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beate’s weekend sketch challenge #37 February 29, 2008

Ahhh Friday.  Not so excited to see this one roll around.  I will be working this weekend…which means getting 32 hours in from Friday night to Sunday evening.   I enjoy being home during the week with my family so I drag myself into work the weekend night shifts….ughhhh.  Reason for the lack of posts – I have been creating but it is top secret stuff that I have devoted a lot of my time to and I do wish I could share it with all of you.  I am feeling guilty for not posting lately, but I have to prioritize or my life would be rather crazy:)

Here is my card for Beate’s wsc#37

beate wsc #37

It’s a busy card but I do like the way it turned out.  It’s bright and fun.  I will be doing a workshop (I know, gasp for the girl who NEVER does them) next weekend, so I’ll be giving this to the hostess (who is my old upline). 

Now, head on over to check out more samples for Beate’s wsc on the blogs of these fantabulous ladies:

Cambria Turnbow

Charmaine Ikach

Jenn Balcer

Laurie Schmidlin

Lori Craig

Sharon Harnist

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend:)

STAMP SET USED:  SU! Hostess set level 2 Spring Solitude Bundle

CARDSTOCK USED:  Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White, Textured More Mustard, Soft Sky Prints DSP, East Coast Prep DSP.

INKS USED:  Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, More Mustard, Soft Sky, Real Red.

ACCESSORIES USED:  Bold Brights & Earth Elements Colored Brads, Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, Paper-piercing tool and template.


31 Responses to “beate’s weekend sketch challenge #37”

  1. jenn Says:

    Hi, MJ! I *love* that you’ve popped up that wing and the leaves on the main image panel and the little brads on the lower right corners give everything a fun little kick, too! Super, super happy! Have a blast at your workshop!

  2. Me too…. the “popped” wing! Always adore your work!! Have a super weekend…well, try to, even though you have to work. 🙂

  3. Charmaine Says:

    Oh WOW, MaryJo! This is gorgeous! LOVE these colors!

  4. […] scoot off and check out the other samples. You know that Beate, Charmaine, Jenn, Laurie, Sharon, Mary Jo and Cambria won’t disappoint […]

  5. Beate Says:

    Fantastic card, MJ. I LOVE all the details. It’s major eye candy!
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs and smiles

  6. Lori Craig Says:

    This is beautiful! Love that bird!! Your colors are all works so well together! Fun! Fun! Fun! Can’t wait to hear more about your top-secret stuff!

  7. Marilyn Says:

    Love this card – so bright and fun!! Hope your weekend flies by – and can’t wait to see what projects you’ve been working on!

  8. Tara Says:

    cute card…love the bright colors and all the colored brads!!

  9. Mary Jo…this is such a beautiful card! The popped wing is such a clever accent!!! 🙂 I’m sorry you have to work….I hope at least that it a good work weekend for you…and goes by quickly!!

  10. Jamie Says:

    I love your it! Everything about this card is beautiful! I especially like what you did with the ribbon and your choice of colors!

  11. Jackie Says:

    Great card…love the colors!

  12. Estivalia Says:

    this is totally adorable, the colors and the layers, everything! 🙂 I know we all understand your reasons to be “MIA”, but it’s nice to see you care for your readers to let us know you’re OK. I can’t wait for all your “secret projects” to be revealed 😉

  13. Laura Says:

    Beautiful! Love all the dimension and that striped ribbon is so perfect!

  14. Such a sweet bird — love these colors, too, MJ! I hope you warm up soon and make the best of your working weekend!

  15. This is a beautiful card! I love how you popped that wing up, pure genius!! This is absolutely gorgeous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  16. catherine Says:

    What a beautiful card

  17. Elizebeth Says:

    You know I didn’t care for this set in the catalog but you have made it look REALLY good! I love the bright happy colors.

    And I hope you have a great weekend despite pulling the long night shifts.

  18. Monica Says:

    I’m gonna agree with all the others! Love that popped wing! So creative. I read your blog faithfully since I found it. You are very inspiring! This is my first time commenting on your blog! Thanks for sharing your self with us!


  19. Debbie Olson Says:

    Oh, WOW! Totally fabulous in every way, MJ! I love your colors, layout, and that popped up wing!

  20. Angie Tieman Says:

    Oh my, this is soooo cute! LOVE everything about it! You’ve inspired me to get this set back out! Thanks and hugs!

  21. Dawn E. Says:

    Beautiful card MJ! The colours are super!
    Have a great weekend!

  22. Carolyn King Says: how you stamped that bird.

    Good luck on all your “top secret schtuff”

    Your card is awesome!

  23. Tiffany Says:

    This is absolutely stunning! I love, love, love it!! TFS

  24. Maren Says:

    Fantastic colors here! Love it!

  25. How fun — wonderful color combinations!!!

  26. jeanne nielsen Says:

    Love the card! I’m pulling night shifts right now too! Can’t wait to get them done!! I know all about what you’re going through! Jeanne

  27. Jill Kirk Says:

    Cute, as always! I can’t wait to hear more about your new secret 🙂

  28. I love stumbling upon other cardmakers… this card wow… have done a great job… I love it….

  29. Tandra Boyer Says:

    Ahhh wonderful!! I love the sketch, and the colors are fab! I love using th enew striped ribbon!

    Top Secret- are you working on another Artisan Award submission??? My guess is- you will be the winner!! LOL

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