CCEE1846: Topaz!

Hi friends!

*Note:  I have 2 blog posts today!
For my Dueling Darlings card, please click here!*

Time for another CCEE Stampers Challenge
and this one is celebrating the birthstone of November:  Topaz!

Those born in November can choose between two sunny gemstones to brighten up the chilly month ~ one being Topaz.
 November’s birthstone topaz is known for it's calming energies, 
bringing warmth and fortune to those who wear them :)
Topaz occurs in a wide spectrum of colors far beyond yellow.

*Fun fact!*
 During the Renaissance in Europe,
 people believed that topaz could break spells and quell anger. 
Hindus deemed topaz sacred,
 believing that a pendant could bring wisdom and longevity to one’s life.
 Flash forward to current day, 
light blue varieties of topaz can be found in Texas and blue topaz became an official gemstone of Texas in 1969!
For my Topaz inspired card, I used an adorable Unity Stamp Company
stamp and sentiment called Casey, tiny fashionista.
She's so cute!
I have 3 daughters with birthdays coming up in December ...
yep, ALL 3 of them! 
So I'm getting a head start on their cards ...
and although they are no longer teeny tiny and clomping around in my high heels,
they will always ... ALWAYS ... be little in my eyes and heart ♥

I colored the image first,
and then decided to paper piece the dress, bow on her back and in her hair.
I used the flip side to a beautiful piece of designer paper called Petals and Paisleys
that I've hoarded had for forever!

Massive thanks to Laurajean for remembering the name of this dsp!
You rock!
{ She even sent the photo!}

 You can see all the designers cards on the CCEE Stampers blog!
There is also a linky for you to add your Topaz
inspired cards!

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. What a sweet little girl Kelly and I love your colour choice..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Such a darling card, Kelly! Thanks for adding all the info about topaz.........my DD's birthstone and favorite color!!

  3. Such a cute card, Kelly. That image is adorable and looks so sweet in the yellow.

  4. How sweet is that!! Your fabulous card reminds me of a dress up chest I purchased at a church auction for the girls. They got many an hour of fun out of that!! Sensational card with this delightful sentiment, Kelly!

  5. Kelly, this card is just way too sweet... and brings back lots of memories with that adorable image!

  6. Such a sweet card. Cute girl image.

  7. Aww how sweet is that little girl?? Love it when little ones put on grownup's shoes lol. Such a cute card Kel.

  8. Such an adorable image on your topaz card, Kelly.

  9. Aww, Kelly, you never fail to delight me! Such a sweet, sweet image displayed perfectly. Love the paper piecing!

  10. Oh wow I do remember those papers! I love how you've paper pieced her dress! Such a cute image with the monochromatic CAS design! HUGS

  11. Delightful CAS, and the paper piecing looks wonderful on this sweet little girl!

  12. Gorgeous card Kelly. Love the pretty little girl and the papers are Fab. Big Hugs and blessings Kelly. Carol S.xxxx

  13. This is really such a super card, Kelly! That little girl in her high heeled shoes is so adorable. Now, I need to know, is this one really your favorite!

  14. super sweet and beautiful Kelly
    Gr Karin

  15. Very beautiful card!

  16. Kelly, I recognized that gorgeous SU DSP as soon as I saw your card. I'm sure I have stashed some away also. Your card is so beautiful with the little girl in her beautiful dress and heels. I love it. I agree with you about seeing your children as "little". I seem to be unable to get out of that stage. I even dream of one of my daughters as a little girl. Wonder what that means? LOL