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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Whoot whoot, it's a Mojo Monday sketch!

For Mojo Monday #80, a fun sketch that allowed for mixing and matching patterned papers. I chose SU!'s Good Morning Sunshine DSP paired with an adorable new stamp set from My Cute Stamps, My Forest Friends. The entire stamped area is paper pieced and popped up for a little extra dimension, and the darling leaves are hanging over the main image panel just a bit. I love the look of going beyond the box, so to say, and it's so easy to achieve when paper piecing. You simply trim "the box" and then add your paper pieced portion over top, kwim?! I think you can tell what I mean as you look at the picture.

Other details include the sentiment from Kim Hughes' URA Hoot (CHF), a felt fusion flower topped with a corduroy brad (SU!), 3 Old Olive mini brads (SU!) and chocolate twill from Taylored Expressions.

Hope your day is full of "whoot whoot" moments!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Hello, Spring!

I am so ready for Spring '09 to arrive here in Wisconsin, and while we got a tease of it a couple weeks ago, it's just not quite happening yet! I am, however, very thankful for dry land on which to step, drive and in general, live upon as our neighbors to the west in MN and ND are unfortunately experiencing extreme flooding. Well wishes to all of you affecting by the flooding!

So my pining for spring has manifested itself in this fun little card, featuring Kim Hughes images (bee & sentiment), a big old red felt flower topped with happy gingham, a button and stick pin. If that ain't happy enough, there's a bit of October Afternoon Depot Park paper to cheer thing up. I have to say that I've never met a piece of OA paper I didn't {love}, and this collection is no exception!

Happy Monday all you peeps out there!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Riding Hood Red in the Rockabilly Forest!

Can't believe it's already the last Saturday in March, and you know that means another great sketch for Jen's Saturday Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT)! I chose another cute Anya image that I received from Julia Aston, this time disguised as Red Riding Hood or as I called her, Riding Hood Red. She's ready to head through the Rockabilly Forest to visit her dear sweet G-ma with a basket full of stamping supplies, I'm sure! (I'm guessing they've got a stamp-a-stack planned or sumpin'!)

The lower left area of the sketch calls for a large embellishment, so I used a chipboard flourish from K&Co. and topped it with a die cut flower and build-a-brad featuring a little blackbird from Hero Arts who's telling her to steer clear of wayward animals on her way to G-ma's house! A snip of black gingham finishes out the bellie and is sorta supposed to resemble a swooping branch from the Rockabilly Forest...get it {wink}?! As for the sentiment, it's from my stash of Chit Chat rub-ons, secured with a brad from Making Memories. RHR/RRH is colored with reinkers and blender pen/aquapainter combo with a little watercolor pencil shadow surrounding her, although it's not showing up so well in my photo. Last but not least: if you're not familiar with this designer paper from SU!, it's aptly named (are you ready for this?)--Rockabilly! I think that's about it, so let's get onto the other sisters of the SFYTT hood:

Jen and guest designer, Jenn D

Thanks for playing along with us and this fun sketch. Remember to use the keyword SFYTT if you post to SCS and/or leave a link to your blog over at Jen's place. Have a rockabilly weekend, all!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Our neighbor girls, Payton and Shelby, couldn't be more different, so when it comes to making birthday cards for the girls, it's fun to try and fit their personalities into each. Shelby is a tomboy, is turning 5 today(!) and her favorite color is blue; Payton is a girly-girly who actually turned six in January. I think it's great that they each are such little individuals. And guess what?! They have a new girl in town--baby Ada, so it will be fun to watch her personality develop as well!

Oh, and here's a fun picture of the girls with George taken last month on the same day their little sis' was born! Can you tell how much George loves these two?!

Card deets
Stamps: Birthday sentiment (CTMH); Little Gal (CHF Kim Hughes); Small Sayings (SU!)
Paper: pink (DCWV); Pacific Point, Cool Caribbean (SU!); patterned paper (Oct Afternoon)
Ink: PP, CC, Citrine & Razberry (Colorbox)
Accessories: scallop & notebook edge punches, black grosgrain, Basic Black & Green Galore mini brads

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


My second post today featuring a double challenge card for SCS Color Challenge #211: Pretty Kiwi Breezes, and TCP Tuesday #51 hosted by the uber-talented Leigh O'Brien. The Pretty Kiwi Breezes colors translate to: Pretty in Pink, Kiwi Kiss and Baha Breeze. That combo was screaming Easter to me, so I took advantage of my clearly swanky TCP set, Spring Fling! Without further adieu, here she is:

I added texture to the vertical panels with my Texturz plates (set 1) from SU! and a trio of button brads to the corner just 'cause it needed a little sumpin'-sumpin'! The rest is pretty straightforward, but please don't hesitate to leave me a question in the comment section if there's something you're curious about!

