Tuesday, April 19, 2011

don't think of this card...

Hello and Welcome to Skipping Stones Design Sketch Challenge Day!

Check out the fun sketch for the week by our Guest Sketch Artist, Laurie Schmidlin:


My card ended up taking a VERY clean & crisp approach:


I used the hot air balloons from this month's new release, Uplifting:
 
I wanted to use that fun sentiment:
"Don't think of this card as "late"
It's just early for next year's birthday!

That fun sentiment is from March's release, Green Birthday:
Cracks me up....everytime.

The colors were inspired by the latest Play Date Cafe challenge:


I was having difficulties with my photo editing {sigh} so you can't really see that the white panel has been embossed with the Quickutz polka dots...

You won't wanna miss the fabbie goodness from the other gals on the Skipping Stones Design Team:


And our fabulous April Guest Designers: 

Guest Sketch Artist:  Laurie Schmidlin
Guest Designer:  Diana Fisher
Guest Designer:  Mona Pendleton

 Thanks so much for stoppin' by!


48 comments:

  1. I'll try my best to imagine the embossed polka dots! LOL! I know it's tough to edit something with a white background...I have the same problem :( But your card still look fabby!

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  2. I love it! Awesome work! Loving that stamp set!

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  3. Loving this card!! You always do such fabulous job with those balloons. I totally forgot to comment on the new look of your blog... I LUV it!!! It's soCAS and pretty.... the stacking mugs image is suh- weet!!

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  4. I love the crisp, clean outcome Amy! It's beautiful!!! :)

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  5. So gorgeous card Amy.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  6. Fun card, Amy! Such a bright cheery green color!

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  7. AWESOME card Amy! Seriously love your CAS version, so fun!

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  8. Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that green and those balloons Amy! GORGEOUS!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  9. Love this card, I thought of grassy hills when I saw the sketch, you rocked it!

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  10. So pretty, Amy. I love the color combo, too!

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  11. Good morning Amy!!! Once again, FABULOUS!!! I hope you have a super day my friend!!!

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  12. Very pretty Amy... love the CAS look you chose this week..also like your new blog look! Have a wonderful week!

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  13. Such a fun way to sent a belated B-Day card, Amy:) Love the color combo and the stamp sets you used on this great sketch!
    PS: the "new" blog look and profile photo are awesome too

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  14. Gotta love those sweet paper-pieced hills! So sweet!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  15. Could not LOVE this more! Love the new look of your blog, too!

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  16. great card..i love the colour combo!!

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  17. sweet, clean and simple! so lovely! have a good day!

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  18. Cute card Amy! Love your CAS take on the sketch!

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  19. Love the way you worked in the color challenge! Looks like you and I were on the same page this week...we even used the same package of buttons!

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  20. Fabulous, Amy! I love the new blog look too.

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  21. Gorgeous balloon card, Amy! I love them in kraft!! Love the new blog header and photo, too!

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  22. Super duper! Love the colors and your take on the sketch.

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  23. Beautiful new release, Amy! Love your take on the sketch honey!

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  24. thanks for the love. I have missed you Amy girl. Congrats on your new position. I hear you are a superstar as always. I love the Remain Calm and Craft ON. Wish I could do that!
    Excuse me I mean keep calm and craft on.

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  25. Love it! A wonderful CAS card!

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  26. Good golly lady, this creation is absolutely fantastic!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVIN the green rolly hills!! That sentiment beats 'em all, OMG how stinkin cute!! That sketch is great, and your creation is even greater!! Have you ever been in a hot air balloon? I haven't but I'm sure willing to try, that and skydiving - some people wonder why anyone would jump OUT of a perfectly good plane, and I say, well, why wouldn't you?

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  27. GAH!!!! Love this so much, Amy! Hugs! :)

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  28. I love your clean and simple approach!

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  29. PERFECT Amy!!! LOVE your bright and cheerful take on the PDCC colours so much!! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

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  30. LOVE!!! super take on the challenge, Amy! fabulous card!

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  31. I love how your card came out! Love the green too!

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  32. Sista!! I love this !!! so cute!!...hugs...xoxo

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  33. Love your hot air balloons, Amy... soooo cute!

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  34. Your card is wonderfully designed, bold and vibrant, Amy! Love the cute balloon and sweet button accents~ Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

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  35. lol better early than late! :)
    super cute!!

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  36. Love this card, tha papers you chose and the button cluster-just so many nice elements! I really like both of these stamp sets, too, especially the tremendous piece of cake!

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  37. just lovely... heart those hotties in the air..
    The sketch is great.. gotta play along :D

    btw.. love the new look of your blog :D

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  38. Love the balloons and the fun buttons. :)

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  39. Hi Amy - great fun and bright card. Great to have you playing at The Play Date Cafe.

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  40. Fabulosity!! I love the stitching to make the hills roll-genius!! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

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  41. Ooh! I need to find time to play along with the Skipping Stones challenge this week. I'm in love with that cake set! :)

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  42. Hi Amy,
    I'm loving all the different sketches you've been using. They are inspiring me. I love the cute card! I like your new blog banner too.

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Cheers,
~amy~