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July 28, 2009

for you

I made this card using this week's sketch challenge (SC238).   A new sketch will be posted over at SCS tomorrow, so check this one out while you're waiting if you haven't already given it a try.  It's a fun one!!!

I sponged the edges of the Melon Mambo CS squares prior to stamping the image on them in Basic Gray.  I also popped them up with Stampin' Dimensionals and placed same-sized squares of Whisper White CS directly under them to add some dimension and a little more pop to the card.  This was a really fun sketch and I can see myself using it again.

My dad comes to town tomorrow so I will be busy getting my husband's car fixed with his help.  I have a few posts scheduled and will do my best to spread them out until we get back from our trip.  My dad's going to drive with me now when I drive down to my parents after the car issues are taken care of.  Thanks for checking in, I appreciate your kind thoughts and comments so much!!!  Take care!!!

All supplies are SU!

Stamps:  Stem Silhouettes, Great Friend
Paper:  Basic Gray, Melon Mambo and Whisper White CS, Basic Gray and Melon Mambo Textured CS
Ink:  Melon Mambo and Basic Gray classic ink
Accessories:  Jumbo Grommet in Whisper White, Melon Mambo 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Sponge, Paper Piercing Tool, Template and Pad, Scallop Edge punch, Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Gorgeous Marie! I love the Melon Mambo with Basic Gray!! And I love how you used the jumbo grommet - great way to set off the ribbon bow! Enjoy the time with your dad!!

  2. what a pretty card! I love the pink and grey and all the extra dimension you added.

  3. I just love this card! The colors just pop! Gotta get me some gray and raspberry cs :)

  4. Wow! This is truly gorgeous! Guess I'd better get busy and get an order in!

  5. Very very cute as always! I really like the tone you are using with your cards lately.

  6. Thought I'd come over for a second to see what you are doing, and I love this card... I am going to have to use this sketch for something! The color combo is beautiful ;^)

  7. Fabulous card! I love the lay-out, the great color combo... the grommet with the ribbon... TFS!


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