Thursday, April 18, 2013


OMGosh!  Doesn't this bring back memories?  Every little girl has played with Paper Dolls!  Maybe that is why Paper Doll is my favorite stamp set in the new Close To My Heart Idea Book!  I love how each outfit in this stamp set includes an accessory that represents something all women love.... summertime, purses and sweets.  Another spin on that is.... spending a nice relaxing summer day sipping on a cool glass of lemonade (or iced tea) with your BFF, shopping with your BFF, and sharing cupcakes...chocolate....or a meal with your BFF!  Well, that was my inspirational thoughts when I saw this stamp set! 

  The title "You are a doll" was stamped with the Keepsake Alphabet stamp set.


Coloring the little girl in her undergarments (pictured above) takes me back to the days of spend the night parties and sleep overs with my BFF's!

I think I might be the Queen of Pockets (LOL) because I always make pockets on every layout.  Now, don't laugh too hard because there is a reason for this pocket madness.  I always add pockets as an option for adding more photos and/or hidden journaling.  I don't have to use them, but they are always there if I need them. 
Have you ever made layouts of a special occasion and had just one photo left over with nowhere to put it?  Well, I have...and a pocket saved the day!
So, as always all of the photo mats on both of these pages/layouts also serve as pockets to add more photos, journaling tags, etc. There are 6 pockets total on the page pictured above.  One large pocket was made on the bottom half of the page with three smaller pockets formed by using three mats on top of the large pocket.

The clothes line is made using the Baker's Twine Paradise Assortment.   Paradise is my favorite of the Baker's Twine Assortments because the colors just shout "summer" to me!

All of the stamped images were colored using colored pencils.

You can't tell it in this photo, but the icing on the cupcakes are shimmering.  I colored them with colored pencil, then colored over them using a Clear Copic Spica Glitter Pen.

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1 comment:

tjhubner said...

I must say I really, really like the way you colored the paper doll stamps. Very inspiring work! :-)