Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tuesday Morning Sketches #102

Good Morning!  I hope everyone's week is off to a great start.  I took my oldest son last night to get his hair cut - he looks fabulous!!  And then when I got home yesterday, I found my treat in the mailbox. Yes, I did something bad, I treated myself to a card kit from SNSS.  I just couldn't pass it up, and it's been so long since I've bought something for myself.  I guess I better be getting my list together of stamps and supplies I plan on selling.  *sigh*

OK - well, it's Tuesday and I have a really super fun challenge for you at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  Of course it's the Judged Challenge, so you get to go over the top to create something drop dead gorgeous.  This week's challenge is to create a card with a detachable bookmark.  Reading is something that is really important to me and even though there are e-Readers, Kindles, Nooks, apps for the iPhones and Droids there is still nothing like snuggling in your favorite seat with a blanket and a nice glass of wine (or whatever you prefer) and a real book in hand.  This is a fun and functional way to say hello to your favorite reader and leave a lasting impression.

This week's challenge is sponsored by Doodle Pantry.  I love love love Laurie's images and this one is Chamomile.  I loved this one so much that I bought it twice!  LOL

You can find a great tutorial here on SCS for card w/detachable bookmark, but I also found this one on You Tube.

So here, you can see when you open up the card, the bookmark is on the flap.  It's scored and completely detachable.

And then I decorated the inside with a sweet greeting.  You, of course, can leave blank to write a personal message.  I rarely decorate the insides of my cards and I was loving this one so much, the color combo making me so happy, I just had to keep playing with it.

Card stock:  #74 White Smooth (Paper & More), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Lemon Tart (PTI), Green (Bazzil)
Paper:  Unknown
Copics:  W-0, Y06, Y11, YG06
Tools:  Labels One (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug, Mini Rotary Cutter - Perforation (Recollections), Crop-a-dile, 1 3/8" circle punch
Embellishments:  white satin ribbon (Offray), white button (SEI), green embroidery floss (DMC), large eyelet (SU!)

I do hope you'll join us this week.  We'll see you there!


6 Encouraging Thoughts:

Jackie Randolph said...

Gorgeous Melissa, love this image and now have to have!! Gorgeous papers and coloring. Thanks for such a fun challenge.

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful card Mel!! I love the gorgeous image and colors!!

Dawn said...

So pretty Melissa! Love the colors and the daisies!

Theresa said...

Miss this is so fabulous. I love the daisies and the colors. Wonderfully done. I think the whole DT rocked this challenge.

Kathy said...

How pretty. I love the summery citrus color palette here, just so bright and cheerful! Beautiful image and bookmark, too. I might need to get a perforating tool, this is really neat!

Angela said...

I love the fresh color combo here...so pretty!

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