Friday, November 12, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 177

Good Evening Friends!

I'd love to tell you that I am so excited about tonight's sketch that I made two cards on purpose, but the truth is that yesterday was my 10th Wedding Anniversary, and I blew it!

No card for the best hubby in the whole wide world...

Now, I'm usually the one that NEVER forgets, so he had this cute little "gotcha" smile when he realized he got me and pulled his (store bought) card out of the drawer when I was waking up yesterday morning..

Rightly so ~ he did get me this time.. Still ~ all day, I just didn't get a minute and didn't manage to do one yesterday at all!

Today~ I got a picture in my head and started playing... So the card at the bottom was my original card for this sketch, and I wanted to play again.. This time we're gettin down with tess! She's too adorable!

First, some measurements.. The tess layer measures 2 1/4" x 3 1/2", so the cherry cobbler layer right below her is 2 3/8" x 3 5/8". The blushing bride layer is 4 x 5 1/2" and the base layer is 11 x 4 1/4", scored and folded in half in half at 5 1/2".

I used some GORGEOUS vintage ribbon to make a bow, and ran a piece across the whole front of the card.

Oh and CHECK OUT THE CARD in her hand!!! I made the tiny heart card so that it opens in her hand.. Here's a close up.
Notice also the cute pearls on the bag and her shirt (to coordinate of course). I've officially lost 22 1/2 lbs on weight watchers since July, and in my head, Tess is the girl who's still inside me waiting to show herself... Isn't she so cute with that figure? Here's a close up of the bow, I made the bow with a bowmaker from my friend Lee Conrey, then glue dotted it to the front of the card. I stamped the sentiment with markers, right on top of the designer series paper (that's a level 1 hostess gift).
So, I didn't stop there.. I decided to decorate the inside a bit too... He's worth it. :D I'll be writing him a heart felt message. He really is my soul mate and the Great love of my lifetime. I can't believe it's already been 10 years. He is my match in every way, and I feel blessed to have him in my life. God made him for me, and me for him.. (I know TMI). :D

Here's the original card I made for this week's sketch.. Same idea for the layout, I just moved the sentiment to layer over the tree.
So ~ I'm off to the bowling ally to deliver my LATE anniversary card, then to a friends house for her FIRST Stampin' Up open house! I'm so excited for you Chris! If you have time to play along with this super simple sketch this week, just make a card and pop on over to stamping 411 and share! We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Rubbah hugs,
Selene Kempton


Always Playing with Paper said...

Both are so pretty Selene! I love Tess and how clever that she have her own card!! The Christmas card is nice, love the white that Soft Suede? So pretty!
That is too funny about your hubby remembering!! Hope you had a special day!

Stephanie Uzee said...

I love both of these cards! Great color combos on both and I love all the texture!

Denise said...

Both cards are just beautiful!

Happy 10th Anniversary to you both! Hope you enjoyed the day even though it sounded very busy.
anddddddddd....CONGRATS to you on the 22 1/2 pounds!!! Way to go, Selene! Keep up the awesome work!!

soggystamper said...

We are lucky you decided to play twice with this sketch! I wouldn't be able to choose which one is my favorite. They are both great!
Sue Erickson aka The Soggy Stamper

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

These are fabulous Selene. Not one but two beautiful cards......lucky us!! Thanks for sharing your awesome talents with us. Can't wait to see you!

Kristie said...

Both cards are just wonderful! Love all the details on the Tess card. Happy 10th Anniversary to you & your DH!

Connie Babbert said...

Both are great cards, Selene! I especially like your Tess card...haven't used her in a long while! Happy Anniversary! (I blew it on my anniversary, too, no card!)

Robin Merriman said...

Selene these are both so awesome! I especially love Brian's anniversary card - that little heart is too cute!
Happy Anniversary to you both!

Jen Timko said...

Well, the card was worth the wait with all the fantastic details. I am sure your husband agrees! :-) The Christmas card is just wonderful, too.

Kerin said...

Well both cards are beautiful as always, but Tess totally rocks out the sketch!! Love the little pearls on her bag, and every other little detail you've added is perfect!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hoping to play soon! Your sample is just the sweetest. Love all the girliness! Hugs xxaxx

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Beautiful cards Selene.
I love the pearls and your bows are gorgeous.

Patti Chesky said...

Awesome cards Selene! I know BK loved it because it came from your heart!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Now look at you girlfriend!!! Two cards this week and both are stinkin' awesome!!! Love both of them!!

Erna said...

What a cute and gorgeous cards you've made!!