November 15, 2009

{SSSC44} MERRY & bright!

Aaaah . . . today it is Soft Suede and Sweet Sketch Sunday! :)

How can you go wrong with a sketch like this?! Thanks *so* much to Karen Giron at The Sweetest Thing for dreaming up this wonderful circular layout. She and her Sweet Sunday Stampers always come up with ideas I would never imagine! My inspiration for this card came from Vicki B at It's a Stamp Thing. Last week, she created a card using this gorgeous flocked snowflake paper from Stampin' Up!'s Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper pack (116770). How ingenious to use this giant snowflake on a card! Once I saw her beautiful creation, I knew I had to try it too! :)

The base of my card is a 5 x 10" piece of whisper white folded in half. I've used my circle cutter to cut out the flocked snowflake, layered it on the soft suede textured cardstock and zigzag stitched around it. The shimmery horizontal snowflake strip is another print from this same designer paper pack. I've embellished with clear buttons, linen thread and soft suede polka dot ribbon. The Simple Snowflake is a new single stamp from Stampin' Up! Don't miss it on the very last page of the Idea Book & Catalog! (115554 $7.95) It's stamped in soft suede on whisper white and punched out with the fabulous Jumbo Snowflake Punch (116628 $15.95). Oh, I almost forgot to mention the sentiment ~ MERRY & bright (115556 $6.95). Contact your local Stampin' Up! demo if you *need* any of these supplies. If you don't have a demo in your area, I would *love* to help you! :)
Thanks so much for blogging by today! I hope you're all having a SWEET Sunday and finding time to do what you most enjoy! Your comments are the highlight of my day and I appreciate you all so much! A couple of you have mentioned that the photo of my dachshund Lilly makes you *smile*. That's so sweet! She really is a blessing and keeps me company when I'm stamping. :)

Smiles 2 U!

Another Quote for Today ~
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
-Roger Caras


Karen Giron said...

This is wonderful! I am loving the snowflake and button on the polka-dot ribbon! Yummy!

Lynn Put said...

Pam this is stunning! The Soft Suede, the pretty designer paper and your snowflake button embellishment looks fantastic!

Vicki Burdick said...

Pam, this is awesome, I love your circle BG. The stitching makes it pop!!! Love the buttons and all your great details!! Thanks for mentioning my card, you made my day!

Gail S. said...

Beautiful card! I love the circles and the soft suede. Thanks for sharing :)

Michelle Scott said...

Wow! I love those snowflakes! They are so lovely and the soft colour combo is really beautiful!

Michele Kovack said...

WOW! Great sketch....great color the snowflakes/buttons!

LINDA said...

Beautiful card.. love the snowflake and the button.. Great job..
Hugs, Linda