Thursday, July 19, 2012

Happy Birthday To U

2012 faves

After "missing" last week's Mojo Monday sketch (aka: skipping the skewed panel sketch) I dove into this week's sketch with gusto and made it a two fer as I used the card for this month's Diva Dare as well.

Had a scrap of this Echo Park polka dotted DP laying around so decided to create my card around it.  Started off thinking of using CR84FN's colour combo again and then ventured more towards Just Add Ink's colour combo and in the end used too many colours to qualify for either.

Since I had a brown "U" in my scrap pile, I build my sentiment around it and added "to" to the Happy Birthday sentiment so it flowed and made more sense than just Happy Birthday "U".  A rose and a flower - both from my scrap pile as well - completed the card.

With summer here full force, I had another wonderful afternoon at the beach with the kids.  They entertained themselves wonderfully by making sand castles, finding hermit crabs and swimming so I got to indulge in some reading and catching a few rays...aaaaahhhh... and we capped the afternoon off with a Booster Juice smoothie.  Summer at it's best :)


 

What's In It?
Stamps:  Happy Birthday Plain Jane (Verve) 
Paper: Kraft, Old Olive, Early Espresso, More Mustard, Real Red, Dots and Stripes (Echo Park) 
Ink: Black, VersaMark 
Accessories: Scalloped Circle and Circle Nesties, Rolled Rose Die (MFT), Elegant Leaf and "U" Die (Verve), Scalloped Border Punch (Stampin' Up), Crimper, Twine, Bling, Dimensionals

16 comments:

Benzi said...

Super card, Marisa. I like your stamped bg. Lovely font on the sentiment..but, so glad you weren't talking to me. I just had a birthday. LOL I love your rose.

Lynn said...

Sounds like a perfect summer day! Love the leaves stamped on the kraft in the background...gorgeous color combo too!

Amy Sheffer said...

I'm smitten with this, Marisa! The warm, rich colors ... my favorite little "U" die-cut, the rolled rose, the stamped Kraft. Sigh, this is one gorgeous birthday card!

Kristina said...

Lovely card! The colors make think of of fall. Ah, fall. When the weather is cooler. And the trees show off by turning all sorts of beautiful colors. And the weather is cooler. And the days get shorter. And the weather gets cooler.

Is it fall yet?

Btw- That real red rose is gorgeous! I may need to go get that die....

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wonderful card for this MOJO sketch Marisa. I love the way you used the "u" to make your focal phrase and incorporate it into the sketch. Such a pretty rose too.

Vicki Dutcher said...

I just love your red flowers they are so vivid. Your summer sounds enjoyable

TannyP said...

WOWEE, Marisa! That rose is gorgeous!! I love the papers you've used (that background kraft is perfect!) and the sentiment combo works perfectly. Love this!

Maureen said...

love that beautiful blossom! Such a cheery card! And you hit 2 challenges! Woohoo! That's planning!

scrappingnana said...

Love your card, especially the rose. The stamped background is nice also. TFS

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is gorgeous Marisa, luv the boldness........so glad you played along with the Verve Diva Dare!

enjoy *~*

Chris D. said...

Wow! Your card is absolutely stunning! Love it!

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful!! You rocked this sketch!!! Love the stamping of the leafy branch in the background!

Betty Wright said...

Love the colors and your stamped background panel, Marisa! Awesome card!

Kigz said...

Really love your card! Great mix of colors and beautiful flower. Nice job on the sentiment--I love using my scraps!

Colleen Dietrich said...

That sentiment has some really neat fonts mixed in! Goes great with the big "u". :)

shamav said...

I am discovering your blog and colorful cards ... WONDERFUL !