Creative Bliss

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Monogram Card Inkspired by Kathi...

Kathi's card was inkspired by the sample by Sharon of No Time to Stamp? blog. And I was inkspired by both their samples! Here's my take on the same card...

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Aren't those papers scrumptious? They are from a brand new line called Citrus from DCWV and I picked them up for 1/2 off at Joann's. And I wasn't even at the superstore (larger store and more selection), but the one closer to my house that rarely has cool new stuff in stock! I was in there searching for something else (probably yarn related) and passed a table that had all these new papers on it. These colors are right up my alley so I couldn't resist. I got the patterned paper and the coordinating solid paper, which has textured, glittered and metallic papers! Fun, fun!

I used my Just Rite stamps for the monogram (the same one Sharon used in her sample) and stamped it with Dutch Blue (CTMH) ink...the color that seemed to coordinate the best. I added some tiny red rhinestone stickers (bought at Archiver's). The orange border was punched with a Martha Stewart edge punch (spiral lattice??~can't keep track of all the names) and I used the solid orange and red (which is the bit of scallop circle you can barely see) from the solid matstack. The white organdy is from my stash. The card is pretty straightforward, but I just love the colors!

And here are a couple of shots of the girls doing what they have been doing since yesterday afternoon...

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I tried to take the photos without them knowing, but they are all too familiar with the sound of my camera. I'm not kidding when I say they have been playing with this almost non stop. It's been so fun listening to their "stories" for the dolls. And do you see Buster hanging out too? He's on Jessica's favorite blankie....shhhh don't tell her.

Thank you so much for the lovely comments you've shared about this project. I was asked how long it took me to make this. I don't quite remember specifically, but it was definitely in the "a few months category." At the time I wasn't working regularly, so it wasn't unusual for me to put in several hours on it at a time. The rooms are all modular, so I'd work on one room at a time. And I have to admit...I've NOT done another project with plastic canvas since that time. I think I got my fill with this creation. hee, hee.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have had a "love"ly day!

Jeanne

9 comments:

Kathi Carlson said...

I love your card! Those papers are lovely, too. That lattice border punch has been catching my eye all over the place. I need to make a trip to Michael's. The very best is the photos of your little girls playing with the house that Jeanne built. They've got to be thinking that you're the best mom EVER!

Carol said...

Now you have given the history of the barbie house it is so wonderful to see your little girls loving it. Those pictures are adorable.

Jena said...

What a great card - love the colors! And my girls have the exact same dollhouse! Actually, just Kaylee has one for now, but all three of them are going to have their own - how crazy is that!?! My MIL decided to make one for each of her granddaughters, but that was before there were 5 of them, and 3 of them are ours! I've been trying to talk her into just one per household - I helped her make the first two - it's a lot of work! I hope your girls enjoy it - I'm sure they will!

Barb W said...

Such an uplifting card!! So spring time! The colors are wonderful. It's really nice seeing your girls at play in the house you made. You must be very proud.

I'm lovin' the new look of your blog!!!

Kim Burmeister said...

I love your card! The colors are so vibrant.

I see your girls are happy with their new dollhouse. You are a very talented lady!

pammie said...

Jeanne this house is absolutely ASTOUNDING! Just catching up with all your creations as well..... holy doodle woman you have been busy! LOVE them all.

stampmonkey said...

Your card is so fun and Spring-y! I love that dp, and the different colors you used to coordinate with it -- very fresh looking and pretty!

Your Barbie house is one incredible work of art (and patience!). How neat to see your daughters getting so much enjoyment out of it! And it looks like Buster wants to be included in the stories too. ;)

mE said...

I must get some of that paper and I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE that card! It's so pretty and frilly and dang it now I have to have the MS punch, too!!

Stinkin Enabler!

I sure love ya!

LOL!

E.

Amaryllis said...

I absolutely love that card and my daughter wants that doll house!!!
Very cool, you are talented!!!!