Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Jen's Sketch for You to Try & Color Challenge from the Verve Divas

Hi Everyone,

Here is a card made for Jen's Sketch for You to Try.  What a great sketch and boy can I use some sketch ideas - for all the birthdays this week. I feel like everyone's birthday is rolled into this week along with school starting and a million other things that have to get done before the week is through... phew! I am just tired thinking about all that :)
So, I think that is why it was fun to sit down and take a breather and make this card. It was also made for a color challenge from Charmaine from Meet the Verve Divas Challenge - the challenge is to make a card black and white card with a splash of color.

I love a black and white card - with a splash of ANY color - so it was hard to choose - but I went with a violet color. I love how this came together - and I played around for a while trying different flowers and other embellishments in the top right corner  - but it felt too busy next to the sentiment so eventually, I decided on a bow - but kept it kinda centered on the right side. I have to say that I love this stamp set from TCP - it is just so much fun to stamp and to color! 

So let's see... 3 birthday cards down... only 3 more to go and 2 anniversary ones too... but from the looks of it now - they might just be getting a happy anniversary phone call (LOL!) ....  

So preschool starts tomorrow and then on Friday is our turn to bring snack (how quickly it all begins!) I am thinking muffins and popcorn - any suggestions?

Hope all of you are well - and are enjoying the thought of the upcoming weekend is that looming on the horizon! Speaking of which I be off to clean all the bits of lunch that are looming on the floor (can you really use looming in that context... well, regardless - I still need to go and clean it :)

Thank you for visiting!
Ciao for now,

Card Recipe:
Paper: Gift wrap, DCVW cardstock
Stamps: TCP!! I am lovin' this set
Ink : Staz-on Black, 
Accessories: Stcikles (Black,Platinum), Brads (Making Memories), Ribbon (Offray), Pearls from Martha
Show watched: Psych


Ophthalmologist said...

Hey, this is a WOW card, too, but this is one for me to case some day - not such a trial of patience like your brick and window card which I only can admire but NEVER case, LOL! I LOVE those beads on the cakes, they make them sooo elegant! And the black-and-white base with just this bit of color looks great.

Kathryn said...

Super cute -- love the shade of purple you used-- the stamp staying is so true! :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

ADORABLE! I just LOVE this! Those cakes are just darling with the pearls! Thanks for playing!

Savitri said...

Oh NICE! Don't like purple for me but your card looks fab in that color! Awesome!!! I think I owe you an email :) I am a bit swamped with the first week of class... so if I do (I don't even remember... how BAD!!) I WILL get back to you!

Kisa Peters said...

Love the card! Love the pearls! What a fun sentiment! Boy, I must be old for all the cake I eat - it's always my birthday! : )

jen del muro said...

this just has yummy goodness written all over it!