Saturday, March 31, 2012

Kind Words!

Happy Saturday!  I have a Verve card to share with you today.  I am using this week's Mojo234 sketch.   I guess I should say I tried to follow the sketch.  I am not sure what it is with me and sketches, but try as I might I have the most difficult time following them to be sure.  I literally see the sketch and interpret it different or something.  When I finish and take a look at the sketch, I go "huh"?   There have been times when I miss a whole panel and have to go back and add it back in.  I guess when the right side of the brain wants to make a card the left just needs to step aside.  Anyway, this is truly my take on the sketch.  Do I hear sirens?  Sketch police?  LOL!

For my card today I am using Verve's Thinking of You and Bloom and Grow stamp sets.    I also combined Verve's Cut Above All Aflutter and Flutterby dies.  The small leafy stem from Bloom and Grow was used to stamp touches in tonal hues around focal image for some added dimension.  Very subtle, but I love the finished look.  

I am out of town in Charlotte, NC for my son's Odyssey of the Mind team's state competition.  Woo Hoo!  Go Team! We are all so very proud of all of them.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps Verve Thinking of You and Bloom and Grow stamp sets
Paper The Paper Company kraft, PTI vintage cream, Teresa Collins Fabricatins Linen dp
Ink Memento tuxedo black, Ranger fired brick,  brushed cordoroy, straw, PTI ripe avocado
Accessories Sewing Machine, Verve Cut Above All Aflutter and Flutterby dies, seam binding, sponges, foam tape, glue dots, Spellbinder's Fancy Rectangles(cut to make square) 


  1. Betty, you're so funny! I think you followed the sketch pretty closely. Love your ribbon and butterfly element. That can be your substitute for the extra square panel, just moved up a bit. Hey, it looks fabulous to me! Really a gorgeous card!

  2. dear betty!

    what a beautiful and adorable card!

    i love your take on the sketch!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  3. love this beauty gf-your card looks like the sketch to me-hope your son did well in the state competition

  4. What lovely colors and paper you have used...the stitching just adds wonderful texture. Fab background die to your sentiment which looks just terrific with the flowers stamped on it...and what an adorable butterfly ties it all together.

  5. Beautiful card. I think you followed the sketch pretty close. Looks great to me. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Betty, this card is stunning! I love absolutely everything about it...dp, sentiment, flower stamps, die cut, stitching, and that gorgeous bow and layered butterfly treatment. I like your personal interpretation of the sketch! :)

  7. Love that new nestie! Gorgeous frame for that fabulous sentiment and those great Verve flowers. Lovely take on the sketch!

  8. Love your card. Great sentiment.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  9. I love your colors, cuts, composition! You have it all put together just perfectly! Verve is lucky you are on the team! Thanks so much!

  10. Your take on the sketch is just perfect. I love the way you stamped flowers behind the sentiment, and that lovely frame is one I've got to get.

  11. Betty!!
    What a stupendous job!!! You are anointed!!! I love the color block/sewing---the sentiment is uber awesome and your color combo is fab!! Thanks you for sharing!! be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure

  12. what a fabulous quote! I love the way you framed it. Thanks for sharing :)

  13. very pretty. love the sentiment.


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