Saturday, January 16, 2010

Fun Is Good

As this is posted (and yes it is posted at 1 am) I am hopefully productively scrapbooking! Sounds weird to hope to be scrapbooking at 1 am, but I am attending a 26 Hour Scrapbooking Event with my girlfriends and my sister. Granted I am really not planning on staying up for 26 hours...I probably would if I didn't have 2 kids to them come home to...but I am hoping to be productive for a good portion of it! The girls all have the sketches I assigned for the event (5 single pages and 1 double page), so here is hoping to getting a lot done! And yes I assign them sketches...I am like a drill Sargent...they like it (I think!).

So it is Sweet Stop Sketch time and the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #39 has a spin to it...sentiment only! I will tell you right now this card was a labor of love...not sure if it was because it was late or my mind was on getting ready for scrapbooking or what, but this card took way too long! I know you are all looking at it going...it looks awfully simple, what took so long?! Honestly no idea! I had the bottom layers different and it just never felt right until I finally did this and then I said yeah that is what I want to do.


The sentiment is from the Beautiful You set from Verve Stamps...still love this set. I stamped it in
Basic Black, colored in the letters, cut and embossed it out circle Nestabilities, and then sponged over the sides with Apricot Appeal ink (before taking it out of the die). I did add some dimensional glaze over the letters...you can see that in the close-up shot...although don't look too close cuz' I know it isn't perfect! The patterned paper is a retired paper from Stampin' Up!...Rainbow Sherbert. Sorry for all of the retired paper, but I gotta use it some time! Well since the card is simple (kills me when I think how long it took me!) I think the rest is fairly self explanatory.

Make sure to check out the rest of the beautiful creations by the other Sugar Babies: Ann, Audrey, Candace, Jodi, Julie, Nicole, Renata, and the Sugar Mama, Korin! Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!


The Engineering Details
Stamps - Beautiful You (Verve Stamps); Paper - Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White, Rainbow Sherbert DSP (Stampin' Up!); Ink - Basic Black, Apricot Appeal, Tempting Turquoise Marker, Apricot Appeal Marker, Green Galore Marker, Gable Green Marker; Accessories - Black Brads (SU!), Circle Nestabilities, Square and Scallop Square Nestabilities, Glossy Accents (Ranger), Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Sponge, dimensionals

4 comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

SUPER sweet Andrea! LOVE the colors and stamps you used!!!

Julie Masse said...

What a pretty card! So fresh and bright and cheery!! :)

Anita said...

Cute card! Good luck with your scrapbooking.

having a {me} day said...

Beautiful card! Love the sentiment and the pretty colours. kxx

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