Sunday, May 10, 2015

AAA Cards Birthday Party and Blog Hop

Everybody loves a party and its time for AAA Cards Challenge blogs 1st birthday.  I think that is pretty exciting not only because this cupcake is completely adorable but because there are prizes, lots of prizes, you just have to play along. Check out the AAA Cards blog for all of the details.  You should have come here from Jane's blog.
 I wanted my card to be very pink to match that adorable party banner.  Of course, I started out by coloring a piece of watercolor paper with some Distress Stains.  There seems to be no way I can get enough of that technique, maybe because it turns out different every time.  
 Next I cut the flowers and leaves by Essentials by Ellen from plain white paper and cut the "happy birthday" by Paper Smooches from plain white paper and then sprayed the words with Heidi Swapps gold Color Shine.  I wanted to keep my card very simple and let my die cut shapes have all of the glory.  


I knew I needed to do another card, maybe because you can't have too many for a party.  Simon Says Stamp has supplied one of the prizes for the celebration and they sent me one set to play with so I wanted to have that be part of my celebration.  The little kitty is from a set from the Falling For You collection. 

That adorable frame is a stamp with a matching die from Lawn Fawn and the super cute sentiment is from Wplus9 Designs.  The balloon is also from the Party Animal set.  Once again, my background is simply Distress Stains and watercolor paper. 

This also fits the Simon Says Wednesday challenge regarding sentiments.

Plus the Lawnscaping watercolor challenge.
This is a birthday hop so you can hop on over to Vicki's blog so see what she created for the party. If you missed any of the blogs along the way, you can always go back to the AAA Cards blog.
Now it's your turn to create.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

60 comments:

Rahmat said...

Beautiful set of cards, the first one is a pure delight, and the second one won me over, such a cute card, and image.

Jane said...

Super cards Linda and great blog hop post.

Maaike Uijthoven said...

i love your kitty card, just cos it has a kitty ;-) the other one is very striking too, thanks for sharing

honeybeelane said...

Both cards are so bright and fun and beautiful. I love your watercolor backgrounds. Gorgeous!

Ksenija Rizova said...

Linda, both cards are beautiful! Love watercoloured backgrounds! Happy 1st AAA Cards Birthday!

Merry Makewell said...

Great cards. I like the colour-washed backgrounds and the flower and leaves die cuts are lovely against the pink.

Merry Makewell said...

Great cards. I like the colour-washed backgrounds and the flower and leaves die cuts are lovely against the pink.

Gerrina said...

Two great, jet so different cards! I love that you use so different techniques! Love the fun card, but more the grungy one!

~amy~ said...

Both of your cards are fabulous! Love them!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Love your cards Linda. What a great idea to post a second card with the SSS gift. I should have thought of that! Love your backgrounds always. The die cuts in the first one do indeed have the starring role. Love that little critter sticking out of the aperture in the second. Have a great day!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!

Jenny Colacicco said...

That pink card really pops with the gold against the pink. Absolutely stunning. The kitty card is wonderful. Beautifully colored and the balloon is so super shiny it looks real!

LesLee said...

That first card is beautiful that background is amazing.. and I think I need those flowers from Ellen now! Your second card is simply adorable.. That little kitty peeking through the window is so cute. Well crafted!

Jane Willis said...

Wow, two stunning cards! I love the cute kitty on the second one

Stephanie Poteet said...

Your cards are just wonderful! I love the bright pink in the first one and the little kitty in the 2nd is just too cute!

Julie B said...

Two great cards Linda, love the little kitty peeking out of the second. :)

cm said...

Happy Birthday to AAA challenges! Your two cards are eye-catching delights! The first, in vibrant pink, is gorgeous; the second, with the sweet kitty and balloon, is charming! May birthday #1 be followed by many, many more...love your challenges and, especially, the DT inspiration!
~c

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Fabulous cards, love them both! Happy birthday to AAA cards challenges!!! Many more!!!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

FABULOUS cards!! Happy 1st Birthday AAA Cards Challenge - here's to many, many more!!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Simply gorgeous! Love your colour choices they're so striking and simply pop! X

Kristina B. said...

Super Cute! Happy Birthday AAA

Skylark said...

