Monday, April 14, 2014

Back to Basics Birthday ...... the things you do for love..

So my darling little girl had a 8th birthday party to attend this past weekend, he first "late night" one. She was very excited to be able to be out and up past 8 at night...and to go to her first "Rockstar" party. Serena loves all music but really could care less who sings it. In fact the only 2 she really recognizes are Katy Perry ( who she LOVES!!!) and Justin Beiber ( who she HATES..with a passion....seriously don't get the girl started on him..) Anyway since we had decided to get the birthday girl am I tunes Gift card present wrapping was required... and Serena my fledgling scrapper wanted to make her own card so I was off the hook......ya right....  Noon on the birthday day and my teary eyed 8 year old comes to me worried that her card isn't good enough ..especially since she doesn't have a "present"to bring either... Sighhhhhhhh.  So despite my talking to her and conceiving her its was from the heart and it didn't matter how it looked....I was making a "really good" card. (Did I mention I was home alone with all 4 kids and had a very needy clingy 1 year old to deal with..)  Anyway we picked out a Digi ..printed it off ..she told me what colors she wanted...even challenging me to do my first "streak" hair color... and hour  and a half later we had our card and envelope. (Coloring with clingy baby ..not easy.)

So here the card is... I totally forgot to take a picture of the Envelope..of course.... we had dolled it up to make t look like a present...and I realized afterwards I hadn't taken a picture...opps!  Anyway as I said this is a basic layers card with a couple of embellishments. I did try a couple new things on the card. First the "streak" of pink hair ..I still feel its to chunky but it looks cute. Second I felt like the white space needed something so I used an idea I saw on Linda's blog ( Sticky with Glitter) using Ranger Perfect Pearls randomly around the image.  Hope you enjoy, the supply list will be listed at the bottom of the post.

Full Card

Image Close Up

Side View

Detail Close up

Image : Make it Crafty "Zoe Celebrates" and sentiment is Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps " Birthday Lulu" ...but  I changed the "Hoopy to Happy"
Ink: Copics..sorry I didn't write them down. But skin would for sure be E000, E00, E11, E04, R20 ..Pink hair would be RV00, RV02, RV04, RV06 and Brown Hair would be E31, E33, E35, E37 .... I will try and figure out the clothes and update this for you later when the kids are asleep... Shouldn't be to hard as I only have one set of colors.
Paper: White paper is Curious Metallics Cryogen White paper, and the pattern paper is Basic Grey Two Scoops paper.
Embellishments: BoBunny Pearls and Cheese Cloth.

Thanks for joining me today I hope you enjoyed the card! Now why don't you go check out the site that inspired me for today's card . Linda ( my fellow March Kraftin' Kimmie Guest Krafty girl) her blog is   . Have a wonderful day!!!!


  1. We have the envelope if you want me to take a picture of it :) E wanted to keep it because it was SO pretty!

  2. What a Gorgeous Blog just popped over from Kit and Clowder! Loooove your Card great colours and so many Stunning Layers. Enjoy your week!