Friday, June 22, 2012

Little Lulu for SBC #59

Wow the past 2 weeks have flown by.  I hope the entire summer does not do that!  Yesterday was the first day of summer, and wow, we are having a heat wave here in Pennsylvania.  It's been quite the scorcher the past 2 days, but we still got some yard work done today and most of the mulching is complete :)  Yeaahh!

I thought this adorable image from Jacqui McNeil's Digi Garden shop was just the cutie to help celebrate a summer birthday.  I love these bright purple and yellow colors on her colored image.  So, with this image in hand, I began my sketch for Sketches by Carly this week.

Our sponsor is ...

and one lucky winner will receive a $10 gift certificate for playing along with us!! :)  How much fun is that?  There are a lot of cute digi images there to choose from as well.

So without further ado ... Try out this sketch for your chance to win!

Here's my contribution ... it was a quick card, but with a pre-colored digi and a sketch in mind it came together rather quickly.  :)

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see your lovely creation at our challenge blog over at Sketches By Carly.  Leave me a note here if you play along, as I would like to be sure to see what you created too! :)

Card Deets:  Card stock:  Yo Yo yellow, black and glossy white from Stampin Up;  DP:  Two Scoops from Basic Grey; Corner punch and Small Tag punch from Stampin Up and an older tag stamp set (can't remember the name) as well as circle and scalloped circle dies from SpellBinders.  The ribbons, flower and brads are from my stash of odds and ends.

(Special Side Note about Stampin Up products:  I must add although I have tried many different companies papers, I always come back to Stampin Up card stock and classic stamp pads because I know they will match perfectly -- and since I am color blind, believe me, that is a BIG deal to me.  I have been a Stampin Up customer for a number of years now, and this week I have to tell you all that I received some amazing service through their customer service department.  Pam Estes was so very kind, courteous and definitely quick to respond to my email this week about a defective punch that I had purchased back in April and actually had packed away in my punch drawer until about 2 weeks ago - I know, I know, why hadn't I used it yet?  Time really.  But I wanted to let you all know that without a ton of questions, she is sending out a new one to me!  :D  Yeah!!  I thought I probably didn't have much of a chance at a replacement, but my demonstrator told me to email them and see what they say .... I thought that was such GREAT service from a large company like Stampin Up that I just had to mention it here on my blog and let you all know.)  Hope you all get great service whereever you go, but if you are looking for terrific, matching items from your card base to accent brads - Stampin Up is the WAY to go! :)


P.S. - Playing along in a few challenges:
Tammy's Scrappin Corner  - #15 Challenge - Ribbons and Bows
Charizma Card Challenges - summer
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - summer theme
Paper Play Challenges - Use a Die
Stamp and Create - Bold and bright


Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Love your card Kelly! Little Lulu is so cute!! Love the colors and how well everything coordinates. Have a terrific day!! Gloria

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Kristine said...

Hey Kel... this turned out so CUTE!! So neat to see you using Jacqui's li'l girls. Super job with C's sketch! Thanks *Ü*

Kristine said...

Hey Kel... this turned out so CUTE!! So neat to see you using Jacqui's li'l girls. Super job with C's sketch! Thanks *Ü*

Marcia said...

Love it, this turned out really sweet. Good to here SU came to the party, but really, did any of us expect anything less - their customer service here in Oz is just as good.

Hope your summer heatwave eases up a bit! x Marcia

Tammy Ortiz said...

I love how you interpeted this sketch. This is really awesome hun.
Thanks for Entering the Challenge
At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
I hope to see you enter next week!!
Hugs Owner Tammy Ortiz

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Kelly: I just stopped by Stampin' Sisters in Christ to check out their new challenge, and I wanted to come by and THANK YOU for your generous sponsorship of their challenge this week. It's VERY gracious and kind of you! Thanks for being a blessing to them.

P.S. I have blog candy!

Kristine said...

P.S. Thanks again for sponsoring us at SSiC this week! You're so very generous and supportive... happy to help you clean up your craft room, heehee. Have a blessed Sunday and great week ahead. Hugs, Kris

Cat's sCrap said...

Adorable card. Nice girl. Original layout. Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs From France.

happyscrapper said...

What a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner, and hope to see you back.

Julie said...

How adorable!

DistinctiveLMNts said...

Sweet card. Thanks for playing along at DDCC.
Lisa :)

Chantal said...

I really like your card, your colouring is perfect! Thanks for joining Dutch Dare Card Challenges!