May 04, 2008

Beeeeee Happy! {Super Sketch Sunday!}

I'm sure by now most of you have given up on checking out my blog for new posts. Goodness, has it really been two weeks already since the last one?!

When I was so sick last month, I think I coughed out all my cardmaking mojo. LoL! :) Really, I've been working more hours and haven't felt too creative lately. Today was a gorgeous warm and sunny day so I sat out on the patio and colored a few images. This one is "Bee Trio" by Stampendous. Aren't they just a cute as can "B"?

My inspiration for the layout came from Amy at Heartfelt Greetings. Her blog is one of my favorites and all her creations are laudable. I especially enjoy her new Super Sketch Sunday! Today Amy challenged us to use four different designer papers on our cards, preferably using our scraps. That's exactly what I did, except for the black and white polka dot paper. I layered all the scrap of designer paper on top of a piece of black cardstock 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" and then zig-zag stitched around the edges. After that I attached the brads and then used adhesive to attach this piece to a white cardstock base. My tag is created with 7/8" and 1" circle punches. Both the image and the tag are mounted with dimensionals.

It feels great to get back to stamping! If you're still reading, I want to wish you all a wonderful week filled with sunshine and smiles!




Supplies ~
Stamps: Bee Trio - Stampendous; happy b-day - Stampendous acrylic set "Changito Notes".
Paper: Black cardstock, misc scraps of designer papers
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Other: prismacolor pencils, stitching on Janome Sew Mini, black brads, black & white polka dot ribbon.

Quote for Today ~
"The beauty of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile...it's the spiritual inspriation that comes when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with their friendship." - unknown

Word for Today ~
laudable \LAW-duh-bul\, adjective: Worthy of praise; commendable.

9 comments:

Ethel Amutan said...

Pam, This is magnificent! I have been looking for a perfect 'sketch/layout' for some Mother's Day cards, and I think this is it! Thank you for the inspiration! Also. I've nominated you as a recipient for the Arte y Pico award. Congrats! Check out the details on my post about this award on my blog!
http://thepaperquilter.blogspot.com/2008/05/wow-art-de-pico-award-and-nestabilities.html

Nancy Riley said...

Pam, I would definitely say that your mojo is BACK! This card is awesome! I love that color blocking and the stitching!!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Absolutely darling! I love the black and gold combo. Awesome job on Amy's challenge. I promised myself I'd play this week, too!

Alexandra said...

WOW! I would say that the mojo has returned - this is darling, Pam! I love the way you color blocked and that cute little image is colored masterfully! Totally cute card!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

pescbrico said...

REally cute card! I love the paper background! Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

glad to see you back Pam and feeling very creative :-)

:-) sue :-)

Jami Speidel said...

Super cute card! It's all you! Maybe we should do a little stampin' together this weekend and help each other get their stampin' mojo back! ;)

chelemom said...

Still here! This is such a cute card!!! Glad you are feeling better!

Vicki C. said...

LOVE this card!! I just discovered this blog, but I have already added you to my list of favorites. Thanks for the inspiration!