Sunday, November 27, 2011

For Someone Very Special

My niece Taylor is turning 14 tomorrow. She has 5 year old triplets for siblings. She is the best babysitter in the whole world. She stays overnight and because we live on a farm we love that we don't have to drive her back to town when we get home! And she can handle my 2 with one arm tied behind her back. We LOVE her!
Did I mention she has a 94% average so far this year in Grade 9, her first year of High School? Are you kidding me? Could we have asked for a better Big Cousin for our girls?!?
I made her a bookmark. I am making one for all of my 3 tween/teen nieces and nephew. This is 2 down, 1 to go. See my previous post for a link on how to make a bookmark. I used Silver Fairy from Wee Stamps as my digi stamp. I used the trace and detach function on my Silhouette, flipped her horizontally, then used print and cut. The Silhouette did a fantastic job of cutting her out. I was afraid I would lose her bell or her tendrils of hair but I didn't. I colored her with a combination of glitter markers and regular markers. For her hair I used my EK Success pencil crayons and then highlighted it with a glitter marker. For the books and the snowflake border (both Silhouette images) I used the silver sketch pen to draw them instead of cutting them. I used the cut edge function to just cut around the outside of both images. I printed the sentiment out on my purple background paper. I distressed the paper edges and inked them with silver. Ran everything through my Xyron and assembled. Really pleased with the way it turned out, I hope T.T. is too!
My lessons learned: I borrowed my Mom's Ott Lite to take pictures after dark. It worked really, really well. I took several pictures of my project and had a hard time choosing which one to use. That never happens! Am putting an Ott Lite on my Christmas list!
I would like to share my bookmark at:
Digital Tuesday Challenge sparkle and shine,
Flutterby Wednesday's open with an Angel, butterfly or fairy,
Charisma Cardz snowflakes,
Crafty Purple Challenge for someone special,
Creative Challenges free for all.


Cat's sCrap said...

Hi Barb,

Beautiful card. Nice snowflakes. Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Carzd Challenges this week.

Hugs from France.

NGCARDS said...

A gorgeous card hun, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz! xxx

Nina said...

A really great card!! Gorgeus motiv and I love all the sparkling.

Thanks for joining our "SNOWFLAKE" challenge at Charisma Cardz :)
Hugs, Nina.

Carrie's Corner said...

I'm sure your niece will love this bookmark! I love all the shimmer! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.


xxxtglxxx said...

Gorgeous bookmark - it look so special :)

Thanks so much for playing along at Charisma Cardz this week,



Gram's Treasures said...

Gorgeous bookmark and I`m sure your niece will love it! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Charisma.
Joyce xx

Clare Brown said...

just adorable, love the added sparkle.Goodluck at charisma this week

tiggertastic said...

oh wow !!! those colours are so eye catching
Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Fab creation. Love all the bright colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog. Hugs...Mona