Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Puppy Love

Happy Wednesday friends! Today starts a new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday with our monthly sponsor, Digi Stamp Boutique.  But before I get to the details of that, I thought I'd share what has been keeping me busy and distracted from my hobbies of late.

My day job is a PR manager in the auto industry and our biggest event of the year is the North American International Auto Show here in Detroit, Michigan. And our biggest days of the show are the news media preview days where we unveil new models as shown here - the new Chevrolet Corvette and the new Cadillac ELR luxury electric vehicle.  More than 6,000 journalists from all around the world attend these preview days and as you can see in the photos it is wall-to-wall people! Lots of planning and orchestration is involved in the weeks and days leading up to the show for these unveilings and it's on your feet 12 hours a day for two days straight.  Needless to say I totally crashed when I finally got home last night!  But it's fun and exciting and a pure adrenaline rush!  Kind of like making cards - right?!

Now back to the card for the SSW challenge today!

Here the terrific sketch to follow this week.  It was created by our own Sally Dube who's pinch-hitting for Arlana who is still on medical restrictions from all computer work.  We miss Arlana here and hope our dear friend is on the right road to recovery. In the meantime, I think you'll find this sketch very versatile and interesting for your card making and we sure hope you'll join our challenge fun this week.

Digi Stamp Boutique is our sponsor of the challenge and we all appreciate the enduring support of Sally Ann there.  You know how much we love creating with DSB images and you will too.  The Grand Prize winner of the challenge will receive 6 digi stamps of their choice from Digi Stamp Boutique - a terrific prize package!

I used this adorable puppy for the Valentine I created.  Called Barney and Heart from DSB, I just couldn't resist his pleading look asking to be my Valentine!  The heart he's holding was digitally paper pieced and the papers I used are also digital from Shery K Designs.  I love how the sketch brings all these wonderful elements together.

Now you'll just have to stop on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see all the other beautiful cards the design team created for your inspiration this week.  Lot's of pretty Valentine cards this week to get you going on making your own.

Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

Emma Fewkes said...

What a cute card ~ love that puppy and the heart :) Great pics of the auto show. Sorry you're so busy, but looks like it's a lot of fun!

mulberry station said...

I knew you must be having a busy day when they posted on msn about the auto show. I was even looking for you in the picture. I hope you are able to get some needed rest soon. You card is simply adorable. You have colored him to perfection and I always love paper piecing. I think it can really make the card. I love those little heart embellishments too. So Cute!! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.
Hugs, Nancy

Janice said...

Gee I don't know how you have time for cards with all that going on! Lovely card, great image and colouring. Jx

Holly Gwilliams said...

Such a sweet Valentines card. The colouring on your image is amazing and the colours are great. Hope life calms down soon. Holly x

Linda Anderson said...

Great pics from the auto show. My oldest (17) was ooooohing and ahhhhhhing over that Corvette! I always tell him, study hard and get a REALLY good job, and maybe some day, you can get yourself one...when you're like Mom and Dad's age!!! I don't think he can wait that long!!! Anyway, your card is simply adorable! I really like your papers, they are fabulous! I just might have to get it for myself!!!

Linda

Danni said...

What a darling image!! Just too sweet! Great card!

Creative M said...

A Swwet card!Adorable Image!

Heide said...

Sharon,
Your card is super cute. Love love the papers and how you shaded in around the adorable image. Good luck down town this week.
Hugs, Heide

Love to Doodle! said...

Ooooh - this is precious Sharon....totally adorable! Thank you for entering the DigiStamp Boutique Competition. Sally-Ann :o)

Laurie said...

Sounds like a fun job! What a precious puppy card!