October 4, 2009

sweet sunday sketch challenge #38

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 10 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 10 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 SSSC38 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

I made a very special card for this week's sketch. Friday was my oldest daughter's 7th birthday and we made it such a fun day for her. First, she got to wear a birthday crown all day at school and she loved all the birthday wishes from her teacher and school friends. Then I ate lunch with her at school and brought my lunch in a bright pink Hello Kitty lunch tote, which made her laugh. I had to laugh at all the bartering for lunch items - "I'll trade you my GoGurt for your cookie!" kind of deal. Some things never change. For dinner, we dropped off her brother and sister at their aunt and uncle's house and took Avery to dinner at Hibachi - a Japanese steakhouse. Yumm-o! It was such a treat to have Avery all to ourselves for the evening. I love getting to chat with her about her life without the interruption of her siblings. Oh, the card! Right - sorry, big bunny trail there. One of Avery's absolute favorite stamp sets she uses to make cards is Sweet Celebration (she's got a good eye, what can I say?) and so it was important to me to make a card with one of the images. What little girl wouldn't want a cake bigger than she is? I colored the image with Copic markers and then added a little Diamond Stickles for some pizazz.

The Sweet Sunday Stampers also have samples to show you today, so don't forget to stop on by to see:

Now it's your turn! Have fun!

recipe -
stamps: sweet celebration (taylored expressions)
paper: tempting turquoise, regal rose, whisper white card stock, retired dsp (all stampin' up!)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, so saffron 5/8" grosgrain ribbon (stampin' up!), polka dots embossing folder (quickutz), rectangle/scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), diamond stickles, stampin' dimensionals (stampin' up!)


  1. I really enjoyed your sketch this week Thank you!!
    I too made a card for my son's birthday and it was great to have a sketch for inspiration.
    I couldn't find Mr Linky so thought that I would leave the link here......
    Thanks Again

  2. Hi Karen
    lovley sketch as always
    just a quick question -
    When using a digital stamps, how do you get the image from not 'bleeding' when you use promarkers???
    I have tried but always get the 'bleed' any ideas????
    Paula x

  3. Karen, this is just DARLING!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS. I think I need some of these delicious "Cuppies" Jorja would adore them. I hope your beautiful Avery had a WONDERFUL day celebrating.. from the sounds of it, it was AMAZING.

    xx Sarah

  4. Super cute card karen!! Happy belated Birthday to Avery! Sounds like you all had a fabulous day!!!

  5. Happy Belated Birthday to your sweet Avery! That's such a fun age and it sounds like all of you enjoyed the day!
    Your birthday card is darling! This TE image is so fun and I love the colors and touch of glitter you added!

  6. This is adorable Karen! I had fun working with this sketch!

  7. Awesome sketch my friend! SO glad I made time to play!!

  8. Karen, I really, really like this sketch, i do hope that I can make time to play this week.

    Have a fabulous week!

    enjoy *~*

  9. I loved this sketch to follow, I made a card and I have entered it into the challenge, well done on such a great blog and such beautiful DT cards!
    Love and best wishes,
    Karen xx

  10. Great sketch again this week, Karen~! My card started out like the sketch but my image was a little tall...lol...but I did get inspiration from you~! Thanks!

  11. Another amazing sketch. Thanks, Karen.

  12. This sketch spurred me on to make a load of Christmas cards yesterday - thank you - you can see them here x

  13. I used this sketch for a Christmas card. I'm not that great of a card maker but, I'm trying to improve my skills with each sketch challenge. Thanks for the sketch!

  14. thanks for a fun sketch karen, posted mine late but thought i'd link it anyway.

  15. Thanks for the very nice sketch. For sure I'll use this often.