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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Princess by Sylvia Zet!

Happy Thursday! It' been raining steadily here for the past two days and sure wish the sun would come back like it was over the weekend.  We finally made it to the Apple Festival on Saturday and couldn't ask for better weather. It was a super fun day and delicious apple treats including my apple pizza!!

I have to tell you this story which happened a few weeks ago but it will be with me for a LONG time!  My spare bedroom is my craft room too!  Abbie, 6 and Andrew 4 are spending the night and I thought they were all  tucked in!! I was walking by the room and noticed the light shining from  underneath the door and opened it to see what was up. Over 50 + 6 x 6 paper  pads are strewn all over the bed and each and every single page is torn out. When I saw the covers with no paper in them...I went numb. Abbie looks up with her beautiful innocent eyes and says "Look grandma, we help you and pulled them all out for you!! Andrew pipes up with "yea, and we didn't tear any of them. Abbie told me to be real careful!!" - "aren't you proud of us?"

 I told them I was speechless. If I would have opened my mouth and said anything ...it wouldn't have been nice!!! I very quietly pushed all the papers  together into several piles, kissed them goodnight AGAIN and was gently  closing the door when I heard Abbie say "Andrew, I don't think grandma was  happy we did that!" and out of the mouth of a four year old, Andrew replied "ya think?" LMBO!  I had to laugh even though I could strangle them!!

Today my birthday card was made using the Princess image by Sylvia Zet for SCACD Stamps! She is so adorable riding her hobby horse! Did you have one when you were a child? I did and loved riding it! I would watch the TV westerns like Wagon Wheel, Gun Smoke  (nothing like giving my age away!) Lone Ranger and Roy Rogers are only naming a few. When the cowboys would take off on their horses I was right behind them on my horsie! 

Supplies:

  • Paper: Basic Grey: Olivia
  • Scroll dies: Marianne Design Creatables. I love these! 
  • Flowers: Prima and see the pink one in the middle. The camera does not pick up how pretty this is! It's called Fleurs De Prima and this color is Gillian Raspberry. The are fabric flowers with two shades of paper and dusted with glitter! Very pretty!
  • Corners: Shapabilites
  • Copics: Hair: E57, E55, E31, E51, Skin: E11, E00, E000. Green Coat: YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91. Dress: R29, R27, R24, R21. Sadle: E 55, E53, E51. Horse: E43, E42, E41, E40. Wood: E59, E57, E35. Reins on horse: YR24, YR23, Y15. Mane: E57, E55, E31, E51.
  • Flower Soft: Heather for her headband. 
  • I used the zig zag stitch on my sewing machine for the border in white thread. Hard to see!
Hope you like her!!

TIP OF THE DAY:  Any glitter pen such as American Craft, Sakura/Gelly Roll or Copic Atyou Spica Pens should be stored horizontally. I have ruin several pens by storing them vertically (straight up and down). When they are vertically... the glitter will clump together and form balls. No matter how much you shake them you will not be able to separate the glitter and as they enter the tip of the pen they clog the opening. 

Susana at SCACD has a 25% off on all Halloween 6 x 6 paper pads and so much more!  The sweetest new holiday Chipboard from Make It Crafty has landed at SCACD!

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32 comments:

Country Mouse said...

Beautiful card! thanks for sharing! And thanks for the tips!

Crystal said...

Super cute Colleen, your coloring is GORGEOUS!!!!!!

Brenda said...

This is so super cute. I have to say, you showed quite the restraint with the grandbabies. LOL, how sweet of them to help you!!

Risa said...

I want apple pizza! What a lovely card...she is beautiful. I love the flowersoft in her hair. I noticed it right away and love it!

Sharon said...

Loved reading your story... oh my gosh, I admire you for keeping quiet, I would have gone OFF!!! Love your card, such a beautiful image and so beautifully coloured. I've just bought that nestie too and can't wait for it to arrive. Love and hugs, Sharon xx

Heidi said...

gorgeous card and great response to a childs enthusiasm for your craft paper, have lost track of the number of items/papers/embellies etc that have gone walk about "cos they look lovely mum" thanks for sharing hugs heidi x

inkypinkycraft said...

