Once upon a time, in a castle far, far away, there lived a Princess.

Her name was Lauren.

Her day to day life was more like that of a Cinderella.

She spent her day’s caring for the children, who fought and fussed. Then onto scrubbing the floors, and worse yet, chasing away rodent’s, that recently infested the Castle.

Whenever she got the chance, she would quietly escape to her stamp room, in the dungeon of the Castle. She would hope, that the children would not find her there, as she tried her best to complete this week’s blogger’s challenge. She needed to quickly re-create the layout of the Sympathy card on page 44 of the SU! Catalog.

Well what do you think?

This not only read’s like a story book (hahaha) but looks like the page of one, don’t you think?

When I saw this paper from the Aerial Collection of paper I got from Kim. I fell in LOVE with it, and knew I wanted to use it, but could not bare to cover it up with any layers.

Since it looked like a place for a Castle to hide, And I am not a “scenery” maker, I stamped my castle right onto the patterned paper, and it made it look just like a scene from a story book!

I used Spring Moss cardstock, along with guava textured card-stock, and Chocolate chip, for this card-which measure’s 4 1/2 X 5 1/2.

I colored the Castle with my Copic markers.

I wanted to re-create the flower’s that are on the paper, so I used my brown Copic marker to color the center’s of my Essentials flowers. I used cinnamonstickles for the flower center’s. I then cut apart the leaves of the green flowers, for leaves. I needed some smaller flower’s so I used my new SU! flower punch, and did the same on those.

The chocolate ribbon has a golden shimmer to it. I got it at Michaels. That corner needed “something”, so I felt that added a nice balance, without over-doing it

Sentiment is also from the Once Upon a Time set.

I loved making this card. It was so fun. I am having too much fun with that set. Im especially happy with the outcome of this card. The castle is perfect. Not too big, not too small, and easy to color. Just enough details. Love it. Hope you like it too.

Well, stay tuned, cause when I come back, I have some SUPER cool stuff to share.

See you then.