Sunday, August 2, 2009

So I'm here today because God kept me...I'm alive today, only because of His grace...

Hey, y'all, what's up? First I want to thank all of you who visited me yesterday and left sweet comments...you made my day!! Did you enjoy the Verve Blog Hop as much as I did? I hope so!

I have a fun card to show you today...I was so excited to hear that Mercy was starting her sketch challenges again. I have been a huge fan of her sketches, so this was fabulous news! She posted the latest one on Tuesday, so I decided to sit down tonight after everyone was in bed and play a little bit. See what you think.

Isn't that a great sketch? I inked up a new stamp from Serendipity Stamps called Never Give Up...I love this sentiment. I think it is super versatile...what a great card for encouragement, friendship, or just because. It was perfect for this sketch, don't you think?

Of course I had to pair it with my favorite paper from the Basic Grey Lemonade collection...love this print! Added some embossing, sponging, stitching, and then topped it off with a ribbon/button combo. I love how it turned out, if I do say so myself!

Well, I gotta hit the sack, so I'm gonna keep this short and sweet...thanks for hanging out with me today, and don't forget to check out Mercy's new sketch on Tuesday! Have a wonderful Sunday!



Stamps: Never Give Up (Serendipity)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Neenah Solar White, Kiwi Kiss, Soft Sky, Basic Grey Lemonade
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Ribbon, Button (SU), Dimensionals, Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Thread, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Sponges, Kaiser Craft Pearls

13 comments:

Mercy said...

shannan...this is just beautiful! and yes...it is very encouraging! i love that sentiment, and the basic grey paper is deeee-liscious!

thanks so much for playing along with my sketch, and i hope to see you again next week! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

Kim said...

That is so gorgeous Shannan. Thanks for enabling me to more stamps and the heads up for new sketches to check out!

Kristina said...

This is so gorgeous! I've been eyeing that Lemonade dp for a while and may need to go get it after seeing this card. Love the colors combos!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is beautiful Shannan...I need to remember that sentiment!!

Kris Turner said...

This is such a beautiful, inspirational card! TFS!
Kris, Wadsworth, OH

Pam Speidel said...

OUTSTANDING! Such a beautiful card for Mercy's sketch challenge. Shannan, you've inspired me once again! Smiles, Pam :)

rush8888 said...

mercy may have given you the layout, but you put it together so nicely. the color combination is super. i have the new basic grey paper that is begging to be used!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What a beautiful card Shannan!! Love your sweet mix of colors, textures and dp!! And the sentiment is fabulous!!

Juliana said...

Such a lovely card!!!!
I love that sentiment--and the combo of papers with it!!
FABULOUS!

Laura said...

This is beautiful!!!! I love your sewing!! Great colors and papers!!:)

Katie Cotton said...

this is fantastic! That sentiment is awesome and the card is SUPERB!

Lynda Benden said...

Oh so pretty Shannan!!! That sentiment is awesome and of course the Lemonade paper rocks!!!

Joan B said...

beautiful job. love that sentiment in the perfect font and your card enhances it.

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