Wednesday, April 25, 2012


This week, has been very busy!  Yesterday, I ran a bunch of errands in the morning, and went to the grocery store in the afternoon.  While at the store, I picked up several pints of fresh strawberries.  I made Strawberry Lemony Jam and Vanilla Strawberry Jam.  I don't really know what came over me.  Just an urge to do some canning.  I have only done the water bath canning.  I have never done any pressure canning.  Maybe that will be something I do, once our garden starts producing some green beans and tomatoes.
Ok, enough rambling about my Martha Stewart adventures.  Today, is a sketch challenge over @ Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge.    Love the sketch, but I really couldn't get it to work as is.  So, I turned the sketch on it's side, and stretched out the circle to create an oval shape.  I added an embellishment where the sentiment is.

I needed a little more inspiration.  So, I headed over to CR84FN Color Challenge.  And look at these pretty colors.  I am a huge fan of pink and brown.  And when I saw the colors: Medium Pink, Tan, and cream, I fell in love with it.  I used crumb cake in place of tan.  

So, here is my card:

I used some crumb cake dsp to give my card some visual interest. I thought the plain solid card stock was too boring, no excitement.  I used the bordering on romance stamp set.  I used the aqua painter 'color' the blossoms with pretty in pink and pink pirouette re-inkers.  The sentiment was stamped in crumb cake classic ink.  The butterflies were cut from silver glitter paper.  I tied a scrap piece of pretty in pink taffeta ribbon around the middle of the card to cover up the seam of the two pattern papers.
I hope you to get a chance to play along with us over @ Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge.  Thank you for stopping by.  I'll post a photo or two of my home-made Strawberry Jams, soon.


Debbie said...

Your card is so pretty and I love the butterflies!

Pauline said...

Very pretty Sharon, I love the little pearly accents and the glittery butterflies!
Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Sharon! Love the shimmery butterflies and all the pearls sprinkled about! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Sue Lelli said...

Sharon, I LOVE how you turned the sketch and I LOVE the flowers and sparkley butterflies! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!