Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #102

Hi there! I'm headed out the door to a birthday party as I type this up and get my blog post scheduled, so I'm keeping this short and sweet. It's that time again - time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Here's a look at the sketch Karen created for us this week:

I was in need of a baby boy card for our next door neighbors, so I went with another Verve-y Hybrid card this week:


I used Verve's new Emery Plain Jane, paper-piecing that adorable little elephant (seriously, isn't he the cutest!?) as well as a sentiment from the new To the Moon, which is officially my new "go to" baby stamp set (it's chock FULL of adorable images and sentiments - the hardest part of making this card was deciding which combination of image / sentiment to use!!). The papers are all printed digi papers from the Alphabet Soup for Boys kit by Zoe Pearn (Sweet Shoppe).

And speaking of Zoe Pearn - many of you are fans of hers and some of you may not even know it (In addition to her fabulous digi desgins, she is the designing master mind behind many of your favorite My Mind's Eye lines such as Alphabet Soup, Bloom and Grow, Garden Party, Ooh La La, etc). So I had to share this with you all in hopes that you will find it in your hearts to help out Zoe and her family in their time of tragedy. Many of you have heard of the devastating floods that have ravaged Australia recently. Tragically, Zoe's home and the majority of her family's belongings were completely destroyed in these floods. She has lost nearly everything at a time when she was hoping to enjoy being at home with her newborn daughter. Can you imagine? You can read Zoe's story and see some photos HERE on her blog (be sure you scroll down a few posts to start at the beginning - and have the tissues handy! The photos are UNREAL. I can't begin you imagine what she is going through right now). Her designs have brought so much joy to so many people in the form of cards, scrapbook pages and other papercrafting projects across the world and now it is our turn to show our appreciation for her amazing creativity. Sweet Shoppe Designs is selling a limited edition fundraising kit, Brighter Days Ahead, to benefit Zoe and her family. I hope you'll find it in your heart to purchase this kit as proceeds will go directly to Zoe. Even if you're not a digi or hybrid scrapper and have no intention of using the kit, you can still make the purchase to help Zoe and her family. Thank you for letting me share - Zoe is part of my extended family at Sweet Shoppe Designs!

Anyway, 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!

14 comments:

Karen Motz said...

Jen! This is so sweet!!! Love that darling image and the big panel of patterned paper!!! Brilliant idea!!

Kenneth Copeland said...

I love your card! The patterns, the colors, the sketch - everything!

Karen Giron said...

This is the most darling baby card ever! I LOVE the elephant and the banner sentiment, so cute!

Dawn Easton said...

Jen, this is adorable! LOVE the patterns you used. I have those papers in my drawer but I don't think I've even cut into them...hmmmm. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

GASP!!!.. Jen!!.. when I have another Baby, I want a card like this!! It's GORGEOUS... LOVE!!!


xx SJ

Jen W. said...

Jen, thanks for letting us know about Zoe and her family. I will be purchasing Brighter Days Ahead and please let us know if there's anything else we can do for them.

Lynn said...

This is darling Jen! The paper pieced elephant and these patterned papers look adorable!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE this Jen! I totally need this elephant...I don't know why I keep waiting to order him!!

Vicki said...

Jen, this is over the top adorable!! Love that little elephant!!!

Dana White said...

Hey Jen I came to Hawaii for coffee this morning; OK it was just my Hawaii starbucks mug while looking at yoru card. It is so sweet- love it & I am off to read Zoe's blog & wanted to start digi scrapping so this is the perfect time!!

Julie Hoffman said...

Adorable! Love the paper pieced elephant! Perfect baby card!

Sherry said...

These are wonderful love the embossed vellum flowers they really make the cards pop.

Keva said...

This is way too cute! Love it.

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