Saturday, April 2, 2011

MTME & Just Us Girls {Sketch} Challenge #78

Happy Saturday, my friends :]  I'm so happy it's the weekend!  I'm ready to do some spring cleaning and rejuvenate after this extra LONG week!  It's day 3 of the April My Time Made Easy release, and also our JUGS78 sketch challenge, hosted by Kathryn!  Check out her fab sketch:
So many possibilities with this one...it's SURE to inspire you all!  I used one of my new stamp sets, Sentimental Occasions, to build my sentiment.  It's a sad one, but unfortunately necessary for a friend who lost his wife recently.  I wanted to keep my card bright but sympathetic.  I didn't want anything dreary, you know?  So, I used Collection 2 from my new, Fresh Cut Expressions paper.  Isn't is fresh?  I cut my circle and scalloped layer with large Nesties, sponged with So Saffron, and added the Branching Out cut file above my stamped sentiment.  I stitched some buttons right to my circular panel to add dimension.  My top and lower scalloped strips were cut from my MTME Border Builders Open Scallop cut files.  I cut them from my patterned paper to keep everything cohesive.  My ribbon is MS and was a steal at Michaels one day - on clearance for like a dollar!  The Warm Apple Cider cs is from Couture Cardstock, BUT, if you don't have this complementing cs, don't fret...SU's Tangerine Tango is a beautiful match to the printed paper.
That's really all there was to my card.  Pretty simple when all is said and done.  Be sure to stop by our fab designers' blogs for some more inspiration this weekend! 
MTME

JUGS
Teresa Kline ~ April Guest Designer ♥

Hope you have a GREAT weekend...a relaxing, extra long one :]  Thanks for stopping by!!

10 comments:

Laura Pryor said...

Kristin, I'm so sorry for your friends loss and I don't meant to disrespect or down play it any way, I swear, BUT THIS CARD FREAKIN ROCKS!! It's soooo beautiful! I love love love your papers, layout, focal image, EVERYTHING! I'm in awe! I love it!

Monique said...

Your card is simply beautiful as always.. I just love your style... And I love these papers you have created.... Great take on the sketch and I think I may even have time to play this week...Yay!!! Have a great weekend :)

LeAnne said...

Lovin' this, Kristin! The sketch is awesome and your colors are some of my favs!

Elise said...

When it comes to soothing - YOU KNOW HOW TO DO IT!

Seriously! THIS is wonderful! The details in this piece are pure perfection - I think it's a glorious to consul a friend during SUCH a sad time. You are SUCH a delightful soul!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

amazing girl, I luv this...it is sooooo gor-juss...luvin the color combo and the sweet bow....hope your weekend is fabby!

enjoy *~*

Lisa Kind said...

This is fabulous! That paper is probably my most fav of all the ones you have created! You know how I love my orange! Gorgeous card!

(So sorry for you friend's loss.)

Stampin' Pam said...

Gorgeous card even though it's for a sad occasion I'm sure it will cheer up the recipient. SYmpathy cards are so important to those who have lost a loved one - I'm sure this one will be extra special. Lovely paper :-)

Kathryn B said...

Well I hate to say this but I just love this sympathy card! I tend to not use much color on sympathy cards! You've inspried me to case this beauty. The colors are awesome! What a beautiful collection of paper and the sentiment is just perfect LOVE IT! Can't wait to go shopping after I finish feasting on all your delicious eye candy! Way to go girl you've really rocked this sketch!

Andrea M said...

WOW!!! This card is so wonderful!!! What a fantastic sympathy card - it is perfect. So, so comforting! I'm sure it will be so special for your friend and will absolutely let him know you care during such an awful time. If there was ever a hug made of paper, this is totally it! Gorgeous job!

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful card! The colors and papers are amazing. It's so hard for me to make Sympathy cards but you did a very elegant job here.

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