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Apr 17, 2010

Hang In There (SSS52)

Happy Saturday! I'm currently in N. Hampton, NH at Stamping Around NH with 30 of my stamping buddies! We had such a great class last night taught by Donna Marie Cecere (we'll get her project posted over on our site soon)! Today's classes are going to be awesome!

But first I have today's Saturday Sketch from The Sweet Stop. I just picked up a couple of the newest Pure Innocence kids from My Favorite Things so what a great time to use them! This sweet set, Boy & Dog Tree Swing, appears to be out of stock right now, but I'm sure he'll be back soon!

The sketch today is our monthly Sketch with a Twist - Buttons & Bows. It was fun adding all those tiny little buttons!  If you look closely at the sketch you'll see that I tweaked it a bit - I tried so hard to get that 3rd little square of paper but it just wasn't working out so I left it out.  That's the beauty of a sketch challenge really right?  It's a jumping off point - somewhere to start! Sometimes you have to veer off a bit!  (BUT, if you're a rules girl like me, it's sometimes hard to veer - lol!

I had so much fun coloring this little guy.  I'm not sure if you can see very well in the photo but I added some clouds behind him just by using a cloud stencil and sponge.  In the close up photo you can see that I added a bit of texture to his pants by wetting a terry cloth towel with a bit of colorless blender solution and dabbing it on the colored pants.  It takes away the color and leaves a very cool texture!

Ok, I'm off to stamp more with my peeps! :)  Be sure to visit The Sweet Stop and see what the rest of the Sugar Babies are up to!  And we'd love for you to give the sketch a try - maybe you can get that 3rd square on there! :)  Thanks for visiting!

 Korin Sutherland
Audrey Gonzales
Andrea Vernagus
Candace Mitchell
Renata Elenbaas
Nancy Brown
Kathy Paige
Dana White
Kelli Caslow
April Guest Sugar Baby Kelly Schelske

Cardstock: Spring Rain, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink), White (Neenah), Patterned Paper: Reminisce, Bo Bunny, Stamps: Boy & Dog Tree Swing (My Favorite Things), Ink: Black, Rich Cocoa (Memento), Accessories: Copic markers, Buttons, Spring Rain ribbon, Large Scallop Die (Papertrey Ink), foam adhesive, corner rounder, Nestabilities


  1. Hi Julie,

    What a sweet card! Beautiful colours.

    Have a nice weekend,

  2. Julie I am sure you are having a great time stamping! You did an awesome card with the sketch and this little image is so cute too. Thanks for sharing your creative spirit. Blessings!

  3. Oh this is just adorable Julie!! Love the color combo and your take on the sketch is fabulous! Adorable image as well!

  4. Julie this is so sweet, I can hardly wait to get this image!!

  5. This card is so cute! I love the little boy stamp and how you paired with the pattern paper with trees. Very nice!

  6. Jules! This card is pure perfection! Honestly, look at the clouds and the layout, all put together like the pro you are! Happy Sunday girl!

  7. What a super cute card Julie. Love the image... great colors... perfect for a little boy! :o) I had so muc hfun yesterday! Thank you again!

  8. This is just SO SO cute Julie! I love your little swinger - the great papers and fun techniques you used!

    I had SO much fun at Stamping around this weekend! what a great group we had!!

    I've posted the projects on my blog already if you want to take a peak!!

  9. Darling card, Julie! Glad you are having so much fun!

  10. Julie, this is so adorably cute it is almost sickening. Just love everything about it!

  11. This is absolutely adorable!!! You need to hold one of those classes in the Midwest....then I can go! : )

  12. What a cute card Julie,
    Love the blues and greens together.

  13. He's so cute! I love the colors and papers too!!

  14. Jules, is this ever SO sweet! Congratulations, your card is being featured today on the MFT Blog as part of Our Favorite Finds!

  15. This is just too freakin cute! Congrats on being a MFT favorite find.


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