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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.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A little Bird Told Me.........

Good Morning Everyone, Happy Wednesday....Wow the week is halfway over and its almost time for a 3 day weekend...WOOHOO!!! Before I show you my creation today I wanted to let you know some fun Inky Impressions News.... Over at our yahoo group we are now having monthly challenges with a fabulous prize. Our first challenge is one lucky participant will receive a gift certificate to the Inky store and the prize for the second challenge is you could have your card/creation on our yahoo group home page. Here is all the info this month if you want to come play along......

#1. Every month we will be having a Home Page contest with a monthly theme. This month our theme will be FLOWERS. The winner will have their card displayed for the whole month of June to greet our members every time they sign on to the group. You have till the end of May to enter this contest. Link to the June Homepage Card album.

#2. There is also another challenge during each month that will follow a theme. We will pick a theme and the winner will win a gift certificate generously donated by Nicole the owner of Inky Impressions to use at her store. Woohoo!!! The theme to work with this month is SUMMER FUN. Please upload your entry to the May Monthly Challenge album in the Photos section. The winner will be announced at the beginning of June.
Link to the May Monthly Challenge album.

Both challenges are due the last day of the month and we will pick our winners and let you know soon after.


Also............ for just joining our yahoo group you will automatically get 10% off your Inky Impressions Orders. Come join our group HERE.


For my creation today I wanted to share a card with you that I made with this darling Inky image Nickie's Birdie she is just soooo precious!! I decided to make my creation a birthday card with the sentiment on the outside a little birdie told me......it is your birthday on the inside. Hope you enjoy my creation today......


For my card today I made this to fit into the following Challenges..........

Stamp Something - two of something (two butterflies I added)

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Celebration (Birthday Card)

C.R.A.F.T. - Birthday

Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes

Pixie Dust Studios - Add a Pearl

Flutterby Wednesday - Open - but of course include a butterfly or fairy

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope everyone has a FABULOUS Wednesday!!!

Here's the Recipe

  • Image - Inky Impressions colored with copics, cut out and popped up
  • Sentiment - Misc Stamped in Stazon Black
  • Paper - Whisper White, Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride, Pale Plum, Basic Black
  • Accessories - Sewing Machine, Butterfly Punch, Lots of Pearls, Glitter Pen, and Silk Ribbon

51 comments:

Fern said...

Crystal, this is precious!!! What a sweet image and I love your pearls!! Beautiful card, sweetie!!!!

Peggy said...

Crystal your card is adorable! Thank you for playing along on Sew Many Cards challenge and we look forward to seeing more of your creations.

Patti J said...

Awww....she is just the sweetest! I love this image! Those pearls just fancy her up so perfectly! Again, you have colored her beautifully, and OMG, look at how many challenges you met! You rock!

Cindy Haffner said...

SWEET and PRECIOUS Crystal.

Tanya Rudd said...

Sigh, this is such a darling card. Love all the details, and the image is precious.
Hugs
Tanya

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

holy moly! this is gorgeous! absolutely gorgeous! love the image, love the colors and just love those swirls!

GOR-G-US!!!!

~Jeri~ said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Your stitching is awesome and love the pearls. The colors look great together! Stunning and amazing work!!

Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges!

Always Playing with Paper said...

This is so sweet! Love all your details and your colouring!
Smiles,
Lesley :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Super sweet and GORGEOUS Crystal!!! Love the pearl treatment and the fabbo colors!!! I'm so jealous of your sewed edges :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Debbie said...

This is Just gorgeous Crystal Love the pretty colours,thanks for playing along with ASFOS this week,Hugs Debbie x

Kerri said...

WOW, girl this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love your fabulous stitching!!! Isn't it addicting!?! I always feel like my projects are missing something without it now. Those flourishes are gorgeous, and I love the colors and that bow! Just an all around gorgeous creation!!!

Marlene said...

Precious is the perfect word to describe this card! So cute, too!

Teri said...

This is such a pretty card Crystal! I love the colours and those pearls are to die for! Gorgeous!

Teri xx

Allison said...

Loving the color choices today and the pretty pearls!

Trimgym said...

Great cards, thank you for joining us on our blogaversary challenge and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Cat said...

What a sweet card! Love the lavendar and swirly pearls! Thanks for joining us this week at Pixie Dust! I’m having a “Count the Pearls” Contest on my blog
Here You could win a digi from the new “Pearl” Collection!

Julia Aston said...

This card is so pretty and sweet Crystal!

Deb Neerman said...

Omigosh, how adorable! LOVE this, Crystal ... such a sweet image and I love how you colored her.

Looks like you caught the challenge bug, lololol ... it's so addicting!

Sending hugs, Sweetie!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is just so super sweet, Crystal! Love it!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Just perfect and so much fun!! I sure wish I had the time to "play along" ... one day hopefully I'll get caught up and when I do ... I'll be giving these wonderful Inky images more of my love! In the meantime, I'll be depending on you to keep me inspired!!

