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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Wednesday Sketch Challenge at SplitCoastStampers

Here is my card for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge over at SplitCoastStampers today. I am SO happy that I've had some time these past few Wednesday's to participate in this challenge. I LOVE to haven new layouts to play with.

To start out my card I usually look at the focal part of the sketch and find a stamp that best fits in that area and then I just go from there. I think with any sketch the hardest part is finding the stamp you want to use. This one happened by accident. I had opened up my inventory catalog and of course I open so I look at it from back to front and in the back was the Stampin' Up! retired set "Best Fiends." I still have this set because it's just TOO darn cute to give up yet. Until something else comes a long to take it's place or I completely run out of room I'll be hanging onto this one for a while longer. Oh and the Frankenstein and witch that are in this set are TOO darn cute too. And the little bat reminds me of the one from a Bugs Bunny cartoon where he was at a haunted house and singing some "abra catabra" song and Dracula would change into a bat with curly wings like the one in this set has.

Maybe I chose this set because I'm waiting for my new catalog to arrive and I since I can't play with anything new I subconsciously got out a retired set to entertain myself!!! LOL I have plenty of other sets that I have not used or used only once that I could be playing with!! LOL But I am anxiously waiting for my new catalog to arrive. I was doing ok with it at first and then I started seeing some of the items that will be in it and I started keeping an open ear for the UPS truck!!! It's SO sad, isn't it??? LOL

Ok, onto this card. I used some retired paper too. The "Halloween Night" decorative paper by Stampin' Up! I just followed the sketch for the size. If you click on the sketch you can then print it out and it should print out pretty close to exact size. Sometimes I've printed a couple so I can cut one apart or stamp directly onto one to see if I like the images there or somewhere else on the card.

Now I could have added some embellishments on the card but I chose to just keep it simple. The colors of the decorative paper and the cuteness of the image seem to carry the card without adding any frill to it!

If you get a chance stop by SplitCoastStampers and participate in the sketch. They are a lot of fun and they give you some fun new layouts to play with on your cards.

I'm off to work on a thank you card for my son's girlfriend!! She is such a sweet girl and don't tell my son but I really, REALLY want her for my daughter-in-law! I'm hoping within the next year (after he's done with his degree) that they at least get engaged!! It will happen!!! :o)

To see more of the Sketch Challenges I've done just click here.

This item was made entirely of Stampin' Up! products. To view more items made entirely of Stampin' Up! products click here.

Thanks SO much for spending time with me today,


Anonymous said...

What a cute card, Wanda! I don't have that set and I am happy about that..... I don't make scary Halloween cards. LOL The background papers and your coloring all work together so nicely. Thanks for sharing your card with us.

Maple Grove, MN.

Kristine said...

Hi Wanda! GOOD 4 U--you got today's sketch done, WOOHOO!! =) I just got Monday's TLC done, so maybe by Sat. I'll get to today's, LOL. I'm seeing Halloween cards everywhere now. Makes me wish for Fall. Have a great weekend!!

Unknown said...

Such goodies, they made a wonderful card LOVE IT!

Lori A. said...

Cute card! I never used to send out Halloween cards (had some made, though!) but now that my cousin's in another state have kids, I find it's a great way to use them.

Laurel from CowTown Stamps said...

Awesome Card Wanda! thanks for sharing :)
God's blessings, Laurel of CowTown
New Holstein, WI

Pat S. said...

I agree...the Count doesn't need frills :)
Too cute!