Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Happy Birthday, Hot Stuff! (Moxie Fab Birthday Creations, ColourQ #198, and MOJO 302)

Hi blog friends! Trying a to get a few posts written tonight to schedule for next week, because on Tuesday I am going to CHA VEGAS!!!! Whooohooo! I have never been to CHA before and I am beyond thrilled to go! I am going as press/representative for Craft Storage Ideas! So, I have a couple posts scheduled, but I don't think I will have much more post wise until closer to the beginning of August. However, I will keep you posted with iPhone pics and posts on the paper & ICE facebook page, so follow along over there if you can! :) If you are going too, comment here and maybe we can meet in person. I would really love to actually KNOW some of my blog friends in person. I am thrilled that Anita agreed to be my roomie! :)

I am not only lucky enough to go to CHA, but it just so happened that many of my college friends were having their annual Vegas Girls Trip right after CHA! :) so I will be gone for almost a week, while my mom and hubby hold down our fort and kids!

I was already pretty convinced that I had the best hubby ever, but now I am SURE. ;) He not only was ok with me going to CHA, he encouraged me to go, I am so very blessed. It is also our anniversary on Friday! We have been married for 17 years on Friday. I am giving him this card, and we are checking out a great new restaurant, kid-free! :)

So, I thought I'd get one more card done before all my travels commence. several of my friends have birthdays in late July, and I made this for one of them. I made it with a few challenges in mind! The first is the Moxie Fab World Birthday Creations Challenge.
I also followed the palette from this week's ColourQ #198 palette. Though I did throw in a little black and cream. LOVE these colors, oh so pretty! I only had the tiniest scraps of Island indigo left.... I thought I had ordered some, but I guess I'm out! :( Managed to get in one wave cut from it and the little word balloon as well as a bit of stamping in that color.
I also used the Mojo Monday #302 sketch. I switched it up a teeny bit, but not too much, putting the word balloon on the right instead of the left and raising the band across the bottom of the card up and across the patterned paper panel in the form of washi.
This is such a cute set, it was one of the first Cat's Pajamas stamp sets I ever bought. It's called Fun In the Sun, and still available at that link!  I also used the Wave CutUp and the Talk To Me CutUps, and a couple other stamp sets.
.....and, as a side note, we are having a BIG SALE at The Cat's Pajamas starting Friday! 25% off your whole order! You should definitely check it out and I'll throw up a reminder post on Friday. 
Sprinkle is so fabulous in her floatie with her blue lagoon cocktail! This is exactly how I hope to look at the Vegas Girls Weekend!! LOL. 
This was a fun card, I love it when a lot of elements come together and make a cohesive statement. :) Fun colors and the sketch helped me put it together perfectly!

That is all for me today! Hope you are having a fabulous day! 
hugs, Noelle


Sylvia said...

What a fun birthday card, Noelle, love your color arrangement! So missing seeing your scrap pages, but glad you played with us this week at the colourQ. How has your summer been in Colorado?

alma said...

This is just adorable! Love all the different textures and layers in this card

Tracey McNeely said...

Noelle this is fantastic, love your card and what a great use of this weeks colours, great die cut waves. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at the colourQ!

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Cath said...

Hey Noelle! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)