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Celebrating Cupcakes and Presents – SFYTT

I’m trying to figure out how every year we get the first time slot for team photos. I like the early games to avoid the heat, but the early line up for photos is always hard. After soccer we’ll have some time to stay cool until our neighborhood block party starts. The boys are super excited because not only do they get to play with all of their friends, they also get to play in the middle of the street. The hard part comes tomorrow when the realize the street is once again off limits.

This week Jen’s Sketch for You to Try is sponsored by The Greeting Farm. With the start of school there is always a slew of birthday party invitations. It seems like I am always in need of birthday cards for kids.  I couldn’t decide which digital images to use so I made 2 cards for this week.  I used the same designer series paper, but varied between Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue on my cards.  This first card uses Cupcake Anya. Isn’t she adorable! I love this image and had a blast watercoloring her.

My second card uses Birthday Boy Ian. I love the expression on his face as he’s surrounded by a pile of presents. My boys look just like this on their birthday but the paper soon starts flying and I’m picking up scraps for days.  This card uses the Lattice embossing folder and natural hemp twine along with a retired Bold Brights button.

Here is the sketch for this week.  I hope you have a chance to play along with us.
I’m sure you’ll more Sketch for You to Try inspiration using The Greeting Farm images.  Here is the rest of the Sketch for You to Try Team:

Jen del Muro
Amber Hight
Amy Rohl
Amy Sheffer
Leigh O’Brien
Megan Lock
Susan Liles
Kelly Lunceford
Sonja Chirstoph
Jodi Collins
Carole Burrage
and the Designer of the Month, Ashley Nguyen Newell

I hope you have a fabulous weekend! I’ll be back on Monday with another card.


9 responses »

  1. awww Jenn, both of these are adorable! Fun stuff! Hope you all have a great time at the block party!!

  2. Adorable, Jenn! You’re making me consider breaking out the watercolors — that’s hard to do! Of course, I’d have to dust ’em off… 😉

  3. These are SO fun Jenn! LOVE your watercoloring and the fab papers on both!!!

  4. Gorgeous, Jenn! Really makes me want to dig out those inks and waterbrushes and do some watercoloring!

  5. Love your watercolors, Jenn! Fun and fabby colors as well!

  6. These cards are both so cute! I love the colors you used and how simple you made it to go from a boy card to a girl card! I never would have thought of changing out the back panel! Genius!

  7. These are really sweet, Jenn!

  8. Cute! I love that you watercolored! They’re darling.

  9. These are both adorable! I love your paper choices! You are really great getting two cards done! TFS


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