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Monday, September 20, 2010

After last week's crazy ups and downs, I thought I'd be enjoying a relaxing, quiet weekend...not a chance! In fact, I had one of the busiest and most productive weekends this year!

I made ....count 'em...7 cards (HUGE record for me!), went grocery shopping, ran errands, made pancakes and 3 loaves of bread on Sunday morning, picked up packing boxes, cleaned the kitchen and bathrooms and even managed to watch a whole season of American Pickers AND squeeze in a nap!! Phew! Thankfully The Man chipped in by doing the laundry....that would have probably done me in! After all that, I think I need a weekend to get over my weekend! :)

One of those cards I worked on was this one...

Every Saturday morning my ritual is to run around blogland looking for all the sketches I can use for the following week. As soon as I spied Jen's Sketch For You To Try, I knew it'd make for a great card using Birthday Owen from Claudia & Company! Then I pulled these super bold and fun papers from my old MME stash, colored Birthday Owen with my reinkers and aquapainter brush to match and cut him out. Then I cut a panel using the Labels One nestibility and sponged the edges of it with Yellow Cadmium Chalk Ink from Colorbox. I matted it with some red Bazzil cardstock and machine stitched them together (very, very slowly!). Then I made the base, zigzagging the edges of the patterned paper and attaching two dovetail strips to the top. I slipped the sentiment panel under the main panel and added the birthday cake to the top for the final element of the sketch. No real embellishments to this card, but I don't think boys really appreciate all the foo-foo stuff anyway! :)

Don't forget: You still have time to enter Claudia & Company's monthly challenge! All you have to do is make a card using the color RED and a Claudia & Co. stamp! So easy! You can find all the details.....HERE!

See you all tomorrow!

Stamps: Claudia & Company 'Birthday Owen' Puddle Jumper
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Pretty In Pink, Soft Suede, Going Gray, Morning Marigold, More Mustard, Regal Rose, Ruby Red, Colorbox 'Yellow Cadmium, Ice Jade', Distress Ink 'Antique Line'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - MME
Access: Spellbinders 'Labels One and Eight Nestibilities', Sponges, Machine Stitching, Dimensionals


Gingerbread Gal♥ said...

Love it Sandra! So cute and colorful! Great job on the sketch.
:) Rach

Shaela said...

this is such a sweet card! And man, I'm tired just READING about your weekend, lol!! Hope this week will be more calm for you. :)

Jessica Diedrich said...

Awww this is so adorable! Love your coloring and miss you, girl!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! I am impressed with all you accomplished this weekend, Sandra!! And I love this darling card...what a cute image and you've paired him with the perfect papers!!! Sure wish you could send me some of your energy and your mojo. LOL!

Linda L said...

WOW that sounds like an incredibly productive weekend! Love the card....your stitching is so going slow pays off obviously.

Lisa Petrella said...

Such a sweet card! Your attention to detail is amazing!! Great work!

kadie said...

So so CUTE! Love how you've put red into this card too! And this wasn't even your challenge card, was it? Brilliant. Love the layout and the papers...some of my all time faves!

Keva said...

This is adorable!!

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