June 8, 2008

BEATE'S WEEKEND SKETCH CHALLENGE - 51

Good Sunday morning everyone! I had some time to stamp yesterday - whoohoo! I love when my afternoon is open with the kids busy doing their thing and Tony is occupied (helping FIL out) because then I don't feel so guilty hiding out in my scrap room - LOL! So, I made doing Beate's weekend sketch challenge a priority because I ADORE Beate and her fabulous sketches! You know, I have to say a few things here: I have only been stamping for a little over a year now and it is people like Beate who have made me love and enjoy this craft as much as I do! I remember when I first started out as a demo, and I would see something on her blog that I liked but had questions about - I could email her and she would answer me back with great tips and advice. And, she does wonderful tutorials - for FREE!!!! She epitomizes the Heart of Stampin' Up! by sharing her fantastic talent and creativity with all of use through both her blog and through SCS. In fact, I joined the Fan Club because of her! Why am I telling you all this? Well, because every now and then ugliness reaches into our sublime stamping world and interrupts what we love and so I wanted to remind us of some of the reasons we do what we do! And, people like Beate have made it that much better! So, off my soapbox and onto the card! I used my Mr. Crabby pants for this one (stamp set is actually called Crab and Company!) because he makes me smile, and I wanted to smile today! I popped up the crab claws and the starfish, then added a little bit of dazzling diamonds to both. And, I added some tiny googlie eyes (yes, I know they aren't SU! but they are soooo stinkin' cute!) I actually flipped Beate's sketch - I know she won't mind, she is the one who told me a sketch is just a great place to start! :-) I did this so I could put my scallops across the bottom, which I made with my slit punch. Isn't he a happy dude?? I just love this set, and will never tire of it! I hope he sticks around in the catty for a little while longer.....so anyway, I will leave you with the recipe and this thought: The kindest word in all the world is the unkind word, unsaid. ~Author Unknown
Card Recipe:
Paper - Kraft card stock, Ruby Red card stock, Bashful Blue card stock, Naturals Ivory card stock, Cutie Pie Designer Series Paper
Stamp Set - Crab and Company
Inks - Black Stazon, Ruby Red Classic Stampin' Pad, Ruby Red and Creamy Caramel Stampin' Write markers
Accessories - Dazzling Diamonds, Two-Way glue, googlies eyes (non-SU!), Mat Stack and Paper Piercer, Small Tag Punch, Jumbo Pewter eyelet, Old Olive narrow grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Slit Punch

29 comments:

Bunny B said...

That's an adorable card, Alex! :)

pescbrico said...

I have to agree with you, visiting Beates blogs is always full of inspiration and she is really kind :) LOve your card. Have a great day!

Courtney Fowler said...

Oh! I love the beach theme! We went to the beach yesterday and it was nice! Although, our beach isn't even comparable to anything in california!

Scrappy Girl said...

I absolutely love this stamp set. It is on my wish list. And you are right...those eyes are too cute! You are such a talented gal!

Manna said...

This is so totally awesome, Alex! Love the image and colouring. And those little starfish are so adorable! Love it!

Tracy.H said...

Well said, Alex! Very cute card too! :0)

NattyK said...

Fab card. x

Deb said...

Fabulous card Alex, love the crab and its googly eyes! Nice thought at the end of your post!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Ugliness? Oh no! This card is just wonderful! I love it! Beate is pretty fantastic, isn't she?

Deborah said...

Just the crappiest card ever! This has alwyas been one of my all time fav sets! I wish I had it! Tough to find on ebay and pricey! our little starfish are great along the bottom! Your crabby coloring is great! Your words at the end are something to think about! Have a beautiful day! Hugs, Deb

papel1 said...

Love the crab card. Aren't these challenges fun? I should do more.
Judy

Rose Ann said...

Your crabby card is darling, Alex!! I love those googly eyes too!! Hugs!!

Deborah said...

OMG How embarrasing Alex! I cannot spell! I meant to write crabbiest card ever! Shoot me! (wink)! I am so sorry! I adore your card! Hugs, Deb

suzann said...

Love the little starfish on this card. This is just so cute!

Latisha said...

CCCaa-uuutttee card! Love that little guy.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

What a fun card Alex! Love that crab with the googlie eyes! Great colors and the stars are cute too. :)

Carolyn King said...

Very cute! Love what you did with the sketch! Great faux stitching!

christie said...

SO CUTE!! Love that crab...love the google eyes! So very fun!

mochamama said...

very cute Alex, I have to get my Mr. Crabby pants out and create with him. Poor guy has never seen an ink pad!......no wonder he's so crabby!

Nikki Bond said...

This is wonderful Alex! I love those little starfish along the bottom! So whimsy!!! {SMILES}

corinnesomerville said...

You did a fabbbbbbbulous job on Beate's sketch !!!
Have a great day my friend !!!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

This is just to stinkin cute! I love what you did with this set!

kathleenh said...

Cute card Alex! I especially like the star fish going along the scallop border.

I agree, Beate is the best!

Shannon McGann said...

This card is adorable! I love the googly eyes and the little starfish along the bottom!

And I agree that Beate is amazing!

Erin... said...

Such a sweet card!! I love the starfish border and the colors are great! And, of course, your stitching rocks!

malieta said...

Your card is so cute and I love the crab!!!
malieta:)

Kim said...

Graet card! I too love how great Beate is!! Her blog and ideas are just so great!

tyrymom29 said...

Awesome card LOVE IT !!!!!!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so super cute!!