Birthdays Rock.

And so did this week’s sketch!Β  I had a lot of fun making these birthday cards. I’ve had both of these stamp sets since CHA in Orlando, and finally got a chance to ink ’em up. I’m so glad that I did. Now, I have two adorable cards for two adorable kids celebrating birthdays. I just need one more, and I’ll probably use the same sketch for that one, too.Β  I still have a few hours before I neeeed it, though. . . I have plenty of time, right? πŸ™‚

First, I made one using The Botz Family from Our Craft Lounge.Β  I freed some Hambly acetate, some random sticky-backed glitter paper, and those random little silver stick-on thingees from the piles of *stuff* that I unearthed while Splitcoast servers were being wonky. Oh, how I adore this card! Definitely thinking this is my most favorite card that I’ve made in a while!


But then I made one this one with The Poppies from My Favorite Things.


And whenΒ  I finished, I gushed to myself that THIS is probably my favorite card ever. That I made today. This one combines some new with some old. (Core’dinations cardstock, some October Afternoon (new stripey paper), some Scenic Route (old dotty paper), some Nestabilities (had those for a while), some Kaiser rhinestones (have had those for a while), some Making Memories ribbon (who knows how long I’ve had that ribbon in my stash), and my Martha Stewart double scallop punch (just bought it Sunday and unwrapped it today! Yeah, me! for using new stuff!).

Okay, now that I’ve blabbed your ear off this morning, let me share some links that you’ll want to check out while you’re enjoying your mornin’ Joe.

You can find the sketch on Beate’s blog here, then see what she made, too. Cami, Charmaine, Laurie, Lori, Mary Jo, and Sharon ALWAYS have beautiful stuff to share, so go see what they did with the sketch. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone.

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  1. Posted September 11, 2009 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    BOTH fabulous, Jenn! Of course, you KNOW I’m partial to OCL! πŸ˜‰

  2. Posted September 11, 2009 at 7:57 am | Permalink

    They are both jaw dropping gorgeous Jenn! Your cards are always so bright and eye catching….amazing!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Posted September 11, 2009 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    Oh my goodness. You were on FIRE last night. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the first card. Dang it girl you are amazing. The second card looks fantastic too.
    Have a wonderful weekend
    Hugs and smiles

  4. Posted September 11, 2009 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    P.S.: I NEED that scallop punch! And obviously I NEED more rhinestones. LOL

  5. Posted September 11, 2009 at 8:23 am | Permalink

    fun kids cards Jenn!

  6. Posted September 11, 2009 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    Both are awesome!!!! You know which one I’m partial to. *wink wink* It’s because it’s blue. LOL!

    Jenn, you blow my socks off. Love ya!

  7. Posted September 11, 2009 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    Oh, my. These cards DO rock, Jenn! LOVE the acetate bot card — OMGoodness what gorgeous sparkly paper! I may need to re-visit that cute stamp set! And what an adorable rockin’ chick with all her bling! FYI — I won’t be letting my girls see this post, because then they’ll wonder why their Mom doesn’t make cool birthday cards for their friends, LOL! (We’re usually running late and just pick up one from the store!) Okay, I’ve babbled enough now, too! πŸ˜‰

  8. Posted September 11, 2009 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    Of COURSE they’re both fabulous! I’m partial to the first one, just cause I love the Botz!! And that clear stuff is awesome! You rock, girl!

  9. Posted September 11, 2009 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    These are darling.. Love that robot card! And your Poppy. πŸ™‚ I’m with Sharon. I don’t usually do birthday cards, either. Maybe a tag if I’m feeling generous. Hope you have a wonderful, restful weekend. Hugs!

  10. Posted September 11, 2009 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    ACK! These are the cutest cards EVAH! I love that clear card, the sparkly scallops make me SMILE!

  11. Posted September 11, 2009 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    LOVE both of your cards Jenn, too fun!!!!

  12. Posted September 12, 2009 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    Oh these are both so adorable, Jenn!! Love the acetate on the first, and all the bling on the second!!

  13. Posted September 12, 2009 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Goodness, girl! These just light up the weekend with inspiration! I love’em both~ … and I suspect that now I ‘need’ to get over to that sketch!

    :o) Bev

  14. Posted September 12, 2009 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    Girlfriend…these cards rock! I love the clear card with the Rots…so cute and the Poppies card with the bling…fabulous! πŸ™‚

  15. Posted September 13, 2009 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Oh Jenn I LOVE both cards, but that Botz card is just FABULOUS!

  16. Posted September 13, 2009 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    Those cards are both adorable! πŸ™‚ I love them both!

  17. Posted September 15, 2009 at 7:28 am | Permalink

    Hey girl! These are awesome! Beautiful creations. πŸ™‚

  18. carol b
    Posted September 17, 2009 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Personalization is so easy using Justrite.
    carol b

  19. Posted September 18, 2009 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    Your clear card with the robots is so cute and I love your special touches!! Your Rockin’ Girl is adorable as well, and I love your perfect bling placement!!

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