Thursday, August 2, 2012

Retro Sketch #22


Another fun Retro Sketch this week.  Used one of my favorite colour combos (pink, brown and green) as well as a few scraps from my "to use later" pile which is always a bonus!  

Quick and easy card as I have 50 pounds of blueberries to wash, dry,  put on cookie sheets and stick in the freezer.  After a day in the freezer, into freezer bags they go so we can enjoy them all winter long :)

Fingers crossed for the kids as today is their evaluation day and we find out whether they will pass this swimming level or not.  They are on the bubble right now, so hopefully they can pull it off.  Would be really nice if my son passed as it is his birthday today and what a nice gift that would be :)

Thanks for popping by today!



What's In It?
Stamps:  Fluttering By (Verve)
Paper:  Dots and Stripes (Echo Park), Rose Romance, Early Espresso
Ink: Black
Accessories:Flutterby and Elegant Leaf Die (Verve), Corner Rounder, 5/8" Brown Satin Ribbon, Buttons, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

18 comments:

Benzi said...

Dotted paper, pretty leaves and banner...equals a great card, Marisa.

Happy birthday to your son. Are you making him a blueberry cake? LOL

Lynn said...

Happy birthday to you son! I hope the swimming tests go well! Love the color combo you choose. Gorgeous!

nwilliams6 said...

I love these colors too and I love how you always shop your stash to add special touches. Wonderful card and I love the sketch - I need to play in this one. My favorite thing is how you did the ribbon and button (other than the colors). Blueberries sound yummy and how great you have so many of them to use throughout the year. Wishing you all sucess on the testing today too -keep us posted! Hugz!

Denise Marzec said...

Soooooo gorgeous, Marisa!!

Silke Ledlow said...

BEAUTIFUL! Perfect take on the Sketch GF!!! Hugs ~S~

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun bfly! As usual love the color combo.

Good luck with your son and swimming!

Maureen said...

you are sneaking in a lot of ink time! Way to go! Always a lovely colour combination :) Enjoy the last few days of swimming! You'll be all ready for the lake!

Autumn Mist said...

This is gorgeous, I love everything about it!

Colleen Dietrich said...

HB to your son! Hope the kids pass their swimming tests. :)

Great job on the sketch.

Vickie Z said...

Love the pink, brown, and green!!! Bet those polka dots made you smile!!! Wonderful use of the sketch!!!

Viv said...

I love that combo too! I'm so envious of you Marisa! You can tell a 'Marisa' card a mile off! I don't have a style and would love to make cards that are identifiable as 'mine'. Ah well, I'll just keep admiring yours instead. Good luck with the swimming kids! xxx

Amy Sheffer said...

Happy birthday to your son, Marisa! Awesome colors and fantastic take on the sketch!

Nance Leedy said...

You always rock the leaf and butterfly dies! Love this color combo too. Hope the kiddos passed their swim tests! ((hugs))

Kristina said...

Gorgeous, clean, and simple! And sporting some polka dots and butterflies to boot! I love the button and twine on the butterfly. Not sure if I would have thought to do that on my own. Thanks for the inspiration!

Hope all went well with the swimming exams yesterday. And save some blueberries for me. :)

Linda Callahan said...

This is so cute! I love those sketches!

Donna said...

this is such a me card I love it!

Andrea Ewen said...

Just because...this is sa-weet! Love the colors and that darling little butterfly!

TannyP said...

Well since I'm commenting on all of these late, I'm happy to see your son passed...at least your daughter will be a rock star in her lessons next year and knows what to work on.

Love this retro sketch and the way you've used it. Perfectly CAS with that sweet butterfly and your (should be trademarked) leaves :)