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Sunday, May 6, 2012


Created this card using a couple freebie digis, Koala & 'HANG IN THERE,' from Gingerloft. I'll be mailing this card to my daughter since she is finishing up her last wk of her sophomore yr in college studying Art Animation. She is the one that sketched & painted the Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow images you can see on my blog sidebar and many other pieces of artwork posted on my blog. She will be home after Mother's Day. She is going to "chill with her friends" for a couple days after classes end before coming home. We will celebrate Mother's Day when she arrives home.

Used Versamark ink & chalk on the coloring of the Koala.

Used paper distresser & embossing folder on the 3 green paper strips.

inside of card:

brads: the Paper Studio 2 gray button brads

chalks: Stamp N Plus - Foggy gray, Teddy Bear brown & Sky blue

chipboard: the Paper Studio flocked 'n' my daughter's initial

digi: Gingerloft freebies - Koala & quote HANG IN THERE'

Cuttlebug Leafy Branch on inside of card
the Paper Studio Woodgrain on 3 green strips
ink: VersaMark

6" x 8'" Base core'dinations gray cardstock
5 1/2" s 6 1/2" doodlebug design zoofari scrapbook paper
1" x 7 1/2" tthree strips core'dinations Grassroots green cardstock
2 1/4" x 3 1/4" white cardtsock digi Koala printed on
2 1/2" x 3 1/2" core'dination Shamrock green cardstock
2 1/2" x 3" quote digi 'Hang In There' printed on white cardstock
2 3/4" x 3 1/4" core'dination Shamrock green cardstock

punch: Fiskars corner rounder

ribbon: Easter green/white checked

Tim Holtz:
Distress Ink evergreen bough
Paper Distresser

Entering this into the following challenges:

2 Sisters Ch90 Anything Goes unlim 4th 5/5-11

Aud Sentiments Ch Anything Goes unlim 11th 4/25-5/8 

Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe Ch9 Anything Goes 5/6-19

Craft Your Days Away 44 - Just for Children my card can be for a child unlim 4th 4/28-5/10
Crafty Sentiments Spots or Stripes unlim 2nd 3 green strips enbossed with woodgrain stripes 5/1-7  

Crazy 4 Ch C4C135 Gardening or Great Outdoors outdoors - blueberries unlim 2nd 5/5
Forever Friends May's Mthly Ch Spring must incl an animal 5/3-31
Frosted Design Scrapbook Bingo indicated it was ok for entry to be non-scrapbook item, so I made a card, bottom row - circles (2 gray button brads), quote (HANG IN THERE(, brads (2 gray button brads, chipboard (flocked 'n' initial) 5/6-11
Frosted Design Using Strips of Paper Ch - Heather 5/5-7
Gingerloft GL39 Freebie Ch 4/29-5/12
Jaihart Sundays are Lovely #9 Anything Goes unlim 3rd 5/6-31 

Just Keep On Creating Anything Goes unlim 4th 5/5-6/18 
LEJ Designs Ch1 Anything Goes unlim 8th 5/1-6
Lexis Creations Ch64 Lace and/or Ribbon unlim 6th entry 4/30-5/11
Paper Take Weekly Anything Goes + optional Lace unlim 8th 5/1-5/7
Raise The Bar Ch103 Report Cards let's see LETTERS, TEXT on card unlim 2nd 5/4-10
Speedy Fox & Friend Ch106 Use 3 of something  unlim 2nd 3 green strips & 3 chalk colors 5/5-11
Stamp Scrap & Doodle Sat Ribbons & Bows unlim 3rd 5/5-11
Wishcraft Waste Not Wed Wk17 unlim 7th the chipboard (bought it quite some time ago) 5/2-9 


  1. Cute card. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  2. Really pretty card, I love the koala and the embossed panel inside looks fab. Thank you for joining in with the LEJ Designs challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  3. Fun card - love the animals DP! Thanks for joining us again at Lexi's Creations for our "Lace and Ribbon" Challenge. Helen x (DT)

  4. this is such a happy card that I am sure your daughter will love. I love the main Aussie image and all the lovely papers, the sentiment goes perfectly with the card.

    You must be really looking forward to having your daughter home. She is a very talented artist, I love all her paintings that you have posted on your blog, you must be a very proud mother.

    Thanks so much for playing along at Anything goes and travel stories, Just keep on creating. I hope you will continue to play along :)

  5. Fun card, thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox!


  6. Great card and love how you decorated the inside too, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments his week

  7. Wonderful theme! So much fun, inside and out! Thanks for playing with us at Aud Sentiments!

  8. What a perfect little card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments..

  9. This is gorgous, thanx for joining us at Craft your days away and good luck.

    Caz x CYDA DT

  10. hi
    thanks for sharing your card for the montley challenge at foreverfriends
    Pop back to the FOREVER FRIENDS blog – we are having a DT call and offering some gorgeous candy
    greetings patricia

  11. What a cute card. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

  12. He's a cutie hanging onto his tree! Thanks for joining us at Lexis for our Lace and Ribbon Challenge hugs Susan x

  13. Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges.



  14. Love what you have done with our freebie image over at the gingerloft this fortnight.thank you for joining us. Hugs. Nikki dt

  15. Cute card! Great job on this challenge! Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar!

  16. What a sweet Koala! I love the beautiful layout and adorable sentiment. Thank you so much for joining in on our Report card/text challenge this week at Raise The Bar!
    ~*Joni RTB DT

  17. this is cute Melissa...
    Thanks for playing along in Gingerloft challenge and good luck!

  18. Wow you have certainly been a very busy Honeybee. Well done for remembering the inside of the card it often gets forgotten as we concentrate so hard on the outside.
    Thank you again for entering the challenge at The Stampman with your favourite technique.
    Hugs Kimx

  19. Fabulous card. Love that you took a picture of the chalks you used. You Rock! Thanks for joining me at Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe:)

  20. Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays.

    Just a Pac Rat