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Saturday, June 13, 2009

A {Rocky Poppy} Sketch For You To Try

Well, it's been a long week! The first full week of summer vacation for the kids and we were blowin' and goin' all week. Monday was swimming, Tuesday shopping, Wednesday a sleepover at our house, Thursday, kids over to play, but Friday I got a reprieve and told the girls we weren't doing anything! So let's back up to Thursday--It stormed and stormed and stormed some more. We started getting nervous about some flooding issues we have with some city drainage, so Eric came home from work just in case we needed to tear our fence down to let the water drain from our back yard, thus saving our house from flooding once again (our house was 95% flooded two years ago from it). In all that chaos, the power went off and on and off and on and in the meantime, my desktop computer died. We have a laptop that my almost brother in law had given us, but it had no CD ROM drive, so we couldn't load anything onto it or get on the internet. So since Eric had come home anyway just in time for the rain to stop (nice), he was my hero and got this laptop all fixed up for me with a trip to Best Buy for the drive. He spent 80 bucks on it but that's not bad to get a free laptop up and running! It's our first laptop and I have to say there is a bit of getting used to with it. I wish my hands were smaller for this little bitty keyboard for one thing and it's doing some quirky stuff when I type, so disregard any errors!

Anyway, only by the goodness of Eric getting me "connected" again am I able to offer ya'll my sample for Jen's Sketch For You To Try. It's a super easy sketch and with the three panels in the background, I decided to combine it with the My Favorite Things challenge (MFTMFC2)that Joanne had issued a few days ago which was to use three different patterned papers and they couldn't be from the same "line". AAACCCKKK!! I colored my little Poppy with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS. I'm trying to get better, but I think I need to re-examine my ink for that and the stumps I'm using as I don't think I'm getting very good results with each of them. I may need to ask a few of the "masters" at Prisma coloring: Paula and Megan (waving!). They totally rock!

Here's some more SFYTT samples that rock too!! We hope you get a chance to play along this week using your favorite keyword--SFYTT!
Amy R.
Amy S.

SUSIE Q-TIP: Don't forget about the once ever-popular Sakura Stardust Glitter Pen. I used it on this card to totally dress it up and it's really cute in real life. I even drew with it along the main panels More Mustard border for a little extra zing. Speaking of zing, if you're more of a glitter person, then be sure and check out Joanne's How'd They Do That tutorial over in the MFT forum, where she's showing lots of ways to use glitter for the glitter-impaired like me.

Stamps: The Poppies (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Basic Black, More Mustard (SU!), White Perfect Panels (MFT), Rasberry Fizz (PTI), Designer Series (SU!), Pink (ecg), White Out Hoopla (We R Memory Keepers)
Ink: Palette Noir (Superior)
Accessories: Scallop Square Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Prismacolor Pencils, OMS, Stardust Pen, MFT Button, Rustic Twine, Organdy PD ribbon, Glue Dot, Jody Boosters


  1. Adorable, Susan! Love, love, love the bright colors! Have a great weekend!

  2. Absolutely adorable card! Love the papers with this image. Great touch with the glitter pen. So sorry about you rain/flooding problems.

  3. This is a super awesome card! The coloring is blowing my mind.


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