A little over a week ago I got an e-mail from Jen about her Sketch for You to Try. Last March I was one of her Designer of the Month and I figured that she was going to ask if I wanted to play along again this March. I was completely floored when she asked if I’d like to join the team and play along with them all of the time. I of course said Yes, since I love sketches and I love Jen’s style. There’s good news for you too because now that I’ve joined on I’ll be posting once again on Saturdays so you’ll have more projects to see from me during the week. Along with me Megan Lock and Amber Hight have also joined the Sketch For You To Try team and this month the Designer of the Month is Angie Tieman. We’d love to have you play along and try the sketch out. Plus for just playing along you have the opportunity to be a future Designer of the Month. Here is the sketch for today.
I think I’ve mentioned that I’m completely out of cards. I think I have 4 or 5 Birthday cards in my stash, but that’s it. I have a baby card I’ve been meaning to send out but haven’t had a chance to make it yet. This sketch fit my needs perfectly. I started with a Kraft card stock base and layered Sweet Pea Designer Series paper and Chocolate Chip card stock. I then added a strip of So Saffron that I used the Scallop Trim punch on as well as added paper piercing and the sentiment. Before attaching the layer to the card I tied on a piece of Old Olive satin ribbon. I then attached it with dimensionals. The main image layer was made by cutting out a 2 1/2″ circle of Chocolate Chip card stock with my Circle Scissors and then a 2 3/8″ circle out of Whisper White. I inked my image with markers and stamped it onto the layer. I then used the 1″ circle punch and scraps of Bashful Blue card stock to create waves. The edges are sponged with Bashful Blue ink and the front wave is set on dimensionals to pop it up a bit more. I finished the card off with a So Saffron small star set with a silver brad.
If you need more inspiration check out the rest of the Sketch for You to Try team:
Jen del Muro
and the Designer of the Month, Angie Tieman
Evan gave us quite a scare last night which ended up in me taking him to the ER. We were playing in the yard and he was being such a boy and I found him putting a straw into his mouth to pretend to blow up a ball. Well we don’t know where this straw came from or what was on it, or who used it last. I made him go in the house and rinse his mouth well. After dinner he started complaining of extreme stomach pain and felt like he needed to vomit. He was in such pain he was doubled over crying and was more pale white than he normally is. He then started shallow breathing and shivering. While he did this his eyes glazed over and were all glassy looking and he just looked out of it. About an hour after we got to the ER he started acting like his normal self so they let him go. We had a nice long talk of not picking anything up and putting it in your mouth, especially if it was trash that blew into our yard on garbage day. Why a boy would pick something like this up and put it in his mouth is beyond me. I was also worried because he and Colin have been very into tackling each other lately and they’ve taken some hard falls. They said his belly felt fine and since the stomach pains went away he should be good. I hope it’s our last visit to the ER in a long long time.
Today we are going to visit with my Mom. She is feeling well after her hip replacement on Tuesday and isn’t in pain anymore. Thanks for all of the thoughts and prayers for her. We appreciate it.
On Monday stop back and see a Baby Girl card that I stamped to add to my stash.