Thursday, July 3, 2008

Card Sketch #51

It's card sketch day on Sketches! {by Tamara}. Here is my card for Card Sketch #51. Be sure to link your card back to Tamara's blog if you create a card using her sketch!


The sketch was definitely patriotic, but I decided to challenge myself to create a card that wasn't patriotic. I really love the way this card turned out. I used Love, Elsie Toby paper. I really like the way the paper was already striped, so it worked well with the sketch. I cut the star and the star shadow on my Cricut. I cut "superstar" with my QuicKutz squeeze and my Zelda alphabet. I added Toby ribbon around the card front, popped up the star, and attached three light blue dew drops. Love it!

So, the painting of the girls' rooms continues. All of the prep work is done. We got the ceilings done and the primer on the walls. It's so much work! My husband did the ceilings, and we all did the walls. Today, hopefully, we'll get to the color!! I took the "before" photos, and the "after" photos will be so BOLD! I'll show you when we're all done. The girls are so excited. Of course, with their rooms completely empty, the rest of the house is a MESS! We put their mattresses on the floor in the family room, and that's where they're sleeping! FUN!

I'm very excited about the 4th of July! Can't wait! I'll be walking along with the girls' marching band. We chaperone and squirt the kids when they get too hot. Our village also does an amazing fireworks show. Love it! Have a fantastic day, and thanks for stopping by!

10 comments :

Judy said...

Super card for a superstar!

Lesli said...

I love your card Carol! Good luck with the painting - we are doing that too. Have a great 4th!

Elisabeth said...

Way cool card!!

I painted Emily's room about a month ago. She loves going in there and just looking at it!

Liz :) said...

Love it as usual. I like the lettering! I did one too! First time ever using Tamara's sketch.. I also went the non-patriotic way.. I still like it though.. :)

btw.. I took off the first pictures I had of my hair on my blog.. I didn't like them so much.. so I added new ones. haha

Lauren said...

This is so cool. Totally awesome!

Trudi said...

Great job! Love the card.

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous card Carol, love the colour combo. I hope you have a fab 4th July

My Paper World said...

Wow! I LOVE it Carol! The paper is gorgeous and the cut out superstar is fabulous! xx

Chris said...

it's so cute!! so patriotic. can't wait to see the pics of your girls rooms!! did you ever get the envie i sent to you? i stamped you off some images...enjoy your 4th!! >"<

AnnMarie said...

Hey Carol! Checking in to say hello! Hope you are doing well! Cannot wait to see those before and after photos of your girl's room! Have a great 4th! : )