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Beate’s weekend sketch challenge #51 June 6, 2008

Happy Friday everyone.  It’s been a rough week.  I won’t bore you with all the details…let’s just say it is getting harder to recover from working weekend night shifts.  I’m also late with posting the winner for my blog candy (see bottom of post for winner).

Let me start by saying that it is an honor to be on Beate’s wsc team.  She is such an inspiration and I’ve learned so much from her and have grown over the last year by participating in her challenges…and for that, I am so thankful for all the hard work she does for all of us stampers:)  Here is another awesome sketch  that Beate has put together for us this weekend:

MFT released a new line of stamps that you can read all about here.  “My Favorite Things Presents” is bringing you new images from Annie LaPoint.  For my card, I used the Take a Break image.  I love the look of the image.


I used my Scor-Pal to create the grid pattern to the horizontal piece of Very Vanilla CS….Thanks Debbie & Beate for posting this on your blog:)  It was hard to make the black work, but I couldn’t resist coloring the tub this color:)  If I had more time to re-do the card, I would have less space to the top of it (right above the ribbon…it was late and I didn’t want to take it all apart).  Added some Prima’s with a Black polka dot brad to the bottom right. 

You can view more samples for the wsc at the sites of these talented ladies:

Cambria Turnbow, Charmaine Ikach, Jenn Balcer, Laurie Schmidlin, Lori Craig, and Sharon Harnist


#145 Kris says, “So Cute! I love the cupcake stamps!! Love how you can cleverly use these colors that dont see the light of day in my stamp room! lol! Thanks for the chance to win!” 

Kris, email me your address and I’ll get the stamp set out to you:)

STAMPS:  MFT Take a Break by Annie LaPoint

CS:  SU! Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Shimmery White, and Textured Soft Sky; SU! DSP Spring Silhouettes.

INKS:  Stazon Jet Black; SU! Soft Sky, Basic Black, Barely Banana, Ruby Red, Old Olive, and Always Artichoke.

ACCESSORIES:  SU! Vintage Brads Assortment; Scor-Pal; Black Sheer Polka Dot ribbon from Michael’s; Making Memories Black & White Jumbo Pebble Brad.

Be back in a couple hours with another post:)


13 Responses to “Beate’s weekend sketch challenge #51”

  1. jenn Says:

    Mary Jo, this is so awesome – love it! it’s so fresh & pretty!

  2. This is BEAUTIMOUS as always!! Fresh and pretty indeed. 🙂 Have a super weekend….. hope next week is better. 🙂

  3. Sorry to hear you’ve had a bad week, MJ — I hope you get some rest this weekend. Your card is so pretty & soothing — love the colors! Wonderful new MFT image, too!

  4. Beate Says:

    MJ, I am sorry you had a tough week. I hope you get to relax this weekend. Thanks so much for your kind words and for always making amazing cards with the sketches!
    You rock! Hugs and smiles

  5. Beautiful card! Hope the coming weeks are better and better for you.

  6. Fantastic take on the sketch! I adore your bath tub! The flowers are adorable! How my goodness, you are such a treat! Have a fab weekend! Deb

  7. Darling card Mary jo, LOVE the pretty sketch and design. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, thinking of you. Jennifer 🙂

  8. Maureen Wong Says:

    VERY pretty! Really love that scored panel!

  9. LeAnne Says:

    Very cute! I love ALL the new MFT images, this one is so fun! The whole thing is very “French” looking to me. Ooh-la-la!

  10. Conniecrafter Says:

    Beautiful, love the coloring, pretty papers, and the matching of the ribbon and flower center!

  11. Karen Sutton Says:

    This is so cute & pretty. I love the bathtub. Might have to get me one of those. Your coloring of the tube is perfect. Keep up the great work!


  12. Charmaine Says:

    Oh I LOVE it, MaryJo! What a beautiful card!

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