Oct 31, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 91


Good morning - It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use the InLinkz button down at the very end of this post to enter your card. The links will close on Friday at 10 PM (Mountain Time), and I'll randomly select one card to feature on my blog on Saturday. So, as long as your card is linked by 10 PM Friday, your card will be in the drawing. Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC91 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

Hey look!  Its Trendy Trees and a SU Only card!  I haven't used a Stampin' Up! stamp in what seems like ages - this is one of my favorite sets and I love to mix up the leaf colors with this topper stamp.  The tree trunks are stamped in Chocolate Chip and the leaves are stamped in Pumpkin Pie and then I colored some of the leaves again with an Old Olive marker.  I cut the image out with the small oval Nestabilities die and then sponged the edges of both the white and So Saffron cardstock with Pumpkin Pie ink.  Add a few buttons and some satin ribbon and we're good to go!

The Sweet Sunday Stampers have amazing sketch samples to show you today, so stop on by to see:

Thanks for taking on the challenge this week! 
Karen

Pardon my dust while I update my blog style - it's gonna be a little mismatched for a bit :)

recipe -
stamps: trendy trees (stampin' up!)
paper: certainly celery, so saffron (su), choice snow white (taylored expressions), sweet pea (su)
ink: chocolate chip, pumpkin pie, old olive
accessories: brights/regals buttons (su), old olive satin ribbon (su), small oval/large scallop oval nestabilities (spellbinders)

Oct 30, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch Winner

Hello!  It's time to announce this week's SSSC winner - random.org has selected.......

#42 - Megan Lock!

I love this adorable image and the chain link border - yummy!!!!  The swirls in the background are beautiful with the brads too - love it!!  You can see more of Megan's gorgeous creations on her blog, Megan Lock Designs.  Congrats Megan!

See you soon for our next challenge -
Karen

Oct 29, 2010

Snowflake Sparkle

Hello!!  It's been all Halloween all the time here with the kids and I finally had a chance to stamp this morning while the kids watched Scared Shrekless, haha!  I'm going to keep this short since I'll soon be driving everywhere getting various children to various Halloween, er, Fall Festival parties.  I started by using Mercy's MTSC97 with Winter Wonderland from Taylored Expressions.  I stamped the snowflakes in So Saffron, Orchid Opulence (I KNOW!!), and Soft Sky and then cut them out with the Winter Wonderland Snowflakes dies.  The rhinestones are a mixture of Kaisercraft and Multi-Color Twinkles and I added the Scalloped Eyelet Border die underneath the cocoa ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!  Minney Mouse, Spider Man and I are off to party it up and I'm sure I'll be back with some sort of crazy picture.

Have a wonderful Friday!
Karen

recipe -
stamps: winter wonderland
paper: kraft, choice snow white cardstock, snow day (crate paper)
ink: so saffron, soft sky, orchid opulence (all stampin' up!), dark brown fluid chalk (colorbox)
accessories: kaisercraft rhinestones, multi-color twinkles, labels 11 nestabilities (spellbinders), chocolate grosgrain ribbon, scalloped eyelet border die (taylored expressions)

Oct 26, 2010

SSD Sketch Tuesday #48


It's Tuesday and that means it's time for another Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday and this one is the last one I'll be hosting as the sketch maker.  We've been using past Sweet Sunday Sketches all through October and I'm so completely thrilled to have been part of this amazing team, if only for a short while.  This week, we're using SSSC21, which is a perfect sketch to use up some of those scrap pieces of gorgeous designer paper we all have laying around.  This is such a great card to whip up in a flash - the scraps are 1-1/4" square and they're cut from pieces of DeLovely paper from Cosmo Cricket {yum!}.  Since I'm repeating the papers, I placed the stripes going different directions - it kind of creates some visual interest in the background.  The cupcake is from Cupcake Cutie and I stamped the bottom in Certainly Celery and the frosting in Pretty In Pink for the background and Pink Passion for the outline.  I added a few pink rhinestones I picked up from Michael's.  The sentiment is from Grunge and I stamped it in Memento Rich Cocoa - I had to bling it up as well *wink*

