Monday, July 21, 2008

It's all about the presents

All That Scraps posted a sketch challenge last Wednesday. I have this set for awhile now and thought it would be perfect to join in the fun using their own stamp set for the challenge. This set reminds me of my sister. It's so hard to hide presents from her growing up and she's always been excited opening presents, even now that we're grown ups... It's still fun to watch her open her presents. It's just easier now to hide presents because we don't live together...LOL!

Here's my card for the challenge. Again, I was inspired with the patterned paper used for the color combination. This is the one I snagged from my LSS that's closing for only .10 cents. Really! I'm kicking myself for not getting more of these (I stopped by Saturday but the store was closed and they're usually closed on Sundays). So today after work I'll make sure to stop by again and grab more.

The main image and the sentiment is from C.C. Designs It's My Birthday, stamped on whisper white cardstock with jet black staz-on ink, water-colored using prismacolor watercolor pencils, and matted with old olive cardstock. The right panel was created to be one of the presents. I should have the sentiment hanging as a gift tag but didn't think about it until after I adhered it and didn’t want to ruin it.

Stamp: It's my Birthday by C.C. Designs

Paper: Certain Celery, Old Olive, Whisper White card stock and patterned paper by Stacy Claire Boyd (Miss Polly Collection)

Ink: Jet Black Staz-on Ink, Prismacolor watercolor

Accessories: Pretty in Pink grossgrain ribbon, Prima flower, Self-Adhesive rhinestone, SU large oval punch and crystal effects


Julia Aston said...

What a fun present b'day card! love your colors and cute image!

Kathryn said...

What an adorable card -- love the colors and the stamps are too cute!

dpkennedy said...

This is so cute! Ilove the colors and the way you wrapped the square panel like a gift! Perfect!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Adorable Catherine! Love the puppy, great coloring. That present is awesome! Such a fun and clever card. :)

Ami said...

I know what it's like to want to open all the presents. LOL. Love the card as well.

Claudia said...

Really cute card Catherine, and I love the present idea.

Diane said...

Awwwwww!!! Too cute!!! That's the way my niece is,she goes and checks her mom's place at xmas time,and she's 31,i guess she'll never stop doing that,lol.
That card would be perfect for her too,lol!

Rose Ann said...'re posting again!! Super cute card, Catherine!!

Janine said...

Catherine!!! Great to have you back!! I looked every now and again but you weren't here! Hope you are feeling better - back pain isn't any fun!
Great creations in the last few posts!
Have a great day@

Hope said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love this card so cute!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh cuteness!!! Wonderful layout and I just love the little "gift" in the layout!!

Lori J said...

This is adorable! I love this little guy. :0)