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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Laura!

The Stampendous Design Teams are hollering out a grand Happy Birthday to Laura Mann Weed today! She's the teams navigator and director, among other official hats at Stampendous! Here's a warm and bright card (since it's so cold in Idaho right now) for Laura's birthday.
I hope you have a terrific day!

My tree is colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with OMS (odorless mineral spirits). I was in a panic yesterday because I had already started coloring on it when I realized I misplaced my tortillons (paper stumps) to blend with OMS. I found one hidden in the bottom of a draw, thank goodness! I added some highlights with Copic's Opaque White acrylic and a wooden skewer.

Most of the time I don't know which kind of card to send, so here's another one just in case!

These candles are aflame with Silver Halo Glitter-covered acetate. I punched out a 5-petal flower and embossed with clear powder to get the glitter to stay put and then cut into the center of the flower between each petal to get my flames. 

Melinda is starting it off and after you've stopped here, jump on over to Taylor's blog.

Here's the master hop list if you need it!
Melinda http://mynoteworthycards.blogspot.com/
Janelle http://rainpuddlesdesign.blogspot.com/ - You're right here!
Taylor http://taylorusry.blogspot.com/
Wendy P http://paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com/
Trudee http://trudee.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Jennie http://jenniebstampin.blogspot.com/
Pam http://1pamperedstamper.blogspot.com/
Lynn http://www.stamperosity.com/
Krissy http://www.paperinkspirations.blogspot.com/
Stephanie http://blog.artycarty.com/
Kristine http://stampingandscrapingincalifornia.blogspot.com/
Wendy J http://www.papertherapy-wendy.blogspot.com/
Jen Ingle http://www.justjingle.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Dove http://just4funcrafts.blogspot.com/
Rachel http://gingerbreadgallery.blogspot.com/
Cyndi http://www.scrappychickcyndi.blogspot.com/

Be sure to stop off at the Stampendous Facebook page to chat it up for her birthday!

Stamps: Stampendous Cling Tree Swing, Counting Birthdays
Paper: Neenah White, Fun-fetti and Celebrate pads, Assorted cardstock scraps in fun colors, clear acetate
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Prismacolor Pencils, Versamark
Accessories: Odorless Mineral Spirits, Copic Opaque White, paper crimper, clear embossing powder, Stampendous Silver Halo Glitter, 5-petal flower punch (flames)


  1. Oh my gosh these are cute!!! Darling designs Janelle!!!

  2. Thanks, Melinda! I appreciate all the fantastic cards...and both of these are terrific birthday greetings!!

  3. OMG...LOL...I mean, Janelle! Sigh... I read "Melinda is starting this" and got stuck there. I love them, Janelle!!Thanks for the birthday wishes!

  4. Janelle, these are SO totally gorgeous!!! WOW!

  5. Janelle, You are so talented! I love your coloring of this image on the polka-dotted background.

  6. So cute and clever. I need to get some OMS to go with my Prismacolors. Beautiful coloring. Love how you did the flames on the candles!

  7. gosh - you're so prepared Janelle! 2 gorgeously cute cards!!

  8. Oh Janelle, both of these cards are fabulous. Your coloring with your pencils is amazing and the shading is SUPER! Your candle card is adorable and so very festive. Amazing job on both projects.

  9. LOVE those flames!!! Super creative and cute!


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