Birthday Greetings for AYSI #172 and for March’s Verve Sketch Challenges!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome back for a peek at Today’s Card!

Today’s Card is for 2 Challenges!

One is a Color Challenge and the other a Sketch Challenge!

Here are the Challenges!

The Color Challenge from ‘As You See It’ #172


AYSI Challenge _172

The Sketch Challenge from Verve for the month of March!



Here is my Card!


Here is the inside of my Card!



Here is my Card with its stamped to match envelope!



Stock and Measures:


Whisper White Thick-card base 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ scored @ 4 1/4″ folded in half on the score

Whisper White Regular-greeting circle

Tranquil Tide-front strip, 2″ X 4 1/1/4″

Powder Pink-strip mat, 1 3/4″ X 4 1/4″

-scallop circle mat

Smoky Slate-scallop punched strip, 1″ X 4 1/4″

-scallop circle mat

Stamp Sets:

Birthday Delivery-greeting

Cake Soiree-inside sentiment, flowers, leaves and stems

Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad:

Tranquil Tide-greeting, inside sentiment, stems on envelope

Powder Pink-roses

Smoky Slate-leaves


Big Shot-die cutting machine

Layering Circles Framelits-the 2 scalloped circles mats

Stitched Shapes Framelits-greeting circle

Decorative Scallop Punch-Smoky Slate front strip


Linen Thread-around strip on card front


Here is my Card again!


I do like the Color Challenge…took my out of my comfort zone, but I like

how it turned out!


As you read this…I will be out-of-town again, to pick up more plants for the Garden

Club’s Annual Plant Sale…When last up there, they told us that the items we were looking

for, would be there by Saturday! So away we go!

Yesterday was re-potting all that we bought…

…and then another repotting of those items! Some time next week.

If we only get a few items…then the Committee head and I will repot what we bring

back…if it is a car load…then we will call the troops in for the repotting again!

Because of all this ‘Spring Stuff’…Mr. Hubster and I decided to get our deck ready for

container gardening too! We bought a trough looking bench to grow some of our salad

veggies…We then had to put it together…I also have large pots for the other veggies to

plant too! I think I am going to get several more large pots for the squash we want

to try to grow too! We found out that we can do 2 growing cycles here!

So I can reseed and have a bumper crop before the Winter! I am excited about

trying to do that! I hope I get back early enough today to work on another card for

another Challenge or two…if not…please understand why I have been MIA for a couple

of days…It is hard not to get bitten by the ‘Spring Bug’! What I planted also

is strong to survive a frost, should one appear before mid April! I also have

covering for the ‘trough’!

Until the next Post…Blessings and happy planting to you ALL!

3 thoughts on “Birthday Greetings for AYSI #172 and for March’s Verve Sketch Challenges!”

  1. I like the way you’ve used the colours: the blocks of colour are modern and strong but you’ve softened the effect with the scallop edges and that sweet lacy edge. Love the linen wrap and bow too. Happy gardening! Thank you for joining us at As You See It Challenge.

  2. This is just lovely! The sketch is perfect for our pretty colors and you used them to their best advantage, inside and out! Love the little scallops on your sentiment circle! And the envelope is lovely too! Thanks for playing with the As You See It challenge!

Let me know what you think!