Sunday, July 19, 2015

72 hr. challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs

Yesterday I received an email from Gerda Steiner Designs announcing a 72 hr challenge and a link to download this adorable digi image free.  Since my grandson's baseball games were moved from 4 & 6 to 6 & 8 due to early morning thunderstorms, I had some extra time to make this card.
 I was  tired of coloring and decided to just paper piece everything.  I have a box with card fronts just waiting for the right image, and this one looked perfect.  The evenly spaced paper piercing was done on the sewing machine without thread.  I added a bit of faux stitching around the die cut.  And the sentiment is a CTMH stamp.

I am adding this card to the following challenges: 
Crafty Friends Challenge #10 - Use a punch (The top and bottom striped borders were made with the leftover strip created when I use one of my border punches.  Waste not.)
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Bright Colors 
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 29 - 2 or more Patterned Papers
Digi Galore July Challenge - Summery and Bright

Once again my grandson's team has advanced to the final game of this week-end's tournament.
I have 2 hours before we head back to the ball field.  (We were already there for a 9am game earlier this morning.)  We are all hoping they collect a 1st place trophy this week.  I'll let you know tomorrow when I post my Mojo Monday card.


  1. I tend to go with paper piecing too when not I mood for coloring. Cute mouse, that ballon turned out looking very realistic.

  2. Sweet card! I have some of this paper and haven't opened the package yet. Thanks for the inspiration, and congrats to your grandson!

    Jeannie T.
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  3. Debi this definitely has the cuteness factor and I love the paper piecing.
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  4. So cute! Thanks for joining us for our 2 or more Patterned Papers Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

  5. Cute, cute, cute, Debi! Love your paper choices.

  6. Fab make. Thanks for joining us in our 2 or more papers challenge at Polkadoodles
    Anjie (DT)

  7. Lovely card, so cute... great paper piecing and stitching... thanks for joining in our 'use a punch' challenge over at Crafty Friends... hope you can join us again next time... good luck.
    Diane Louise x

  8. So cute and sweet card. Thanks for joining us in our 2 or more papers challenge at Polkadoodles Hugs Agnieszka DT

  9. Super card.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again soon.

    Tracey DTxx

  10. Your paper reminds me of party confetti! Thanks for entering the 2 or more patterned papers challenge at Polkadoodles Challenge Blog:
    and good luck, Jackie Polkadoodles DT x

  11. This is a fabulous card, such an adorable image.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends.


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