Friday, March 27, 2009


I love little girls all dressed up in pretty dresses and with hats. I never looked good in hats and was thrilled when my girls turned out and looked adorable, or at least I thought so! Jennifer and Nichole loved dresses, but Tiffany hated them. I don't think she minded the hat as much as the dress!

When I saw Kalie in Sunhat and Dress from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design, I had to have her. Not so much for the cute hat and dress, but because of the cute hat, dress and the boots! Nichole used to love dresses but she had a bit of an impulsive, adventuresome side to her as well. I remember one Sunday she was all dressed up in her cute little light blue dress with all the ruffles on it and white tights. I ran upstairs to put my dress on for church. Mind you, it was only put the dress on, zip it up and go. But the time I had done that, she had put on her big black mud boots and went outside and was sitting in one of the flower barrels petting Rocky, our beautiful golden lab, and just as content as could be. Oh, I forgot to say that it had rained the night before! Needless to say, we were late for church but she was happy and so was Rocky!

Kalie's boots remind me of that sweet Sunday morning that I'll never forget. I colored her with copics and added a bit of Glossy Accents to her hat. My background paper is done using the Crinkled Chalk technique that Danni presented yesterday on our Design Team Blog. I think it came out pretty great! I used red, orange and yellow as my colors and felt pretty good about it! I tried to keep her simple and added a border using my MS edger and added a thin white ribbon and Oyster Bella Baubles to her. The Sentiment is from a CTMH set my son-in-law, Christopher, got for me for Christmas called "The Simple Life". I love how she came out!

I'm trying to keep things simple in my life right now, like so many other people are. But this adorable stamp made me smile and brought back such a precious memory to me that I had to have her! Enjoy the simple things in life. They're priceless.

Card Ingredients:

Kalie in Sunhat and Dress from Eat Cake Graphics from SCACD, Bella Baubles, copics, MS Edger, "The Simple Life" sentiments from CTMH, ribbon, Prima flowers, Versachalk ink


Maria Matter said...

Hi Susan,
This is lovely and thank you for sharing your precious story!
We do tend to complicate life at times, don't we...I like the simple life!
This technique looks great with your beautiful image! A very pretty card indeed!
Blessings, Maria

Suzanne J Dean said...

So pretty--love your crinkled background! She's such a cute image & love your lil' story too! I got your comment on my blog & saw that your daughters bday is Nov. 4th--that is my wedding anniversary also :o)


Meli Mitchell said...

Aw, I love little girls dressed up too. This card is precious and the background just perfection!

Anonymous said...

How very very sweet!! I really love your colors and I've not done crinkled chalks to such a long time!! I love your image too!! TFS!

Danni said...

You did such a great job on the background! Love this!! So, so cute!

Christine Riley said...

Just adorable, Susan, I love this image and the colors and layout you used.
Hugs, Christine :)

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic Susan...I'm with you, those boots makes the outfit! :) What a great design you've made!

marsha said...

What a precious story, TFS! I love your Kalie - the boots just make the outfit. Great coloring and technique!


Mae said...

Great card Susan & you made a beautiful dp with that technique. it came out great.

Aud said...

Such a wonderful card, the image is so sweet! Loved your story too.♥


ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

OH WOW she is sooo cute! I love those colors! So pretty! This reminds me of "my mother wears army boots"! LOL I love this!
Great job Susan!


Good evening Susan, what a gorgeous card you made, im loving that image! hope you are having a great weekend, hugs Linda x

Anonymous said...

This is so adorable. Love the image.

Thanks so much for your nice comments on my Roses on Paper challenge. >:0)

Have a fabulous night.

Jodi said...

Very well colored image and I love the embellishments and layout of the card!!
Jodi =)

Michele Spera said...

Hi susan
You did a really nice job with the new background technique:-) I like it and I love the colors you picked! your girl is too cute:-)
Michele spera

Susana M said...

Hey Tink,
Love Your card the colors with the DP and image balance fabby and the layout is great!!! No one tells a story like you :o)
Hearts and Hugs