Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Flowers for You -- Sweet Sketch 8

This card was created for Sweet Sketch Wednesday. This is Sweet Sketch 8. When I found this Dollar stamp I knew that it would go well with the Far East Stack. I have been eyeing the MS Zig Zag for the past 6 months but didn't fall in love with it until I saw Sheri, a Design Team Member of Sweet Sketch Wednesday, use it on one of her cards. I thought the sharp zig zag would minmick the fans. I picked up two packages of buttons on a 50 cent clearance. One package just happened to have the right color for this card!

Arlana has such a great Design Team for Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Even though I am a DT member...Wednesday morning is always a special treat for me. It feels like Christmas or a birthday celebration...I love seeing the new cards unveiled each Wednesday morning. Then it's like having a week long extended birthday each time I visit the blogs of those who are participating for the week.

Take a few minutes and visit our Design Team. You will love their creativity. If you wish you can go to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and click on each Design Team Member on the right side bar or just click on the names below.

Stamps: Clear Mini Stamp, SU Great Friend
Paper: DCWV Far East Stack, SU Perfect Plum, Paper Company Violet, American Crafts Grape,
Ink: SU Close to Cocoa, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Lavender Lace, Orchid Opulence, Apricot Appeal
Embellishments: MS Zig Zag Border Punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot, Ribbon, Button, Floss, Brads, SU Corner Rounder, Paper Distresser
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Remember to play along this week! Have a sweet week! Also thanks for all your comments!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Sweet Sketch 7 Color Challenge
Happy Day!

This card was made for Sweet Sketch Wednesday. We are in our 7th week of sketches. Sweet Sketch 7 is also a color challenge. If you haven’t participated, this is a great time to start. We have lots of fun at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and would love to have you join in.

I had so much fun with this color challenge and also finding the stamp to make it fit the flower and leaf theme. Then I had to throw in the circle paper to accent the circle flower pattern. The paper I stamped the birds on reminds me of the early morning sun coming through the branches and leaves of the tree with the birds still silhouetted. Hope you get the same feeling.

Stamps: Inkadinkado Birds,
Paper: Me & My BIG Ideas Specialty Cardstock=flower, TPC Studio Grass GreenD-Stress, DCWV Fun in the Sun=Orange Circles, K & Company Citronella=green leaves, atd Vibrant Hidden Hues=green paper, SU pumpkin pie, pink passion
Ink: SU Pink Passion, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie
Embellishments: SU Scallop Edge Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Ribbon, Flowers, Brad, sponge daubers, Happy Day! Printed from computer.

Thanks for all your wonderful comments! Have a great week. It's suppose to be 101 degrees here in the northwest this week so I hope I survive without air conditioning....that temperature is extremely unusual for us.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

To Have and To Hold
Sweet Sketch 6

We are having so much fun at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. We are now in our 6th week. Hope you will join in with us this week. This is Sweet Sketch 6. I have loved using Arlana’s sketches.
I was so excited use the SU "To Have and to Hold" set. I chose this paper three weeks ago and thought I was going to use it on Sketch 5 but decided to use it on Sketch 6. I loved using the Stickles and glitter on this card. It really made the images come alive. Seems like I always need a wedding card, so I will be excited to use this one. Thanks for visiting my blog.
Now go and create you own Sweet Sketch 6 and post on Mr. Linky on Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Stamps: SU To Have and To Hold & Forever
Paper: Imagininse For Peep’s Sake Drapin’ Daisies, DCWV Robin#2, Bazzil Whirlpool, SU Kiwi Kiss & Pink Pirouette
Ink: SU Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa
Embellishments: MS Lace Doily, SU Scallop Square & Scallop Oval, McGill Square, Sheer Ribbon, Stickles, Glitter

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Prayer for You -- Sweet Sketch 5

This week I chose to make a sympathy card for a family who lost one of their twin daughters in a tragic automobile accident in Utah when an 800 pound elk jumped in front of their daughter's car. Three of their other children were also in the car. A blessing the others were not seriously hurt. I’m sure their loss is a difficult one. She is a very sweet young woman. Our prayers are for her family as they morn the loss of their sweet daughter.

This was a great sketch again. I loved using the Suzzix Scallop Oval…first time use. I found this butterfly stamp at Michaels and fell in love with it. It is a little smaller than the Stampinup butterfly that looks similar so that is why I purchased it. The Kiwi Embroidery Paper is treeless paper but has a wonderful texture and weight to it. I purchased it (the stripe) at JoAnn’s.

Sweet Sketch 5

If you haven’t participated yet in the Sweet Sketch Wednesday be sure to take the opportunity this week to be a part of the fun. Also take time to check out the Design Team Blogs on the side of Sweet Sketch Wednesday. It’s fun to see all the creativity.

Stamps: SU Ever After, Thoughts and Prayers; Hampton Art Small Butterfly
Paper: Bitty Scrap Pads Backgrounds French Country Colors, SU Old Olive, Brocade Blue, TPC Studio Grass GreenD-Stress, Kiwi Embroidery Paper
Ink: SU Kiwi Kiss, Brocade Blue, Old Olive
Embelllishments: Ribbon, Sizzix Scallop Oval, Stitching, Daubers

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th -- Sweet Sketch 4

Happy Fourth of July! I'm a little late posting this morning as I have been fighting a cold the past few days and it finally got me last night...and I totally spaced out about posting this card. However, I am still going to try to have a wonderful day. But it is a bummer having a summer cold.
I am grateful to be able to live in the United States of America and especially the Great Northwest! We are having wonderful weather here. It is actually like this all the time....we just tell everyone it rains to keep them away!!! Hahaha!!!
Hope you enjoy all the 4th of July sure to check out Sweet Sketch Wednesday to see all the rest of them.

Supplies:Stamps: Studio G
Paper:SU Nights of Navy, Real Red, My Mind’s Eye Primary Blue Stripes
Ink: SU Nights of Navy, Real Red
Embellishments: Brads, Ribbon, Rhinestones, Stickles, Cuttlebug D’vine Swirl, SU Star Punches, Fiskars Star Punch, Quickutz Swirl
Hope you will take time this week to play along with Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Looking forward to seeing your creations!!!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sweet Sketch 4--Sunshine Cupcake

Sweet Sketch 4
This is our fourth week for Sweet Sketch Wednesday. If you haven’t participated yet, take a few moments this week to do so. I have loved creating with Arlana’s sketches.
I had so much fun with this one. I wanted to use my sewing machine and I really liked how it turned out. Arlana has been my inspiration with the stitching. She is so creative with the machine. I really like how she uses stitching on her cards. Check out her blog at Sweetberry Designs. I also love the embossing plates that Cuttlebug puts out. I especially love the Swiss Dot. Stickles was a fun element to use also.

Stamps: Studio G Cupcake, SU Short and Sweet
Paper: Around the Block Sunshine, SU Elegant Eggplant, So Saffron
Ink: SU Kiwi Kiss, Elegant Eggplant, So Saffron
Embellishments: Silk Flowers, Brads, Sheer Ribbon, Lavender Stickles, Stitching, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot

Now take a few moments and visit Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!!!