Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hit Me, Cupid!

Hello!  Before I get to my card today, I want to say it is crazy that I have all these new stamps, but for today I turned to a repeated stamp favorite.  But it is for a very good reason!  You see, one of my favorite sketch challenges last year was Jen delMuro's Sketch For You To Try.  This year, she has a new format and is only having one sketch each month.  You can see the details here.  The big prize will go to the person that does all months.  So, I knew I wouldn't want to miss the first months sketch.  How hard can it be to once a month create a card with one of her great sketches?  As an added bonus, I guess each month, there will be a sponsor which will give a participant a chance to win something from them.  This month's sponsor is The Cat's Pajamas.  So, earlier in the month, my original idea was to take their bear, that I frequently used for different occasions last year, and make a card for New Year's, but now, since it's the middle of January, I decided to go with a Valentine's theme instead.  Yesterday, looking at blogs on my reader, I found an additional challenge from The Cat's Pajamas.  This one is a color challenge.  So, I am combining all the challenges into my one card today!  First, I will show you my card creation.  Following that, I will show you Jen's sketch, and The Cat's Pajamas colors for their challenge!  Enjoy!

Jen's sketch is a square but as you know I much prefer A-2 size cards so after seeing Jodi Collins card here, I knew I could change it to a size that would work better for me.  I have always stamped my bear in browns, but following the color challenge, I decided to make mine a black bear.   I did have to add the sentiment and the arrow from one of those Studio G dollar stamps to complete the card.  What do you think?   Do you like it?


Paper - Yellow and Red by My Minds Eye Love Me Do line, Red and White from Target $1 Pack, Yellow Dot from Bo Bunny, Cardstock White, Black, Red (Heart)
Stamps - The Cat's Pajamas Happy Camper set, Studio G
Ink - Versafine Black, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Tombow Red for Arrow
Tools - Sizzix Giant Scallops Die, Cuttlebug Tiny Hearts embossing folder, The Cat's Pajamas Flower Button Cut-Ups Die, Spellbinders Heart Nestibilities
Other - Linen Thread by The Cat's Pajamas, Red Rhinestones by Queen & Co.

Happy Stamping!


Tracey Brossart said...

Very cute, love that sentiment and color combo!


Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

what a fun card and the little arrow you gave PJ?! lol LOVE it!!! Thanks so much for playing with us :)

Lisa H. said...

sooo, so cute! love the arrow.

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