That cupcake is making me hungry every time I see it! I'm so enjoying this hop. Lovely cards Linda. I love creating inky backgrounds because each one is an original. I love that frame stamp and die on your sweet kitty card. Stef x

Kamila R. said...

What a wonderful splash of colour! Great Birthday card!

Maxx and Boo said...

Awww - your kitty is too cute and I love all the colors you have used!

Monica Mortensen said...

Two different styles, both beautiful <3

Libby said...

I like the layered die-cuts one the card with the splattered pink and red background. They reinforced a whimsical aspect of the piece. The card with the cat on it is cute as well.

Joyce said...

Congratulations on one year! And, both of your cards are fantastic. I think the one with the cat is my favorite. It is too cute.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Great card. The second really made me was amused. I love cats.
Regards,
Bozena

Donna said...

2 cards... Both lovely. Congrats...

D- said...

I loVe both of your sweet cards. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Hussena said...

Wow !! both your cards are just fabulous ..especially love the first one ..its such a stunner !!

Rema said...

Love these cards! That second one is so adorable. Awesome job on creating the backgrounds on both...

Jingle said...

These are both great! The first is super pretty and the second adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Teresa said...

Love the watercolour effect backgrounds, and that cute little kitty is on my wishlist!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Both cards are beautiful done.

Carolyn said...

I love both of your cards

Monika/Buzsy said...

Sweet cards Linda. Love the water color background on both. The die-cut flowers are so pretty on the first one. Darling kitty image on the second.

Lyn said...

Your cards are great!! I love the watercolor backgrounds I agree, it is fun because you never know just what you'll get. Thanks for the inspiration. Happy Birthday AAA!!
Lyn

Linda said...

Happy first Birthday. Lovely cards.

Sarah Gray said...

I love the watercolour effect backgrounds on both your cards, Linda! The white die cut flowers really pop against the pink and the second card is very cute. Thanks for lots of fun and games during the first fab year at AAA Cards - happy birthday :)

foleysfriend said...

Loving how you used watercolour techniques in both your cards and they both turned out very different

ionabunny said...

Awww, kitty is so cute. Love how the red frame pops against the gorgeous watercolour background. Hugz

Saskia Pullen said...

Not my style of cards, but love the colours you've used..

Yainea said...

Great cards!! Love the kitty popping out of the frame!
Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping challenges :)

Womanlovescraft said...

Two lovely cards, I love the watercolour effect on card no one, and the cutie on card two.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous cards, love your watercoloured backgrounds, they look fantastic, cathy x

Catherine said...

Your cards are gorgeous ! My favorite has to be the one with the kitty ! So cute ! Love the background too ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Sue said...

Two beautiful cards, the backgrounds look amazing. I love the adorable kitty.

Ceal said...

Beautiful cards! thanks for a chance to win

Theresa said...

Super cards! Happy 1st Birthday to AAA Cards!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Beautiful card. For AAA-year-Cards and ladies DT. Congratulations! Many followers and wonderful ideas for next year.
hugs,
Bozena

Monika Reeck said...

Happy Birthday for AAA Cards challenge and Linda I love your vibrant card with flower but the one with Kitty ooh soo cuuuteee its my favorite...love love love both
Hugs, Monika

maria f. said...

I always look forward to your take on the AAA challenges! I love the bold pink, but there's something about that soft aqua paired with kitty and that great sentiment that is just so super sweet.

Mary-Anne V said...

gorgeous watercoloured backgrounds...the die cuts on the first are so pretty and love how you used the frame die on the last.

Andrea MacTrinh said...

Love the backgrounds, pink one is so striking. Love the cute wee framed kitty of the second card. Ax

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

What happy cards :)Lovely designs,Best wishes,Nessa xxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome backgrounds - super fun second card!

Pat said...

This is a cute cat Linda and the washy background suits it perfectly. I love the colours of this and the lovely pink with the PTI dies and the prettily washed sentiment. x

Laura Dovalo said...

Both cards are so beautiful! Just love the bright pink background and those super pretty rose die-cuts in the first one and how the cat is peeping out from the frame in the second one! Happy first blogoversary!

Shona Chambers said...

How fantastic!! Love the splotchy pink background!