May 1, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 115

Good morning - It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use the InLinkz button down at the very end of this post to enter your card. The links will close on Friday at 10 PM (Mountain Time), and I'll randomly select one card to feature on my blog on Saturday. So, as long as your card is linked by 10 PM Friday, 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 SSSC115 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

I got a little creative and made a sketch badge for you all to use on your blog if you'd like.  Now, I'm not computer literate and so I have NO idea how to make this a blinkie and have all the HTML code here for you just to copy.  So you have to do this old school and save the image to your computer first and then upload it to your blog and then if you wouldn't mind linking the photo to my blog, that would be fantastic!
Hey, guess what??  I sewed!  I KNOW!  I treated myself to a Jenome Sew Mini and I've been practicing and practicing getting that stitching in a straght line.  You'll see some of my goof-ups later this week, haha!  I actually managed to sew all right on this card, so it's a happy day.  The set I used today is Treasure Life from Taylored Expressions and I stamped the little jar in Memento Tuxedo Black and then using my stamp positioner, I stamped the apples inside.  I colored them in with copics and then added a little glaze over the top with my new glaze pen.  I used the Gift Card Frame die for the main panel and then added the Leafy Branch underneath as well as a Spellbinder's oval underneath the Apothecary Jar Die to make it stand out from the background a bit more. 

The Sweet Sunday Stampers have amazing sketch samples to show you today, so stop on by to see:
Thanks for taking on the challenge this week! 

recipe -
stamps: treasure life (taylored expressions)
paper: chocolate chip (su!), kraft, choice snow white (taylored expressions), the thrift shop (october afternoon)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: island lagoon rhinestones (kaisercraft), scalloped eyelet border die (taylored expressions), gift card holder die (taylored expressions), leafy branch die (taylored expressions), apothecary jars dies (taylored expressions), oval nestabilities (spellbinders), glaze pen, sewing machine/white thread


  1. Wow - We were on the same page with our color scheme / paper choice this week!! Great minds... Your card is awesome! Love that apothecary jar!

  2. Gorgeous!!! Those patterned leaves are super FAB!!!

  3. Sharp looking card Karen! Your shading and coloring look fantastic and I really like how you added the leafy branch behind your image. Your sewing looks great too!

  4. Awesome, Karen, love the jar of strawberries!!!

  5. Pretty card! Great job stitching. I've got your badge added to my blog :)

  6. This is gorgeous - I really love how you use the dies & I must get some of those leaf ones!

  7. Beautiful card. I was thinking, oh I could use my TE Gift Card die, scroll down..oh she did too!!
    Great job on your sewing!!

  8. Karen thanks for another challenge

  9. This is a great sketch! congrats on being able to sew on your card ~ I'm not there yet!

  10. Love your card as always. I have to practice my sewing too--just an old Kenmore I've have for 40 years.

  11. Your card is simply wonderful and yahooooo for your new janome...I LOVE mine:)