Thursday, May 22, 2008

Card Sketch #45

Thursday is card sketch day at Sketches! {by Tamara}, and this is my card for Card Sketch #45. Don't forget if you use Tamara's sketch, link it back to her site, and YOU could be the next Guest Designer on her blog!


I used a set of Michael's clear acrylic $1 stamps for this card. I stamped the "Live, Laugh, Love", created the flowers, and stamped the swirls on my card front with the stamp set. I cut the large brackets on my Cricut using Alphalicious. The strip on the left is navy cardstock border punched with my Fiskars threading water punch, and layered on top of it is a scrap of My Mind's Eye paper. I really LOVED the sketch this week, and I'm very happy with the way my card turned out!

I'm still so happy for David Cook, and I'll tell you why . . . American Idol is a show that is entertaining for my girls and I, but really, when you come down to it, it's a popularity contest. Every year, we don't really like the last two standing. Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Chris Daughtry have really gone on to great things after the show, but only two of them were actually winners. Chris Daughtry didn't even make it to the top three. He's by far my favorite American Idol ever! My girls and I listen to his CD all the time. Anyway, quite a few times, the show has "crowned" winners that didn't personally appeal to me. I didn't really care for Jordin Sparks, and don't even get me started on Taylor Hicks (I'm still stunned that he won). I hope I'm not offending anyone with all of my commentary here!

So, last night to have two very worthy talented people as the top two was so much fun! Both of the Davids can really sing! Incredible talent! I think either one of them winning would have been fantastic, but David Cook has been our favorite from the very beginning of the season, and we've been cheering him on the whole time. I was also incredibly impressed with the two-hour show last night! I loved it! Seal, Bryan Adams, Donna Summer, ZZ Top, One Republic, Graham Nash, George Michael . . . I enjoyed all of the performances very much! Congratulations again to David Cook! So exciting!

That's enough TV review and commentary from me, don't you think? It's going to be such a nice day today. I'm off to take a walk with Princess, and then I have some errands to run. I hope to stop at a garage sale too. I love garage sales! I hope you all have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by!

21 comments :

Crayola58 said...

Woooo hooo, I love the colors on this card, Carol.

Bonnie said...

Great card Carol! Nice bright colours....happy Day!

Lauren said...

Glad your boy won! Great card.

Jackie G said...

Fabulous card!! You did such an amazing job on the sketch!! :)

Trudi said...

Great job with Tamara's sketch! What a fun card.

Liz :) said...

well I'm happy he won too. My parents watched every show and rooted for Archuleta the whole time but I only saw last nights show and the recaps yesterday and I thought Cook was good, reminded me of Daughtry I guess... but I'm glad they were both good at the end, in the past they've ended up with Sanjaya singers at the end and the show has no justice.. :). BTW I loved your Owl card... and I can't wait to see what goodies you find at the yard sale. I still have to post pics of my goodie box.. :)

Alexandra said...

ROCKIN' card Carol - I love this! The colors are fabulous! Whoohoo, another great sketch! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Andrea, said...

Great card, love the colours. Have a good weekend

My Paper World said...

Great card Carol! Love what you did with your dollar stamps!
can't wait to see what you got at the garage sale! xx

~KRISTY~ said...

IM GOING TO WATCH THE RE-RUN OF IT TODAY BECAUSE I JUST COULDNT WATCH IT I DID FLICK OVER AT ONE POINT & SEE SEAL SINGING..BUT THAT WAS IT!...LOL GORGEOUS CARD CAROL, YOU HAVE PUT SO MUCH WORK INTO IT!

Glee said...

Hi Carol, I spent so much time this morning trying to put together a card using some new paper I had gotten yesterday and lo, I gave up. Then it dawned on me to check out Tamara's sketch for this week and it is perfect for me! You were so encouraging to me to try and do some of her sketches, I just wanted you to know that I am planning on doing some but not setting a time limit on them anymore. She does have the most wonderful sketches and I regret that I closed the book too early on her. At my age, one is never too old to learn a very valuable lesson so I thank you. I do love your card you made using this week's sketch and I am going to spend some time this afternoon working on mine. Thanks you, again, for the inspiration!

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card Carol! And I'm a huge David Cook fan too, along with my daughter. We want his CD to come out tomorrow! LOL! He's fantastic and I'm very happy he won! Although with both David's standing, I would have been happy with either one. It's about time we had actual talent at the final. :) HUGS!

Chris said...

hi carol, what a great card!! it's gorgeous, love it all. and yes, i did have to send you a thank you card. i was raised to always send a TY for everything you receive. my boys have been writing TY's forever. sorry i don't watch idol, but i can certainly feel your excitment!! i'm into Top Chef on wed and tonight is the grey's final, i cannot wait!!! >"<

scrappermimi said...

I am with you both the David were great! I was also entertained for the over 2 hours of the show, thought they did a great job!

What a pretty card, love the pick and blue, and $1 for a stamp. That is a steal.

Deborah said...

Fun sketch card Carol! This card made me smile! Take care, hugs to ALL of the girls! Deb

Regina Easter said...

love the colors on this card carole....

scrapnnMO said...

Oh I just love your take on Tamara's sketch this week. Awesome job and I love the colors!

Dawn said...

gorgeous card. I love the colors you used on this card! I never can figure out what to use brackets for but this is pretty cool.

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Great card, Carol! I love what you did with the sketch! The colors are wonderful and I love that threading water punch. I have been trying to find one at my the craft stores ever since I saw your first card using itSo far I haven't had any success.

Lori said...

Fantastic color combo, Carol. I love that threading water punch, too (can't seem to find one anywhere here!).

Mel M. M. M. said...

Love the bright colours and the layout. Funky & fun! :0)