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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

DS4J Shapes and Buttons

Hello friends.  I begin this post with a heavy heart.  My cousin, Ben, whom I wrote about in the last post, went to be with the Lord yesterday.  His young body suffered too much damage to survive.  Thank you for the thoughts and prayers.  Please, continue to keep his mom, sister and father in your prayers.  Thanks.

I have a card for you that I made for the Digital Stamps 4 Joy challenge this week.  Challenge #71 is Button it Up Shapely.  Translation: make a shaped card and add buttons.  I am also entering this card into some other challenges and they are listed at the bottom of this post.

I began by folding a 6x12 piece of Colorbok Pink card stock in half to form a base.  I printed out this shape on the computer and hand cut two black shapes from Recollections card stock.  I made an easel card from the base and adhered one of the black pieces to the front, the other to the inside bottom.  I then cut around the shapes so that the only pink you see is at the very top when the card is closed.  I so want a Grand Calibur or a Big Shot so that I can die cut shaped cards without all the fussy cutting.  It would be so much easier.

I used an image from DS4J designed by Jen Lee..love love love her images.  This one is called Misteri's Prom.  I colored her with colored pencils and OMS.  I am so thrilled..I bought my first three Prismacolor Pencils the other day at AC Moore.  I bought two shades of skin tones and a pink for the cheeks.  I love them.  I am definitely going to have to invest in a whole set.   I chose a sentiment from Desert Diva and added that to the inside of the card.  The remaining pink card stocks are from Recollections and the DP is all DCWV.  All of those buttons are from my stash.

I hope y'all enjoyed your visit today.  I hope y'all have a great day.  God bless.

DS4J--#71  Button It Up Shapely
Penny's Paper Crafty--#136 Use Black
Created with Love--#50 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly--Buttons and Bows--my bows are on the image itself.


  1. So sorry for your lost... Love the card with all that button. The image is so cute and your coloring is great!! Thank you for join us at Created With Love Cahllenges this week, hugs Kate (DT)

  2. Please accept my condolences. I'm very sorry for your loss.
    Your card has black color - a sign of mourning. But it has a message - "You rock!" - Be strong!
    /I found your blog by Ike and your comment for the images for my country - Bulgaria:
    Thank you very much./

  3. Love the colors. The image is cute. Love all the buttons. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created with Love Challenges.


  4. Love the colors. The image is cute. Love all the buttons. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created with Love Challenges.


  5. wow gorgeous card you have made Emily.
    Thanks for join us at DigiStamp4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

  6. Please accept my sympathies for your sad loss.
    Your card is beautiful with a wonderful image. Thank you so much for entering my hosted challenge and very good luck xxx
    Hugs, Jackie DT Member DS4J

  7. I'm sorry for your loss.

    Your card is lovely, love the colours and all the buttons! Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy.

    DT member

  8. My sincere sympathies Emily on your sad loss.
    Your card is absolutely gorgeous. Love the design and your colouring is lovely.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck..
    Ursula Uphof DT member

  9. So sorry for your families loss. May he rest in peace.

    Gorgeous card :) thanks for joining penny s challenge this week.

  10. Fab card! love the layout of all the buttons! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our ANYTHING GOES Challenge!

  11. Dear Emily,
    Plese accept my sincere synpathy for your loss.
    I want youto know your buttons rock! I love the different shapes and colors. Your coloring is superb and so is your funky card. Thank you for playing along with us at Digistamps 4 Joy and we hope to see you again. Good Luck :)
    [DS4J DT Member]
    [Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]

  12. So very sorry for your loss... Your card is just beautiful...wonderful color combo! Thanks for joining us at
    Digistamps4Joy. Lynda DT Member


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