Well here we are getting close to the beginning of a brand new month and that means Sweet November Stamps previews are about to begin! It also means that I've got August's SN guest gal to introduce you to before we dive into those candies we all love! ;)
Now without further ado let me introduce you to the one and only Donna Mikasa! You know the saying, "good things come in small packages"? Well that comes to mind quite often when I'm enjoying a browse through her blog... Donna is a master at creating little cards that pack a big design punch! From her mini masterpieces and the beautiful coloring that she does with her stamped characters I always get a sense of sweetness in all of her work. She has been a friendly and encouraging voice throughout my Sweet November journey and I always love to see what she does with the SN cast of characters. :)
Ok, time for my favorite part of the spotlight... the crazy, fun SN questionnaire!
1) What color do feel represents your personality and why?
Brown. All shades of brown: tan, khaki, chocolate. I love the warm, comfy feeling from earth tones and the same feeling that I get from being with family and friends.
2) Is your style of dress/ home decor similar to your style of card making?
Definitely! My dress style is pretty simple and so is my cardmaking. I usually don't follow a sketch or play with patterned paper too much.
3) What one thing always puts you in a good mood?
When a card comes together exactly as I envisioned it, right down to the color of the buttons.
4) If you could visit any time in history when would it be?
I wish I could revisit the 70's. Life seemed simpler back then and I may have taken things for granted and appreciate everything more now--from family life to cooking, music, even crafting.
5) If you were a mythical creature ie. fairy, elf, mermaid, troll etc., what kind would you be and why?
Probably a troll. Sitting under a bridge. Collecting a toll. Being grumpy and loving it....
6) If you are a fellow Gleek, which character from McKinley High do you most identify with?
That would be Miss Emma Pillsbury. Because I'm always washing my hands and disinfecting everything, including the shopping cart at the supermarket.
LOL, Donna the troll... somehow I have a hard time envisioning that one. She's just way too nice to be a troll! :)
Okey dokey, time to share Donna's wonderfully happy card and how it inspired my card for today. Her cute Darby and Bumbles pairing with the clever sentiment had me reaching for this fun Cosmo Cricket paper that featured a bunch of little bees. Fidget Goblinspider also makes an appearance because of the similarity in hers and Darby's skirts. But my biggest inspiration came in the cool way that Donna used the ribbon off the side of the card and has it anchoring the sentiment tag and button embellishment. See, I told ya... she doesn't need much to make a statement, it's all in that perfect placement of what she does use on a card... SO inspiring!
Now don't forget to come back tomorrow when Donna and I will be kicking off three days of sneaks that are too cute to spook! ;)
cardstock- Bazzill and PTI
paper- Cosmo Cricket (berries), Making Memories (green crosshatch)
stamps- Sweet November (Fidget Goblinspider), Cosmo Cricket/Unity (sentiment and bee)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa, Colorbox dark brown chalk ink
Shabby Green Door twine
Copic Spica glitter pens
Sakura stardust glitter pen
skin- E000, E00, E11, R20, R24
hair- Y000, Y00, Y11, Y13, 0
eyes- YG03, YG17, G07
clothes- R24, R27, R29, E07, YG00, YG01, YG13, YG03, E40, E41, 0
bees- Y13, Y15, Y17, E59, BG0000