Sunshiney Birthday

Time for a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown and it's Birthday Party!!  Perfect since yesterday was my birthday, and the sponsor is one of my all time favorites!!

It's no secret I love love love Saturated Canary!  It's so easy to create with Krista's images and the inspiration just seems to pour out of them.  So I was stoked when she said yes to being our sponsor for this week!!  She graciously offered the design team an image to work with, but I decided to use a couple for my card this week.
I'm so happy with how it all turned out.  I've actually been working on this card for about a month now and it just didn't seem to be coming together at all!  But I stuck with it and finally got it right :)

The cuties I used on this card are Smokin Hot, Cali Girl, and Ani.  They all fit perfectly into the beach theme, and since I'm craving the beach so bad, I figured that would be a great theme for my card.  I die cut out some palm trees and then tore up some sand colored paper for the different steps.  I've had these beach stickers in my stash for just about ever, and thought they would work well on this card.  So I pulled a few out and stuck em on.
Matthew suggested the dolphin, which I wasn't going to add at first, but now I'm glad I did because it just seems to work.
All the cute girlies are colored in with a combination of ShinHan, Copic, and Spectrum Noir markers.  I love playing with those!  I'm working on building my ShinHan collection, but don't have enough to cover multiple color groups, so I have to combine different brands for a little while.  But I'm getting there!

I hope you will join us this week for our fun challenge, and the chance to win some gorgeous images from Saturated Canary!!!
Thanks for stopping by!  And don't forget about my giveaway here:  Birthday Giveaway
Only a few more hours to enter!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Artistic Inspirations #52-Celebrations
    Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards #44-Animals
    The Corrosive Challenge #179-Fancy Folds
    Craft Your Passion #173-3D It
    Delicious Doodles #46-Summertime
    Fussy and Fancy #94-More Than 1 Fold
    Inky Impressions #118-Birthdays
    Ladybug Crafts-Birthday Greetings
    Quirky Crafts #15-Octopus Garden
    Simon Says-Summer Food and/or Drink
    The Squirrel and the Fox #49-Nautical/Sea Life


  1. Oh my gosh, how fabulous! Love the trees and this circle card is stunning! Great coloring and those three are perfect for a really happy birthday at the beach! Best place to celebrate!



  2. Oh wow this is a stunning beach scene with so many fun elements. Love it.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  3. Wow!! How creative!! This is amazing! Thank you for playing along with the Inky Impressions Challenge!
    Danni~ Inky Impressions DT

  4. Gorgeous card Emily ! the whole beach scene is fabulous !! LOVE it :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  5. What a fun card! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Simon Wednesday Challenge this week!

  6. Awesome card! Thanks for joining at CCCC: Animals

  7. What an utterly stunning card, this is just beautiful, thank you so much for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles this week, good luck xxx

  8. Oh fantastic step card. I love Saturated Canary too. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.

  9. I love your card !
    Is so cute !
    I love the colours and embelishments !

    Can you come to my blog to be a member ?Please .

    Crafty Hugs,

  10. Emily, this is spectacular!!! Love these three images together! Fabulous fold and the palm trees and dolphin are perfect! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

  11. very pretty

    thank you for entering the challenge over at Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog

    Luv Kerrie DT

  12. A fantastic card. I think it is a great scen you build there.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle

  13. Thank you so much for taking part in the Artistic challenge with your fabulous creation. Good luck. Tina-Maree DT

  14. Such a beautiful card and image, love the pretty colors. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie xx

  15. This is such a cool card! I love the shape of it! Thanks for linking up to the latest Quirky Crafts challenge - don't forget to pop over tomorrow to see if you've won one of our prizes!
    Daire (DT)

  16. Lovely card! Thank you so much for joining Quirky Crats this challnge!!
    (Lyn) DT

  17. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I had to pop over and see it when I saw your win over on Corrosive Challenge.....great job!!!

  18. This is gorgeous. I love the interesting shape and all the 3D layers. Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you at this week's challenge.