CYCI #111 and SSC#122

I felt really challenged to participate in two different challenges for today’s card.  The first was an open-ended color challenge (my own pick of 3) from CYC#111 and a layout challenge full of circles and SSC122

Challenging for two reasons:  To be able to pick your own colors can be daunting.  Sometimes it’s easier to work within limits.  The circles I find challenging just because I almost never completely use circles.  I tend to go for right angles.  Even for this card, I couldn’t help but incorporate a rectangle at the bottom.

So here we go…

For today’s card I started with a base of Thick Whisper White layered with Calypsal Coral.

Happy Birthday - Stamp It Up With Jaimie

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I then layered three different colored balloons from the Balloon Celebration Bundle over 1-3/4″ circles of the corresponding color.  I used Calypsal Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Mint Macaron.  I then used the smallest circle from the Circles Framelits and a 1/4″ hole punch to add some smaller circles.

Balloon Bouquet - Stamp It Up With Jaimie

The sentiment, “Happy Birthday” comes from the Balloon Celebration Bundle also and is stamped in Calypsal Coral.  To finish it off, I added a Mint Macaron Enamel Dot.


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CYCI#104 Challenge

For this week’s CanYouCaseIt Challenge, I went for an encouraging note.  Sometimes people just need a pick-me-up message of encouragement.


I took advantage of the fun and bright colors in the Cherry on Top DSP, highlighting Crushed Curry and Pool Party as my layering colors.  As for shapes, what better says “You Rock” than stars!