Thursday, March 17, 2016

Teenagers Card

This week over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge, our twist is: LAYERS. Add some layers to your project if you'd like to use the twist. Otherwise, it's always fine to submit an ATG project, so why not join us?!

The digi I'm using is from our creative sponsor this month Bugaboo. If you'd like to check out their selection of fun digis, visit They offer a free digi every Friday, also!
I have 4 teenagers in the house right now, so I can relate to this funny sentiment, although in truth I am very grateful for each one of them and realize (most of the time anyway!) how blessed my husband and I are that God entrusted them to our care.
After sizing up and printing out the digi, I cut along the outside lines and then colored it. Then I got to work on all my layers!
For the card base and layers under my digi, I used a die set from Marianne Designs. I made a top-hinge card base with the largest die and then used the same die to cut out a piece of green cardstock for my first layer. Then
I used purple cardstock for the next "scalloped" layer, pink cardstock for the layer with the cut outs, and more green for the smaller layer just behind the digi. The flourishes I used are also Marianne Design dies.
The flowers were and leaves were die cut and embossed using Spellbinder dies, and I arranged them around the edges of the digi. The butterfly is a Gina Marie Designs die. I added some gems to a few of the flowers for a little sparkle.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Dragonfly Dreams - M – (Mar 6) Use a Die Cut
Eclectic Ellapu - M, 2E - March- Pink Team ~ Thinking of You Purple Team ~Flora and Fauna
Glitter n Sparkle - W, F - #179 Use Some Green
One Stitch At A Time - 2W - #257 Anything Goes with Fancy Borders (W2 of 2)
Stamping Sensations - M, 3E, must use stamp (no pre-colored digis) Stamp must be focal point of project – March  Flower Power

Dragonfly Journeys -W, E5  - #48 Go Green* 

4 Crafty Chicks W #290 Humorous
Craft Rocket Challenges 2W,3E #11 Anything Goes (W1 of 2)  
Crafting With An Attitude M,1st Thurs,3E Always Anything Goes 
Crafty Girls Creations 2W,3E Always Anything Goes
Moving along with the Times 2W,3E #16 In The Garden (W1 of 2)
Star Stampz Challenge 2W,3E,SIO Think Spring (W1 of 2)
Crafty Creations - 2W - #311 Spring Fever  (Week 1 of 2)
Crafty Gals Corner -  W, E2 - #63 Show Me The Green
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #89 Always Anything Goes/ optional twist use a Spring Has Sprung (Week 1 of 2) 
Fresh Brewed Designs - W, 5E - Anything Goes
Dies R Us Challenge (2W, P1/15, E3, SIR) #45 Handmade Flowers
Just Keep On Crafting (M, P1) Anything Goes
Paper Creator's Crafts (M,P1,3E#45 Spring Colors
Paradise of Stamps (2W, P1/15, E3)  #38 Spring
Petal Lu (M, P15) #11 Anything Goes
Scrap N' Challenge (M, P15) Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Challenges (M,P15,3E) #78 Make it Girlie
Stempelsonnen Challenge - (M, P1/15, E3), stamp as main focus - #162 Always Anything Goes
Tinker- Dream (M,P15) #38 Rainbow or Nature or Garden
Die Cut Divas (M P1, E4) Something Spring
Wonderful Wednesdays -  W, SIO -  Always Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week#222/223 Anything Goes 
A Bit More Time to Craft  (2W,  P1/15, E3) #16 Anything Goes
Ching-chou Kuik Digital Stamps (M, P1, E3, SIO) Easter/Spring Colors
Crafts and Me (M, P1, SIOSpring
Crafts Galore Encore (M, P1, E3) Make a Card
Crafty Enjoyments (M, P5, E3) #5 Easter or Spring
Creatalicious Challenges (M, P15) #86 St Patricks Day or use Green
Creative Craft Cottages Challenges (2W, P1/15, E3) #59 Let's get Sentimental
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations (2W, P1/15, E3) #45 Add some Sparkle
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #77 Always Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - W - #333  Shape Up
Scrapy Land Challenges -1st and #3rd Wed of Month, Must use a die sold by Scrapy Land -#38 Think Green - PLUS Use Any Brand of Die Scrapy Land Sales (Week 1 of 2)
Sisterhood of Crafters  - 2W, 3E Use Dies and/or Punches (Week 2 of 2) 
Whimsy Inspiration -M, 3rd Wed posting, 3E, SIO  - #92  Spring Colors or Easter (Week 1 of 4)

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge (M, P1, E3) #9 Anything Goes
City Crafter Challenge  W - #303 - Make It Green
Crafty Sentiment Designs W, 1E, SIO - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - W, E4, Must Be Square or Rectangular #128 Anything Goes with a twist: Spring is in the Air
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations M,(3rd Tuesday) 2E - Go Green
Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects Always Anything Goes (Week 1) 
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3 - (Week 1) Anything Goes / Twist of Easter
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - W, 3E, F - Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - 2W, 2E, SIO - (Week 1) Layer it up
Not Just Cards - M, F - (March) Always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - 2W, SIO - (Week 1) Spring is in the Air
Our Crafty Corner - M, First Monday, E3 - (March) Always Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - 2W, 4E - (Week 1) Flowers
  • Whoopsi Daisy - M, SIO (must use digi stamp), 2E/3E with Whoopsi Daisy image - (March) Green + Sentiment


    1. Your card made me smile, Carrie. I have four grown boys myself, so I have been there LOL! Enjoy the chaos while you can because you will miss it when they are gone. You really outdid yourself with all those wonderful layers. Of course, I love Gina's butterfly :)

    2. Wonderful card, Carrie! Love that sentiment! A house full of kids is a happy house ( most of the time)! Love all those layers of flowers!

