Sunday, January 5, 2014

Thank You with Ninja Turtles

After taking a much needed break from blogging, I am back on track again doing what is such a happy hobby--making cards.  :o)  Between Christmas and New Years holidays and having H1N1 (UGH!), I am fully recovered now and ready to hop back in again.

I made a thank you card for my daughter and son-in-law for a sweet birthday gift they gave me and added a final touch suggested by my husband.

Starting out with white cardstock, a peachy pink and white plaid layer was added; a frame was cut from some shiny green paper, and a sentiment was stamped on white paper and punched out. Around the sentiment I inked the edges in pink for some added contrast and interest.

The flowers and leaves were then added, and the flowers were dabbed with orange and pink inks to give a mottled peachy color to them. In the center of each flower is a pink rhinestone. A very small pink bow is added to the flowers.

My husband thought the card looked too girly to be given to both my daughter and son-in-law, and jokingly said it needed something masculine on it--like Ninja Turtles. So I found a picture of the Ninja Turtles on the internet and printed it out on my computer, cut it out and added it on the lower right of the card. (It can be easily removed!)

These are the tools used to make the card:
  • Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles
  • EK Success Real Estate Punch
  • EK Success Flower Punch
  • Stampendous MTC03 Stamp
  • Lorelai Outline Leaf
  • Green, Orange and Pink Inks
  • Pink Ribbon
  • Bow Easy
  • Pink Rhinestones
  • Picture of Ninja Turtles from the Internet
Here is the card:

Detail of flowers and bow:

Card with Ninja Turtles:

Closeup of Ninja Turtles:

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jan 25 Crafting by Designs ATG UE 
Jan 10 Sister Act Cards Only UE ATG
Jan 10 Suzy B's Bloomin' Challenge Blog - ATG UE  
Jan 07 Inky Impressions ATG UE 
Jan 07 Word Art Wednesday - ATG 5E #1  
Jan 08 CRAFT - Anything Goes 5E #5 
Jan 11 Totally Gorjuss Blogspot - Ribbon UE  
Jan 11 613 Avenue Create - ATG UE
Jan 16 Simply Create TOO ATG 3E #1 

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT


  1. Beautiful design, thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge and we hope you will join us again next week for another fab challenge, and a chance to win some super digi stamps....
    Suzy B DT

  2. Very sweet card Ginny. I felt your absence, but didn't know you were taking a break. Hope you are doing good now. Wish you a Happy New Year to you :)

  3. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 10: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  4. love your card thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create this week Rachel DT 

  5. Lovely!
    Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T.Challenge this week!
    Monica - DT

  6. Thank you so much for joining us this week for our Word Art Wednesday challenge. It's a delight to have you there sharing your lovely inspiration. We welcome you to join us every week. Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

  7. Hi Ginny! What a fabulous card with those lovely flowers. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your talents with us by playing along in our challenge this week. We always enjoy having you join us and look forward to seeing all that you share with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. Hi, Ginny: Your card is so pretty especially the flowers & little bow. Thanks for entering our Challenge #52 - "Anything Goes"

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  9. Tee hee - the ninja turtle addition made me giggle. Sounds like something my other half would suggest! Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge! Sheena B.

  10. Bet that's the prettiest neighborhood the Turtles ever hung out in! Such lovely detail work and color choice on your card. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

  11. Such a beautiful card, love the color combination and pretty flowers. The Ninja Turtle is adorable.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Simply Create Too. Join us again soon. :-)


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