Birthday Card!

Happy Ides of March!  And Happy Birthday to me!!!
This month’s theme is Birthday cards (since March is my birthday month).

I wanted to share a few cards with you… I’ve been on the design team over at http://cardadaychallenge.blogspot.com/  so I’ve been making quite a few cards lately… so these are a few of the birthday cards I’ve done for them…
So I’ll give you a few 🙂

Wanted a simple black & white card with just some color.  Wanted to make the balloons pop, and have it be just a cute little card.  These are great adorn it watercolor sheets I picked up at CHA.  
Supplies – Adorn It watercolor sheet, Zig clean color pens, ATG, water & paintbrush.
I am obsessed with the Zig pens – I had bought the 24 set at the scrapbook expo – and now have bought the 60 set on Amazon (cheaper than I paid for the 24) – Zig

I thought this would be a great use of a  paper pack where all of the papers coordinate and the paper is double sided.  It needed more pop after it was done so I added some embellishments and wink of stella.  I used the deco foil with dies for the first time – super easy!!!
Supplies – Close to my heart Sangria paper pack, craft easy tear tape.   icraft Deco foil, i craft easy cut adhesive, wink of stella gold, queen & co pearls, banner dies from stamps of life & sizzix.  Birthday dies (Not sure of brand).

Elizabeth craft designs sticker,
Forever in time chalkboard stickers
Zig Kuretake Markers
Watercolor brush
watercolor paper

Stampin’ Up wildflower memory, sketched birthday
Detail white embossing powder, clear embossing powder
Misti
Versamark ink
Zig Kuretake Markers
Watercolor brush
watercolor paper
And I wanted to share with  you that I’ve been working on some “not cards no paper” crafts – I feel like I’m cheating on cards – but wanted to share with you that I’ll be posting some stuff with items I got at CHA – and I’m excited.  It’s been pretty challenging for me (outside of my comfort zone)… but I wanted to try something new (and do scary stuff – a la Year of Yes – a great book if you haven’t read it yet).
I’ve also gotten quite a few new crafting goodies (I bought the Mint, and some other cool stuff) so there will be some new things 🙂
So stay tuned!
Have a great day!  I think I need to go find some birthday cake!