Thought for the day -

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

Tuesday March 16, 2010

Good morning. This is going to be a real quick post- lots to do. My card today is for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and I must say I almost threw in the towel on this one, lol.  Well, once I decided what paper to use and cut out my little pieces it went together pretty easily.
Here is this weeks sketch:

Told you it was a tricky one!!

Here is my card:
I really wish I had a ligth box.  This card looks so much better in person but I think you can get the idea. You can click the image to enlarge and read all the little snippets. All my squares are from the same sheet of dp by K&Co. and I just love it! Beautiful images and beautiful sentiments. 
Supplies Used:
The Miss You sentiment & bird stamps are both from Creating Stamp Kit club and were stamped using Stampin Up Soft Suede. My clock and key embellishments are from 7 gypsies, the flower & leaf is from Wild Orchid Craft, the dp is by Melissa Francis and the cardstock is both Stampin Up & Bazzil. I distressed the edges to give it a vintage look.

Can't wait to see what the design team has done with this sketch.  Sneak peaks are fun but definitely put you at a disadvantage!! LOL  Well that is it for me today. Have a wonderful day.


Lovely Linda said...

HI Janice - this is fabulous! What gorgeous DP and you used it so beautifully on this sketch! Well done! I am so glad I clicked on your photo and got to see it all close up - love it! Thanks for sharing with us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - we appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

This is soo cool! Great job, I love it!

Sue said...

OMG this is stunning! Love all the little squares with pictures or words. Like an organized collage! Ribbon and flower really are beautiful touches. Maybe you had trouble getting going, but you finished up perfectly. Just love it. Glad you joined us this week for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Wonderful take on the sketch.

MMSC March Guest

Stampin'GHmom said...

What a unique and wonderful card. So many elements that work very well together. Nicely done!

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

This is simply beautiful! I love everything about this! Every block has something special to share! Thanks for playing along with us at MMSC. :) Michelle MMDT

Priscilla said...

OMG Janice..I LOVE this ROCKED the sketch..I am so proud of you for not throwing in the towel.. This is I think one of my favorites of yours. It is just beauitful. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge. I hope you like the new thumbnail players entry system.

MMSC Hostess

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!This creation is fabulous!!I love all the brown and the touch of pink!! Thanks for joining us for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week!

Guro said...

Wow what a cool card this is. Love all the details, and the colors.
This was a really hard sketch, but I love your solution, Struggeled with it for several days before I found my "take" on it.

Carol said...

Janice, what a lot of fun imagery on this fabulous card. I love the nostalgic feel of all these enchanting elements. Beautifully done and so eye catching. Thanks for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a beautiful collage card! I just love the neutral colors and all of your dp selections. Every time I look at this lovely creation I see something new! Great take on the sketch challenge. Thanks so much for joining us at Midnight Madness!
Midnight Madness DT

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