Saturday, June 25, 2011

More Swingin'

What a great week this has been seeing lots of friends, and finding out my card was chosen as one of last week's Operator Picks for Challenge #208. Woo Hoo! Thanks ladies - did that ever make my day!!! Last night was the 'frosting on the cake'. I went with my daughter, son-in-law, and grandson to her work picnic and fireworks along the river last night. It was soooo cold, down in the low 60's brrrr, so we were all bundled up. But Carson (my grandson) just didn't want to stay covered up. There was too much to explore with all the other kids running around and those wonderful 'glow necklaces' and flags to play with. And of course hot dogs to eat, and did I mention all those other kids running around? Oh my, did he ever have fun! I'm so mad at myself that I forgot to take my camera along. What a missed opportunity for some great candid shots. bummer! Anyway, today's card post was inspired by two different things - first the Stampin 411 Sketch Challenge here and my nephew's little boy, Brooks. When we spent time at the beach last month, Brooks wanted to be on the swing all the time and kept saying "mo' swingin!" And we happily obliged, of course! Ever since then, I've had this idea in my head to make a 'swingin' card for his 2nd birthday next month. This sketch seemed like the ideal starting point.

Stamps: Recess and Best Dad Ever
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, and Whisper White with the new DSP Just Add Cake, and 2010-2011In Color DSP
Ink: Stazon Jet Black pad, Blush Blossom, Soft Suede, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze, and Basic Gray markers
Accessories: 2 3/8" Scallop Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 2" punch, Subtles Designer Buttons, Sponge Dauber, White Bakers Twine, and Dimensionals

I can't believe this card took over 3 hours to make. It really isn't all that complicated, that's for sure! I just couldn't seem to find the right colors to work on the different layers. Most times when I work with a new Designer Series Paper it's a struggle to handle the colors in the different prints. I'm glad SU! gives a list of colors that coordinate with each pack of paper, but it's still an interesting game to see how they layer up together and which one to put where. Maybe you don't have that problem, but it's one I struggle with each time I try a new design. Now I've probably got enough extra layers cut to make two or three new cards up!

Anyway the card is bright and cheery so it should be a good choice to send to Brooks for his birthday. Hopefully he won't be too big for swingin' by the time I get to see him again. Have a great day, and thanks for leaving comments. I love hearing what you think!


gbarron56 said...

Sharon -- this is so cute -- I would have never thought to punch out the little guy swinging but it's perfect for this sketch! Great job -- Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

Selene Kempton said...

He's a cute little guy! I love this paired up with the new DSP! Gorgeous work!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Great job Sharon!! This is just the cutest!!

At Paula's Place said...

Very Cute and I love the dsp with the green cs. great choices.

Connie Babbert said...

I love that set! So fun...great job with the sketch this week! Cute!

Patti Chesky said...

Awwwww......what an adorable card! Love the sneak peek of that dsp!

Tiffany Bauer said...

This is stinkin' cute Sharon!! Love it and that new DSP!!