Born To Shop

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

It's Twinkling Tuesday again and Madelynn has surprised all of us with not a sketch, but an inspiration challenge today!

I will admit that I was a little bit freaked out at this challenge. I understand sketch challenges, and color combo challenges, but inspiration challenges are so scary to me. I mean, do I take the inspiration literally (that's more my style) or do I go off on a tangent with one aspect of the inspiration?? So many options; so loosey goosey! Help!! I'm a girl who likes a bit of structure in her life! LOL

That being said though, I will not shy away from a challenge! Madelynn's inspiration this week is her mum's mug that she's been eyeing for her own use! LOL I don't blame you Madelynn - it's a beauty!!

Before I tell you how WAY off tangent I got with this card, can I just say that I had the most fun coloring this Miss Anya in??! I LOVE her plaid knee-high socks and those curls....well, I just wish my curls were that well behaved!! I colored up all three Anyas, but I'll save the other two for another day. ;) Got your Anyas yet?!

Ok, so the inspiration was a peppermint stick mug of hot chocolate and I got a little fixated on the chocolate part of that whole thing! The patterned paper was even called 'Chocolate Tapestry' for pete's sake!? It's double sided so I was able to use both sides for this layout. I was planning a collage type of layout but then the paper cutter and I got a little out of control and we added some structure to this challenge!! LMAO!

I love this layout so much that I think I may have to recreate it with the other two Miss Anyas and make a nice little set! Stay tuned next week for the other two. :D

This week's featuered Twinkie is the uber talented Jennifer Greco! You can see what she created on Madelynn's blog and also Jenn's own fabulous blog. If you'd like to play along in this weeks challenge, just upload your card on SCS or PCP using this week's keyword MTTSC11, and leave a comment on Madelynn's blog post so that the team can find your card and leave some love. :D

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Tomorrow I have a Whipper Snapper stamp to show you!

Stamps: The Greeting Farm's 'Miss Anyas', sentiment by Karen Foster's snap stamps
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Pretty In Pink, Pink Passion, Cool Caribbean, Close To Cocoa, Sahara Sand
Papers: Canson Watercolor, Bazzil cs, PP - Chatterbox 'Decorative Cardstock - Chocolate Tapestry'
Access: Ribbon, Heidi Swapp 'Small Flower Bling', bling from Michaels, dimensionals


Bonnie said...

LOVE it!! You were wonderfully inspired....I mean chocolate!! It can't get better than that! That is one cute Miss Anya and your colouring is gorgeous naturally!!

~amy~ said...

Wooo did a magnificent job! What a SWEET Anya...your coloring is perfection!

Lorie said...

Miss Madelynn is full of surprises, and I think you did a wonderful job with this inspiration challenge. Those Anya stamps are so cute, and as always you brought her to life with your gorgeous coloring.

karen said...

mmmm... chocolate!

Very good!

Janna said...

I need this paper!!!!!! It is so stunning and I love the way you layed out your card and colored Miss Anya in! Simply stunning! How, how how do you do it! You always come up with the best ideas!! I am in complete awe of you!!!


Mary Giles said...

Oh Sandra she is sooo cute. I love the chocolate and pink together. So girly. I can't wait to color up my Miss Anya's too.

kadie said...

This is very sweet! My fave colors. I LOVE the layout and the placement of embies. Very nice!

Christi Flores said...

I think you did awesome!! One thing I love about inspiration challenges is that there is no right/wrong way to do them! I LOVE this!!

Vicki G said...

And you did a perfect job...... I think she is beautiful!!!!

Faith said...

i stinking love love love this card cuz! In fact if it were in the store right now i would snatch 4 of them up for my girlfriends who were for sure - born to shop. It's like our own little retail therapy club. Anyway - absolutely love the card, and love you!

Cassie said...

i feel the same way about inspiration challenges. you rocked this one though.
this card is heavenly i tell you!! i love the paper and the layout and miss anya is oooohhhh so cool and stylish!!

and no, i dont have them yet - i missed them again!!!

Jessica Diedrich said...

This is heavenly Sandra!!! GORGEOUS GIRL! And I was freaked out too LOL! But everyon really rocked this! Love your "pink chocolate" creation! BEAUTIFUL~

Anonymous said...

HI this is Madelynn. Your card with Miss Anya is SO cute. I love those stamps. I love the pink and brown and the swirls. Thank you for playing my challenge :)

Jennifer_GlitterInMyHair said...

Love it! Wow, that paper is just too yum. I am coveting the Miss Anyas in a MAJOR way, you are right those knee socks are to die for. Seriously beautiful work Sandra, you are my idol! Thanks for the kind words too. :)

Carolyn Bounds said...

Everything about this card is scrumptious!!! I am loving the chocolatey paper and the strawberry pink!!! Too, too cute!!! I cannot wait to see the other two:o)


Jenn said...

Oh so sweet! You've colored her beautifully and love all that "chocolate" paper! :D I also love the bling on the sentiment...too cute! :D Can't wait to see the other Anya's! :D

Tracey said...

Anya is adorable and you have coloured her beautifully. A gorgeous card!

Heather Schlatter said...


You did a wonderful job on this challenge!!!! I enjoy all your creations but I really enjoyed this one even a little more!!!!

Your are so super talented and I really enjoy coming to your blog!!!

I have also enjoyed your sweet comments on my blog too!!!


mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Your colouring is divine!!! WOWza! :O)

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