Monday, June 22, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #23... Join in!!

Hello, stamping friends!! Last night I decided to play along with Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #23. When I first looked at the sketch I was kind of taken... hummm! Then a few things came to mind. On my first card I wanted a FRESH & SUMMERY look... because the heat is on here! This card is pretty much all SU! but the rhinestones which I purchased at Michael's and the wave border punch is from EK. I LOVED making these flowers with sponging the edges and curling the petal tips with the bone folder. :)

For my second card I decided to use the Darling Dots set and going lady-bug style!! Behind the black ribbon I added a Real Red panel that was CB embossed to give a tone on tone effect and some texture. It's hard to see in the photo. Again all SU!, but the CB embossing and black stitched ribbon. I just might try another card using the Trendy Tree set... with fall colors! The weather is warming up and I'm thinking fall... LOL!! (can you tell I'm from Minnesota!)

Enjoy your day ladies (guys too!) I'm working on the invites for the township gathering. Keep your summer smiles on... :)

Enjoy... Michelle

Just Because
Stamps: SU! Simple Sayings 2 Paper: SU! Baja Breeze, Lavender Lace, Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White Ink: Lavender Lace, Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Craft Whisper White Other: SU! Baja Breeze Ribbon, EK wave border punch, SU! Boho Blossoms punch, rhinestones (Michael's), SU! Detail White EP, sponges, etc.


Happy Birthday

Stamps: SU! It's Your Birthday, Darling Dots Paper: SU! Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black Ink: SU! REAL Red, Craft Whisper White Other: SU! Detail White EP, SU! Trio Flower punch, CB Embossing folder (Divine Swirl), silver brad (SU!), ribbon (?), bone folder to score on my paper cutter, etc.

36 comments:

Jeanette said...

I like'm both. So happy I can look, see, and CASE.

Wendy J. said...

They are both totally gorgeous! I love the colors you've used and the design is clean and clever!

Ann said...

Oh my word, Michelle! These are fab! I simply adore that flowery card!!! And, yes, it's hotter than blazes here today!

Cindy Haffner said...

Michelle these are so pretty, I love all the colors, Happy Monday!!!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I'm always intimidated by the thought of making a long card. I don't know why but I might just have to try one after seeing these two. The flowers on the first card are fabulous. I like that you used all different, but all rich colors. I like how your ladybug is dancing around on the different squares on your second card. Both really fun!

Bogner's said...

I absolutely LOVE these two cards! I love the flowers with the gems and the wavie border punch! So bright and FUN! Your lady bugs are just too cute also. Absolutely Adorable. TFS

Debbie Pamment said...

Here I am having trouble finding time to play and you've done 2 cards!! Love them both - the soft Summery flowers and the bold bugs! Great work again Michelle!
Enjoy the rest of your week!
xXx

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW! Michelle!! These are absolutely GORGEOUS!! Love the fun layout!! I haven't checked it out...I'll have to do that!! TFS! :)

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Both are just GORGEOUS.

xx Sarah

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer Girl!! You are on the roll!!! I love everything about both of these!! I may have to try this sketch!! You sure inspired me!!
Splendiferous creations!! Very Summery!!

Emily said...

These cards are beautiful Michelle! I love how you crafted the flowers on the first one! The lady bug one is just darling! I like how you staggered the bugs so they look like they are walking across your card. Super cute!!! We are toasty down here with temps in the 90's and crazy humid like August. I'm not ready for this yet:)) I think I should make a Xmas card to get my mind off the heat!

Steph said...

very cute cards, I love both of them. I love the way the red and black pop toghether. Love the sponged edges on the flowers. Beautiful cards:)

Nancy Riley said...

Michelle, these are spectacular! The first card really catches my eye with it's beautiful colors! I love the sponged flowers with the curled petals! GREAT job!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

I love this card design Michelle! I am going to have to try it!

Tammy Hershberger said...

These are both awesome cards, but I just LOVE the first one! Great colors in each of those little flowers and I love how much dimension they have with the sponging and curled edges!

mochamama said...

Oh, I really like this layout! Both cards are very nice!

Terry Molineux said...

Michelle

Love both cards but leaning more toward the flowers....I just made a #10 card with Wild About You and my girls loved it. It was inspired by Jill Hilliard (one of her invites). It made it easier to use more than two animals...TFS

LeAnne said...

OMW, these are both wonderful! Love the flowers and those colors are divine!!! I am intriqued by that wavy punch....very interesting and I love the effect it gives. I am going to have to look for that one.

Cindy Van Sluys said...

Love them both very much but, if I have to choose it would be the lady bug birthday one. Something about the black, red and white together! Beautiful work!!

Emily said...

Two gorgeous cards! I love the bling and wavy bottom on the first one. Lady bugs, red, black and white are so classic on the second. Great job!

Julie said...

Michelle,

You definitely have a talent that I envy!!! Both of these cards are adorable! I am going to give this layout a try myself after seeing your creations!

Jen Sannes said...

I love both of these cards! I'm planning to play along today - can't wait! :)

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Michele,l love the papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Michelle, both of your cards are wonderful, would never be able to choose a favorite. Very inspirational.
Beverly Gotthardt

Elizabeth said...

Michelle these cards are beautiful! I will have to take a break do that sketch challenge. I am sorry you couldn't get to my blog with IE. That is what I use most of the time to access it. For me my blog runs slower with Firefox.

Ruby said...

LOVE your cards Michelle. I like the way you've done the inking on the flowers and tied the ribbon to one side and I think your ladybugs are sooo cute. The tone on tone looks great too. I had seen this sketch too, but not sure I will get time to fit it in this week. It will definately be one to save for future use though :o) You asked about my little heart. In Blogger, go to the edit html box and type the following;



That should give you a little heart! :o) Hugs, Ruby xx

Tanya Kitto said...

Michelle, these cards are gorgeous, thanks so much for sharing them :)
Tanya

laurie said...

So funny..I was stamping yesterday and used a few sets I haven't even opened..one was darling dots! I love it...made quite a few projects with it. I don't know why I didn't use it before. I love your lady bug card!

Karen Giron said...

Wow! These are both amazing cards - I love the fresh colors in the first card with the flowers. What a fantastic way to showcase punches! The second card is just darling - love those ladybugs and the flower, so cute. I almost used trendy trees for my sample, lol!

SharonD said...

Wow I love both of these!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Oh my word Michelle! These are both so fabulous! I love those flowers...I never think to punch them without the stamp...they look awesome in all that colour, and your ladybugs are adorable! Fabulous!

Deb Rymer said...

Wow - you're on a roll, girl! It's really hard to pick a favorite of your four cards. The different colored flowers on the blue really pop - and so I'll have to go with that - but I really do love them all. Fantastic job as usual!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

You have totally nailed that sketch Michelle! When you've got it, you've got it.

I'm trying to keep my summer smile going, but I'm starting to melt. Thank goodness for a/c... although I hear the kaching kaching as the a/c runs almost nonstop.

I hope you're having a happy day my friend.

Lisa

Kathi said...

Wow! These are beautiful, I love both of them equally! I've never attempted a long card but you make them look so easy! I will have to give it a try!

Cindy Major said...

I love the row of flowers with the matching rhinestones!

Shelley G in Iowa said...

This is one of the sketches I was itching to do....but didn't get around to! You did a fabulous job on both cards! Just love 'em!