Sunday, February 22, 2015

CYCI#58 Designer's Choice Challenge

Hello, World!  Welcome to my first post as a Design Team Member for!  In case you don't already know, this is a site that features a weekly card making challenge for you to participate in. If you're anything like me, sometimes you're in the mood to make something but you need a little push in one direction or another. If that's the case, then this challenge site is perfect for you! Our themes include sketch templates, color selections, and more - so if you need a little nudge and are up for the challenge then head on over and check it out. BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!  In addition to motivating you with a theme, you can peruse samples that have been specially designed just for you by a panel of talented stampers. BUT WAIT, THERE'S EVEN MORE!!  Aside from just playing along at home, we want you to share your creations with us...and of course, since this is a challenge site, every week there will be a Challenge Winner selected and announced!! So please go check it out and get the full details from the site.

So this week the theme is Designer's Choice. I chose to use this opportunity to play around with Stampin' Up's Birthday Bash DSP. I complimented it with the balloons from Sketched Birthday and the sentiment from Big Day as well as a swoosh from the Ballon Framelits set of Big Shot dies.

So without further ado, here's my card:

The blue ballon was fussy cut and popped up with a dimensional, and the string was made using the silver string from the silver baker's twine.  The Birthday sentiment was colored with the Night of Navy set of Blendies. 

Hope you enjoy glancing through the other creations at and that you feel inspired to participate in the challenge!  For those of you who are new to me and arrived here from the CYCI site, please check out my previous blog posts to get my back story on the how and why I'm here.  Thanks for coming and hope that you'll come back in a few days for a new post!


  1. James, awesome card and welcome to the Design Team! : ) Eva

  2. I love the way you coloured the sentiment with the Blendabilities!!! Great card!!

  3. Beautiful James. I love the combination of elements you've put together. Welcome to the team. Carolyn xx

  4. James, I love this card! Welcome to the team!

  5. This is just to cute! Makes me happy! Thanks for sharing!

  6. hello! this is super cute, I luv it! Went to your sweet wife's blog, what an amazing team you to are! My first visit to the CYCI blog, I am a challenge junkie, will surely be playing along!