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Saturday, March 28, 2009

A {Ray of Sunshine} Sketch For You To Try

Well, I just couldn't wait to use my new Spring Sprouts set again that my sister, Sara illustrated for My Favorite Things, especially after I saw THIS card that Carole made last week--ACCKK!! I loved it! So when it came time to work on Jen's Sketch For You To Try for today, I asked all my stamps who wanted to come out to play and it just so happens that Spring Sprouts raised its hand first. Now that's fate. I kept a young-at-heart type theme with it and even hand-drew in the smiley-face on the sun, all the time thinking about the little kindergarten girl I keep in the mornings until it's time for her to go to school. This little girl is so sweet and I have truly enjoyed keeping her. (She's even accidently called me mom and said 'I love you' as she's hopped out of the car and skipped on into school.--can I get an "aaawwwww"!) Her mom is doing her student teaching and that's about to come to an end in a couple of weeks. I must say that I will really miss taking care of this little girl (and her brother in the afternoon is just as fun) and I think this card will be for her and her family. She really is a little ray of sunshine! Anyway, I know we will still see her often as her and Audrie have definitely become best buds. Speaking of Audrie, I sign her up for this fall's kindergarten on Monday. Another one of my little rays of sunshine is sprouting so fast and I'm not sure I'm ready to see her hop out of the car and skip into the school just yet.

SUSIE Q-TIP: Instead of always having a white panel for your main image, go crazy and cut it out and mount it on a colored piece of cardstock that you have given some sort of texture to such as scoring or dry embossing.

Want a little more sunshine in your day? Check out what these balls of fire have made for this sketch for this week:
Amy R.
Amy S.

Stamps: Spring Sprouts (My Favorite Things by Sara Williams)
Paper: So Saffron, Kraft (SU!), White (PTI), Rudolph (American Crafts)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Scor-Pal, Copic Markers, Yellow Brads, White Paint Pen, Grosgrain Ribbons, Dimensionals, CM Black Fine-tip Pen


  1. OMG....this is sooooooooo fantabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. This is the cutest card I've seen all day! Reminds me of the little boxes of 8 crayons! Thanks for sharing, and the inspiration to use those beautiful, basic colors!

  3. This is sooo cute! I love the bright, fun colors! Great tip, too! TFS

  4. Sus, I just love how darn happy this card is! The clouds leading up to mr. sunshine is brilliant and I {heart} the red polka dot paper!

    Glad my sfytt card brought you some fun memories!

  5. You've got a great big 'Awww...' headed your way from Oklahoma, Sus! I {adore} this sweet, sweet card! Isn't this the happiest lil stamp set you've ever laid eyes on?!?! :)

  6. jen del muro ( 28, 2009 at 4:27:00 PM CDT cute and fun! I need to get that set!

  7. Love this, Susan! The vibrant colors are fantstic, especially against the Kraft! Wonderful card!

  8. This card is just perfect in every way! "SUPER STAR!"

  9. OMGosh!!! Another one...YIPPEE!!!!
    And yes you get a big AWWWWWWW for the little girl AND the card!!!!!

  10. I can't even tell you how crazy cute that card is!

  11. very cute that rainbow with the cheerful sunshine! TFS!


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