Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Good Morning friends! Hope you are all doing well this 4th day of August! How can the time be going so fast! Before I know it, we'll be back to school and all that jazz! That will be great to give us a bit more structure...but I do love the lazy days of summer!

Today I am sharing a card that I made to participate in the 2s4y challenge this week. The sketch for this week can be found here. I rotated the sketch 90 degrees to fit the image I wanted to use...the great fun of sketches is you can use them as a guide and inspiration! For the images, I used my LAD Monthly Mix stamp set...fun fun fun!
My tree image was stapmed with Chocoalate Chip ink, on Certainly Celery cardstock and then again on someof my great patterned paper from My Minds Eye. I cut the tree top out and placed it perfectly in the Certainly Celery outline. I colored the tree trunk with my Chocolate Chip stampin' write marker. I also colored in my owl with my Chocloate Chip marker too. I layered my Certainly Celery panel on some Whisper White cardstock, and it really sets the panel apart and makes it pop.

My card base is Choclate Chip...(surprising, I know;). I used another coordinating piece of patterend paper from MME as my background paper, it was mounted on Certainly Celery cardstock. I used some wide Chocoate Chip ribbon across the middle of my card--stuck in place with sticky strip(have you recognized how much I love sticky strip lately!?).

The sentiment, was stamped with Chocolate Chip ink and then punched out with my word window punch. It was then layered on my new moderen label punch-that was punched out of some patterned paper.

My last detail was in the buttons...just a few for some fun! The two square ones are from Color Box and the circle one is just a misc. button.

Hope you have a great day! Make it a good one!!


Maile Belles said...

Very cute card!! Love your use of the sketch and those stamps are tooooooo cute! The buttons are perfect!

Lisa Brown said...

Love it, Jen! really cute!

cve said...

I like it! I like tree

Terri Trotter Earley said...

I really like all of your button accents. Way to rock the sketch challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Unknown said...

this is so gorgeous! I love the way you rotated the sketch and made it your own.
Thanks for playing
:) Kazan

cnelson said...

this is fabulous! love everything about it!! so cute!!

Bethany Paull said...

This is great Jeni! I love the patterned tree and the button.

zgagi said...

Cute card. I love the tree with the owl