31 December 2008

2 Sketches 4 You (Laura's Sketch 16)

After a sunny 2 week Caribbean vacation, I feel relaxed AND creative. I sketched a scrapbook page layout almost every day in my journal so that the Puerto Rico scrapbook should go quicker than normal!

Today feels like Friday, since I got 2 extra comp days for 2008 and will not have to go back to work until Tuesday, 6 January 2009! Instead of working on house projects, I'm giving myself a "crop-in-house". Now, we'll see how much my little furry friends help me......

With such a great Christmas, we needed lots of thank yous! And, I recently subscribed to Quick Quotes canvas club of the month (yeah, like I need more scrapbook club of the month stuff...LOL!). I've used their yummy "Brown Sugar Collection" papers on these cards. (Other supplies are flowers: unknown, brads: unknown, bling: Michaels, stamps & ink: Stampin' Up, chipboard: from Tami's ideas cut with Sizzix, paint: Making Memories.)

Andy said he liked the second card better since it has two flowers -- he hadn't seen the sketch but I thought the first one was closer to the sketch. I kinda view the sketches as guidelines and idea starters! I'm not very good at being exacting (probably why I'm a terrible cook -- I tend to forget ingredients).





Especially a big thank you to Tami for the Quick Kutz. Hobby Lobby has these dies and the coupon does not generally exclude Quick Kutz. Yeah! I'm going to have some fun!

Happy & Safe New Year to all! (And I say good riddance to 2008!)

Thanks for looking at my blog.
Teresa

10 comments:

Tamaroo said...

These are awesome!!! Love them! That is so cool you can use the coupon! I've ordered a bunch of cricut cartridges. So excited to use them! Can't wait to see what else you do. I sent you a little package after Christmas so it wouldn't be sitting there while you were gone. Nothing is wrapped in it and it is just odds and ends of stuff!

Bex said...

Really love these - especially the second one. Gorgeous

Love Bex x

Laura Davis said...

Oh wow these are both stunningly beautiful! Great work:)
Laura

Heidi Van Laar said...

Both are stunning! I love the natural muted colors! And both are wonderful interpretations of the sketch!

..tina.. said...

These are really good!

AUsome mom said...

Beautiful cards! I love the collage look of them.

Jackie said...

Nice cards! love the colors of the dp you used...excellent job on the sketch!!!

evafromca said...

What a pretty card!

Frida said...

Beautiful cards !

LuLu said...

Stunning cards and loving those swirls. Have to say I agree with your hubby - love the 2 flowers !