I'm back with a double duty card. Don't you love it when a project serves a couple of purposes. I know I do ;D
First of all, my blog buddy Raven is having a birthday extravaganza this weekend and she is celebrating with a huge blog hop. I met Raven through Bombshell Stamps and the funny thing is, she lives right here in Albuquerque! We haven't met in person yet, but I'm sure our paths will cross soon :)
Believe it or not, no Copic markers were harmed in the creation of this card...lol! Yep, that's right. Not a single drop! Instead, I opted to use a very cool skelly image from Deadbeat Designs as my focal point. He seems to be rejoicing that we are celebrating Raven's birthday :D I love this happy guy. When I started putting this card together, I was stumped for a layout. Whenever that happens, I always hop over to Amy Sheffer's blog, Pickled Paper Designs. Her blog is bursting at the seams with inspiration and I know that whenever I visit, I will leave with lots of creative ideas. Here's the card layout that I lifted from Amy ;D
In addition to creating this card for Raven's birthday celebration, I made 9 more just like it and shipped them off to my sister-in-law, Diane, about a week ago. We had talked about a completely different design for her Halloween cards this year, but I went in the opposite direction at the very last minute. I'm sure she's used to it by now...or at least, I hope she is...lol! I actually rather like this design quite a bit :)
Okay, enough yammering from me...there's a blog hop happening and time's a wasting! Here's the hop list, so just run right down the sites and see what birthday surprises Raven's buddies cooked up for her!
Happy Birthday, Raven! I hope your day is fabulous!
Cheryl Valadez <---Hola! That's me!