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.