Sunday, May 20, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #35 and The Paper Players 96

Good afternoon/evening, blogger friends!  My husband had to work this Sunday afternoon so I've spent a wonderful afternoon card making.  My daughter decided on the birth announcement I'm making for her new baby so I cut paper, stamped, and punched this afternoon.  We are doing 100 announcements!  No, I didn't actually put one together, but I almost have all the paper cut and I'm at the half way mark with the stamping. Punches save a lot of time!

Anyway, I needed a break from the mass producing and decided to do a blog challenge. I went back to my Summer Smooches paper for the Freshly Made Sketch #35 this week.  I loved the sketch by Jennifer Timko and can see myself going back to this sketch for more cards.  I added some rich razzleberry ribbon when I remembered it had some dots that would go with the paper.  Sweet!  I also dug out my Build a Blossom set and punch to make the flower.  

I just realized this would probably qualify for The Paper Players challenge #96 because there are definitely polka dots going on plus I think this card is clean and simple.  One card, two challenges:  love it!

One more picture:  my oldest son graduated from the University of New Hampshire on Saturday with his doctorate in history.  His smile says it all!  (Wish I could have been there!)  The picture was taken by one of his friends near the stage. 


  1. Lovely card Carol, I love the Rich Razzleberry! Isnt it great when we can combine a few challenges together?

    Wow, 100 announcements! Thats quite an undertaking!

    Congrats on your sons graduation from UNH! Great school and a beautiful area!

  2. Beautiful card - love the razzleberry! And congrats to your son!

  3. I love this sketch too! You were very busy with those birth announcements, I am amazed you got any stamping done at all! And congrats to your son!

  4. This is such a gorgeous card Carol. You've combined both challenges beautifully! These colours are gorgeous when combined together! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

  5. How pretty this is! I love how you have used the ribbon to show the dots on the tied ends. What a wonderful picture of your son...congratulations to him! Glad you joined us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. Pretty card! I love the colors. And congrats to your son on his achievement! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  7. Fun! What a great way to combine the sketch and polka dot challenge all in one card. Rich Razzleberry is such a great color and what a fun addition with the polka dotted ribbon. Glad you joined in the fun at The Paper Players!

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