8/31/09

Cinnamon - Birthday Style & Lord Have Mercy! Style

Here I am, back with another one of Mercy's fabulous sketches - MTSC36. My image was a bit big for the sketch...but I made it work! I had a customer request a couple of b-day cards for "tweenagers" so these are the cards I made. I love this paper by Junkitz - always perfect for any birthday card. Such bright colors and don't you just love those cupcakes?

I sewed the cupcake paper to green and blue DP from the same paper pack, layered over the striped DP. Love the bright colors. I colored "Cinnamon" from Penny Black with Copics and matched the girls clothes to the various colors in the DP. I stamped the oval from Amuse to ground the girls as they walk along. And see that blue flower? It was ivory - just like the other one...I colored it with my Copics. One of my absolute favorite things to do with Copics - change the colors of flowers and ribbon!!

I have so many cards to share - let's hope this week is MUCH better than last week. URGH...I moaned when I woke up and realized it was Monday. LOL

Oftentimes when mothers are asked if they are ready for their children to return to school - they emphatically reply YES (you know, kind of yelling?)! Not me! I prefer the lazy days of summer - I wish those lazy days had a bit more structure, but they are so 'calm' compared to school days!!!

Our oldest made cheerleader, our middle one is playing volleyball and fall softball and our youngest is playing football and fall baseball. That makes for lots and lots of practices and games - think something going on every single night!! Exhausting!!

That's it for now; I'm glad you stopped by, hope to see you again soon. Hugs, ~M.



WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps: Cinnamon by Penny Black, Oval by Amuse
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: DP by Junkitz, SU Taken with Teal & Certainly Celery, GKD 80 lb. Pure Luxury White
Accessories: ribbon, flowers, brads, sewing, Copics

3 comments:

Mercy said...

omg, michele...these are super cute! love the bright and cheerful colors, and your coloring is wonderful!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for last week, and i hope to see you again this week! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

a chick named Toni... said...

Very cute cards!

I hear you on the schedules with school. But think of it this way...it goes really fast and then they are gone out on your own and you will look back on these days and feel good about what a great mom you have been! At least that's what I tell myself after the first glass of wine!!! LOL!

Kristin Bueter said...

Michele~

These are totally adorable!! ...and perfect "tweenager" cards! Your coloring is fabulous and I love that you colored the blue flower with Copics. I'll have to try that. I usually press them into a stamp pad to change the color, but that sure can be messy!

Good luck with your new daily ritual of sports...and I'm sure being a taxi is included in there somewhere :O) I know a little something about that! LOL