Chocolate Butterflies

This is the first time I've participated in the Mojo Monday sketch challenges, and I do say--I'll be back for more! I've seen more and more of my daily blog stops using the sketches and really enjoy them.

For today's card, I used SU! supplies with the exception of the Martha Stewart butterfly punch. The designer paper is Parisian Spring Specialty DSP, ribbon is from the Valet collection, pearls from the My Pretties kit and sentiment from Carte Postale. I think all of these elements work well together. A bit of sponging on the Baja Breeze layer sets it apart from the card base of the same color with a row of piercing on the bottom to balance it all out.

Thanks for stopping by peeps!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I miss you!

For today's Featured Stamper Challenge over at SCS featuring the one and only, Beate!

Here is the card I cased, changing stamps, papers and the ribbon treatment on the main panel. I added a bit of red Stickles to make her "Dorothy" shoes really sparkle and they really stand out against the subtle blues and greens of the K&Co. Margo designer papers.

I received this image from Julia Aston in the mail yesterday--thanks so much, I've been wanting to use some of these cuties from The Greeting Farm!

For all the details on the card, click here!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

It's the little things...

...that make life Big!

I thought this would be a fun sentiment to use for a baby card; something a little different and yet so true, isn't it?! I thought the fonts used in the sentiment would fit with the grandma's attic feel I was looking for as well. The image is from Gina K's set, How Sweet It Is, and is paired with vintage style K&Co. Margo designer papers. After adding the buttons on the sentiment panel I realized that I'd strayed a bit from Jen's original sketch, but the buttons were sewn in place, so no going back. I'll take a week's probation from Jen for this one {wink}!

I went a step further and created a set of thank you notes to match the card. Oh, did I say this card is for a baby shower I'm invited to today? The shower is for our neighbor's new baby daughter, Ada (don't you just love that name?!), so I personalized the notes with an "A". Here's a shot of the ensemble:

Head on over to Jen's blog for the original sketch along with samples from herself and March guest designer, Jenn D. Then take a peek at the rest of the girls' sure-to-please creations.

Susan Liles
Kelly Lunceford
Carole Burrage
Amy Sheffer

Have a great weekend all!

Friday, March 20, 2009

A {royal} thank you, part deux!

Yesterday I posted this card made for my blog contest winner, Michelle. The vertical position of the Top Note die was inspired by Lori Craig and while I was on her blog for a link to her original card, I came across this really cool set of note cards she'd just posted. So, of course I had to make a matching set to go with the card I was sending out to Michelle, and I even did the matchy-matchy envie thing too! I've decided it's high time I quit "waiting" to use up my designer paper, so I splurged making fancy-schmancy envelopes and I quite like the results. What a great way to use all those coordinated papers, eh?

Thanks for your inspiration, Lori! I had a great time stamping yesterday and I hope you got that jello finally nailed to the wall {snort, snort}!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I've been tagged--aack!

My good friend, Val Stangle from Cal-i-for-ni-A has tagged me and here are the parameters of the tag: post the 6th picture in the 6th folder in my picture files. Ok, so it's like that show where they blast someone for wearing the wrong clothes (ambush-something?!), and I'm being blasted for having the most unorganized picture files! Everything in "my photos" is mixed up because I usually dump my memory card at the last minute, right before I need more memory on my camera and have no time for organizing them into nice, neat little categories--there's the {aack}! OH yes, Ambush Makeover, except this time it's Ambush Photo File of (the highly unorganized) Amy Rohl!

