Thursday, May 10, 2012

a Sketch Challenge & a Sneak Peek!

I woke up this "morning" at 3am... no idea why. It's not like I'm not tired! After tossing and turning for an hour, I decided to get up and do a little blog surfing. Once I saw Connie and Mary's sketch challenge, my brain was fired up and ready to create.
I took Mary's suggestion and started with a 4-1/4" square card (closed), and cut the Early Espresso layer to 5-1/2" wide. So, this card will fit nicely into a Medium Envelope... yay!  :} 
There are lots of new goodies on this birthday card!!! I used two new stamp sets - Make a Cake and Memorable Moments. One of the advantages to using the clear-mount stamps, is that I can place two sentiments on the same block, which makes my stamping easier. In this case, I aligned the "happy" and the "birthday" next to each other on block H. I still used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to make sure I spaced them evenly.
Did you spot two new colors? My card base is the new Summer Starfruit, and I used a tiny strip of Primrose Petals card stock. If you look closely, you will also see a strip of the new Patio Party DSP.
I can't begin to tell you how much I LOVE the new pad inside the ink pads - they are AWESOME!! When you order your new stampin' goodies on June 1st, you have to try them. Since you will be ordering the new In Color Collection anyway, you will get your chance!  ;}
Well, I better slam a few more cups of coffee before my little one gets home from school... it's going to be a looooong day. Do you think I could convince him to take a nap with me???

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18 comments:

  1. Oh Jennifer, I adore these colors together! So fresh and modern. Love how you've layered the paper banners too. Fabulous job with the sketch...thanks so much for joining us at CCMC!

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  2. I love your triple layered banner and the glittery cake :)

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    1. Thanks Vicki- Dazzling Diamonds just makes everything so pretty :)

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  3. What a simply delightful card! I love the layered banners!! And the sparkle on the cake is awesome! How fun to use new products!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  4. Oh my....LOVE your colors, your banners and absolutely EVERYTHING about this card! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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  5. Great card!! I LOVE the little bit of sparkle on the cake!! Thanks for playing along with CCMC this week!

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  6. Super use of the new In-Colors and the new Stamp Set! Just received my stamp set yesterday, can't wait to play! Thanks for joining us this week at CCMC!

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    1. Thanks Debbie :) - have fun playing with your new stamps!!

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  7. Wow! This is super cute. I love that stamp set and those colors. I agree...those new ink pads are just awesome!! Thanks for joining us over at Create with Connie and Mary.

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  8. No fair! I haven't had a chance to play with my new stuff yet...it came and I left on vacation! lol! Love the glittery layer on the cake...great use of both sets! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

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    1. Thanks Connie :) Sounds like you need a stamping vacation now ;) Have fun with your new goodies!

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  9. Really cute! I love the cake and the papers you chose..and the colors! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

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