Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Bundle of Dreams

Hi friends and followers! I have to say I am fed up with the below freezing temperatures and the snow here in Michigan. Two hour commutes to work and back seem to be the standard course now and so many snow days off school for the kids means they'll probably be in school until the end of June. Ugh!

Well, it really makes me enjoy my crafting time as a special release from all that. And I have a darling card to share today in the new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday with a new sponsor, Sami Stamps.

What's this - four sketches????  Yes, we have a new twist to our challenges now.  The last challenge of the month you get to pick your favorite sketch to create with from all the sketches that month which are shown above.  And to go with that, we will have a little TWIST to the challenge, or theme to be followed.  This week the TWIST is to do paper piecing on your image.  Isn't that fun?!

Our new sponsor this week is Sami Stamps. Delightful and whimsical stamps illustrated by Sami Siemers Ratliff, the owner.  We are so thrilled to showcase Sami's images this week.  The Grand Prize Winner of the challenge will receive a $12 gift certificate to Sami Stamps. Thanks Sami for your generous sponsorship of our challenge.

I chose this beautiful baby image from Sami Stamps called Bundle of Dreams. We've had a slew of pregnancies at work and this was perfect for a special lady expecting a little girl.  I digitally paper pieced the cradle blanket and the baby's outfit with papers from Sheri K Designs Cherry Blossom collection. The background papers are also from the same digital collection.  The rest of the image was colored with Copic markers. The flowers were hand crafted using a diecut from MFT and the sprigs with a MS punch.

So there you have it - one of my favorite cards now for 2014!  Now stop on by Sweet Sketch Wednesday for more inspiration on the challenge this week from my super talented team mates.

Thanks for stopping by!


Karen Conner said...

Sharon-love the new blog look!
The baby image is perfect! Love it! Your color choices are so fun!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautifully done, Sharon. Love this sweet image and your perfect take on the sketch!

Heide said...

Super cute Sharon. Love your paper picks.
Hugs, Heide

Linda Anderson said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful Sharon.


Kathie said...

Love, love, love your card this week what a awesome babies card. I just adore your wonderful colours and that beautiful design papers you've used. Take care.

Samantha Siemers Ratliff said...

Sharon! I am ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE with this card! =) It has been displayed in the Sami Stamps Crafter's Gallery!