Friday, September 23, 2011

Gilby's Makeover Walk

Hello sweet friends. Welcome to Gilby's Makeover Walk. We are celebrating Wendy and Gilby's new blog look with a puppy walk and I'm so happy to have you here. If you came here from my sweet friend Emma's awesome blog than you are in the right place. If you just happened upon this puppy walk, make sure to start back at Wendy's blog to get the whole walk in.

We were each asked to do a 'makeover' project. I was excited because this was an idea my husband suggested to me a while ago but I just never got around to doing. Basically a before and after paperdoll makeover. What I mean by that, is I want to show you what my paperdolls looked like before discovering Peachy Keen Stamps and then what they look like now. Here is the before card:

I really loved this card when I made it 5 years ago and that is why I actually have a picture of it. I think she turned out pretty cute, but I always had the hardest time getting the eyes and mouth even. Plus it is a pretty simple card, nothing wrong with simple, I just like that I've learned to do more with my cards when I want to.

5 years later here is the 'makeover' card:

I hope you like it because I LOVE it!!! Isn't her sweet Peachy Keen Stamps face perfect?!!! This face comes from a set that I use a lot called Simple Sallies. I love Peachy Keen Stamps because I get perfect little faces for my projects!!!! In addition, when I discovered Peachy Keen Stamps I also discovered Emma and Nikki's blogs. Thanks to their inspiration over the past couple of years, I have started adding stitching and doodling to projects. It adds so much to a project. And about 10 months ago Emma at My Creative Time started making stamps!!! She has got an awesome variety of beautiful sentiment stamps that work perfectly for just about any occasion. The beautiful 'magical memories' sentiment is from her Fun in the Sun stamp set and the 'thank you' is from her Follow Your Dreams stamp set. I think they look just right on here. I can't wait to give this thank you card to my parents after our next trip to Disneyland. I know they are going to love it!

Well that's it for my makeover project. Make sure you leave a comment on every blog while you are walking along so that you will have the maximum chances to win an awesome puppy treat!!! Wendy and Gilby have some awesome sponsors for this walk including: VK Design Company, My Creative Time, Peachy Keen Stamps, Buggaboo Stamps, Jen's Digi Stamps, Cutting Cafe, Pink By Design, Our Craft Lounge, My Pink Stamper, and Gilbyscraftster. WOW, what a list of sponsors - good luck and THANKS so much to the sponsors!!!

Your next stop on the walk is Jana! Click HERE to go to Jana's Blog.

If you get lost along the way, here is the lineup:

Glora: (you are HERE)
Jana: (go HERE next)
Princess Penelop:

Items Used:

My Creative Time stamps - Fun in the Sun
My Creative Tiem stamps - Follow Your Dreams
Peachy Keen Stamps - Simple Sallies
Peachy Keen Stamps - Extra Small Polka Dot
Sizzix Paper Doll and Accessories (old red and yellow dies)
EK Success Mickey Icon punches
Disneyland - smallest Mickey Icon punch
Glossy Accents
Sakura White Gellyroll Pen
Adhesive Pearls


  1. OMG!!!! Your card came out SOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! WOW Miss Glora, you are one AMAZING lady my friend!;) The sentiments could not be MORE PERFECT!!!
    Big Gypsy Hugs,

  2. I must say that the stitchiing and the PK faces adds so much to your second card!! Great job

  3. Wow, Glora, that is an awesome card! Your first card is so cute too, but it's so fun to see how detailed your style has become. Just adorable! That Peachy Keen face does make a huge difference! The stitching adds so much too!

  4. Too cute I love the card. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

  5. OMG, how cute is that makeover card, I just love it!


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  6. I love it!!!! So super cute! Have a super weekend.

  7. Glora...So fun to see our advances over the years!! You are so talented!!! TFS!

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  8. Now that was a good idea. I often think I will go back and redo my oldest daughters baby book because my scrapbooking style back then...well, I guess I didn't have a style, that is the problem. You've inspired me to makeover some of my worst pages! Happy to be hopping with you today!

  9. Glora my dear your card is just too Cute. I love it.


  10. Love the card! Wish I had one to make and give for a trip to Disney, LOL.

  11. What a difference the sweet peachy faces make! And your hand stitching is awesome. Love this, Glora!

  12. Wow, what a difference the PK stamps and even the additional stitching on the card makes! Just gorgeous!

  13. you did a good job on both cards! great job!

  14. That is so cool that the paperdoll make over was your hubbies idea. Both of your cards are great, but the PKS stamps add a lot of fun

  15. Your card is so so cute Glora!! The first is also cute...but i just love to see how much your style has changed in these years!! Love it!!

  16. They are both cute, but the makeover card is just so much more!!! I love all the little details that make it pop.

  17. That is adorable!!!!!! nlundeen at catt dot com

  18. I'm smiling here because your project is soooo true for all of us. If we all went back and looked at some of our first projects we would see that we've come a LONG way...and all the people we've met along the blessed!!!

    Patti Ross

  19. oh my that is the sweetest ever...hugs

  20. Wow! That is so cool! I really like seeing how far you have come! It gives me hope that if I keep working as hard as I am working I can get that good too! Great job!

