Thursday, July 3, 2008

Stamp Simply-- Make mine girly!!

Hi all! Happy Friday and Happy Fourth of July to all my American friends! Our family is headed out for one of American's favorite pastimes-- camping! This will be the first time in roughly 3o some years that I have been out in the wild this way! I was about 4 when I went last -- and you know what happened? I decided to get behind the wheel of the family van to play"driver" and next thing I knew I was rolling down the hill headed for a tree. My dad ran and jumped in the rolling vehicle but not before my mom got hysterical and the van crashed into a tree! Oh, the joys of camping! Guess it scarred me!! :-) I am "pretty sure" my mom can laugh about it now!!

Time for another Stamp Simply challenge. Click HERE to go to Sharon's blog for all the official details for ssnotime42! This one is not red, white, or blue. It's soft and girly! That's always en vogue - right? Well, when I heard that is what the challenge was- I knew just the occassion I would make my card for -- my daughter's birthday! My little diva is going to be five! Well, I wanted the message to be for a "princess," so, I used THIS set from Flourishes, designed for Mardi Gras and changed it up a bit! I used the crown for my little princess and then used the Harlequin set for the lower half of my card front and behind my crown in a light pink. I used my Spellbinders dies for the scalloped oval and oval shapes. I added some black satin ribbon and some bling and that was pretty much it for the front. The pink bling in the Harlequin diamond is actually a pink hot fix nail head. It gives just the right amount of shimmer!

Now, comes the fun part--- the saying! The top part and the flourish line are both a part of the Many Sentiments set also from Flourishes. The bottom part was done with the help of my computer-- Happy Birthday to the Princess In Training! I think she'll like this! I know she'll like the sparkle!! Those are super duper teeny tiny rhinestones that I got at my LSS. I think they are 1 or 2mm.
Here's a close up of the crown! I love this and can see using this for a whole bunch of other uses... Wishing friends birthdays fit for a queen, You're the Queen, Queen for a day, etc!! FUN!
If you need a little more inspiration - check what these ladies cooked up!

Janine
Jennifer
Dee
Tammy
Becky

Have a great weekend! I'll be back Sunday with more fun!
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