July 23, 2010

Birthday Girl

Good morning, friends!  I am so happy it's Friday, aren't you?!  Today is the last day of the first week of our 4 week marathon of swim lessons {say that 3 times, fast!}.  My youngest and I are in the mommy/toddler class and I never realized how tightly she can squeeze my neck - yikes!  I feel horrible having her be so scared, but its something we need to do and I'm really hoping she'll start realizing I'm not there to torture her.  My poor husband has no idea what he's getting into next week when he takes over the lessons while I'm at CHA, haha!

I picked up another Pure Innocence Girl a little while ago and I just inked her up for the first time.  I just love this little girl and her balloon - she's part of the set, My Balloon.  Isn't she cute?  I'm finding myself needing more and more birthday cards for kiddos these days and I made this one to keep in my stash for the next party the kids are invited to.  I started by stamping the image in Memento Rich Cocoa ink and coloring her with Copic markers.  The patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye - part of the Lush Pink collection and I layered it over some textured cardstock from Bazzill. I kept the layout simple so this cutie pie stands out - seriously in love with these PI Girls!

Have a wonderful Friday!

recipe -
stamps: my balloon (my favorite things)
paper: textured cardstock (bazzill), vanilla cardstock, lush pink (my mind's eye)
ink: memento rich cocoa
accessories: copic markers, celery grosgrain ribbon, subtles buttons (stampin' up!), rectangle nestabilities, linen thread, dimensional tape


  1. So cute! Love the colours and ribbon/button embellishment!

  2. This is ADORABLE!! I don't have any of those stamps yet, but you're making me feel like I need that one!

  3. Awwwwww, sweet! She's precious. A darling card, Karen!

  4. GORGEOUS!!!! What a sweet little girl!!.. Oohh I used mine yesterday too... I'm seriously LOVING these little PUre Innocence Girls!!! Your paper and colours are amazing.

    xx SJ

  5. I am with you, I just love the PI's! I love how you made this one a bit softer. Mine I always make so bright but this look is so pretty! Great card girl!