Sunday, August 2, 2009






OK I am a day late and a dollar short…but I loved this sketch at the Card Patterns blog and went ahead and did it anyways. I fell in love with the Bella papers almost as much as I did the Unforgettable and Emporium papers…but I haven’t really used them much!

ETA...This also qualifies for the Pile It On Challenge this week..woohoo.

Supplies: CTMH Bella papers, CTMH clear embossing powder, CTMH Pansy purple Ink, CTMH For Every Occasion SS , Free Spirit SS, Tickled Pink SS, Fancy Cuts Borders, CTMH Brads, Ribbon from Nellie Blog Candy!!!!

Well the Birthday party was FUN and tiring! It was a breezy 73-5 here in Des Moines and the kids were shivering after playing in the pool/water slide. Here we are, August 1st, in Iowa and our high is in the 70’s?????? Go Figure!

SO I have a question for you…..Have you ever bought an outfit or something for your kids/self because you had the paper to match at home and thought it would go well on a layout LOL…Like scrapping in reverse..matching a purchase to your beloved paper???? Well I caught myself doing this the other day and was cracking UP at me! I was wondering if you had ever done anything similar.

Here are a couple of pictures of Amy with her album..





Here is hoping you are having a wonderful Sunday!



Kim said...

Wow...I LOVE this card. Your embossing is fabby! I'm so into Bella pp! Those photos of your DD and her little book are just precious! She's beautiful!
Kim xXx

Kathi Carlson said...

Oh, wow! Your card is gorgeous. Love the colors and the Bella paper, the embossing, cut out flowers, etc., etc. Your take on the sketch is great - one that would have scared me off. I sometimes struggle with the simplest of sketches. LOL.

While it could have been warmer, I'm glad your weather was conducive to outdoor play. I remember the kids' birthday parties as being extremely exhaustive. Sounds like that hasn't changed. Glad it was a good time.

About purchasing outfits to go with paper, I haven't done it ... yet!

Love the photos of Amy and her album. If she doesn't already, someday she'll realize all the love that was put into that little book, and she'll appreciate it big time!

Have a great week, Sarah!

Amy Schultz said...

lovely card! I cant wait to have a daughter to share my passion for creating with! what a blessing :)

Amy Schultz

Sheila said...

Love how the flourishes look with the clear embossing powder - gives a really nice look. Great idea!

Carla said...

Wow!! This card is absolutely gorgeous!! Love it!!

Alanna said...

Gorgeous card Sarah. You rocked the sketch.

I'm glad the party went well. Your little girl is darling and she looks very happy with her album.

Rachel said...

Oh Sarah...she's adorable!!!! The book also looks good...but your daughter is just a gem. Glad it was a good day :)

Carolyn V said...

Beautiful card... lovin' the colours and the embossing is perfect.

Your daughter's so cute, and looks so happy with her castle. :)

~ Carolyn

HaleyD said...

That card is AMAZING! I love the clear embossed flourishes.

Amy's a beautiful girl! Glad she had a happy birthday.

Jeanne said...

Oh Sarah! Like the others, I adore this card and for all the reasons mentioned. It's beautiful.

Speaking of beautiful...your Amy definitely is! She looks absolutely thrilled with the album you made for her. Could her smile be any bigger? She's adorable!

I'm glad you braved the not quite as warm as you'd hoped weather to have some birthday fun. It's warming up here, so maybe if I blow towards the east, it might head your way? LOL

I don't think I have actually done what you asked, but I sure have thought about it! LOL

Grace C. said...

Beautiful card! I think the Bella paper is just great too:)

Your daughter is precious and she looks liked she just loved the mini album you created for much fun!!:)

Laurel said...

Beautiful card! You really rocked the sketch!

Jennifer said...

Very nice. Clear embossing power is one of my favorite things to use. Especially with flourishes!

Thanks for playing this week at Pile It On!

Jennifer, PIO DT

Maureen said...

Fab card - love the dimension! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

Meredith said...

Okay your card is stunning, your daughter is absolutely adorable,and your weather makes me jealous! Now post the pictures of the thing you bought that matches the paper you have...


raindropecho said...

AMAZING! Love those clear flourishes..what a great job you did on this card! Thanks for joining us this week :D
- Ann @ Pile It On!

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