Monday, February 14, 2011


Welcome back for Week #2 of the "Try Stampin' On Tuesday" challenges.  We had some awesome cards submitted last week for Challenge #1 and hope you will join us this week.  Check out CherylAnn's blog here (or click on the button in my right margin) to see the other projects from the design group and to enter your project for a chance to win.

The sketch challenge this week is (click on the pictures to enlarge):

Week #2 Sketch Challenge

I used the sketch challenge to create my grand-daughter's birthday card (she just turned 16, but loves vintage).  Product Used:  "Easter Blossom," "Baby Blossoms," and "Elements of Style" stamp sets; "Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper and Fabric"; "Scallop Circle and 31/2" Circle Big Shot Dies"; "Scallop Trim Border Punch"; "Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder"; "Frost White Shimmer Paint"; and "Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, and Very Vanilla Card Stock."

Inside of the card.

I never realized until I was doing this post that I used the same designer paper and embossing folder as I did for last week's challenge.  Do you think maybe that's because I love both!!  Yes, but honestly, I did not even realize I was using the same product.  My grand-daughter, Holly, loved it.  She is an "old soul" and has been her entire 16 years.  She loves, loves to come over and look at my ancestor's pictures, books, and everything I have (which is lots) from my ancestors.  Every once in a while, I will give her something that means a lot to me and it just melts my heart because she gets all teary and sentimental with happiness.  Sunday when we took her out for her birthday dinner, all her jewelry was family vintage, and she also asked me to make her and her friends more vintage fabric flower hair clips (they all want one now because she has started a trend at school).  Here is a picture of her:

She thinks she studies better with her fake glasses on!
I have been so very blessed to have such kind and caring children and grandchildren.  They may not live their everyday life the way I would, but they have to find their own paths.  All I can do is be there, show by example, and pray.  So far, all my prayers have been heard, but not necessarily answered in the way or time I would have thought they should.  God does work in mysterious ways!

Thank you so much for stopping by, please take a minute to leave a comment.  I love hearing from all of you.

"But the plan of the Lord stands forever, the design of his heart, through all generations."  -- Psalm 33:11


  1. Very Springy Sandi!!! I did not realize you used the same stuff either until you said something--LOL! Nice job!

  2. You did a very nice job on this card really like it. I really like the shade of blue in the Baja Breeze. I like how you matched the flowers up and the tag is super also. Just the right amount of color without being overpowering. Good Job.

  3. Very pretty! Loving the colours, the the fabric knot;-)

  4. Very pretty. I just love your classic, beautiful style. It is such a joy looking at your work and I count myself blessed that you said you would be on the team.

  5. Your card is a work of art as usual. Beautiful. Your Granddaughter is beautiful as well. It must be the good genes....

  6. Oh boy...I didn't think I needed this stamp set, but now....! Love how you added the blossom branches on each side of the focal image!

  7. I never think of taking a large diecut off the edge of my cards so thanks for that idea, Sandi. The card is gorgeous and so is your very studious looking granddaughter. TFS

  8. Beautiful the inside! How great that your grand daughter appreciates the photos and jewelry of your past. Does she scrapbook with you?