Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Monday, May 1, 2017

Colorful Birthdays

Hello Stamping Friends!

Today is a Monday, and very rainy, but I am not feeling down!  That's because it's the first "slow" day I have had in a while.  I've had recent days when I got very little done, but I had so much hanging over my head.  Not today.  

Unless you look at my long list of family members who STILL haven't received their birthday cards!  And so, I am returning to my goal to complete all of the 2017 challenges at The Color Throwdown to help spark my creativity.  (I'm going to post quickly for this week's deadline, then add details later.)  My picture stinks, but I managed to get this linked up on time!  I wish we had more sunshine to go with these pretty spring colors!  My card base is so saffron.  I embossed some certainly celery with the Cuttlebug stylized flower embossing folder.The flowers are from SU's long-retired "Beautiful Life" set, in certainly celery and sweet sugarplum.  I added saffron brads and suede cord I bought in the jewelry making aisle at the local Jo-Ann's. The sentiment is from "On Your Birthday" using a scalloped oval.

This next card is for the very first Color Throwdown of 2017.  I figured I better get a few more done, if I am ever going to catch up!  This is a very simple design:  basic black, whisper white, and melon mambo card stock.  The dsp was on my scrap table; something "Tea"  LOL.  It was from the kiwi kiss days!  I used my butterfly framelits to cut this beauty out, and added SU enamel dots and twine from Jo-Ann's.  The sentiment is from SU's "God's Blessings."   

That's it for tonight.  Now I have to clean up my mess so I can make a new one tomorrow!  

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. This is such a happy, springtime birthday card! Lovely use of the throwdown colors! So glad you joined us in the challenge this week!

  2. Kim, both of these cards are very pretty!

  3. Two beautiful designs, Kim! The Christian birthday card with its delicate butterfly is my favorite!

  4. Such lovely colors on a gloomy day...I hope the rain went away for you during the week.