Have a wonderful day!
Karen


recipe -
stamps: cupcake cutie, grunge (skipping stones design)
paper: certainly celery, kraft, choice snow white cardstock, delovely (cosmo cricket)
ink: certainly celery, pretty in pink, pink passion, memento rich cocoa
accessories: pink rhinestones, lacey squares nestabilities (spellbinders)

Oct 24, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 90


Good morning - It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use the InLinkz button down at the very end of this post to enter your card. The links will close on Friday at 10 PM (Mountain Time), and I'll randomly select one card to feature on my blog on Saturday. So, as long as your card is linked by 10 PM Friday, your card will be in the drawing. Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC90 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

Did you know??  Today is Lynn's birthday!  I'd sing, but I'm her friend and I just don't torture my friends that way.  Just my kids.  I inked up my Cupcakeabella in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored her with Copic Markers - the rhinestone cherry was a must!  The papers are all from Cosmo Cricket's Togetherness mini deck - yummy - and the scalloped die is from My Favorite Things.

One thing I have to mention - I had already scrapped one image that I 'over Copic-ed' and I was just about to finish this one when my 3 year old decided to run up to me and give me a hug.  Oops!  So, now my card has a little hug love on it.  Call it an extra clump of frosting on the side.  Yeah.

The Sweet Sunday Stampers have amazing sketch samples to show you today, so stop on by to see:
Thanks for taking on the challenge this week! 
Karen


recipe -
stamps: cupcakeabella (stamping bella)
paper: ruby red, kraft, choice buttercream cardstock, togetherness (cosmo cricket)
ink: memento tuxedo black, deep lagoon fluid chalk (colorbox)
accessories: copic markers, island lagoon rhinestones (kaisercraft), satin ribbon, rectangle/scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), scallop die (my favorite things)

Oct 23, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch Winner

It's a cold and rainy day here in beautiful Colorado, which gives me the perfect excuse to stay in my jammies just a bit longer and enjoy more than one cuppa.  mmmm!  I love lazy Saturdays! 

It's time to announce this week's winner - it... is.... number....  54, Sientje!

This beautiful card really got me thinking - "Live as if your prayers are to be answered." I love this saying - can you imagine living life without unnecessary worry or living in a complete peace that whatever will be, will be?  I'm such a worry wort sometimes, so this card was perfect for me to see.  I love it!  The colors are so beautiful together and the soft ribbon underneath the panel is a lovely touch.  Congrats Sientje!  Please hop on over to Sientje's blog, Sientje's Scrapblog for more beautiful cards.

See you back soon for the next challenge -
Karen

Oct 20, 2010

It was brought to life through a fit of frustration | photography

It all started when I was no longer happy with the horrible flash on my little point and shoot camera.  It took great outdoor photos, but the minute we had to use the flash, everyone looked like they got their goth on - pasty, white, blown out images that I couldn't use.  I mean seriously, what the heck would you do with this photo??
 I just wanted a picture of my boy at his preschool Christmas program.  And yes, that was the way he smiled at that time - crazy boy. 

So I penny pinched and saved and sold watermarks and saved and then one happy day, I bought this.
She makes beautiful pictures.  Instantly, I started taking pictures all over the place, not one ounce of knowledge on how to use this beautiful camera.  All out Auto Mode - I was instantly in love:

LOVE.  Pure love.  No more washed out faces.  I took a class on how to use this beautiful machine and slowly but surely I became addicted to taking pictures, capturing those truly candid moments when the kids don't know I'm there.  Mostly because when the see the camera, they scream like little girls and run away.  I think I've ruined them.  They hate getting their picture taken now - so who am I going to practice on? 

Last week I took the kids to the Colorado State University campus to try and get some pictures of them together, you know, so I can send them in Christmas cards, give them to the grandmas to show off to their friends - the usual stuff.  We walked all over that campus all while they were mad and sassy and complaining, dragging their feet, grumble... grumble....  I gave up.  I packed them up and went to Old Town for lunch.  We went to Old Chicago and the hostess sat us next to this giant window and an old brick wall with lots and lots of names written in crayon on each brick.  Hmmmm?  "Quick Avery, give me a nice smile!".....  Click.

My all time favorite picture.  Her eyes.  The wall.  The natural light.  Sigh.

