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Weekend Sketch Challenge #82 May 22, 2009

Happy Friday all!  Today’s my turn to host the wsc.  Here you go!

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I’m having some difficulties with the mr. linky widget plug in for some reason….simply leave a comment directing me to your art:)  Winner of wsc will be announced on Tuesday.

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You can see samples for this sketch by:  Cambria, Charmaine, Jenn, Laurie, Lori, and Sharon.

Have a wonderful weekend.




STAMP:  Thoughts & Prayers

PAPER:  Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, and Chocolate Chip cardstock; Pink Flamingo and Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper.

INK:  Chocolate Chip.

ACCESSORIES:  Button Bouquet and Button Latte Designer Buttons; Linen Thread; 3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch; Stampin’ Sponges; Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon; Whisper White Organza Ribbon; Stampin’ Dimensionals.



Weekend sketch challenge #79 May 1, 2009

Happy Friday!  Jenn Balcer is hosting the sketch challenge today and has come up with an awesome sketch that I really enjoyed.  You can see the sketch on her blog here.


I apologize for all of the shadowing.  It was late and I was way too tired to try and get the pic just right.  Gotta love those Corduroy Buttons and Canvas Cuts.  These are my current favorite accessories.  The rose image from Fifth Avenue Floral was stamped with Stazon onto Watercolor Paper (another must have). 

Check out what Beate, Charmaine, Jenn, Laurie, Lori, Sharon


Cami have created for todays sketch.  Cami from OCL is also releasing summer stamps today.  Here is a sample.  My family and I enjoy cooking out & swimming in the pool almost daily during the summer.  When you have a pool, friends and family show up (frequently at times), so it seemed appropriate for me to play around with this new set Bring on the BBQ.


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!


STAMP: Fifth Avenue Floral

PAPER:  Watercolor Paper; Kiwi Kiss cardstock; Taste of Textiles; Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper.

INK:  Stazon Jet Black Pad; Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, and Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pads.

ACCESSORIES:  Baja Breeze Corduroy Buttons; Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon; Aqua Painter; 3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch; Canvas Cuts.


STAMP:  OCL Bring on the BBQ

PAPER:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Textured Close to Cocoa cardstock; Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper.

ACCESSORIES:  Prismacolor Pencils; 1-1/4″ and 1-3/8″ Circle Punches; Bold Brights Brads Assortment; Red Gingham Ribbon.