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I have been stamping and scrapbooking for the past 10 years. It is my favorite hobby and I sure do miss it when life gets way too busy. I have 3 amazing children, and a wonderful, supportive husband.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Inky News and a Happy Birthday Creation!!!

Good Morning Everyone, Happy Sunday.....!!! Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.....First I wanted to let you know that Inky Impressions is having a NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP this coming Wednesday....Mark your sure are going to LOVE these new images!!!! I am so000000 looking forward to see what our talented Inkettes create for the hop and there will also be a fabulous prize up for grabs....!!!

I wanted to share a creation I made for my daughter. My sweet girl will be 11 years old tomorrow....WOW where does the time go??? She is at the pre-teen stage where I had to think hard on what to make her. So I decided to go with this cute darling Inky girl, Fairy LiLi. I wanted to make her something hip but pretty!!! Her Favorite stamp company are these sweet girls, so I just knew I had to use one of these cuties!!! I also made her a tin full of her favorite chocolates!! I just LOVE these tins you can find at your local Target, they are only $1.oo and I have them in SOOO many colors and styles....They are just perfect to grab and make a cute little gift for someone!!! Hope you enjoy my creation today and I hope she just loves it!!!

I also wanted to share a picture of my dd!!! For those who have never seen her!!!!

Don't mind me I look tired and exhausted probably a long night stamping...LOL!!!!! Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope everyone has a wonderful day!!!

My card fits into the following Challenges....

Flutter By Wednesday

Crafty Ann - To make something for someone special

Polly Craft - Sparkling Things

Cute Card Thursday - Dimensions

Creative Card Crew - Getting Dotty

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Flower Power

Busy Little Hands - Cut by Hand

Here's the Recipe

  • Image - Inky Impressions - Stamped in Momento Ink, Colored with copics, added bling, cut out and popped up
  • Sentiment - Inky Impressions - Stamped in Stazon Ink
  • Paper - Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Grey Pink, Misc Polka Dotted Scraps
  • Accessories - Black Pearls, Oval Nesties, White Roses from Michaels, Black Ribbon, Making Memories Guitar, SU Oval Punch, SU Scallop Punch, White Pearls, Stickles


Mephisto said...

Wow, thats a wonderful creation hun!
And a lovely picture :-)


Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi crystal! :) what a beautiful set!! I love these colors together and I just adore that picture of you and your daughter!! how fun! you both look fabulous dahlinks...heehehee Have a great sunday!!

Tracy said...

I just know your lovely daughter will love the creations you've made her Crystal as they are so gorgeous. Fab colours and the image is adorable too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

well i see where she gets her looks from! both of you are gorgeous!! wow!

and her card and can are gorgeous too! i think every princess loves black & pink. i know i do and i'm definitely a princess! oh wait! i've passed that! i'm a queen now - lol.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the beautiful princess!

hugs :)

Cindy Haffner said...


Amy Johnson said...

What a sweet birthday card! I love the guitar accent! The picture of the two of you is so sweet too!

Chrissie said...

What a gorgeous card and prezzie Crystal!
I'm sure your DD is going to LOVE this (fabulous picture, by the way!)
Thanks so much for joining in with Crafty Ann's challenge.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Cute picture of you and DD. :0)
That card is darling and I like the little guitar in the corner. hee hee

Allison said... all the drama with the black! I have decided to embrace all these "looking tired" pics of me and my kids. I think it just proof of how great a mom I am! Ha!

Gwen said...

Your little fairy card is wonderful. Great little image. Thanks for playing along with the SMC Challenge this week. I'll forward your link to Sarabeth so you will be entered for prizes.


Ann Whitfield said...

This is wonderful! Your DD is sure to love it and I'm delighted that you shared it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Happy Birthday to your DD!!! Very cute! I love that you used black with a fairy image...hadn't thought of that but it does keep it "hip" and not too little girlish. Love it! PS: My DD is 11 too!

