Saturday, November 19, 2011

Birthday Sundaes #36

Good Morning!  This challenge helped me dig out tons of stuff I haven't seen in forever! I think it will help you re-discover some old favorites as well:)  The challenge this week is to make a birthday card using your neglected/old stash.  Please make sure you make a note of the items you incorporated into your card that you re-discovered.

Please make sure to visit the Birthday Sundaes DT and our guest designer, Mary G., and link up your card here.

Our sponsor for this week is Karen's Doodles. We were generously given three images to use and I had to go with this cute fairy princess!  She is so adorable!

I love to purchase craft items and sometimes I forget what I have :( One of those items are my SU! chalks. I just use them to color the cheeks on my PKS faces, but I have been wanting to color with them for a long time.  I colored her skin with the chalks, the glow around her wand, and the ruffles in her skirt.  They worked perfectly to give her a soft look.  Also, I ordered these pearls from SU! months ago and forgot I had them.  I saw her ears and thought she needed a little pearl earring.  One little detail and it added so much!  The next items are my stickles.  This was my first time using them.  I was half scared that they would be dried up by now, but luckily they were just fine.  The last item is the very first stack of paper I ever bought.  It is called Nana's Nursery.  It is really cute but I only used it once in the last three or maybe four years.  This polka dot paper was the perfect addition for my card.

Here is my card:

I colored this image with SU! markers.  Thanks to Samantha, I have discovered liquid pearls. I need some serious practice using them.  You have to check out Samantha's work because she is AMAZING. She gets every little pearl perfectly spaced and sized.  The sentiment was made for this card!!! It's from My Creative Time in the All Around Birthday set.  

I hope you can see how well the calks worked out for her skin.  My grandma went crazy for her little pearl earring:) 

Thank you for stopping by!  I look forward to seeing your creations!


  1. So super sweet! Such a fun image! I am totally addicted to liquid pearls! I them!

  2. Oh wow! Way to rock the chalks Maribel! I LOVE this! :) And you're right, that little pearl earring is PERFECTION. You did a fabulous job with the liquid pearls (Samantha inspired me to buy some too - she's kind of a rock star with that stuff, isn't she?), and I'm lovin' the pink polka dot paper. Awesome card!


  3. This is so sweet I love your coloring.
    Great job on the challenge
    DIANA L.

  4. the combo of the chalks and the markers are awesome! she's bold and soft at the same time. how genius! and so is that pearl earring!

  5. Maribel - she is a cutie!
    love those pearl earring and the colours are awesome... such a sweet card....

  6. So pretty! I'm always guilty of buying stuff and forgetting what I have too! :)

  7. Beautiful card!! I love the pearl earring and what an awesome idea for the skin color!! Now I want to try that out!! :)

  8. Such a sweet image, so CUTE! Fabulous coloring! Love the liquid pearls added, so pretty! Take care!!:-))

  9. Wow, your card is just darling! You did a FANTASTIC job on it!
    Sherrie K

  10. You did a fabulous job with those pearls! Your card is so adorable! I love that sweet pearl "earring" too!

    As for Liquid Pearls, I'm really thinking I will put some sort of tutorial together (video? photo?) for later this week! S:o)

  11. Really cute card- love the pearl embellishment dots :)Amy

  12. Your card is so adorable. I love that image, so so cute.
    I haven't used chalks yet, it does give her a soft look.

  13. Hey girl, this is such a CUTE image and the coloring with the SU chalks is fabulous!! Did you get the CS OK? Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

  14. What an adorable image! Your coloring is just beautiful and I love the details you've added. I think your work with the Perfect Pearls is fabulous. I just bought some yesterday so we'll see how it goes. xxD

  15. So so pretty:) Love how you used chalks! Great card.

  16. WOW, this is so awesome, Maribel!! You did such a fabulous job coloring her!! The pearl earring is fabulous! What a gorgeous card - I love this!! :D


  17. She looks so pretty. I love the coloring that you did. It looks so much like Copics.


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