September 22, 2009

Happy Everything - Get Sketchy #6

Is it really the end of Tuesday already? Where does the time go? It goes whether you're having fun or not doesn't it?  My week is filled with dentist appointments, music lessons and school activities. I haven't decided whether I'm going to the Parent Advisory Council Meeting tomorrow night. It would be another busy evening and it's hard to try and get homework and music practices done in between it all. Some days I find it hard to prioritize everything. And it's hard to get into a routine when my husband doesn't understand the importance in sticking with it. It's not that he's not helpful,  he just doesn't understand what needs to get done or have the same way of prioritizing so I find myself constantly delegating which is exhausting. Who said being the boss was easy? {wink} Ah well, there are many more weeks to get into the groove and get it right.

Anyhow, today I finally found the time to finish Get Sketchy #6 without patterned paper. It's nothing fancy but I like it. I knew I wanted to do something Masculine and I wanted to use my scrap pieces of paper (I have a lot of that). The River Rock was one of the last pieces I had and it had a couple of score marks which I decided to incorporate into the paper and created a pattern of my own. The Soft Suede pieces are inked and distressed around the edges as well as inked on the surface to give a bit of texture and dimension.  I figure it would have been too plain otherwise especially since I wasn't using any dp.  I chose to stick with the stars for a more masculine theme and because I don't use my star punches as much as I want to. Finally, I chose a sentiment that could cover something more than just a birthday if I wanted it to.

While I didn't get the card done before the end of the weekend, it is done before Thursday and these days that is a miracle. I hope you are all having a fabulous week and the beginning of fall is not too cold.  We just got a new wood stove insert installed so my basement will be nice and cozy warm at night when I'm crafting.  {big dreamy sigh}

Paper:  Soft Suede, Blue Bayou, River Rock, Soft Sky, Old Olive
Ink:  Soft Suede, Blue Bayou
Accessories:  Small and Large Star punches, Scoring tool, Velvet star brads
Stamp Set: On a Pedestal


  1. This is gorgeous! I love the color combo, which is so soft and pretty, but so fun with the sketch. Thanks, by the way, for the encouraging comments!!!

  2. Such a perfect card for a masculine one - and yet, beautiful enough for anyone to appreciate! You really rocked this sketch, Laural. Lovely colors and such a great card =)

  3. the soft suede panel looks like soft suede!! Hang in there, September is always crazy...the wood stove insert does sound cozy...that will be great!

  4. absolutely FABulous! Great job on the sketch AND the bonus challenge of no patterned paper...super masculine card! That is something that I always have a challenge with...thanks for joining us over at Get Sketchy!!

  5. What a great take on the sketch and the challenge! Love it!

  6. Beautiful take on the sketch, thnx for playing!