Good morning and happy hump day! I have to keep reminding myself which day it is since all of the days run together with the lack of sleep lately! *wink* Today I’m excited to be participating in the September Blast from the Past Blog Hop. Each month we issue a theme and a sketch to all of our customers along with a challenge to get crafty with TE stamps released more than three months ago. It’s such a great way to get inspiration for the stamps that may already be in your collection or perhaps you’ll find a new must-have favorite along the way! We’d love to have you join us and you can find all of the hop details (including sign up details) on this page. I hope you’ll come play with us next month!

This month we have a dual theme… Birthday or Birth Day and the challenge is to create a card to celebrate a birthday or the birth of a baby. As always, Sankari has provided us with a fabulous sketch to get started. I decided to pull out my Make a Wish stamp set and the fun Echo Park Happy Days 6×6 Pad to create my card. I started by stamping the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloring it with Copics. I also added Stardust Stickles, Glossy Accents, and Espresso Dimensional Pearls to decorate my cake. I cut the cake out and matted it on a Wonky Rectangle. Then I used the Seeing Stars die set to create the circular embellishment from the sketch. I popped up the image panel and then added a bit of ribbon and some glittered brads to finish it off.   

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you’ll all hop around to see the fabulous inspiration from our customers!