Saturday, December 26, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch #50

Wow! What a crazy week! I can't believe Hanukkah and Christmas have both come and gone and 2010 is bearing down on us already. Unbelievable!! I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday! My in-laws arrived (by the skin of their teeth!!) safely on Maui from the frozen tundra of the Midwest (Kansas to be exact) on Christmas Eve - just in time to join us for the past few days of amazingly BEAUTIFUL weather here on Maui! I've been seeing some pretty crazy pics of the weather some of you have been experiencing in blizzard conditions on the mainland and just can't even begin to imagine that!! Please don't hate me, but here are a few pics of how the Taplers spent our Christmas Eve morning...
If you're interested, you can see the rest of the pics from our fun Christmas Eve morning at the beach HERE on our family blog.

Anyway, on with the real reason I'm sure you're here...it's time once again for a Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Karen has another awesome sketch for us this week:

I had lots of fun with this one, creating this hybrid New Year's card with printed papers from the Time Flies digi kit by Dani Mogstad (Sweet Shoppe) and stamped sentiments from the New Year stamp set by Clear and Simple Stamps (the photo didn't come out very clear, but that bottom sentiment says "Happy New Year"):
I pulled out my new Fiskars Apron Lace punch again (LOVE that thing!!) and added some Hibiscus Burst (PTI) grosgrain ribbon. The winged clock is actually a digital embellishment from the Time Flies kit. Dani also has a coordinating Time Flies digital stamp set with this same image that you could print out and color with your Copics or colored pencils (I was just feeling lazy!!)

Be sure to stop by the other Sweet Sunday Stampers' blogs to see what they've done with the sketch this week:
Then head on over to Karen's blog and use Mr. Linky on today's post to share you own creation with us!!

10 comments:

Vicki said...

Love this card Jen, the colors are fabulous!

Sara said...

beautiful card Jen! i love the fam pics-totally jealous you were at the beach while we shoveled 26" of snow lol-glad to hear you had a great holiday!

xoxo
sarabeth

Wendy said...

Love the card and the colours you used, wicked girl! I posted a little message on your family blog..LOL! Merry Christmas!

Kristen said...

love the countdown! Great card, and awesome use of the sketch! Happy New Year!!!

Amy said...

I did not know I had not sign up to follow your blog but you know I have been following it ever since I found it. Love, love your blog!!! I just signed up to follow. :-)

Your card is so gorgeous. I love the colors.

Happy Holidays, Jen!

Karen Giron said...

This is so cute! I love that apron lace punch too!!! Your watermark looks FAB, hehe.

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

This is so sweet. Gorgeous colours, gorgeous everything.

xx Sarah

Katie Cotton said...

this is just adorable! I LOVE IT!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow Jen, these are amazing...I cannot even image warm beach at Christmas. We have beach within 4 hours but it is cold....lol. Happy to see you guys had a great Christmas, looking forward to working with you in 2010!

enjoy *~*

Dee Dee said...

BEautiful family pics, and what a sweet card. Love the colors. :)