Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch #110

Good morning! I do believe that today is going to be the first day in over 10 days that it will not rain. It's still cloudy and cold, but no little moist drops are falling from the sky. And believe it or not, by Thursday, we're supposed to be back in the 80s! Skirt and sandal weather! Crazy! I guess my little allergy break is over. *sigh* The moment I got my sneak peak of Karen's new Sweet Sunday Sketch yesterday on facebook, the wheels in my head began spinning. Another college roomie of mine announced she is pregnant, and baby cards are a-spinning in my head! Oh how I love making them! They're always so soft, and cute. For this card, I pulled out some of MME's Fine and Dandy True Blue dp along with some Summer Sun cardstock. I stamped the sailboat from Bitty Baby Blessings six times, three on the white, and another three times of dp. I paper pieced the sails and colored the rest with my copics. I added some spica glitter pen to the flag and boat bottom for a subtle shimmer (this is a "boy" baby card, after all!). I added some baker's twine instead of ribbon to keep this card feeling light and airy, and not too heavy. I used my little copic trick again to turn some white pearls into aqua pearl to match the dp. LOVE my copics!

Today is a relaxing day. I'm taking a break from life. My car got rear-ended on Friday, which of course, threw my whole day into turmoil. I truly am fine; completely unscathed. I've been giggling in retrospect that I was simply "shaken, not stirred," lol. My car actually held up pretty well when hit. It was a low-speed accident, and I really do have so much to be thankful for in that respect. I wasn't on the freeway, etc. The other driver was unfortunately uninsured, but at least is an honest person, and immediately took blame. All I have to say, is thank goodness my insurance covers me in the event of an uninsured driver hitting me! My insurance is about to be worth every penny I've poured into them over the last 13 years! Then yesterday was all business. Taxes are now done, dishes are done, I cleaned the kitchen, read for a while, and even managed to bake a banana cake (with peanut butter frosting!!!). Today, I slept in, and it's church from home. Then I'm off to join some girlfriends for a stamp camp. Thus, the nice break from life. And I'm so looking forward to it!

Tomorrow it's back to the grind. Only five more days until Spring Break!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps- PTI: Bitty Baby Blessings
Paper- Summer Sun, Whisper White, MME Fine and Dandy True Blue dp
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories- baker's twine, nestabilities, dimensionals, tea dye stains, copics, spica glitter pen, pearls


  1. SO glad to hear your rear ender was at a slow speed and you and okay (as well as minimal damage to the car). Sounds like yesterday was a very productive day and glad to hear today has lots of fun in it :)

    Fabulous little baby card! Love the sail boats and paper pieced sails! We have our second week of spring break this week (tough to keep kids busy for two weeks!!) and will do some laser tagging, shopping, watching "Tangled" when it's released on Tuesday (loooove that movie!) as well as a jammie day in there sometime :) Have a great week!

  2. Love this card! And how cut the tiny sails out of paper - too cute. It must have taken forever but it turned out so great. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. I love this!! So clean and neat. Calm and peaceful too. PTL you were ok in your accident. Enjoy the break.