Sir Chester

Sir Chester
Sir Chester

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Hectic Week

It has been a very hectic week. I got back to the lake (after a weekend in Kansas City) just after midnight Sunday night. There was some unusual traffic next door throughout the night. I wondered if something was wrong. No ..... it is the beginning of "snagging season" which is a form of fishing. The neighbors and their friends wanted to be among the first of the season so they went out after midnight and came in around 4:00. Follow this with Math Competition on Tuesday night and parent/teacher conferences after school Wednesday. Spring break weekend started at 3:00 Thursday. A 4-day weekend to play!!!

This week's challenge at Sew Many Cards is a Sketch Challenge. I used this week's Friday Freebie digi for my focus. The sketch calls for a double oval in the middle, but I modified it into egg shapes cut with the Cricut Expression using the Easter cartridge. All the papers are from HOTP CardMaker Creative Pack. I had a difficult time folding the ribbon into shape. It was self adhesive which the adhesive was helpful, but it was also a very thick ribbon which made it hard to fold. I chose 4 different colored flower brads to finish off the sketch.

The Paper Cutz Challenge is a recipe this week. It calls for 3 buttons and 1 ribbon. The digi is from DZDoodles. I love the old fashioned look. The paper roses from My Moments (Paper Wishes) fit over the flowers in the paper pattern. I chose 3 small purple buttons and a simple dark green ribbon to complete the recipe. This card could be used for Mother's Day or birthday or just a Springy "Thinking of You, Friend" type card.


Anita said...

Cute cards! said...

Both of your cards are awesome!!

shelly said...

hi mary
i like that image also :) a very sweet card :)
have a great weekend. shel

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Mary, great take on the SMC layout challenge. Isn't this freebie just too cute! Great job really cute card!

Cheri said...

Lovely cards...Love the idea to make an oval into an egg shape.

iluvmybugs said...

What a cute image and pretty color choices Mary!!! TFS


~Jeri~ said...

Great job Mary!

Kym Weber said...

Darling card! Awesome job with the sketch!