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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


17 comments:

  1. Hi Julie,

    What a sweet card! Beautiful colours.

    Have a nice weekend,
    Renata

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  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!

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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!

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  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!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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