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Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Hello again my friends.  It's Wednesday and time for another Perfect Sentiment challenge.  I had a really hard time getting a good picture of this one, so forgive me if it's not so great.  I tried it on a white background and it just faded out the whole card so I had to tone it up a bit.

This week were were to design a card with any occasion sentiment we chose (must be on the front of the card).  The twist was to use this sketch. 
I turned the sketch upside down for my card and after that, it pretty much went together very easily.
One of my granddaughters is having a birthday soon and she is a dancer.  She's been dancing ever since she was very little and she's finishing up her Freshman year in High School.  I've had this stamp for awhile and thought I'd finally ink it up and design a card for her.  I cut the image out and popped her up on the background mat which is from my new Cricut cartridge - Elegant Edges.  I was challenged by our leader - Jennipher to use this now that I had it. 

Materials used for this card:
  • Image - Marci from La La Land Crafts; sentiment - Stampin Up - Year Round Cheer
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride; XPress It Copic Blending Paper
  • Designer Paper - Jodie Lee - Fairy Belle Collection
  • Ink - Memento London Fog; SU Blushing Bride
  • Cricut cartridge - Elegant Edges 
  • Ribbon - SU Pretty in Pink Taffeta
  • Doily - Martha Stewart
  • Punches - 1 1/4" round, 1 1/2" round, Martha Stewart Butterfly
  • Roses - Wild Orchid Crafts
  • SU Dimensionals and SU pearls
  • Copic markers:  B000; E30, E31, E35, E37 for hair; E50, E51, E53 for skin; G20, G24; R00, R01, R20, and R30.
Our sponsor this week is Pattie's Creations and one lucky winner will win one digital image from her store. 
Stop on by there and check out all her cute designs.

Now how about checking out the rest of the Design Team to see what they have created to inspire you.

Jenn ~ http://www.jennipherlowery. com/
Chrissy, Guest Designer ~

After you've checked them out, then grab your stamps and ink and try your hand at this one - Easy, Peasy!   Pop on over to the Perfect Sentiments Challenge and leave us a linky to your card.  You may be the big winner or your card may be chosen as one of the Perfect 3.

I am also submitting this for the following challenges: - Anything goes
Paper Sundaes - Cute
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Pastels
Craft Your Passion - Inspiration Photo

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.  Hope you have a wonderful week!


  1. This is gorgeous,love the

  2. Super cute image..LOve your colours too Margaret.

  3. Your granddaughter will just love this sweet & thoughtful card. Love the colors and the layout too. I also have that Cricut Cartridge and it is so versatile! As always, your coloring is impressive.

  4. Your caard is adorable! Your DGD will love this card. Your coloring is fantastic. I love the all pink!!

  5. what a cute card love that you were able to use your cricut on it.

  6. Hi Margaret. I love her! She reminds me of my niece who has been dancing since age 2. She is now 7 and still that baby ballerina to me. I have a question...What is the easiest way to find a Copic Marker class? Is there a group of instructors who teach, or is it best to start with a book? I love the markers, but don't color well. Any idea where I should start? Thanks.

    1. Hi Winnie. Thanks for your comment. I had someone ask me this question just yesterday. I have never taken an online class, but here is a link to Suzanne Dean's blog. She has online classes, and is a fabulous Copic's teacher. You can also visit Marianne Walker's blog at Marianne is the Guru of Copic Instructors. You can also go to Google and search for Copic You Tube videos. There are a ton of them. Hope this helps. Other than that, it's just a lot of practice.

  7. What a sweet image for this wonderfully feminine card.

  8. Your granddaughter is going to love it! That cute lil girl makes me smile.

  9. Oh now this is just too sweet...very dainty and delicate...

  10. Great job coloring! She will love this card!

  11. Such a cute image of the dancing girl!!! I am sure your granddaughter will love it a lot!!!

  12. What a perfect card for a little girl.Your granddaughter is going to love it. TFS

  13. This is such a gorgeous card!! You coloring is soo well done, and the cutting... omg Maggie. Sooo smooth around that little dancer. Your granddaughter will love this. The colors are sooo pretty and the designer paper is just perfect for this:) I always enjoy seeing your work!

  14. I love it when the sketch is used in different directions!Your image is so joyful, this is a great creation!

  15. I adore this card, Maggie! Fabulous little ballerina and I love the die cut you used for the sentiment.

  16. What a sweet card...she is adorable and perfect for a little dancer! Thanks so much for joining us this week at SSiC!!

  17. Maggie - You always have the cutest images! And then combine them with your great coloring, embellies and paper I always look forward to seeing your creation each week!


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