April 14, 2011

{SSD72} A Hop, a Sketch, and a Smile!

The card I'm posting this evening was created especially for a super duper sketch challenge at the Skipping Stones Design Blog to celebrate the release of their new set "Uplifting!"    One of these new sets is up for grabs and I hope to be that LUCKY stamper who wins it!   You know, there is power in positive thinking! ;) 

The terrific sketch I've used is another by the one and only Laurie Schmidlin.  Check it out! And join in the FUN!

The base of my 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" card is certainly celery.  I've layered on a Basic Grey floral designer paper and topped it all with a stamped SMILE colored with copic markers.   (stamp by Bugawamps 2002)

I've finished off my card with some zig zag stitching, buttons and more of the brown and white bakers twine.  Hope you like it!  :)

Thanks for hopping by...please come back again soon!  

Quote for Today ~
I enjoy mowing the lawn, it relaxes me.
It gets me outdoors, it's good exercise,
the freshly cut grass smells great,
 and the engine is loud enough
 that I'm sure no one else
 can hear my thoughts...
or intrude upon them.
 ~Astrid Alauda


Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love it! Definitely need something to make us smile with this weather we are getting

Gail S. said...

Another winner, Pam! We are currently getting SNOW here but I have mowed my lawn once this year (last week) I actually love to mow and your quote for the day is great! When my kids were little, they would sit on my lap while we mowed (I know that isn't safe now, but turned out okay)
Have a great weekend!

Barb Turpin said...

What a darling take on the sketch! Love the stitching and the cute little 'smile' tag. Good luck on the stamp set...Thanks for playing along with the Stamp Tramps at Skipping Stones Design.

Lu Holt said...

Love the colors! My fav. I think I need this, it's so darn cute!!! I love the dotted paper and the cute buttons. I don't have a lawn to mow, the HOA does that...thank goodness!

Wendy said...

This is darling!! Thank you so much for playing along with Skipping Stones Design!! If you don't already, please "like" us on Facebook and/ or follow us on Twitter (SSDStamps). Have a great week!!

Brenda Weaver said...

This is just too cute!! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at SSD!

~amy~ said...

sooo SWEET! Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Design!

Jingle said...

What a fun card! Thanks for playing along with us over at SSD!

Anonymous said...

What an fantastic card! Love the colors and the spring-iness to it! :) Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Design!