Sunday, October 26, 2014

Happy Birthday & AAA Card Challenge #26


Today, the Inspired By Stamping Design Team is hopping for Joanna's [the owner] and the company, Inspired By Stamping, birthday! If you are hopping, you should be coming from Shan's Blog.  [To start at the beginning, pop on over to Joanna's blog for the complete list of participants.] It's been 3 years up and running for the company, and more then that, for Joanna up and running ;).  HAPPY BIRTHDAY to both!

I used IBS Background Basics III, Chalkboard Birthday and Flowers Bloom to make my birthday card for Joanna.

 J, I hope you have a fabulous birthday.  If I know you, I am sure it will be on the boat somewhere awesome!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

[This is the last stop of the hop for Joanna's birthday]



It is also AAA Card Challenge #26 time.  This week's challenge is a clean and simple Halloween card.

 I dug through my give-a-way stamp pile and found some Halloween stamps from Inkadinkado, Gemstone Halloween.  My sentiment is from SP Company, [which I just found out is OOB].

As you all know, Halloween is not something I like, in fact, I have disliked this "holiday" for a long time.  This is to your benefit because I am giving this Inkadinkado stamp set to a random commenter So, leave me a comment, and I will chose a random winner next SATURDAY, November 1st.  I know, Halloween will be over for this year, but you can save the set for next year!  It's a pretty cool set, even though it is a Halloween one ;).  WINNER: Carol "c"

Meanwhile, pop on over to AAA Card Challenge #26, and play along!  While there, be sure and check out the rest of the Team's sample cards~


And last, but not least, there is also another surprise birthday gathering for Shirley-Bee!!

 I wanted to use Shirley's new Bee's Knees release, City Girl.  I adore this image!  I used a Copic dotted coloring technique. Don't you think it works perfectly with her classy look?  And the gray stockings? I love this image!
Maria is hosting this birthday get together with a Linky [starts 8AM GMT today]!  Feel free to pop on over and say HAPPY HAPPY to Shirley, and upload a card!  The more the merrier!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHIRLEY!!


Thanks for stopping by~

29 comments:

Kylie said...

Joanna is going to love that amazing red rose and the wonderful design of her card, Vicki. It is stunning! xx

Joanna M - Inspired by Stamping said...

Thank you Vicki for creating such a beautiful card! Thank you for the surprise and being a part of the team! Your creations are so beautiful and I am always amazed at your creativity! Thank you so much! With love, Joanna

Joanna M - Inspired by Stamping said...

PS And yes, I do hope I will be on our boat! hehe :) You do know me. xoxo

cm said...

Vicki, your card for Joanna is gorgeous; the black/white frame sets off the stunning rose beautifully. Although you dislike Halloween, your card is certainly clever. I like the 'concept' of Halloween more than the 'holiday' itself; I like playing with the cutesy Halloween images *grin* (any excuse to make things for my niece and nephew). Your card for Shirley: oh my, where do I buy that outfit! LOVE the colours, the technique, the works! Classy!
~c

maria f. said...

Prolific you are, my dear! Beautiful cards, Shirley will love Ms. City Gal. Thanks for coming to her party.

lisa808 said...

Beautiful birthday card! Love the striking red rose.

JD/ Jill said...

These are all great cards! Very nicely done!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Three fantastic card designs. I love the beautiful colors of the first one. The simplicity of the Halloween one is awesome too. And, your coloring on the beautiful lady is just wonderful! Great job on all!

Becky said...

wow, not one, not 2 but 3 fabulous cards!

Irish Cherokee said...

All three cards are very well done. Absolutely that love that rose card and the colors he used on. Great color job on Shirley's card. She will love it.

Jim

Lee-Anne said...

You've hit a home run on all three Vicki! Love the texture on the coat for Shirley and your first card is drop dead gorgeous girl!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

All three are fabulous, and maybe I am a witch, because I like Halloween??? haha

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love how you did your lovely rose card!! SUPER CAS Halloween card!...and WOW, I do love how you designed the classy look on the lady! Neat!

It is Sunday and after attempting a serious clean of the craft room, well..got up late and aching.. I was supposed to post my Shirley B card last night...Ah today.

Just wanted to say, Thanks for the lovely GD recommnendation! Such a wonderful weekend surprise!

Stay Crafty Vicki!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, Vicki, I LOVE Joanne's card!!! What a fantastic design - love how you have combined the different elements!!! Those red roses are so stunning and I love the great bg frame - beautiful!!
I keep on going back to have another look at the card - it is AWESOME!!!
Do like your Halloween card, too!!!! Love the CAS design and the blue sentiment - looks great!!!
Your card for Shirley is so stylish!!! I love how you've done her coat and the chevron bg is perfect!!! Love it!!

Have a super week!!!

Nonni said...

Great birthday cards! What a super idea to use the dots for coloring the CityGirl's jacket... I think I must CASE this! Cool! xxx

monikaskinner said...

Hi Vicki. Love how you coloured CityGirl's coat. The dotty technique looks amazing, it almost gives the impression of a fur coat! Adore that spider card too! Have a great day! hugs Monika xxx

Deepti said...

These are all awesome, love the dotted coloring of the city girl :)

Jo Herbert said...

Wow how striking your card is. I love your use of the reds and colouring. This is such an amazing card. Hugs Jo

Donna Nuce said...

Vicki this card is really bold and beautiful! This was so fun surprising Joanna!

Mynn xx said...

Love that deep red rose, Vicki! That card is absolutely amazing! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Shery said...

Awesome makes, Vicki! I especially love the fab coloring you did on CityGirl!

Shery said...

Awesome makes, Vicki! I especially love the fab coloring you did on CityGirl!

Sue D said...

Beautiful rose card for Joanna and I like your other cards too. Don't put me in for the Halloween set--I don't like this holiday either.

wilson.marie65 said...

All three cards are awesome....
The rose is so pretty....love love the cards :)

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous makes, Vicki! I love how you've done CityGirl's raincoat - the two-tone dots look fabulous. Thanks so much for being part of my birthday celebrations!

Lisa Lara said...

I'm playing with AAA Cards for the first time and I love your card for this challenge. LOVE it. Perfectly CAS Vicki.

Monika Reeck said...

Hi Vicki...you cant believe me..that I join AAA cards challenge and also at Stamploration that you are the DT member...I think I always follow where the challenge that you are there LOL..

Vicki...I love the simplicity on your AAA cards DT card its really a clever design only stamp in black an white and the blue sentiment looks adorable there...

Your flower card I love it its like vintage the collection of that stamping images are delicious Lovely card and the Shirley Bee bday card is so stylish..I love the way you coloring her dress...you are soo talented Woman Vicki and you also CAS perfectly queen I love your CAS card in this post...

See you soon on my Blog post with AAA cards and card for Stamplorations ..hugs, Monika

Victoria Lavender said...

Vicki....WOW! All the cards are great! The one for us (AAA Cards) is superbly CAS! Thanks so much for being part of the team. Hugs, Victoria

Anita in France said...

Such great cards, Vicki ... Shirley's city girl with her texture-y coat is just so stylish ... fabulous! Anita :)

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