Monday, March 3, 2014

Craft It Up & Link It Up - Birthday Party

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! Mine might have been better if not for the snow. Ugh. I am so over winter. It's March...spring is supposed to be on the way :(

It's time for another fun Craft It Up & Link It Up Challenge at Craftin Desert Divas. The theme this week is Birthday Party. Our sponsors are: Unity Stamp Company, Miriam's Crafting Supplies and Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.


Our sponsor Unity Stamp Company provided stamps for us to use today from the Birthday Jubilee stamp set. The base of the card is heavyweight cream cardstock from Canvas Corp.


The papers are from Authentique's Seasons Essentials paper stack. The edges were distressed with a Zutter Distress-It-All. Spellbinders Captivating Squares were used for the layers. The butterfly is a Spellbinders Fanciful Flight die. I added tape to the back of a piece of burlap to cut it so that the burlap would keep the shape and not fray.


This is my first attempt at the chalkboard technique. The Unity sentiment was stamped with Versamark and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. When the powder was almost dry, a piece of chalk was scribbled over the top.


The beautiful flowers were purchased from my friend Archana at CraftyCity. Spellbinders D-Lites Corner Sprigs were cut in vellum and tucked in behind.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday
  2. DL.Art - March Linky
  3. Every Day is an Occasion - March Linky
  4. Just B Creative Crazy - March Linky
  5. My Sheri Crafts #128 - Bling it On
  6. Word Art Wednesday #121 - Anything Goes
  7. Funday Friday #39 - Florals 
  8. Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
  9. Scrap It Girl March Challenge - Birthdays
  10. Party Time Tuesdays #161 - Anything Goes
  11. Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Craftin Desert Divas to see the amazing projects my talented design team sisters have created for today's challenge, then Craft It Up & Link It Up!! I can't wait to see what you create :)

63 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card, I love all of the pretty flowers and embellishments you used! All of the layers look amazing, just love everything about your card!

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  2. Wow...beautiful, those flowers are gorgeous, so much detail here!!! I think you are enabling me to purchase the distresser, I love how it looks here, and I have never of heard of the chalkboard technique you used, so you have inspired me to try something once again!! As for the snow...I think we lucked out and it all went your way this time...it is so darn cold I can't warn anymore....well have a nice week and "try" to stay warm !!!

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  3. Fabulous card. Love your chalkboard technique and the tip for adding tape to the burlap.

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  4. Great card Lisa and love the chalkboard effect. I keep umming and aahing over the zutter!
    Hope your weather cheers up soon....we just need flippers!!
    Have a great day my friend.
    Jayne x

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  5. Hi lisa wow!!! Absoutley beautiful I think I would frame this one :) hope the snow stops it's sounds like you have had a lot of snow leys hope the sun comes your way
    Hugs
    Vic xx

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  6. Wow wee lol - absolutely stunning - love everything about it you did a awesome job tfs!!!

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  7. I can't believe that's your first time doing the chalk board technique - it looks fabulous! Love your card with all the great layers and details.

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  8. I've never tried doing that chalk board technique yet, love your version of it.... This is fantastic Lisa...
    Love it in all different angles, the layers, the pretty papers, blings, butterflies and that bunch of blooms...This is a wow factor!

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  9. Gorgeous chalkboard technique, Lisa! This is such a beautiful card, loving your layered papers and die cut pieces and the bling..oh my..I could go on and on. Thanks for sharing on this lovely Monday…think positive, spring will come…eventually! Hugs!

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  10. You had me at layers with the beautiful chalkboard technique as the focal point! Beautiful!

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  11. Beautiful card Lisa! I love the pretty papers and embellishments you used.
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  12. Awesome card, Lisa! I LOVE the flowers! Such a fabulous card!

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  13. Fabulous layering with a lovely flower bouquet and chalkboard sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

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  14. Pure gorgeousness! I love all the wonderful layers and those deep, rich colors. That beautiful little bouquet of flowers is a fabulous touch - very elegant. Another beauty my friend ♥

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  15. This is such a great card Lisa. I love the chalkboard look. Love all the layers and all the bling is just fabulous :) Have a great day my friend

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  16. My sweetest friend, this is gorgeous! My flower-loving heart swooned over those beauties... they're lovely nestled around the beautiful ribbon. The chalkboard work is amazing! I hope to try that someday. The butterfly is gorgeous and I love the abundance of layers you used so masterfully. Stunning creation as always, Lisa! Maybe it will entice Spring to come... :) Have a sparkly day, my talented friend!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  17. Lisa, Lynn emailed with a FRIEND50 code, so I hope you read this prior to placing any orders. I replied to her to please allow the code for you should you place an order and then edited my blog! Back in a bit to enjoy your new post. Hugs

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  18. WOW!!!! Lisa, this is so gorgeous! The textures are incredible! Love the chalkboard effect..I can see you doing more of that!! I love the gorgeous flowers and may have to go check out CraftCity ;) Never heard of them! Thanks for the amazing inspiration! Love, love it! Although I love all your projects, lol!

    We did not get the storm, thank goodness but NO warming up here either..:( Only a high of -7 today! I am with you, SO over winter!!! Ugh, need some sunshine and at least above zero! Whats up with this craziness?
    Have a great day...I am gonna go have a hot cup of tea and blog,lol!
    Sherrie K

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  19. Your floral nosegay and the die cut chalk board are stunning. Thank you for sharing this wonderful art with us at Word Art Wednesday today. Blessings, Carole DT

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  20. I love the stamp Lisa, You sure out did your self How can you do that?
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes March Linky Party. Have a great day
    DIANA L.
    dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  21. I did not get to finish saying how beautiful your card is, the phone rang and I accidently hit the publish button ha ha - I love how you intertwined the ribbon in to the flowers . The background is fantastic and your design perfect.

