April 26, 2010

{MTSC71} Birthday Wishes with Watercolor Trio

It's that terrific time again ~  Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge!

As far as Mercy's sketch, I've followed it almost precisely (how's that for an oxymoron?), except for the bow.  It would have hidden my flowers, so I opted for the ribbon tab on the side instead.   What do you think of the colors?  I love Certainly Celery and use it often, but Cameo Coral is a color that I've seriously neglected.  Since it will be retiring soon, I thought I would give it some love. ;)  

The floral stems and the sentiment on the front are both from the *New* Watercolor Trio set debuting in the Summer Mini Catalog and available to order on May Day!  That's this Saturday, May 1st!  Remember, you can order direct from my blog links or email me and I would be oh so happy to help you out!  :)

And here is that wonderful sketch of Mercy's
 with a challenge to join in the FUN! . . .

You are ALL encouraged to play along with our Sketch Challenge.  Simply create a card or scrapbook layout using the sketch above, and link your creation on Mercy's blog. Be sure to use the keyword MTSC71 when uploading to a public gallery, like Splitcoaststampers.

Now, for our blog viewing pleasure,
let's see what
Mercy's Muses have created this week!
Cindy Haffner ~ Cindy Haffner's Corner
Jackie Pedro ~ The Scalloped Edge
Pam Varnell ~ The Stamping Addict
Julie Lacey ~ Stamps and Taxes!
Crystal Birr ~ The Messy Stamper
Jessica Diedrich ~ The Whimsical Butterfly
Mercy Kerin ~ Lord Have Mercy {Queen Muse}
Debbie OlsonThinking Inking {April Guest Muse}

We all want to give the mega talented Debbie Olson a BIG applause and say THANK U so much for being our Guest Muse this month.  It has been a tremendous pleasure to have her join us!

Thank you, my friends, for dropping by today!   I hope you've enjoyed your visit!

Happy Stamping & Smiles 2 U!

"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age." ~Robert Frost

All Supplies are Stampin' Up! unless noted. Stamps: Watercolor Trio, Very Vintage jumbo wheel, It's Your Birthday, Linen background
Ink: sentiments and sponging with Versafine Vintage Sepia
Paper: Naturals White, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery designer paper-polka dots
Other: Scallop Trim Border punch, Stampin' Write markers (cameo coral, certainly celery, old olive), certainly celery satin ribbon, button, linen thread, scalloped rectangle die (Spellbinders), stitching with Janome Sew Mini, tiny pearl stickers (M's)


Cindy Haffner said...


Unknown said...

Holy WOW, pam...this is simply stunning! love the stitching, the distressing, and your color combo! i also love the way you decorate the insides...BEAUTIFUL! awesome sample again this week!


Michele Kovack said...

Gorgeous Pam!!! You are ROCKIN' this vintage!!!!

Thanh Vo said...

Wowsers, Pam! You are totally rockin that set.

Julie said...

Gorgeous, Pam! I love this color combo! We must've been on the same wavelength! :)

Renée said...

oh wow, Pam, this is stunning! LOVE it and the colours! This set is on my wish list :)

Jessica Diedrich said...

WOW, Pam....this is stunning! I love the colors and how you decorated the inside-so beautiful! As always your stitching is superb. What a beautiful card!

havingfunwithpaper said...

Love your color combos! Beautiful card!

Diane Gilbert said...

Oh My Goodness....this is soooo pretty!!