First of all, my friends, I must tell you how overwhelmed I am at all the comments you left on yesterday's post that it was my 3rd Blogiversary this week! I sincerely appreciate all your congratulations and thoroughly enjoyed reading your personal notes about how long you've been stamping/blogging, how you got started, your favorite trends, etc. etc. What a JOY to hear from so many of you! You really made my day! :)
This past week just flew by and already its time for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge! YaY! Once again I pulled out my Stampin' Up! Thoughts and Prayers set and got busy. I colored direct to the rubber stamp with Stampin' Up! markers - chocolate chip, certainly celery and old olive, then gave it a "huff" and stamped it on a piece of naturals ivory cardstock.
The base cardstock is Stampin' Up! certainly celery, layered with close to cocoa and a couple different retired designer papers. I've zig zag stitched the layers together with my Janome Sew Mini (love this little machine!) The fancy edge to the right of the tree is the new Scallop Trim Border Punch. (Yes! just like the one I'm giving away!) And please notice the g o r g e o u s 5/8" satin ribbon in certainly celery, topped off with a bashful blue button from the Sherbet collection. Don't miss out on my RIBBON SHARE if you think you *need* some of this ribbon! ;)
You're all invited to play along in Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge.
In fact, we would *love* it if you did! ;) Last week there were 70 participants! YaY!
If you need a bit of inspiration to get you started, please hop on over and see:
Special Thanks to our January Guest Muse
~ Vicki Burdick from It's a Stamp Thing!
Cindy Haffner ~ Cindy Haffner's Corner
Pam Varnell ~ The Stamping Addict
Julie Lacey ~ Stamps and Taxes!
Crystal Birr ~ The Messy Stamper
Jessica Diedrich ~ The Whimsical Butterfly
Now it's your turn! Simply create a card or scrapbook layout using the sketch above, and link your creation to Mister Linky on Mercy's blog. Be sure to use the keyword MTSC58 when uploading to a public gallery.
Once again, THANK YOU for visiting my blog and for all your sweet comments. It's not too late to get in on my 3rd Blogiversary BLOG CANDY or the Stampin' Up! 5/8" Satin Ribbon Share! ;)
Happy Stamping & Smiles 2 U!
Quote for Today ~
May the sun shine, all day long,
everything go right, and nothing wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you,
and may all the wishes you wish come true!