Kim Yu said...

Oh so sweet, Crystal! Nickie is as sweet as can be! Great coloring! Loving your stitches!

Basement Stamper said...

Love the pearl additions on this card, makes it so elegant!

1LuvnMama said...

How wonderful! Luv the double looped ribbon and the color combo is gorgeous together! Great job Crystal!

Diane said...

Oh Crystal,she's so adorable! Love those swirls pearls!!
Gorgeous card!!!

Lori said...

Hi Crystal! Thanks so much for coming to visit me : ) I LOVE reading your comments! I am FINALLY here to see you again!

I adore this card. Such beautiful embellies - LOVE the pearls n swirls and my fav 'flying creature' is def butterflies :) Of course, all the Inky images are adorable! Your stitching is perfect...you must do this a lot!

Well, I do have two stamps from Inky Impressions, maybe I can squeeze a card in for the yahoo group :)

Nice to 'see' ya. Have a wonderful second half to this crazy week!!!

Love and hugs ~
Lori

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Crystal isn't that image precious a real delight and I love those pearls and butterflies this is so lovely

Hugs
Lorraine x

coldwaters2 said...

Its me again Crystal I get so carried away with the beauty of the card that I forgot to say thank you for joining our challenge at SMC this week lol....Thank you
Hugs
Lorraine x

Tracy said...

Awww she's so cute, love the bow, and loving the overall design of this gorgeous creation.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh Crystal what a fabby card! Love everything about it ... those gorgeous swirls, amazing bow, all that sewing and of course your cute image!
I keep forgetting that we're off on Monday!
:o)

Karen B. said...

Such a pretty card, I love the purple bow! I've been seeing your name in comments fields on people's blogs that I visit and decided to stop over. So glad I did, you do absolute wonders with digital images! And your coloring-very inspiring! Thanks so much!

Angelwood said...

Crystal, this is just so pretty! I love yellow and purple together - I have to try that combo. Beautiful image and love those pearls and the pretty bow! Awesome work as always!!! hugs, Angela

jdmommy said...

I love the soft purple and yellow you used on this card!! Such an adorable image! You always color so well....and that ribbon is gorgeous with it! WOW!

Annette Bowes said...

GORGEOUS Crystal, so beautifully coloured! Love all your beautiful neat stitching! Fantastic bow and pearl swirls, have a fantastic 3 day weekend, take careX:)

Grace said...

Oh Crystal this is sooo adorable!!! I love how you colored this sweet image!!! Perfection I'd say!!!

Jodi said...

Crystal she is just too cute! Love the cute sentiment and great colors you chose!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Pam S. said...

so sweet Crystal...love these colors together! so weird for me because I don't like yellow! lol I've colored it twice lately!
Your Nickie is adorably colored and designed...cool bling there too!
Pam Going Postal

Maria Matter said...

oh WOW Crystal, this is gorgous!!! Love the colors and all the pretties you've added!
Take care!
Hugs & Blessings!

Tammy said...

WOW Crystal this is absolutely gorgeous!! What a sweet image!! I LOVE the colors you used and all of your stitching is fantastic!!
Hugs, Tammy

Joan Ervin said...

This is sooo pretty, Crystal...such a super sweet image and just look at all your fabulous details!!!! The ribbon, pearls, sewing...everything is sooo absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Jaspere said...

This is precious. Love the ribbon and just the right Pixie touch.

Dot Scrap said...

oh wauw your card is just amazing. Love everything about it. The colors are so wonderful. Love the image and your coloring. Lot´s of fantastic details.
Thank you so much for joining us at Stamp Something this week.
Dorte aka dot-scrap

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is just darling Crystal!! I just love sweet Nikki and your purple bow!! Love the pearls and your design!! Great coloring and design gf!! Love it!!
Have a great day!!
hugs,
Chris

I will miss chatting with you today.

Dawn B. said...

This is so precious Crystal.. I love all these sweet images. Your photography is amazing on your cards.. It is always so clear...Great job.. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Catharina Norberg Skjørvold said...

Lovely card! So cute! Love the colours!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh how super gorgeous is this? I love that stamp and the papers you have matched her with are perfect! Kim

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow Crystal, your card is so cute! I love the layout and the way you tied your bow. Very pretty card. Great job!
Hugs,
Cabio

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is just precious. I like the springy colors and your flourished jewels.

itsabrt said...

Crystal this is astounding! Beth

chriswooten57 said...

I just started a first time ever blog. I found you today and joined. Love your work. I am new at paper crafting only been doing it about 5 months now.

come visit me. I am giving away cartridges to try to grow my blog

Chris
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

OMGosh! This is just so CUTE! Great color combo adorable image and great details!!

paola said...

This is real cute, love the pearl details, thanks for joining us at ASFOS
smiles
Paola