Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Girlie-Girl Challenge (and another September KK Sneak Peek!)

September 11th will always be a day that we remember exactly what we were doing when the news broke nine years ago of the terrorist attack at The World Trade Centre. I remember sitting in disbelief and horror with my almost two year old daughter on my knee as the news unfolded on the television. My prayers today are for those of you who lost loved ones that tragic day. May your thoughts be focused on remembering treasured moments spent with those precious people, and may you find joy in those memories. May God touch your hearts with his healing hands, and may you find comfort in His presence and also in your beautiful memories.

Ok, time to switch gears a little now, as I suspect you stopped by today in anticipation of another sneak peek for the Kraftin' Kimmie September Release...have you been enjoying the previews? This release is full of some very glamorous gals and some cheeky little mice up to their usual antics! We'll be showing you another round of sneak peeks today for our weekly challenge on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog. Miss Kraftin' Kimmie herself is the hostess for today's "Girlie-Girl" challenge. So, we'd like to see all things pink, sparkly and girlie this week!

As promised, I have a card to show you featuring one of the new September stamps by artist Annie "Samantha"! This lovely gal is getting all dolled up for a night on the town. I trimmed Samantha down to have her fit into the circle frame I made with some of my Nesties. Her, ahem, undergarments were treated to a coat of Smooch Illuminate, as were her lips and lipstick. Her pretty compact was glitterfied with some Stardust Stickles. The brown paper has a glittery pink flower and the teal paper has glittery swirls. (both are from a MME glitter stack...unfortunately not much of the shimmer is showing up in the pics today, so you'll just have to take my word for it! Honestly, this card really does sparkle!) I bought that pretty pink paper from Fancy Pants (Little Sprout "Baby's Breath") specifically for this girly card on my last trip to Skribbles and Scraps. The sentiment "Glamor Girl" comes with another brand new September stamp named "Annette". All paper edges were sponged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Copics: Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20 Hair: E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E59 Clothes: V01, R81, R85, R89

If you participate in our challenge this week, you could be the lucky winner of the stamp that Kimmie used on her gorgeous card....but only if you make sure to use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp on your project! (you can find them HERE) Make sure to check out all of the stunning pink and sparkly creations by the rest of the Krafty Girls and our Krafty Guests on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog!

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for our release day blog hop. I'll have a card to show you featuring another brand new stamp by artist Annie Rodrigue. It's going to be a fantastic blog hop with several very talented guests joining in the fun...and of course there will be prizes!

Thanks so much for stopping by friends!



Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Samantha" and sentiment that comes with "Annette"
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, Fancy Pants (Little Sprout "Baby's Breath")MME
Ink: Memento, Copics, Distress Ink
Embellishments: Dollar store pearls, Stardust Stickles
Tools: Spellbinders, Martha Stewart Border Punch


Maria said...

Beautifully coloured and a fabulous layout. Hugs, Maria

Patricia said...

Super cute card I love it your coloring is amazing as always =P

Renkata said...

Melanie, what an outstandig colouring and layout!
Great dear!

Maria Therese said...


♥Rach♥ said...

She's soooo beautiful! I love her super-fabulous hair and what a sassy expression, lol. Love the brown/pink combo, one of my faves :0)

BJ said...

Hey Mel,
This is tooo cute!!!! Sorry I haven't been in contact. But I just got home "one day only". Back on the road again tomorrow. Computer service has been hit & miss. Keep up the awesome work!!!! Hope everyone at your place are doing well.

Krista said...

Wow, she turned out gorgeous Mel! Love the dp! Great card!!!

♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

WOW Stunning!!! This is just wow so beautiful, love the dp and your colouring OH SO GORGEOUS.
Kristy xx

Sheila said...

Hours away for the big reveal!! YEAH!! You are so extremely talented! Your coloring is beyond's a WOWZER!! I love that you share what colors you use to help us beginners achieve at least something with those colors. Maybe not beautiful, but with a lot of love. Thanks for inspiring me.


Donna said...

ANOTHER amazing card Mel! I Just LOVE the way you have coloured her hair! Promisie me if I ever get to Canada that you will give me lessons...PLEAAAAAASSSSSEE! Xx