Monday, June 23, 2008

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #23

Today's post is a bit early due to my son only having a half day of school. I have to pick him up at 11:30 -- and since tomorrow is the last day of school the sketch challenge will go to summer hours, lol! More details to follow-still working them out.

Today's sketch is one that offers so many options. As far as size and stamps. I could think of lots of stamps I wanted to use so to narrow down my choices I chose to combine this challenge with the Great Swap Girls Bye Bye Baby Challenge (GSC09). The challenge was to use retiring sets. So I chose two of them for my card. But first let me show you the sketch.......

Again, I think the options are limitless with this one. No excuses for you not to play along this week! Don't forget to link back here if you play so I can post your link for other to see too. If you post on SCS please use the key work TSSC23. (I always forget to post there)

And now for my card.

I chose to make my card a 4 x 9 card. I have made quite of few of these recently just for a change of pace. They are fun and fit in regular legal size envelopes. Because it is a big card it is hard to get a picture that shows details. You can click on the picture to see the larger version. And I have added a picture of the focal square here so you can see it better.

These are such standby colors for me. I just love them. I think I got this combo from the SAB scrapbook kit from 2007. That was a great kit. Here is my supply list.

Stamps: Just Like You and Thanks Tons (hostess)
Papers: Rose Red, Basic Black and Whisper White card stock along with Certainly Celery prints dp and Summer Picnic dp.
Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue
Other: markers, brads, cutter kit and Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch.

Now for the other fabulous samples with this sketch......

Lisa at Splendiferous Creations

Brenda at Memories by Brenda

Kerry at Three Clover Designs

Jane at Jane's Addiction

As usual, I would love for you to play along. Leave a comment here with a link and I will share it with the others. Have fun --Yippee, it's summer!

10 nice people left a comment:

brenda taylor said...

Great card MJ, i love the colors, just perfect!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful - love that MS Punch.

Kerry said...

I have been enjoying the longer cards lately, too. This one is Super cheery! I love it!

Tammy said...

Love your card!!!

Here's mine:

Krafting Karen said...

Hi Mary. I took the challenge using designer paper from Basic Gray, you can view my card here....and don't forget to sign up for blog candy!

Hetty said...

Love your card, MJ! Great color.
I also tried to use a retired set.
Here is mine:
Thanks for looking!

Alexandra said...

Love it - I will definitely be doing this sketch! Your card is awesome!!! Can anyone play? *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Gina Rallo said...

Thanks again for a great sketch!
Check mine out here:

Lori said...

Beautiful, Mary Jo! I really like the tiny butterfly punch--it goes perfectly with the stamped image. Here's my version of the sketch:

Marti - Pez-A-Doodle Design Studios said...

ok so i am WAY behind and don't expect you to post it but here is the card i made for this sketch!