Thursday, June 4, 2009

1st Annual 2 Sketches 4 You Ultimate Card Showdown

Today is turning out to be a great day--OK, my son didn't take a nap, but I'm still feeling great! I just realized that this is my 50th blog post! That's a mini-milestone for sure. Also, I sold my first card from my Etsy shop--a moment I have been waiting for, sadly, for too long. I sold one of my teacher appreciation cards.
I am also very pleased because I finally found time last night to complete my card submission for the 1st Annual 2 Sketches 4 You Ultimate Card Showdown. Is that a great name for a contest or what? I love the idea of a bunch of crafty ladies, scissors in one hand and tape in the other, getting ready for the ultimate showdown.

I love the 2S4U blog and Laura and Kazan's card sketches are always amazing! They really put their hearts into it and it shows. I always feel that I get such wonderful and warm encouragement from all the ladies involved with that blog whenever I submit a card for a challenge. That's what keeps me coming back again and again.

Some of the supplies I used on this card are my very favorites; Papertrey Ink's Vintage Cream Cardstock and ribbon; The patterned paper is from Basicgrey's Wisteria Collection; The flower stamp is an acrylic stamp by Amy Butler for K & Company; and the sentiment is one of my favorites from Papertrey Ink's "Out on a Limb" sentiment set. I also used two of my favorite punches from Martha Stewart; Scalloped Lace and the Butterfly.

I hope you enjoy,



Laura Davis said...

Tina this is such a beautiful card! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura & Kazan

Latisha said...

just beautiful, love that patterned paper

Nadine said...

I love your work!

- Nadine -

NinaB said...

This is beautiful, Tina. I wish I can participate in this, but with our travling plans, I just can't.

anja curvers said...

This is divine love those papers.

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

Beautiful card. Love the sentiment. Congrats on your first etsy sale.

cnelson said...

what a gorgeous card!

Kim Sonksen said...

Ohhh I got those papers too and struggled to think how to use them. You have given me a great idea!
Wonderful work
Thanks for taking part in the UCS

Jingle said...

Very nice! I love the way you did your sentiment block!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Tina!


Rosanne said...

A very pretty card!