Saturday, January 22, 2011

Inspired by Barbie!

For today's Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge 268: Barbie Collectibles Steph had us choose something from the Barbie Collectibles website. I chose this Miss Garnet Birthstone Barbie. I love the rich color of garnet.

My heart image is by I Brake For Stamps and is called Small Primrose Heart Collage. I stamped it using a combination of Rich Razzleberry and Riding Hood Red ink, then sponged the edges with Encore Metallic Gold. K & Co. Madeline Designer Paper, Cuttlebug folders, Spellbinders dies, and a lot from my stash of supplies make up the rest of this card!

"Miss Garnet" makes me think of Miss America.  You may not follow that pageant at all or even like it.  When I was a little girl, and even up into my early married life, I never missed a pageant.  I always loved seeing the pretty dresses and watching the talent competition.  I have not watched for many years - probably since I lived in Utah and Miss Utah won (at least 20 some years!). And I didn't watch this year either. But, I surely heard the next day who had won: Teresa Scanlan, from Gering, Nebraska -- the youngest in more than 70 years and the first from Nebraska. She is the same age as my daughter - they are about a month apart in age.  That kind of freaks me out a little! But Nebraska is proud, and I wish Teresa the very best!

On the way to school the other day, the moon was up and full and giant and golden. I really need to start carrying my good camera with me, instead of trying to get a phone picture!  It's rather pixelated (is that a word?). But Joy #12 is all about surprises and this was a wonderful surprise on my way to work! Snow in the foreground with evergreen trees and a gorgeous moon! What could be a nicer start to my day?

Have a great Saturday!

Stamps: Small Primrose Heart Collage by I Brake For Stamps
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla, Textured Darks (The Paper Studio), Madeline DP (K & Co.)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry combined with Riding Hood Red, Encore Metallic Gold
Accessories: lace, EK Success border punch, large pearl brads, jewelry findings, metal word charm, Cuttlebug EF


  1. Beautiful card, so rich and elegant. Garnet is my birthstone and it has so many shades from deep & rich to Rhodelite raspberry. You certainly created a stunning look with this shade.

  2. Love your beautiful card! The colors and embossing are gorgeous! Love the morning wake up picture! have a great weekend!

  3. Gorgeous work as always. Love the details and color combo.

  4. FUnny thing....I was going to post something the other day about Miss Nebraska winning, but didn't know if you would have a clue what I was talking about. Great cad - again - you cards are so beautiful!!!!!!

  5. What a beautiful card. The colors are so rich. I love the photo too!

  6. Beautiful Judy! I love that heart collage stamp and all your embossing.

  7. This is gorgeous Judy! I love your textured bg and colors!! And the lace and heart are fabulous!! WOW!

  8. Love this card - the textures are amazing!
    By the way, Teresa Scanlan lives in the area I'm from and my prents know her parents. My brothers were in the same homeschool group as the Scanlan kids :)

  9. This is such a beautiful card, i love everything about it! Wow! :D

  10. Just gorgeous! And I ADORE all that beautiful texture!!!


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