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February 7, 2009

Do You Want to be a Guest Designer????



 Well, here is my very first card for the new Design Team that I am a part of.  If you haven't checked out Card Patterns yet, you really should!  Michelle has put together some great sketches that I've had the privilege to see early, and I know that they will really inspire you in your card making.  It was a fun one to work with and my first card already gave me ideas of things I would like to do differently with the sketch.  If you make a card, be sure to let me know the link to it - I would LOVE to see it!!!

Also, as mentioned in the title, if you go and check out the post on Card Patterns HERE you can find out how to be a Guest Designer for Sketch #3!!!!  I am so excited for you to have this opportunity!

I REALLY wanted to use the flowers from Bloomin' Beautiful but I can't find my set anywhere!?!?!  I've never lost a stamp set before, so I'm going nuts trying to figure out where it is.  I can't stand it when something isn't where it's supposed to be and I can't find it.  I seriously don't stop thinking about it until I find it.  I didn't have any other images that really popped into my head to use for this card, so I settled on this one.  Iope you like it, and look for another card using this sketch in the near future as I know that I will use this sketch again!! 

DSCN6037Stamps:  All Holidays, Flower Fancy
Paper:  Kraft, Baja Breeze and Whisper White CS, Parisian Breeze Specialty DSP
Ink:  Black StazOn, Baja Breeze, Barely Banana, Old Olive and Kiwi Kiss classic inks
Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels Two Nestabilities, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Star Dust Stickles, Vintage Brads (Pewter -  SU!), Stampin' Dimensionals, distressing tool (you can't see it, but the edges of the Parisian Breeze DSP are distressed)


  1. Oooh, I love the colors! And the grid background! I can't wait to do this sketch! I even just ordered that Nesties set, but it won't be here in time.. that's ok, I have other ideas! Thanks Marie!

  2. This is really lovely Marie. I really like the stickles on the flowers. It looks so fresh!

  3. love your take on the sketch! I think this is such a beautiful card! fab job and I love the colors!

  4. This is beautiful, and I just LOVE these colors together!!! I am so glad that Kraft came back into my life! Where would we be without it???

  5. This is gorgeous!!! I love the sparkle on the flowers! Your take on the sketch just rocks!

  6. I love the card you made with the sketch! Thanks so much for your compliment on my blog and het wordverification was a really bizar coincidense...

  7. Hi ya, You were super fast to comment on my posting, I hadn't even quite finished when your comment come through! Guess you are on the computer also. Thank you for the vote of confidence, I just loved your card, you are very talented. Looking forward to getting onto sketch #2!

  8. Hi again Marie, just letting you know I have a blog award for you to pick up from my blog- if your want it. smiles, from Sonya.


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Marie :)