You Crafty Woman

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I have to share a sweet story with you!

So you know how kids say the darnest things? Well yesterday morning I was rushing around in the bathroom trying to get ready for work and for some reason the hubby and Syd decided to congregate in the tiny bathroom with me! It's tiny! So I said "Blah!! Can everyone get out of the bathroom please?". They listened and DH made the wise crack comment "Hey Syd, Mama said Blah!" to which Syd immediately responded with "Blah means yucky in Spanish Daddy"!!!! Isn't that just awesome?! We couldn't stop laughing all day yesterday. Absolutely priceless!

Ok, onto today's card. The first of a couple of simple cards from me this week. Simple in layout; not in coloring!

I'm busy making Hanna Stamp sneak peeks this week so I needed to create a quick layout for this card. I like using Kraft cardstock because of it's nuetral color palette and it gives this card a bit of a sketchy feel.

The image is a digital one called 'Crafter' from Victoria Case Designs. Victoria rotates her digital stamps bi-weekly so this stamp isn't a current one, but you can always order any digital stamp she's previously released by following this link.

Isn't this sketch just awesome?! I stamped out Crafty Woman and her desk twice and popped her on dimensionals to make her sit forward of the desk in the background. I'm wishing I had photographed the card on it's side now so you could see this. How many women do you know that look like this at their craft table?! Mine isn't this organized, but it does have a mound of stuff on it! Here's my space:

Yep, this is the tiny space I have to myself in our tiny apartment. Most of what I own is either on the desk or under it. The rest of my stuff lives inside half of our amoire in our bedroom which used to house our flatscreen tv. (That now lives in Syd's room. A three year old with a flat screen?! Don't worry; it mostly gathers dust in there.) Tiny apartments calls for lots of compromising!

Thanks for stopping by today. I have a Whipper Snapper image to show you tomorrow!

Stamps: Victoria Case Art Designs 'Crafter' digital stamp
Inks: Every color you can think of!
Papers: Georgia Pacific cs, Bazzil cs, Kraft, PP - SEI 'Winnies Walls' - "Playful Pansies"
Access: Ribbon, corner punch, dimensionals


Clare said...

Wow! I just love this card, I wish my craft room looked as tidy! The colouring is amazing, and I think the image suits a simple background.

Love your story too - I just love the things children say! love, Clare x

~amy~ said...

Good grief, you card is do thee best job in coloring, ever...

Anonymous said...

I am in AWE... Don't worry, you can see the dimension just fine the way you have it. Fabulous card, Sandra!!

kadie said...

Syd is adorable!!

Are you for real? That coloring is outta this WORLD!! Just incredible!! Gorgeous card. I think that the layout had to be simple since the image had so much going on. And what you did with that image. WOW!!

I love seeing your crafting space! I like the shelves with your cards :)

Carolyn Bounds said...

Syd is too funny...of course she comes by it honestly; she has your genes after all:o)

Your card is incredible!!! I cannot keep myself from drooling all over my keyboard...sure hope it doesn't short out!!! You always leave me stupefied after seeing your gorgeous creations!!! How I wish I could create such magic!!!


Jane Wetzel said...

WOW..Another awsome card! Love the coloring!

Danni said...

You are just so talented! Another A-M-A-Z-I-N-G card!! Wow!

Janna said...

Your daughter Sandra is too cute!! Kids do say the funniest things! I just love this story!!! This card though is amazing!!!!! Wow, wow, wow! I can't even imagine how long it took you to color this! So awesome and i love the dimension you created by popping off the main girl! I love this digital stamp! So, so cute!!!

Wow, I can't believe you stamp space! Mine mostly bleeds off into the dining room, kitchen, and living room!


Heather Schlatter said...


I really love your coloring here so complicated and pretty you my dear are the coloring queen!!! You are so so so talented I love it!!!! Awesome girl!!!!

I really love this card as it apeals to all of us!!!


Elena said...

I know what you mean talking about kids saying! My son also says something likes this sometimes, so I just can't stop smiling all day!
I love Kraft cardstock too! And your card is absolutely beautiful!
Sandra, I adore your coloring! Always come to learn and enjoy at your blog!
I also would like to thank you for saying very kind words about me!

Mary Giles said...

Oh geesh Sandra this is just sooooo amazing. I can just see you sitting at your desk in the likeness of her. I love how this gal has real curves. The details in this are out of this world.

Lorie said...

Now that's a LOT of detail on that background! It's wonderful, and a feast for the eyes to take it all in! I love it!!

Your Syd is adorable! That's a great story, and thanks for sharing!

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