August 29, 2007

HELLO good friend! { Julee's Sketch Challenge }

Julee at Poetic Artistry is having a contest on her blog celebrating 75,000 hits! If you've seen her blog, you can understand why she has so many hits. Her blog is one of the BEST! Congratulations, Julee!

Her challenge is to create a card using a sketch that she has posted. This is a layout that I would probably never think of on my own. Actually, there are *so* many wonderful sketch challenges on various blogs and on Splitcoaststampers that I wish I could participate in them ALL!

For my card I've started with a 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 square of turquoise blue DCWV textured cardstock. I've layered with Stampin Up So Saffron and patterned papers by Bo-Bunny and Recess. The sentiment, "hello good friend" in the circle is a $1 Michaels stamp. I've stamped in brown staz-on and embossed with clear embossing powder, but you really can't tell it's embossed. "Hello" was colored with prismacolor pencils and I've used the mega circle and the giga scalloped circle punches for the layers. The striped piece of patterned paper on the right side was put the my Cuttlebug with the script embossing folder. I'm not sure you can really see that in the photo either. I've added some large brads and a small triangle clip with ribbon to embellish it a bit. I don't know if it's "contest worthy", but I'm happy with how it turned out! ; )

Today, I got the WONDERFUL news that my sister Judy from California is planning a visit to Nebraska!!! I'm *so* happy as it's been 2 years since she's been *home*. I was already planning to take a vacation from work next week, so now I'm just going to postpone it a couple weeks and take the time off when she's here. I can't wait! :)

Well, it is *way* past my bedtime and I struggle to get up in the morning as it is, so better say goodnight all! Sweet dreams and Smiles 2 U, Pam :)

Quote for Today ~

"Life's better when it's fun." - Kevin Costner {boy, that's deep isn't it?} :)

13 comments:

Allison said...

Awesome Pam...love that DP!

Tami said...

Great simple quote today...plus he's cute, too. Such a gorgeous card. The pp reminds me of groovy wallpaper in a good way :) Have a wonderful time with your sister!

Shadowcatcher said...

So glad you could participate - your card is yummy! Love the combination of colors, patterns and the little triangle embellishment. Thanks for the kind words and for taking time to play my challenge! :)

Loobylou said...

G'day Pam.
I almost didn't recognise this as your card- No green? or is there a hint of sage green in the pp?
Anyway I just wanted to say that blue really suits you too! Great card
Sarah

Flossie's Follies said...

Love your color combinations, this card is awesome.

Jennifer said...

Love this layout and especially how you've worked it! The colors you've chosen are so pretty and this is just a gorgeous card!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Love your card, Pam! That paper is just wonderful!

Michelle said...

Great layout...and I LOVE that DP! Nice work...as always!

Sharon in NE said...

Love the colors you used. I can tell you're a perfectionist!

Alexandra said...

What a beautiful card Pam - I love the colors!! Nice quote too - doesn't hurt that he's a hottie - LOL!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

pescbrico said...

Great card and thanks for sharing the blog link with us! Another one to visit!

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beautfiul, beautiful.
I love the colors.


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Colleen Schaan said...

I love the colors on this card. Thanks for the inspiration!