Friday, December 19, 2008


I'm the hostess for this week's sketch challenge over at Papercraft Planet and let me tell ya...I am soooo NOT a sketch artist!! Man did I struggle coming up with a sketch! Finally I gave up and stopped thinking about it. Instead I just sat down and made a card that I liked and then drew up a sketch based on that card. I will have to ask my sketch idol, Julee, what her process is because I SUCK!!!!!! Anyway, here's my sketch:And here's my sample:As you can see, I flipped the sketch vertically and chose to use an embellishment rather than a large main image. The sentiment, framed with some Hodgepodge Hardware, is from Verve's Snowflake Splendor. I added some Imaginisce DP (are you tired of this paper yet?? It's just about the only cute holiday themed paper I found on this entire island this year, so I'm making the most of it!!), some SU ribbon and twine, a Marvy snowflake punch (my new toy), a button and some machine stitching. Overall a pretty simple card that will be finding it's way to a very special home real soon!!!! ;-)

We'd love for you to play along with us this week - anyone is welcome to join in the weekly sketch challenges at PCP!! Just be sure to use the tag SK122008 when uploading your photo so I can find it to pull it into our album!

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention how excited I am that Joel and I have a date tomorrow morning!! We're going to the beach by ourselves!!!! We haven't been to the beach by ourselves in over 2 years! I don't know what it's like anymore to go to the beach and just sit with my book and RELAX and listen to the waves (and the humpback whales have arrived, so we'll be doing some whale watching too). It will be so different from our typical exhausting Saturday morning at the beach dodging thrown sand, chasing Dean up and down the beach, making sure Dean doesn't drown in the surf, lugging 57 pounds of crap with us (extra diapers, wipes, juice, snacks, super duper sunscreen/hat/long-sleeve rash guard, sand toys, etc etc etc). I am soooo looking forward to taking a nap on the beach! The last time I remember taking a nap on the beach was probably when I was 8 months pregnant with Dean and so incredibly uncomfortable! Joel would dig a big hole in the sand for my belly and I would blissfully lie on my stomach with the baby magically NOT pressing on all my innards for once and almost instantly fall asleep!! I can't believe this is the first time since those days that I've been able to take a nap on the beach (one of my favorite things to do in the whole world!!!!). Needless to say, it doesn't take much to excite me!!!!!! :-)


Heidi said...

jen- this is a sweet card and sketch! Good job

Anonymous said...

eh, you changed your family picture...cute!!! i printed out the sketch, maybe i'll attempt it this week since you worked so hard on it :)