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Friday, May 31, 2013

FFC#2 You're Only as old as you feel~

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Hello my friends!
This is my 2nd post today so if you are looking for the Cardz TV post, please click the link at the top of this page. I just want to say thank you to everyone who played in last week's first Funday Friday challenge! We had more entries then I had expected so that makes me SMILE! This week's challenge is another fun sketch. I just want everyone to know that our Funday Friday Challenges will not always be a sketch. We have all kinds of things in store for you but since we are brand new, we figured we would start off with something we know everyone loves, sketches!
Here is this week's sketch created by our own Amanda :

 and here is my take on the sketch:
I decided to use this challenge to make my sister her birthday card. My birthday is this Sunday and hers is next Sunday. My card base is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2. I used Bazzill CS for my base. I used paper by Bazzill and Cosmo Cricket. I decided to go with stripes because for some reason, stripes draw the eye to the focal point IMO.
I used my Spellbinders Beaded Ovals dies to frame my sentiment, "You're only as old as you feel" which is from the "Good Times" stamp set by Cardz TV Stamps. I cut the largest oval(black) and the second largest oval (white). I took some handmade fiber paper (red strip) to add some red as an accent color behind the ovals to compliment the striped paper on the bottom. I added a cute little rose to my sentiment frame and the sentiment is popped up on foam tape.
I used my EK Success punch to form the heart scroll border behind the ovals and once again added some more of that handmade fiber paper. It seems to give the look of ribbon. I really like how this card turned out. Below is a picture of the inside which has another sentiment from the "Good Times" stamp set, "Happy birthday to you". To order this stamp set, click Here.
Now let's have a look at what our design team has created for you!
They have really created some beautiful cards from this sketch.

Well my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us what you can do with this sketch!
Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,

using the linky tool below.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. You may enter the challenge as many times as you want as long as you post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements

Will not be eligible for top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until June 7th by 6:00Pm (central) time to link up. All winners will be announced on
Monday, June 10th. Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says "Anything Goes"challenge
Perfect Sentiments "Make them laugh"Challenge


  1. I love how each of us creates something totally different Pat on the back to all of us. Looking forward to seeing what everyone creates.

  2. Awesome cards by you and the Design team. I am a new follower. Hope you will visit my blog and become a follower


  3. Beautiful card! I love the colors and the sentiment.

  4. Your cards are all FABULOUS!!! Awesome work, Ladies...I miss last weeks challenge but not this one.

    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

  5. What a fabulous sketch by Amanda again! I love your take on it Jo and it will make a great card for your sister! I haven't made mine yet, but can't wait to do so!! Off to leave some love for the other girls!

  6. Hi Jo! Thanks for inviting me to follow your blog! I love your cards... can't wait to see more of them!!

    barb :)

  7. Very nice card!
    Can you please you on my blog ... and if you want please you can become a Member?

  8. I love your template !
    I want something but something boysly .... and free
    Can you help me ?

  9. Happy, happy birthday to you and to your sister!! How awesome to have birthdays so close together!! The card is fabulous!! I love the design and the dies you used!! I hope you have fun plans for the first weekend in June (eek!!) Happy Friday :)

    Hugs, Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Love, love, love the sketch!!
    Everyones cards are wonderfully done. TFS.

  11. Great card! Love the colors you used and what a fun sentiment! Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!

  12. Love your take on our challenge at the perfect sentiment. Great card.

  13. Very elegant card Jo! You're right the red fiber paper does have the appearance of ribbon! I thought it was until I read your blog! Like the ovals and the heart cut out behind. Nice examples from the design team!

  14. Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday Dear Jo!
    Happy Birthday to YOU!!!

    Hope your day is filled with family,joy, love and tons of good wishes!

    Happy Birthday!

  15. adorable cards, thanks for the inspiration!

    enjoy *~*

  16. here is a great site to add your sketch challenge, lots of people visit looking for a new sketch...

  17. love the layers and colors. beautiful card, Jo!

  18. Hi Jo, it took a bit for the comment block to show up,but finally it did!So I can tell you thanks for visiting my blog, leaving a sweet comment. Love the card you have today, with the beaded ovals. Thanks for sharing the tips about the striped paper...I'll try to remember that one, as I have trouble using stripes well. Great details with the fibers and the heart punch trim behind the focal point. If I can get my act together in time, I'll try to get something for the challenge, so I can play this week. My friend Brenda at http://friendscraftinwithfriends.blogspot.com/ sent me to your challenge last week. It was fun, do-able, and I enjoyed it. I'll look around your site, and try to join as a new follower. Hope you'll come back to visit me too, when time permits. TFS & Happy Birthday to your Sis.

  19. Oops, Guess I joined last week!!! LOL.

  20. no gift for me, just playing for fun and to share the great sketch!

    enjoy *~*

  21. Wonderful job DT, thanks for the challenge!

  22. Great DT! Thanks for the fun challenge! Hope your birthday was wonderful!Carri~Abusybee

  23. Love your card Jo with those pretty Spellbinders ovals and the sentiment! Thanks for a fun challenge! I look forward to playing along with more! Hope you had a great birthday and I know your sister will love her card! Best wishes ~ Vanessa D.


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