is offering one lucky prize winner a $15 discount coupon!

I came across a cute cutting file for my Silhouette Cameo over at My ScrapChick which I just knew I had to own!  I had this challenge sitting in the far back of my mind, just wondering what I could create....so the first thing I did was to start counting shapes!  LOL

Here's the creation...we'll run through the various shapes in just a minute...

Isn't that just the cutest easel card!  I had so much fun working with it...thinking about spring and wishing it was coming a little faster.

Now, as you can see we have a variety of circles and scalloped circles on this project.  Then there's all the rectangles in the fence, and let's not overlook the elongated oval which acts as the card stop and the tiny triangles for the birdies beak!  See...not so hard when you start looking for the shapes.
I must admit that I started looking through my stamp collection when I suddenly remembered that I couldn't use any stamps!  LOL.  I rummaged through my tiny stack of rub ons and came up empty handed there as well...so my own handwriting and sentiment it was!  I do believe this is the first time I have even handwritten a sentiment on one of my cards...I always think it just doesn't look as put together as when I stamp or use a digi sentiment.  But, I have to admit that the handwriting sorta suits this card! 

So, now it's your turn.  You have one month to play along!
I can hardly wait to see how your card "shapes" up!

Until next time...

This card has been shared in the following challenges...
Crafty Girls..."Anything Goes" 
Cute Card Thursday..."Springtime"
Little Miss Muffet Challenges..."Anything Goes"
Challenges and Candies..."Spring is Around the Corner"
Sister Act Card Challenges..."Anything Goes"
Allsorts Challenge Blog..."Spring is Coming"

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