Wednesday, June 3, 2009

And a halo of patience and a less sporadic pace, and I'm learning to be brave in my beautiful mistakes...

Good morning, everyone! I hope your week is going great. Mine is craaaazy! It's the last week of school, and the kiddos get out early the next two days, and I just found out that Caleb has a piano recital on Friday. ACK! The whirlwind won't be over any time soon...it's off to Austin next week for work. Fun stuff! (Libby...wanna meet at Archivers???) Speaking of, here's a quick pic of me and my girl Libby at the N Texas Shoebox Swap on Saturday.

After emailing back and forth, it was so nice to finally meet her! Thanks for letting me swipe your pic, Libby! MWAH!

After all the crafty craziness of last week, my stamp room was more of a wreck than normal...I could barely get in. So I spent a while tonight cleaning, and then rewarded myself with a little stamp time. There's nothing better! I already had this image of Lilly Loveaboo stamped and watercolored, so I put this little card together fairly quickly.


Isn't she adorable? I stamped her in Stazon on Watercolor paper and colored her with reinkers and a water brush. I cut and embossed the image with my Deckled Rectangle Nestabilities, and matted her with Chocolate Chip. The Kraft panel was sponged with Close to Cocoa ink (as was the main image), and distressed with the edge of my bone folder. I love doing this because it kind of "curls" the edges instead of actually tearing them, and gives it a super cool look. I tied a quick little bow with yummalish Polka Dot Baby Girl ribbon and adhered it to a base of Prism Frosted Pink. Super girly and fun!

Before I go, I want to remind you about the Bellariffic Friday challenge this week...a sketch from Babe Karen Motz. You can find out all the details and how to play HERE. I hope you'll join us!

Thanks for stopping by to see me, and have a fabulous day!

6 comments:

so A"MUSE"D said...

ahh she is adorable.. reminds me a bit of madaline!

Mimi said...

She's so cute! Great job!

Tricia said...

I will *not* stop by Shannon's blog anymore because I always see things that I want!!! Just kidding! :) I love those deckled nesties, though! And the notch cut on that ribbon (which is fabulous because it has polka dots on it...) is the perfect little accent to the card. Love it!

Libby Hickson said...

It was so great to see you on Saturday Shannan! And you bet I'd be up for an Archivers visit, just let me know when if you have time while you're here! :D (parents are in town visiting so I could even go kid-free, yay! Archivers is NO FUN with little ones, let me tell you!). LOVE your card, what a sweet image!!! And deckled Nesties, oh my - I had no idea!

Christi said...

Libby is such a sweetheart!! I love that pic of the two of you and OMG girl that card is amazing!!!!

Pinky said...

Heya Sistah - just poppin' in to see what you are up to. As per usual, your creation is gorgeous! Have a wonderful week despite the madness of it all. :)

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