Happy Twinkling Tuesday! New to that term? Well let me tell you what it's all about! I have a lot to say though, today, so I hope you'll bear with me, but this post just got too fun to leave anything out :)
Every Tuesday, my DD (darling daughter) who is only 8 years old surprises and wows us all with a hand drawn sketch from her endless stack of doodly pads, and a talented team of 13 lovely ladies gets a peek at this sketch a few days early to come up with some stellar samples!
This week, DD even played along! I will get to her card, along with Christi's, our Featured Stamper of the week, in just a second.
I have a cute story first regarding Madelynn and this sketch. There was some debate as to whether or not this sketch was drawn on purpose to angle the sides or not. Now, being that sketches are JUST a jumping-off point and not really a concrete "must do", I wasn't worried about it...I mean, there's no need to justify a pretty card, right?
Admittedly, the sides are a bit more angled than she normally draws them. However, as not to stomp over the creativity of a brilliant eight year old girl, OR elude to the fact that she couldn't draw "straight", I didn't say anything LOL. I enjoyed the whole debate, actually and was curious as to how it would turn out! I just figured, she'd tell me if I was wrong LOL! Well, last night as we both sat crafting, I noticed that we both made "regular" cards, regular meaning no angles LOL. Figuring that she made hers exactly to her "plan", when she was finished, I simply asked her, "now, to me, your sketch looks a little different this week, honey"...and went on to explain why. So, do you know what her answer was? SO cute! She said to me "well, Mom, you know how when you take pictures of your cards, they angle out a little bit?" I said "yes...".... She said "I wanted to draw the sketch exactly like you take your pictures of your cards because they always come out so nice". ISN'T THAT THE CUTEST???
So yes, it was deliberate, but not for the reasons some of us may have thought! Who knew that an 8 year old would know all about art perspective? She really amazes me every day. Love that kid! At any rate, whether you make your card with straight edges, angled ones, or a little bit of both...make sure to PLAY ALONG with us this week! Also, don't forget to stop by the rest of the super talented TT's blogs...we even have some CANDY amongst us! Rebecca has a very creative card and some SUPER yummy BLOG CANDY today! Good luck!
Be sure to upload your creations to SCS or PCP using keyword MTTSC5. Leave a comment here, too so we know you played! Madelynn loves to visit and leave comments!
I chose the new Dress Me Anya from The Greeting Farm for my card. She is so vampy and fabulous in this card...totally reminds me of that one (four) book(s) with that girl and..what's his name? DH? Oh, no. right. Edward. hee hee. I am digging my Tombow glue pen that made it possible to follow the patterned paper exactly and add some Martha Stewart glitter onto her evening gown. Her Cinnamon stickled headband came out equally as FAB and I think that little vintage doo-hicky on her headband is making memories. I just love her. WHAT......a hottie....
I had to take two pics b/c I wanted to get the glitterfied dress to show up a bit better...anyway...onto the next FABULOUS thing!
Here is Madelynn's card. She loves this image from Pink Papery Studios, called Simply Bath. She chose the colors and did the whole thing herself. I LOVE the green eye shadow on the girl! She couldn't have been more THRILLED to get to dive into my supply of stickles and brads. She actually said to me "Mom, can you please let me know when I can go in your EMBELLISHMENT CASE?" DH was sitting at the table on the laptop and looks up at me and goes "Did she just say, EMBELLISHMENT case?" Ahhhhhh, the life and times of a stamper and her family... I just love it!
Our Featured Stamper this week is Christi. Christi and I are on the Paper Pretties DT together and have become great bloggin' buddies. She is super sweet, UBER talented, and just pretty much one of the nicest people I know.
Christi always takes the time to tell people how much she loves their work and is so encouraging and enthusiastic. So thoughtful. She is TOTALLY the person to leave Cupcakes or some happy mail in your mailbox...I know, as I've been the lucky recipient of some amazingly cute cards! So has my son! So, when I saw this mailbox card she created for today's post, it was perfect! Beautiful job Christi, and thanks so much for being such a great friend! You rock, sweetie!
Well, I hope you've enjoyed Twinkling Tuesday and don't forget about that BLOG CANDY! I'll be back tomorrow with a "triple whammy Wednesday:...for those of you who aren't familiar w/ that phrase I coined, it means I'll be back with three posts tomorrow...whew! Can't wait!