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. You make the most amazing things with your craft. I truly enjoy looking at your beauty you create. I so wish I had this talent. But…. I so enjoy looking at yours.

  2. your card is so cute down to the little sandals!

  3. Great colours and a fab flower there!
    thanks for the peek today! Sarah (Sasa at 1)

  4. Pam says:

    This is what we’re talking about! This is what creating with joy is all about! Love the way you dressed her with special attention to the lei (a gesture of friendship and love) and no wonder you dressed a pageant winner! You are one! Great job on your first Amber Ink project and we can hardly wait for the next! Go Pink!

  5. patsy
    Twitter: Patsypat

    Sweet card! Exuberant indeed!

  6. Stacie @ The Divine Miss Mommy says:

    This card is fabulous!!

  7. Sam says:

    Awesome hun. Loving the post and not just the card. I myself prefer the messiness of proper stamps but you have to give the digis a go sometimes especially as you can make them pretty much whatever size you want 🙂
    Sam x

  8. Joy says:

    What a beautiful card!! I actually like the idea of being able to print off an image. 🙂

  9. Michelle says:

    I love the card. I used to own a scrapbook/rubber stamp store and I got used to the digital very quickly. I love it. Now, I am a card maker and I love digi and traditional scrapbooking plus altering fun projects. I am your newest follower from the blog hop. My friend Peggy and I have a crafty blog and I posted a freebie last night if you do any digital scrapbooking. We would love for you to stop by and say hi,


  10. Sandra H says:

    Your card is so cute:) Sandra H

  11. Pam says:

    I love this! Thanks for sharing, you site is so much fun, eye candy and still loving the organization ideas.

  12. pinky says:

    Beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

  13. Angie (shozzy) says:

    That truely is a happy creation …it just made me smile

  14. Love it! It makes me happy just looking at what you’ve created!

  15. mel mccarthy says:

    Loving the gorgeous girly-ness. What a great idea to use a dress form shape. It’s so pretty -perfect for the paper princess!

  16. Pammu says:

    This is sooo beautiful! Love the pink dress and the lei 😉

  17. gloria says:

    Looks great! loving the pink. Looks like you’ve been busy. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Congrats on joining the Amber Ink team! What a way to kick off your term! Your card is adorable.

    ~Cheryl~ – Orange Team – February 2011
    Stop by my blog to check out my blog candy!

  19. Audrey says:

    What a beautiful card. I love the flower. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  20. Jill says:

    Stopping by from the Thankful for Friends Thursday Blog Hop, following on GFC!
    I am currently hosting a giveaway for 50 FREE Brochures. They are awesome for promoting your business or simply make some generic Birthday Cards! VERY VERY Low entries right now.


  21. Doni says:

    Thanks so much for linking up with Pearls and Lace Thursday link party at Faith Grace Crafts!! Here’s the link in case anyone wants to see MY Dress Form!!
    Y’all be sure and come by to see it!
    Nice card!!

  22. Really pretty! I’d love to receive one!

  23. Sue says:

    How cute. Anyone would enjoy getting this.


  24. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    I think it is so cute! What fun!

  25. This is cute 🙂 I’m so honored that you chose to join the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop. Thank you for adding this special masterpiece to rock my party 🙂

  26. Self Sagacity
    Twitter: selfsagacity

    so unique and fabulous. the colors are perfect together.

  27. Lydia @ On The Verge says:

    How beautiful! I am your newest follower. Please stop by and join my Follow Me Friday!

  28. shah says:

    What a splendid idea. And loved the card – you craft with such imagination. Many thanks as always for linking up at Weekend Creation Blog Hop – BTW: Blogger is being an evil mare to me today – it stole my comments and the side-bar and the background of my post – it shows up on Internet explorer, though the comments are still gone. AARRGH – I apologise and thank you for commenting too.

    Shah – have a great weekend.

  29. Laurie says:

    What an adorable card! You are so talented…I think it’s amazing. What a feel-good idea!
    I’m following from Shah’s Weekend Creative Hop.

  30. Olivia Douglass says:

    How adorable- you are very talented.

    I am stopping by on the Fancy Friday Blog Hop & am following via GFC.


  31. Carolyn says:

    Thank you so much for linking up an old post of the FBF hop–I have another one up today and would love for you to enter again. I’m loving your recipes!
    Cookin’ for my Captain FBF

  32. Joanna Noel says:

    Over from Follow On Friday! Love this card! You have some great inspiration!

    I am a new follower!


  33. April@The 21st Century Housewife
    Twitter: apriljharris

    What a gorgeous project! Thank you so much for linking it up to Feed Me Tweet Me Follow Me Home!

  34. Diane says:

    Awesome job. I love how she is on a dress form and the colors are so bright and cheery. Thanks for playing Paper Playtimes Digital Summer Challenge.

  35. Carol says:

    She is delightful and you are soooo creative ~ following from Weekend Blog ~ namaste, CArol ^_^

  36. Holly says:

    Your creations are just darling! You don’t need photoshop, because what you do is wonderful!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  37. Sanghamitra says:

    Beautiful post! Thanks for sharing. Love your creative space.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  38. Nan says:

    Great post, I love the card. Have a great weekend, Nan

  39. MageeMommy says:

    FUN! Visiting from Stalk Remix. New follower on GFC! Hope you can visit. 🙂

  40. MageeMommy says:

    PS Thanks so much for posting about my follower giveaway! 🙂

  41. Rebecca says:

    The card is gorgeous. Wow….and the cats on the sidebar….Maine Coon? I had a Maine Coon back when I was much younger. He was such a wonderful cat. I miss that cat.

  42. Olivia says:

    Aloha from Hawaii!!! Dropping by via the blog hop. Hope you have an amazing weekend!!! 🙂 –

  43. Marydon says:

    So creative a darling card.
    Have a beautiful PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~

  44. Pat says:

    How fun – I must check out Amber Ink. Great post. Happy PS!

  45. Okienurse says:

    awesome card! Sorry I am so late getting around but haven’t felt well this week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

  46. Hi! What a beautiful card!.

    I love the flower


    you’re invited to my Party “step by step on tuesday”!

    Happy pink saturday!

  47. Maria Matter says:

    oh this is lovely hun!
    Thank you for playing along @ Aud Sentiments & Paper Playtime!

  48. Eemeli says:

    Saw this on Make It Monday and wanted to get a better look of it. Great card and that awesome big flower just rocks! ^^
    Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

  49. merry says:

    Love your post….it was fun reading your journey as you created this fun card. I saw you over at Make it Monday.

  50. CHRISSY says:

    Gorgeous image, lovely card.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

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