I posted it on Facebook and then the requests started coming in.  What?  Me?  Really?  Ok....  I took some photos for a friend and I really do think that I may have just found my "job" when the kids are all in school full time.  I love this craft.  I love capturing a feeling, a mood, a moment with one click of a button.

Yup.  This photo may have just launched my newest career.  Thanks boys!  I need fresh faces since my kids run for the hills any time I have that look in my eyes.



My newest test subject is Dino.

I think he'll be perfect to practice my portraiture with - he doesn't complain.  Such a good dino.

Edited:  I have had a few requests for lens information, so I'll just add that here.  The photo with Katie loving on her fingers was shot with a 18-55mm and the rest were taken with a 50mm f/1.4 lens (my pride and joy these days.)  I hope this info is helpful.

Thank you all for all your loving comments!  You are all so incredible!!

Oct 19, 2010

SSD Sketch Tuesday #47

Good morning!  I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend and start to your week.  I'm back with another fun and fabulous Sketch Tuesday from Skipping Stones Design and this week the team is working with Sweet Sunday Sketch #73.

For my card today I'm using Always Here along with the new set Grunge.  I started by making my own patterned paper by stamping the background stamp from Grunge over the vanilla cardstock circle.  I stamped the sentiment from Always Here right over the top of it and added a paper pieced butterfly.

You can see what the rest of the team has created over at Skipping Stones Design and I do hope you'll join us in this week's Sketch Tuesday!

Have a wonderful day!
Karen


recipe - 
stamps: always here, grunge (skipping stones design)
paper: kraft, pumpin pie, choice buttercream cardstock, fly a kite (october afternoon)
ink: soft sky (stampin' up!), dark brown fluid chalk (colorbox)
accessories: aquamarine rhinestones (kaisercraft), lacey circles/circles nestabilities (spellbinders)

Oct 18, 2010

Get your {craft} on!

A Handcrafted Christmas


There is much excitement over at Taylor's blog - Taylored Expressions is hosting A Handcrafted Christmas!  12 Days of it!  If you haven't seen these amazing and cute crafts, hop on over to Taylor's blog to get your Handcrafted Christmas ideas, you are sure to be amazed!

Karen

Oct 17, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 89


Good morning - It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use the InLinkz button down at the very end of this post to enter your card. The links will close on Friday at 10 PM (Mountain Time), and I'll randomly select one card to feature on my blog on Saturday. So, as long as your card is linked by 10 PM Friday, your card will be in the drawing. Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC89 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

For some reason, I have Christmas on the brain - must be all of these FAB holiday cards floating around.  Today I'm using Wings of Joy from Taylored Expressions along with this month's Tinsel & Twig Project Pantry kit.  I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it in with Copic markers.  I also sponged around the edges of the cardstock with Olive Pastel Fluid Chalk and then lightly sponged in the center as well.  Instead of coloring the holly berries, I used some pearls from the project pantry kit - the snowflakes were made with the Snowflake Edger Punch and I added more pearls in the centers.

The Sweet Sunday Stampers have amazing sketch samples to show you today, so stop on by to see:
Thanks for taking on the challenge this week! 
Karen



recipe -
stamps: wings of joy (taylored expressions)
paper: tinsel & twig project pantry kit (taylored expressions)
ink: memento tuxedo black, olive pastel fluid chalk (colorbox)
accessories: tinsel & twig project pantry kit, scalloped eyelet border die (taylored expressions), scallop edger punch(ek success), copic markers, 1/2 circle punch, snowflake edger punch (ek success)

Oct 16, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch Winner

Hello!  It's already Saturday afternoon and time to announce this week's winner.  Drum roll please....  This week's winner is #37 - Jana!

I'm loving all the Holiday cards that are popping up in blogland, and this one by Jana is super sweet!  I love the coloring and that cute little bird.  Congrats Jana!  You can see more of Jana's sweet creations at her blog, Jana's Creative Pursuits in Stamping.

See you back soon for our next challenge!
Karen

Oct 15, 2010

SSD #46 | Release Day Blog Hop

Good morning and happy Friday!  Skipping Stones Design is hosting a fun little blog hop to celebrate its new release.

You should have arrived to my blog through Lea, and if you would like to start the tour from the beginning, the fun all starts at Skipping Stones Design.

