Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Babe Basket
Sweet Sketch 112

Good Morning!  It is another Sweet Sketch Wednesday and we are so pleased to have
as our sponsor this week.  If you have not been to Tammy's site you will be in awe at her creations!  Her style is so unique.  If you have a favorite photo, she will even create a digital photo stamp for you!
The image I have used today is called "Babe Basket."  Arlana has provided such a fun sketch this week.  I first created the card below and then decided that I wanted to see what this image would look like with the blanket hanging over the oval so I created the card above.   I always love the added dimension.  The ribbon is from Walmart and has been in my stash for a while but I believe Walmart still carries this ribbon.  I added stickles to the little flowers and a brad on the center of the large flower.  If I make this card again, I will use the jewel as the center of the large flower to give the contrast in color as the stickles lightened the brad.

Be sure to check out our DT lineup at SSW.  You will love their fabulous creations!
If you are the lucky weekly winner at SSW for this sketch, you will win a
$12 Gift Certificate

Remember to grab this sketch and begin your creation!

Now I have some news that is difficult for me to write.
About six weeks ago I decided that I would stepdown from my DT position.  However, I will still be very busy behind the scenes helping Arlana as the DT and Sponsor Coordinator.  I kind of feel like a duck out of water but as you can see I will still have one foot in the pond.  There is a tremendous amount of effort that goes into a blog of this nature.  Arlana, Nancy and I are constantly communicating and working on it.  The SSW DT will still be hearing from me and I will continue to do my best to keep them organized.  As for blogging, I will be stepping away for awhile.  But I am sure that I will be peeking around!  You may even see an occasional card!  Next Wednesday I will be doing the SSW post as my final DT responsibility.   Now why am I stepping down?  Just too many things to catch up on.

I have loved working with the SSW Design Team and will greatly miss creating with them....they seem just like family...even the DT members that have come and gone.  Thanks so much for all of your inspiration and your sweet thoughts!

Now I want to thank Arlana and Nancy for the confidence they gave to me in being on the DT in the first place.    This goes back to the inception of SSW!   Arlana was recruiting her sisters as her DT.  Now you need to know that Arlana and Nancy are the Crafty and Artist ones in the family.  I have always loved crafts but if I cannot quite get it right I will always have Arlana do it for me.  When Arlana asked me to be on the DT I was really hestitant because at that point I had just learned how to use the paper cutters.  In fact I didn't commit to being on the DT until SSW #2.  Well, the rest is history and I have truly enjoyed creating cards and even amazing myself at times. 
Thanks to my wonderful sisters for all their encouragement!
To all of my followers: Thanks for being there for me too.  I appreciate all of your sweet comments and support.
My Recipe:
Image:  A Day For Daisies Babe Basket
Papers:  Design Originals Pink with Hearts, Imaginisce Baby Powder, SU Certainly Celery
Ink: Copics
Tools and Embellishments:  Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals Large and Classic Ovals Large,
SU Scallop Edge Border, SU Eyelet Border, MS Frond,  Ribbon, Flowers, Brad, Jewels, Stickles


  1. Judi, you baby card is so gorgeous!! I love both cards but I do believe I love the one with the blanket drapping off the oval best. You have done an amazing job with this image. You can just feel the sweetness and purity of this adorable little baby. You couldn't have picked paper and ribbon any better than you have.
    lov ya,

  2. I had to come back and read your post. Judi, thanks for being so sweet. You have more talent than you will ever know. I guess I just can't let you go yet. I know you will be doing lots still to help SSW run smoothly even if you aren't making cards for did hear me say awhile...right?? Anyway, your amazing talent will be missed.
    Love ys!

  3. What a gorgeous creation to step down with....beautiful choice of papers and embellies and I adore the ribbon, a perfect match. Your talent shines bright in each and every card that I have ever seen and I will miss seeing them each week. I know we will still be talking regularly but it still feels so sad! Thanks for all you have done to make me feel so welcome and a part of this family since joining the DT. I wish you only the best ... Patti

  4. Judi this is truly the most adorable baby card I have ever seen! I will have to check out Walmart to see if they still have that ribbon. You've already heard from me personally about your departure, but know that you will always be part of the SSW Diva Design Team in my heart!

    Peace & Luv,

  5. Adorable baby card Judi! Gorgeous papers & perfect ribbon. You will be truly missed Judi. Thanks for making me feel so welcome & always being at the other end of an email. Take good care :)


  6. Judi, you have really come far from the days of only knowing how to use the paper cutter!!!!! You are so talented and will be sorely missed. I so enjoy seeing what you create. I'm glad you won't be but an email away though! Your card sure is adorable! Love that sweet little baby and such wonderful colors. You have a wonderful eye to detail as well. Behave yourself.


  7. Hi Judi, both of your cards are awesome I just love them. My favourite has to be the one with the blanket down over the side it's perfect. So are your colours design papers and that wonderful ribbon what a perfect match. I've emailed your personally I will miss you and your wonderful talent and thanks for always being there for us and I know you'll be there at the end of the keyboard for me.
    Hugs always

  8. Such a sweet card with this precious image and fab papers!! Love the hearts as your background! Oh my wear did you find the perfect ribbon for this layout and papers??? One beautiful card>

  9. Well I have to tell you I already miss not seeing a card from you. Thanks so much for all you do for me all of the time. Love ya Arlana

  10. Hi Judi,
    I had no idea you were stepping down :0( Maybe you will come back?? Your cards are so lovely and I'm sure you will be so missed. xx

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