Monday, January 5, 2009

Mary Jo's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge

It is well past lunchtime here, but maybe I could call this the dinnertime sketch...lol! Every week I see fabulous cards created with Mary Jo's Weekly Sketch Challenge but I'm not typically home around lunchtime on Mondays, so I've never really had the chance to play. I wasn't home at lunchtime today either, but thought that Mary Jo wouldn't mind if I did her challenge at dinnertime instead. Isn't this a fun sketch? She has dozens of them. In fact she has 51 of them over on her blog! A few of my New Year's Resolutions in the stamping department include getting better organized (about 90% there...I'll share some pictures soon), when I finish creating, cleaning up right away (I truly can't stand a mess!), using many of the things that I've already bought (like these beautiful stamps designed by Anna Wight), and just making more time for doing what I love...stamping! My card starts off with a base of Old Olive, and a panel of Close to Cocoa. The olive square has three strips of Old Olive Designer Series Paper. The three olive buttons are from American Craft with white thread going through the button holes. The main image is from Anna's Give Thanks set. You can find it on the Whippersnapper Designs website. The tree was inked up with Close to Cocoa ink and I colored up the leaves with my Old Olive marker. Next, I used my Nesties to cut out the oval. I added a Making Memories clip with a piece of Old Olive ribbon to the top of the oval. The little "Thank You" charm is from the wedding section at Michaels. I just love how this all came together! That doesn't happen too often...lol! Thanks for such a fabulous sketch Mary Jo, and thanks so much for stopping by...Toodles! :D

10 comments:

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Just WONDERFUL!! Really love how you hung the charm from the tree branch! Thanks for enjoying my stamps! =) -Anna.

Kerry D-C said...

Loooooooooove this!!! Terrific job with the sketch! Love the charm hanging from the branch. Cute cute cute!

MJ said...

Oh my goodness, I would have never thought of hanging the charm from the tree! Brilliant, I will case that some time for sure. Love it. Great job on the sketch, thanks so much for playing along!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

This is so pretty!! Love that tree image!!

Kathie Bailey said...

I find this card so soothing Kimberly. I love the tree image and the addition of the charm is pure genius.

Tangii said...

I love this card Kim! Love the charm too! GReat job!

newenglandstamper said...

I just love this card - there are so many neat details - really, really nice.

- - Sheryl - - said...

Hi Kim - great to see you today and love your cards! - Sheryl

Clara said...

This card is just perfect...colors, layout, and right down to that little charm hanging from the tree branch!

A. Sanborn said...

Love EVERYTHING about your beautiful creation, Kim!

L&H,
-A. :)