Thursday, October 2, 2014

It's Your Day!

I love the sentiments in the "Really Good Greetings" set. I especially love the one that says the day is finally about YOU--because that's what I tell my kids. "Who is it all about? Yep, me!" Until they wised up and answered: "It's all about God, Mom."

This week's sketch challenge at the Create with Mary & Connie challenge blog sang out to me. I love the simple geometric sketches that don't have too much frou-frou. (I have another card in mind that follows a more "frou-frou" sketch, but you'll have to wait another day or two for that.) Bold colors, strong geometric shapes, and simple greetings--that's what I like in my own designs.

Here's the sketch for this week. Check out the cards the CCMC design team came up with--they're awesome!

For my card, I grabbed the "Moonlight" DSP pack. I love those bold colors. I'm also still using the big, bold Blackberry Bliss piece from the "Sweet Taffy" DSP pack. I wanted the "YOU" to stand out a bit, so I stamped it in Hello Honey ink and I made a banner. It took a little finessing, but I think I'm close.

(Stamp Set: Really Good Greetings; Inks: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey; Card Stock: Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss; Whisper White; Accessories: 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Circle Framelits Collection, Hexagon Punch (for flagging banner ends))


  1. I love your colorful patterned papers! The way you stamped and layered the "you" really makes it stand out and looks awesome! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. I love that you used a setiment for the focal image and popped the "you" so it is emphasized! Love the colors and papers too! Thanks for joining us this week for the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. The color combination you used is so bright & happy! Loving the DSP layers! So glad you played our challenge at Create with Connie & Mary this week!

  4. So pretty and I love the banner across the bottom of the circle for the focal element! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. Awesome card! I love the bold sentiment and the colors. The Moonlight DSP is such a great set of paper. Thanks so much for joining the sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!