Amber Ink #1: Feel Like Miss America


Have you ever had one of those days when you feel so good, you’re ready to take on the world? You’re dolled up in your prettiest dress. You’re bursting with confidence. You’re smiling and waving at everyone you meet. You feel so good, you feel like Miss America!

That’s the feeling the Oh What A Doll line of stamps from Amber Ink engenders. Pull out these dolls whenever you need a burst of happiness!

The Oh What A Doll line consists of three sets of clear stamps and several sets of digital stamps so you can play with them in the format you prefer. Since carrying the Pink Torch makes me feel like Miss America, I decided to use the Wave Hello and A Day At The Beach sets from that line for my first project!

Now, I don’t own any fancy schmancy software – I’m the Paper Princess, not the Photoshop Queen – so I copied and printed my images from Microsoft Word (Digi Divas, it’s not polite to snicker!) While it initially felt odd not stamping out my images, that feeling quickly passed when I realized that with the press of a key, I had an unlimited number of perfectly formed images to play with! No mess to clean up either. I could get used to this life!

Next I had fun piecing together the girliest doll I could imagine! I draped her in pink from head to toe. I adorned her feet with the cutest of sandals. I covered her with flowers (oh, the things one can do with a lei!) This gal is dreaming of pageantry, for sure!


A doll this precious deserves a special home – that’s why I altered a torso just for her! But a gal like this is way too social to stay in one place for very long, so I decided she should see the world on the prettiest of cards!


I picked the most scrumptious colors I could find for the card base, and added pink waves and flourishes to echo the design element in the Wave Hello sentiment. I added flowers to complement the lei!


I’d love to hear your thoughts on my first Amber Ink Project! I’m premiering it on WOYWW since Penni passed the torch on to me this morning – and hostess Julia is a former Pink Torch Bearer too! I”ll also be sharing it at Pink Saturday. You can read more about the passing of the torches and meet the other Think Tank members at Going Pink With Amber Ink!

Now, if you’re into creative challenges – check these out! I included the end dates for your convenience!

Design Challenges

2 Sisters Challenge Blog – Anything Goes (7/29)
Alter It Monthly – July – Valley Of The Dolls (7/31)
Aud Sentiments Challenge #33 – Sentiment That Makes Someone Smile (8/2)
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge #38 – Anything With A Digital (7/31)
Paper Playtime Challenge #51 – Digi/Stamped Monday – Summer (8/6)
Sir Stampalot July Challenge – Anything Goes (7/27)

Product List

Amber Ink Digi Stamps:  Oh What A Doll – Wave Hello and A Day At The Beach
DCWV & Fiskars Cardstock and Just The Edge Bazzill Papers
Berol Prisma Color Art Pencils, Tombow Markers and CTMH Blush Dye Ink
Prima Flowers, Bazzil Basics Really Big Brads, and Bling Brads
Free Dressmaker’s Mannequin Pattern from Mirkwood Designs

Have a fabulous week, dear friends, and be sure to join me for Wordless Wednesday to give Tsunami, the Peek-A-Boo kitten some love!

65 Responses to “Amber Ink #1: Feel Like Miss America”

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  1. What a cute link.

    I make a lot of cards and this looks like a fun project!

    You look like you have a great design sense.

    Thanks for linking.


  2. Jingle says:

    cute art, love the pink color.

  3. Morning says:

    sweet expression, love it.


  4. Lisa Jane says:

    oh i love the image on the mannequin .. and the pretty flower
    Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
    Lisa x

  5. paula schuck says:

    Hi there. New follower from the bloghop. Love the card. You are very creative.


  6. Karen says:

    I loved this and I featured it for WorkShop Wednesday! Thanks for partying with me!

  7. royalegacy
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    I found your blog through Follow Me Tuesday. I found that I am already following you. Are you following me back? Please come and see.

  8. Karen says:

    I’m popping in from MIM to say that this is a truly lovely creation! Love the flower on it especially. Hugs, Karen.xx

  9. I know that you have so many blog parties to choose from so thank you for choosing Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop. This post is added to the party blast! Enjoy the rest of the week 🙂

  10. Nana Donna says:

    Your beautiful flower caught my eye on Make it Monday. What a fabulous card you created.

    Stop by my blog to check out my giveaway

  11. Rachel R. says:

    How whimsical and cute! I wish I was more artistic 🙂

  12. What a fun card! Love each element. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!

  13. This post made me smile. Thanks for inspiring me and many others to even attempt this feat. Really appreciate that you linked up at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop.


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