Monday, September 28, 2009

...Crazy 4 Birthdays

This is my submission for Saturday's Crazy 4 Challenges sketch challenge issued by Cindy Haffner...boy, can this lady create some gorgeous sketch layouts! I loved the fact that I was able to showcase some wonderfully beautiful My Mind's Eye patterned paper from the Penny Lane collection. The layout made it so easy to create a clean and simple card that could be mass-produced in no time flat, too! The sentiment and flower were from Verve's "Wishful Elegance" set, and I paired Almost Amethyst and Riding Hood Red Cardstocks to bring out the colors in the patterned papers. I added some paper piercing and Riding Hood Red Striped Ribbon to finish off the card.

As you all know, we have a new fur baby...and she has totally affected my sleep cycle! She has done so well as to not use the potty in the house, but she has my stamping schedule all up in the air! Instead of stamping, I am having to watch this little fur ball to make sure she isn't getting into trouble...and I swear it's like having another child in the house! I forgot all about making a sample for the C4C Saturday challenge to share along with the rest of the design team, but I did finally make one Saturday while I was stamping at Pam Varnell's house. Sorry for slacking, ladies...but it sure did feel good to sleep on and off all day Friday. Getting up in the middle of the night to let the puppy out is killing's a good thing she's cute! LOL!

That's it for now! I will be working on a card for Julee Tilman's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge for today...if the pup allows me some time to create. Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you back here in a little while! Until then...
Stamps: Wishful Elegance (Verve)
Papers: Almost Amethyst, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Watercolor, Penny Lane DP (My Mind's Eye)
Inks: Riding Hood Red, Almost Amethyst
Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, ribbon, aquapainter, clear embossing powder, heat gun, scissors, dimensionals


Dawn Easton said...

Clean, crisp and perfect! Good luck with your new family member! Puppies are so much fun, but exhausting at the same

Cindy Haffner said...

Perfect paper for the sketch, ROCK ON!!! Enjoy your puppy!!!

StampOwl said...

your card is awesome Mercy, hope you get back to sleeping normally soon hehe!

Andrea M said...

What a great card! Love the paisley DP!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is so cute! LOVE that paisley DP!

Pam Varnell said...

Love the clean, crisp feeling of this card. Amethyst has never been one of my favorite colors, until now of course. Looks great on this card. Beautiful girl. Hugs!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Mercy, this is so elegant! Love the clean lines!