Saturday, April 17, 2010

Birthday Magnolia

A few challenges on this card today. I paper pieced her outfit. The pack of paper has tags, and I used the tags to get some different fun patterns for the clothes. Looks like her cheeks need to be blended better. I also ran out of room for my sentiment. I grabbed that swirl punch at Joann's last week. Thought it looks so cool, I'd add another row on the top of my pink sheet. Didn't like it so much afterwards.
JUGS-Pink, Green, Lavender, and yellow-optional. I thought this paper line, Angelee from The Angel Company was perfect for this challenge.
Just Magnolia-Sketch.
Cute Card Thursday-Touchy Feely-texture. I added flowers, embossed the nesties, and a fun trim.
ABC-Sparkle.
Flutterby-Open Challenge.

Working on scrapbook pages still too. These are of Gabi's dance recital last year. She's not overly pleased with these two pages. The Best Friends page was for her baton class, and she said it was "Too Green!" Um, kiddio, you're wearing green and black! Kids! I'm sure she'll appreciate it more in a few years! I used my Cricut to cut out the title. That black sheet is covered in glitter. I found those papers at Target. They have some fun colors. I used a silver sheet on the page below.
The ballet page is beautiful, as far as I'm concerned! She wanted me to use a purple sheet instead of the blue that was in the K and Co paper pack. But the photos looked prettier with the blue. (I think it was because it pulled out her eye color.) I will get good used out of this pack of papers, as all of her costumes this year will be black and white. I found this pack at a scrapbook store, but also saw it at Michael's in the wedding scrapbook area.
My friend took these photos of Gabi, and they turned out so good. She has three boys, so she doesn't get to play with girly photos too often.
Gabi was in Swan Lake at the recital last year. They have one big ballet dance during the recital, and a few classes are part of it. Her group was Russia, I think. Her costume was so pretty! I loved this costume. Made her seem like she was a little flower blooming out of her costume. I snapped some photos of her at the recital with friends, and will make a page with it. But these photos were too pretty not to make a page of them too!
I'm adding big photos of the Swan Lake pages, because my family hasn't seen these photos yet. Also, so I can let my friend see how pretty they turned out in a scrapbook page. Didn't she do a great job on those pictures?! Can I say again, how much I just love these photos?!
Thanks for stopping by.
Supplies: TAC paper, PTI and SU cardstock, perfect plum ink, Magnolia stamp, stickles, nesties, Blossoms and butterfly DCWV stack, K and Co stack, primas, Jolee's flowers, Martha punch,

15 comments:

Sparkle said...

What lovely projects! I love your green layout!

Barb said...

Beautiful work, Anna! LOVE the ballet page... the title is perfect :)

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful creations
Lisa ;)

Tammi said...

I think the swirls look fantastic on your beautiful card...and wow, amazing pics, Gabi looks like a princess...you do such pretty pages Anna!

Sue Lelli said...

Your JUGS card is pretty! Love that swirl punch. I saw it last week and convinced myself I had enough punches but now I may have to buy it!!!

Kim said...

Cute card. Love the paper piecing and the soft colors. Your friend took some amazing photos of Gabbi. She looks so grown up and beautiful!!! Great pages!!!

Danni said...

How clever to use the tags! Gorgeous card and fabulous layouts! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!! (still so good to see you creating and sharing!)

debbies said...

Gabi looks so mature in those pictures and that has always been one of my fav Tildas!

Maria Levine said...

Lovely card and fabulous layouts! Thanks so much for playing along with Just us Girls this week.

Stampin' Pam said...

Wow - love your Magnolia - your coloring is divine and the image is just sO cute as is the card. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week. We appreciate the support. :-)

Lisa Kind said...

Love your JUGs color challenge card, but I also love your scrap pages. Especially the ballet pages! Thanks for playing our JUGs challenge!

Kimberly S said...

What a great card and some wonderful layouts you've created! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Flutter By Wednesday! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Both your card & scrapped pages are wonderful! That bling looks so divine on your card. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls :)

Jane said...

Love the colours on your card, so gorgeous and love the punched details. Gorgeous layouts too! thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia, hugs, Jane xxx

TinaB said...

your card and pages are stunning xx