Thursday, October 13, 2011

All Things Girly Girl!

Good Morning everyone. Hold on to your hats, yes pun intended, sorry. Today's Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge - #20 Girly Girl, is to go girly-glorious on your paper craft. Please don't forget to leave some love for the other ladies on the DT, they work so hard and are forever impressing the heck out of me.

I used Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge - Recipe #40 Sketch. I took a lot of liberty with their sketch to keep with my Shabby Chic feel, but it is honestly their sketch.

And how about this awesome LMM - Melba Flora image from the Hatter's Combo. I just LOVE these hatters, and it just seemed so Shabby-luscious to me.

Ticket Freebie Digi - When the Scrap Hits the Fun
Milk Carton SVG - Kerry's Paper Crafts
Rolled Rose SVG - Paper Scissors Ink
Corner Flourish SVG - My Time to Craft
Tip Top Tuesday - #55 Designer Paper & Make Your Own Flowers (SU paper and flower svg)

Submitted for the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge - Recipe #40 Sketch
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - #133 So Distressing (all edges distresses in Broken China)
Truly Scrumptious - #67 Distressing
One Stop Craft Challenge - #152 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Get In Shape (My 3 Shapes: doily, ticket and flourish)

Unrelated Personal Note: You know how they say things happen for a reason?

Last year my kids and I were devastated when our family cat unexpectedly passed away. It was the children's first experience with death, and started a lot of questions for them.

Last week my husband's grandmother passed away. Although my kids had only met their Great-Nana on a few occasions, they understood the gravity of the loss especially as it pertained to their Nana. My daughter even told her Nana over the phone that "I would be sad forever if I lost my Mommy, so I know how sad you are Nana" and promised her a humungous hug when they met next.

More then anything, they understood that death was permanent, which made it all the more clear to them why Nana and Daddy were so sad. Although I hate that we lost our beautiful cat, and the my Nana-In- Law, the death certainly taught my kids an important life lesson and taught them empathy.

Any way, it meant a sad and very buys week for us having to go out of town unexpectedly. Which is why I was so late in commenting on everyone's blogs.


Ira said...

That is such a wonderful gift set! And that little Charleston image is supersweet. Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comment, I so appreciate this! Greetz from the Netherlands, Ira

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Adorable gift set!! Love all the fabulous detail and touch of sparkle!! Anyone would love to receive this!!

Arabella said...

This is absolutely beautiful Stephanie and girlie perfection! I love the key you have added to the card!

Sorry to hear about your husband's grandmother passing away, but how lovely to hear your daughter say that to her Nana!


pinky said...

Love your take on our sketch, really cute. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.


Gorgeous duo! Prayers for you and your family! Hugs! Leah Ann

Marlene said...

Your projects are always impressive, and this one is no exception. Gorgeous!

I'm so sorry to hear about your hubby's grandma. :(

Cleota said...

Someone is getting a great gift! This is fantastic. Love the colors and all the flowers! Lovely.

Tracy said...

Hi Stephanie! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and giving me such a warm welcome. I'm thrilled to be guesting for Barbara this month. I love the projects you created for the challenge. Those little hatters really are cute. :-) Hugs! Tracy

Lisa M said...

Beautiful and lusciously elegant card. Wonderful contrast of colors and that is a great sketch.
Your story was very touching and my condolences for your loss. Sounds like you have truly well rounded and loving children.

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
And remember, if you have a TIP you’d like to share with us crafters, just write it up in your post and then add TIP by your entry name and you’re eligible for the TOP TIPPER PRIZE as well.
Lisa xx

...just Barbara said...

Ooooo, gorgeous!! Love the blues and the layout is fabulous - love all those swirls, flowers and the key too. :D The gift box is great!

Sorry to hear about your losses and I'm glad you were able to find some good out the order events. Sending hugs to you and your family.

Michelle B. said...

Beautiful projects, I love the papers and the bright color! Your placement of embellies are perfect! Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday!

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful card and project! really love the colours my favourite too! Sorry to hear about your families loss!

Thanks 4 joining us this week @ Top Tip Tuesday for our use Designer Papers with the Optional Extra to make your own Flowers, Don't forget you can enter our challenges up to 3 times, and if you make your own Flowers add GD for a chance to win a GD spot! I hope you can come and play again soon, Hugs Samantha

Suzanne said...

really nice, colouring great thanks for joining us this week at stamptacular

LaJanette said...

This is oh so so pretty in blue! I am loving the use of the DP and how awesome are those flowers! Your coloring is also such a great feature on this card along with the ton of great details; totals to a FAB gift set:0)

So sorry to hear about your loss; but makes me think about how kids can be so young and yet still be able to embrace so many different feelings.

Thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday:0)


Shirl said...

So sad when you loose someone so close to you.

Have a little story to tell which might cheer you up ...

My granddaughter lost her great nan (Nanny-Bob she called her) when she was only about 2 and she didn't truly understand.

When she was not quite 4 she lost her cat Arnie (he was run-over by a car), but mummy told her that Arnie was now a star in the sky.

She stayed over with me one weekend and we were looking out the window at the stars in the sky when she mentioned Arnie was one of those stars.

I commented that Nanny-Bob was also a star in the sky.

Well, she looked at me with quite a troubled face and then asked when Nanybob had been run-over.

Isn't it adorable how a child's mind works ... so innocent.

Anyway hope this cheers you all up and such beautiful projects you have made with Melba Flora.

Hugs Shirley x x

Donna said...

Wow this is beautiful! Gorgeous colouring and beautiful papers used. hugs Donna x

Lisa aka Myran said...

This is so cute Stephanie! Lovely soft colors and such a sweet girl. Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)