Monday, May 31, 2010

Sweet Sunday sketch challenge 71

I've been busy today...this is my second post of the day. After my first post I got to work in our flower beds.  I still had some planting to do, and the time is getting away from me.  And so are the weeds!  There were a few sprinkles of rain, and a lot of thunder (in the distance) while I was outdoors.  But, thankfully, the storms missed us.  Well, that work is done, for now at least.
Now back to what is really important...stamping!
I was browsing the challenge blogs this morning a saw this great sketch on Karen Giron's  I had already planned to use a stamp from the Inspired By Nature set from Stampin' Up.  By the way...I like the name of that set...obviously!
Anyway, I love this grassy image from the set.  It's SO versatile, I love to use it as a background stamp.  This card will be going to my father-in-law, so I tried not to get too "flower-y".   I didn't exactly succeed, did I?  But, that's ok...he won't mind.  I think the silver brads toned it down a bit...maybe???

 For some un-known reason, my oval die-cuts appear to be round in this photo.  I took several pics but, the result was always the same.  I guess you'll have to use your imagination a little  :)

To see a larger version of the pic, just click on it.

Please come back again, soon!
My card recipe ---
Stamp sets: wonderful words, inspired by nature (SU)
Card stock: mellow moss, night of navy, whisper white (SU)
Designer paper: patterns pack III (SU)
Ink: night of navy, mellow moss, sage shadow (SU)
Ribbon: navy (SU)
Brads: small silver (Recollections)
Tools: large oval, large scalloped oval (Spellbinders Nestabilities)
Other: pop dots, mono adhesive, tacky tape


  1. Very nice card... soothing and peaceful. I really like it.

  2. Hi Susie! I love your use of brads on this card! I'm so guilty of neglecting mine but you've inspired me to root 'em out!
    Thank so much for your super sweet comment on my blog - gave me the link to your wonderful blog!


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