Pili mtz said...


coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Crystal this is just totally fabulous or in keeping with the talk of teens today 'cool' and such things lol...I bet your daughter loved this so much especially as her own mum created these special somethings. I love that picture of you both you really look a lot alike another special to treasure thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty Ann's
Lorraine x

Anne said...

Gorgeous card, love how you've sneaked in a guitar at the bottom! Thanks for sharing the card and your lovely daughter with us at Crafty Ann's. Hugs x

Danni said...

Ohhhhh...a new release!! Yippie!!
Gorgeous creations! Love the color choices! And what a sweet photo!!

iReneM said...

Wow, a fantastic card and tin, Crystal!!
Your lovely daughter is sure to 'approve' ... fab colours and design ... and a gorgeous image.
Thank you for joining in with Crafty Ann's Challenge.

Irene (GD)

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh my Crystal...what a great card and an even better picture of you and your daughter. Moments like these should be cherished.

Kimberly's Krafts said...

Wow Crystal! I think you definatly achieved the something Kool and hip for her card!! Great creation my friend! I love the image....your coloring, of course...and the color combo! What a great card honey! I am sure she will LOVE it! Very nice!! :)

Thanks for sharing that pic of the two of you!! I saved it to my computer!! :) She is just as lovely as her mama!! Tell her happy birthday for me!
I hope you have enjoyed your weekend. I am going to hang out with my son and his girlfriend tonight. Wrestlemania! :)
Miss you and hope we can talk soon.

Big Hugs

Kerri said...

Awww, that is a great picture!!! I love her birthday set! The black/white/pink color combo is fabulous, and your card is gorgeous!!! I hope she has a wonderful birthday!

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous gift set Crystal!! That image is adorable and I LOVE the colors! Such a sweet photo too!
Hugs, Tammy

Sammi said...

Awesome creation Crystal - I'm SURE she will absolutely LOVE it!! :D
What a lovely photo of the two of you! Thanks for sharing it!! :D

ps. looking forward to the blog hop!!

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh, I love your fabulous birthday set!
Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh Crystal, I think she'll love it. Love the pic of you two. I love that guitar at the bottom. Thank you for your super sweet comments always on my blog. Oh I love them so much.

Angelwood said...

This is just gorgeous, Crystal! Great layout and I love this color combo - Fairy Lili is looking toooo cute!

Lovin that pic of you and your daughter! How cute are the two of you :0) hugs, Angela

jen said...

Very sweet! I'm sure your daughter will love both! Wish her a happy birthday!!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Crystal, it's such a sweet card. Love the funky style. Fun and cute. Also, thanks for sharing the sweet picture of your DD :o)

Nikki Schmaltz said...

What a perfect card your sweet daughter. Beautiful layout and love that bit of bling!

Kristen said...

This is gorgeous!!!!She will love it!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Happy Birthday to your dear daughter Crystal!! Love this card you created and I am sure she will too!! Love the coloring, details, design and that guitar. Awesome card!!
big hugs,

Love your picture!!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What an adorable creation for you DD!! She's going to LOVE it Crystal! You are so dang clever!!

Wow, she looks more like you everyday!! She's really growing up Mom!! My grandbaby Morgan will be 18 on Tuesday!! Birthdays everywhere! What fun!! Have a wonderful time celebrating her BIG DAY!! Tell I said "Happy Birthday"!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

What a sweet card, and fab photo of you and DD. Hope she had a wonderful bday!

1LuvnMama said...

You ROCKED this Crystal! :) Rock, get it? :) Luv that guitar charm . . . good luck on your challenges!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Crystal, what a lovely card and what a beautiful daughter you have. I am sure that her gifts went down a treat. Thanks for joining in with Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog this fortnight. We hope to see you back again in the future. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Peggy said...

I love pink & black! Great job. I'm sure your daughter will love it.

Beryl said...

A gorgeous card for a gorgeous young lady.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's challenge.
Beryl xx

Deb said...

beautiful card and what a fabulous mother and daughter pic, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx