Friday, November 13, 2009


TGIF!!! It's time for another awesome Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge!

Can I just pause for a moment and say how much fun I'm having being part of the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge Sketch Crew? Yes, I am! Taylor's sketches are so much fun to work with. You gotta jump in and join us this week!

For my card, I used one of my favorite Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps images, My Little Chickadee. I think this image is perfect for a winter card, and I'm loving it paired with this SEI DP from the Christmas Mint Collection.

And check out my new Martha Stewart punch! Isn't it cool? I went to Michael's in search of one of those new punch around the page sets, but I didn't like the ones they had left. Then I spied these giant deep cut punches and immediately snatched up two of them. I can't even find them on line to show you a picture. If you can, run down to Michaels by Saturday and hopefully you'll get lucky on MS punches because they are all on sale for 30% off.

Back to my card... the trick is to cut a full layering panel (mine is Vanilla) and then cut your DP and position it so that you get the interior and edge borders. I couldn't resist the brown and white polka dot ribbon to "tie" it all together. And I must say I'm enjoying stamping solid images and taking a break from coloring. But never fear, I shall return to my beloved Copics soon!

For more inspiration, check out what the rest of the Sketch Crew has created to delight your senses:

Jackie Pedro: The Scalloped Edge
Jami Sibley: More is More
Lynn Mercurio: Stamperosity
Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper
Sherrie Siemens: Card Creme
Melissa Sauls: In Stamping Mode
Rachel Sztonyk: Gingerbread Gallery
Alice Lihsuan-Wertz: Alice's Little Wonderland
and of course Taylor herself: Taylored Expressions

I can't wait to see what you do with this sketch! I'll see you tomorrow for the Friends of Faith Blog Hop. In the meantime, I hope you have a peaceful day!


Sherrie said...

Oh I love chickadees! I look forward to the flocks of them in our trees every spring! Gorgeous card Lisa!

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I love the black & white with red. Perfect for the chickadee image!!

Jami said...

Oh your card is loveley - the contrast of dark and light really highlights that sweet bird.

I love that punch! I went into Michael's for a quick grab of something I needed for my class and saw the MS stuff at 30% off too. I didn't see any deep punched like that, but I did pick up the picket fence one. :)

Kristine said...

Gorgeous!! LOVE your beautiful DP and that punchy border along the bottom panel, and of course the super cute chickadee!! {{I ♥ birds}} =) I actually don't remember when the last time I used stamps that I didn't have to color in was?!! I should use this as inspiration and try one soon! Have a great Friday Lis and "see ya" at the hop!!

Unknown said...

Nice card, Lisa! Yes, that punch is AWESOME! I saw them too but still haven't gotten them yet. I keep telling myself do I need more? hehe i think I do! lol
Have a great weekend and maybe we will see each other tomorrow?? :)

Jodi Collins said...

STUNNING card Lisa! LOVE the papers you used and that border is a total WOW!!!

Nancy said...

OH MY GOSH!!! Beautiful card Lisa.
Love the papers too.
You're never going to believe this....I have a card in progress using the same sketch and same stamp set!!! Great Minds think alike!!!

Leah said...

So pretty Lisa! I did see those deep punches and had to resist, but may need to go back the chickadee in black and white:)

Cindy Haffner said...

Lisa this is so so pretty, you rock!!

Cat said...

Gorgeous card, Lisa! I have not seen that punch. I'll have to have a look, see. It's perfect on your card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great card Lisa. I love the bird and the paper... great colors. TFS!

Alice said...

really pretty image! beautiful card, Lisa!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Love your card, Lisa! I'm with you...I love being a part of Taylor's sketch team!!

Melissa Sauls said...

Oh this is just strikingly beautiful. I love all the rich colors. Gorgeous!

Stamp and Smile said...

OK just one more comment... WOWOWOWOWOWOW! This card is so rich in color, reminds me of the winter birds that hang out here, and that scallop edge on the bottom works so well... FANTASTIC'O! :)