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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wednesday Sketch Challenge at SplitCoastStampers

I pulled a late nighter!!! And I mean REALLY late. It was after 3 am before I left the comforts of my messy workroom to head on upstairs to go to bed!! I was not tired and I was having fun stamping!!

This is the card I made for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge #209. I flipped the sketch around because I like my wording on the right of the card.

I used the Stampin' Up! "Candy Lane" decorative paper and the "A Happy Heart" stamp set. The cute little character stamp is by Penny Black and it's called "Bees & Bunny." I thought it was SO cute. It was the first time I'd ever used it. I have a LOT of stamps that I can say that about. I need to start using them more. I should make that one of my New Year's Resolutions. The more I have the better my odds will be of succeeding!!! LOL Well, maybe not. But if I only make one and break it, it wouldn't look so good but if I have a few and make some and break some at least it wouldn't be a total failure!!! LOL I rarely make New Year's Resolutions because I find them too stressful to try to keep. I usually vow to NOT make one and that way I can keep it!!! LOL I try to set personal goals for myself throughout the year. Sometimes I succeed and other times I don't.

Ok, back to my card. I rambled a bit there!!! LOL I used a blender pen to color in the character. I think using a blender pen is one of my most favorite ways to color in images. I also added a few red heart brads. After adding them I regretted it because there is no other red in the card. But what's done is done and this is how the finished card is looking.

I REALLY liked this layout. It was fun to use and I have a lot of stamps that fit in that image area. I just bought a small album to keep these sketches in. I print them out every Wednesday and I was keeping them in a clear plastic baggie. When I wanted to find a layout I had to take them all out of the baggie and page through them one by one. I have started putting the printouts in the album so I can find them at a glance when I need them. It's another way I'm trying to be a bit more organized for 2009!!

Tomorrow I will be posting some Blog Candy to start off the New Year on a fun note!! Please stop by then to leave your comment for a chance to win it!

Thank you every so much for stopping by today,


Anonymous said...

Let me be the 1st to wish you Happy New Year, and luv your card. I agree, wording on the right. What size would your card be? I always fear I'm covering up all the pretty papers behind when I layer! tfs :)

Debby said...

Happy New Year Wanda, love your card.
Angel hugs

Unknown said...

This is a great sketch, I love it! You did a fine job on your creation, I am enjoying your Valentines.

The Country Rose said...

Oh this is just adorable!!! Love the colors too!