June 12, 2008

IT'S THURSDAY - TIME FOR ANOTHER FAB SKETCH CHALLENGE!

Whoohoo - Tamara's sketch this week is fabulous - I had a blast making this card! I decided to go beachy and summery since that is the season we are finding ourselves in here! So, I broke out my stamp set Life's a Breeze since it had not seen ink yet (shame on me!!) I love this set, it will be perfect for some of my beach layouts I want to get done! So, here is the link to the sketch - please make sure you go over and see what all the other talented DT members came up with, I tell ya, their talent knocks my socks off! On a personal note, the fires have gotten really bad here. There are now five of them and none have been controlled yet due to the heavy winds we are having. The wind has shifted and my MIL, SIL, and myself are not in the path of any of the fires right now, but we are being very vigilant about keeping up with the news! So many people have lost their homes and all their possessions - not things, but precious items like photos, and historical items. It is so very sad to see my neighbors suffering - 28 homes were lost about 10 miles from where I live! Thankfully, nobody has lost their lives and there have been very few injuries, that in itself is a blessing! However, many of the schools have had to close, and traveling around right now is difficult - my car is covered in soot and the sky is black from the smoke. Does not make for pleasant breathing and my eyes are burning! But, we are all safe! With that said, I will leave you the recipe for my sketch card and I challenge you all to go over to Tamara's site and upload your version of the sketch - we would all love to see them! Toodles!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Tempting Turquoise card stock, Whisper White card stock, So Saffron card stock, Bali Breeze Designer Series Paper
Stamp Set - Lifes a Breeze
Inks - Only Orange Classic Stampin' pad, Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pad, Only Orange, Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Write , Only Orange, and Tempting Turquoise Narrow grosgrain ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, Mat Stack and paper piercer, 1 1/4 inch Circle Punch, 1 inch Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini glue dots

30 comments:

~Denise Lynn~ said...

What a fun card Alex! Love that stamp set and the bright blue paper. Great eyelet and ribbon accent too. :)

Sorry to hear about the fires, thank goodness you and your loved ones are safe.

corinnesomerville said...

OH MY GOSH, ALEX !!!! I can't even begin to imagine what you and your family are going through right now ! I'm so thankful that the winds have shifted in your favor....it's so sad that so many have already lost their homes. Please know I'm praying for your family and those are so effected by this tradgedy !

I'm glad you have some time to stamp and be distracted by everything going on around you..you did a beautiful job.

Love ya....

Scrappy Girl said...

Your card reminds me of my crop space that is still not finished! My colors are orange and blue like your card. I keep trying to find decorating ideas for it and the one theme I keep finding is BEACH! LOL!

Manna said...

Alex, so glad to hear the wind has shifted from your family's path but I hope all will be under control and put out soon! My prayers are with you!

This card is fabulous! Love the colour combo. I'd never have used orange & blue together but this just go to show I know zip. Thanks for the inspiration!

scrapnnMO said...

WOW totally love what you did with the sketch! OMG I never would have thought to do something like that with my eyelets! Fabulous job!

Trudi said...

Cute card I like how you laced the ribbon through the eyelets. Great job with the sketch!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

That has got to be so scary. How horrible to be so powerless! I pray that you stay safe. Losing items that can NEVER be replaced would be so heartbreaking, but honestly, as long as lives are being spared, that's all that really matters. How sad though.

Your card is absolutely adorable! I love it!

Lauren said...

You are always so clever - this is such a fun summery card. The stitching is just so cool!

Ila said...

Wow! this is a Gorgeous card...love the way you used the eyelets and ribbon!!
Thank goodness you and your family are out of harms way...What a nightmare for all affected by this! Will be keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayer

Marilyn said...

I agree this sketch is really fun! I've not been feeling real creative today, but have a few minutes on my hands, I may go try this sketch out. I love this card of yours - love the jumbo eyelets with the ribbon and beach theme - awesome! So thankful you and your family are okay from the fires, but my heart goes out to those affected. Please keep us posted!!!

Melissa said...

Spper fun card Alex.....I've looked at that set several times, and just haven't purchased it yet. I wonder if it will stay or go??? Only a few more days until we find out!! :-)

On a more serious note, I'm praying for you guys.....I've never had to deal with fires because of where I live. Hang in there!

Many Blessings,
M.

Donna said...

what a great card! you're brave to use up all those large eyelets! I tend to use them rarely! sorry to hear about the fires! I hope they clear up real soon & your family stays safe

Donna said...

what a great card! you're brave to use up all those large eyelets! I tend to use them rarely! sorry to hear about the fires! I hope they clear up real soon & your family stays safe

Chris said...

great card, that reminds me that i really need to use some of those big eyelets i have...i like the colors on this one!!

i'm glad that you are out of the fire's way for now...the weather is really scary right now. we pissed off mother nature pretty bad this time...i feel real bad for those boy scouts..so sad!! have a great night...

Erin... said...

great summer card!! i love how you used the jumbo eyelets, very clever!! and super colors!

Deb said...

what a frightening time for you all, so hope the fires get under control soon!

Fab card, love the eyelets and ribbon!

Latisha said...

Great card
I know I have been thinking about you, I keep going online to see how much of the fire is contained. You moved from hurricanes and tropical weather to fires and earthquakes. Cut your grass & weeds and just keep the ground a little moist if you are worried about it getting close. Stay inside so the smoke doesn't hurt your lungs. Thinking about you girl!

Diane said...

Lovely card Alex!! Love all you've done with it!!

Those fires are terrible,I'll keep you all in my prayers!!!

CAKVD said...

Love the card!!! Beautiful colors and texture!!
Cheryl

christie said...

Cute card...love that beachy theme.
I'm glad the fire has shifted away from you. Stay safe girl!

Shannon McGann said...

I saw this on Tamara's site and was absolutely blown away! This is so amazing! You've definitely outdone yourself this time, Girl! I love the ribbon threaded through the jumbo eyelets - stunning!

malieta said...

What a cute card Alex, I love the theme and the laces are adorable!!
You and your family are in my prayers. Thank God that all of you are safe and hopefully the fire dept. can contain the fires.
hugs
malieta:_

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Hi Alex!!! Thanks for visiting my blog........I've got you on my Google Reader now!!! I love this sketch!! And I'm so glad you're all staying safe!! Hugs!!

NattyK said...

Great card Alex, love the colours. x

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

LOVE your card, Alex......its "beachy keen"!!...of course the color combo is most awesome....so glad to see those JUMBOS again!....Beeeeeeee safe with the fire storms...I will be saying a prayer for you and your family! Creative blessings, Debbie

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THis is adorable, Alex! Love it!

Nikki Bond said...

This is wonderful Alex! I love the lacing detail and I've been eyeing that set here lately! I hope it doesn't retire! {SMILES}

kathleenh said...

I'm glad to hear you all are safe. Fires are so devastating.

Cute card! I love the fun, summery colors.

Deborah said...

Darling sketch card! Love this set! I have been wearing my flip flops daily! Hugs, Deb

Rose Ann said...

I love your beachy card...and your lacing is awesome, Alex!! Very cool!!!