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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Queen for the Day

Hi blogging friends! Well, we are half way through the work week - woohoo!  I taught class last night at Paper Pickle.  It was a great group of ladies, I even had 2 gals that this was their very first time ever stamping!  Do you remember the first time you made a card?  Like when you embossed, and your image transformed from the dull look of the powder to the shiny image - how cool was that? (That's what sold me into buying my first stamping supplies - I was just amazed of the outcome after you heat set it). Well, these ladies did a fantastic job, they were thrilled with what they made.  At the end of class they even asked when the next one was! I always bring my Bella samples that I've done to show my class, and one gal (Jolene) bought one of my cards - that was nice! Thanks Jolene!

Then I came home and made this card.  Yes burning the midnight oil once again. I pulled out this cute set from Emily's release in January.  Need to get some of these images coloured up before I get my new rubber from last weeks release.  This cutie is called Queen Millie.  she comes with her mate King Milo. (maybe I'll colour him next).

Millie was stamped on bella's bestest paper using black memento.  I then pulled out my copics to colour her and a bit of pencil for shading.  I dusted around her using versamagic grapefruit and pixie dust.
Dies used were circle, blossom and ribbon tag.  I also used a new m-bossibilities - love the new size of these embossing folders.  This one is called Elegance.

This stamp set also comes with 3 different sentiments.  I'm using 'queen for a day'. DP is from basic grey, but not sure of the name, I used scraps from my scrap bin.

Finished off with some polka dot ribbon from papertrey ink, prima yellow rose and the greenery was punched using Martha Stewart punches.  And of course a queen must have all the glitz, so added 3 rhinestones to her crown and lots of glitter on her dress and flower.

Do you have your challenge card done yet?  If not, you still have time. Our theme is Easter/spring.  You can then either email Emily your card by thursday night, or upload it on SCS using the keyword BELLARIFFIC1212.  Just by playing along you have a chance to win $20 in bella bucks.

Okay this babe, is tired and heading to bed.  Thanks for stopping by, see you on Friday!


Dana White said...

Oh I remember the first stamping party I went to - wasn't going to get into it YEAH RIGHT I think there were 4 of us at the show & it was VERY successful for the host!
This is so sweet - I love how this set comes with 3 sentiments and you can separate the images

Kerri said...

That was sometime the card..this for sharing

Leslie Miller said...

This would be such a cute birthday card! It's so pretty! Funny, embossing is what got me hooked on stamping, too. Someone showed me how it worked and that was all it took. I used to emboss everything. What a fun trip it has been!

Leslie said...

My first card ever? Oh yes, I remember it well! :) Queen Millie looks very regal with her crown jewels and sparkly gown! Love the flower and greenery and I'm amazed by your shading around the images - mine never looks like that! :)