THE BLESSINGS OF CREATIVITY...

I thank the LORD JESUS for each day that is given me to create wonderful projects...As always, I give Him all the glory.


Monday, August 20, 2012

How Many Fingers Birthday Card...

It's another Monday and having such a lazy day here. The weekend has been busy for us so, took a little time before I was able to get this project ready for posting here.  Anyway, this is the Card I made for a 3-year old girl that had her birthday recently.  The beautiful image is from Mo Manning and the first time I saw it, I knew right away I wanted it for this little girl.  She resembles a lot of her physical characteristics so, I know I got to have it.  I used an A7 Kraft card base.  I colored the image with my ProMarker/Prismacolor markers, add some inking with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink, assembled several Prima flowers and added some metallic brads on them, applied some glitters (stickles) on all flowers including the flower in the image's shirt and  punched a few leaves from MS Punch and included several gems.  I also punched a Recollections Cupcake border in 2 colors for both outside and inside of the card.  The DP's are from my scraps (don't remember which company they belong), included a couple of doilies and stitched all over.  I was amazed at how adorable this project came to be after I added the sentiment from Inkadinkado. The image and the sentiment complimented each other well.  The stamps used for the envelope came from Studio G.  I got many compliments when I gave this to the little girl, from parents and visitors.  I am so happy!  So, what do you think, guys?  This Card is entered into the following Challenges:

1.    DP2 Challenge featuring "Friends"
2.    Jackson's Digital Expression featuring "Anything Goes" 
3.    Sweet 'n Sassy featuring "3-D Flower" 
4.    The Crafty Pad featuring "To Die For" 
5.    Art Impressions featuring "Flowers" 
6.    Robyn's Fetish featuring "Use a Digi"
7.    Stamptacular Sunday featuring "Let's Hear it for the Girls" 
8.    Cupcake Inspirations featuring "Cupcake Colors"
9.    Just Some Lines featuring "Layer It Up" 
10.  Going Buggy featuring "August Challenge-Girlie"
11.  The Crazy Challenge featuring "Anything Goes" 
12.  Desert Island Crafts featuring "Choose 3 from Itinerary" (I chose flowers, brads and sparkle)
13.  Whoopsi Daisy featuring "Include a Sentiment" 
14.  Take Time For You featuring "Anything Goes" 
15.  Craft Your Days Away featuring "Anything Goes/Farewell" 
16.  Inspire Me Fridays "Anything Goes" 
17.  Paper Crafting Journey featuring "Anything Goes" 
18.  Craft Your Passion featuring "The Power of Three" (3 of the Layered Prima Flowers)
19.  Delightful Challenges featuring "Punches and Dies" 
20.  Fashionista Challenge featuring "Card for a Child"
21.  Little Red Wagon featuring "Dog Days of Summer"


 HOW MANY FINGERS BIRTHDAY CARD:


 HOW MANY FINGERS BIRTHDAY CARD LAYERS:


 HOW MANY FINGERS BIRTHDAY CARD INSIDE:

 
 HOW MANY FINGERS BIRTHDAY CARD ENVELOPE:


HOW MANY FINGERS BIRTHDAY CARD WITH ENVELOPE:

At the end of the day, it feels good to have created something beautiful knowing that when I started, I don't really have much idea what the lay-out and theme was going to be.  All I can say is that my inspiration comes from having the Lord Jesus in my life.  When I am at a lost, I call unto Him and like a kid, ask for whatever it is I need.  Be it wisdom, understanding, creativity, clarity, direction...everything!  And He is faithful!  It's good to know I am not alone and Someone bigger than me is in control.  Have a blessed day and hope to hear from y'all!

43 comments:

  1. This is really cute, Jo Ann. You chose a perfect matching sentiment for this image and I absolutely love this little glittered flower on Bellas shirt.
    Thank you for joining in the fun at Mo's Digital Challenge!

    Hugs, Anja (GD)

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  2. Your card is so cute! You have so many varied layers of design and colors that are beautiful together. I love that cupcake punch! Thanks for displaying your work at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

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  3. This is so cute! Love your coloring, sentiment and adorable image! Nice job!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT Coordinator
    JDE

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  4. wow what a super card, the image is so cute and coloured so well and all the flowers make such a beautiful card.
    thanks for joining in the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge and good luck
    Janet

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  5. Very sweet! I love that cupcake border. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

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  6. wow this is amazing, lovely colors and this image is so cute...thanks for sharing at cucpake inspirations

    Tina
    sweetie dt

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  7. This is soooo cute!!! Love that little image! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week! Good luck!
    Rene :D

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  8. Very cute. Such a cute image and love all the details flowers are fab!Thanks for joining in with us for our challenge 'Power Of Three' at Craft Your Passion. Hugs Eva GDT xx

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  9. This is such an adorable card Jo Ann !! Just fab !! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at The Crafty Pad !! Hope you can join us again next week !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  10. Great job Jo Ann, love that you decorated the envelope too! Thank you for playing along with us @ Delightful Challenges :)

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  11. Super adorable card. Great colors and image. Thanks for playing along with us at Jacksons Digital Expressions.

