Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!

And what a Sweet Wednesday it is!!  Not only is it Sweet Sketch Wednesday day, but it is the day before Thanksgiving for all of us in America!!  So my house is going to be filled today with the sweet smell of Pumpkin Pie later today!!  My family is getting together tomorrow at my sister's house for Thanksgiving!  We all bring dishes to pass and celebrate what we are thankful for over a huge feast of food!!  Tomorrow we have a lot extra to be thankful for because my sister is getting married to her fiancee Claude in the presence of our family! It is going to be a very sweet Thanksgiving for us!!  We are so happy that Claude will be joining our family!  :-)

So on to today's sketch and my card!

We are on sketch # 25 this week...

And this week our sketch is sponsored by my good friend Joni who is on the Whimsie Doodles Design Team with me.  Joni not only has talents in making cards, but she also has started her own company and designs Digistamps too!  The concept of her company called Inktegrity is so wonderful.  You can learn more about it HERE!

Joni has offered up a prize to one of this week's participants in the sketch challenge should they be so lucky to win!  And remember, you can' t win if you don't play along!!  The winner will receive Joni's newly released stamp set called Going Places!  Check out the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Blog for all the deets!!

Here is what I made using this week's sketch!

I love this martini glass image from Inktegrity.  What a versatile image to have in your collection.  It would be perfect for birthday cards, celebratory wishes, holidays, a ladies night night out invitiation, bachelor and bachelorette cards, and even for wedding toasts!!  Don't you think it is cute?  Of course I enlarged it quite a bit to make it the focal point of my card.  That is the beauty of digistamps... you get to resize and reorient them as you choose!!

I colored in my image using Copic markers and did a lot of blending near the edges of the glass to make it look like it had color, yet was still see-through.  The cute sentiment is an epoxy sticker that I purchased last year and was thrilled to see it not only was the perfect sentiment, but that it was the right color for this card too.  Not sure who made it, I did not keep it in its' original packaging.  Sorry!

To add a little punch, I used some stickles on the Holly Berries, added a black border that was punched with a MS punch and added some trim from BG (I believe!). The DP is from MM and I love it because it has such bold colors and a touch of black to it too!

Thanks for taking a look and hopefully amidst the time you spend in the kitchen preparing for Thanksgiving you will find some time to do some blog hopping on the DT blogs to see what they created using this sketch.  Stop on over to the SSW Blog and you can also visit the DT's blogs by linking to them from my side bar!

Have a great Wednesday and may your bucket overflow with the sweet smells of preparing Thanksgiving dinner or any thing else if you don't celebrate this day with us!


Melissa Groesbeck said...

Love the card and congrats to your sister. Thats great!!!

mulberry station said...

Good morning Kelly. I sure love your card this week. The image is really fun and versatile..Love the color combo you have used and the fun swilled trim. Congrat's to your sister. And have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Katie Skiff said...

I love the colors on this card. Great job Kelly. Enjoy your Thanksgiving with your family!

Rose said...

I love your card Kelly! The colors are just awesome! Beautiful work! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Arlana said...

Kelly your card is just so sweet. I love your take onthe drink glass . So festive and so fun. You always have such a way with detail. Congrates on your sister marriage and Happy Thanksgiving.

Teri said...

Fabulous card - such rich colours!
Have a great Thanksgiving tomorrow hun!
Teri xx

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi kelly!! Beautiful card!!
hope all is well with you my friend. *hugs* Happy Thanksgiving to you! you get to celebrate with a new grandbaby too huh? Enjoy! and stay safe!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Great card Kelly! Make mine a Grey Goose martini straight up with three olives! Hic.

What a wonderful day you will have tomorrow, celebrating Thanksgiving and a wedding. Enjoy!!!

sweetbloominscraps said...

Your Christmas Toast card turned out the glitter, square rhinestones and that cute border punch! Your wedding card turned out great too! Congrats to your sister and her husband! What a great day to get married! What better things could we be thankful for than each other!

Lisa H. said...

THIS is sooo cute! love all the little details you added. CUTE!

Jeannie said...

Awesome card Kelly!
Luv the glitter and the colors!

Peace and Luv,

Donna said...

Beautiful, elegant card Kelly, the papers and colours are perfect as is the sentiment, fab green stripey ribbon :) Donna x