Saturday, May 18, 2013

Cocoa Creations Challenge #1-Let’s Celebrate

While the retail side of Crop Chocolate has closed it’s doors, the social side is still up and running and a great place to go to share and learn about crafting and well….life.  The current design team is hosting weekly challenges on the Crop Chocolate contest page, Cocoa Creations.  Starting this week our first challenge comes to you from Christina:
In honor of my hubbies birthday this week, my challenge to you is this:  Create a card, layout, tag etc, to celebrate someone’s birthday!  Easy! You can use anything from your stash! I will be providing one lucky participant with a prize! Either a $25 gift card to a retailer of your choice or I will send you a scrappy surprise.  I would love to send you a cake but I doubt it would make it there in one piece or fresh!  Good luck ladies!!!

I did a card.  I am not sure who it is for yet but I have a bunch of birthdays coming up so I know I will be using it SOON!
I used Carta Bella kraft, October Afternoon and MME Indie Chic paper, Fancy Pants Corrugated, MME twine and brads, UmWow Studio layered clouds, White Zing embossing powder, gems, Distress ink, Paper Smooches sentiment.
IMG_7432Love all the dimension on this card!!
IMG_7433Love the white embossing powder on the chipboard clouds!!!   Don’t they look fluffy?!!
This challenge will be open through Friday May 24th, 10:00 am MST.  I will be watching for your entry!!


  1. I love this so much! I am loving all the hot air balloons!

  2. Love this, Michele!!! Love how the clouds looks fluffy (as you stated), love the dimension...well, I love all of it!!! Once again, you did a GREAT job! :)

  3. Michele, this is a gorgeous card! I'm going to work on mine tomorrow and have been inspired by the map and cool hot air balloon.

  4. This is a gorgeous card. I love everything about it - especially the hot air balloon. Whimsical Wednesday is back this week - stop by and share your beautiful creation.

  5. AWESOME !! OMG that hot air balloon is fabulous, and the background is so perfect for it.