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  12. This is a darling card. Very colorful and inviting. Thanks for playing along at Jackson's Digital Expressions

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  13. Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad in our To Die For Challenge! I love that image & your design!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  14. This is a gorgeous card, such a sweet image and beautifully finished on the inside as well.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
    Pauline
    x

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  15. This card is just precious... such a cute image and lovely coloring and embellishments! Nice to see someone from San Antonio... grew uop there, I was an Air Force brat. My mom still lives there and just visited her 3 weeks ago, went to Sea World and Fiesta Tx and the riverwalk. I am not touristy, but my husband has never been to the riverwalk, so had to do that.

    Anyway, thanks for joining us at Fashionista this challenge..
    Rina Fashionista

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    1. Hi Rina...Glad to know that you grew up here and had a chance to visit your Mom recently. I hope your hubby had a wonderful time. I came originally from the Philippines and after I married my hubby, I started to live here. I can count the number of times we were at the Tourist areas here. That's because we are not loving the crowded streets and the parking situation...LOL But I love it here, excluding the triple digit weather in the summer...Hugs and thanks for the nice comment.

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  16. Hello there ladies....Thanks a lot for your comments on this project. Your words always brings a huge smile on my face...God bless y'all!

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  17. Hi Jo Ann! This is the cutest card!!! I just love this Mo image...I actually have her...and have yet to color her! Soon though...she's so stinkin' adorable! I just love your coloring...and the papers and embellies you used are perfect! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank

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  18. Hello Jo Ann!

    Fab card hun, fantastic colors and i love the layout really so much!

    Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at Mo's Challenge this week.

    Hugs from Italy, Franz (GD)

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  19. Hi Jo Ann...This is just too cute! I have that stamp and love it! The digi is beautifully colored and love all of the embellishments too! Love the matching envy too! Thanks for joining us this week at Jackson's Digital Expressions!

    Kathi
    DT Member

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  20. Very sweet card, love the colors and your coloring. Thanks for playing the Mo's Challenge this week :)

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  21. That's a darling image to go with that sentiment! Thanks for joining in this week's Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge.

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  22. I love that MM image, very cute card; thank you for sharing with us at JDE. Good luck in the challenge.

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  23. So sweet & what a gorgeous image from Mo! Thanks for joining us at Jacksons Digital Expressions this week!!

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  24. This is just the sweetest image and such a lovely card. Thanks for sharing at Delightful Challenges.
    Hugs,
    Larelyn

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  25. Wow, fantastic! Love the textures and layers you created with the doilies and stitching. Thanks for playing along with the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge.

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  26. This is gorgeous, thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion, and good luck..

    Caz xx CYP DT

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  27. Thanks for joining in at Craft Punked this week with your lovely card.
    Unfortunately, our rules state you can only enter into 10 challenges including ours.
    Hoping you will join us again soon.
    daisylou x

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  28. Gorgeous card with such a cute image. Love the matching envelope and beautiful sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionista Challenge. hugs, Pat K.x

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  29. Oh that sentiment and image go perfect together! Glad you could join us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

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  30. YOur card si so cute. Lovely coloring.
    Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!

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  31. Very cute and pretty! Thank you for joining Robyn's Fetish Challenge! xx Lilia DT

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  32. This card us just too cute! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

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  33. Fab card! So bright & colourful, and what a super sentiment!

    Thanks for playing along at THE CRAFTY PAD this week.

    Hugs, Ali x

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  34. This is an adorable card. That image is so very cute!!! Love it. And totally love that little cupcake border!

    Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky


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  35. This is just adorable! Thanks for joining us at DICC. :)

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  36. This is a really beautiful card!!! Love that image!!! Thanks for joining us at CYP for our Power of Three challenge! Hugsxx

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  37. Wunderschön!!Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei Take Time for You.
    LG Maxie

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  38. How you create the texture with stitching? i look very well and be used for Gift Card envelopes.

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    1. Hi there...You just use a sewing machine...

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  39. What a sweet card Jo Ann, I love the image and the sentiment, all the detail is perfect. Thanks so much for entering the Going Buggy challenge this month, and good luck
    hugs
    Enfys x

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  40. I love your card and this awesome sentiment. Thank you so much for joining us at Take Time for You Challenge.

    Hugs, Natascha

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