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Saturday, December 1, 2007

This Card's a Little Sketchy....

I'm not too sure what to make of this card. It's my newest addition to my growing Christmas card collection, as I have decided to not make a mass quantity batch this year of 60 cards. I now have around 10. woo. hoo. I just decided to take a friend's advice (thank you Emily!) and concentrate on handmade gifts rather than handmade cards. Anyway, it's a little sketchy as to whether or not I like it. However, it IS my sample for the Sketch For You to Try for my fab-o friend, Jen at iheart2stamp, and it fits the color challenge CC141 over on SCS--yay! I had this idea for a while to just use these sentiments for the main image. They are both Michael's $1 stamps (one from this year and one from last). So, I used my Stampamajig for the first time--12 times in a row (you can't see the part I cut off of the main panel. It was too big!) I'm a pro at it now! My other new little innovation is that I wanted to use these fun snowflake brads on the "belly band" (that Carole also used on her sketch...great minds think alike!), but I thought mine looked a little plain. So I got my Cropadile out, pulled apart the "legs" to the brad, and punched a hole in the middle. I then added the blingy MM brad through the center and pushed the snowflake legs back together (it sounds a little risque, doesn't it? teehee!) It totally worked! I was so proud of myself---I thought of it all on my own! Someone else may have already had this idea, but I've never seen it, so to me, it's mine! Anyway, I have a friend who is really sick with breast cancer, and I thought this would make a perfect Christmas card for her! I hope you like it and please check out what my friends have done with this easy peasy sketch--Carole and Shannan. Jen also has a great guest designer to introduce, and she has her rendition as well at iheart2stamp! Also, I always visit SCS during the week to see what you've come up with. Be sure and put SFYTT in your keywords over there when uploading so I don't miss your card! It's one of the highlights of my days! Well, today is Lindsie's 7th birthday party. We are going roller skating! Wish me luck that I don't break my leg!

Stamps: Merry Christmas, Believe in Miracles (both Michael's $1), SU! Polka Dot Background
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink, Georgia Pacific White
Other: MM Snowflake Brads, MM Bling Brads, Ribbon from Michael's, Paper Piercer, White Gel Pen, Slit Punch (for scalloped edge), Dimensionals, Tiny Glass bling on the "i" in Christmas ;)


  1. I LOVE your sample for this sketch! The colours, the stamps, the embellishments! The whole darn thing! What a fab idea, putting a charm in the middle of the snowflake! LOVE that idea...adds so much! Thanks for sharing another fantastic card creation!

  2. Wow i just found you so glad i did ,your cards are fabulous ,love them ,Dawnx

  3. Very cute, Susan! Love the color combo! I haven't tried one of her sketches yet. I'll have to add it to my list! Come check out my blog for some candy!

  4. Nice! Love untraditional colored Christmas cards!

  5. Very nice! I would love to see the reading journals that you are making.

  6. so pretty!!! love the colors and how you did the sentiments!!

  7. Lots of great ideas here! Love the blingy snowflake procedure.

  8. I like it!!!! I love the way you combined the sentiments! And, I think your brads are terrific! :)


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