A really pretty image and so beautifully coloured. Thanks for playing at anything goes this week trace x

Catherine said...

What an adorable card Colleen ! I love this sweet image ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Carla S. said...

This is gorgeous, Colleen! Fabulous coloring of the wonderful image and terrific papers and details! Loved your story - too funny!

Arabella said...

This is beautifully girlie Colleen! Such a lovely image! Your grandchildren sound like real sweeties. How 'nice' of them to try to help!

Thanks so much for joining us for the Girly Girl challenge at Little Miss Muffet stamps!

Arabella

Cleota said...

This is beautiful! Love the image, the embellies, and the die cuts you've used. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.

Cleota
DT Member

Lorraine said...

Your card is so beautiful, Colleen! And I love your coloring of that image!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love the image and the bold black corner shapabilities.

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

How Pretty! Love all those layers. Image is beautifully colored, and the flowers are lovely! Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenge, Hugs! Leah Ann DT

Anniebee said...

This is so sweet and very beautiful!I love Sylvia Zet's images, especially the newest ones. You have done a fabulous job coloring this and the flowers are yummy enough to eat!

Hugs,
Anne

Joan Ervin said...

OMG!! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!! Such beautiful coloring and I just love how you used the Flower Soft!!! Your story left me numb, too....I hope you figured out which pad all the papers belonged to!!! You get an atta-grandma for not screaming...LOL!!!

Nana Donna said...

I love your card and your coloring is wonderful. What a story about your grandkids, not sure how I would have reacted, not sure if I would have been able to keep my mouth shut
Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations
http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

ThePurplePlace said...

Very sweet!!

I HOPE you are OKAY? Your FB post, has me worried??

Peggy T. said...

Colleen, I found you blog on Outlawz. I'm a new follower. Would love you to drop by my blog.
http://dailygracecreations.blogspot.com

Hugs,

Peggy

PresentStorm said...

aweee what a sweet card! Love that image.

Pryn said...

Beautiful card Colleen! i am still giggling at your story. you are an awesome grandma for not flipping out :)

LOVE YOU!!!

Shelby said...

Beautiful design and your coloring is impeccable!

Shelby

Gina L said...

Adorable card, Colleen!

I wanted to come over and personally congratulate you! You won the prize from the Guylou's Inimitability birthday blog hop. Head over to my blog http://ginasgorillaspeak.blogspot.com for my email.

CardArTart said...

Such an adorable image - yay, I loved my hobby horse too :)

JustYolie said...

Cute image...beautiful card!

Hi...I'm Cindy said...

I love her, what an adorable image set on the perfect card arrangement, very nice Colleen TFS

Sharon Jones said...

Wow, Colleen, this card is so beautiful! {btw, I admire your restraint with the sweet, "helpful", children} I love the idea of using the flower soft on her headband! So pretty and the blingy rose can be noticed by me...awesome blingy! Hugz2u, Sharon

Gail said...

colleen new from your outlawz!!!..love your art and can't wait to peek some more..loves ya

Patricia St Martin said...

Adorable! You did a stunning job with the Princess stamp. I just love the set, I did get hole set but have only had a chance to work with one of the stamps so far. Love your story about the western shows. I remember them. Great zig zag stich, flower soft, and the flowers. I tried to become a follower but I already follow you.
Hugz, Pat

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Gorgeous card, Colleen! Gorgeous!!!

I recently joined the Outlawz & have become your newest follower. I would love for you to visit my blog Sharrahug’s Sweet Blessings
Have a wonderful day!
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Anniebee said...

This is so sweet, Colleen! This is a real girly girl as I never rode my rocking horses side saddle! Beautiful coloring and the card is just gorgeous overall.

Hugs,
Anne B.

Cely said...

thanks for the help with my picture flopping issues. LOL! and this card is just lovely! beautifully colored.

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