Today, the team is featuring the new set, Cancer Schmancer - a charity set which Skipping Stones Design will donate $4 from each purchased set to the Komen Foundation. 


The week's challenge is to use this sketch and I opted to change mine into a square card since the image I chose to use isn't as tall as the sketch would want it to be.  I used Sahara Sand for the card base and added some Sweet Pea paper {I haven't used that in forever!!} along with some white satin ribbon I picked up at Michaels a while back.  The scallop border is the Scalloped Eyelet Border die from Taylored Expressions and I also used the small oval Nestabilities for my image frame.

You should now hop on over to Kandi's blog for the next piece of crafty eye candy!

Thanks for stopping by -
Karen


recipe - 
stamps: cancer schmancer (skipping stones design)
paper: sahara sand, rose red, pretty in pink, whisper white cardstock, sweet pea (stampin' up!)
ink: pretty in pink, memento rich cocoa
accessories: white 1" satin ribbon, scalloped eyelet die (taylored expressions), oval/large scallop nestabilities (spellbinders)

Oct 10, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 88


Good morning - It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use the InLinkz button down at the very end of this post to enter your card. The links will close on Friday at 10 PM (Mountain Time), and I'll randomly select one card to feature on my blog on Saturday. So, as long as your card is linked by 10 PM Friday, your card will be in the drawing. Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC88 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

Right from the start I had it in my mind to use a Pure Innocence Girl for this week's card and since I've been making Christmas cards all week, I went straight to Snow Day.  I just love this image - especially since I can use Sparkly Fluff on her, haha!  I was going to put some fluff on the top of her little boots, but then I thought it would look too much like Santa, so the idea was canned.  The sketch is made for a square card, but I changed it up and made it a standard A2.  I used a sheet of Snow Day paper by Crate Paper for the background and added a strip of red cardstock for the edge - instead of scallops, I used the Snowflake punch.  Love that punch!  I also used one of the new Winter Wonderland Snowflakes dies as an accent underneath my Bow Easy bow.  The sentiment is from Winter Wonderland.


The Sweet Sunday Stampers have amazing sketch samples to show you today, so stop on by to see:
Thanks for taking on the challenge this week! 
Karen


recipe -
stamps: snow day (my favorite things), winter wonderland (taylored expressions)
paper: choice snow white (taylored expressions), maraschino textured cardstock (bazzill), snow day (crate paper)
ink: memento rich cocoa
accessories: snowflake edge punch (ek success), clear rhinestones (kaisercraft), red grosgrain ribbon, copic markers, sugar sparkly fluff (our craft lounge), rectangle nestabilities (spellbinders)

Oct 9, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch Winner

Hello and happy Saturday! It's time to announce the winner for SSSC87 - our random pick is....

#37 - Jamie N!

This is such a cute card - I love the MFT snowman and that gorgeous sky!  Holy moly!!  Congrats Jamie!  You can see more of these cute little creations on Jamie's blog, I likes...I wants...I stamps - don't we all?  haha!

See you back a little bit later for our next challenge.
Karen

Oct 7, 2010

Taylored Expressions Release Party

Good morning!  Have you had a chance to catch all of the peeks this week?  Today is the day - the Taylored Expressions October release is now available and you don't want to miss anything!  The Baker's Dozen is showcasing all nine, yes, that's right, 9 new stamp sets, 2 new Taylored Dies, and 2 new Project Pantry kits.  I'm showing you another card made with Winter Wonderland, paired with the Snow Day Project Pantry Kit

I are REALLY loving these purples for Christmas cards - oh my!  This card is a 5" square and the layout is The Sweet Stop's SSS76.  Instead of the scalloped edge in the sketch, I used the Christmas lights border from the Snow Day Project Pantry kit and I just love the way it turned out - so festive!  The snowflakes are stamped in Rich Razzleberry and Bermuda Bay ink and then cut out with each of the Winter Wonderland Snowflake dies.  I added a few of the Island Lagoon rhinestones and ribbon and shrieked in pure delight when I tied a Melissa bow!!  You know, the one tail goes down - one goes up sort of bow that I LOVE but rarely can accomplish!  hahaha!  The Warm Winter Wishes sentiment is cut out using the Favor Frame die and just fits on there perfectly!


