Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Fairy Chloe Birthday!

Let me apologize for the skewed colors in the photos included in this post. The lighting was just *awful* that day, and no matter where I moved in the house, I could not get a true picture! In real life, the colors go together quite nicely!

I made this whimsical card for my dear friend Gwen, whose birthday was on Monday. As is too often the case, we don't get to see each other very often, but we know that we are always thinking of each other and including our families in our prayers.

This is also my first TGF card! The uber-sweet and talented Kadie, the Mother Superior of The Sisterhood and also a DT member for The Greeting Farm, sent me some adorable Fairy Chloe images, along with a TGF stamp to be featured on a card here soon! {hugs}

After coloring Chloe with Prismas and applying some Stamping Bella shimmer on her wings, I cut her out and layered her over a punched DP scallop, a Rose Red circle, and a Lavender Lace scalloped Nestie, which were highlighted with Sakura pens.

The DP panel sits on a Swiss Dots embossed Rose Red panel, and for added layers, I cut out a large flower and some smaller flowers from the DP and popped them up on dimensionals. Some simple white satin ribbon and white Sakura dots around the border finish off the card. I really hope Gwen enjoys it!

Gwen and I met several years ago when she joined our office crew, and we eventually ended up sharing an office. I don't know what we did more: work or laugh! But life always offers up changes, and she decided it was time to move on last year. Turns out, she had a more important job in her future, as Grandma to adorable Cailyn, born 3 months premature last November. That little babe is a trooper, just like her mom and Grandma. She beat the odds in so many ways and is a true gift from God. Gwen and I also share a love for stamping, although we haven't had the chance just to spend hours doing that together for quite some time. I really miss her, and hope we'll be able to get together soon!

I must give some Woo-Hoo's to some Sisters! Mary was chosen for the Summer Gardener DT for The Greeting Farm and Lorie was chosen for the September-December DT for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps! Congratulations! I am humbled to be in the midst of the serious talent over in The Sisterhood.

Garage update: After a one-week setback, the block guys have been here for two days and are making progress. by tomorrow, it will actually look like something!

Happy Creating!


Lorie said...

Susan, this card is absolutely STUNNING!! Those colors, the DP, your coloring, and the dimension you added by popping little Chloe up all just came together perfectly! Gwen will surely be thrilled with this amazing creation!! I hope that you and she will get some serious stampin' and "girl time" soon! I LOVE this card, and thanks for the shout out! It's gonna be a fun!

Yay for the block guys!!

Sandra MacLean said...

What a fantastic card Susan!! I love the colors in it! Don't you hate bad photo days?? Doesn't mother nature know you need a good photo today???! LOL

Catherine said...

This card is amazing! I love it!!!! You did such a great job with layout, DP and coloring! Totally inspires me to ink and color up Flutter.
Gwen is going to jump for joy when she sees this beauty! Hope the two of you can get together soon for more laughs and stamping.
Glad to hear they are making progress on the garage. I can imagine that is stressful, but you will be giddy when the snow returns and you don't have to dig out the car.
Hugs sweets,

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Holy Cow WOW! This is supper amazing Susan. Look at all those layers, pop-ups, and texture. Absolutely fabulous. Thanks for the shout out too.

Suzanne J Dean said...

Love this card--very whimsical & beautiful! Fabulous job on it--and a tip for ya: get an Ott light on sale at Michaels or Joann's--it will help with your lighting issues, I use mine all the time!! (BTW, love your blog name--I love me my pjs & jammie days, LOL!)


Carolyn Bounds said...

WOW! WOW!! WOW!!! This card is SCRUMPTIOUS; and even if the lighting wasn't cooperating, the colors look gorgeous!!! I love EVERY beautiful detail on this awesome creation...the papers, the flowers, your coloring, the cheerful colors, and you know how much I love me some sparkle:o) Gwen is going to be ecstatic when she receives this stunner!!! I hope the two of you will be able to get together real soon!!!

Love and Hugs!

MiamiKel said...

Wow is right - this is darling, Susan! I am sure Gwen will love this - It is fun and cheerful and such a happy card :)