Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Plenty of sunshine heading my way...zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay...

Hey, y'all! Whatttssssuuup? I don't know about you, but I'm sitting here wondering where the heck August zipped off to. I cannot believe it's September 1st already! Yikes!

Anyway, I have some fun news...I will be joining the fabulous ladies known as Mercy's Muses to bring you samples for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge on a permanent basis! I'm so excited...y'all know how I love my sketches (and *altering* them...heehee). Thanks, Mercy, for having me! So here's the sketch Mercy whipped up for today:


And I decided to be good again this week. Here's my card:


Isn't it fun? Now that I see the picture, I wish I had moved the stars up a scoonch higher, but oh well! I pulled out my Polka Stars set from Verve and decided to use this week's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge to make a fun little card. I think this will be perfect to send with Caleb during testing...4th grade is a biggie here in TX. The sentiment is a combination of two stamps. I inked up the "You're My" from Father Figure and "Superstar" from Great Expectations to create a fun sentiment that's all me. Added a bit of sponging in Marigold Morning and Close to Cocoa on the Cream panel, and some texture with the Swiss Dots and D'Vine Swirls embossing folders, and voila! A super fun card that should make a 9 year old smile. I hope y'all like it, too.

Wanna see some more fabulous stuff with this sketch? Then make sure you start at Mercy's Blog, say hi to our fabulous September Guest, Suzy Tyler (hi, girlfriend!!!) then shimmy on over to visit the rest of my Muse Sistahs:

Pam Speidel
Cindy Haffner
Pam Varnell
Julie Lacey
Crystal Birr
Jackie Pedro
Jessica Diedrich

And if you play along, don't forget to use the keyword MTSC37 so we can all see your fabulous creations! Hope you have a wonderful day...I'll be back later!

33 comments:

Jackie Pedro said...

I'm so happy you're staying!!! Woot Woot! Love your card, girlie!!

AMY FLEMING said...

This card is amazing! love the stars :)

Christina said...

Oooh, I really like this! The stars are great! I also like the colors you have on your blog!

Suzy Tyler said...

Love what you did with the challenge this week! Makes you feel like a rock star!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is a rockin' card, miss Shannan! LOVE the Kraft and the stars are awesome-we are SO glad you're staying! Can't wait to see more from you-you are such an inspiration to me!

Pam Varnell said...

Gorgeousness girlfriend. Love it. I'm so glad your staying too. You are one amazing stamper. Hugs!!

Jane said...

gorgeousness is right!!

Mercy said...

alright, chica...lovin' those stars!!! what a great colorcombo, too...i may need to go play along with this one! wonderfully done!

thanks for another gorgeous sketch sample this week! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

Cindy Haffner said...

So happy to have you aboard Shannan!!!! Love those stars.

Julie said...

Gorgeous Miss Shannan! I love the stars!! Perfect for that color challenge! :) So glad to have you on board!

shellyrmn said...

I love those Verve stars...I may need to be getting them soon! I love your card!

Randee E said...

Gorgeous card - I would never have thought to Marigold Morning and Close to Cocoa together - you made it look Fabbie!

TannyP said...

Well if you didn't see that coming, you'd have been crazy! Your creations are FABULOUS! Love this one, too....amazing, Shannan!

Kerri said...

Congratulations on becoming a permanent Muse! Your son will love this special card : )

Julie said...

ooh, i love the embossed and distressed background and i think i will need to add those polka dot stars to my collection!!

Pam Speidel said...

This card would be perfect for me to send YOU! ;) SO glad you're one of the "real" Muses now Shannan...*love* your cards!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card.

Silke Ledlow said...

Hi Shannan - congrats on joining Mercy's team!!! Your card is beautiful!!! Love the stars!!! Hugs ~S~

Edna said...

Love your work Shannan, great use of the sketch and colour challenges... lots of balance across your card, just lovely!

Betty M said...

Love this sketch and your card is great! Absolutely love it - just going to have to case it now.

JulieA said...

Very pretty! I love all of the textures.

Bonnie said...

Hey Congratulations! I saw the announcement (sort of) on Facebook lol! Love your card - now I have to plead with my daughter to borrow the polka dot stars.....I have the stripes....HEY! that would work!! Can you tell I've had wine with supper?! sorry......shameful....I hardly even "know" you.....

Jessica said...

This card is a stunner!!! Love it :)

Kathie Bailey said...

Congrats on your permanent status Shannan! I love your take on this week's challenge.

Ashley said...

This is so pretty Shannan!

Sankari W. said...

Shannon - this is just SOOO awesome!!! LOVE those stars and the sponging is fantastic!!! The stars rock because YOU are a ROCKSTAR my friend!!! Big hugs!!!
Sankari :)

Ange Kelly said...

wow! FAB card! love it.

Terri E. said...

Love all of your embossing details. Great job with the color challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Jen Tapler said...

Love this one in all it's Krafty gorgeousness!!! :-) And the polka stars are perfect for this sketch!

Kimberly said...

Your card is just beautiful and fun!! Nice job with those colors!! :)

Winter said...

Very nice! I love the polka dot stars! :)

Amy said...

What a happy card! Your sentiment banner is terrific!

Betty M said...

Hi Shannan - I just loved this card and I needed to make a masculine thank you - so I copied your card. I only changed the colour of the swiss dots portion and changed the sentiment. What a great creation you came up - hope you don't mind that I copied it. TFS.

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