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Monday, August 29, 2016

yappy birthday

Hi, everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start.

I'm here today with a birthday card inspired by Darnell's NBUS Challenge #7. I just love Darnell and couldn't wait to join in her newest never-before-used-schtuff challenge.

For my card, I inked up two of the Crazy Dogs that had not yet found their way out of the package, wearing their NBUS party hats.  :)

Full Disclosure: My card is a CASE of Laura Bassen card, which can be found here. Laura is soooo amazing, and I just couldn't resist trying out her idea with a few crazy pups of my own. My sentiment is computer-generated.

Strathmore watercolor paper; Neenah Soler white,  Recollections white, black, and silver glitter cardstocks
Tim Holtz crazy dogs and crazy things images, stamped in StazOn jet black and colored with Prismacolor pencils
Lawn Fawn mini snowflakes dies; MFT you make my tail wag paw-prints
Distress Inks: abandoned coral, barn door, twisted citron, bundled sage, mowed lawn, hickory smoke
dog features enhanced with Wink of Stella; eyes also embellished with Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz layering templates, applied using Ranger blending tool
Creative Memories circle cutting system
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Zig 2-way glue pen; Recollections foam squares
While I would love to share this at SAS4Kids, it'll will more than likely go to a dog-loving friend. I just need to decide if that friend is Teresa or Colleen.


A big shout-out to Kay and Marly for the adorable cards they sent in last week for SAS4Kids. The kids re going to love these cards! And, these kind ladies donated a couple of big boxes of A2 envelopes earlier this year. 

Thanks so much, Kay and Marly!  

Parting Thoughts

There's still time to play along with three of my favorite blog challenges. The Anything Goes Challenge at SAS4Kids ends next Friday, the Cards in Envy Hip to Be Square Challenge runs until next weekend, and the A Single Step Challenge at Words 2 Craft By goes is open until a week from Wednesday. There is fun to be had at all three, and prizes to be won at SAS4Kids and W2CB. Hope you'll play along.


  1. Oh Sybrina, this card is just awesome!!!

  2. Hahaha! I haven't seen Laura's card so this brought forth an out-loud laugh from me, Sybrina! Those dogs look like the birthday party already happened and they had almost TOO much fun!! It's a perfect design to showcase them!! Unfortunately, I can't justify getting this fun set because (cough) I haven't yet used all the karazy birds in that set! I'm sooo bad!

    Thank you for your kind words, my friend. I love you, too! And thank you for supporting and playing in my NBUS Challenge #7!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Oooo what absolutely fun card, that made me giggle and my 9 year old would love, Luv Sam x