Check out what is fresh out of the oven in the TE store and find inspiration in the TE Gallery too!

The Baker's Dozen have whipped up more for you today - hop on over to see:

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

recipe -
Stamps: Winter Wonderland
Paper: Snow Day Project Pantry Kit
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Snow Day Project Pantry Kit, Winter Wonderland Snowflakes Taylored Dies (Taylored Expressions)

Oct 6, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek | Day 3

Welcome back to day 3 of Taylored Expressions sneak peeks!  We have 3 more sets to show you today and if you've been counting, that makes a total of NINE new sets for October - I told you this release was HUGE!  I've got a fun little project for you this morning using Tag You're It, an adorable set of holiday tags.

Taylor challenged us to make a set of gift tags and packaging and I took this Small Hinged Tin and altered it using the papers and ribbon from the Snow Day Project Pantry Kit.  I cut the cardstock and patterned paper to size and used the large corner rounder to fit it to the lid.  The ribbon is tucked underneath the lid and the ends are tucked away under cardstock.
I stamped each of the different tag images in ColorBox Fluid Chalk ink on kraft cardstock and colored them with Copic Markers - the sentiments are separate stamps, so you can customize each tag as you wish.  I added a little Alabaster Fluid Chalk ink along the edges of each tag and tied a piece of Cherry Twine to the side.  All of the tags were cut out with the Favor Frame Taylored Die - super easy!

Here is a sample of each tag -


The Baker's Dozen have much more for you to see, using Tag You're It, Take Note Holidays and Keeping Tabs, so swing on by to see:


Thanks for stopping by!
Karen


recipe -
stamps: tag you're it
paper: kraft cardstock, snow day project pantry kit
ink: alabaster, warm red, dark brown, pumpkin spice, deep lagoon colorbox fluid chalk
accessories: favor label taylored die, cherry twine, copic markers, purple satin ribbon, ivory button, multi color twinkles, small hinged tin

Oct 5, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek | Day 2

Scroll on down or click here to see this week's Skipping Stones Design Tuesday Sketch.

Welcome back to sneak peek week for Taylored Expressions!  We have 2 more sets to preview today: Winter Wonderland and Sparkle and Cheer - LOVE these new sets! 

Aren't these snowflakes from Winter Wonderland just gorgeous?!!  I love the variety in size and shape of snowflakes as well as the various sentiments included with this set.  The snowflakes are perfect for layering or adding as embellishments to your card.  My card also features the Tinsel & Twig Project Pantry Kit, which includes:
  • 20 sheets of double-sided patterned paper (Girls Paperie Tinsel & Twig collection)
  • 20 sheets of cardstock (16 colored, 4 Choice Buttercream neutral)
  • 5 yards of ribbon
  • Christmas Tree Stick Pins
  • Champagne & Red Pearls
When you purchase the Tinsel & Twig or Snow Day Project Pantry Kit, you will receive free inspiration sheet downloads and you'll be able to jump start your creativity the minute your kit arrives.  How fun is that??

Another fantastic addition this month is our new Winter Wonderland Snowflakes Taylored Dies.  All 3 snowflake shapes coordinate perfectly with the snowflakes in Winter Wonderland - no more hand cutting snowflakes!

Our new set, Keeping Tabs also has a coordinating Taylored Die - easy peasy decorative tabs for all sorts of cute projects!


There is much, much more to see today!  Hop on over and visit the rest of the Baker's Dozen:
Have a wonderful day!
Karen


recipe - 
stamps: winter wonderland (taylored expressions)
paper: tinsel & twig project pantry kit (taylored expressions)
ink: olive pastel, warm red, dark brown fluid chalk (colorbox)
accessories: champagne & red pearls, red grosgrain ribbon (all included in the tinsel & twig project pantry kit), scalloped eyelet border taylored die (taylored expressions), rectangle/scallop nestabilities (spellbinders)

SSD Sketch Tuesday #45

Good morning!!  I'm super excited to be part of Skipping Stones Design's Sketch Tuesday for all of October!  This week we're featuring a past Sweet Sunday Sketch as our challenge and I do hope you'll play along. 
I love these images from Whispering Wings and the cattails scream Coffee Bean Brown Sprakly Fluff, don't they?  Of course!  The patterned paper is Pixie-Licious (so delicious!) from Cosmo Cricket and I colored in the butterfly and water with Copic markers.

