Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #101

Happy Sunday! Karen's cooked up a fun Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for you to play with this week - I have to tell you that when I saw the sketch I wasn't too crazy about it, but once I started working on my card, I absolutely LOVE this one!! I hope you'll all play along with us this week!


I went with a no-stamping, hybrid card for my sample, creating this so NOT my usual style (I'm usually not a shabby kinda girl) Valentine card, which I surprisingly am kinda loving right now:


The papers are all printed digi paper from the Shabby Sweetheart kit by Jennifer Barrette & Susan Bartolini (Sweet Shoppe). Several of the embellishments (the flowery heart, the scrolly label and the "Be Mine" sentiment strip) are also printed digi elements from the same kit. I added a paper doily, some machine stitching, a little mini clothespin, a Heidi Swapp ghost shape (see close-up image below so you can actually see that - it sort of disappears in the larger photo), some floral stem things, and an American Crafts flower brad. Like I said, very much out of my comfort zone, but one of my fave V-Day cards I've created so far this year!


I'm sad that the Sweet Sunday Stampers had to say good-bye to Laura Frederickson last week as she stepped down from the team - I'm definitely going to miss her amazing card each and every week!!

On a happier note, we're super excited to be adding a new face to the Sweet Sunday Stampers team - Dana White is joining us and I know you're all just as excited as I am to see what she creates each week!!

Be sure to stop by all the 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!

10 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Jen! You do shabby so well! This card is beautiful! Such fun elements and put together perfectly!

Karen Motz said...

This is beautiful Jen!! LOVE the clothes pin with the hearts!!

Dana White said...

Jen thanks for the warm welcome - I still can't believe I'm part of this amazing group! I love you card it's BEAUTIFUL! I never have the nerve to not stamp on a card but this is stunning

Maureen said...

gorgeous, Jen...I'm loving the girly girly look of that doily!!

Vicki said...

Jen, you ARE such a shabby girl!!!! This is pure pefection!! I totally LOVE it, the doily and the little clothspin are perfect touches!!!! Great job my friend!!!

Kristie said...

Very pretty card! I love how you incorporate the doily.

Wendy said...

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!! This is so pretty, you are really getting in touch with your girly side....I knew you could do it! LOVE IT!

Kathy Martin said...

Sweet!

Lynda Benden said...

This is darling Jen! The little clothespin is so cute!

Lynn said...

Very pretty Valentine card Jen! I really like the shabby chic look with the lace doily and hearts!