Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #100

It's Sunday in most parts of the USA and that means it's time for Sweet Sunday Sketch #100! Wow! Can you believe we're already at Sketch #100!? Amazing. And Karen has a fun one for us this week:

I'm having trouble with my wireless keyboard - it's suddenly decided to ignore about every 3rd letter I type, which is driving me INSANE and meaning it's taking FOREVER to do anything. And yes, I've tried changing the batteries and switching the thingie to a different USB port with no luck. So I think I have to buy a new one. And this is already my 2nd on in 6 months! ARGH! Any suggestions on a good one? Anyone else have this trouble with wireless keyboards? And I have to have wireless because my workstation is counter height, so I have to bring my keyboard down to my lap when I type to keep things ergonomical so as not to cause musculoskeletal strain or overuse injury (I am a Physical Therapist ya know, and these things are very important! LOL). Anyway, I WAS going to keep this short and sweet, but it seems I'm just babbling on and on about my keyboard woes. ha!

So on to my sample...I wanted to make a fun gender-neutral birthday card to have on hand using those awesome Verve balloons, so I busted out some Stampin' Up Celebrations DP for this one (ya know, fun and gender neutral and all):


Isn't that fun? I used Verve's Birthday Bash for the balloons, paper piecing each one with cardstock that matched the DP and the Happy Birthday sentiment is from Verve's Big Wish. These are 2 of my favorite "go-to" birthday sets and I love how they mix and match with so many other stamp sets in my stash! I added a glittered star I bought on Etsy (MemrieMare) and some pom pom trim to fancy it up a bit and it was done!

Be sure to check out the other Sweet Sunday Stampers' blogs and see what they've done with this week's sketch.
Then play along with us and post your own creation using InLinkz over on today's post on Karen's Blog!

13 comments:

jamfiescreations1 said...

Great job! The card is so beautiful.

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Love this Jen!!!.. The colours.. the STAR.. love that!!!..

xx Sarah

Amy Sheffer said...

What a great sketch! Love your take on it!! So bright and festive!

Dawn Easton said...

Jen, this is totally fun and cute! Love the pom pom trim!!! Fun stuff!

Karen Motz said...

This is definitely FUN Jen!!! The star and pompom trim are awesome!

Marjorie said...

Such a fun birthday card! Love that shining star!

Lynn said...

What a FUN birthday card!!! I love these bright colors, glittery star and paper pieced balloons!

Lynda Benden said...

This is awesome Jen! What fantastic colors, I love it! I hope all is well with you!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Well that explains why I haven't heard from my sweet Island friend in a while! lOL! That SUCKS-would drive me nuts Well, your mojo is definitely in tact-Love this cute card! miss ya, girlfriend! Hope you guys had a great weekend!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Pom poms and glitzy stars, what's not to love?! This is just fabulous, Jen!

Becky Thomas said...

So cute.Love the pom poms and colors!

Anonymous said...

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Anthonette said...

Hi Jen,
Love this card! That star adds a great detail.

Sorry to hear about your keyboard troubles. I just asked my nerdy hubby about your problem. He's never heard of that happening. We have a Mac with a wireless keyboard and it's never given us any trouble.