Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sending Prayers - 2 challenges

Hello!  Remember me?  Yeah, it's been a while since I've posted.  I usually post every weekend - a couple of posts, if possible.  But life gets very busy, doesn't it?
I hosted a Stampin' Up! party yesterday.  We had a room FULL of talented stampers, and we had so much fun!
A big Thank You to my friend Kris.  She's a wonderful demonstrator!
By the way...she taught us how to "tap dance" yesterday ;o)   You'll have to ask a SU demo to show you how.

Hey, I guess I'd better get back on track.  The card I've made today is going into 2 challenges.

retro sketches rs#7

CR84FN 52 Color Challenge
I needed to send out a sympathy card this morning, and realized that I've only got one more.  So, I needed to replenish my stash.  I think the colors in the CR84FN challenge work well for a sympathy card to be sent to a woman.  The colors are soft, but not drab.
I am really enjoying the retro sketches and I try to play along as often as I can.  This one was a bit of a challenge at first (that's the point isn't it?), but it was fun to play with.

This is how I've combined the two challenges.

I've used a textured card stock for the base.  It's a retired Stampin' Up! card stock in Creamy Caramel. I've used dimensional adhesive for two layers of this card.  I used various butterfly images from Beautiful Butterflies by PTI, along with a sentiment from the same set.

Thanks so much for taking a look.  I hope you'll leave a comment.  I SO enjoy reading them!

card stock: textured creamy caramel, pretty in pink, very vanilla (Stampin' Up!)
ink: creamy caramel, pretty in pink (SU), tuxedo black (Momento)
stamps: beautiful butterflies (Papertrey Ink)
other: border punch (MS), faux pearl (Recollections from Michaels)


  1. What a beautiful card, I so love the colors you picked.

  2. Susie, what a beautiful card! You did a fabulous job on the challenges.

  3. Such a pretty Sympathy card Susie! Surely to bring comfort to a loved one! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

  4. Lovely card Susie! The pearl at the end of the sentiment is so pretty! So glad you played along with us at RetroSketches this week!

  5. This is stunning Susie...what a lovely card...

  6. I love the way you captured the sketch & I have always been a pushover for the creamy caramel and pinks! Beautiful card Susie...good luck with the challenges. :)

  7. What a lovely card, this butterflies are beautiful in these colours, and a great sketch too.
    Thanks for joining us at Cr84FN this week!

  8. Susie, your stamped butterflies are so PRETTY AND I LOVE your design. THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  9. Awesome card, love everything about it!!

  10. This is absolutely beautiful Susie! Love the texture and colours!

  11. Susie, this is so pretty and feminine! Love these colors! Thank so much for playing with us at RetroSketches!!!


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