Thursday, August 11, 2011

August Sparks challenge & Sweet Sketch Wednesday #114

Hello friends! Welcome to Thursday. Today started out with the welcome sound of raindrops hitting my skylights. Around here, rain is an exciting event! Anyway, my BFF, Cassie's daughter is celebrating her 10th birthday next week, and I made this card especially for her. Sweet Sketch Wednesday provided the inspirational sketch, and Paper Smooches' Sparks Challenge provided the rest of the inspiration with the colors and elements such as flowers, distressing, pearls and textures. I saw this idea to turn the santa paws doggie into a b-day dog on the Paper Smooches blog, I wish I were this clever on my own! It is actually one of the main reasons I decided to buy this stamp set! It is so versatile, not just for Christmas!

Click above to check out the sparks challenge details
Stamps: Paper Smooches' Santa Paws & Sentiment Sampler
Paper: October Afternoon Fly a Kite dp, Aqua, Whisper White, Real Red
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Momento Rich Cocoa
Tools/Accessories: Misc paper flowers, pearls, MFT Ric-Rak Dienamics die
Circle & Lacey Circles Nestabilities

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I would love to hear what you think!


Cassie said...

OMGoodness, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! This is fabulous! Eeee, it just makes me smile :D

Kathie said...

Hi Christi what a cute card, this is a lovely image and your wonderful colours and design papers work perfectly together. Great job and thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT.

mulberry station said...

Your card is sooo cute! I love the paw prints on the zig-zag panel. YOur image is adorable. It reminds me of my daughter's dog. Your card really makes me smile!
Thanks, Nancy SSW-DT

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh Christi, this card is oh so adorable!!!! I love Paper Smooches stamps, and love your bday dog!!! Great texturing too!!! Thanks for joining us at SSW.


Jacki Randolph said...

teehee, I adore this little doggie! Oh my he is just precious! Fab card using the zic- zack as part of the sketch! Thanks so much for sharing and playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is wicked cute Christi!

Jeannie said...

This couldn't get any cuter! Love the papers, colors, and the adorable puppy! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous and cute too.

Genevieve said...

Totally adorable! I love the zig zag panels with the wee paw prints, very cute. Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

Genevieve DT

Sharon Basel said...

Oh I just love this card Christi! That dog is so darn cute and I love how you have him extend beyond the circle - very clever. The ric rac strips are just fabulous too. Super cute - thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!