Friday, April 04, 2008

For Emmy's Birthday

Guess what I got in the mail today! *grin* I got my Artful Inkables order! I am so excited! Obviously... since it's 3a.m. and I just made a card. lol I was getting ready to go to bed and I got inspired, so I had to make my card and then share my creation with you. So I have this friend who's DD is turning 4 on Saturday. I needed to make her a birthday card. Emmy is a wonderful little girl who always makes me smile, so I set out to make a special card for this special little girl.

Now normally I am not a fan of Fairy sets. But, when I saw the Fairy Whimsey set on Artful Inkables I decided it was really pretty, but, I didn't know if it was a must have, I was tempted, but I needed something to sway me. Now for me to say it was pretty is HUGE, cause like I said, I don't like fairy sets. And normally I don't like to be swayed. (Case in point, the In Full Bloom set from SU, I saw what so many people were doing with that set, so I bought it.... I owned it for 3 years, used it a total of two times.... And that was because I made myself use it. I couldn't get that set to work for me. So I decided that I would never buy sets just because I liked what someone else did with it. If it was one I liked, but wasn't set on wanting right from the start, I would have to use it first in order to decide if I could get to work for me.) So back to the Fairy Whimsey set... I thought it was really pretty, but was wanting to be swayed (odd, I know, given the decision I had made about not being swayed right? lol) Then, the swaying started.... I saw this card: Stunning on my friend Amanda's blog, then she posted this one: Gorgeous Then came the push over the edge: WOW! That was it! I was hooked, and Fairy Whimsey was on my order. (Thanks for the enabling Amanda! *wink*) I don't even pretend to think my card is anywhere near Amanda's work, but I am happy with it.

Supplies: Fairy Whimsey Stamp Set (Artful Inkables), Stylized Flowers Cuttlebug Folder (Provocraft), Cuttlebug (Provocraft), Love & Happiness Rub Ons (SU), Watercolor Crayons (SU) Blender Pen (SU), Cardstock (All SU)- Close To Cocoa, Pretty In Pink, Going Gray, Whisper White

Other Supplies used: Stickles, Flower, Bling Brad

The Sketch was inspired by the Sketch Challenge 49 on SCS, The RubOn sentiment was added for SCS Ways To Use It Challenge 160, The Colors are from this weeks Color Challenge (73) on ASB.

(****Sorry for the bad pictures lately, I need a new camera and better lighting but the lighting in my house, not so good....)


Jen said...

Just darling, she'll love it!

Teresa said...

Absolutely beautiful, Sharon!!!

Amanda Sewell said...

Totally pretty!!! Oh and I take no blame for swaying you, Kristin's set is just gorgeous and I just played with it . . .