Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Flowers in Bloom
Sweet Sketch 12
Color Challenge

The past two weeks have been filled with lots of activities as I traveled to Utah to be with Arlana and Nancy and also to be with my father. It was only the third time that Nancy, Arlana and I have been together since the passing of our mother 4 1/2 years ago. We had a wonderful time. However, the time passed way to quickly when Nancy had to return home. I was able to stay another 6 days with Arlana and Dad. But Arlana came down with a terrible sinus infection. She is a real trooper as we stayed up crafting until the wee hours of the night....which didn't help her any!!! But we still enjoyed the crafting. She will post some of our creations later on.
I came home to a torn up house. We are reroofing and adding a new porch. We have in house gutters so they are being cut off and changed to the traditional gutters.... A major project to say the least.
I am a caregiver to my father in law and yesterday turned into a full day at the hospital so a lot is happening at this end.
I have not had time this past two weeks to even comment on the forgive me.
I will try to get back on track this week!
This card was designed for Sweet Sketch Wednesday. This was a fun card. I was wanting to color in a stamped image but I only had SU pens. Since my trip to Utah...I am now a proud owner of numerous Copics so I will be happen to try them out on future cards but you won't be seeing any of them for some time as I have finished my sketches through Sketch 20.
Anyway, I still had fun trying to color the stamped image. Although I can tell that the Copics color much nicer.
Take a few minutes to view all the cards for Sweet Sketch 12 on Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Better yet, create your own card for Sweet Sketch 12 and post it on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday site. Remember it is a color challenge too! Hope you will play along!
Thanks for your comments! Have a great week!

Sweet Sketch 12


Stamps: Inkadinkado , SU Short & Sweet
Paper: SU So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Whisper White; DCWV The Green Stack
Ink: SU Real Red, So Saffron, Only Orange, Certainly Celery
Embellishments: Cuttlebug Floral Screen, Brads, Flowers, SU Small Oval Punch, Ribbon


  1. Hiya,
    Sounds like you have your hands full.
    This card is really lovely. I love those shades and the flowers too!
    Hope you have a better time of it soon!
    Teri x

  2. Love your beautiful card! Enjoy your new Copics and take some time for yourself!

  3. I am glad to hear that you and your sisters had a fun time together! Sorry to hear about your FIL. I will pray for him!

    Your card is fabulous. I love that you chose the deep tones for the color challenge. It is so pretty!

  4. Oh, Judi....I am glad that you made it home ok. Sounds like you have lots going on. I hope that all will go well with your father in law.. Your card turned out darling. I really like this stamp and love your take on the sketch.

  5. Very pretty card Judi!! I love the texture and images. Great job with the color challenge.

  6. Judi I love the way you played my sketch. Your stamped images is so fun. I sure do like the addes floers with the brads. To bad were still not crafting together sure do miss ya. Hope your father in law gets feeling better soon. Thanks for all the well wishes.

  7. Isn't life just crazy!! Always something!! Great job on the card this week!! Enjoy some down time!

  8. Beautiful card! I luv the flowers with the brads in the middle!

    Take care....

    Peace and Luv,

  9. Hi Judi, so glad you got to enjoy time with your sisters - you ladies must have so much creative fun together. Glad you got to see your Dad as well. Hope your FIL improves.

    Your card is so beautiful - so rich in colour and what you have done with all that texture is amazing - thanks for the inspiration!