Sunday, January 8, 2012

Thank You

Just stopping in on a lazy Sunday to say hello and share my creation for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge. I love lazy Sundays, when the chores are all taken care of and there's nothing to do but a little of this and a little of that. We are having a sunny day here today (which is pretty rare for winter in Pittsburgh) and while it is still chilly outside, seeing the sun makes all the difference.

This week's color story at the Play Date Cafe was a beautiful pairing of blue and green, with some cream thrown in for good measure. I love all the frosty interpretations of these colors that the challenge participants posted. Here is the color story for this week:

And my take..

Nothing like some fussy cutting to make me happy! These cute matryoshka dolls from Hero Arts have been sitting in my 'new things I should use' basket for oh.. probably six months. Finally got around to using them!

I have the trio of woodblock stamps (that I cannot located on the HA website), but these gals are also available in the Dolls Clear Design set. I just stamped them a bunch of times on different patterned paper and cut all the bits out.

The sentiment is from a set called Perfectly Penned from Stampin' Up!. I know, I haven't used anything from them in quite a while. I do think the sentiment pairs up well with the dolls, though.

Some other details here and there to finish it off. Can you resist a smile at those cute faces?

And finally..

It is here! I spent Friday night pulling out all the bits and pieces and laying everything out. I have the cards all divvied up into a divided storage tray I picked up on sale at JoAnn's. I have some pictures ready, and have jotted some notes down in my calendar. I'll be ready to hit the ground running when the page protectors come back in stock. Until then, I'll just collect things and work on the journaling cards so I can just pop 'em in.

Thank you all for your overwhelmingly positive response and support of me taking on Project Life. I am super excited!

Hope you have a sun-filled, lazy Sunday too!


STAMPS: Russian Dolls (here in the Dolls Clear Design set) - Hero Arts; Perfectly Penned - Stampin' Up!; Text It - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Vintage Cream, Fine Linen - Papertrey Ink; Sage Shadow - Stampin' Up!
PATTERNED PAPER: Fly a Kite, The Thrift Shop - October Afternoon
INK: Pebble - Amuse|Studio; Onyx Black VersaFine - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Dotted Scallop Punch - EK Success; Eggshell Ribbon - Hug Snug; Adhesive Pearls; Sewing Machine


  1. This is so sweet. I love those little dolls, and I am in awe of your paper piecing skills (and patience).

  2. Oh, Anya, this is beautiful! I love matryoshka dolls. :-)

  3. Anya, I love the paper you choose for the dolls...and the touch of pearls makes them even more gorgeous! Can't wait to hear all about your Project Life. Wrapping up my 2011. I have my 2012's waiting to be opened!

  4. Anya, Your little ladies are perfect! I love the paper patterns, your fussy cutting, and the bit of bling! So Sweet!!

  5. Love the layout and those adorable dolls!!! Perfect use of the colors!!

  6. OH...MY...GOODNESS Anya!!! I just LOVE this to bits~every little thing about it! Stellar card ;)

  7. What a sweet, little card, Anya! LOVE that trio of dolls and the way you've dressed them in so many, beautiful papers! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

    And I cannot wait to see what you do with Project Life! A friend used the same kit to complete hers a couple of years ago. And I've been so hesitant to try it with all the craziness my life throws at me daily. Anyway, looking forward to you making it look easy ;). Hugs!

  8. hi Anya, l often look at your workand it is always beautiful, glad to hear your doing Project life, lm am 2 for the first time, lve just put my first titlepage on my blog and nearly finished my first week, which l willadd in the next couple of days, you can look at it at, it is so much fun


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