Thursday, March 08, 2007

Whale of a pretty girl...

As any of my regular blog readers know, I don't post personal photos here on my stamping blog, because I have a personal blog for that. However, today I can't resist sharing something with you all. But first...the card!

When I was in the Netherlands over the weekend at Pipoos (don't you just LOVE that name?) I picked up some GAWgeous Pearl Paper. It just SCREAMS for any of the sealife stamps, so of course I had to obey (not that I'm generally one who takes orders, but occasionally I do listen!) So, I cuddled the paper with my NEW bubbles cuddlebug folder using the rolling pin method. It works...kinda! I mounted it on Lavender Lace, and then onto a Cool Caribbean card base. For the central image, I stamped my whale on shimmery white cardstock with jetblack stazon, then colored him using my aquapainter and H2O crayons. I've been working harder at my watercoloring...trying to follow the examples of all the experts out there, and I think it is getting better! You'd never guess I did a watercolor painting of the location of our wedding for my wedding invites...maybe I'll post that some day! (I got married BEFORE I started stamping...but I still had to design my own wedding invites!)

Anyway, I then mounted my whale on some more lavender lace and finally brilliant blue, tied some grosgrain and organdy around it and then attached to the card with dimensionals. I like him! to the other photos. My 4 year-old daughter has been home sick with a fever since Monday afternoon. She's feeling better, but still was a little high this morning for school, so we said one more day at home. Well, she brought me a handful of hairbands (you know, the little tiny ones for thin little girl hair) and asked me to put them ALL in! Now, you probably think nothing strange in that...except my daughter HATES it when I touch her hair. Even if I just push it behind an ear to get it out of her face she says "Mommy, are you playing with my hair? You know I don't like you to play with my hair!" Which is so sad for me, because I LOVE to play with hair!! So, when she asked me to put all these hairbands in, I of course said "sure!" even though I was reading my a.m. blogs. Then...she had to put one on her snow leopard's tale as well! I've also included another photo so you can see the back!! I was definitely busy (there are 15 total!) but we had fun, and now we're going to McD's for lunch because we NEED to get out of this house before I go completely bonkers!!!


  1. WOW Jana you have been stamping up a storm - now I feel like I haven't done anything! Great job on all the challenge cards. Now I've got some CASEing to do :o)

  2. Jana that is a whale of a card and Julia IS unbelievable!!! Can't wait to talk to her about it !!! We definitely have to go to Pipoos while we are over visiting - can't wait !!!

  3. What beautiful pearl paper. You're right, it is perfect for those aquatic animals! Beautiful card. What a cute daughter you have! And, you were such a good mommy (all those hair thingies) - not to mention McDonalds! Hope your week is much better!!!

  4. LOVE that paper and it's perfect for the whale image! I bet it's even more shimmery in person.

    AND your little girl is too cute! Love the "do"!


  5. Love the card and your daughters hair. She's so cute..It must have taken some patience to put all those in lol.

  6. Your Whale card is cute but Julia steals the post!!! She's a doll and looks so adorable with her hair done...I had to laugh though because that is exactly how Keanna is, I can't even tuck the hair behind her ear either.


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