Friday, August 19, 2011

Inkspirations Sketch #83

In all honesty, this sketch gave me grief!!   I couldn't wrap my mind around it until I flipped it to a horizontal position.  Once I did that, I was ready to go - phew!

I used some wonderful MME Stella Rose DP and of course, some of the stamps from Verve's recent release.  Just love this scalloped frame and graph paper, not to mention the fabulous flower die...happy sigh...  :)

 I made this card for my BIL and SIL who's cabin we stayed at for three days while on vacation in Alberta.  It is actually more for my SIL as I think I'll make a separate one for my BIL since he actually managed to burned my little energizer bunny sun out, and that is NOT easy to do LOL! 

The rest of the Design Team has some fabulous cards for your inspiration.


Each week Keesh will select a winner and an honorable mention and post their cards on the Inkspirations Challenge blog.  We'd love to see your card posted as a winner.

Our water main issues continue...whatever could go wrong has - couldn't split the pipe as it wasn't straight but routed around the furnace, water valve on the city shut off popped off so the 5 x 10 foot hold filled with water and the city had to be called to turn off the water for the neighbourhood so they could pump out the water from the hold and put the valve back on.  Adult complex across the street had multiple members come to complain they never got told about it and the poor guys working on it were beyond frazzled.  Thankfully, that part of the problem was fixed in half an hour.  Hopefully (fingers and toes crossed) they will have the rerouted water pipe into the house inserted and everything completed by Saturday.  What a week it has been!  Thank heavens for the fabulous weather!!

Thanks for stopping bye today.  Have a great weekend :)

What's In It?
Stamps: Making A Statement and Graph Paper Plain Jane (Verve), French Script BG Stamp (SU)
Paper: MME Stella Rose, Old Olive, So Saffron and Early Espresso (SU), Tan
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive (SU)
Accessories: Rounded Scalloped Die Frame and Loopy Blooms Die (A Cut Above Dies by VERVE), 
Crimper, 5/8" Brown Satin Ribbon, Brown Half Pearls, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals


Unknown said...

Don't know how you do it Marisa! Another gorgeous card, as pretty as a picture yet again! xxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Killer job with this sketch!! Love that pop of orange~

Vicki Burdick said...

So very cute Marisa! Loved how you flipped the sketch and the cute titled panel!!

Debbie Carriere said...

Fabulous card! Love the red flower! Way to look on the bright side :)

Maureen said...

oh, I feel your pain!! I could understand if it was an old house in an old subdivision..but only 11 years!! Not acceptable! Oh, wow, this sketch is wild!! Good for you for flipping it...I struggle with certain sketches so usually bypass...hard when you're on the DT, though, eh? Off to my SU demonstrator's open house...I have my eye on that sweet little Canadian flag in the mini catalogue :) Hope swimming was a good destressor today :)

ChristineCreations said...

Lots of great layers on this card - it's a fun layout!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Marisa! I'm with you with the sketch; I would've had to rotate it too! xx

Susan (rainy) said...

You did a beautiful job with this sketch, Marisa. Awesome card!

Vickie Z said...

Love what you did with this sketch... made it work for you!! My new Verve came today {happy sigh} but, have to be out of the house in the am---dang, dang, dang!! I'll just have to stare and wish!! Wow... heard water pipe issues can be difficult... hopefully it will all work out soon!!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh now you have me wishing I'd ordered that scalloped frame! I think I got the plain rounded one...must check! ha!
Love this! All those kind of card! I am marking this challenge down and hope to play along with you girls today!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a bunch of water pipe headaches! Seriously, that is the kind of experience we've always had with our house, too. NOTHING seems easy. It's always an issue to fix something. Good luck to you on that. :)

And as for your card, glad you flipped that sketch! Looks really cool the way you've arranged it, and am glad you are enjoying your new goodies. :)

Kristina said...

LOVE how this turned out! Sometimes turning a sketch horizontally or vertically is all it takes. That rounded scalloped square may be calling my name after seeing you use it several times! I love how you popped it up around the sentiment!

Ugh, water main issues. We had one bust in front of our house a few years ago. No fun! We've had the plumber here this last week as well fixing our kitchen sink. We lost all of our hot water pressure. It made washing dishes a pain (we don't have a dishwasher). Now we have a new faucet, and amazing water pressure!!

Betty Wright said...

The is wonderful, Marisa! Great colors and patterns! Love that pop of color with the Verve die cuts! Awesome!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Adorable Marisa! What I love is your colours - you have such a great sense of what to put together. Great job.

TannyP said...

I bet you're glad to be near the end of the water main issues...that sounds brutal!

I absolutely LOVE this card. That scalloped die is perfect and your flower & it! =)

Andrea Ewen said...

Love those colors together! What a perfect set of stamps for you...those loopy blooms just make your cards even sweeter! Fab job with the sketch, too!

Benzi said...

Super card, Marisa! Love that scalloped frame and awesome flower.

Oh, sometimes I think living in a tent in the woods sounds fairly good. Not nearly so many pipe and other problems. :-)

Cindy Major said...

Beautiful use of the sketch! I love that pretty stacked flower :)

H2 :) said...

You rocked the sketch Marisa! Love the skewed panel & that flower is so sweet! :)