Monday, April 14, 2014

Make-a-Card Monday: Ballerina Birthday

So, the girls and I went to a ballet-themed birthday party this weekend. My mommy friend went all out with the decor. She transformed her home into a little girl's dream house. There was a "back stage" with a make up and hair table and some arts and crafts. Her living room was the "stage", complete with curtains! She even hired her friend's daughter, who happens to dance for the Houston Ballet, to give the girls a lesson. She started by showing them what she has in her dance bag, all the different ballet shoes she has and what she wears them for, and then trying on the pointe shoes for them. I thought the girls were going to wet themselves. The floor was too slick for her to wear them long (we didn't want anything to happen to those precious Prima feet, ankles, or knees :)) so she moved on the her "class" shoes and taught the girls some moves. It was super cute. And a lot of fun. And an amazingly cool idea.

Anyhoo, this is the card I made for the birthday girl's gift card.

I am using an image from Bugaboo called Brat Ballerina. I have no idea why they call them "brats" because I think they are super cute. And I don't think brats are cute. At all. I colored her up with my Prismacolor pencils and used my Copics for the floor and her outline. The sentiments, both inside and out, are from My Favorite Things Birthday Girl stamped in Melon Mambo. I also added baubles; haven't used those in FOREVER. Rounded all my corners and let the girls have at it on the interior. :)

Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Catch the Bug #207 - Sketch
4 Krafty Girlz #15 - Anything Goes
The Paper Girls #53 - Photo Inspiration
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #40 - Anything Goes w/ Girly
WordArt Wednesday #127 - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean #75 - Inspired by a Movie (Center Stage)
Paper-Crafting Journey - For a Special Lady
Art Impressions #133 - Best of Friends
Aud Sentiment #104 - Sentiment for a Friend
Open-Minded Crafting #8 - Easter or Pastel Colors
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #24 - Anything Goes


  1. Beautiful card thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge xxxxx

  2. This is such a pretty card , perfect for any ballerina :) !!!

  3. Awww, she is adorable! What a sweet card, love the CAS style and the pink!! Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun!! :)

  4. So adorable. Thank you for joining us this week and for posting your awesome art in our Word Art Wednesday challenge. Blessings, Carole

  5. This is an adorable Design, thank you for sharing with us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge we would love you to join in with us again next week for another fab challenge....
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge Blog

  6. So adorable! I absolutely love your coloring. Thank you for participating with us over at Through the Craft Room Door. Hope to see you again real soon! Melanie (DT)

  7. This is fantastic!! Love the image.. it is so great!! Gorgeous creation!! Your coloring is amazing!! Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  8. What a cute card! Love your use of this Bugaboo image and you colored it marvelously. Thanks for blessing us with your wonderful artwork at Word Art Wednesday. Have a nice day and sharing with you God's Word in 1 Corinthians 6:14, " By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also." Hugs always!

    JO ANN

  9. Beautiful creation ..Thankyou for joining us at the crafty girls challenge blog..good luck ..Anita DT

  10. Such a pretty card, love the image and colours you have used. Thank you for joining us over at Open Minded Crafting Fun, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Love Alison DT xx

  11. What a precious image. I love that you kept the card simple to accent the adorable image. Thanks for sharing at OMCF.

  12. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 24: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  13. What a great project, very cute!! Thanks so much for joining us for our Stella Says Sketch - Challenge #207 at Catch the Bug, I hope you join us again very soon.

  14. What a sweet Card!!!
    Thanks for linking up with the Paper Girls

  15. this is one of my favorite images. So cute. Thanks for sharing your darling card with us at Catch The Bug.

  16. This little ballerina is too cute!! Beautiful coloring. Lovely card. :) Thanks for playing along with us at Art Impressions.

  17. wow this is soooo fabulous! Totally adore the coloring of this super sweet image! Fabulous CAS card!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I have a great giveaway so don’t forget to join in  Crafting Vicky giveaway post 

  18. She is just ADORABLE!!
    Too cute!! Thanks so much for joining the Stella Says Sketch Challenge at The Bug Blog with Bugaboo Stamps.
    We hope you'll join us again and play along!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Min - Bugaboo Stamps Asst. Design Team Coord.

  19. Super cute card, thank you for playing at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
    {Creative Moments Owner}
    Alex x

  20. Congrats, Alycia on being one of the winners this week at Bugaboo! I was too! We Cupcake Sweeties rock! lol Nance


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