Friday, August 1, 2008

Lauren Meader's Saturday Sketch Challenge!

Oh I can't tell you how excited I am about sharing these two cards with you. Lauren Meader has a Saturday Sketch and she now has a "team" of gals that are getting to play along with her sketch on Saturdays! I really love this sketch, especially after I started playing with it. This first card is so much prettier in can see the sparkle from the added on the image so you can see that part close up. The main image is from "Out on a Limb" by PTI. I just love this set! The sentiment is from Small Sayings by SU. I used two of my favorite colors from SU, Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip. The flowers were punched with Martha Stewart's Hydrangea punch and the ribbon is Chocolate Chip Grosgrain from SU. There are tiny rhinestones added to the centers of the flowers for some "Bling!"

You'll have to check out the following blogs too as all of us have used the same sketch.

Tamara Harder
Maria Levine
Dawn Easton
Kirsten Dubosque
Kristy Vernon
Kim Gasper
MacKenzie Bruckler

I adore this set "Bitty Baby Blessings" by PTI and have made a card very similar to this in color style, but thought it would look cute with this layout too! The little sail boat is paper pieced using the 6x6 Hostess package from SU! This card has a ton of layers. The colors I have used are Aqua Mist from PTI and Real Red from SU! The star punches are the 2 sizes that SU carries and the Oval Punch is from SU as well. The ribbon is Aqua Mist Satin Polka Dot from PTI. I used my Swiss Dots folder for my Cuttlebug for the background on the Aqua Mist too. Hope you give this sketch a try this week. If you do, feel free to link your image here and please share your creations with Lauren too so she can see all of the great ideas!

Here is the sketch that Lauren designed this week!

A little story about my evening last night too!!! My Dear Sweet Husband scored some free tickets to the local theater to see "Urinetown". Oh my goodness....this play is very interesting to say the least. It is about exactly what the title says. The performers were amazing, but the plot was a little on the weird side! To top it off, me being the "germaphobe" I am, I was sitting next to this elderly lady that was hacking up a storm! She wouldn't quit coughing and she started taking some medicine that smelled like oral Vix. I always....always have Germ-x to wash my hands with and I was searching through my purse and I couldn't find it! So at intermission I was heading straight to the bathroom to wash my hands.....but my husband pointed out that when the lady stood up next to me, her pants were half way down and her butt crack was right before my very eyes. My mouth nearly dropped to the floor.....we couldn't stop laughing! Luckily for us, the lady didn't return to her seat after intermission! It made for an interesting "date night!"

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


Kristy said...

Great job! I especially love the second card and the stars that you used. It just looks so sweet.

Lauren (mytime) said...

OH! Both of them are just perfectly adorable!! Love your take on the sketch! Nice job :D Thanks for playing with us girl! And the funny date night story!

Maria Levine said...

These are fabulous! Your date night story made me laugh out loud thanks for sharing.

Niki Estes said...

Both your cards are so nice, Alicia! I love them both! I love the colors and how you used each set.

Kim Gasper said...

I like how your sketch cards turned out. That paper pieced baby card is just so cute!