Thursday, July 5, 2012

Hello... retrosketches challenge #13 it hot in northern Illinois!  So.  I stayed inside most of the day yesterday.  Crafting!
We did go out to our back yard last night to watch the fireworks though.  So cool!  We are just 2 miles from town.  With only one house and a cornfield between us and the park where the fireworks were displayed.  No parking problems for us :o)

So.  I've got a card to share.  This will go into the current challenge at retro sketches #18.

My card ~

I have to admit, this sketch was "challenging" for me.  It took me so long to come up with an idea, but I'm pleased with the results.  I used some new Stampin' Up goodies.  I used the designer vintage faceted buttons, the summer smooches brads and lucky limeade card stock.  Oh, and the chevron dsp is from the new summer smooches dsp pack.
I added some texture to the white panel with a PTI impression plate.

In the third photo you'll also see a pair of paper crafted shoes to coordinate with the card.  I've created this set for a customer.  You'll see a few more sets soon, as I work on this order.  It's so much fun for me!

Thanks so much for taking a look!  I hope you'll leave a comment :o)


What's in it?
card stock: lucky limeade, whisper white (SU)
ink: onyx black (Versafine)
stamps: communique curves (PTI)
designer series paper: summer smooches
other: summer smooches brads, designer vintage faceted buttons (SU), linen impression plate (PTI), rhinestones (Recollections), white ribbon (Michaels)


  1. This card is awesome! (and the shoes of course) I love the color lucky limeade and am really liking those summer smooch brads along with the new faceted buttons. I like your touch with tying the ribbon around the chevron panel. Great job! The customer will be sure to like this!!! :)

  2. Love it! Every card should have a matching set of shoes! Fab colour combo too Susie!

  3. Susie - wow! The card is fabulous - and so are those shoes! I love that you mixed the faceted buttons with the brads. They work beautifully together.

  4. Hi Susie, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  5. I just discovered your blog and loved your cards--simple, but beautiful. My daughter lives in Sycamore, IL and works in Dekalb, so yall are neighbors. I like how you have combined both Stampin' Up and Papertrey products--two of my favorites. Have a wonderful day and hope your weather stays moderate and you get some rain. Regards, Charlotte Hutcheson, Austin, Texas

    1. Welcome Charlotte! I'm so glad you found my blog :)
      I work in Sycamore and live about a half hour away. It's a small world, isn't it?

  6. Love this card, Susie! I too had a hard time with this sketch. But unlike you, I gave up. Your card came out perfectly; I love the combination of the new buttons, designer brads and chevron paper. FYI, noticed you are from Sycamore, IL. I graduated from NIU (many moons ago).


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