Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Kelsey's Birthday Card

July 7th is my older granddaughter's 10th birthday. OMG! She'll be in double digits! I simply cannot tell you how old that makes me feel. But it would be something on the order of ancient, OK? Anyway, Kelsey was born prematurely, but grabbed life by the throat, and she hasn't let go! She is cute, intelligent, athletic, musical, a voracious reader, (hence the card I made for her), loving, and deeply sensitive. She is quite the kid, let me tell you. Now I am not saying she is perfect; like all children she does have her issues. But she is a special little girl, who is growing up so fast it scares her grandma!

I bought the Saturated Canary "Books and Bedhead" image a few months ago. In March to be exact. I knew when I saw it that I would have to use it for Kelsey. This girl reads. All the time. 24/7. Yes, yes, she does. Oh, OK, no, she does not. But she reads a lot. An awful lot. She goes to bed at night and reads for quite a while before turning out her light. So this image is perfect for her. And I expect that the Create with TLC sentiment is perfect for her, too! (If Kelsey is anything like I was as a kid, she'd be reading instead of cleaning. Oh, who am I trying to fool. I still like to read instead of clean!)

I am so happy that I got Photoshop Elements 10! I was able to scale the size of my images to suit my purposes! Kewl! I printed "B&B" on Cryogen CS. I printed the sentiment on Stampin' Up CS. The patterned paper is from the Bo Bunny "of Liberty Collection", which was chosen to meet a couple of card challenges. I used white SU CS, red DCWV CS, Martha Stewart baker's twine, a Tim Holtz Adage Ticket, some Wild Orchid items (flowers, pins, and a heart stem), a bit of netting from Joann's, a Spellbinder's classic heart die, and a Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco B die. I accented the image and heart sentiment with Ranger Distress Ink, Tsukineko Versa Magic Ink, SU ink, and Copic Opaque White. I added Glossy Accents to the eyes and lips of "B&B" and to the light bulb. The image was colored with Copics: YR20, Y0000, Y21, Y23, Y26, R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, BV02, BV04, BV08, C0, C1, EE0000, E000, E00, E11, E13, E30, E31, E35, E40, E41, E42, E43.

So there you have it. A card for a 10-year old. Sigh...

I am entering this card into the following:

Saturated Canary Red, White And Blue Challenge 
CMC Big Hair Challenge
Outlawz Greeting Your Country Party Challenge
Simon Says Sporty/Patriotic Challenge
Oozak Bright Colors Challenge
Love to Create Stars & Stripes Challenge
MarkerPop Fur/Hair Challenge

I'll be back for sure at the end of the week, as our TLC blog hop starts on Sunday. Hope you are all keeping as cool as possible in this blessed heat!




46 comments:

  1. WOW- this is gorgeous! Your coloring is fabulous! Love all of the fun embellishments-I am loving the Sat Canary images!

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    1. Thanks so much, Shelly! I love the SC images, too! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  2. Lovely coloring! SUPER gorgeous flower arrangement! I know your granddaughter will LOVE this card! :D Thanks for playing at The Outlawz!

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    1. Thanks so much, Trina! :^)
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      Penny

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  3. What a gorgeous card! I just love the Saturated Canary images! You id a beautiful job with this card. It is truly stunning!
    Hugs,
    Marie XX

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    1. Why, thank you, Marie! I love the SC images, too! :^)
      Hugs back,
      Penny

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  4. Just gorgeous Penny. Love all of the great elements on this card: The flowers, the netting, the pins and your coloring. Thanks for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

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    1. Thank you so much, Cheiron! :^)
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      Penny

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  5. This is eye poppin' gorgeous! I love the rich red and your coloring and design are over the top!
    Hugs,
    Marsha

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    1. Thanks very much, Marsha! :^)
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      Penny

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  6. Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

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    1. Thank you very much, Pops! :^)
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      Penny

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  7. great card!!! I have a daughter who reads a crazy amount and I do find her reading instead of tiding up her room...love the card..and thks for sharing!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kerri! :^)
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      Penny

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  8. This is awesome, Penny! Love the layout and details! Fabulous coloring of Krista's cute image! And Paulette's sentiment is just perfect for it!

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    1. Carla, thank you very much! :^)
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      Penny

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  9. Another gorgeous Saturated Canary image. Wonderful colouring and such a lot of lovely elements on your card. Love sharon. x

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      Penny

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  10. Mom!!! This card blows me away! I can't wait to see it in person. Kelsey is going to love it! The sentiment is perfect given her love of reading, the embellishments work together nicely, the coloring and color scheme are great ... did I mention I can't wait to see this in person? And that Kelsey will love it? :) :) :)

    I can't believe she's heading into double digits, either. I feel old. Can't believe it's almost been 10 years since I held that tiny girl in my arms for the first time.

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    1. Oh, I'm so glad you like it! Kelsey is pretty easy to please with cards, thank goodness! :^)

      You feel old. You ought to be on this end of things! LOL! Yeah, it seems like just yesterday that she arrived. What the heck happened? :^)
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      Mom

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  11. What a fun card! Great colors and coloring and I love all the bits and pieces. Thanks for entering the Oozak challenge...hope you win!

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    1. Oh, thank you, Mary! :^)
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      Penny

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  12. Just a stunning card. Wonderful job with her hair. I love all your embellishments and the layout and your paper is awesome. Thanks for joining us at Color Me Creative. I love seeing your creations. Good luck on the challenge.
    Hugs, Patricia

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      Penny

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  13. Penny, this is incredible! You really make that card almost pop out it is so intense with color. She will need to frame that one. Love how you put your sentiment in a heart.

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    1. Thank you so much, Lisa Lynn! :^)
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      Penny

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  14. Wow! That is quite the card - fully of wonderful eye catching detail. Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge. NancyD

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    1. Thanks so much, Nancy! :^)
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      Penny

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  15. ohhh what a beautiful card :) love it

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    1. Cindy, thank you so much! :^)
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      Penny

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  16. Penny this is so lovely! Such beautiful texture and I love the colours that you chose. Thank you so much for your lovely comments over on my blog :) Hope you have a great day! xx

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    1. Why, thank you, Alyce! I do so enjoy seeing your creations! They are always fabulous! :^)
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      Penny

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  17. Wow...very pretty card. Love all the embellishments. Thanks for playing with us at CMC.

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    1. Thanks so much, Dana! :^)
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      Penny

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  18. Gorgeous card for a gorgeous g-daughter, I'm sure!! You really brought the digi to life :) I'm a very keen reader too and have been from as early as I can remember - one of the best things any child can do as it opens up so much for them!

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    1. Thanks, Dawn! I love reading, too, as does my daughter. It's a family thing! :^) But you are right about how good it is for children!
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      Penny

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  19. Penny what a stunning card I have this image , you have coloured her beautifully and what fabulous detail on this card its amazing well done Hugs Elaine

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    1. Oh, thanks so much, Elaine! :^)
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      Penny

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  20. She is so sweet! Thank you so much for joining us over at Love to Create Challenges.
    ~ Amanda LTCDT

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      Penny

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  21. Stunning card. Great image, beautifully colored. I know your granddaughter will love it!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathi! :^)
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      Penny

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  22. Fantastic coloring! Thank you for helping us kick off the new Markerpop blog!!
    Hugs
    Sami

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  23. Great coloring! Thanks for playing along with us at Markerpop! Hugs Tracy

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      Penny

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