November 09, 2009

{MTSC47 Patterned Pines} 'Tis the Season!

'Tis time for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge! It simply amazes me how Mercy continues to dream up these unique and ingenious layouts each and every week!

Today I've used the Patterned Pines set from Stampin' Up! This is a Level 1 Hostess Set, so it cannot be purchased, but it can be earned for FREE! That's right! With a $150 personal order or workshop, you can choose this stamp set for FREE! In addition to that, Stampin' Up! currently has a promotion called Sweet Rewards. From September 1-November 30, host a $250 workshop and choose any one item from the Holiday Mini Catalog for just $10!

I *love* this stamp set and thought I would show you a photo so you can see how versatile it is! Using Versamark ink, I've stamped the old olive cardstock with the star and snowflake to create the perfect backdrop for the patterned pines. They are stamped on very vanilla cardstock using old olive ink and then clear embossed for added texture and shine. The red brads were added to give the trees a touch of "Merry"! :) As you can see, I really took Mercy's sketch literally and stitched the ends of the ribbon. Something a little different and I hope you like it! :) By the way, the "Sleigh Bells" ribbon (116795) is also from the Holiday Mini catalog ~ it's a soft cotton twill ribbon that has a fine stripe of old olive and real red stitching. It's 5/8" wide, 10 yds for $7.95.

Now, if you want to be *inspired*, click on the links below to see what the other Muses have created for you this week:

Cindy Haffner
Pam Varnell
Julie Lacey
Crystal Birr
Jackie Pedro
Jessica Diedrich
Viv Holden (November Guest Muse)

Now it's your turn! All you need to do is create a card or scrapbook layout using Mercy's sketch and then link your creation to the post on her blog. Come on and join the FUN!

Happy Stamping & Smiles 2 U!

~ Quote for Today ~
Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.
~John Muir


Unknown said...

Stunning Pam! Simply stunning.
Hugs Viv xx

Unknown said...

amazing sample this week, pam! love the sewing, the ribbon accent, and those gorgeous trees! just stunning!

you might want to check the muse links, though...they aren't working. i did the same thing a couple of weeks ago! LOL!

thanks for all of your hard work and dedication!


Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful take on the sketch.

Silke Ledlow said...

So pretty - Pam!!! Awesome take on the Sketch!!! Hugs ~S~

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous ribbon and trees!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I couldn't get your links to work.

Your card is awesome! I love the ribbon!

Jessica Diedrich said...

I thought of you immediately this morning and am just now getting aroudn to blurfin'....your sewing has been "SEW" inspiring on cards that i finally learned how to thread a bobbin, needle, and hit that pedal today. Mom taught me and i was telling her about you! Thanks for the inspiration! You'll see some wonderfully crooked creations from me very soon :)


Pam Speidel said...

Sorry about the links not working earlier! I am "link" challenged lately or blogger is messing with me, one or the other! LOL :)

Peggy said...

Very pretty card! Love those trees!

Nancy said...

Ooohhhh...purrty. :) I love that swirly tree. (middle one) I love all things swirly and flourish-y. hee hee.
Thanks SO much for the sweet comment. It means so much. I have to agree with the CTD challenges. They make me think so hard it hurts sometimes but its so much FUN! haha.

Andrea M said...

Wow! This is fantastic :) Love your take on the sketch :)

Lynn Put said...

This is wonderful!!!
I love how you added the red brads and stitched down the Christmas ribbon!

Tami Bayer said...

Such a pretty card and I love this set. You always add just the right touches to make your cards pop.

I love scrolling down your blog and seeing little Lily there smiling at me, too.