Ok, so here's my photo:

Now that I've shared this wacky photo of my dear children from Christmas '07, I'll need to explain that this photo is so indicative of Kendra (then 14) and Hank's (then 12) personalities: Kendra is in one of her "I'll be goofy so this photo session is more fun" moods, and Hank is the proverbial teenage boy in his "this is so lame" mood! As for George, he was only about 3 months old, so he's just trying to hold his own! I'm happy to share that Hank is coming out of that mood as he's getting ready to turn 14 in a couple weeks--thank the Lord above! Oh, and BTW, this photo didn't make the Christmas-card-photo cut last year, hmm...wonder why?! Ü

Lastly, I get to tag 6 of my friends, so here goes:


Here's what you do, girlfriends:
•Open your photo folder on your computer
•Open the 6th folder of photos
•Select the 6th picture
•Post the picture on your blog with a description
•Invite six friends to join the challenge
•Link your six friends to your blog post

A {royal} thank you!

This is my version of a {royal} thank you using what else--a crown, from Heidi Swapp's Crown set. I had a vision of this card in my head this morning and I've been wanting to use the Top Note die in the vertical position ever since seeing this card of Lori Craig's. Speaking of Lori Craig, I just popped over to get the link for the card I referenced and she's got a darling set of one panel note cards posted today, so be sure to check 'em out--they're darling! Oh, and they just gave me an back later if it comes to fruition! Click here to see them.

The designer paper is SU!'s Raspberry Tart and it is mmm...delicious, although it gave me a bit of a fit trying to match the crown to the paper. The matching colors listed in the catty are: Real Red, Cameo Coral, Rose Red & Kiwi Kiss, so I originally stamped the crown in Rose Red but it just wasn't dark enough, so I tried again in Purely Pomegranate and like the match more so than Rose Red.

The vast whiteness of the die cut layer was a little too much, so I took a little dot from PTI's Text Boxed set and added mini polka dots in Cameo Coral. I think along with the Kiwi Kiss layer, the dots just pull all the colors together nicely. A couple of buttons to solidify the color mix and it's ready to hit the post office along with a few other goodies for Michelle, my blog winner from this post last week!

Card details

Stamps: Crowns (Heidi Swapp), Say It In Style (CTMH), Text Boxed (PTI)
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral
Paper: Raspberry Tart DSP, Cameo Coral, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Top Note Bigz die, Big Shot, buttons

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Challenge Combo Card

A combination of Sketch Challenge #220 and Color Challenge #210 over at SCS. Check out all the details of each challenge by clicking on their respective names in the previous sentence and then come out and play!

Card ingredients
Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers
Paper: Vanilla, Black, Riding Hood Red, Summer Sun, Kraft, Urban Oasis DSP, October Afternoon (polka dots), Scenic Route (red), K&Co. Margo 12x12 pad (newsprint)
Ink: Basic Black, Ranger Distress Walnut
Accessories: buttons, linen thread, sewing machine/black thread, sponge

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A bit 'o vintage sarcasm for ya!

My creation for TCP Tuesday sorta sums up my dichotomous personality with its witty and sarcastic sentiment; the fun mix of vintage and new elements; and the crazy mix of greens, all tied up with a sweet little flower and pretty polka dotted ribbon! I'm a true Gemini child--my love of music and playing for Sunday church services in constant competition with my yearning for a cold beer with friends, slinging cutting sarcasm along the way. I'm a wayward soul...

The vintage Bingo board came from Lisa Zappa, whom I met a couple of months ago IRL, so she's no longer a pretend stamping friend, she's a real friend and she's the Queen of Shabbychick Junk! She gave a group of us these Bingo boards to decorate. Some of the girls decorated them the same night we got together at Archiver's to stamp. That totally threw me for a loop because I'm just not that kinda girl! What I mean by that is that sometimes I have to let something simmer, especially when it's something cool, like a vintage Bingo board. I knew that someday I'd make something really cool with it, so I left it by my stamp table to simmer.

Some days it would give me anxiety just looking at it, knowing I should start on my something cool, but it just wasn't there...until today! The funny part is, I didn't have any intention of using it when I started my TCP Tuesday card, but it all just fell into place when I created the sentiment using a combination of computer-generated sentiment and the "good luck" sentiment from PTI's Mixed Messages. You see, Sprinkle can sometimes be a little, let's say, testy (ah-hem, bitchy) and that's when the sarcasm starts flowin' like cold beer on a hot summer day! Today she's a bit {testy} because I made her wear that silly hat which is not even a SPD hat; it's from another TCP set, Kitty Christmas, geesh! In her angst, she had to retaliate with a bit of sarcasm, adding "with that..." to her good luck wish to all those St. Paddy's Day Bingo players, wink!

