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Saturday, April 12, 2008

A {Happy} Sketch For You To Try

Happy Saturday! Did this week go by as fast for y'all as it did for me? Oh my gosh--April is going to be over in a flash! Since Saturday crept up on me so quickly, I am very glad I did this card so early in the week, or I may not have had anything to show y'all today for Jen's Sketch For You To Try! The horrors!! I got a little inspiration from the new Home and Heart by PaperCrafts magazine and decided to get out my (blow the dust off first) Cricut. I employed the insect to make me some flowers using the George Cartridge and then cut the leaves by hand and sponged on some ink for a little depth. I then layered a Prima on top and then a button and created the card/color scheme from there. I was having "issues" (hi Jen!) with where and how to incorporate a sentiment and also what kind of "feel" I was going for with this card. It was going to be shabby-elegant, but turned into more of a fun-scrappy card, especially after I added the scallops (it's a sick addiction) and used that great Verve Visual sentiment with that {Happy} font! I just love it! I simply stamped it, cut it out, rounded the top corners and tucked it behind the ribbon for a new (to me) look!

So what "art" you doing today? While Eric works in the back yard (talk about shabby-chic on the verge of trashy--how about that look for a card?), I will be creating all day as I have a TON of stuff to work on (oh, yeah, and laundry)!! If you are feeling crafty today, why don't you play with Jen's sketch and upload it to SCS using keyword SFYTT so we can check out what you come up with! For more inspiration before you get started, hop on over to Amy, Shannan and Carole's blogs. You won't be disappointed!

PS..A little birdy told me that Verve Visual now has a whole bunch of new 6x6 Basic Grey Paper Pads in stock! Go git you sum!

TIP: Blow the dust off your Cricut and use that insect for different shapes to add to your card. No Cricut? Try Chipboard!

Stamps: Happy Thoughts (Verve Visual), Paisley BG (SU!)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Blush Blossom, Certainly Celery (SU!)
Paper: Basic Black, Blush Blossom, Groovy Guava, Whisper White (SU!), Green DP (K & Company), B/W DP (Doodlebug Designs)
Other: Prima Flower, Button, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Corner Rouner, Sponge, Slot Punch (SU!), Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Cricut/George Cart.


  1. Fabulous card, Susan! I'm totally addicted to scallops too. I just can't stop! ;)

  2. Awesome card Shannon!! Love the color combo :)

  3. I adore this card! Love the soft colors, the boldness of the addition of the black touches, the layered flower...and the scallop -- good call -- they always add a nice touch. ;D

  4. Love this! It's fun and funky, and the colors are terrific! Love the way you layered the flower, too!

  5. This is so pretty! Love your layered flowers and the black accents. Beautiful. :)


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