May 24, 2009

sweet sunday sketch challenge #19 & a BONUS!

Good morning - It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use Mr. Linky down at the end of my post to enter your card. On Thursday at 2 PM (Mountain Time), I'll randomly select one card to feature on my blog. So, as long as your card is linked in the Mr. Linky box by 2 PM Thursday, your card will be in the drawing. Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSCSOA if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

When I saw this card by Sarah-Jane, I knew I had to use it as a sketch challenge. I just love it's simplicity and the creative little row of flowers. Now, if someone over in Australia could please pick Sarah-Jane up off the floor and make sure she gets some water, that would be fantastic! I think I just heard her squeals of delight from across the ocean, lol!

Now for some exciting news! Want to win a $25 shopping spree at Taylored Expressions? I know you do! As some of you may know, Jennifer Tapler has set up an amazing event to raise funds for the American Alzheimer's Association called Stampin' Out Alzheimer's. This is a week long event where members will have access to freebies, challenges, classes, and contests in a variety of papercrafting catagories. To help out in this amazing event, I am hosting a sketch challenge and for each card you create using this sketch, you'll be entered into the random prize drawing.

You will have:
1 entry for creating a card using the sketch
2 entries for using the sketch & Taylored Expressions stamps.

Only those cards entered in the Stampin' Out Alzheimer's gallery will be eligible for the $25 shopping spree at Taylored Expressions. Upload a photo of your creation to the gallery at the SOA site using the tag "SSSCSOA" (all capital letters). We'll use this tag to find the submissions and select a winner, so please be sure to tag your photo correctly! Deadline to enter is Midnight EDT May 31 (you'll have all day on the 31st to keep playing!). This challenge will be posted on the SOA website at 10:00 PM Mountain Time tonight in the challenges/announcements tab. You will definitely want to check out all the challenges for the week - so many prizes, so little time!

To register, please go to the Stampin' Out Alzheimer's website - a $5 donation is required and all proceeds from these memberships will be donated to the American Alzheimer's Association.

Okay, now it's your turn - have fun with this one and I hope to find you on the SOA site! And don't forget to add your card to Mr. Linky here too.

recipe -
stamps: brancying out (taylored expressions), trendy trees
ink: memento rich cocoa, old olive, copic markers
paper: kraft, old olive, whisper white cardstock, maine blueberry dsp
accessories: flower fusion felt flowers, so saffron grosgrain ribbon, 5/16" neutrals brads, mini twinkle dots (a.muse), stampin' dimensionals


  1. Hahaha!!! I almost managed to fall of my office chair, but grabbed on just in time.. hahahah!!!! What a lovely lovely suprise. I guess it would be cheating if I used the same card huh!!!! Never fear I will get creating and make another and I'll make sure it's different. LOL!!!

    Oh and your card is LOVELY as always. Love that little stamp set. It's gorgeous.

    xx SJ

  2. Great card!! I will do my card a little later!! Hope you are well and how's the weather where you are at? The weather in Denver is quite horrible. Have a great holiday!!

  3. Wow - what a great sketch and love what you did with it...such a darlin' card! Hope I get a chance to play soon!

  4. Thanks so much for the sweet note. It really means a lot to me! Your card is so sweet! I love the little nest tucked on the tree!

  5. Hi, here is my card! Mr. Linky isn't working...

  6. Lovely card. And a great sketch. Mr. Linky seems to be MIA. So i guess you can see my card here  

  7. Ok, here's my attempt, hope it's ok.

    So sad that Mr. Linky is down!

  8. Here is mine... hopefully Mr. Linky will feel better soon! lol

    Thanks again Karen for a wonderful sketch!

  9. I don't know what's going on with Mr. Linky, but he's nowhere to be found:))

    here is my link:

  10. Hi Karen,
    Mr. Linky's gone on vacation so here's my card for your challenge. I LOVED working with this sketch! Thanks for the challenge!

  11. Hey there Karen! Thanks for another amazing sketch!!! Here is my card for the challenge! ::)

    Jenn Diaz

  12. Great sketch Karen! Here are mine:


  13. Haven't played in a while, so glad I did. Here is mine...

  14. That darn Mr. Linky what is his problem this week?
    Here is my card:
    thanks Karen for doing these challenges they are lots of fun.

  15. Here's my sketch, Karen...thanks for leading us to Stamp Out Alzheimer's!

  16. Here is the link to my card (Poor Mr. Linky, he must be sicker than a dog.):

    Thanks for another great sketch!

  17. Karen, thanks for offering this great sketch for such a wonderful cause! YOU'RE THE BEST!

    Here's mine ...

  18. Hi Karen! Love this sketch!
    Here's my card:


  19. Here's my card:

  20. Love your sketches, I wish I could get to play every week! Here's mine for this week: