Saturday, April 30, 2011

There She Goes April Sketch

 


This week's There She Goes sketch was a fun one to work with.  Love how you can dress it up as much or as little as you want to.

I decided to combine this sketch with this week's Color Throwdown as they had some wonderful earthy colours to play along with and it was perfect for this cute little gnome image from My Little Friend.

I coloured the image with Twinkling H2Os and my white gel pen came to the rescue for a slight colouring booboo the cat caused by jumping up on my desk while I was colouring the image.  Typical cat, has to be the center of attention and check out what is diverting my attention from him!  Needless to say, my payback was giving him a good brushing shortly thereafter LOL!

Next week and weekend are going to be very busy as hubby and I are once again cooking for the youth retreat at the church next Friday and Saturday.  There will most likely be 150 hungry mouths to feed and there is lots of shopping and prep to get done so things may a bit quiet here next week unless I get a chance to do some stamping this weekend so I can schedule a few posts.  We are always exhausted on the Sunday after all that work involved, and being that it is Mother's Day, I think the best gift I could get would be some quiet time reading a book in bed LOL!  Mind you hubby is usually in much worse shape than I am (he is the main cook, I'm seus chef , prep and clean up girl) so my guess is I'll be entertaining the kids for a good part of the day and will have to take a rain cheque on my reading in bed.  Or, maybe I can trade my hours in bed reading for a larger Mother's Day stamping gift....hmmm....that would be a great way to put a dint in my ever growing wish lists! 

Okay, I've blabbered on long enough!  Hope you are having a fabulous weekend and thanks for sharing a bit of yours with me :)




What's In It?
Stamps: (There She Goes) My Little Friend

Paper: Crushed Curry, Recollections DP, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzaz
Ink: Black
Accessories:  Martha Stewart Border Punhc, Scalloped Circle and Circle Nesties, 1" Greeen Grosgrain Ribbon, Raffia, Button, Half Pearls, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

18 comments:

Andrea Ewen said...

Again with the fabulous color arrangement! I love how you accented the ribbon with that great raffia bow... it looks awesome...as does the whole card! Gawjuss! (in my best NY accent)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh Fabulous! Those colors rock~~ I need me some flowers again though...:)

Maureen said...

oh, there he is again, that little cutie! I love the crazy eyes! LOL These colours are perfect for this card, great call! We are supposed to have warm weather this weekend...big garage sale in our soon to be new neighbourhood...so I'll be out at my sister's driveway selling the old SU sets and hopefully some cards!! LOL Next year we'll be in OUR driveway!! Yippee!!

Vicki B. said...

So sweet Marisa!!! I got you a quilling tool from Hobby Lobby yesterday! Send me your address and I will get it in the mail to you ASAP!!!

nitestamper said...

super fabulous!!!!!!
you are truly amazing!!!!!!

Tanja E. said...

So sweet!

Katina said...

It's my BIL again Marisa, lol!! Fab, fun card and I love the colours and sketch. Oh my word, cooking for 150!!I feel tired just thinking about it! xx

Danni said...

He makes me giggle!! Cute card!
Sounds like so much work next weekend but the kind of work that makes you feel good! How wonderful for you and your hubby to do it!

Shirley said...

How darn cute is he!!! What a really bright and cheerful card!

Wanda Cullen said...

Something about this little guy that just makes me smile! :-) Don't work too hard this week...hope all goes well!

Dawn B. said...

Such a sweetie..I LOVE this. Good luck with your cooking adventures. I hope it goes well. I think it is terrific that you do this..

Emily Keaton said...

What a delightfully whimsical card, Marisa! That gnome is so fun.

Kristin Eberline said...

Oh how cute! Love how you tied off your ribbon :]

Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown this week :]

Benzi said...

Oh, what a fun and colorful card, Marisa! I love the sketch and every inch of this happy card. Your ribbon and raffia look super.
Good luck on making your wish list shorter. LOL

ChristineCreations said...

I love this Marisa! What great vibrant color, the little touch of raffia is great too!

I hope its a great weekend...even with all the labor, what a great service of love you're giving!

Debbie Carriere said...

OMgosh! I love this - great colors & fun image :)

Linda Callahan said...

Great colors and such a cute image! Love how bright this is! And you are amazingly cheerful for someone with all of that cooking ahead of you! I would be so overwhelmed........

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Hee Hee.....this little guy sure made me laugh - which is perfect for a birthday card!! :) Fab colouring and really like how you did the button/raffia treatment on the bow too - very cool!!!