Wednesday, January 13, 2010

As For Me and My House
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Sweet Sketch 32

Our sponsor this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday is Fresh Brewed Designs. Heather has such wonderful designs as you will see from our Design Team Cards this week. Also you will want to stop by her store to check out all of her designs....a very talented lady! Visit her blog for an added treat!

Hope you enjoy my card this week! First off, I have always loved the scripture, "As for me and my house we will serve the Lord." So when I saw this image on Fresh Brewed Designs I knew it was the one I wanted to use.
Then as I hunted through my papers I knew that the checks and hearts would give this image a homey look. I was going to use white paper for the window and then stickle it for the glistening look from the sun but I loved the little heart inside the house and I thought that the blue in the window looked like curtains.
I chose the Cuttlebug Divine Swirl to give texture to the plain paper but also to look like swirly clouds. Since the sentiment was already written around the image, I decided to make a garden in front of the house. I call these Teri's Flowers as she is one of our DT member at SSW and uses these flowers in a lot of her creations. I just love them.
I was going to put a flower on the circle but decided that the house needed "Sunshine from Above." Thus the yellow rhinestone. It could have used a larger rhinestone (It is 3/8") but I am trying to use my stock on hand and this way the focus is still on the image!
Enjoy! Now let us see what you can create for us this week! Follow Arlana's sketch. Check out the details on SSW. If you are the winner, you will receive $15 of digi images of your choice. Whoo Hoo!!!

Image: Fresh Brewed Designs: Me and My House
Paper: Su Melon Mambo, Baja Breeze, K & Company Wild Raspberry
Embellishments: Paper Piecing, Nestibilities, MS Circle Cutter, Cuttlebug Divine Swirls, Fiskars Heart Border Punch, EK Flower Punches, Ribbon, Rhinestones
Thanks for visiting my blog and thank for all the sweet comments!!!


  1. Hi Judi!
    your card is fabulous, i love this yellow on the blue. the paper pieced is a good idea, i didn't use this technique offten but i regret it when i see what we can doing.

  2. Someone will love this for sure! Great card hun!
    Teri xx
    PS - lovin' the flowers - teee heee

  3. Such a beautifully sweet card. I love that verse!

  4. I love your image Judi. I don't remember seeing this one. It turned out darling with the paper piecing on the house. I love paper you used too. Absolutely adorable!!

  5. Very pretty. I love that you used patterned paper for your flower punches. Great idea!

  6. So sweet Judi! The colors are so fresh!

    Peace & Luv,

  7. Wonderful card Judi!! I love the colors and the sweet image!! Great job on this weeks challenge!!

  8. Beautiful card Judi and great job with the sketch!!!!

  9. Your card is really lovely Judi! I love the colors and the embossing you did on the backround. Super cute!

  10. The paper piecing and the flowers are fabby! Just wonderful.


  11. I love the paper piecing!! Great job. And did you write that sentiment? WOW!!

  12. Katie, That sentiment is part of Heather's image! It's it wonderful! I just had so much fun with this card.

  13. Cracking card Judi, the embossing is the perfect background for your paper pieced house and I love the colour combination :) Donna x

  14. I love this card! Love the paper piecing and texture! Really lovely card.

  15. Judi,

    I LOVE this card. I adore the papers and the piecing. you did an outstandign job! Thank you also for allowing me to post your card in my shop:) I was honored to do so.

    Sorry I am so late posting to your blog. I had issues with my blogger and finally figured out how to get the post box to show up.

    have a blessed day.


  16. Hi Judi, thanks so much for your lovely comments on my work each week - I love hearing from you. I am enjoying playing along with you and SSW as much as I can.

    Love this card, I just LOVE what you did with that house image and the paper, very clever and effective - I missed that weeks sketch oops.

    Have a lovely weekend and take care!