Sometimes you have to play with the stamps you've already got and just be happy with it. It's called improvising, and that's what a good kitty does when she's got no other choice! Speaking of improvising, I did just that with the shamrock on Sprinkle's hat. It's three hearts stamped in shamrock fashion using the heart stamp from SU!'s Small Sayings set and then dotted with a marker for a little extra-extra. Well, that's about it for today kitty-cats, so thanks for stopping by and be sure to have some fun today!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Top Note Lucky!

A quick post on the eve of St. Patrick's Day to show you another Top Note bag that I made for George to give to his daycare provider and my dear friend, Mary, filled with one of her favorite treats, Lindt Lindor balls. We are so lucky to have Mary because she not only provides a wonderful place for George Monday-Friday, she's just an all-around warm and caring person!

I printed the sentiment from my computer, changing a few of the letters to different sizes to create a bit of a wonky look, and the shamrock is made from three punched folk hearts centered with a button from SU!'s Button Bouquet collection. The stem of the shamrock was made by cutting a thin strip of designer paper to the right length and width. Speaking of the designer paper, it's all from a collection from Close To My Heart called Boom-Di-Ada and it's a great pack! For the original design of these fun Top Note bags, click here!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 14, 2009


You might remember this post where I lamented on about the fact that I was different from the other SFYTT girls in my certainty that I was the only one of the bunch in a state of nestie-lessness! As I type, I remain in a state of nestie-lessness, and because this week's sketch called for an oval, of which I own one ancient Fiskars oval template and two SU! oval punches, I made up my mind to make my card on a smaller scale that would allow me to use the larger of my two SU! oval punches. Guess what?! I think I succeeded in doing so because I really like my card! (FYI: nestie-less refers to the state of being without Nestabilities in said ownership!).

I'm also on the short list of St. Patrick's Day stamps, so I decided to try my hand at a heart-punched shamrock. Linen thread makes for a curvy stem as well as the lower horizontal strip on today's sketch. I thought the stitches were a fun extension of the stitches in the K&Co. Margo designer paper. And finally, if you look at the detail shot of the shamrock and button, you''ll see little flecks of gold in the button--how perfect for a St. Patty's Day card, huh?! Honestly, I didn't plan that, but it sure worked out nicely. Ü

Speaking of nice, let's scoot on over the Jen's blog to see what she and March guest designer, Jenn have come up with using the sketch, and then on to the rest of the girls: Amy Sheffer, Carole Burrage, Kelly Lunceford and Susan Liles.

Have a great weekend all and an early wish for a fun and festive St. Patrick's Day on Tuesday!

Friday, March 13, 2009

And the winner is...

...Michelle! Michelle is one of the responders to this post asking for guesses as to 4 different elements on the baby cards pictured below. You girls are so attentive to details; after reading all of your responses and taking a closer look at the cards, I realized that there were more than 4 differences, so I put all your names in a hat and picked out Michelle's name. I sure had fun reading your replies and I hope you had fun playing along!

Here is my list of differences which of course was not complete according to your discriminating eyes!
  • Old Olive layers on left; Kiwi Kiss layers on right
  • sentiment
  • sentiment banners
  • piercing below boat on left
I will be getting a little something fun in the mail for you, Michelle as soon as I get your snail mail.

See you tomorrow with another terrific Saturday SFYTT!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

TCP Tuesday on Wednesday!

I got a chance to do a little stamping last night and came up with another Top Note bag/tote/purse/what-have-you! The directions for these cuties can be found on SCS by following this link. The original idea is that of Angie Juda/SCS akjuda. Thanks again, Angie!

Jen del Muro of The Cat's Pajamas team set the challenge this week--to use the colors light pink, light yellow and light blue. For me, that equated to Pink Pirouette, Bashful Blue and So Saffron. I've been wanting to use this hilarious sentiment from TCP's set, Beans, Bunnies & Peeps, Oh My!, and thought it would be perfect on my little tote that will eventually hold a few of those marshmallow Peeps we all start craving this time of the year. Actually, I have to be honest: when it comes to Peeps, I can take 'em or leave 'em, but give me one of those Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs or the really good malted milkball type eggs, and I'm a happy girl! My dear sister does have a soft spot for Peeps though, so this post is duly dedicated to her!

