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Friday, October 16, 2009

A {Fake Flake} Sketch For You To Try

Well, it's Saturday and time for another great sketch from Jen and her Sketch For You To Try. But before I get to all that, I have a few thoughts about the "Balloon Boy" incident from Thursday. In case you don't know what I'm talking about (I've linked it to a few news stories), but long story short, a family's experimental helium filled 20' wide balloon took flight by accident in Colorado and traveled over 50 miles. They thought their 6 year old boy had climbed into the balloon and was flying as well, but when it landed, no boy was to be found. Come to find out, the boy thought he was in trouble and had been hiding in their home's attic the whole time this national dilemma was going on. Needless to say, I'm super glad the boy was ok. He pulled off the greatest hide and seek victory of all time! So, ya'll all know I have a warped sense of humor. After all the drama had played itself out, something struck me as funny. When the balloon finally touched down, several people and "the authorities" ran up to the balloon which was rapidly losing helium to look for the boy. Here's my question: Were they all talking like munchkins with their voices real high after being overcome by all that helium?

Anyway, on to my card! I got this fantasmically cute snowman stamp from Whipper Snapper the other day. I just could not pass it up!! Why? Because it totally looks like Eric and I! No, our heads aren't bigger than our bodies, just their little personalities look like us together. So I just had to ink it up for this sketch. It's called Snowman's Sleigh Date. How fun is that?! And we even got to go on a real date last weekend! We went and saw Couple's Retreat--LOVED IT!!

We'd love to have ya'll play along this week and try this sketch on for size. I was looking at my card and turned horizontally and realized that this sketch would be super cool that way as well. I'm sure my SFYTT (your favorite keyword) sisters haven't been sucking on too much helium, as their cards wouldn't have turned out as scrumptious as this (check them out):
Leigh
Amy R.
Amy S.
Kelly

SUSIE Q-TIP: I really wanted to put a button on top of the snowflake and under the ribbon's knot. Knowing that fat grosgrain ribbon would never go through the buttonholes to make that little sandwich, I tried punching a hole in the button with my Cropadile for it to go through instead. Fail. Epic Fail. Button schrapnel went flying everywhere. I could have lost an eye. So if ya'll ever think about trying this at home, I highly don't recommend it.

Stamps: Snowmen Sleigh Date (Whipper Snapper)
Paper: Kraft (SU!), White Perfect Panels (MFT), White, Enchanted Evening, Bitty Dots (PTI)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: CM Circle Cutter, Argyle Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug, Paper Piercer/Mat Pack, Paper Frills Scallop (Doodlebug Designs), Copic Markers, Tag, CM Black Finetip Pen, Brads, Regal Rose Ribbon (SU!), Glitter Foamie Snowflake (Michael's), Jody Boosters

8 comments:

  1. What a cute image! Great layout and colors.

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  2. Suzan, I think this looks lovely!

    Have you seen the new challenge at The Pixie Cottage blog? We'd love you to come and play with us!

    Hugs,
    Renata

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  3. Adorable, Susan! What a sweet couple! Love your coloring and the fresh color combo, too!

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  4. Fabulously adorable as usual, Susan! Love, love, lovin' everything about this!

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  5. This is really cute! I love the glittery snowflake!

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  6. Oh no, first a near fatal glitter accident and now a near button/crop mishap...all I can say is, a cat's got nine lives, baby---keep on keepin' on!

    This is just absolutely adorable, Sus! Love that big ol' carrot nose!

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  7. Ack! That stamp is adorable. I love the coloring you did on him! Teehee. I came over here from Verve Sneak Peek to comment and I can't leave! LOL

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  8. I'm sitting here just a kaiyaing at my computer (is that how it's spelled, beats me) You are hilarious girl {button shrapnel} that is so something I would do. And I totally get the image thing looks like you...FABULOUS and very funny! Thanks for the giggle.and oh yeah...I like the SFYTT card!

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