Thursday, April 10, 2008

Card Sketch #39

It's Thursday, and that's card sketch day at the Sketches! {by Tamara} site. This is what I created for Card Sketch #39. Remember if you use the sketch, link it back to Tamara's site in the comment section, and YOU could become the next guest designer!


I used GORGEOUS Scenic Paper Route double-sided paper that I recently got from a prize package that I won from Wendy Johnson at Paper Crafts magazine. She sent me some AMAZING goodies. I'm shocked that I actually cut into this paper. It's one of those sheets that I really love, and usually that means that I'll end up hoarding it for quite some time. You can see both sides of it on the card. Isn't it fantastic? I also used some gorgeous twill ribbon that I received from my very good blogging friend Jana, and the chipboard piece I just received from Wendy at ScrapCity. I painted the chipboard swirl black. The flowers are Primas, and the button is from my stash. I used the black paint to highlight the large flower and to distress the edges of the three cardstock pieces that were used on the card front. I LOVE the way this card turned out!


A few people told me that they wanted to see my new do, so here it is. It's the same hair, just shorter. Plus, I really needed a highlight. My hair was VERY dark on top, and it looked awful. I'm feeling a little more human today! I can't believe I'm actually posting a photo. I'm crazy I think! It's cold, rainy, and so very gloomy again today. It's supposed to rain all day long. In fact, we're supposed to get thunderstorms. I'm off to the local library to help set up the used book sale that they're having on Saturday. The ladies that run the book sale always call me to help, and they're all so sweet that I never want to say no. Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

27 comments :

scrapbit said...

I love the card and I LOVE your new do. I think it looks great on you.

It's suppose to rain all day here too.. flood fash warning and all that. As long as there's no tornado, I'm ok with whatever goes on :D

Savitri

Deb said...

Gorgeous card, love the chipboard and the twill ribbon.

Good luck with the book sale and nice hair do!

Lauren said...

Nice new do! Love the card - the colors and dimension are incredible.

Dawn said...

I love the colors on the card and the chipboard! Very pretty! I also love your new do. Getting my hair done always makes me feel better but I still have two more weeks before my appt:-( - my girl moved to another location again- I have been following her all over town for years!

Have fun at the library and be safe with the storms coming through!

Wendy said...

What a fab card :-)...the new do is rocking!! Looks great...and so do you!

I'd do anything right now for a thunderstorm. We have blizzard warnings an hour away from us! sigh

Chris said...

well..of course i love the card!!! those are totally my colors... and your new "DO" looks great too!!! i think your rain is coming my way for the weekend...good stamping weather...

Andrea, said...

Fab card, love the colours and the flower. Your new hair do looks great

Fe-Fe said...

That paper is so scrummy Carol. Love the card.

Very nice hair cut, mine needs doing but I really don't like going to the hair dressers. I'd rather go to the dentist and have fillings than get my hair done but I hate my hair once it gets past a certain length too. It's a shame our heads aren't like those Girls World's Heads or I think there may be a Barbie one now? You can style the hair and it will stay like that but when you get fed up with it that length you can make it longer or shorter by turning something on the side of it's head. How handy would that be eh?! :-) I think I may be onto something here!!

kathleenh said...

Pretty card Carol! I love your new do too! Thanks for posting a pic. You inspired me to finally make an appointment and I got mine cut this morning.

Mistylynn said...

What a great card and DO! I need to get my hair cut.
Take care
Misty

Alexandra said...

Just gorgeous Carol!! And, I love your card too - LOL! The colors are wonderful and that paper is YUMMY! I think I will do this sketch today...who knows, maybe I will get lucky! I love your new do, you are beautiful, girl, never be ashamed to post your picture!1 *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Ana Baird said...

Stunning card! Love your new hair-do Carol. You look fantastic!

Cassie said...

You are SOOOO PRETTY!! Gorgeous Green Eyes!!

Chris said...

Wowsa! Wowsa! Wowsa!! just lovin that card girl... can't believe you could take your scissors the that paper though... ooooh it's so yummy :)
Lovin' your new do you look fab hun :)

Liz :) said...

I love the card! And I love your Hair! Cute! Magnifico! And you get to hang out with books all day. I envy you. :) I am a children's book-aholic. :) aghhh I read grown up books too.

~KRISTY~ said...

LOVE YOUR NEW CARD AWESOME COLOUR COMBO & LOVE ALL THE INKING!YOUR LOOKING ALL GORGEOUS WITH YOUR NEW HAIR DO!

Janine said...

Great card and great do!!!

Lisa said...

I love the flourishes on the card and you new hairdo!

Marlou said...

Carol you look fabulous and I love your new hairdo!!!! your card is absolutely beautiful!! :) xx

Terrie B x said...

love your new do!!!love your card it`s soo lush:
Have a great Day at the Library:)x

Flossie's Follies said...

That card is fantastic, love that giant chipboard. Your new do is great.

My Paper World said...

LOVE your gorgeous card Carol! and the new do looks great! xx

Lori said...

Love your take on the sketch--red, black, and white together are always so eye-catching. Your new hairdo looks great!

Alesha Walls said...

Loving the new do!
Great card too!

Scrappin in my spare time said...

Oh Carol I love your new due. Cute girl.

Glee said...

I just got into Tamara's sketches and I love doing them! Your card is so inspirational and lovely! You have the sweetest face and I just love your hair! Very, very pretty!

Mel M. M. M. said...

LOVE your haircut and your baby blues are gorgeous too! That black swirl on your card looks awesome. :0) Mel