Friday, April 8, 2011


Isn't she precious! This is another image from Sugar Nellie Called Grace Standing. She looks so unsure of herself.

I have been focusing on my coloring since I am taking a copic coloring class via the web at Simply Scrapping Crafts.  This past week we learned how to color brown hair. I have seen so many beautifully colors images with perfect hair and always wondered how they did it. I was excited that we were learning hair and actually spent 3 weeks on it.

My cards have had very simple designs and embellishments because of it. I hope you are not all getting bored, lol.  After the coloring, I plan on focusing on designing cards...that should be a hoot!

Here is the finished card. I wanted to add swirls, but I have not quite figured out my cricut yet. Well, the cricut is much easier than I thought, it is the settings for different types of paper I am still working on.

I decided to color her in pastels for the spring. Maybe even Easter. Remember when we would get our new dresses and spring coats as well as shoes to match for Easter. For my kids, too many years ago, they got new jeans, shirts and sneakers, lol.  They would wear them again but the dressy clothes they wouldn't .

Again, I copied the design from the front to decorate the inside. Very simple, lol, funny it looks crooked in the photo, it really doesn't in real life.

 Tomorrow my youngest will turn 24!! I can hardly believe it. For 4 months the "kids" will be 26, 25 and 24! Yeah...I was really busy, lol.  Then my oldest will turn 27!  My gosh...So close to 30 ( I don't say that to her though!)

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
All sorts: Blooming blossoms
One Stop Challenge: Spots and dots
Craft Your Day Away: Dots and stripes (the dotteds on the patterned papers are in rows that I consider stripes, I hope they do too)
Corrosive Challenge: Pastel colors
Paper Sundaes: Spring blossoms
Scrapy Frogs: Flowers and lace (lace is on the inside)
Kaboodle Doodle: Get girly
Pixie Dust: Lace it up (lace is on the inside)
CCEE: Doily or lace (lace is on the inside)
Card Cupids: Dots +/or stripes
Crafty Pad: Flowers

I hope you all have a super weekend!  HUGS,


Susan said...

Sandy, this came out gorgeous! My goodness you do such beautiful projects, so delicate and the colors are so vibrant! Happy birthday to your baby! I always tell my boys, it doesn't matter how old they are they will always be my babies! Enjoy the weekend!


brenda said...

She is such a lovely image Sandy and you have coloured her beautifully.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,great colouring.Thanks for sharing with us at

Bobbi said...

The card is gorgeous! very delicate. You did a beautiful job coloring. Thanks for sharing it. Have a fun weekend with your "baby".

Fiona said...

gorgeous card and such a beautiful image. Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.


Imke said...

Very pretty card. I like all the flowers. Thanks for playing with us at The Corrosive Challenge.

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Beautiful card and I love all the details! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week & good luck in the draw!

Saskia said...

So sweet! Lovely to see your work at Card Cupids! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Sandy this is absolutely beautiful the image along with the design, flowers and colours looks stunning I love it.
Lorraine x

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is absolutley gorgeous, gorgeous image and colours, big hugs love pops x x x

Anonymous said...

Oh my word Sandy!! This is GORGEOUS girl!! LOVE the beautiful flowers and your coloring looks amazing on this sweet image!! Hope you're enjoying your weekend sweetie!! Smiles, Vicki

Jacqueline said...

such a sweet image. Thanks for playing along at Card Cupids ... there is a new challenge that was just posted.
Hugs. Jacqueline

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Sandy

Very pretty girly card - love it! Thanks so much for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


Linda said...

What an absolutely stunning card!!!
Excellent coloring I love it!!!!!

lisa808 said...

Awesome coloring! The flowers and pearls sure do looks gorgeous.

Coley said...

What a beautiful card! New follower, and thank you for coming by my Blog and leaving such great comments! Keep up the great work, looking forward to coming back and seeing more!

CraftyJAR said...

This is a stunning card! I love all of it! Thanks for you sweet message on my blog. I am a new follower.

Oma said...

Beautiful card Sandy! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such lovely comments.

Leslie Miller said...

This is surely one of the most precious little girl images I've seen. You're doing a beautiful job and learning well with your coloring. It appears the course is well worthwhile! An absolutely lovely card!

Kim said...

Sandy, Your card is Absolutely Beautiful! I love that little girl! You are doing a Great job working with copic markers!! I hope to try them some day:)

Shelley said...

What an adorable image and card. Thanks for joining in this fortnights Craft Your Days Away Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx