Sunday, July 15, 2012

Strawberry Girl

Hello again dear friends.  What is the weather like where you are?  It is crazy hot again today.  And so dry!  But I have my trusty fan blowing on my feet and I have my laptop so life is good!  (Life is good anyway...these are just the sprinkles!!)

I have a card today that I wasn't sure I could pull together.  I felt like my image and my DP were not going to go together.  My image is from Mo's and she is called Strawberry Girl.
I have colored this cutie with my Prismacolor pencils.  I have always colored her in brighter colors and that's what I thought I was going to do this time.  The paper I thought I was going to use is very bright. But it just wasn't happening.  It wasn't speaking to me.  My muse said she was leaving town if I tried to go in that direction with this card.  So, she and I chatted  ;)  and we picked different papers.  And everything came together so nicely.  (She's whispering "I told you so" even now!)
I used the sketch from CLP for my card.  Their sketches are so beautiful.  The DT always has such beautiful work, but even the actual sketch (the way it is put together) inspires me.  I love using their sketches.  I used cheesecloth from my kitchen again, seam binding for a bow, lots of buttons from my stash and a flower from Wild Orchid.  It's actually a cherry blossom, but I think it looks like a large strawberry blossom.  So appropriate!  I also added a charm, lace and pearls, from my stash.

And I did some creative altering to the CLP sketch.  Wanna see??
Can you see how the card opens?  The challenge at Shopping Our Stash was to add an extra fold.  And it fit this sketch so nicely!
Here's the card opened up.  I so love these papers.  And I used a deep pink to ink the edges and I really like how it turned out.
 This is the top panel on the inside.  I printed the scripture from Word Art Wednesday.  It looks natural on this DP.
This is one of my favorite verses (Isaiah 54:13).
And the back.  Love these papers!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Mo's Digital Challenge Blog - Dancing and Singing  (I can picture one of my girls when they were little wearing a sweet sundress and picking flowers from my gardens and singing away....mostly my Katie  ;)  )
CLP - Sketch
Shopping Our Stash - folds or pleats
Digital Tuesday - Inside Out (decorate the inside...I ALWAYS do that lol  ;)  )
The Ribbon Carousel - Buttons & Bows
Word Art Wednesday - Scripture
Papertake Weekly - Strawberries & Cream
Tuesday Alchemy - No Work, All Play
Creative Inspirations - Bingo (I used Pink, Charms & Ribbon)
Totally Papercrafts - Lots of Layers (Got it!  Not a problem!)

I think that's about it.  This was a long post.  Guess I was chatty today!  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs



  1. Beautiful! You have a very gifted muse! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash!

  2. What a cute card you have made and with so many coordinating panels! Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Alchemy!


  3. your muse was DEFINITELY telling you correctly--what a GORGEOUS card and that special fold-engineering is just totally spectacular! thank you for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! ♥

  4. Hi Michelle: I am SO super glad to you have play along at Word Art Wednesday. I just LOVE your style of crafting, and was so blessed to find you on the Stampin Sister in Christ Design Team (congrats), and I really enjoy seeing your beautiful art each week. Thanks SO MUCH for linking up and playing along at Word Art Wednesday. What a blessing to have you with us!
    Also, I just became your follower, and would GREATLY appreciate if you would stop by my blog and become a follower of my blog, please. It is:

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful project. That MME rosette patterned paper is one of my all-time favorites. It's so delicate and precious, and you really made this project lovely with it! I look forward to seeing more of your work, more links in our challenges, and really hope you can swing by my blog.

    Blessings to you!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. What a stunning card! I just love this adorable image by Mo. And the inside of your card is just as stunning.
    Have a Blessed day :)

  6. WOW, I am amazed at how you printed the verse on DP! Your card is truly a sweet blessing. I love the way you colored your strawberries. We are blessed to have you,Michelle, at Word Art Wednesday this week! ;)

  7. I love how your card turned out! Very cute image.

  8. That fold is wonderful! It really adds a fun touch to the card. The rows of lace are so pretty and your image looks fabulous. :-) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Mo's!

  9. love it!! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy Challenges!!

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  10. Oh this is so beautiful! Love the sentiment on the inside of this perfectly multifolded creation! Great job with the color scheme as well. Thanks for playing with us at CLP Sketch Challenge this month! Good luck to you.

  11. Lovely card! Love how you printed over the printed paper.

    Thanks so much for sharing your art with us on WAW.


  12. cute as a button, you did a lovely job of colouring this. Love those buttons on the bow too.
    Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts
    Anne x

  13. WOW! that multifold is fantastic! Great use of ribbon too! Thanks for playing along at the CLP Challenge last month! Good luck.