Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Sweet Stop Sketch #217

Good morning and Happy Saturday my crafty friends!  My week has been appointments, trying to catch up around the house and spending time with the kids.  My little guy has been wanting to go in our pool every day, so that is what we have done and I've loved watching him get more comfortable and adventuresome.  He has always been a little afraid of the larger pool, but now he is realizing that the life jacket really will keep his head above water.  It probably doesn't hurt that he can stand on the bottom on his tippy toes either. He has grown a lot this year.  Those aha moments are always a little sad because it means that he is slowly getting older and won't need us as much anymore.  Thanks goodness we have a ways to go before we are completely obsolete.  

Today at The Sweet Stop we have a new sketch for you and we are now onto Sketch #217.  It's a good one, as always, and I hope you'll be inspired to play along.  Let's start off with a look at this week's sketch.

Here's the card I made using the sketch.  I used a Besties image by Sherry Baldy for my card.  I recently discovered these images and I love them.  I adore images with large eyes and these fit the bill.

Materials Used on My Project:
Copic Markers
Glossy Accents
Wild Orchid Flowers
Black Adhesive Rhinestones
Cheery Lynn Small Flourish die
Spellbinder's dies
SU Bashful Blue Ink Pad
Fired Brick Distress Ink Pad

A great sketch, don't you think?  If you're not quite inspired yet then you can stop by the blog to see the projects made by the rest of the Sugar Babies.  I hope you have the time to do so, you'll be glad that you did.  

Thanks so much for stopping by,


  1. You really make those images pop Marlena! Such bold colouring on the background papers too, make this card a standout.:)

  2. There really are no words for your work.. Just outstanding. Would you come and live with me for a week and teach me to color?

  3. Holy cow- your coloring is unbelievable! I can't believe how awesome this is! I will definitely be back to visit your blog! Luv the image and will have to try one out:)

  4. This is gorgeous! You have awesome coloring skills!

  5. Absolutely scrumptious! Your colouring technique is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hello,
    Stunning! It's very beautiful card.

    Aux Doigts Agiles

  7. Oh, my... what a darling card. You always find the sweetest images Marlena. Love the coloring. The flowers and the swirls look wonderful.

  8. WOWSERS! Awesome coloring as usual on this adorable card, Marlena! Love the bold colors and the pretty flowers! Fabulous take on this week's sketch! Hope you are enjoying your summer vacation! Hugs!


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