Yep, it's been one of those weeks already. And still so much to do before Thursday.
Today's card was inspired by Jen del Muro. I didn't realize until I searched for Jen's website that she is one of my favorite people at SCS. You can see Jen's gallery of creativity HERE. I always think girly-girl when I see Jen's cards, though they aren't necessarily all pink and frills. Maybe it's her smile.
In the Summer 2009 issue of Paper Creations Magazine, Jen showed us the Inner Princess. She used several shades of pink CS, paired with dotted patterned paper and scalloped edges to make an adorable 'princess' card any little girly girl would love to receive for her birthday. The sentiment, from Elzybells Art Stamps (closed in 2010 but may be found on eBay) proudly encourages to 'celebrate your inner princess'. I kept pretty much everything about Jen's layout the same. She did use a ribbon and bow on the bottom rectangle (below the circle) and 3 pink baubles to the bottom right corner. Since this card is going to my Granddaughter, Abigail, I chose to leave those things off and keep it simple. She turns ONE on the 13th and we know how they like to rip into things then put the pieces in their mouth.
I've always called her my little cupcake. So I chose the cupcake stamp from Studio G. The sentiment is actually part of a 3-stamp wedding set I bought at $Tree several years a go. But any birthday is a BIG DAY for a child. The cupcake and sentiment are stamped in SU Chocolate Chip. Then I colored in the cupcake swirl with a Brown perma marker and the cherry with Red. For the cupcake liner, I used a Pastel Pink.
The papers and the 'ribbon' trim are from SU - DP Ice Cream Parlor and the CS is ValuCS - Garden
collection. The .card will be a couple days late for her birthday, but then so will Grandpa and I