January 25, 2010

{MTSC58} My Heart Is With You

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
Shannan Teubner ~ ShannanTeubner Designs
Mercy Kerin ~ Lord Have Mercy {our Queen Muse}

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!
~Irish Blessing


Shannan Teubner said...

Love this, Pam!! That set is fabulous!

Marisa said...

I just love this set and never tire of it. You've created a lovely card with this sketch.

Vicki Burdick said...

Gorgeous card Pam!!! The colors are awesome and that satin ribbon is perfect!!

Unknown said...

Wow! This is so gorgeous...Stunning!

Alex said...

Absolutely beautiful Pam - WOW!! Love those colors, so warm together! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Wanda Cullen said...

Gorgeous card, Pam...this is one of my fave sets!! Happy blog anniversary - my new blog is only a few weeks old but am finding it a fun thing to create!

Julie said...

WOW! Really stunning, Pam! Love that ribbon treatment! I'm SO addicted to that new satin ribbon! I can't get enough of it! :)

Lynn Put said...

Happy Blogiversary Pam!
I feel lucky to have found your wonderful blog and to be able to see your fabulous creations!
The card you have here for Mercy's sketch is beautiful! I love the colors and the button bow treatment!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Pam, this card is lovely and full of expression for this type of reason to send a card. I love all the stitching too.

Julie Marshall said...

Beautiful Card! I just bought Thoughts & Prayers, so I'll have to ink it up ;) TFS!

CreativeMish said...

Very pretty card! WOW! And I love that new little punch... and the ribbon is perfect! I can hardly wait to get mine!

Gail S. said...

Beautiful card! I LOVE this set also - I have used it many times.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card! I actually need a sympathy card so you just gave me an inspiration!

Unknown said...

pam...this is utterly stunning! thanx for your hard work and dedication to the mtsc team! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Pam this is STUNNING!!

Stamp and Smile said...

"FABULOUS" CARD PAM!!! You WOW us with your "superb talent"... SMILES... and kind words! Super job on the stitching and YUMMY ribbon! In my FAV's it goes... SWEET! :)