Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Long Live the Queen...Ahem, Maggie's Teacher (a Birthday Card!)

It's funny how sometimes your intuition tells you need to look into something & that something just happens to be that day! Well, that happened to me today when I dropped off Maggie at her classroom! I knew that her teacher's b-day was this month, but didn't know what day & had kept meaning to check...well it was TODAY!

So, while I was at the gym, I schemed up this little card in my head...I received my Marie Antoinette stamps yesterday in the mail (link is below in the "supplies" list - many AMAZING vintage style stamps here!!!) & was dying to get busy with them!!! It's not exactly what I had in mind, but pretty close! Sometimes it's hard to translate what's in the head to paper! I am hoping to tweak a few things & throw a few up for sale in the Etsy shop!
I would love to hear what you think would make it better too, so leave me a comment & you might just find me contacting you so I can send you one!

full image

close up of Marie

close up of banner

inside of card
There ya have it! My glitter skills need a little honing & I am not super wild about how the carriage stamped, but all-in-all it's a fun card & she liked it (& the Starbucks card!)! And that's all that matters, right?!

Tomorrow, (Maggie's cough permitting!) I get to meet my mom & sister at Archiver's for a little shopping (mostly window since I already spent my budget online & at Michael's this month!) & girl time! Hopefully I will have some more ideas to share with you soon! (I have to say, I am obsessed with Marie right now, so you might be seeing quite a bit of that!! Hang in there, it's pass!)

See you soon!

Card: Studio G, $1 bins at Michael's!
Ink: also Studio G & some Distress Ink
Glitter: Martha Stewart, Michael's
Cream Cardstock: AC
Banner Dies: PTI
Labels: We R Memory Keepers
Misc.: Colored Pencils