8/22/09

tiny dancer


It's Saturday morn...oh, what bliss! I've managed to combine two challenges today. The IC194 on SCS to be inspired by the Pylones website. This is a trendy gift manufacturer. Very mod, fun and funky. And over on the 365 Card blog, it's Layering Stamps. Well, every girl needs a jewelry box, don't you think. I was inspired by the jewelry choices on the Pylones site and decided to craft a special treasure box. Instead of trinkets, I put words of affirmations...words to encourage and uplift...just like my tiny dancer whose tutu is paper pieced from the Eva paper group (Basic Grey). The jewelry box is from Museum of Modern Rubber. I stamped it on PTI sweet blush paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used mirror paper with Jet Black Stazon. My tiny dancer is stamped on GP white cs and popped on the little pin that helps her spin. For the layering stamps challenge, I layered the encouraging words onto the jewelry box and I also used Purple Onion's vintage Damask background stamp on top of the Making Memories Sabrina paper. A sheer ribbon with hearts on the edge finishes off this pink confection!

Who wouldn't like to open up a box like this everyday and be reminded to always dream, always create, always have a wish, hold out hope, live with passion, stoke the imagination, and always, always SMILE.

Have a spin around wherever you are today!

20 comments:

Sherry said...

WOW, is all I can say. This is amazing and you know I am loving the BG papers and that ribbon is yummy.

Linby said...

oh - this card too my breath away - it is so beautiful. Well done.
Linbyx

Tasia D. said...

Gorgeous - just gorgeous. Great job on this one!

Cindy Haffner said...

Gorgeous, love that paper, and your design!

Celeste said...

What a clever idea! I love how you did this card, and envy the lucky person you give it to.

TesaB said...

Fantastic card! So creative and totally gorgeous!

Rose said...

i am speechless! (that is a RARE thing) this is one of the most fantastic cards i have seen! you are so creative and have rocked this challenge :)

Scrapaddict said...

This is amazing!

Liz Williams said...

Always love your stuff so I've nominated you for the Kreativ Blog award. You can get your copy from my blog: rightbrainmadness.blogspot.com

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is totally awesome!! You always manage to create those "special" pieces of art!!! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!!

Vicky said...

wow! this is amazing!! great job with the layering!!

Cheryl said...

What a sweet, sweet card.

Chrissie said...

Lovely card!
Chrissie

Dawn B. said...

Well look at this... I LOVE this stamp. It brings back some of the best childhood memories. I had one kind of like this. The ballerina would dance around. I wish I still had it. Great job Susan.. Super paper..

Dawn B. said...

P.S. is your son back at school yet.. I just took my girls to U of I after being here for 10 days. The house is so quiet...

Jenny S. (UK) said...

Just fabulous, as always. You inspire me daily.

~amy~ said...

good grief...you have simply outdone yourself on this one Susan...it is absolutely magnficient...teamed up with your inspiring blog post...I remember when I was younger...I use to want one of those ballerina jewelry boxes...never got one though...I know...poor me...LOL...I always enjoy your cards...You have the neatest stamps and always do a spectacular job with them Susan!

Have a super week girlfriend!

Pam said...

Fab design - love this card!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Susan, what a gorgeous card!! I have an award for you over at my Blog:
http://lovelylindascraftcentral.blogspot.com

God bless you!

Julia Aston said...

This is just wonderful Susan! I LOVE the jewelry box (I had one like that as a kid! - didn't everyone!?!?!) and your so clever and thoughtful stamping of affirming words inside is perfect! love that heart edged ribbon and pretty dp - super creative card Susan!!