Our cards this week are going to a little 4 year old princess named Isabella. Isabella's story is heartbreaking, she is undergoing weekly treatment for cancer. I hope our cards can bring a little bit of sunshine to Isabella and her family. Jennifer (mother's daughter) has included a link to Isabella's web page. (I don't know how to do that, sorry.)
The pressure is on this week ladies, four year old little girls have a very keen eye and honest opinions, combine this with our very own Pat (Blooms In A Box) who introduced us to Isabella. Everything Pat creates in incredible and inspiring. It is because of Pat's encouragement and kindness 2 years ago that I am a splitcoaststamper.
The Teapot story was wondeful (as always), resulting in a request for 42,000 teapotters to bring pizzaz, pink AND bling to the dolls teaparty.
In real life this stair step fold is sparkle-arkel-ing!! Unfortunately so is EVERYTHING in my house including me. Let me go back one step...I went to a craft show on the weekend and purchased a glue pen and super fine glitter. After I made this card for Isabella I decided to put the glitter into a bigger container. Have I ever mentioned I get hayfever, scratch eyes and sudden sneezing...yep I sneezed, spreading glitter all the way across the room. I cannot believe how far one little pot of glitter can spread. Oh well, there was no blood or bruising this week, that makes a nice change to my mishaps LOL.
About the card, there are 2 sets of steps here. The middle "upright" bit is supporting the mushroom. The mushroom is technically a TiddlyInks digi stamp. I printed it on photocopier paper, cut it out and then used it as a template and traced it on Prima dp. The digi stamp had a lot of leaves and flowers on it that I didn't want. I hope I haven't broken any stamping rules and laws. If I end up in Crafters Prison perhaps you could have a teaparty for me!!
This was very hard to photograph, on each step there is a little paper doll from the Prima dp, I added two of my favourite fences on the second step. The IO die grass at the front is adhered with a glue stick. The very back row looks uneven, but it actually follows the line of flags printed on the dp.
I blinged up the two flourishes on the mushroom dolls house to add a bit more sparkle. I have written Isabella on the inside of the door.
Thank you for looking and have a wonderful week.
Date: Monday, October 14, 2013 GMT Views: 1130
Registered: March 7, 2009 Location: Northern Illinois Posts: 16444
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 @ 11:00 PM
WONDERFUL card for Bella! LOVE the little dolls and that big, pink, mushroom house! She is gonna treasure this card! :) BTW, glad there were no bruises or blood this week. Hee! Sounds like you are gonna be wearing glitter for quite a while, your room as well. What do they say ... everybody needs a little "sparkle" in their life! Hee! :D
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11845
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 @ 12:41 AM
Holy Moly! Now that is a FANTASTIC step card! LOVE your pink mushie!!! Those blinged up flourishes look amazing and your little ladies are precious!!! I am so glad Pat got you into stamping...and creating and sharing your phenomenal talent here on SCS!!! It just wouldn't be the same without YOU!!!
Registered: December 4, 2009 Location: Beautuful Sonoma County, Ca. Posts: 17960
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 @ 6:10 AM
Susie, each week we get to wonder what gorgeous creation you will come up with to "blow us away"! You didn't fail us this week! So beautiful and delightful, and a treasure to unfold with every step! I'm sure sunglasses are needed when gazing at this beauty, heck, even for looking at you! You didn't need to spread the glitter around, for you already sparkle! Isabella will be beaming with joy and fascination, when she opens the envelope to this beautiful creation!
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Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Posts: 38634
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 @ 6:21 AM
Susie, how lovely....a little magical garden to delight lil Bella! Your talent and heart have blessed this place, and I am so proud to call you friend. Your creations touch the heart, and each card is so beautifully detailed. I know a piece of your heart is in each card you craft. Thank you so much for making Bella's tea party sparkle!!! You are a gem. (((Hugs)))
------------------------------ Pat Smethers
"The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun scorched land and strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden." Isaiah 58:11
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 9980
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 @ 10:43 AM
Oh you poor thing with the sneeze...then again now I bet its the prettiest room in the house...;0)....of all the timing tho...ss. Just the perfect amount landed on this wonderful scene here tho....so creative...right on.
I started splitcoast because of Pat too and my mom heartsong....Are they not wonderful...I am soooo Thankful.
I can sure tell you had so much fun....Little Isabella will simply adore this. SWEET...LOVE it....TFS..:0)
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.
Registered: February 28, 2010 Location: Posts: 5189
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 @ 4:45 PM
Susie---told you would see you at the tea party. A fairy house---how adorable this is. I know you felt left out so you had to sparkle up your work area. Sure hope you get it all up. Cute and cuter card, great coloring.