Happy Friday everyone!!
The time is just flying by this year!! I can hardly believe it!! I was able to get a little bit more shopping done today, so now I only have one more person to buy for! It feels so good to be almost done. I really am not that highly organized but since we have to travel for the holiday it almost forces you to get things done in advance.
Izzy was such a sweetie today. We were gone all morning shopping and she never once complained. I was kind of surprised, since it was so crowded and hot at the mall, but she didn't seem to mind. She even helped me pick out a few things and carried around a bag. Lol!
Well, I have some exciting news!! I have been asked to be on a really fun and exciting DT!! Yeah!!! It is a challenge DT created by Jessica aka The Whimsical Butterfly's eight year old daughter, Madelynn. Every Tuesday, she will be issuing a new sketch for everyone to try. Can you believe it?!!!! I have the hardest time coming up with a sketch and Jessica's amazing daughter is going to be coming up with one every week!!! This is just too awesome! If you have a chance please come out and join us! I know Madelynn will be ecstatic to see what you create!
Here is Madelynn's first sketch (It was actually issued on Tuesday, I told you I am behind!). And here is my card for it!
Is this not the best sketch?!! Madelynn you rock girl!!! I had the best time creating this card. It actually started the other day with my Pink Papery card. I told my neighbor that my husband was a little carded out, I usually give him all my leftover cards, and since I had already made him a Christmas card, I wanted to know if she wanted it. I told her it was a little risque so she said she would look at. Well, her husband is a pastor, so when she saw it, she thought it might be a little too much for him! I can't imagine why, lol, so I decided to create her another, more conservative card. This image, Rachelle Anne Miller for Stampavie's Christmas Love, was actually stamped by my friend and fellow Pink Papery DT member Shelly, aka Jaspere. I colored it in using my copics and markers and then added touches of glitter pen to make it sparkle. Using Madelynn's awesome sketch, I layered on green card stock with DP, and using my new labels nesties I cut out my image and popped it off the background. I then tied on a brown ribbon that I picked up today at Archivers. A whole spool for two bucks!!! It has 15 yards on the spool!! You have to go get some! I digress, I then stamped the sentiment from Home for the Holidays by MFT on white card stock and mounted it on a piece of green card stock I cut out with my nesties. To finish the card off, I popped off the sentiment and added a metal swirl. Isn't it so sweet and romantic? All made possible by Madelynn's incredible sketch!
I want you all to know that my second card for today is not a Christmas card but a Valentine's day card!!! Yeah!!! See , I can make other things!! This card was created for my friend Carolyn Bound's Pink Cat Studio challenge over at PCP. The challenge is to create something for Valentine's day. Let me tell you, it was a little difficult to switch out of Christmas mode, but it felt good. So here is mine! I used this week's Sketch Challenge at SCS for the layout.
The sentiment on the inside will say, "You stole my heart!". I started this card by stamping pirate Billy from Billy Plate 1 by Pink Cat Studio on white card stock and colored him in using my copics and markers. I added touches of glitter pen and silver pen to add some sparkle and drew in little hearts. I also drew a little heart, cut it out and popped it off the bag. Turning the sketch on it's side, I layered on maroon card stock, pink card stock and two different kinds of DP. I stamped the sentiment on white card stock and cut it out along with a piece of pink, maroon and black card stock using my nesties. I finished the card by popping it off in the corner. I just love this card!! I can't wait to give it to Jason so he can give it back to me, LOL!!!
Well, I am outta here for tonight! I hope you have had a wonderful evening and thanks as always for stopping by!