Here is the sketch we're all playing with this week - the old SSSC61, still one of my absolute favorites.  I think it's the hang-off-the-edge flag.  It just makes me smile, what can I say?

Stop on by Skipping Stones Design and check out the rest of the cards and projects from the design team - you are in for a treat!!

Have fun!
Karen

Oct 4, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek | Day 1


It's Sneak Peek time!  Taylored Expressions has a HUGE release for October and we're starting the party early - woohoo!  The Baker's Dozen is giving you sneaks of 4 sets today - Gobble Gobble, Penguin Pals, Merry Little Cocktail, and Hangin' Out North Pole.  This cute little image is part of Penguin Pals, a set of 14 deeply etched rubber, cling-mount stamps and all of the images are die cut, so no need to trim the rubber before you can get the stamps all full of inky goodness!

 I started by stamping the penguins in Memento Tuxedo Black {seems fitting} on Choice Buttercream cardstock and colored them with Copic markers.  No fuzzy winter cap is complete without some fuzz, so I added some Platinum Sparkly Fluff to that sweet penguin's stocking cap.  I think he likes it.  The cardstock snowflakes are from the Snowflake Edge Punch - I had intended to make a snowflake edge and changed my mind, but I really wanted to use the punched out snowflakes it makes.  So cute!!  I added some Multi-Colored Twinkles to the snowflake centers.  The paper is Mitten Weather from Cosmo Cricket - soooo adorable.  Love the purples.  The layout is from The Sweet Stop - SSS73.

The Baker's Dozen have more eye candy for you this morning, so grab a cuppa and head on over to see:
Enjoy your Monday and I'll see you back tomorrow for some more TE sneaks!
Karen


recipe -
stamps: penguin pals (taylored expressions)
ink: memento tuxedo black
paper: ruby red & barkley textured cardstock (bazzill), choice buttercream cardstock (taylored expressions), mitten weather (cosmo cricket)
accessories: multi-colored twinkles (taylored expressions), platinum sparkly fluff (our craft lounge), ivory satin ribbon, bow easy, copic markers {V12, V15, V17, Y23, Y35, Y38, G40, G82, C1, N1, N3, 0), snowflake edge punch (ek success), rectangle/scallop & oval/scallop nestabilities (spellbinders)

Oct 3, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 87


Good morning - It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use the InLinkz button down at the very end of this post to enter your card. The links will close on Friday at 10 PM (Mountain Time), and I'll randomly select one card to feature on my blog on Saturday. So, as long as your card is linked by 10 PM Friday, your card will be in the drawing. Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC87 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

Yesterday was my daughter's 8th birthday!  Seriously?  EIGHT??  She really wanted to have a roller skating party with some of her friends, and wow, did that take me for a trip in the Way Back Machine.  I've forgotten how much I love to skate.  I thought a card for Avery using this cute little Bug from Feelin' Groovy would be perfect.  Turquoise is her favorite color at the moment, so I used that color as my focus - yellow used to be her color, so I added some of that too.  The image is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in with Copics and I thought it would be really cute to write her age on the license plate.  Can I tell you how nervous I was trying to write that on there?  I forgot to add it until after I had mounted the image up with dimensional tape!  No do-overs! haha!  I added a couple Aqua Rhinestones along with some blue glitter brads.  Instead of a square, I decided to use the rainbow image and cut it out and pop it up over the main image panel - added some Sugar Sparkly Fluff to the clouds as well.  Can't have clouds without the fluff you know!  The paper is Flower Power by Doodlebug, Inc.


The Sweet Sunday Stampers have amazing sketch samples to show you today, so stop on by to see:
Thanks for taking on the challenge this week! 
Karen

recipe -
stamps: feeling groovy
paper: prism papaya puree medium, frosted teal, choice snow white cardstock, flower power (doodlebug, inc)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: sugar sparkly fluff (our craft lounge), copic markers, aqua rhinestones (kaisercraft), blue glitter brads, rectangle/scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), scalloped eyelet border die (taylored expressions)