Saturday, December 5, 2009

"I'm BACK" for JUST US GIRLS Week 10 Sketch Challenge!

So I've been MIA for a while, but had a "few" little things on my platter, and still do! I wanted to get back into the swing of things so I got the JUGS sketch sometime yesterday and literally got 10 minutes to sit down with the sketch, cut, stamp, and make my card, not bad for only 10 minutes work! See you can make a card quickly if you need to!
The sketch is drawn up in blues and that got me my color scheme. I've really been into sparkles and silver lately so you might be seeing a lot more "bling" from me! I used one of PTI's sets, Star Prings. The swirls around the edges are from an SU set called Season of Joy. I can honestly say that I have used that set over and over again. I just love the swirl in it.

I was going to add brads at the top and bottom corners and then spotted there was a tiny star in the set so I thought that would be perfect. The blue is called Enchanted Evening from PTI. I love this blue. Then I used silver paper from PTI as well. The sparkle on my star is from Martha Stewart. Last year Wal-Mart had all of their Christmas stuff at half off after the holidays so I stocked up and am so glad I did. Her glitter is top notch!

I actually got this posted pretty early this morning. Weekends are my days off as my husband gets up with our new baby to feed him. As long as I can get a day off to catch up on sleep I do pretty good. Kale sleeps pretty good and gets up every 3 hours to eat. Ava doesn't even wake up in the middle of the night when he cries....thankfully!

I have a ton of stuff that I'm trying to get finished up before Christmas. The main stuff is finished, decorations, shopping, wrapping, now I just need to wrap up some loose ends. I'll be sharing with you soon a new website that we are creating. You'll get all of the details soon.....hopefully!

Thought I would share a picture of my little guy too. Kale turned 3 weeks old yesterday and I thought I would get a cute little picture. He wanted nothing to do with getting his picture taken. I took this one in Daddy's arms, but when I went to move him onto a blanket all he did was cry. He's so cute though even when he is sleeping!
Hope all of you have a great weekend. Our little guy gets baptized Sunday so we are very excited and blessed.
Be sure to stop by and see all of the girls creations:


Lisa Kind said...

Alicia!!! It's great to see you back! I was wondering who's card that was as I was looking at the JUGs blog! What a nice surprise! Your card is beautiful in the blue and white...such a pleasing combo. And little Kale....oh my goodness he is so sweet! Congrats and welcome back, sweetie!

Stampin' Pam said...

Oh Alicia- the most adorable part of your post is, of course, sweet baby Kale - he is so sweet - *sigh* I miss those days. And your 10 minute card is to die for - LOVE LOVE LOVE it - simple, fun, fancy - you totally rock - it's good to see your mojo did not take a leave! Thanks for comin' back and for letting me know you were ready!! I love how great you made the sketch look. :-)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Welcome back Alicia! Your card is fabulous! I love all the shimmer & your glittered star. 10 min? It takes me 10 min just to gather my thoughts before I even begin to think of making a card! You did an amazing job with Pam's sketch :) Your little guy is so precious!

Dana Gustafson said...

You're back! and in fine style I might add! So loving your sweet picture of Mr Kale. What a doll.

I too am a fan of the sparkle so bring it on girlfriend! The silver on blue looks fabulous here.

Maria Levine said...

HI ALICIA! So glad to see you back!!! Awesome job with the sketch!!! A big huge hug and congrats to you on the new baby, he is beautiful! All the very best to you!!

Tracey Cuccia said...

YAY!!! Glad you got to play, and get your stamping feet wet with a challenge with us :).

Kale is just SO cute...OMWord...give him a snuggle for me, k?? I miss that tiny baby snuggle stage...

I ♥ your card - the bling and the swirls...a girl after my own heart :)

Andrea M said...

Welcome back!
Your card is gorgeous! Love the shimmery white with the dark blue - it's so beautiful. Thanks so much for the fantastic inspiration!
Congrats on the birth of your gorgeous baby boy!!!! What a handsome little guy :)

Sue Lelli said...

Your card is AMAZING and your baby boy is such a doll! Glad to have you back making cards for me to drool over!