    3. It is the perfect card for teenagers. Love the sentiment it is so funny and I understand it. Love all those beautiful flowers and the butterfly is stunning. Amazing job with all those layers and love the mixed colors.
      Hugs Pat

    4. Just a note to let you know you were a winner last week at Send a Smile 4 Kids. Visit here: and use the contact feature so we can get you in touch with the sponsor.

    5. A beautifully bright and happy floral creation Carrie, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

      B x

    6. Lovely card thank you for Joining Glitter N Sparkle.

    7. Brilliant, bright and so much fun! Love it!Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments.

    8. Hi Carrie! Fun and beautiful all rolled into one with some really amazing flowers. Thanks so much for joining my challenge and I hope to see you again soon :)

      Jeannie T.
      Dragonfly Journeys

    9. This is fab, lots of lovely flowers, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

    10. Wow, Carrie, it's like Stella is living in her own little beautiful garden! Wonderful creations, so many wonderful details. Thanks for sharing with us at Little Red Wagon Challenge this week!

    11. Spring is certainly in the air on this card, so bright and cheerful, great Maxine digi too.
      Thanks so much for sharing with us at OLL this time.
      Lynn x

    12. What a fun and colorful creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIES and/or PUNCHES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
      one of the 'Sistahs'
      The Sisterhood of Crafters

    13. Great card, love the design and your layers. Fab flowers and that sentiment if just great. Thank you for sharing with us in our challenge at Whoopsi Daisy and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

    14. Love the image and vibrant colors! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

    15. What a lovely flower garden! Looks like yours is doing fine! I think most of us who have raised kids can relate - ours have been gone a long time, but there are still some memories....!!
      Thanks for joining the Eureka Stamps challenge this week.

    16. Very cute card and also using of bright colours. It is such a fun to look at.
      Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

    17. LOL- love it. Beautiful die cuts all around- and lovely Spring colors. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner.

    18. Wow!!! This is amazing......all those beautiful flowers. Love the sentiment too. Thank you for sharing it with us at OLL challenges. Wynn DT

    19. Lovely card thanks for joining in at Whoopsi Daisy, good luck x

    20. Perfect teen card TFS Craft Rocket Lis DT

    21. Wonderful card! That sentiment is great! Thank you for sharing with us at TTCRD!

    22. Hi Carrie
      Very pretty & funny card. Thanks for joining in at MAWTT.
      Best wishes.

    23. Very pretty and I love that image and sentiment Thank you for joining in at Craft Rocket Challenge - Karen DT

    24. Lovely card with a lot of flowers! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crazy Challenge!

    25. Love this image/sentiment and your card is gorgeous to go with it. Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Craft Rocket Challenges

    26. Very cute card! Thanks for playing with us at Paradise of Stamps.
      Nathalie DT

    27. How fun is that!!! It made me smile! So glad you played along with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog! Can't wait to see what you create next! xx

    28. Love the bright colors you chose! So glad you played along with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge Blog! Can't wait to see what you create next! xx

    29. Beautiful card with a great sentiment!
      Thank you for joining us at the World Wide Open DT challenge blog!
      Good luck with your entry!
      xoxo Olga DT member

    30. This is absolutely adorable, Carrie. I love it so much, and can't thank you enough for sharing it in our challenge. I would love to have you stop by my blog to say hello if you get a spare moment. Have a blessed week, and please join us again soon.
      Word Art Wednesday

      P.S. There's a fun new challenge where you can link up projects using ANY digital image. That one is here:

    31. A fun and colourful card! Thank you for joining us at Petal Lu xx

    32. Carrie so glad you joined us at Scrapy land. Love all the flowers wonderful job. Perfect sentiment for teenagers. Good Luck! I hope we see you again!! Thank you for joining us at Scrapy Land. Thanks for sharing your card. Happy Easter my friend!!!!
      Hug, Patricia
      Scrapy Land Store
      rubber stamping is my game blog

    33. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 128 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

    34. How lovely, those flowers are wonderful. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting with an Attitude. Sue DT

    35. A fab card. I love the sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.

      Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

    36. So nice!Thank you for sharing with CraftyEnjoyments.

      Malwina DT

    37. Beautiful card ! Love your image !
      Thanks for joining us at SPARKLES MONTHLY Challenges and good luck !
      Maryvonne , DT Member

    38. I love all these layers of die cut flowers. They looks awesome. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
      Eret x

    39. Love this card! I have 4 boys so I know what raising teenagers is like. Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams. Cindy (DT)

    40. Love the sentiment and this card. The flowers look so pretty, beautiful colours as well.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
      Anything goes March link-up, Just keep on creating
      Susan xx

    41. A great card!
      Thank you soo much for taking part in our "St. Patrick’s Day or use green” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
      Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

      (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

      (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

      (DT Come and Get It)

      (DT Crafty Friends)

    42. Thank you for joining us at challenge of Scrap N'Dipity. It's a very original card.

    43. Amazing Flowers and Colours - thank you for joining us at Petal Lu.

    44. Oh, what for a great card, made with a lot of love :) Thanks for sharing by bastel-traum... Hope we can see you again with a new inspiration :) Hugs Ute