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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Howdy y'all!

Thank you everyone who left the sweetest comments yesterday about my Top 20 achievements! It's a huge honor for me to even have made it this far and to be amongst some crazy good talented women. I hope the idea starting to form in my head for the next card really wows the judges! (It's not wowing me yet! LOL)

Anywho...today is Tuesday and that means 9 year old Madelynn has another sketch for us to play with! And this week, well, it's a bit of a doozer! (I'm beginning to feel like I say that every week! hahaha) Well, it kind of is with all those horizontal and vertical panels, but I found a way around them - stitching! Brilliant!

I feel like a big smarty pants for figuring this out! LOL I always think of ribbon or strips of paper so this was a huge lightbulb moment for me! :D

I'm playing with another underwater sea creature from Anna Wight's/Whipper Snapper's cling set, Swimming By' released last month. (Be on the look out for a sneaky peek at June's sets in the near future!) I've named him Mr. Octavius - Cowboy Extraordinairre. :) He's colored up with SU reinkers and the background was watercolored and sponged with Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress Inks.

See that yummy paper; I bought it about two years ago and have never touched it until the other day! I had to have it of course! Can you imagine a real octipus trying to ride a horse?!? I don't know who'd be more frightened! LOL


I created a little lasso with some twine for an embellie and a cowboy card wouldn't be complete without some eyelets now would it? ;) I think this might be my favorite card yet! :)

If you'd like to play along this week, head over to Madelynn's blog to check out the sketch. Create your card and if you upload it to SCS or PCP, use the keyword MTTSC27 so the Twinkettes can leave you some love! I do try to check out the gallery over the weekend to see the cards, so don't think we don't look. This week's fabulous featured Twinkette is Jacquie Peiffer! Definitely check out Jacquie's blog - it's FULL of great projects!

Have a fabulous Tuesday!

Supplies
Stamps: Whipper Snapper 'Swimming By', Karen Foster Snap Stamps (discontinued)
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Taken With Teal, Really Rust, So Saffron, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain'
Papers: Canson Watercolor, Bazzil Basics, PP - Cosmo Cricket - Wanted Collection 'Buffalo Bill'
Access: Twine, Eyelets, Machine Stitching, Tim Holtz Edge Distresser, Sponges, Dimensionals

28 Comments:

Mary(OhioMary) said...

How fun is this! I love the dp and how you did the twine and brad treatment.

~amy~ said...

sooooo fun Sandra...love how you teamed up that fun CC paper with that fun Mr. Octavius - Cowboy Extraordinairre!!!

How you doin'?

SMK said...

hehe I LOVE this!!! the octopus is adorable, and the distressing is perfect and the lil rope is so cute! love it :) Great job!

MiamiKel said...

Aw, his name is perfect :) Love this whole look together - paper, coloring, his hat! It's terrific! Top 20 is a huge acheivement indeed! We are proud of you! :)

Leslie said...

TOO Cute! Love this card with the extra embellies! Great job!

Jacilynn said...

This is sooo great! I love all the stitching, you know I'm a fan of Stitching. And the twine is super and what perfect DP! You are a smarty pants! I love this.

kadie said...

Holy Cow, this is AWESOME!! What a fun stamp! I love the lasso and the way you used the twine behind the image as well. SUPER DUPER!!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

OH my GOODNESS!!!
this is just BRILLIANT!!!

Kimmie0270 said...

This is just too adorable! Great work!

Lorie said...

Brilliant it is, Miss Smarty Pants. Your comment made me laugh. I'm not surprised at all that you figured a way around those verticle panels!! You're awesome woman, and this card just PROVES that statement!!! Giddy up!!

Lulu said...

Beautiful!!!:)

Heather said...

Hey Sandra,

I just finally finished my post and as I was posting it I read your sweet comment on Yesterday's post. You are so sweet.

I love your stiching idea!!! I always go for the ribbon on those sketches with horizontal and vertical lines, but today I did pannels for the first time.

I love your western sea critter!!! I just love all the Whipper Snapper stamps that you use I have got to get me some of them!!!!

You card IS very Brillian this week Sandra, but then again I think all your creations are Brilliant!!!!

Great job!!!

Heather

Darla said...

Sandra - you did awesome! I love the stitching, and I LOVE that little ring of rope that Mr. Octopus is holding. So creative! I really like how you handled all those vertical and horizontal lines on the sketch - they were kind of a doozy for me too. Fabulous job!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Love, Love, LOVE what you've done with this sketch Sandra!! Your paper choice is awesome, and your stitching....clever and fabulous!! Fantastic card. LOVE it!!

Heather P. said...

Gotta love those lightbulb moments! :)

This card is fab, and that octopus is just precious!

Tracey said...

Love your card Sandra! So cute!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

so super cute Sandra!! Great take on the sketch!!

Kim R said...

AMAZING!!! You are so talented. This card is awesome. You put such detail on your cards. I LOVE it!! I get so excited to see your creations!!

My 8 and 7 year olds say your card is so pretty!!

Jeanie said...

Ok, I SO love this little guy! He is so cute! Love this layout too! The little rope is PERFECT!

Jacquie said...

Absolutely AWESOME Sandra!! You are SO talented!!! I LOVE it and that octopus? GREAT!!! I need to look into that one! Haha!! I need more stamps like a hole in the head!!! Oh well, I am SURE I ma not alone in that one!!! Everything is PERFECT about your creation, all the details?? Ok...I will keep going...on and on...you know me!! Thanks SO much for your ,kind words!! Hope you are well!!


Take care!
Jacquie/Javablustamper!

Heather said...

This is totally adorable! Great job!

Debbie Lee said...

Soooo cute! Love the little lasso and Mr. Octavius is adorable too! I love how you incorporated all the elements of Madelynn's sketch.

Now, you know how literal I usually am - somehow I had a momentary lapse! LOL! Trust me, I saw a rectangle of some sort in M's sketch and planned on using a rectangle and if I HAD a rectangle nestie, I'd have used it.... LOL.

Thank you for your absolutely sweet comments on my cards and for always being so encouraging! It's MUCH appreciated! :) Big Hugs!

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

This is so cute. What a great card. I love the theme you chose. Super job.

Christine said...

I saw this sketch today and decided to pass on it. After seeing your card I may go back and take another look! You really made it a great sketch.

Blessings,
Christine

Elena said...

Wow! The cutest card I have ever seen! I love the paper too! And what a neat idea with the twine! Again and again I am amazed of how talented you are, Sandra!

Minx said...

Another fab card,and what an awsome embellishment too in the mini rope :O)

Rebecca Ednie said...

what a hoot! you have such an imagination!! so cute.

Lisa said...

WOW! So creative! Everything just goes together so well on your card. LOVE IT!! Ok... I have to go look at it again! =D

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