July 10, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 125

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 SSSC125 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

I picked up another favorite set from There She Goes called Lighten Up - the little silhouette lamps just call out to me.  They love to be inked, what can I say?  I started by inking up the little lamp in Toffee chalk ink and then stamped a stand-out lamp in Warm Red chalk ink, you know, because that's the one that makes life brighter, right?  I added a few little rhinestones in the red lamp for some pop and then added a little satin button bow to accent the toffee color.

Just a quick little rabbit trail.  I'm a proud mom today - my daughter had her first ever softball tourney and her team came in second place.  I'm so excited for her!
Here is Avery with her daddy (who helped coach) and of course Andrew, who can't be near a camera without being in the shot. 

...and moments before was getting cupcake wiped off his face.  Mmmm, dad lick. yuck.
He cleans up well, don't you think? 

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: lighten up (there she goes)
paper: real red (su!), choice snow white (taylored expressions), lime twist life of the party (my mind's eye)
ink: colorbox toffee & warm red fluid chalk ink, memento tuxedo black
accessories: aqua satin ribbon, neutral buttons (su!), linen thread, small sscallop border die (taylored expressions), clear twinkles (taylored expressions), rectangle & circle nestabilities (spellbinders), foam tape


  1. Excellent card Karen! Love how you stamped the one lamp in red and added the rhinestones. And your papers and bow button treatment are super sweet!

    Congrats to Avery! These pictures are adorable!

  2. I always love to watch your new cards! They're always so colorful,well-balanced and just perfect! Have a great sunday.

    x Carlijn

  3. Fun sketch Karen, thank you! Congratulations to your daughter and her team!

  4. What a sweet card - love all the layers you used! Congrats to your daughter looks like they were all very excited!!

  5. This is plum adorable!!! LOve that lamp and the sentiment!! congrats to Avery!!!!

  6. Karen, your card is so cute. I love the sentiment and how you stamped the one lamp in a darker color to make it stand out.

  7. Your cards is super cute! I love looking at all the card creations you make - such an inspiration! This is my first time with your challenge - Thanks for the sketch!

  8. another great sketch karen-thanks -congrats to your daughter-love the family photo