Friday, May 21, 2010

happy birthday princess

On a day off last week, i went to a stamp store with my friend June and new friend Deanna (hey June and Deanna!). I could not resist this stamp - knowing I needed to make a card for my niece for her 2nd birthday (which was yesterday). I also picked up the 6x6 Basic Grey Green at Heart paper pad - the paper is so pretty and I thought it would pair nicely with the stamp. I paper pieced her little dress and colored the rest with prismacolor pencils.
It's funny but I've had my prismacolor pencils for forever and I haven't added any new colors in probably 10 years. I'd always looked in any store that carries them (I buy by the pencil - not sets) but stopped looking when i never saw any new colors. When we were shopping I was so surprised to see a bunch of colors I'd never seen before. (so of course I bought a few). Needless to say I've been a coloring fool whenever I've had a moment.
Anyway ..... I found the little jewels (I added to the scallop border) in my stash as well as the little brads. (finding the brads - well that's a little story in itself. A few months ago I decided to do a little cleaning up in my room here. I needed some more room so I decided to dispense with some storage containers - those hardware store type containers where you can divide up all your nails and screws etc into little drawers? - i had two of those which were huge and all my brads, buttons, eyelets were separated by colors and type into a bazillion little drawers. I decided if I needed something I'd just have to search through the 6 jars I dumped them into. So when I made this card I knew exactly where to find the brads - but I had to sift through a lotta brads to find 'em. But in the end I still like the jars.)
I'll probably be posting some more versions of this little princess - she's been stamped a few times and is sporting different dresses :-)


Babsarella said...

Sweet, cute, and oh-so-adorable!!! Perfect card for any princess (no matter what age she may be). :0)

June Houck said...

Awww! Sweet card. You used your new MFT stamp before I used mine (I used her yesterday).

Let me know when you can play...summer is near and my free time will be nil.

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Yay, we are waiting for you to have another day off so we can 'play'! And thanks for the shout out. Checkin' out all your stuff ;)