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February 14, 2009

CP #2 and a Guest Designer Spot!


Good morning!  I hope you all have some fun things planned for this Valentine's weekend!  My husband is on a trip for the Air Force for 2 weeks, so we already went out on our date.  Today I'll be watching the kids of some friends so that they can enjoy some Valentine's Day time together.

The sketch this week from Card Patterns is a fun one.  It's our second sketch, and you can go directly to the post for CP #2 by clicking here.  I had so many different ideas for it, and the card above is what I finally went with.  Michelle does a fabulous job creating these sketches and the ladies on the DT also do a wonderful job with using the sketches to create some beautiful cards.  The sketches are so fun and easy to work with - they're really inspiring me creatively!!! 

So....join in the fun with us and submit your sketch (not a link to your blog, but a link to the card you create with the sketch) via the Mr. Linky that is on the Card Patterns site, and if you're chosen, you'll get to be a Guest Designer for Card Patterns for sketch #4!!!  How exciting would that be???  This is one thing that is GREAT about CP - each week YOU get the chance to add "Guest Designer" to your resume if you submit your entry to that week's sketch.  A person will be chosen each week to be a Guest Designer for a future sketch over on CP.

I would love to see what you create, so even if you're not going to submit it to CP, I would enjoy checking it out if you would leave me a link to your card in the comment section below.  I can't wait to see what you create!!!

DSCN6076All supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Trendy Trees
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun and Whisper White CS, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Ink:  Chocolate Chip and Old Olive classic ink (you can't see the Old Olive, but behind the button is a piece of Old Olive with the top of the "dotted" tree stamped on it and trimmed to the size of the button)
Accessories:  Latte Button Bouquet (white button), Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon, Linen Thread, Pop-up Glue Dots, Mini Glue Dots, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Scor-Pal (lovin' it!!!), Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Marie,
    Again, another beautiful card ... glad your creative juices are back and flowing. Go to this thread on SCS and read post #14:
    Take care,

  2. I love your folded flowers & adding that cute button there! Brown, greens & yellow are always a favorite color of mine! Happy Valentine's Day!

  3. What a great idea to use the paper flower as the "tree" - hope you're feeling better!!

  4. LOVE this!!! Way cute and your paper folded flower is perfection!!

  5. These colors are great and so is your paper tree. Hopefully I will get a chance to play with this sketch!

  6. Hi Marie. I just love your elegant card you made using CP #2 sketch.... that flower is awesome and very creative!

  7. This is gorgeous!!! The green/brown combo looks great ♥

  8. Marie...I just found Card Patterns over the weekend and loved the sketch, so I posted mine. But, girl! I LOVE YOUR CARD!! The colors and all the embellies work so perfectly together. Great job!!

  9. Awesome card! Love how you made the tree from different elements.


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Marie :)