I'm still dancing and celebrating in my craft room. And I look just like Bella as I dance...ha! I'm almost fooling myself on that one! In honor of my second place finish in Papertrey's first ever blog hop I thought I'd post this card. I'll be honest and tell you that I made this a few weeks ago. I just didn't have the stamina to create anything today considering I was awake until 4am! I was just too excited. It was the first time I entered a contest, and crafting is so close to my heart. I can't tell you enough how floored and touched I was by the comments I received. And yes, I even cried a little bit - I had to release the emotion somehow!!! I'm just little 'ol me in my craft room and I'm getting comments from people I've been 'blog visiting' and 'Splitcoast visiting' for what seems like forever. For me it's like having celebrities and mentors giving me a pat on the back. Really...there just aren't words.
The card base is SU ruby red, the paper is from SU's Ginger Blossoms collection, and Bella is stamped on Papertrey's stamper's select white. I ran it through my Big Kick using the largest of the small rectangle Nestabilities (don't worry...I'll be letting up on the rectangles soon because my Papertrey order with the square ones will be arriving tomorrow...whoo hoo!). The ribbon is SU, the flowers Prima, and the sentiment Papertrey. I colored Bella with a combination of SU markers and watercoloring. Check out the wine bottle and glasses...I used my clear glaze pen. And Bella is wearing some bling around her neck and in her hair - - that's my Sakura stardust glitter pen at work.
And now some normalcy will resume for me - I'm off to watch the results on American Idol with my husband. For those who are new to me and my blog, I'm a huge AI fan. That and Dancing With the Stars. I just love to be entertained. And my pick for Idol this year is rocker David Cook. He's a rocker and a self-professed 'word nerd'. What girl wouldn't fall for a guy with a large vocabulary!!!!
Until next time...M
Ink: SU basic brown and chocolate chip
Stamps: Stamping Bella and Papertrey (sentiment from Piece of Cake)
Cardstock: SU ruby red, Papertrey stamper's select white, SU Ginger Blossoms designer paper
Other: Prima blossoms, SU vintage brads, SU chocolate taffeta ribbon, small rectangle Nestabilities, Sakura stardust glitter pen, clear glaze pen, SU markers and SU watercolor wonder crayons/aquapainter