Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tuesday Morning Sketches #62

Good Morning!  I hope your week is going well so far.  I am still hopeful that I'll find a job very soon, but I would certainly appreciate you keeping me in your prayers and happy thoughts.

Speaking of happy thoughts, tomorrow is my sister Theresa's birthday and as you know she is one of my original DT members when I began TMS a year ago.  She's has been there to back me up when I needed it and has come to the rescue to help me think out some challenges (past and future).  Please, stop by Theresa's blog and leave her a little birthday love.  Not only is she celebrating her chronological birthday, but she's also 3... 3 year breast cancer survivor!  I thank God for that!

So here's my card that her birthday inspired....


I am so happy with how this card came out.  I really loved my sketch, too.  It's a fun sketch, please head on over to Tuesday Morning Sketches to join us.  Meljen's Designs is our sponsor and her images are so wonderful!  She's offering 4 digis to the winner.


In this view you can see how big that aperature is - it's so fun.  And pretty simple to do.  In this picture you can also see the little chili peppers at the Chihuahua's feet.  In my photo editing software, I cropped out the pepper on the right, did a little clean up and then imported into my word program.  I love being able to do this, because I was able to get larger chili peppers and even get one going the other direction.  And reaching into my Hispanic heritage, my sentiment is Happy Birthday in Spanish.

Supplies:
Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Real Red (SU)
Paper:  Citrus Stack (DCWV)
Copics:  B97, B99, E34, E37, E53, G28, R27, R29, RV02, RV10, Y15, Y17, YR16
Tools:  Circle cutter (CM), Word Window punch (SU)

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I do love it when you visit.

10 Encouraging Thoughts:

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh this is just too cute Mel!! Love the chili peppers!!! They are just the perfect accent for your layout!
Fabulous sketch, it was fun to create with.

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Wow you did a great job with morphing things around and just love how the peppers are around the circle.

TN Granny said...

Melissa,
What a darling card you just made that image pop off the page. Great design.
God Bless,
Jeanine

Danni said...

Love this!! so super fun!

Anita said...

The chilies are just perfect with this image.

Jessica G. said...

This beautifully colored chihuahua is hilarious and how perfect to use the chili peppers as the circle element!

mulberry station said...

Oh melissa, I love this sweet window card! Your image is super cute!! Nancy

Tiya-B said...

I love the card and it's not cause i have 2 beautiful chihuahuas and could eat chili every day...
(the design sketch is great too!)

Theresa said...

I love love love this card!! It reminds me of Grandma. It's simply adorable.

Deedee Anderson said...

How marvelous!!! Such a wonderful sketch, Mel, and the combination of images and colors is so cheerful -- this card just shines! Happy Birthday to Theresa and what a blessing for your whole family on her 3rd "survivor" anniversary! Hugs, Deedee

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