Part of the design team had this darling image from Polkadoodles to use for this week's inspiration at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges blog. The other half of the DT had images from Little Blue Button. Use the blog post link to take you to their inspiration cards and links to their blogs so you can leave some sweet thoughts.
close up of this cutie pie
PPCC blog badge and link: http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/04/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-375.html
Polkadoodles' badge. Go to the PPCC blog for a link to their store and details on the prize they are offering for challenge #375.
Little Blue Button's badge. Read the #375 blog post for a link to their store and prize details they're offering.
Always Happy Birthday challenge month 4 (April) is anything goes theme with an option of balloons. I've not included balloons but the image has a banner and butterfly so if they had a "b" item theme I would have been all set. But the girl is holding a heart and has the sentiment of happy plus the cupcake felt stick-on for some little birthday celebration touches. Here's the AHB badge and link:
and the sketch layout was my interpretation of this design suggestion by Kelly Holifield for Paper Secrets and shared at Facebook's 100 Pattern Papers Challenge group:
a. marble green tone cardstock and creamy yellow cardstock=Colorbok
b. succulents, chevron on newsprint, paisley, mint green stripe designer papers=The Paper Studio
c. pink with white pots designer paper=Colorbok
d. embellishments=cupcake felt stick-on (Dollar General); glitter butterflies (part of an Easter set of stickers at Wal-Mart); flowers are old stash and don't remember where they were bought
e. digital image was colored mostly with colored pencils; black gel pen for banner string; turquoise marker used for dots in center of flower and for "happy"
f. adhesives: combination of glue stick and glue dots
how it all started after "shopping" through my craft supplies
As I crafted this DT inspiration card with such wonderful spring colors, we had had snow during the night! Yes, April 8-9, 2018 has been crazy weather for Illinois. Normally rain, thunderstorms, tornadoes are more common. Traditional spring with warmer temps and time to be outdoors are thoughts swirling in my head and maybe someday I will actually be able to experience more consecutive hours and days enjoying sunshine. Keep fingers crossed! :)