Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My first Doraline!!

Hello everyone....hope your week is going well!! We had a great time at my mom's yesterday celebrating my grandma's & Michael's birthdays. I still can't believe my grandma is 90!! Gosh, I hope I have at least a few of her genes!

Lookie what I got my hands on!!! Some Motivet images!!! My good friend Ila recently sent me a whole envelope full of fun images & this was one of them!! Click on Ila's name to get to her fabulous blog....although if you don't know who Ila is, or have never been to her blog, you have clearly been living in a cave!

It took me a while to decide which to use first!! But I knew I wanted to use one of my new Basic Grey pads so I picked this Doraline.....I knew she would fit well with some of the Junebug papers. I colored her with Prismas & gamsol & used my Blossom Nesties to cut her out (new purchase from LSS....it's ok....I had a coupon!! LOL!!). I used SU's Wild Wasabi for the matte, my Martha Lattice punch on the polka dot paper, & added some white tulle. I also used a bit of Shimmerz on the green Prima but as usual I couldn't get a good picture of the shimmer.

Here's a close up of Doraline.....I also don't think I captured the glitter on her shirt....sigh....I will never be an A-1 photographer! LOL!

Here's a picture of the inside, carrying through some of the elements from the front.

As you know I list my cards on Ebay, so not only do I always finish off my insides, I also make my own envelopes. My cards usually have a lot of embellishments & layers on them, so I usually make an envelo-box, which is a 1/4" thick envelope. Less smooshing that way!! I use the Enveloper, which I highly recommend!! You can see this contraption HERE. It takes me mere minutes to put one together. Cut your paper, score on the lines, & glue it together!! I always line mine with papers to match the card. Then I use an envelope glue on the flap, & voila.....all ready for Ebay!!

Tomorrow is Michael's birthday....my baby turns 7!! To celebrate, I think I will take them to see Harry Potter. I refused to go the first week....but I'm sure by now the hype has died at least a bit! I'm not a Harry fan, but both my kids are & they are so excited to see it!!

Thanks for visiting & have a great night!!


Gingerbread Gal said...

Too Cute Michelle! The papers are so perfect for this card. The tulle is a wonderful touch. Love it!
:) Rachel

Ila said...

Wow!!..this is just the Cutest Michelle!!...I love how you colored Doraline...your papers and details are Fabulous!!...Trina picked up a June Bug and a Lemonade BG pads for me at her local SBS...it will be a few weeks before I will be down there...so I'm drooling all over the place here...lol...Hugs, Ila

Cheryl said...

She is a cutie!! Love the papers, too and am so glad you shared how you make and decorate your envelopes! Thanks! Happy birhtday to your grandma and your baby!
Bring on the popcorn!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome coloring and I love that you used the flower nesties for the main panel...I might just have to get those after all. I really like the look of it. The enveloper you use sounds really interesting too...off to check out the link you gave us. :) Thanks, Michelle!

Amy Sheffer said...

Amazing, Michelle! Spectacular coloring and great mix of patterns!

crazymomma said...

Fantastic card!I amaze myself if I accomplish the front of my cards so kudos to you for completing the inside & envelope!
I absolutley love the colors! Ila definetley is an enabler!lol.I too follow her ,she is responsible for me falling in LOVE with High Hopes and now Motivet.Birthday wishes to Micheal! xo Tanya

sirpaliina said...

Michelle, it's fantastic, i also get just my first motivet stamp.

Lacey said...

Such a sweet card! I really love how you do your envlopes...what a great idea!! I hope your son has a wonderful birthday. My oldest will be 7 in about 5 weeks!

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Michelle.
Your colouring is amazing, I just love those papers and your fab details too.

Karen x

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