Sunday, September 7, 2014


Hey everyone! Happy Sunday!! So did you notice the new button on my blog? Yep, I was chosen as a Top 3 Pick over at Create with Connie and Mary for my entry last week. How cool is that? Thank you for choosing me, that was so nice!! I haven't been the most posting of bloggers lately, so that is a real incentive to get back at it! With that in mind, I am entering in their challenge again this week.  :)

This week's challenge is a sketch challenge. LOVE sketch challenges!! It is definitely half the battle of creating a card. I also wanted to show the inside of the card. So many times I see great cards and I would love to see what they do on the inside.

I really like how it all turned out, and I hope you do too. If you get a chance, head over there and check out their challenge. Have a great rest of your weekend, and I thank you for stopping by.

All Supplies from Stampin' Up!

Card stock: Early Espresso, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Stamp sets: Lovely as a Tree, A Dozen Thoughts,Yippee Skippee, and Hardwood
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Versa Mark
Early Espresso Embossing Powder
Linen Thread
Designer Naturals Buttons, retired
Adhesive: Stampin Dimensionals, Glue Dots, and Fast Fuse


  1. Fabulous! Love the way the embossing of the tree makes it stand out against the sponged background. Also love the the sponged background! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

  2. Congrats on your top three!! This card is gorgeous!! I love the beautiful tree!! What a fabulous card!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Congrats missy!! I love your card, very pretty!! And yes, finally I'll be there lol!!

  4. What a pretty card! I love the background stamp and the sponging on the oval! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. What a calm and peaceful card! The soft colors, the sponging and the natural-looking Hardwood background all add so much to a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week!

  6. Congrats on your win last week!
    I love the softness of the sponging around the tree. So Calm and serene.Thanks for joining us in the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary

  7. Hi Laurie! Whoo Hoo a big congrats of being chosen for the top 3. Love the simplicity of your card. Absolutely stunning! Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday and leaving such a sweet

  8. Wonderful use of that set with this sketch and the hardwood background! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  9. I really like how your card is calm and soothing on the outside and then you open it and POW...there's that powerful greeting inside! Soft colors. Great for man or woman. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge this week!


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