Hi there! As I type up my post for Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #139, I'm realizing that I never posted my sample card for Sketch Challenge #138, which I DID finish but was unable to post on time due to internet outage and then things just got away from me this week - my grandmother is still here visiting (she leaves Tuesday), I have a sinus infection that is really starting to annoy me, and I started volunteering in Dean's kindergarten class this week (which was LOTS of fun, but will take away one of my 2 days off work each week. I'm planning to continue this on a regular weekly basis, so this will bite into some of my crafty time, but that's the sacrifice you make and part of the reason I cut back this fall on design team commitments). So anyway, yeah...I never posted that card. Sorry! Maybe I'll get to doing that eventually. Maybe not. We'll see how things go this week. But on to this week's sketch. I LOVE this sketch and I had lots of fun with it!!
I decided to get some new-ish Verve stamps inky for the first time and create a cute "hello" card to add to my Just Because stash:
I have to say I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out! Those cute little coffee cups are from the Better With You set (which is currently on SALE btw!!) and I paper pieced them with scraps to match the rest of the card. All of that paper is printed digi paper from the Birds of a Feather digi kit by Dani Mogstad (Sweet Shoppe). I decided to stray a bit from the sketch and instead of a banner I stapled a cute little tag to the top left corner of my card. And that tag is totally stamped too! The tag and the "hello" sentiment are from the Tag Time set (also on sale at Verve). For finishing touches I added some pom-pom trim, a little baker's twine and a button and was done!
Be sure to stop by all the Sweet Sunday Stampers' blogs and see what they've done with this week's sketch.