January 4, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 250

Good morning!!  We are back from a short break and I have some important news to share with you before we start off with the sketch.  Two of our long-time design team members are stepping down this month, and let me tell you, it's really difficult to say goodbye!  I've met both of these fabulous stampers in real life, and they are absolutely the best!

Jackie Pedro's style is so super cute and her ability to avoid patterned paper is out of this world!  The patterns and backgrounds she creates on her flowers and accents are always amazing and she makes me think I can get rid of patterned paper altogether!  But, who am I kidding??  Jackie, I will miss you on this team, terribly, and I hope to see you in the gallery, here and there!  Best of luck to you, friend!

Karen Motz amazed us with her creative holiday cards, which frequented the sketch challenge through the years. Every Christmas I would wish and wish I had stamped one card each week so I could send out more than 10 cards! I will miss you Karen! I know life is taking you in a new direction, but I hope that you will ink up your stamps once in a while just to let us know that you're thinking of us. Maybe I'll make you stamp next time you come for a visit during ski season! LOL!  Wishing you all the best, wherever the world takes you, my friend!

Seriously, typing up this post without you two crazy ladies is really quite strange.  Maybe I'll just keep adding you just for the heck of it??

OK, I guess it's time to introduce the first sketch challenge of 2015!  Want to play along?  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. 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 SSSC250 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

Since I feel like I haven't stamped in forever, I didn't want to try anything too crazy today.  I kept it all pretty simple.

I absolutely adore this building set from Paper Smooches called Reflections and I kind of just added a few leafy vines with accents of flowers in bright, fun colors.  The sentiment is from the Better Together set by Verve Stamps.

The rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers have much more for you to see this week - please stop over and see:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: reflections (paper smooches), better together (verve)
paper: smooth white  (mft), blu raspberry (mft), orange fizz (mft)
ink: black licorice (mft), electric red (mft), orange fizz (mft), sour apple (mft), blu raspberry (mft)
accessories: sentiment strips die-namics (mft)


  1. Gorgeous card Karen, I would definitely say your MOJO is back!!! Love that wonderful sentiment and leafy vine with the added flowers!!

  2. I knew your MOJO was still there! Girl I love how this turned out too. The colors are gorgeous and the sentiment is perfect. Loved this sketch my friend!!! Happy New Year!

  3. Karen this is gorgeous and I agree with Tracy there is no sign of missing mojo with this card!!

  4. Beautiful card! Totally your style, fresh and clean with pops of color and great design.

  5. You are the Queen of Clean and Simple....love this card!

  6. Simply beautiful card Karen! Thank you for the awesome sketch....hugs, ~S~

  7. LOVE your card, Karen! Thank you so much for the sweet send off.......but you couldn't keep me away for long! I used the sketch already! LOL Just linked it up......

  8. Wow! For not having MOJO, this card is absolutely GORGEOUS, Karen!!! Good luck Jackie and Karen M on your new adventures, you will be missed! xoxoxo

  9. I had fun using the sketch - thanks, Karen! And your card is beautiful!!!