Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #62

Good Morning friends!  I hope you're having a great week so far.  I have to say that mine started out really bad.  I was an emotional mess on Monday!  But yesterday was such a fabulous day for me.  My sister Karin sent me some birthday money and I had decided I was going to use that to get some much needed new dishes.  I didn't find anything on Monday, but when I went out yesterday, I found the most beautiful dishes on clearance for $14.70 for each box.  So I got an 8 piece setting for less than $35!!  Then I found glasses that matched perfectly for $10.  Then I when I got back home, I had an email from the job I had interviewed for... I really thought I hadn't got it.  I still don't have it, but they've delayed their decision, so I may still have a chance!!  AND THEN the nice UPS man showed up with my birthday present from my sister Theresa.  She sent a Studio-in-a-Box.  Something I've wanted for a really long time.  She also sent me a Martha Stewart punch I wanted and the Cricut deep-cut housing and blade.  What a great birthday... what a great day!!

And now I have a great sketch to share with you.  This week we have the Pixie Dust Studio sponsoring, offering a prize of two digis to the winner.  So here's the sketch Arlana has for us this week....

Fun, huh!  And here's what I did with it...

Isn't that a cute image?!  I love it.  I so rarely do boy cards, so this was a really great opportunity.  I used some of stash of decorative paper that I've been hoarding, so that earns me a gold star.

Card stock:  Kraft, Chocolate Chip (SU), Neenah Classic Crest
Paper:  Springs Flowers (SU)
Copics:  B95, B97, E00, E02, E33, E37, E53, E57, RV10, W-3, Y17, YG03, YG67, YR16,
  YR20, YR23, YR61
Tools:  Oval cutters (CM)
Embellishments:  grosgrain ribbon (Offray), buttons (American Crafts), hemp (SU)

Head on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday to see an amazing line up from Arlana and the team and find out how you can play along.  Thanks for stopping by.

14 Encouraging Thoughts:

mulberry station said...

Hi Mel, I do hope you had a wonderful birthday! It sounds as though your sisters took good care of you. Sisters are special that way. Enjoy all your new toys! And good luck on getting that job!! Wish you the very best and most of all hang in there. the image you used is really cute. It reminds me of my dad. I love the paper and button emblishments.

1CardCreator said...

Happy Birthday Sweetie, looks like you are 1 lucky gal! What thoughtful gifts from your sisters! I really hope you get that job. The card is adorable and I love your coloring and the beautiful dp's you used. Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Sorry you were having a bad week Melissa. Your sisters have been so good to you - sounds like they could brighten up anyone's day!!! Hope you had a great birthday and good luck on the job front.

Super card - perfect for any little boy! I love that frog in his boot - makes me giggle!!

Deanne :)

Sheri Gilson said...

Hi Melissa!! Happy birthday, sweetie!! So glad to hear that your week turned around...have fun with your new goodies!! Your card is adorable!!

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

AWWW!!! How Cute!!!! I love those buttons and the muted papers really make the image pop!

So happy that you had such a lovely day. I know that sometimes when we are at our worst, God just pops in with lots of smiles from amazing family and friends. I know that I have had my share ... they always come at just the right time! So glad your day was so blessed! I will say a prayer for the job!

I am so glad you stopped by the FBC blog .. hope the challenge made since. Pretty much all it is is a Thank you card challenge and lasts all month :D


Kathie said...

Hi Melissa, Happy Birthday, glad your week turned out for the best, great shopping with your china and it looks like your sisters both looked after you. Hope the job front works out for you. My hubby is advertising this week for a new PA if your interested!!!LOL Love your card this week great Masculine Card I can just see me using that image for one of my son's friends cards.
Take care and enjoy your shopping and have fun with your new crafting tools.
Have a great weekend.

JR Creations said...

Wow Mel he's adorable! I'm always drawn to boy cards for some reason. Maybe the little monster has something to do with it. :-D Glad your week turned around, happy birthday to you!!! Your sisters sound fantastic!!! Fingers crossed for you about the job! :-D

Simple and Sweet said...

Hey Melissa! I hope you had a fabulous birthday! I love your card! He is so cute and your DPs go perfectly with him. So cute! Good luck with the job! Fingers crossed!

Jeannie said...

Congrats on all of the good news and presents arriving at your doorstep and a Happy Birthday too you too!

Your card is very sweet - love it!

Peace & Luv,

Jackie Randolph said...

Happy Birthday girlfriend!!! (P.S. I still need your new addy please). WOW sounds like you made out pretty darn good! :)
Love your sweeet card! This image is darling and I love the design paper you used with him!! One Fabby card!!!

Linda Anderson said...

Happy Birthday to you Melissa!!!!! Sounds like a spoil you kinda day!!! Your card is totally adorable!!! I so love the way you colored this guy!!! And kudos to you for using your stash too!!!!


Genevieve said...

Happy Belated Birthday Melissa! Great job with your card, that little guy is very cute! Hope you a better end to your week :)


sweetbloominscraps said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Melissa! Sounds like you had a pretty fabulous day! I hope you get your new job! That would be the icing on the cake! Melissa, your fisherman is so darn cute! I love your soft papers with the textured designs! For not doing boy hit this one on the nail! He really pops from your card! I love how your colored him up! Your buttons are a perfect accent too! Hope your day is going well. I love it when birthdays last all week!....Hopefully yours will too!

Arlana 11426 said...

Well happy birthday Melissa. Your card is just so adorable. love the softe feel of your papers and how you coloring in the little fishing guy. Thanks for all you do. Good luck on getting a job!!!

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