January 31, 2010

{SSSC54} Pick a Petal ~ and SMILE! :)

I'm back with another Sweet Sunday card and this one is for *this* week's challenge using Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch #54.  My card is a 5-1/4" square which is larger than I usually create, but I wanted plenty of room for my BIG smile flower.  

You can't go wrong with this gorgeous designer paper from Stampin' Up! This assortment is from the Razzleberry Lemonade series and I've teamed it up with rich razzleberry and melon mambo cardstock.
My SMILE flower was created using the Pick-a-Petal set.  Each petal was stamped individually with rich razzleberry ink onto the crushed curry floral paper.  I cut them out, adhered to some razzleberry cardstock and cut them out again.  That may sound like work, but it goes quite quickly.

I've been giving my little Janome Sew Mini machine quite a workout lately and it's still running like a dream.  At times, when sewing through multiple layers, I think I may hear it complaining. :)   The fancy edge on the left was created using the *new* pinking hearts border punch.  You can find that for sale in our Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog.  The big button is from my stash and I've sewn the polka dot razzleberry ribbon knot to it before attaching to the flower.

Lately, I've been trying to embellish the inside of my cards too. . . and I always have made coordinating envelopes when sending them out.

You will make Karen and all the Sweet Sunday Stampers SMILE if you participate in with their challenge this week.  Just hop on over to The Sweetest Thing blog for all the details! 
Have you ever had so many ideas running through your head and so many things you want to accomplish that you don't know where to start?   That's me today!  But, I'm slowly and surely getting a few things done too.  Thanks so much for stopping by and do come back again soon! 

Have a warm and wonderful week, my friends!

Smiles 2 U!

Another Quote for Today ~

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

p.s.  I almost forgot to mention ~ check out my cool new watermark that Karen Giron created for me!  That info is on her blog too!


Marisa said...

Great use of Mercy's sketch! Your flower is fabulous and I love the button and the ribbon on it. Fun DPs and great stitching too.

Stacey Schafer said...

love your sweet card, Pam...definately makes me SMILE! cute watermark, too!

Alex said...

Beautiful Pam - love the colors!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Lea L. said...

SO pretty! That flower is wonderful! Great job with the sweet Sunday sketch!


Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

love your sewing! The papers are so pretty too!