Saturday, June 6, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You - Laura's Sketch #27 - Up Up and Away!

Hi Everyone,

I am so excited that I had a chance today to play along with Laura and Kazan and the awesome DT over at 2 Sketches 4 You! This week, Laura and Kazan are beginning the celebration of their anniversary and have started the Ultimate Card Showdown with Laura's Sketch #27. For more details about the Ultimate Card Showdown, check out this post.

I flipped Laura's Sketch 180 degree's so that it was kind of upside down and made a fun little graduation card :) Our cousin's niece is graduating next week and so I wanted to make a card for her graduation party. I thought the sentiment Up, up and Away, was perfect for a highschool grad about to enter the journey of going to college!

I loved stamping with these balloons - all of which were paper pieced and sponged and then popped onto dimensionals and blinged up a little. the baskets were also paper pieced as was the tree.


Card Details:
Paper: Patterned paper from Taylored Expressions
Stamps: Up Up and Away from Verve
Ink: Martha brown, Riding Hood Red from SU!
Accessories: Bling, dimensionals, ribbon from stash, corner rounder and sponger.

I can't wait to mail out her little grad package on monday! I always love this busy time of year - and after having gone to two grad parties already this week - I feel that these graduation ceremonies have given me a chance to look within and see what all I have done since my graduation from highschool and college and all the things I have already crossed of my list of things to do, all the things still remaining and all the new lists that I am making :)

Congratulations Laura and Kazan on your first anniversary of your sketch challenge blog!!! You have managed to create such an amazing community around the world, that come together every Monday to get their creative juices flowing! Thank you for everything that you do! Its been so much fun to play along with your awesome sketches and see your inspiring works of art!!!

And thank you for coming over for a visit to my little corner :)
Happy Weekend!
Hugs :)
Sankari :)

43 comments:

Amy said...

What a pretty card!! It has a nice clean and happy feel to it. Great job!!

Nancy said...

This is gorgeous!!! Great image:O) Love the balloons.
Hugs, Nancy.

Dizzie Noodle said...

simply gorgeous!

:) MIchelle

Jingle said...

This is just wonderful! I love it so much!!! The idea is fabulous and innovative!

Latisha said...

So beautiful!! I absolutely love this!!

AUsome mom said...

It's always a pleasure popping in over here to see what you've created and this visit is no exception. This is just fantastic! I love your creativity and you are such an inspiration :)

Charlene said...

Awesome job!!! Good Luck!!!

clouds shadler said...

OMG Sankari! this is a masterpiece! I love it, what cute stamps! I love the colors too!

Clouds :D

raindropecho said...

Wow this is AMAZING!!

Laura Davis said...

What a darling card Sankari! I love the new look of your blog too! :) Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura & Kazan

scubasubie said...

Did you by chance see the movie Up? :) Great card - and a perfect sentiment for a graduate

Donna Baker said...

what a precious card! I bet she will cherish it!

Traci said...

Gorgeous card! I love those balloons! Love all the bling you added to them! That is a great saying for a grad card!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Wow what a pretty card I really like this one so much great details.

gale said...

That is so cute. Love the balloons!

Saskia said...

WOW!!!! Beautiful card!!!! So creative and unique!!!

Sweet greetings,
Saskia :)

~amy~ said...

**wow**

Shari said...

This is awesome Sankari! Love it all!

Liv said...

Oh wow! this card certainly jumped up at me... BEAUTIFUL!

LIv.

Frogs-n-Butterflies said...

Really nice card!!! I love the colors you used and of course the bling!!! :)Cheri

thescrapmaster said...

Beautiful card! Those balloons are so adorable!

AUsome mom said...

CONGRATS ON MAKING THE TOP 30!!! THIS CARD IS FANTASTIC AND SO DESERVING!! Good luck next week too :)

Elise said...

Congratulations! Your card is breath-taking! Wahoo!

Nunt said...

I'm sure you've heard this before, but I had to pop in to comment :) Your name means "hero" in Finnish :D

xx,
nunt

Made by Mandy said...

Many Congratulations for making it into the Top 30

Good Luck for the next round

Jenny said...

This card is more then fab! I just love it!
Congrats to the top 30!

cheryln said...

WOWZERS!! This is sooooooo fabulous! Wonderful card and CONGRATS on making a top 30 finalist...so well deserved!!!

Nina said...

Congrats on making the top 30 - this card is probably my favourite of them all! You rock!

Leslie said...

Congrats on your top 30! Your card is stunning! Very creative! I think my favorite are those cute little balloons! Again, congrats!

Amy said...

I just wanted to stop by again to say congrats on making the top 30!!

Sandra MacLean said...

Very creative Sankari!! Love how you rotated the sketch and those balloons are gorgeous!!

Cassie_lu said...

I LOVE this card. It is so fun and the colors look great.

Ann said...

Woohoo!!! Congrats on making the Top 30!!!! :D

I made it, too! I'm still trying to pick my jaw up off the floor! LOL!

dannisdoodles said...

this absolutely "soared", love your card to pieces! HUGE congrats in making top 30!!!

Angie Tieman said...

What a fantabulous card! Love those balloons! Congrats on making the top 30!

Eva said...

Oh my!!! What a fabulous card this is Sankari!!! Congrats on making the top 30!

.................... said...

Beautiful. I totally agree that you should be in the top 30!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Congrats on making the top 30 and have fun with the next round.

Martha said...

Wow, love this card!! Congrats on making the top 30!!

Naomi said...

Wow, those balloons look incredible! I love your details, and as always, visiting you sends my mind whirling!

The Mama Monkey said...

This is awesome! I saw this set at Verve when I was shopping last week and you really sold it! Great idea to use the dimensionals! LOVE it!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Wowza! This is just gorgeous! Love the paper piecing and all the bling! Beautiful card!

Connie said...

I think this might be the most beautiful card I've seen so far! I love those balloons!!