Thursday, July 12, 2012

It's Your Day Doll

One of my favorite scrapbook/crafty companies is Crafty Secrets because of their shabby, vintage cuteness.  If you're not familiar with this awesome company, I would HIGHLY suggest clicking on the above link to visit their store and their inspirational blog.  They have the cutest products which are showcased beautifully on their blog.  I own a few of their adorable stamp sets, and truth be told - I would own them all if I could afford to do so.  They make darling products, and they are incredibly versatile.  They also have one of the sweetest, most caring and generous staffs I've ever encountered.  They're just an overall AWESOME company.

This week at The Shabby Tea Room Challenge Blog they are having a challenge sponsored by Crafty Secrets so I knew right away that I just had to enter.  The Shabby Tea Room is an adorable challenge blog where they inspire you to create and share your shabby, vintage, elegant creations.  This is the inspiration photo for this week's challenge:
Here is a link to their fun challenge:
http://theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/2012/07/week-122-elegance-lace.html - The Shabby Tea Room Presents a Lace and Elegance Challenge - Sponsored by Crafty Secrets

You are required to use the colors white/cream, pink, kraft and lace.  I LOVED this combination and ran with it.  I used a piece of corrugated cardboard and left it kinda "roughed up", then I touched it with some cream paint here and there.  Then, I stamped this adorable little girl from Crafty Secrets' All Dolled Up stamp set, and also stamped the costume with wings, which I colored and glittered to layer on top with 3-D adhesive tape to give it dimension.  Then, I painted and glittered a Tattered Angels Glimmer Chips mirror and put a piece of aluminum foil behind it to look like glass/reflection.  I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, tied on some of my hand-made scrunched seam binding in Pink Bubblegum, added some gems/pearls, little roses, vintage lace, trim and string of pearls at the bottom.  Here is my finished project.



I am so in love with this stamp set, but like I said - ALL of Crafty Secrets products are this cute.  You simply can't go wrong with their stuff.  It's amazing.  And like I've shared before. . . . I don't have "good markers".  This was done with my lame markers, except for the few Copics I own in flesh tones.  I'm going to make this the cover of a mini book I'm working on for my niece, Alexa.  She can put all her photos from her dance recitals in it.  SUPER CUTE. . . .don't you think?  Check out Crafty Secrets Store to see more of their wonderful products.

I'm also entering this project in the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.  Here is the link for their super fun challenge.  http://www.simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/2012/07/challenge-layered.html - Layed Projects.  I layered the girl's outfit with 3-D tape, and also layered the laces/trims.

The Ribbon Reel has a fun photo inspiration challenge right now as well.  This project fits right in with that photo and challenge as well, so I thought I would try my hand at it.  The Ribbon Reel has amazing ribbons and trims, so I would LOVE to win this.  Here is the challenge link:
http://theribbonreelchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/07/challenge-32-sweet-sparkles.html - The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog - Sweet Sparkles
I was VERY inspired by this sweet challenge.  My "heart" for the required element is on the inside of the book.  I'm sorry I didn't post a picture of the inside so that you could see it, but I promise - it's there.

Thanks for stopping by to say hello.  I look forward to visiting your blogs tonight before I fly away tomorrow afternoon.  Hope you're all having a blessed week.

My Cup Runneth Over,
Karen

21 comments:

  1. This is just terribly cute! Love all the charm this set gives. Great mirror you've created!
    Have a wonderful time on your trip!

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  2. This is so very sweet! Have a wonderful trip!

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    1. I love this, Karen! It's such a yummy color combo and that image is so sweet. Blessings and hugs!!!

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  3. Karen,

    Very cute card! Where do you find all of these challenges?

    Jana

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  4. Thank you for sharing your wonderufll card with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, love the colors hugs terry xxx

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  5. wow Karen.. what a wonderful card! Brilliant
    Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR.

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  6. Hi Karen,

    I appreciate your kind words on my blog. I enjoyed perusing yous blog pages, too. You are correct, you really can't go wrong with Crafty Secrets. Sandy is a dear. I am following your blog, as well as the challenge site. Thanks for the personal invitation.

    Blessings,
    Bev

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  7. Oh Karen this is so cute I can see why you love the stamp!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  8. What a perfect cover for a mini dance recital book!! Your niece will treasure this!! Love your take on the Shabby Tea Room challenge!!

    ~ Blessings

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  9. Beautiful, love your use of corrugated card and I love the lace. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  10. Karen,
    I just saw your sweet comment on my blog and wanted to stop by to see you and say thanks! Your card is sweet! I love how you used the corrugated cardboard as your background: It's shabby and elegant at the same time! I love Crafty Secrets too. I adore vintage images and your little doll is adorable! I am happy to follow your blog and check out your challenge blog! Thanks again,
    Kristi
    XOXO

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  11. Such a pretty vintage themed card, I love that sweet little fairy girl, and the the wonderful gesture from the corrugated card.
    Thanks for joining the ribbon reel this week!

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  12. I LOVE Crafty Secrets stamps!!! And I love your use of that little doll!!! This is so cute--and I LOVE the fabulous texture of the corrugated cardboard! Beautiful! :) Hope you have a great trip!

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  13. So pretty! I love the texture and vintage feel.

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  14. Hi Karen, I adore this sweet card you made with our doll stamp set! it's perfectly shabby & pretty
    Also, thank you for the wonderful compliments you wrote about us, you really made us feel fantastic!

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    1. I mean every word of it from the bottom of my heart!

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  15. That is such a cute project! Love the vintage feel and all the lace.

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  16. AWWWHHH adorable...........Lis

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  17. What a cute keepsakes and Gorgeous details!

    Yes my birth name is Princess and thank you for the love you left on my blog.

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    1. What a cool name! Especially knowing that your Father is the King of Kings. Praise God, and thanks for your sweet friendship as well, Princess.

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