Hi there! It's Sunday and you know what that means - time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Here's a look at this week's sketch:
I took some creative liberties with the sketch this week, leaving a few layers off, but I think the general idea is there. I really wanted to use these awesome new Verve stamps and I think I made it work:
First, all of those papers are printed digi papers from the new Free To Be Me kit by Melissa Bennett and Libby Pritchett (Sweet Shoppe) - aren't the colors fabulous!? I used a few of the brand new Verve goodies that just released Friday night - have you guys checked out the AMAZING new products from Verve's Anni-Verve-sary release? If not, be sure to head on over to the Verve Store for a look. I really think this is the best Verve release Julee has come up with yet! So many beautiful stamp sets and coordinating dies!! And...there's a pretty sweet sale going on right now with 10-40% off ALL stamps and dies!! On my sample card above I used one of the tag stamps from Tag Time (which has a coordinating die!). The flowers, sentiment and sprig of leaves are from Sunny Days. And I'm SO excited about the Leafy Sprigs die set!
Be sure to stop by all the Sweet Sunday Stampers' blogs and see what they've done with this week's sketch.
That's it from me today. I might be a little more quiet than usual the next several weeks. I'm dealing with a severe case of Lateral Epicondylitis (aka Tennis Elbow) on my dominant arm that is exacerbated by using the mouse (and to a slightly lesser extent using a paper cutter, scissors, bone folder, etc). As a Physical Therapist, I know what I need to do - or more accurately what NOT to do in the case of a repetitive strain injury such as this - and that means lots of REST and avoiding the aggravating activities. So, I'll probably just be sticking to my minimum requirements for now and not be too chatty until it all clears up. Like I said, I'm a PT, so I'm in good hands and treating it and expect to fully recover. But as a PT I see firsthand how these things can turn into a chronic MONSTER of a nightmare and I do NOT want to go there!! So I'm trying to be a good patient and swallow my own bitter medicine. It's hard being on the other end!!
Also, for those of you who are interested, Dean started Kindergarten last week. It was a huge success!! You can read all about it and see photos from his first week over on our Family Blog if you'd like. I think he's pretty cute! ;-) Have a great week - I probably won't be back until next Sunday!!