Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Twinkle, Twinkle & A Little Monster

This is my second post for today.  Please scroll down one to see my 
Creative Inspirations Paints wedding card.

Hello to the new faces I see on the sidebar, and people who signed up to get email updates!  So nice to have you here.  I really appreciate your time.  :-)

I spent a lovely hour of stamping today with my 10 year old.  Each of us created something I'd like to share with you.

I combined some challenges to make mine:

I brought out my box of scraps to create this.  These sat before me until something pleasing materialized.  It took a while. ;)

The stars are from the new Unity goodies I received in the mail the other day.  I ADORE this set, Twinkle Twinkle.  The sentiment is part of it, too.

To me, this could be a baby card OR a 'love you' card for just the right grown up or teenager.

I really did do some embossing on here, promise!  It was hard to photograph.  I used a frame around the patterned paper portion, and then embossed this little heart.  I realize it's not the focal point of the card, but I really wanted to incorporate some embossing so I could play at Papercraft Star.  (-:

My daughter's card is just too stinkin' cute, if you ask me.  She came up with the idea all on her own.  I bought Fright Night from Unity, and it has this damask-patterned pennant banner stamp in it.  She looked at it and said, "Those could be teeth for a monster."  And thus, a rosy-cheeked monster card was born.

She wants to give this to her aunt, whose birthday is on Halloween.  Inside, she has a birthday sentiment.

Because of those embossed rosy cheeks, I'll enter her card with Papercraft Star, too.  And I'm also placing this in the DYSU challenge, 'Inspired by a Movie' -- "Monsters, Inc." of course!! (oh darn!  I missed the deadline on this.  :-(

Thanks for joining both of us today!

Star Gazing Card:
Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Twinkle Twinkle - Unity
Paper: Crumb Cake, Bella Bleu & green pattern - SU; Old World Stack - DCWV
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: cream lace - Hero Arts; taupe satin ribbon - Michael's
Other: Big Shot; Bricked, Fleur de Lis and Vines Frame embossing folder - Sizzix; Heart-to-Heart punch - SU

Purple Monster Card:

Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Fright Night - Unity; Teeny Tiny Wishes - SU
Paper: Perfect Plum, Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black - SU
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Other: 1/2", 1" circle, small oval punches - SU; Big Shot; Square Lattice embossing folder - SU


Marisa said...

Cute monster :) Love the rosey cheeks! Lovely use of the dangling hearts and lace on yours. Great mother/daughter time too :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Both of these cards are AWESOME!!!!

LeAnne said...

How wonderful to be able to craft with your daughter---and what a creative mind she has, too! Of course, she's YOUR daughter! Both cards are wonderful....I love your sentiment too!

Anonymous said...

Oh how fun to be able to "play" together! I thought of braces on the monster's teeth! Too funny! Love your card with that rich lace and all! Love that sentiment. Gotta go check that out!

Chris R. from Iowa

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun couple of cards -- can't beat THAT quality time together!

Martha Herrera said...

I love your daughter's card! I'm sure her aunt is going to love it.
And your card is a beauty. The sentiment is perfect for those hanging stars!

Martha H.

Lisa Elton said...

Your twinkle stars are so cute Colleen, delightful card! And about Miss Kerry...she has a good eye! Her card is frightfully CUTE!!!

Unknown said...

Absolutely STUNNING "twinkle" card!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal!

Emily Keaton said...

K's card is fabulous! Her little monster came together perfectly. I love those banner teeth and the rosy cheeks. So much fun!!

And isn't your Twinkle, Twinkle card adorable? I'm so glad you are giving your new Unity some love. Sounds like you are having so much fun!

Sylvia said...

I love your embossed card, Colleen, such a lovely card! and your daughters card is so cute! Thanks for joining us this week in the celebration of the 2nd Anniversary of the Papercraft Star Blog! Hope you join us tomorrow!

Jennifer said...

Love, love, love the Twinkle, Twinkle lcard. Precious! Can't wait to stamp with my little Sophie...please tell your daughter her card is absolutely fab!

nwilliams6 said...

These are special Colleen. I love the star one - that little saying has been a fav of mine since I was 5 and had to say it at a recital. Great sketch to go with it. Your daughter's card is just the coolest! How sweet she thought to plan ahead and make a card! Wow - I am so jealous of your mother daughter time - I get so little of it now that my girls have grown so much!! Hugz!!!!

Benzi said...

A crafter in the making..super you have a daughter to share your love of crafting. Kerry made a super card and I LOVE those teeth.

Your card has some wonderful details and is sooooo pretty.

Unknown said...

These both look great. That second card just makes me smile..

Linda Callahan said...

These cards are adorable! And how cute that your daughter is a stamper in the making - well on her way already~

Jinny Newlin said...

Super, stinkin' cute! LOVE them both to pieces ;)!

Unknown said...

AW, that baby card is just too darn cute!! The sentiment is absolutely darling, where did you get it? Great how you paired it with the whimsical starred background. just lovely!

Basement Stamper said...

Great cards! I adore the baby one, so soft and sweet.

Bonnie said...

Those little stars and the sentiment are just too cute, Colleen! What an adorable card! And your daughter is as talented as her mom. How cute! Her Aunt will cherish it I'm sure.

Denise Marzec said...

Oh my goodness, the colors on your card are BEAUTIFUL!!....very beachy...and I love beachy!

Your daughters card is so FUN, too! Love it!

♥Jan♥ said...

Kerry - those little cheeks made me laugh ! Great idea !!
Colleen - embossed hearts always made me think of "extra" love, I always try to give my hearts texture cause that is how I feel.

I am soooooo glad you played along with my embossing challenge at Papercraft Star this week - always good to have you, Colleen, and Kerry, I hope to see more of you !!

Sleepy Stamper said...

Colleen your card is beautiful and the heart is so elegant! The color combo is stunning!

Kerry your card is so creative! What a great eye you have to see teeth in the banner! Perfect card for a Halloween Birthday!

Thank you both for joining us in the "embossing" challenge at the Papercraft Star!


JenMarie said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!

Leslie Miller said...

Your daughter is a stamping star! This is just too cute. I never would have thought to turn the pennants into teeth. Love it!

Suzanne said...

What a gorgeous card, Colleen! I love the stars and that sentiment. Kerry's card is great too! Thanks for joining us at Ribbon Carousel this week!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

COL! Your card is just GORGEOUS! Love the shabby vintage chic feel---love the entire card! And Kerry's card--oh my! I LOOOOOOOOVE it! She is super talented:) SOOOO fun and creative!

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