Saturday, July 28, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #45, Divas by Design #45 and Stampin Royalty #134

Hello friends - seems like its been a while since I've created and posted a card.   I've been squeezing in some time to visit some of my favorite blogs and continue to be inspired, but haven't had time to get my fingers inky for the past few days.  This past week was a crazy catch-up week for me but  I finally found some time today to play for awhile :o)  and boy did it feel wonderful!

My card today is based on the great sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #45 (see below).  This sketch has so many possibilities with the option to use any shape, but I decided to follow it very closely this time with my card.  I am also entering this card in Stampin Royalty Challenge #134 - Buttons and Divas By Design Challenge 45 - Happy Birthday.
The inspiration for my card comes from my mom and sister who have been talking about how great the cherries are right now (they are crazy for cherries). One of them will most likely be getting this card from me in the near future :o).   While I love cherry pie (my absolute favorite), cherry cobbler, cherry jelly, cherry yogurt (you get the idea...), I don't like to eat cherries just as they are for some reason - go figure!   Anyway -  I've had this fun stamp set called Button Buddies for quite some time but often forget to use it - so I dusted off the case and decided now was the time to ink it up and add a couple buttons.  I remember when I used to be hesitant to use buttons - didn't know where to place them, worried about the heaviness of the card or trouble mailing, etc.  But now I love to add buttons whenever it works on the card.  I have left this set on my desk to remind me to use it more often.  Do you have a neglected set or some buttons to use?  I encourage you to get them out and start playing!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by - I'm sure glad that you did!  Have a wonderful weekend - what's left of it already (how does the time go by so fast?).  Hugs!!

Supplies (all from Stampin Up!):  I used Lucky Limeade cardstock as my base for the card and a piece of retired DSP called Sweet Shop.  The Cherries are from Button Buddies and the sentiment is from one of my go-to sets called "Petite Pairs".  The buttons are from the brights set and the ribbon is the 3/8" Ruffled Pleated Ribbon in Lucky Limeade (sooo easy to work with - love this ribbon).  I used the 2 1/2" circle punch for the main image and colored the stamp with my SU  markers before stamping and adding the buttons.  

8 comments:

  1. This is fab! Thanks for joining us at Divas this week! Laura x

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  2. The cherries look delicious...all shiny and looking like candy.
    Your card stands out in the thumbnails. So very pretty.
    http://carolescreativecritters.blogspot.com/2012/07/cas-ual-fridays-take-two.html

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  3. I love those sweet cherries, and the buttons are so fun! Thanks for playing along with this week's sketch!

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  4. Thanks so much for your lovely comments - they made my morning (that and my cup of coffee - lol). Hugs!

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  5. What a cute card! I so love the cherry paper! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  6. oh i love those button cherries .. so fun and fresh
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's for our birthday challenge
    Lisa x

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  7. Love your pretty, fruity take on the sketch this week! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  8. What a great card.
    Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Royalty this week.

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