Well It Started Out As A Card

This is the week of birthdays and anniversaries.  I sat down this weekend to make two birthday cards for my granddaughters.  I needed to do something quick.  For me that means less than a couple of hours.  LOL 

During Winter CHA releases I found Christy Tomlinson's work, specifically her stamps.  I fell in love with her two girl stamps....SHE Leaped and SHE was a daughter.

So these past few days I decided to look around Christy's blog, website, ART, etc.  I kept running into a workshop called SHE Art.  It is incredible.  This class is now on my to do list for the year. 

I decided to use my stamps with a twist to make the cards.  This is my first time even attempting this and is not even a shadow of what Christy and those who take the class create.  But I did have enough fun I'm going to be playing with the style more. 

How it got from a card to a layout:  After playing with the stamp figure I was looking at the background paper and my imagination was in overtime.  I wanted something bigger than a normal size card or tag.  I wanted to continue to paint, draw, and cut.  So I ended up with two small layouts.

First is my granddaughter Hannah.

Ingredients:  Making Memories Just Chillin' Paper; American Crafts Thickers; Making Memories tiny alpha; Hero Arts flowers stamp; Christy Tomlinson SHE Leaped stamp by Unity Stamps; mulberry paper; Kaisercraft bling; Fiskars paper crimper; water color pencils and water pen.

My oldest granddaughter, Amber.

Happy Birthday to my beautiful girls. 

The countdown has begun.  7 days left to enter the D's Paper Studio April's Challenge with an awesome giveaway by Making Memories.  The Challenge is to learn something new or brush up on something you have been wanting to learn more about.  Create a project.  Post it on your blog, a message board community gallery, a site like Flickr, etc.  Leave a link on this POST.  I'll draw one winner May 1st to receive this awesome prize pack from making memories. 

Have a Crafty Day!

Gratitude List
1.  my sweet, beautiful Hannah
2.  my funny, loving Amber
3.  the light of my heart, Little Honey
4. God's gift of my family
5.  my husband and God's gift of patience, love, and understanding to him


  1. I'll just say one word: BEAU-TI-FUL! Love how you made those two "dolls"

  2. It does look pretty simple in the pictures. I just visited some of your other posts and I am really impressed with your creativity. Everything is perfect.

  3. Beautiful work on the art dolls, Debby!

  4. Your dolls are absolutely beautiful!!

  5. Beautiful! Love the dolls.

  6. awesome cards and beautiful granddaughters. love the dolls.

  7. so cool~I love "she Art" too!!!! Yours look great and I'm the girls will love their Lo you made for them!!!

  8. Love the angel and art doll! Pretty pages!

  9. Beautiful Debbie! And Thanks for following me on Twitter. ;) @hapaxstudios

  10. These are awesome! Love love love the girls! :)

  11. Beautiful!! Love this

  12. those are both gorgeous! I love that you made such personal "cards" with their pictures and that stamp is awesome! I just love Christy Tomlinson's Unity stamps! I'll have to go check out that class too!

  13. those are fantastic!!!

  14. Those dolls turned out beautifully!

  15. love the she art girls! amazing!


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