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Monday, August 10, 2009

How is it that it's Monday morning already?!

The weekend flew by far too quickly for me. One minute I was enjoying a nice dinner with the Man on Friday night and next thing I know I'm typing up this post on Sunday night! Sheesh! I feel like time is just getting away from me lately. It's already August and yesterday morning was the first chilly morning we've had since summer began, which reminded me that fall is around the corner. I hope that wasn't the beginning of the end of summer. :(

Ok, onto today's card: I managed to incorporate three challenges into one! Woohoo! I need to start keeping a record of how often that happens, because I think it's only happened a handful of times, if that! The layout is base on the Weekend Sketch Challenge #92 and the colors I chose were inspired by the OCC's inspiration challenge this week. And last but not least, I used this week's Use It Challenge #22 to complete the card. Their challenge was to use a 'new to you' technique, a virgin stamp and new paper.

My technique was to use my new Cuttlebug embossing folders. I received about 6 or 7 of them for my birthday but I haven't used them. I forget I can use them because I've never had them available to me up until now. The Inky Antics stamp was one of the products I won from the 2 Sketches4You Ultimate Card Showdown challenge. I think he's pretty cute all colored up like this, don't you? Speaking of 2Sketches4You, my Flourish card made it to their Fab 5 this week. :) That was a nice surprise!

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies
Stamps: Inky Antics
'Birthday Owl', Technique Tuesday 'Small Talk'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', More Mustard, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Cranberry Crisp, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, Cool Caribbean, Soft Sky
Papers: Canson Watercolor, Bazzil Basics, PP - Sassafras Lass 'Life is Beautiful My Dearest Collection - Piccadilly'

Access: Ribbon, Labels One Nestibilities, CuttleBug 'Swiss Dots' and 'Swirls' Embossing Folders, Sponges, Machine Stitching

14 Comments:

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Ooooh the cuttelbug folders on the DP look so nice and I love how you rounded out the corners. The colors are fabulous! Congrats on top 5!

Juls said...

what a fab image!! love how you have embossed the papers!! gorgeous card!

~amy~ said...

SWEET!!!! Owl and Sassy paper?! Excellent choices my dear!!!! I gotta buy a swiss dot dealio...I don't have any of those..

Lorie said...

Love it, Sandra! Glad to see you're giving your Cuttlebug a workout, and it looks like you got those new nesties too! Fabulous card, my dear!!

kadie said...

I know...I'm with ya...how is it Monday already? waaaah. :)
Well, one good thing comes on Mondays, I get to spy a new Sandra MacLean card! Wooohooo! Or shall I say hoot hoot! Love how you combined those emboss folders and I really love the papers and the shading on this one. Have a great Monday!

WickedPixie said...

Hi Sandra! Your card today really caught my eye! I love the colors and textures (and I always love a cute owl!!) Funny - my card (that I've already completed, I swear!!) for tomorrow has this exact layout, even down to the stitching!!! Although your stitching blows mine out of the water - I don't know why I am quite a good seamstress but I can't sew straight on a card!!! :-)Traci

Lena Katrine said...

Wow! This is so cool! Love how you've embossed the patterned paper, and the stitching! Awsome!

Have fun! Hugs, Lena ;)

Nilla said...

Always Monday, isn't it?? Love your card, the owl is so cute! Hugs Nilla

Ida P. Krause said...

Very cute card. Love the embossing on the patterned paper. Fun owl image too.

Sharon Harnist said...

Great job with the sketch challenge -- thanks so much for playing! Love those embossed papers and sweet owl!

June Houck said...

This turned out beautifully! I love how you colored your owl. So glad you were able to combine so many challenges and USE your new stash :)

Lulu said...

Totally gorgeous card!!!!! :)

dahlene said...

I LOVE your card!! the colors are so pretty on it.

Jenny Gropp said...

oh, this turned out beautifully!!!

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