Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I'm finally Twinkling Today!

Hi girls! I hope you are having a great Tuesday so far! Today Denny's offered a free grand slam breakfast to anyone in America. So cool! I love to go out for breakfast and it was sooo yummy today. Packed of course. The first one was a 30 min wait so I decided to head to the one across town as I needed to run an errand over there anyway. The wait was much shorter and the little man and I had a yummy breakfast. He ate 2 whole pancakes - I couldn't believe it!! Did any of you go and enjoy Denny's generosity?

But you didn't come to hear me talk about food did you? Today is a very special Tuesday for the Twinkle Team. Jessica, mom to our 8 year old sketch artist Madelynn is celebrating her 1 year blog anniversary!! Happy Anniversary Jess! Be sure to stop by her place, The Whimsical Butterfly as she has some blog candy up that is wonderful - and full of some of her favorite things!! Second we are debuting Madelynn's Twinkling Tuesdays blog!! That's right, a special place for you to check out each week's sketch and then link up your creation using the sketch so that all the Twinklettes can come round and see it!! Visiting is so much part of the fun, so please bookmark it, follow it, whatever and then play along!! And last, but not least, we have a new Twinklette in our group - the divine Heather Schlatter!! Such a sweetheart!! {hi heather!} So glad you're a Twinklette now!! Didn't Madelynn create a fantastic sketch this week!?!?! LOVE IT GIRL!!!

I have to tell you that this card just took on a mind of it's own and kept getting more. and then more. and then MORE. It took forever to create. One minute I adore it. The next I think it's horrible as I "puked it all up" (phrase some of the Twinklette's use). Then I love it again.
I bought Dorothy Anya as a digital download a few weeks ago but never got around to using her. Poor Anya, I love ya girl!! So I knew I wanted to use her (honestly, I was reaching for Bella Blossom but thought I probably shouldn't use it *AGAIN*). If I had a little girl, you know I'd be hunting down a cute little pink and black pinafore just like Anya's. Heck, I'd hunt one down for me if I thought I could get away with it!! LOL!!
She is colored with markers. I used Copics on her hair. I own 5 copics: gray, blender and then 3 shades of brown. How did I do? (see her pearl barrette? told you this card just kept going!!). I almost used this card as an excuse to go get some oval nesties; but decided to use my Creative Memories cutter system instead. And the pink edging - well....that's a Martha Stewart punch that has been altered (mutilated?) into an oval border. Take a close look and see all the little pearls in the spaces. That's what started it all. From there, the pearls just kinda kept jumping onto the card! I did leave off the sentiment (sorry Madelynn) as I just couldn't seem to get it to fit. My Anya ended up taking up a lot more space than I originally intended. I should've stuck with a 5 1/2" square card instead of using a 5" one.
And here's a detail shot of Anya's sweet puppy. He's been flocked in Teddy Bear Tan and Black Fun Flock. If I thought this house could handle one more dog, I'd get one of those cute little teacup terriers. Isn't he just the sweetest!! *FYI: My pink is Pretty in Pink. I've really been fighting the lighting on this card.
Be sure to check out what the rest of the Twinklettes did for this week's sketch. I'm off to visit them all myself!!
I'll be back tomorrow with my PPS card and my FlutterBy card. I totally goofed and forgot that we changed the deadline for our Cuttlebug Challenge cards so I didn't make one for this week. {hanging my head}. I'm also leaving town so don't know how much I'll be around until next week. I might *MIGHT* get some stuff photographed to share with you while I'm gone. But I still need to do some laundry and all that jazz that goes with preparing to leave.
Thanks so much for stopping by today - I can't wait to hear what you think of today's card. Is it wonderful? Or over-done? Be honest!! And I'll be "seeing ya'll soon!!"


Janna said...

Cassie sounds like you had a fun but busy day! I didn't know about the Denny's thing or otherwise Izzy and I would have been there! Wow Dane is growing up fast if he is eating two whole pancakes! That is wonderful!

I love your Anya card! The colors of course are perfect and you did a great job with your copics! Watch out the are addictive! Okay and the first thing I noticed was that absolutely adorable barrette you created! that is genius!

I hope you have a great time on your trip. I will miss you!


Danni said...

Oh my! Now I'm nervous to create my Dorothy card after seeing yours....a very hard act to follow! This is amazing! LOVE it! That barrette is precious and well, I love it!! Great job!

Madelynn said...

Hi this is Madelynn. I love your dorothy anya card! It is so cute and I like all the pink :) Thanks for playing my sketch :)

the whimsical butterfly said...

ADORABLE!!!! I think she wants to be on the Club Anya blog, don't you?? ;)

tara said...

i have been loving your work. i don't comment as much as i should but i always look and say oooohhhhh. you are extremely creative. love it.

Heather said...

Oh My Word Cassie this card is completely stunning!!! I adore it, I love every element of it, and the pearls and the border punch and the houndstooth CB Oh my word girl you are way way to creative and I just love love love this card I can not say it enough!!!!

This is wonderful!!!

I want me some Digi Anya's too, but my printer is not working and with 3 little ones under 6 I am not getting it to the shop very fast!!!

Your coloring is so amazing especially since all you have is 5 Copics!!!

Hubby let me get about 50 of them for Christmas, and now I have about 30 more I get them cheap on the internet $2.96 for Chiao and $3.95 for Sketch let me know when you are going to buy more and I will tell you where to get them!!!

Your comments today cracked me up girl!!!! Red Hair!!!! GRAY HAIR!!!

RAINBOW HAIR!!!!!!!!!!!

You are too too funny, but your sweet comments always make my day!!!!

You are so much fun!!!


Jaspere said...

She is so darling. Buying digital stamps is just too easy. If I could buy all the Anyas in digital form I probably would.

Christi said...

This is the sweetest!!!

Anonymous said...

How flippin' cute is this!!!! I love your mutilated punched edge with all those little pearls....this ROCKS!!