Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Double D - Happy Birthday/Anniversary - AND some Blog Candy

Dear Ones~
Happy, happy New Year. 
I hope 2018 will be your best year EVER!!!

This time over at Double D it's a celebration. This marks the 2nd anniversary for the Double D Challenge. The lovely Diane and Darlene have been in business for 2 years, and in honor of their anniversary, the challenge is to create a birthday or anniversary card using this fabulous Mood Board for inspiration. 

In celebration of Double D's 2nd anniversary, I will be giving away some blog candy, so stay tuned until the end of this post.

Here's my card:

I decided I wanted to use the Balloon Punch from Stampin' Up to CASE the photo with the balloons. All I needed was a bunch of different patterned papers and I was golden. It was so much fun, and easy peasy. I did sponge the balloons for more dimension, and I used Judy Dots on the greeting.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Ivory Card Stock
DCWV Pocket Blossom Patterned Paper
DCWV Preserved Paper Patterned Paper
SU Balloon Punch
SU Balloon Pop Up Thinlits for Paper Ribbons
GKD Stamper's Favorites for Greeting
Sizzix Ornate Labels
SSS Rose Gold Embossing Powder
Judy Dots
Stash Cord
Nuvo Crystal Drops

Please come on over to the Double D Blog to see what the other designers have created. And you could win one of these awesome prizes if you play along. Two lucky winners this time!


To be in the running to win, you must participate in this Double D challenge. Then follow my blog and  leave a comment here saying you have participated, and make sure you include your email address so I can contact you. I will randomly select the winner after the challenge has ended on January 14th. Here's what I will be gifting to some lucky winner:

A new, unused stamp set from Stampin' Up. Plus, I will throw in some other goodies too. And don't forget to leave your e-mail address so I can get your goodies to you!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you had a wonderful holiday and can now hunker down and settle back into the routine of living. I look forward to seeing all your wonderful comments, they always make me smile!


  1. Hello Judy! Such a Happy creation with wonderful bunch of balloons and dimensions! Love it! Followed ur blog:)

  2. Great card! I love the bright colours

  3. Love the bunch of different patterned balloons. The dots add a lovely dimension. (

  4. A lovely group of balloons with a comforting feeling. You know I love how you choose papers that go together. These balloons have a very pleasing effect. Judy dots are the bomb!

  5. LOVE your card! Looks like you & I had the same idea on card design lol! Thanks for all you do to help make Double D the success it is ... we couldn't do it without you lovely ladies! And, wow what a generous prize you are offering ... that's awesome! Big Hugs and Happy Day my friend!

  6. Gorgeous balloons, so elegant and beautiful!! Love the papers you have chosen and the entire design!! Thank you for all you do on DD and look forward to all our next adventures (including maybe being able to meet up with you and Dar this summer somewhere)!!!
    Happy snow warmth would be better!!

  7. What elegant looking birthday balloon! Love the color scheme you used!
    Newest follower here -- hoping to win some blog candy! (smile)

  8. Lovely card :) I'm a new follower! Thank you for the chance to win! (My email address is on my profile, if you click on my name.)

  9. Love all the pretty patterns on your balloons, and the script background is a perfect touch. I like that this could be either a male or female card. Well done!

  10. That's the prettiest bunch of balloons with all the different papers! Love how they're all tied together with a bow. Nice touches, Judy! Happy birthday to all of us, right? It's been a fun Double D year!

  11. Lovely card, Judy! Love the dots that you added on the balloons! I am so happy to be one of your teamies at the DD!

  12. How nice is this! A great way to use snippets of paper and create a great card for the celebration of 2 years DD. I am their follower for a long time and it's always fun!
    Lia xx (

  13. Such a beautiful and special card for the Double D celebration. love the script background and pretty balloons It is such an honor to work with you at Double D Challenges.

  14. Wow! gotta love those gorgeous balloons Judy. Love the colourful layers, that bow and Nuvo and Judy Dots.

  15. LOve your beautiful balloon birthday celebration card for Double D.

  16. I love your card and there is nothing like balloons to help celebrate a birthday. I was very inspired by the balloons in the photo too. And, your bouquet of them is awesome!

  17. I love the color combo and all of those fabulous patterned papers. Beautifully done!

  18. Hi Judy - love the balloon card - Happy Anniversary - I hope there are many more - have a blessed week Gail [ utb 01 @ att {dot} net] put it all together - do this because of spam!

  19. Wonderful card! Love all the pretty balloons and the ribbon die cut. Love it!

  20. Great balloons to celebrate the occasion for our two year celebrations.xx[aNNie]

  21. Fabulous card! Lovely design! Followed your blog. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  22. Adorable colours and a beautiful card.
    I participate in Double D challenge and I'm your new follower. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Valerija xx (

  23. Hey Teamie! Aren't we soooooo lucky!?! Love your card! The balloon colors and patters are the sweetest! That background is amazing too! Always love your 'Judy Dots' and the crystal ones look great too! xo~

  24. Love this type of style of your card.

    Hugs, Petra

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