Monday, April 13, 2009

Long Time, No Challenge

Hello there! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend. We finally got some pretty spring weather in my neck of the woods so we spent lots of time outdoors. It was glorious! My kids are back to school today. Spring Break is over...finally! I love to spend time with them but by the end of the week, they were getting bored and they picked at each other a lot. I always consider Spring Break a dress rehearsal for summer vacation coming up. I learned that I need to plan some fun things to do or I am going to be listening to a lot of arguing.

But on with today's card! I got some stamping time in and decided to work on a wedding card using this week's sketch from the girls at
Our Creative Corner. You may check out their blog by clicking on the badge for their site to the left of my blog. I love to play along with their challenges and this week was no different. They posted a great sketch for us. There is no time limit for their challenges so you should come on and play too. Here is my card! The 2nd photo is of the inside of the card. Sorry the inside photo is so blurry. It was too dark to retake it by the time I looked at it in Image Pro on my computer.

My card is slightly different than the sketch since my stamped image was larger than the example. Where they included a star (or space for embellishment of some kind), I had to leave it empty since my "bride to be" was almost as wide as my card. I like how it turned out anyway. I needed a new wedding shower card for my stash anyway. I am sure someone I know will be getting married soon! If not, I will certainly be listing the extras in my Etsy shop so 1 more to sell won't hurt.

For my stamp, I used one from SU's
Big on Spring which I just recently purchased from Karen Giron, author of The Sweetest Thing blog. She decided to part with some of her older sets and had them listed for GREAT prices. Thanks, Karen!

As always, my supply list is below. If you are interested in purchasing this card, it will be listed in my Etsy shop very soon. I hope your week is off to a fantastic start. Thanks for stopping by!

Papers- DP by Anna Griffin (#s AG1118 & AG1129); teal colobok CS. Stamps- SU Big on Spring. Inks- Memento Tuxedo Black. Tools- Paper Studio 2 5/16 circle punch; Marvy 2 1/2in circle punch. Embellishments- Mark Richards #1952 5mm self adhesive pearls. Pens- Copic G21, B21, BG72, YR31. Font for inner sentiment- Whackadoo 14 & 20pt.


  1. I hear ya loud and clear - LOL - thank goodness my girls are back in school too - LOL!!!

    Thank you so much for playing the Sketch - your card is beautiful!!!! I love that you used this SU image - it really works perfectly with it!!!

    Hope to see you this weekend :) ~S~

  2. Yummy card Kyla! Love the DP and those pearl accents really add class! Don't hide this card away. BTW, I see that you have your cards on Etsy, but I was wondering if you'd seen this site I don't know much about it, but was thinking I might give it a try if I decide to sell any of my cards because it is free. Always the best part! Let me know if you've heard anything good or bad about the site. Thanks!