Monday, April 12, 2010

Happy Birthday, Samantha!

Well, I'm happy to report that the family is finally on the mend. Girls are on antibiotics, and my oldest is still recovering, but hopefully he'll go back to school on Wednesday? I'm seeing the light! To those of you that commented on my last post with your words of encouragement, I was overwhelmed by your thoughtfulness! Thank you so much for your empathy!

Now on to today's post. Today is my niece's 13th birthday. I decided to take this occasion to participate in the 2 Sketches 4 You sketch challenge. It has been a couple of weeks since I have participated in any challenges, and I miss them!
So here's the card I made. The color combo came from the small bottles of nail polish I bought for her as a token gift (the real gift is the cash, of course!). The nail polishes were black, fuschia and teal, so I went with CTMH's Black, Watermelon and Juniper. I once again stamped up some plaid background and went with that preteen "rocker" look. Kazan's sketch was so fun to work with - I just might need to try it again!

I made a quick little box to hold the nail polishes. No template, just measured the bottles and went from there. I die-cut a window on the box top with my Spellbinder's Labels 8 die, and added a piece of transparency film. The stitching was hand drawn with my white gel pen. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps: CTMH Just Be You, Priceless Love Word Puzzle and Boutique Borders; PTI Background Basics: Retro and Mega Mixed Messages; Verve Stamps You Rock
Cardstock: CTMH Black, Watermelon and White Daisy
Inks: CTMH Black, Watermelon, Juniper
Accessories: Offray Black Satin Ribbon
Tools: Sakura White gel pen; Spellbinder's Nestabilities Labels 8; Cuttlebug Tags Die


  1. super fantabulous gift set!!! LOVE it!!

  2. This is such a pretty card and gift set! Love the colors! Happy to hear you and the fam are getting better! :)

  3. Oh my goodness I adore this! Super fun! So glad you played with us at 2S4Y! *hugs!*

  4. I'm so happy to hear that your family is doing better. The whole gift set is amazing. You are sooooo good at stamping your own backgrounds. You should teach a class.

  5. Fabulous set Karle! The colors just POP! Love the tags and stars. :o)

  6. super bold striking colors!
    :) Kazan