My Challenge and Sketch Blog

Here is where I can use any products and just do my own thing. I started out with just one sketch challenge and now I'm hooked. I wish there were more hours in the day.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

July Larkspur - SSS47

It's been a while since I posted a new card. So many things are going on in my life right now and I'm so behind in card making. The sad thing is, I have so many new images and so many new sketches and not enough hours in the day. Maybe I should stop Hand Stitching my cards and I could make more than one a day!!! I honestly don't know if I can do that.

Today is my Birthday and my family is taking me out to eat to Shady Maple. If you're from PA, I'm sure you're familiar with Shady Maple. Oh My Gosh!!! Why is it when ever you're trying to lose weight, people take you out to eat to celebrate. And to a Smorgasbord yet.
Well, anyway, my card was inspired by the sketch over at The Sweet Stop. If you love card making and sometimes get stuck for ideas, then pick up this weeks sketch and play along with us. You might be amazed at your creation.

I had a little trouble with the sketch because of the image I used. For some reason, my card ended up top heavy. So, I grounded it more with the butterflies at the bottom right.

The image used was July Larkspur from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. This is from a series of Month Flowers drawn by the super talented Leah Cornelius. The Happy Birthday is from "Feminine Birthday", also from SSNS.

The Butterfly images are from Fred She Said.
The Designer papers are from Close to my Heart.
The Hand Stitching around the card was done with matching embroidery floss.

10 comments:

Crafty Engineering said...

Well Happy birthday Nancy! Hope that you have a fantastic day! Your card is beautiful and oh my goodness that hand stitching is awesome! Just gorgeous!

CreaRenata said...

Hi Nancy,
This is gorgeous! What a beautiful colors! Have a nice weekend.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Nancy! What gorgeous images and I love the colors too! Happy Birthday!!

Candace said...

This is gorgeous!!! Happy Birthday!!

Korin said...

Hey there, stranger! I hope your birthday was a blast!! Shady Maple is delish!! Did you hear how many free birthday dinners they gave away last year??? Over 70,000!!!! Now that is crazy!!

Your card is gorgeous as always :). Have a great week!

Wendy K. said...

Gorgeous card! I love the details, and coloring!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Happy Happy Birthday Nancy! I'm sorry I didn't see this sooner. I tried catching up on some emails and blog surfing over the weekend, and did make a dent, but not nearly enough! Girl, I hope all your wishes come true! You deserve it!

And your cards are very special, true works of art. You can't go wrong if you stay true to your own special style. But I know what you mean... there aren't enough hours in the day to do all the crafting we want to do, is there? But what a joy it is to do what we do!

Lots of warm hugs and birthday wishes from me to you,

Lisa

Sandy said...

This card is so amazing and pretty! I love the colors and how soft and springy it feels! Hope you had a wonderful birthday. I'm praying for you!

Leah said...

So beautiful Nancy! I hope you did have a wonderful birthday....I did! Hugs...

Micki said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love the green and the stitching. Your coloring is beautiful. I'm sorry I'm just now leaving comments.... been a rough week :-)

hugs