Sunday, January 3, 2010

Jake

Good Morning on this VERY LAST DAY OF MY VACATION! {sulk} Back to reality tomorrow, the boys are heading back to school today and I'll be sending them off with a full belly. My tree has not come down yet because I thought I'd wait until they leave. Then at least when I clean up the family room, it will STAY clean.

On to another topic...do you have a New Years resolution? Oh...I have the obvious ones, eat healthier, exercise, get to work on time! LOL!....but I also have decided to work more challenges into my life...NO NO NO...not the dreaded kind of challenges...FUN ones! I am sketch challenged! I love to color, but hate trying to come up with some unique fantastic layout that will blow your mind. So why bother I say! There are sooooo many sketch challenges out there so this year I think I'm gonna use them. AND....I just popped onto Paula's blog and SHE ALSO USED A SKETCH CHALLENGE! Honest...WE DID NOT PLAN THIS!!!!! It must be that sistahly bond between us that makes us think alike! LOL!



For my first challenge play along this year I chose The Sk8tr Boy and Happy Birthday from the Stamping Bella Tiddly Inks collection. I knew I wanted to use the boyfriend paper and when I saw sketch challenge SASSC46 from Our Creative Corner I knew it was a match meant to be. The card will be stashed away until Mark's nephew Jake has his birthday this summer so I used one of my quickutz tabs and my snap alphabet to add his name to the card...kids always like that!!! He was stamped on Bella's bestest paper, coloured with copic markers and grounding and shading was done with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I also left the nestie in place and sponged some thatched straw ink on the edges.

That's it for today...off to start a nice big lunch for the boys before they leave! Bistro Steak from Cuisine at Home magazine. I most definitely see a nap coming on this afternoon!

7 comments:

Bammin' Designs said...

Love your Jake - you always have such perfect DP for your backgrounds - do you have a secret supplier? I like your resolution for challenges - I just might take up the same resolution too! Thanks for the great suggestion.

Lona said...

Happy New Year !!! and all the best in 2010 !!! The little skater guy is really cute. Hope to see you soon at the Pickle

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Hi Linda..........love the greens used then again always since green is my favourite colour....love the layout as well...I'm sure Jake will love it...

Silvia said...

This card is so lovely Linda! That stamp is too cute and the coloring is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!!

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Cool boy card! Great papers and the image is coloured awesome.

Warmest regards, Renata

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful card Linda, LOVE the layout and your coloring is gorgeous!

Please stop by Stamps and Smiles tomorrow, we will be showcasing your card.

Thanks for playing along witn us over at Stamps and Smiles! Have a fun week! Hugs & Smiles, Jennifer :)

dpkennedy said...

Oh I love this image! My son would love this! Great paper and sketch! I should do more sketches too...I always struggle with my layouts. Great card!

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