Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Flowers, Birds and Turtle
Sweet Sketch 97
Well, I'm back to reality! I had a great time visiting Arlana and creating my cards through April.

Can hardly wait for you to see what I created for you!

Today I have three adorable images from 
Clear Dollar Stamps

Basket of Flowers
On this card I used a new embossing folder from Quickutz that I purchased at the Scrapbook USA Expo called Flowers!  Wish you could see the sparkle in the center of the flowers on this image but my camera didn't capture it .  I think you can see the sparkle on the dragonfly, fronds and flower center. Not sure how I managed to cut the dragonfly out but it worked for me this time.   This image is a freebie at Clear Dollar Stamps.  Isn't is cute as can be? Just love that basket of flowers and the little dragonfly!

Turtle Greetings
I loved this Turtles Greeting image and thought it would make a fabulous birthday card for my grandson when he turns another year.  I'm planning ahead!  As you can see I used Glossy Accents on his shell! I also used stickles on the flames and the turtle's party hat.  Then I just put together the little badge and used a marker to add the three.
Oh, the Nesti Pinking Circles is also a new purchase from the Expo.  I've been wanting that one for some time now.  I used it to make the badge too!

Love Tweet Love
 I'm always in need of wedding cards and thought this would be a perfect addition to my collection.  The embossing folder is another purchased from the Expo.  It is from Quickutz and called Swirls.  I added stickles to all the hearts and circles and on their head and tail feathers and added a little blue jewel in the center of the his flower!  Again my camera doesn't show the sparkle like I wanted it to but hopefully you can imagine!

Clear Dollar Stamps is our sponsor at SSW this week! 
You will definitely want to play along as
 Lori's fabulous prize is a $25 gift certificate! 
Now wouldn't you love to spend that at Clear Dollar Stamps!

My team mates at SSW have a bundle of cards with some sweet inspiration this week. It is always so fun to see what everyone chooses to create with.   Be sure to stop by SSW to check it all out!
 This week's sketch is SSW 97.

We are nearly to our 100th Week Celebration!
Be sure to stop back on May 4 for all the fun and prizes!

My Recipes:
First Card
Image:  Clear Dollar Stamps Basket of Flowers
Papers:  Provo Craft Pixie Bloom Dots, Lime Cardstock & Pink Sorbet Cardstock
Inks:  Copics and Promarkers
Tools and Embellishments:  Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Circles Large, Standard Circles Large,
Quickutz Flowers Embossing Folder, SU Frond,
Ribbon, Stickles, Flowers, Brad

Second Card
Image:  Clear Dollar Stamps Turtle Greetings
Papers:  Pebbles Sparkle, K and Company?,
SU Elegant Eggplant & So Saffron, Color Mates Light Terrific Teal
Inks:  Copics and Promarkers, Sharpie Marker
Tools and Embellishments:  Nestabilites Pinking Circles Large, Standard Circles Large,
SU 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8" Circles Punch, SU Small Star Punch,
Ribbon, Glossy Accents, Stickles

Third Card
Image:  Clear Dollar Stamps Love Tweet Love
Papers:  Imaginiscs Drapin' Daisies, DCWV Robin#1, Light Teal,
Inks:  Copics and Promarkers
Tools and Embellishments:  Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Circles Large, Standard Circles Large
Ribbon, Brad, Stickles, Flowers

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy a day of crafting!


  1. Hi Judi I love all of your cards I don't have a favourite just love them all. Great colours, design papers and love your new embossing folder. I won't ask what else you boughts.
    Take care and enjoy your weekend

  2. I can see the sparkle in all your cards! It looks like you had so much fun at Arlana's house - one of these I will have to stop by and we can all craft together :) Love all your new little goodies.

    Deanne :)

  3. Oh judi, you already know how much I love your cards this week. I love that basket of flowers with the new embossing folder. The turtle card will be adorable for your grandson. And, your little bird card is just so refreshing. I love the soft pastel colors you have used. Hope you had a safe trip home.
    Hugs, Nancy

  4. You've been so busy, how did you have time for 3 cards?! Well you know I love the dragonfly and flowers, so pretty! Your turtle will be perfect for your grandson, and the birds are just adorable and will be a great wedding card.

    Peace & Luv,

  5. Girlie, you have been one stamping machine!!!! Look at those gorgeous cards!!!! I can't believe you cut out that tiny're goooooood!!! Beautiful samples to show how quick and fun the sketch is, as well as the beauty of the images!!!!!


  6. Fab cards Judi! Love all three, it sure was a great sketch to work with :)


  7. Judi sure do miss ya. It was so fun having you here. Love watching your create those three adorable card. There all my favorites. It would be hard to chose one. Hope you have a sweet time now that your home. Love ya Arlana

  8. fab cards Judi. so fresh and sweet!
    love all of them

  9. Oh three beautiful cards Judi, sounds like you and Arlana had a good time together. All three cards are beautiful with your choice of pretty papers and your sweet touch to each card.

  10. Gorgeous cards Judi! I love all your CDS images you've used this week. I think my favorite of the three are the love birds. I love the soft blues you've used on that one. You have so perfectly paired the DP with your images on all three - they fit the mood of each one spot on. And all the little sparkly details are the perfect finishing touches.