Monday, August 2, 2010

Happy Birthday - Jitterbuggin' #11

Hi everyone,
  I'm getting ready for a family vacation!!! YAY!  We are headed to the Oregon coast for a week and a half.  I'm a little worried though as our vacation house won't have WIFI.  Hmmmm, not sure how to feel about that - but I'm sure we can find a spot at least a couple times for me to post.  I will of course be taking some crafty items - but the beach is such a relaxing calming place for my husband and I that we will probably spend much more time out there then in the house.  So if you don't hear from me for a little while, don't worry I'll be back with some new creations as soon as possible!
  Now, on to the Jitterbuggin' Challenge.  I used Sherri's sketch:

The rules for this challenge were to use the sketch, add some purple, have a cricut cut and to make a birthday card for a child.  Great challenge because we all need to stock up on those birthday cards.  This card was inspired by a good friends daughter.  She dressed up as a little pink poodle for Halloween.  The costume was adorable and made by her mom.  Jen is very crafty, check out her blog here if you like layouts!  Anyhow, all I could think about for this card was the poodle from Create A Critter. 

I also cut out a bone from Create A Critter and welded on a bow from Gypsy Wanderings.  I then cut out an extra bow to go on top of the welded one. I inked the bone with Close to cocoa from Stampin' Up.   I used my Nesties for the circles and all paper was DCWV except for the solids which were Cricut papers.  Once I pieced it together, I added a cute ribbon and lots of stickles to the bows and star on Happy Birthday.  Finally, I added the gemstone swirls and three rhinestones to finish. 


  1. That is cute, cute, cute! Love it!

    Thanks for Jitterbuggin'

  2. Oh how cute this is. have a wonderful vacay...I know you will.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog ...

  3. I looove it!! I really like all that bling on it! That bow on the bone is cute and the ones on her ears and the bling on her collar. Ohhhh just toooo cute!! Have a wonderful vacation!! Don't burn. Be careful!! :)

  4. Nice card - I really like the bling!

  5. So cute, I love the colors, you did a great job with that purple and green. I love that Happy Birthday cut is that from calligraphy Collection?

  6. Adorable Melissa! Could you please contact me (Deena from Crafty Creations challenge blog)at deenaperreault at hotmail dot com

  7. Hi Melissa, this is just too cute! I wanted to say a HUGE welcome onboard the team...I'm THRILLED you're joining us! bx