Sunday, August 11, 2013

I'm Impressed

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! We had a pretty quiet weekend, but I did start a blog make-over. It's still in transition. :)

This week is Designer Drafts at Paper Smooches SPARKS. Here is the sketch for this week's challenge:

I love that the sketch is pretty open, and yet, I still managed to deviate a little. I went with a literal interpretation of the balloon for my card:

There was a lot of Paper Smooches on this card. I started with the using the Borders 1 Dies to make the hill and stamped a sentiment from Squeaky Clean. For the tree, I paper pieced a tree from Spring Groves and colored the trunk.

For the basket, I used a laundry basket from the Squeaky Clean set, masked it, and stamped the squirrel from Spring Groves over it. I fussy cut the image and placed it in front of the balloon from the Hullabaloo set. Here's a close-up:

When I was making this card, I thought I had a Paper Smooches acorn, but I didn't. I improvised with the button instead, and now I kind of like it.

If you'd like to play along with this week's SPARKS challenge, you can link up your projects HERE.

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT's projects (I'm sure they're awesome because they're really fab card makers):

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

Cardstock: (white) PTI; (Paver) My Favorite Things
Patterned paper: (orange houndstooth from About a Boy) Echo Park; (green block from Acorn Avenue) Crate Paper
Clear stamps: (basket, sentiment from Squeaky Clean; tree, squirrel from Spring Groves; balloon, string from Hullabaloo) Paper Smooches 
Dies: (Borders 1 Dies) Paper Smooches


  1. This is so adorable! Great take on the sketch!

  2. Love this Jocelyn, such a cute scene.

  3. Oh that button is just perfect in the tree. Such a cute seen that is perfect with the sentiment!

  4. Now how fun is that big gingham tree?!! Such a GREAT card!

  5. Sooooooooooooo cute!! LOVING that tree and the balloon/basket!!!

  6. Oh my goodness - could this be any CUTER Jocelyn?!?!?! LOVE the whole scene - the tree, the cute little squirrel, and the perfect sentiment! LOVE!!!

  7. Really cute! Love the Button on the tree!

  8. LOOOOOOOOOVE this, Jocelyn!!!! I LOVE that grass-- what a clever use for that patterned paper! I think that little squirrel in that basket is the most adorable thing ever! FAB FAB FAB:) I love it! LOVE it all:) You nailed this sketch <3

  9. Oh, so cute! Reminds me of "Up"...animal style!

  10. LOL, so cute, Jocelyn! I love that you used the laundry basket and a squirrel? Well. ;)

  11. This is sooooo cute, and the use of pattern paper is simply amazing for the tree :)

  12. This is such a fun card, Jocelyn! I really like seeing the DT's interpretations this week; means I can be inspired *loosely* by the sketch... ;)

  13. Such a clever take on this sketch, love how you have the basket floating with the balloon!


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