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Sep 19, 2009

Mojo Monday meets Annabelle

ARE YOU READY FOR A PARTY!!! - Introducing, Helen's Party from a brand new stamp company, AnnaBelle Stamps

Isn't she adorable! - I was so thrilled and excited when Andrea sent the email saying that I had been picked as one of her new Design Team members. I couldn't wait to get my stamps and get started creating with them. (Patience)has never been one of my virtues. The package arrived on Thursday and I worked really hard yesterday creating this fun card.

Andrea had sent us some papers (as a added bonus) and while we aren't required to use them on our projects I fell in love with one of the patterns and decided to use it for my first card. The paper is, Sugar Petals from Scrabble paper and while it's not available right now you can find the pattern here:
I like to work with sketches a lot (it lessens the time of trying to figure out a layout) so I chose this weeks MoJo Monday sketch found here

You can see that I altered the sketch slighty by reversing the position of the smaller circle. Otherwise I could not have added my balloon nor sentiment but it' still pretty much the same.

I colored my image with Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol and then paper pieced her outfit with the reverse side of the pattern DP. The colors of the paper really matched well with some of the new "in-colors" and a few retired in-colors as well. See list below.
I added a nice shiny balloon by using Crystal Effects and popped up the bow on the package. You'll also notice those wonderful little gems on the right side that resemble Dew Drops except that these are called Sprinkles and they have a foil backing which makes them really sparkle/shine in real life. I LOVE THEM! Best of all Andrea sells these at AnnaBelle stamps and they come in, 24 Colors! I can't wait to get more of these babies as they are so pretty. They come in little cases that are stackable as well so you can save storage space if needed. Be sure to check them out.

So here is a list of the products used for this card:
Stamps: Helen's Party (AnnaBelle Stamps)
Ink: Palette Noir Black (PaperTrey Ink)
Prisma Colored Pencils, Gamsol
Card Stock: Always Artichoke, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo and Whisper White.
Other: Crystal Effects, Kiwi Kiss Twill ribbon (retired SU), Olive Sprinkles (AnnaBelle Stamps), Linen Thread, Nestablitie Circle Dies and foam mounting tape.

I'll be back again next week with another fun card using one of the other new sets from AnnaBelle stamps. All her products are now available at her store so head on over and do some shopping!


  1. Oh, what a cute and fun card! I love the new stamp!!! And card you created is adorable, Ida!!! I love how you paper pieced little girl's outfit! Love your detailed work on the balloon! And what a neat idea with the dimension of the gift! Love new dew drops too!
    I love this card! :)

  2. Isn't this cute! I love the paper piecing you did!! The paper is so cool too...and I love those Sprinkles!!

  3. This is terrific! What a cute stamp...I am sure you will have fun on that DT!

  4. She is gorgeous Ida! I love those colours in the DSP, and the Sprinkles match perfectly. TFS

  5. This is a fantastic card Ida, You have done such a wonderful job and great use of the sketch. I too just adore these sprinkles and will NEED 1 of every color. LOL
    Hugs to you

  6. What a fun and happy card Ida! Helen is so cute and you coloured her in beautifully lol!
    Love everything thing about your card!!!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

  7. Super cute! I love it. What a fantastic job!

  8. This is such a fun card Ida, and the stamp is adorable!

  9. What a CUTE image!!! She's adorable and I love your card, Ida!