Thursday, May 7, 2009


Hi! First off, I have to apologize for the quality of my photo's today. I was making this card for a friends birthday yesterday (nothing like last minute, huh!?). I rushed to take the pictures, ran off for the birthday lunch, then she was on her way to Arizona on vacation. I come home, download the pictures, and am all "What?!" I have no idea what went wrong! One is blurry, one has little dots all over it! Those dots really weren't there on the real card! I can't even re-do them (and I hate re-do's!) because the card is gone!

My card uses an adorable image from the CC Designs set Gingersnaps Celebrate that I got at All That Scraps. A lot of their stamps are available as either regular EZ mounted rubber or as Digi versions. I used to think I would never want the digi versions when rubber was available, but it is now my first choice. I am just running out of room to store stamps (even with converting all of my retired SU stamps to EZ-Mount.) Plus, there's that whole instant gratification thing! On this card I used DP from Imaginisce. The ribbon for the bow (which took forever and I am still not happy with) is SU. The incredibly talented , and extremely nice Janna sent my a few links to bow tutorials after I complained about this to her, so maybe my next bows will be better! This is also my first time participating in the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. I've been printing the sketches off for a bit and saving them (for a rainy day, I guess!)

This is a (blurry!) picture of the inside of the card. The little cupcakes and cakes at the bottom are cut from one of the pieces of DP. The images on the front are colored with Copics:

Skin: R00,E00,E11,R83
Clothes and Balloons: BVooo, BV01,BV02, R81,R83,R85, YG21,YG23,YG25, BG72

Thanks for visiting me today!
:-) Traci


Tammy said...

Hi Traci...this is super cute. I LOVE how you do hair for your people. Gosh...I'm going to have to practice and figure that out. You do just an amazing job. Also, love the different background paper. Oh and did you check out TGF clearance sale! I'm with you I think there is only a handful I don't my loved one would say...I need to put into some type of TFG therapy. He say's rehab won't work since there is no cure....LOL He knows me well.

Kim said...

Very cute card! Now you did it though. I am hooked on digi stamps and was completely unaware that ATS had them. Heading over there right now to check them out.

MichelleO said...

blurry or not.. this card is precious! inside and out! Really cute!

Maria said...

I don't see anything wrong with the photo. I think your card is fantastic and very beautiful!! Awesome job on your coloring and I love that dp that you used. Love that you dressed up the inside too!!! I need to work on the inside of my card more often!!


Mary Giles said...

Traci this is just the cutest. One lucky friend you have. Can I be your friend to?(hehehe) Oh and you need to share the bow tuts that Janna shared with you. I have no idea how to do them either. That is why most of my cards don't have ribbons. Ever notice?

kadie said...

The pics are totally fine! I don't know what you're fretting over! But I do the same I understand! :) This is so so so cute! I love your coloring. I just got this CC set and I can't wait to ink up with your card as inspiration! Have a great weekend!