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Sunday, September 4, 2011

:: Birthday Sundaes Challenge #25, sponsored by Whimsy Doodles! ::

This week the Birthday Sundaes challenge was sponsored by Whimsy Doodles!

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It was so difficult to decide what image I was going to use!  My eyes kept moving back to "Hot Mama" so I could not resist (the image nor the sentiment!)... I knew this was the digi for me!

I wanted this week's challenge to be colourful, so I decided to revisit some of my older Basic Grey collections and picked "Kioshi - Yuriko" for the background.  Using my copics I coloured "Hot Mama", embellishing her glasses with some Glossy accents.  The fire extinguisher has also been embellished with some accents and I applied some yellow stickles to the "icing" on the bday cake!

I also wanted to separate the sentiment into two parts, so that I could decorate inside the card.  Here's a look of inside:

I adore all of the creations that the DT and our guest designer (former Birthday Sundaes DT member), Cindy created this week... I really think we rocked this challenge! :)

Why not stop by each of the members' blog and check out their creations... show us how we've inspired you this week by creating a card with birthday image and sentiment! :)  Make sure you post your creations before Saturday by 11:59 pm!  You could win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Whimsie Doodles online store!

On a personal note, you may have noticed that HWC was fairly quiet this week.  I received a call last week that a co-worker of mine passed away.  She had been courageously battling cancer the last couple of years and unfortunately succumbed to the disease last Thursday.  She was such a wonderful person who unfortunately had to leave us too soon.  R.I.P. D.S. 

I have also returned to work for another school year and have been coming home utterly exhausted.  I extend my apologies for not having posted more than once, but I suspect it may be that way for the next two weeks.  I promise once school start up is completed, I will be blogging more often! :)

Thanks for dropping by!


jo ( said...

So cute! I love the colors - that granny is so very adorable!

*hugs* for you. I can't imagine losing a friend/co-worker. You're in my thoughts!

CraftyLoops said...

Fabulous card. Lee x

Nadine said...

What a fun card! Love how you colored the pictures!

Amy said...

Great card! I love what you did with the image and sentiment! So sorry about your co-worker- my condolences. Amy

Kristie said...

This is so fun! Love how you colored the image and accented it with the stickles, glossy accents and the borders of liquid pearls :) :)

I am so sorry about your co-worker. Big hugs!

Kimberly said...

Oh my gosh I really love how you did this!! Awesome coloring and embellies!! Great job, friend:)

Wee Things said...

I think this card really appeals to me because I can see myself in it. Life is truly funny sometimes. The brightness of the card really makes the whole thing pop. Great work Samantha.

Maribel said...

Beautiful coloring! This image makes me smile every time I look at it! Can you believe I am still on the hunt for liquid pearls? I just keep thinking keep looking because it will be worth it :)

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts.

Simone said...

Hahaha! Love that sentiment and image! Such a fun birthday card Sam!

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend and co-worker. You are in my thoughts and big hugs to you

Tracy said...

Your card is hilarious. Love that image and the sentiment.

So sorry to hear about your co worker. Hugs