Sunday, January 13, 2013

Birthday Girl...

Howdy stampin' peeps!

Well we beat the low temp from the other night and 'enjoyed' a whopping 5 degrees last night. I have to say that it is hard to drag myself out of a warm and cozy bed on freezing cold mornings like this. I might just have to hop back under the covers after this and snuggle with Oreo a bit longer. :)

Today I have a card that I made for this month's SOG sketch challenge. And because they are celebrating their 3rd birthday this week I was inspired to make this a birthday card as well. I did a slight bit of altering by cutting the tulip out of Gwen in Bloom's hand and replacing it with the present accent stamp that comes with the Deer Mae stamp set. It was an easy way to make her work within the birthday theme that I was going for. 
The papers aren't really from a traditional birthday paper collection instead they are part of the Simple Stories Snap line that is made more for PL scrapbooking. Still, I love the mix of colors and since a birthday has to fall somewhere on the calendar I thought that it made for a cool background. ;)

Alrighty, relax and enjoy your Sunday... maybe even get a bit crafty too!     
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Simple Stories (Snap)
stamps- Some Odd Girl (Gwen in Bloom and Deer Mae)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
My Mind's Eye enamel dots
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, RV13, W1, W3, BV31 (shadow)
hair- E43, E44, E47, E49
eyes- BG11, BG34, BG18, BG000, 0
clothes- R81, R83, R85, RV13, Y35, YR04, YR18, W3, W5, W7, 100
gift- R32, R35, R37, Y11, Y21, Y26 

17 comments:

yvon said...

Boem chickie wow wow, she's gorgeous.
Hugs, Yvon

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card ♥

JennyKozar said...

I LOVE your work! This is adorable.

Tress said...

Great job with the alterations! Gwen is ready for swanky party!

gobeagirl said...

Amy this is very very cute! I just love your papers with her. I really love the idea that the calender paper helps point out that it is her Birthday. :O) I see that you are using the enamel dots. Don't you just love those? I still have a few left in my stash and I am so hoping to get me some more of them. I think they are my new addiction. lol... I of course love your coloring and how her outfit really brings out the colors in you papers as well. I wish I looked this cute in a dress like hers. Got to love that orange with pink. Smashing for sure! Is Downton Abbey on tonight? I sure hope so. I am going to have all my crafting done before 8pm just to make sure. Have a warm and cozy day with your fur babies. Hugs, Lisa

Rachel Parys said...

So super cute!! Great colors and coloring!! Thanks for joining us at SOG this month!!

Leanne said...

Fun idea Amy! Love the mix of colors and that paper is awesome. She looks gorgeous your coloring as always rocks. Love the baubles too.
Have a great Sunday and if I were you I'd get back in bed and snuggle too. Lol :)

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is gorgeous.

Kimberli Sarsfield said...

This card is my FAVORITE of yours (and that is a huge thing since ALL of your cards blow me away!) WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!! I love how you colored Gwen in Bloom and altered her, 1I love how you did the papers on the card and everything else! LOVEEEEEE!

Heidi Brawley said...

wow what a cute and clever card. love it all. she is sooo stinking cute and i love your altering on here too. Brrrr.....and I thought it was cold here. You have it way worse. Sorry doll!!! have an awesome day.
hugs, Heidi & Brooke

Linda said...

great job with altering the image to add the present!!!

tina said...

this month i have 2 birthday in my family. card is fantastic!

Alicia A. said...

So pretty!

Kelly Schelske said...

Super fun birthday card!!

RiNNE said...

Very cute!! That's my goal this year- incorporate stamps into my PL!! She looks adorb with your alteration! And my, I thought the 20 degrees here is cold!!

Jo Davies said...

Love this card! Great idea to alter what she's holding. Now a follower too. x

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love the embellies! Hugs Juls