Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Masculine but Still Sweet!!

Today is Sweet Sketch Wednesday and it is extra sweet because the DT and I have two card samples to share with you from the same sketch! Arlana over at SSWand the whole DT are so excited because we got a sponsor for this week's sketch. Which means there are FREE stamps at stake!!!

My good friend Joni who is a fellow DT member with me at Whimsie Doodles has also started her own line of digital stamps. Her stamps are as sweet as can be and focus on the family and are very wholesome! Her company is called Inktegrity (love that name!)

Someone is going to win her brand new stamp set called Going Places if they play along with this week's sketch and submit their card on the SSW blog. All the details are provided on today's post.

So here is this week's Sweet Sketch 13...

And here is the card I made using Joni's Inktegrity stamp from the Going Places line...

I decided to make it a masculine yet juvenile card that would be perfect for a young boy. I used the tugboat and sentiment from her Going Places set that was just released. (Edited to add: click HERE to purchase this stamp set!) I printed the image out onto GP cardstock and heat set it before coloring with my Copic markers. The DP is from Dude Designs and is the Walt line. The yellow CS is Bazzill. I free hand drew the water and the seagulls! (Bet ya couldn't tell... Ha!!) The sentiment prints out in the round and is perfect to add a button embellishment to. I love how it mimics a life preserver!

Thanks Joni for letting us use your wonderful stamps!! I am so happy for you and wish your new company well!!

For my second card, I also went masculine, but this time the intended recipient was my future BIL, Claude. I was led to make this card after reading the sentiment from the August KOM at Unity. It fit him to the tee!!

The sentiment says "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." Isn't that a cool thought. To realize how perfectly it matches Claude you would have to understand that he has finished the IronMan competition and has also competed in an ultramarathon where the runners run 100 miles!! Isn't that crazy?? At first I told him if he has a desire to run 100 miles then he must by CRAZY and he can't date my sister!! LOL!!

But actually Claude is a wonderful man who adores my sister and I am so happy that they found each other. They will be marrying in January and he is going to be a wonderful BIL to have!

So I can sneak in another picture of my beautiful great niece... here is a picture of Claude holding Ava in the hospital!!

Please head on over to the SSW blog and see all the cards that the DT made this week and read about your chance to win the Going Places stamp set from Inktegrity. I hope you will play along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Have a really Sweet day and may your bucket overflow with non-caloric sweetness!!


mulberry station said...

Oh Kelly, The baby got here!!! That is wonderful. Congrat! YOur cards a adorable. Love the colors and your take on the sketch. Love what you did with the little sailboat. And I have to have the bkie stamp. Great job on both!!!

PaperCrafty said...

Fabulous cards Kelly!! I love how you added some hand touches to your Inktegrity card. Great job on both!!

Lisa T said...

Love both cards! Congrats on your new great neice. She's very sweet. :)

Rose said...

Great cards Kelly! Congrats on your beautiful new niece! Enjoy!

Jeannie said...

Adorable cards - luv them both!
Congrats on the new niece!!

Peace and Luv,

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Great cards this week Kelly love both of them!!!

Teri said...

BOTH these cards are brilliant!!
Yeay to sponsors!
Have a great day!
Teri x

Arlana said...

Kelly I have to say your boat card with your added water and seagulls is just so fun. I loved it the momenet I saw it. The bike stamp you just make me want to uses mine. I think the only way Nancy will get thet bike stamp is when I send her images.

Liz Weber said...

Hi Kelly, I have loved seeing your wonderful cards - what you do with digi stamps is awesome. Love the fun feeling with the boat card and love how you have used the sketch this week.

sweetbloominscraps said...

Your tug boat is wonderful. I love the colors you chose and also the paper was a perfect match. Congratulations on the arrival of your new little neice. An ultra marathon!!! I can't even comprehend it!!! But I do know of people who have trained for it in Portand, OR hills.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

What great cards! I love the images and the colors and what a nice pic of your future BIL. I'm very happy for your sister. :)Beautiful babeeeee!!!!