    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes March Linky Party. Have a great day
    DIANA L.
    dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  22. This is so gorgeous Lisa, I like all the distress the sentiment and the embellishments.
    Kevin xx

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  23. Lisa this is so pretty! I love the denim paper with the stamping on top, the embossing really pops!!

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  24. Oh my goodness Lisa is this ever Gorgeous!! I love love all the beautiful layers, distressing and the way you used the denim for the sentiment!! Another winner my friend ;) have a blessed week!

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  25. So beautiful Lisa! Love all the blossoms and burlap butterfly!

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  26. This layered card is so intricate and beautiful. This is the gift!!! Creative Bliss Dear...

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  27. Beautiful card. Love all those layers and those flowers are awesome. Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door, hope to see you again in our next challenge! - XX Cara

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  28. So Beautiful!!! Gorgeous combination of elements and colors!!! What Fantastic card Lisa :)

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  29. Your cards are beyond gorgeous, Lisa. I'm continually blown away, and just thank you SO MUCH for sharing with us. I'm in awe of your work, and look forward to seeing every sweet entry! Thanks SO MUCH!
    Hugs,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  30. This is gorgeous Lisa! Love the torn edges, the blooms and the bling. Everything looks amazing here!

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  31. Gorgeous card! Love the chalkboard sentiment. True hope you guys see spring soon. My daughter is tired of it now at South Bend & is looking forward to her summer break back here. I just hope she ventures out to pick some craft supplies for me during her spring break next week.

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  32. Such a beautiful card, Lisa! Love all the different patterned papers you used and the flowers look so pretty! I really like the bling you added too! I hope you have a great day! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  33. Do you know that you make the most BEAUTIFUL birthday cards EVER!!!
    Stunning, Elegant and Simply GORGEOUS!! love the chalk sentiment and beautiful flowers.
    Love! Love! Love!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    M'
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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  34. Wow Lisa, I am loving this card!!! First off I love the red/white/blue colors of this card. I love all the layers this card has, the distressed edges, the beautiful embellishments, the whole dang card just knocks my socks off! Thanks for joining us at Jo's FFC;-)

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  35. Truly truly beautiful!! All the gorgeous elements pair so nicely with the chalkboard technique. Pretty amazing my friend!!!

    I'm sorry you're still getting snow :( spring is on the way, it's coming :) we actually had a pretty good storm this weekend. We had 25-30ft waves and we watched about 6 surfers actually surf the waves while loads of coast guards, police, & fire departments try to get them out of the water and then just stood by and resorted to just trying to keep them safe. It was pretty incredible!! All made it safely:)
    Have a fabulous day!
    Shelly

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  36. WOW Lisa, this is just GORGEOUS!!! LOVE All the BEAUTIFUL layers and textures!!! Have a SUPER week my friend!!! :)

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  37. WOW - this is stunning! Love the fabulous distressing and wonderful wonderful papers. Gorgeous bow - wow! TFS

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  38. Simply awesome. So much color & detail, all the beautiful layers, flowers & bling. Thanks for the tape & burlap tip and I loved the vellum twigs too. This is just truly stunning, Lisa. I've never done the chalkboard, so was interested in reading the how-to-s. TFS & hugs

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  39. Beautiful card and layering!!!
    ~Kim

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  40. Just beautiful! I love that burlap butterfly! We are still buried in snow and extremely cold temps karst weekend! I agree- where is spring?

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  41. WOW What a awesome card!! I love all the details!!! Love it!! Have a great day.
    Gerda

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  42. What a gorgeous card. Love all the details. Fantastic job. Thanks for playing along with us
    at Scrap It Girl!

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  43. Absolutely stunning!! Love these colors and your amazing layers!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

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  44. gorgeous as always, but that burlap butterfly is so awesome. love that!

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  45. Gorgeous is the word that came to my mind as soon as I saw this stunning project !! Always beautiful and lovely designs :) !!!

    Hugs,
    Mayra
    Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

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  46. This is awesomely gorgeous! Wonderful lay-out and DP choices as well as perfect distressing. Love it a lot! We are so blessed you joined us last week at our Word Art Wednesday Challenge and hope you'll join us again this week. Leaving you with God's Word in Psalm 16:8 which says, "I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken." God bless, always!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  47. Another great card Lisa. Love the burlap butterfly!!!

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  48. Lovely project!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  49. Beautiful Birthday card. Love the butterfly and the colors.
    Hugs,
    Cindy Lou

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  50. Gorgeous card... Love all those flowers

    Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts

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  51. So many gorgeous layers and you did a great job with the chalkboard technique.
    So glad that you played along with us at Seize the Birthday!

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  52. Amazing card!! Wonderful colors, layers, butterfly and that ribbon. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap It Girl!

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  53. What a beautiful card! I love the colors and layers. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap It Girl!

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  54. absolutely stunning, such detailed work, thank you for joining us at Scrap It Girl

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  55. Wow! This is gorgeous! I love all of your layers and bling and that very cool butterfly! Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap It Girl! :)

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  56. Thanks for playing along at Scrap It Girl!

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  57. Gorgeous! Love all the layers and the bling! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap It Girl! :)

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  58. LOVE this! That burlap butterfly is awesome! Thanks for joining us over at Scrap It Girl!

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