Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Happy Birthday, Sondra!

Hello Delightful friends and family!

Today was Sondra's birthday (my boss) and so I made her a card. Now it's just a little intimidating giving her a handmade card. She owns the local scrapbook store, went to Ranger U, she's Copic certified, and teaches classes on just about everything paper craft related. I take that back, she does not teach the pergamano class! If you are ever in the Humboldt County area (northern Calif.) you should come and visit the store, it's massive and a wonderful place to get your creative juices flowing!

Here is the sketch I started with from Gloria (her blog). Gloria is our Sketch Tuesday hostess at at Christian Paper Crafts

I was hoping to incorporated our Color Monday Challenge but it just didn't happen on this card. I'll post the inspiration picture from Mary at the end of this post, just in case you'd like to play along. I hope you will visit us at the Creative Blog of Christian Paper Crafts. You will find lots of fun challenges and info about an upcoming blog hop!

CPC ST#95 (sorry I got in a hurry and forgot to crop the picture)

Here's a close-up of the sun, I used liquid pearls to embellish!

On this shot you can see, {well just barely} I added some zig zag stitching on the center "band" and then some "faux" stitching on the skirt. I used Smooch pearlized ink to make the stitches and also to color her shoes a snazzy hot pink! Our sweet little girl has been framed by the Labels Six from Spellbinders Nestabilities, embossed and ink blended around the edges while the die was still in place.


Here is the inspiration image for Color Monday at CPC. I'm sorry it's so small, (same with the sketch) I'll have to ask my "tech" girls why it is so copying small and then remedy it!
Here are the details:
Paper: American Crafts, Dear Lizzy (Enchanted - Curious Matilda); Bazzill card stock; Neenah, bright white cardstock for image.
Stamp: Greeting Farms, Hope and Grace
Ink: Memento, rich cocoa; Distress Ink, antique linen, faded lipstick
Ribbon: Taylored Expressions, kit
Last but not least the rest of the ingredients:

Thanks for taking time to look, I hope you are having a blessed week! Tomorrow the grandbabies will be over and then it will be off to the Morning Women's Bible Study. We are studying with the Beth Moore DVD Series "Beloved Disciple."
God bless!



  1. Natalie you are so talented and I love this image. Too cute and you just made it pop!

  2. Natalie this is so adorable!!!! Your coloring is beautiful! I am sure Sondra loved it.