  21. what a great makeover. isn't it amazing how we 'grow' in our scrapbooking talent. you sure have. thanks for the inspiration


  22. great makeover

  23. Glora, you continually amaze me. I thought your first card was wonderful but I do agree those PK stamps really add a lot of personality. TFS:-)

    ~Tammy S

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  24. Your card is Fantastic Glora!!! What a difference Peachy faces make. She just comes to life. I love Peachy Keen and Emma's stamps. Thanks so much for sharing.
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  25. Your card is adorable!! I have learned so much from Emma too. Thanks for sharing.


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  26. Glora, this is so awesome, I love makeovers! I just won simple sallies from PKS, can't wait to use them! So excited! Awesome card Glora!

  27. Magical card indeed! Love makeovers ;) Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. Suzy

  28. Beautifully cute card! Great color scheme. You always make the best Disney cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

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  29. Love your make over project. I love peachy keen stamps as well.

  30. Wow.... what a difference. Such a neat idea to revamp an old card.. thanks for sharing

  31. Adorable! It's like she became a teenager and started wearing make up. Thanks for the inspiration.

  32. Wow...Isn't it amazing what a few changes can do to a project? I love your new card. Sooo cute. I have always wanted to try Peachy Keen stamps, but I never have. I know..sacralidge! :) I am going to now, because I love the sweet face on your girl. I am a new follower and so happy to be a blog friend on this hop! I have met some awesome bloggers....

  33. Love your card and I really love the to break down and get some of those stamps real soon! Thanks for sharing...

  34. Your makeover is really cute. Love that peachy keen face.


  35. Your paper doll was adorable back then as well, but love the new makeovered (is that a word. lol!) paper doll :-) TFS!

    -Sam :-)
    SamanthaJDesigns @

  36. Love the makeover one with the rich colors, and the pearl earrings! So cute!!


  37. I think both of your cards are lovely but I do know what you mean about discovering PKS. The faces are perfect for the doll carts and more. love all the details on your make over card.


  38. Your card was cute before but it's even cuter now :) Great makeover!

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  39. so so so cute you project and thanks for sharing your talent!!!!


  40. Hi Glora! Your before & after dolls are just too cute!!! Really like the before, but the after is Super Cute!!! Love PKS for all the faces we can use & you're so right about Emma & Nikki's blogs for inspiration, they have wonderful ideas. Your blog is one of my favorites, the things you come up with & your creativity are just amazing, that why Gilby & I are soo honored to have you on our Walk. Thank you so much!!!
    Big Puppy "Pluto" hugs to you,
    Wendy aka Roo & Gilby

  41. Glora, all your projects are too cute!! YOur first card is too cute, but your second card is adorable!

  42. I am having trouble with Blogger...grrrr!!! Its me Sarah from

    GLORA!!! BOTH cards are adorable!!! I think you did a GREAT job on the face 5 years ago =) I always LOVE when you do Disney inspired projects!!! We are going through major withdrawls....its hard to get to Disneyland now that school is back...BOOOOO! School is so over rated =)


  43. Super cute cards, Glora! The second card has so many extra details, and the PK face is adorable! You can definitely see your evolution as a card maker, in the layering of the papers, the embossing, and the stitching, just awesome. TFS!


  44. Love your cards. it is so nice to see where you have been and where you are now!

  45. I love both cards but what a makeover can do for something. :) I need a makeover. lol ;) Great job as always!


  46. I love how you recreated a project from many years ago. I will have to remember to do that too. I have only been crafting for a year, but I have a few cards I started with that could be redone now.

    Great job!
    Carson's Creations

  47. Great idea Glora, your husband is clever!!! Both your cards are great but the PKS face does add a lot of personality, love it! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

  48. I love the before and after cards, it's amazing how far we come in crafting. I look back to some of my first scrapbook pages and say EEK what was I thinking but styles change and you get more advanced. I love the fabulous Peachy Keen stamps, you know they make anything look WOW. :) Great job.

  49. Hi Glora,BEAUTIFUL job with your makeover,I LOVE the idea,stitching and colors!SO SWEET,and PKS always adds so much to a project,AMAZING job as always my friend!!:)

  50. Beautiful cards! What a big difference with the detail in the facial expression with the Peachy Keen stamp!

  51. Glora, I love both cards! How can you not love the PK faces though...what a difference they make! And I love to do the stitching on them too! Awesome job my friend!

  52. I think both cards are great! I love looking back at some of the first cards I made and compare them to cards that I have recently made. There is definitely a big difference!

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  53. What a difference between the cards! You definitely took the makeover card to a whole new level!!!

  54. Love both cards. Also love to see the additional techniques on the second card. Great work.


  55. Ok, WOW!!! The before is very cute, but the after, amazing. You can really see how your talent has skyrocketed. Very cute. Thanks for the fun. Sandy C.

  56. WOW! What a huge difference! First, I love DIsney. Have been a passholder for years and years. We love going and being in Miami makes it super easy. The PKS make a world of difference. Your technique has changed so much! Beautiful job!

  57. The stams and stitching really add a lot! The colors of the new card are beautiful too.

  58. Great card, the before and after!
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