Just to peep my own horn a bit: be sure to check out installment #2 of my guest designer stint with The Cat's Pajamas today over at Alma's blog, Dancing in Pajamas. Ü

Top Note Tote ingredients
Paper: Pink Pirouette (textured), So Saffron, Delicate Dots DSP (SAB '09)
Stamps: Beans, Bunnies & Peeps, Oh My! (TCP), Green Thumb (PTI)--blue dots
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Close To Cocoa, So Saffron craft
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Bigz die, large oval punch, circle punch, So Saffron 5/8" grograin, K&Co. chipboard swirl, felt flower, Pretty in Pink brad, blender pen

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

One of these things is not like the others... of these things just doesn't belong, can you tell which thing is not like the others by the time I finish my song? Just a little Sesame Street fun for you this morning along with two baby cards that while very similar, are a bit different. The reason they are a bit different is that this set is going to friends who have adorable twin boys, so I wanted to make a card for each; similar but individual all the same--just like their babes!

Nursery Necessities is probably my most favorite set to use for baby cards, the sailboat stamp in particular. I love paper piecing it, and the actual boat piece is so easy to do when you use your 1 1/4" circle stamp to cut out the boat portion...follow? If you're like me, you sometimes need more 'splainin: stamp boat image on back of desired patterned paper; line up circle punch with stamped boat; trim flat/top of boat with scissors.

You might notice a familiarity with this sketch and that's because it's last Saturday's SFYTT designed by Jen de Muro--love it! I extended the horizontal layer to the edge of the card base, just because it felt right. The patterned paper is from a fun paper/embellishment pack from Target and I just love it! SU! papers in Soft Sky, Old Olive, So Saffron and Kiwi Kiss matched the patterned paper just perfectly making me a happy girl!

Ok, so back to the Sesame Street song...there are technically 4 differences between the two, so let's have fun and say that I'll send you a little sumpin' if you leave a comment and can identify all 4 differences. Here are closeup shots of each:

Have fun and thanks for playing along...

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Heartfelt Thanks

I'm going to make this a quick post because I'm feeling late to the SFYTT party this morning!

I have been wanting to make one of these accordian flowers that my friend, Kelly Lunceford has perfected, and since she graciously shared a tutorial for them on her blog yesterday, I just had to give it a whirl this morning (yes, you read that right--I just finished making my SFYTT card this morning!). To view Kelly's wonderful tutorial as well as her beautiful creations, click right here!

The papers are from Scenic Route paired with So Saffron, Riding Hood Red and textured Kiwi Kiss cardstock, layered on Very Vanilla. I ran the So Saffron layer through my Big Shot and the swiss dots texturz plate for even more texture, and to top off the texture theme, I embellished the sentiment layer with a corduroy button. The sentiment is from a PTI set I've had for quite some time, Butterfly Kisses.

Be sure to check out the SFYTT ladies and especially our fearless leader, Jen and her March guest designer!


Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, March 6, 2009

PMS tonight!

Yesterday's post featured a card for my stamp club tonight (affectionately named PMS which stands for Purchase More Stamps, he he!) and today's post features the two other projects along with the birdie card (from yesterday's post) which I tweaked a bit. The tweaking came about because I just wasn't happy with the balance of the first version and thought I had too many patterned papers going on all at once. I like my simplified version much better!

I guess you could say I'm also featuring my Big Shot tonight, using it with texturz plates (Backgrounds #1) and the Top Note Bigz die. The Trendy Trees card uses the larger embossed dots plate, and the birdie card uses the swirls plate that coordinates with Baroque Motifs. I took the advice (that I read somewhere) to dampen the cardstock before embossing it and boy did it work! I couldn't find a spray bottle to dampen the cardstock, so I used a dampened paper towel, and that worked just as well.

My favorite of the group is the Top Note bag/purse because it's simply WOW! So easy, so cute. Here is a link to the originator/akjuda on SCS. Thanks for the great idea, Angie! I can't wait to make a few of these as Easter baskets...

