Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch #108

Good afternoon. It's an absolutely gorgeous day here in So Cal... About 70 degrees, sunny, white puffy clouds, a slight breeze. Yup, be jealous. This week is supposed to be very spring-like, but winter is right on it's heels once more. A big multi-day rain storm is looming in the forecast for next week. Which, truly, is fine by me. I love spring, but man, oh, man my allergies have a field day this time of year. A little rain gives me a day or two of respite from the flu-like symptoms.

To play along with Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch for today, I pulled out some more new dp from the Stella and Rose Mabel line. I went with some yellows and aquas on this one. The aqua took a little tweaking in my editing program to get it to appear the correct color. Why don't aquas photograph true to color, I will never know.

I played with a few other new toys on this card, as well. I picked up this glittery ribbon (yup, it's glittered ribbon!) at Michael's back around Valentine's Day. They had it in a few colors at 50% off after the holiday, so I definitely snagged a few spools of this aqua, pink, and red. Lastly, there is a bit of baker's twine on this card. This has been something I've seen around a lot, and love the little extra "oomph" it gives a card over regular twine. This particular thread has some aqua woven into it, which was perfect for my card!

It's been a wonderful, relaxing weekend. Our sermon at church this morning was such a wonderful reminder of the power of prayer. The question? Why don't we pray more often when it is so powerful? Such a convicting question. But the best part of today was the potluck we had after church. I attend a satellite campus of our big church, which allows us to do some more "small church" gatherings, such as potlucks! The food was fabulous (yay, ham!), and there was tons of fruit to chow down on. Not to mention the desserts... Eek! It was wonderful just to sit and socialize and meet a few more people. We should do these more often. :)

We have another round of parent conferences at school this week. I'm trying to get psyched up for them. They're always a bit dreaded in advance, but once I'm into them, I'm completely fine. I really do enjoy the chance to sit and celebrate with parents over their students' accomplishments. Of course, there are always one or two hard ones thrown in there, which I always pray to come and go quickly, lol. I also have book club tomorrow evening, and I haven't even finished the book yet! Eek! I'm a huge book-a-holic, but I've just been out of a reading mood for the last week or two. And unfortunately, this funk fell on the back of this month's book club book, which I've heard from the other gals is fabulous. I may need to park myself on my couch and crank out some of the book today and after school tomorrow so that I can at least keep up with some of the conversation, lol.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous remainder of this gorgeous Sunday!

Stamps- Verve: Happy Birthday PJ
Ink- Bermuda Bay
Paper- Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, MME Stella and Rose Mabel dp
Accessories- ribbon, button, baker's twine, jewels, white gel pen, nestabilities


  1. Super cute! I love the colors! :)

  2. oh, I love these colours and that blinged out ribbon!! I love it too and have the wider version in purple :) EEK!! I love that MME paper and don't know where to get it!! I have to keep looking online! Just love everything about this. So glad you've had a chance to get inky...stay dry!!

  3. Your card is GORGEOUS, Kristina!! I have been seeing those papers on many blogs and WANT some!! Did you order them on line? Have to check with my LSS to see if they have them.
    Simply fabulous use of Karen's sketch and I love the touch of twine in the button. Simply wonderful eye candy - happy sigh.... :)

    I haven't heard this week's sermon yet - have to wait until it is posted on the website - usually Tuesday or so. Last Sunday's was AMAZING!! Oh my.... Inspirational, convicting, encouraging, challenging - all wrapped into one. Going to listen to it again tomorrow and can't wait to hear this week's. My soul is SO filled when I hear Jeff preach and I love his openness. I do not have the printed prayer he mentioned. If you have a digital version, I'd love an e-mail of it!! May hunt on line too or ask them to e-mail me a copy. Have never read it and can't wait too.

    I love to pray and intercede for others, but with my head hanging low, this past year has been a disaster in that area and after such a powerful reminder last Sunday, am taking steps to rectify it ASAP! LOVED Frank Peretti's books Piercing the Darkness and the other one in the series - powerful story about the power and need for prayer. If you haven't read them they are worth it. Okay, I'm all fired up now :)

    Best of luck with the P/T interviews and ahve a fabulous week (((hugs)))