Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sweet Birthday Jolinne



Today, I'm looking out on a sunny blue sky for the first time in what feels like eons - woohoo! My area of Virginia, like so many other parts of the East Coast, has been hammered by winter weather this past week. We're still buried under well over three feet of snow, and the high winds have created 5-foot snow drifts along our driveway. Time to dig out, so I'll make this short and sweet!

Hopefully, you've seen My Favorite Things' newest character, Jolinne. If not, have a look! She's a charmer, isn't she? Three new sets featuring this sweet little girl were released earlier this month, and they're all just as sweet as they can be. There's no such thing as too many birthday cards, so I picked Birthday Balloon Jolinne to work with first. She's colored with Copics mostly, and then I added the grass and sky with Prismacolor pencils. (I used Paula's super cool grass tutorial in the My Favorite Things "How'd They Do That?" forum.)

The papers are Girl Friday by Cosmo Cricket. As I was laying this out, I had a yellow flower underneath the green button, which nicely tied into the yellow balloons opposite the image circle, but somewhere during assembly, the flower didn't make it. I *just* noticed and don't want to fool with taking a new picture, so you get what you get ;)

Here's a look at the inside, where I picked up just a hint of the outside design and added the second sentiment.



Have a fantastic day!


35 comments:

Bastelfrosch said...

WOW, this card is a dream.....wondrful.

ChristineCreations said...

Oh WOWZERS Amy! This is just delicious! I love the life you've given this set with your coloring and accents. Seriously lovely!

Barbara said...

This is just way too cute, Amy!!! I think it's just perfect--flower or no flower!

Danni said...

What a stunning card! Just gorgeous!

Broni said...

So beautiful, Amy!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I loved this Birthday Jolinne so much I bought her RIGHT up. She's so sweet! Love how you colored her and I love the twill!

Gabi said...

wow!! it's so cute!! the colors are wonderful!! hugs!!

Melisa Hunter said...

She is so cute! Your card is a work of art!

Joseline said...

Oh this is so sweet. I love everything on this card.

Gotta go get this set. It's adorable.

Jackie Pedro said...

This is just darling, Amy! Love every detail!

Marisa said...

What a darling picture - could be my daughter. Love the pearl for the necklace and the balloons that are out of the frame. Fabulously coloured image and I love the leaves and bow with a button. Wonderfully done!

Wish I could truck some of your snow across the country over to us or switch weather! We have had record breaking highs set for January and it caused havoc on the local ski hill that is hosting some of the Winter Olympic events (thankfully Whistler is okay - unless the fog messes with the downhill). They are literally trucking snow in and also off higher elevations so the runs have enough on them for the events. You just may see lots of green grass along side the runs they will be using! Thankfully the temps have dipped a bit. Can't wait for the Olympics to start -- the city is a buzzing :D

Cindy Haffner said...

Amy this is PRECIOUS!!

Linda L said...

Oh my goodness, that is the sweetest little birthday card Amy....love what you do girl:-)) Hope you survive all that snow without going totally crazy!! xL

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful, Amy! Love the colours!

Dotty Jo said...

This is so lovely Amy, just perfect! Jo x

E.T said...

love it love it love!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Wow fabulous card and love all the detail you always add to your cards.. Absolutely perfect.

Cheers Brenda

Oliwiaen said...

Oh my, soooo cute!! And that little pearl pendant - lovely! You're a master of detail!

Tammy said...

I love, love, love this card -- another masterpiece!

Kerry J. said...

Amy this is just gorgeous!! I love everything about it! The leaves die cut from the patterned paper, the pop of yellow, your amazing colouring!! Awesome!

Diane Jaquay said...

What an AMAZING card, I LOVE it!!

Michelle said...

Wow, this is just amazing Amy!! My jaw always drops when I see one of your new creations. You always use just the right papers....embellishments....everything always goes together perfectly!! And the colors...LOVE THEM!! I just used papers from the same collection on my card yesterday!!

Heidi Karpen said...

This is so incredibly pretty- your paper choices, the image- just perfect!

CraftyC said...

What a beautiful card Amy, so very sweet!
Clairexx

Marie B. said...

Hello Amy! I just had to stop by the blog to tell you how much I love this card! I love everything about it! :)

Niki Estes said...

Amy, this is absolutely adorable! Love your coloring, as always, and all the little details you added are perfect!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Precious!! Precious!! Precious!! Your coloring is always exquisite, as is your use of papers, ribbon, and design Amy! I'm always, and I mean ALWAYS in awe of your skills gf!! *sigh* I see you're coloring again....LOL

Harriet Skelly said...

This is so sweet Amy! I can't wait to get my new images inky! Have a great weekend!

Angel said...

This is beautiful, Amy!! Thanks for the link to the grass tutorial too.

Scrolls Work Rubber Stamps said...

Your card is truly stunning! I came across your blog today and I am so glad I did. I am now a follower and hope to "visit" often.
Jacque

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

*SIGH* It's always such a pleasure to stop by your blog Amy! This card is just gorgeous!!! A beautiful combination of ribbon, button, punches and design! Your colouring is exquisite!! Love it!!

Jana Weaver said...

WOW! Simply stunning! Your coloring is so amazing, she just pops out of the screen!!

Conniecrafter said...

she is so sweet, and I just love the papers, great design and excellent coloring of the grass!

Sherry (aka sherryann) said...

I love this little girl. So sweet.
Which border punch did you use on the card?

Tori Wild said...

Hi Amy! I was wondering if you could tell me what punch or die you used for the larger scallops on the Green Cosmo paper (I know the one with circles in Martha Stewart, but I'm wanting one with the wider scallops like that!) THanks for all of the inspiration on your site!!

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