Monday, November 28, 2011

Favorite Sketch-FOSTV

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. My hubby and I returned home Sunday night from south Georgia and we were certainly glad to arrive safe and sound. The interstate was horrible with traffic and it was raining buckets for the last 5 or so hours of our trip. We saw 6 car accidents and we were tied up in traffic for about 2 1/2 hours at different places. I guess we should STAY HOME on holidays. Nay!

Not posting a card for a  week was very odd and I feel as if I am lost posting this one. I have to get back in the groove. My card is for challenge 9 with FOSTV (Friends of Speedy TV) at Home of Speedy TV and the challenge is to use your favorite sketch. I'm not sure I have a favorite but I sure like this one. It is from the sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers and is #349. I'm using the stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps, A Heinrich Company called Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement. I stamped the flower twice, colored and cut off the stems, just using the blooms.

You'll find the recipe below. Hope you'll join us for the challenge this week.

Recipe:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps-Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement
Paper: Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip cardstock, Bazzill Basics Yukon Gold cardstock, Tim Coffey Blossomwood (reddish) dp, and an unknown dp
Ink: Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Mark Richards gold metal brads, Deco metal stickers, pop dots

12 comments:

Pam~ said...

Beautiful papers and I love the layout! ... equals a gorgeous card!

Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving minus the rain and traffic. It took Bethany four hours to get back to Birmingham. At one point she had her car off and was studying. Great duck weather though!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving weekend, despite the yucky trip back to AL. It was miserable here, that's for sure. Windy, cool and pouring buckets yesterday. I hear we have the chance for snow flurries tonight or tomorrow! What's up with that???

Marisa said...

Great fussy cutting, Benzi, and a lovely layout. Glad you had a good Thanksgiving and made it back safe and sound :)

Ravengirl said...

This turned out lovely! I adore your color choices here!

Lynne in NI said...

Glad to hear you had a good Thanksgiving... though the journey home sounds like a bit of a nightmare!
Beautiful card ... I don't think I could pick a favourite sketch, I'm always looking for a new one LOL!

Maria said...

Very lovely card with pretty colors! Love those flowers and gold brads on the sides! Lots of rain here too! Snow is due for tomorrow...sigh. But, am glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving and made it home safe and sound!

Carol L said...

I'm glad you had a nice Thanksgiving, and also that you arrived home safely! Your card is so pretty with those brilliant colors and patterns, and I love how you cut the popped up those flowers! NJ!

Shirley said...

Okay, not to say I don't enjoy the Christmas cards, but this is not just refreshing, it is just so cheerful and beautiful too! I really love your layout and the way you did your flowers, Brenda!

Bonnie said...

I'm glad you had a good Thanksgiving and made it home safely. I love yellow and red together and Black Eyed Susans are among my favorite flowers! Wonderful card!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I never thought to cut the blossom off the stems of those Black Eyed Susans. Good idea!

Sounds like traffic was a nightmare on Sunday. THat's why we left Saturday to go home, and it was a good choice!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so very lovely.....has a hint of an Asian feel, which I love....fab sketch....glad you made it home safely

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Your papers coordinate so well with these pretty black eye susans. Love the layering and the layout on this beauty.