Saturday, March 20, 2010

Here For You

Happy Saturday, friends. Today, the Sketch For You To Try sisters are posting cards for our teammate Susan Liles. Susan has some info on her blog about her husband's recent lymphoma diagnosis and what they may be facing in the months to come. We would all love it if you, too, would use today's sketch to make a card for Susan! Her address is posted HERE on her blog and on Jen's blog today.

Here's the fun one that you'll be working with:

And here are links for your inspiration:

Jen del Muro with guest designer Angie Tieman
Amber Hight
Amy Rohl
Jenn Diercks
Kelly Lunceford
Leigh O'Brien
Megan Lock
Susan Liles

To play along, upload your sketch card to today's slideshow at i{heart}2stamp.

For my card, I pulled out this super fun, whimsical Cuckoo set by Hero Arts. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. It's adorable and different from anything else I own. There are a bunch of really great sentiments, too. The one I used today (on the inside) is perfect for my card to Susan:

Today's card doubles as my entry for this month's Dirty Dozen/Dirty Dozen Alumni challenge. I haven't done one of these in a long time, but only because I always forget. This month, Joanne Basile is hosting, and the theme she chose is "The Birds and the Bees." We're required to use a bird or bee image, and, get this ... the restriction is no border punches. WHAT?! Did you ever hear of such a dastardly deed? Teehehe. Click HERE to see the rest of the DD/DDA challenge entries.

I won't be winning any compliance awards from the sketch police this week, as I added the circle panel behind the cuckoo clock. On the sketch, I think the pink heart is really supposed to be more like an embellishment. The cuckoo clock is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black, clear embossed, and colored with Copic markers, then trimmed out and popped it up. The clock face and two birds are popped up again. I added two small black pearls - one for the flower center and the other at the center of the clock face. The orange dp is from Basic Grey's Green At Heart collection. I used some 12x12 that I scored at CHA, but you can find the smaller 6x6 pads at Stamper's Dream now. The green gingham background dp is from Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl collection.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Cuckoo (Hero Arts)
Prismatics Medium Spring Willow, Dark Suede Brown, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Basic Grey Green at Heart, Cosmo Cricket Material Girl
Versafine Onyx Black, PTI Fresh Snow
Accessories: clear embossing powder, Copic markers, circle Nestabilities, Kaiser black adhesive pearls, white twill,
Buttons Galore button, May Arts burlap string, sewing machine


Gretchen said...

What a nice uplifting card for Susan! I love your springy colors! I have looked at this set time and again and put it on and off of my wishlist! Now that I've seen it used- it's back "on"! Have a great weekend!

Megan said...

Darling, darling! I love how you added the little bow in the corner--cute addition. :)

Michelle said...

Wow, Amy, this is stunning!! She will love it!

Marisa said...

Fabulous, Amy :D Great details as always and I love the sentiment on the inside.

Unknown said...

LOVE this card, gf! Awesome combination of papers, and your colors are awesome! The sentiment is simply perfect for Susan. Great job!!!

Eva said...

Amy, this is just that image, your coloring is just amazing!

Donna said...

What a beautiful card. I agree, Susan will love it!

Jenn Diercks said...

The main image is gorgeous and I love the colors you used for your background and panels. This is a perfect card to send off to Susan. It's gorgeous.

Unknown said...

what a beautiful card, great layout, gorgeous dp, great image and sentiment i love everything about it its gorgeous

Libby Hickson said...


jill said...

This is the sweetest card, it would melt anyones heart. the sentiment just tops it off

Anonymous said...

Amy, I love your card; I love birdhouses and anything with birds on it. The coloring is awesome. Thanks for sharing it with us.


Kathy Jones said...

WOW Amy - this is fantastic!!! Love the colours/papers you've used, perfect use of the sketch and the clock and button bow are fabulous! Love the sentiment inside too!!! :)

Leigh OBrien said...

Perfectly done, Amy! Wonderful inside and out!

Mary J said...

An amazing card, Amy!

Beth Norman said...

Such a sweet card. It will be very appreciated.

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

Amy - this clock is just darling!!! Love how you colored it and the papers you used!!! Beautiful!!

Amy Rohl said...

Thought I commented but I don't see it, so I'll tell you again how wonderful this card is--inside and out! Love the sentiment paired with this darling clock, the black pearls and your meticulous cutting--wowzers, girl!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Just fabulous, my friend! Love all your precise detail, and that sentiment is perfection! Gorgeous card!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful, Amy! That is a sweet image for sure! Love the ribbon/button in the corner!

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

um. you cut that out?--you are crazy!! haha!! amy, i love it and i'm so touched that ya'll thought of eric and i with this sfytt. what a surprise!! big hugs to you, friend!!

Jessica Diedrich said...

Amy this is so beautiful!! I love how you cut it out and your coloring is top-notch as always! GORGEOUS!

Conniecrafter said...

Just love what you have done with this design!

Anonymous said...

Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
I've been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

Thumbs up, and keep it going!