Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sketchy Saturday

I was able to squeeze in a couple of sketch cards this week despite the fact that we've been on the go with my MIL...she arrived on Wednesday and we're having a great time!! of course, we don't kid ourselves - we know she's really only here to see Dean!! :-) We had a fun girls' day today - we spent the morning at my LSS - Island Paperie - for their Customer Appreciation Day with good friends Ellyn and Sarah, then went to see Twilight. I have to say that I had pretty low expectations (I'm usually disappointed in movies that are based on books I love) but it was pretty darn good! I wasn't crazy about some of the acting and didn't love the guy who played Edward, but that probably has to do with my weird taste in men (I thought Charlie was the hottest guy in the movie!! for real!). But overall the movie stayed true to the book and I thought the girl who played Bella did a good job. I'd definitely recommend it, especially if you read the book....but if you plan on reading the book, read it first!!

OK, on to my cards....

This first card uses Julee's MoJo Monday Sketch #61:I used Verve's new Snow Wonderful stamp set...LOVE that adorable snowman!!! Kraft CS base and the DP is from my new stash of Basic Grey papers from I {heart} Paper. This particular paper is from BG Granola collection. I paper pieced the snowman from the BG paper, embossed the snowflake border stamp, used my scallop border punch, and added some ribbon and paper piercing. I like the grunginess of this card!

This next card uses SCS Sketch # 196 and more Basic Grey Granola Paper paired with Chocolate Chip & More Mustard CS.I used Verve's new Tall Oaks stamp set and paper pieced the pumpkins out of More Mustard DSP and added some Chocolate Chip ribbon. Each of the panels is popped up on dimensionals, giving the card lots of depth!

Well, I gotta's halftime and I need to get back to watching my Sooners kick some Texas Teck @$$!!!!!! BOOMER SOONER Baby!!! (For those of you who don't know I am originally from Oklahoma and my husband and I both graduated from OU where my husband TRULY was a Sooner - he wrestled for the Sooners!!).


Jodi said...

Jen! These are very nicely done cards for the holidays! I love your color combos! =)

Sankari W. said...

just beautiful cards Jen!! I am so happy to have met you through this amazing DT - i created an inspiration award that I left for you on my blog - I hope that you are having a great Thanksgiving! best wishes to you and your family always,
Sankari :)

Jennifer Meyer said...

Hi Jen :) just stopped by to say hello... Both of your cards are wonderful and I LOVE the fun designs on both!!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving,
Jennifer :)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Jen, these are fabulous! I absolutely love the look of the white snowflakes on the navy. Beautiful work, as always!

nicky w. said...

Nice cards! I especially like your color combinations!