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Monday, May 29, 2017

A Friend's Birthday - CYS May

Happy Memorial Day! I hope you are all enjoying a day off with friends and family or just chillin'. I spent time yesterday with my family. We were celebrating two high school graduations. My grandson (the youngest) and my youngest great nephew. Next we start on college graduations. It was a pleasant day with lots of fun chatting, food and photo taking. Can't believe he's all grown up.

Today has been a relaxing day away from school books. Yes, I'm taking a class and it is really tough. It's an online class so I can become a certified genealogist - one of my passions. I love the research and investigation part, not so much the reading and writing reports part. We'll see how it goes. It's only been two weeks and I still have about thirteen weeks more to go. I was able to spend time in my stamp room again. So nice to get back in there and get creative.

I made this card with a girlfriend in mind. She loves pink. I'm going to save it for her birthday. No, it doesn't look like a birthday card, but this sentiment really spoke to me about her.  Inside it does have a birthday with for her.
This card was also for the Challenge Your Stash challenge on SplitcoastStampers. Our hostess this month was Terry L. (terry0926 on SCS).  Our challenge was to ~~Use your favorite floral stamps for your focal image. You can make a card for any occasion, but make sure you focus on flowers
We are not allowed to go buy anything new to make our cards, it all has to come from our stash. I also checked out the gallery on SCS and found a card by Gosia Hoot that I loved and so this is my CASE card from hers. I'm a day late posting this, but once I picked out the stamp set and the layout, it came together pretty quickly.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Stampin Up - Bloom in Hope
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Feel Goods
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Blushing Bride
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - Bittersweet
  • Accessories - Nestabilities - Dies. For some reason I didn't put this one in my book and have no idea what it's called and I can't seem to find it online either so probably retired.
  • Copic Markers: G21, G24, G43; Y02, Y08; Y19; R81, R83, R85; 110.
That's it. Hope you have a great week!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Coloring in Scrapland - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
Angie's Digital Stamps - Anything Goes
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Flowers


  1. Beautiful card Maggie. Love the sentiment and the floral image you chose. Your friend will love it!!

  2. Gorgeous card, Maggie! I took a peek at the case card and can see why you loved it - and yours is sensational! Lovely flower card and a beautiful verse to match.

    Wow, 13 more weeks to go?! Good luck to you!

  3. A very pretty card Maggie - love that sentiment!! Keep up the good work on your paper!!

  4. Lovely creation. Thanks for playing along with out Anything Goes Challenge at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again. Good Luck.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, LPoCF DT

  5. Maggie, your card is lovely... the soft colors and gorgeous flower make for a great design!

  6. Birthdays are a good time to remember why a person is so special to you, and your card expresses that beautifully. You picked a lovely card to CASE. Your colors and design and the flower and oval die cut are so pretty. Good luck with your class! It can be hard to stay dedicated and focused in an online class. There are always draggy parts to every occupation, but what a fun topic!

  7. Oh Maggie, your card is so pretty! I love the floral image you picked, and love the pretty soft DP too! It is lovely that you picked a sentiment that is so personalized for your friend.
    Good luck on that class!!!

  8. I have that SU set too. Love the card Maggie!

  9. Your card is lovely. I especially like the flower you chose. (Good luck with your class - 13 weeks whew that's a long time, but I am sure you will get thru it with flying colors)Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges} Hugs, Barbara

  10. Beautiful card and love the sentiment---Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  11. What a beautiful sentiment and card. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  12. Lovely card! Thanks for join us at Colouring in scrapland, good luck and hope to see you next time Beatriz dt

  13. such a lovely friend card.
    happy stamping,


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