It's hard to see, but I stamped the one of the sentiments from Trendy Trees in craft white ink but it's not showing up so well in the photo. I really wanted to incorporate the Urban Oasis DSP, but it just seemed to overpower the stamped trees, so I opted for the subtle embossed dots background instead. I did take my color palette from the DSP though: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray, Basic Black & Baja Breeze.

Finally, my tweaked birdie card. No more fighting between patterned papers for all the attention; it all goes to the chipboard covered bird! The swirls in the embossed background make me think of a bird's song, swirling around the air!

Thanks for sticking with me through all the chatter this morning. Have a great day and be sure to check back tomorrow for another SFYTT!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Good Morning, Sunshine!

I'm thinking I may have gone a bit overboard mixing and matching papers from the new SU! DSP, Good Morning Sunshine for my usual "less is more" style, but then again I like the fun retro look of it. What do you think?

I'm hosting PMS (Purchase More Stamps)/stamp club tomorrow night and this is one of the cards we'll be making. I thought using rub-ons from SU!'s Chit Chat collection would be a great idea so that each of us can personalize the card as needed. I'm also thinking I'll let the girls decide which papers they want for the birdie as well as the spiral punched layer. For some, choices are great; for others, it's better to make the decisions for them. In the end, it's always fun to see what each of the girls comes up with.

I'll be back tomorrow (hopefully) with the rest of the projects...nothing too complicated because we are a pretty close-knit group (5 of us including me) who needs plenty of "talk time" as well as stamping!

Card ingredients:
Paper--Good Morning Sunshine DSP; Pacific Point; textured Kiwi Kiss
Accessories--Chit Chat rub-ons; On Board So Tweet chipboard; spiral punch; linen thread; mini library clips

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

It's all about The Cat's Pajamas!

I'm over-the-moon excited to share something with you today: I'm March guest designer for The Cat's Pajamas--whoo hoo!! Each Wednesday you'll be able to see something I've created using TCP stamps along with a little chatter about me over at Alma's blog--Dancing in Pajamas, so go and check me out! (Boy did that sound full of myself, or what?!) Thanks so much for this FUN opportunity, Alma!

In honor of my first Wednesday as TCP guest designer, I have a TCPTuesday Challenge card for you today as well. This week was an inspiration challenge and HERE are all the deets. I chose vertical strips of designer papers that reminded me of the bedding and then added this adorable image from one of the new Clearly Swanky Sets, Hearts and Flowers. The sentiment is from the same set and so appropriate because you just KNOW they are each other's {honey}!

Thanks for stopping by today and sharing in all my {TCP} goodness!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

So many babies!

Between friends and neighbors, we've had lots of new babies to shower with gifts and of course, baby cards! Here are examples of "boy" and "girl" cards I worked on last night. I decided to use the retired SAB set, So Many Scallops, because I'd loaned out Nursery Necessities and I was determined to make baby cards last night with or without NN! Have you ever been in one of those moods where come hell or high water, you're making what's on your mind?! That was me!

I decided to use some textured cardstock I'd been hoarding and I just love the extra-extra that it gives to a card. The patterned paper is from my much-loved and dwindling supply of retired Au Chocolat DSP from SU! as well. I think the rest of the stamping is pretty straight-forward, but if you have any questions, please feel free to ask away in the comment section. Here are single shots of each card...

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

So thankful...

Soft, subtle and simple...that's just the way I like it, most of the time. This is my first time participating in Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge, WSC70 to be specific, and this weekend's sketch was created by Lori Craig, a member of Beate's sketch team. Isn't it a great sketch?

This card is going out to a young couple from our church who lost their 27 week old baby girl, Jordyn, to a premature birth on top of other pregnancy complications. Such a bittersweet story and hard to imagine for me, the mother of three beautiful, healthy and (most of the time) happy kids. Whenever I think of Mark and Crystal missing their baby Jordyn, I remind myself of how absolutely lucky I am.

Think happy thoughts and remind yourself of something that you are thankful for today.

Card recipe
Stamps: SU! Thoughts and Prayers
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Ranger Distress Walnut
Accessories: SU! Scallop Edge Punch, SU! buttons, Linen Thread, Polka Dot ribbon from


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