ETA: I have been trying to post this for more than 24 hrs. Sorry it's so late! I'm not sure what's going on, but our internet has been so sloooow! I've had the post all typed up and ready to go for 2 days, but I couldn't get my photos to load!! ugh. Anyway, better late than never right?
Happy New Year!! I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday season and is having an amazing start to 2012. One of my New Year's Resolutions is to spend less time "plugged in" and more time unplugged just enjoying togetherness with my family. So, much like the past few months, you'll probably continue to see these sporadic posts from me. I've cut WAY back on my Design and Creative Team commitments and I have to say, it feels really good to have the extra time with my family! I will be scrapbooking a little more this year and am still trying to decide how much of that to share here - I'll be doing Project Life and continuing to digi scrap as well. I'm just not sure how much you guys really want to see that? I'd love to hear if you're interested in having me share my scrapbooking with you? It seems like when I do share my scrapbooking layouts I don't get much (if any) response, so honestly I just don't want to waste my time writing up blog posts if nobody really cares ya know? ;-) I just about have my December Daily album finished, if anyone is interested in having me post my completed pages, let me know and I'll take some photos and share it.
OK, anyway, moving on to the reason you're all here...It's a New Year of Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenges!! And 2012 is bringing a few exciting changes to the Challenge - first off instead of a weekly challenge, you'll be getting a new Sweet Sunday Sketch every other week in 2012!! Also, there will be chances to earn a Guest Designer gig with the Sweet Sunday Stampers team just by playing along with us! More details over on Karen's Blog. And finally, this year the sketch will periodically have a sponsor!! How cool is that?
And this week just happens to have our first sponsor - Sparkle Creations! Play along with the sketch below before Friday, January 13 (post links on the Sweet Sunday Sketch #149 post on Karen's Blog), for a chance to win Charlotte with a Rose AND Scooter Chloe! You can enter as many times as you want, so start creating!!
Fun sketch, right?
So I decided to pull out some neglected Verve for my card this week and came up with this:
Those papers are printed digi papers from the new Pipe Dreams kit by Libby Pritchett (Sweet Shoppe) - it's actually a Super Mario themed kit that is SUPER cute! Be sure to check it out if you have any gamers in your family! I used Verve's Up Up and Away stamp set for the hot air balloon and my all-time favorite, Bountiful Backgrounds, for the sentiment. Quick and Easy - just how I like 'em!
Be sure to stop by all the Sweet Sunday Stampers' blogs and see what they've done with this week's sketch.