Monday, June 27, 2011

LIM: A Sketch Challenge

After monogram week last week, Less Is More took pity on us and gave us a nice basic sketch - what a relief!!!


I was born and raised in South Dakota of German/Swedish descent, so I was trained from the cradle that there was one "sin" above all others....but I am now going to sin....wait for it....I am going to brag!!  I like my card!  (Was that too much?  Was it over the top?  Am I too full of myself??!!!)

I have no great reason for liking it.  I've seen the die cut flower with buttons done before - it's certainly not original to me.  There are probably even cards like it already posted on the Less Is More blog (but I never look until I submit!).  I like the freshness of the white, the pop of the colors and I really love the daintiness of the little 4 1/4" square.  It all makes me smile!


Now I am off for an exciting day of emptying out my son's 5th grade classroom!!  His teacher (who will also be his 6th grade teacher) won a $10,000 classroom makeover.  So my husband and I are off to pack up the old classroom.  Sadly, the son for whom we are doing this can't come.  But it's a good reason...both kids are volunteering at Vacation Bible School.  (You'll have to come back later when I post pictures of my 6'2" teenager dressed up like a Panda Bear!)

  • Stamps: SU Tiny Tags sentiment
  • Ink: only black
  • Paper: Papertrey Harvest Gold, Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest
  • Accessories: Papertrey buttons to coordinate with paper, Papertrey flower die, Stampin' Up Tag Die, Papertrey Harvest Gold ribbon, crochet thread, Cuttlebug embossing folders

23 comments:

Christina said...

You absolutely should brag about this one--I love it! The flower idea make not be original to you, but you've done it fabulously with these bright colors. The clean white background really gives this a fresh look. Beautiful work!

Sue said...

I not only like, I LOVE your card. I like tht you cut out the windows for your flower instead of just adding the flowers. Great card!

Zoë said...

I like it too! It's colours and textures are wonderful. You brag away!!!!!!!!!

Debs M said...

you should brag its lovely,all of it is gorgeous x

Faith A said...

Colours textures design, punched holes flowers bow are all FABULOUS, love your card

Chrissie said...

WOw fabulous card, I love it!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Debgem said...

That's not bragging at all - you should like the cards you make! I like mine!! ;) This is really lovely and the bright button flowers on the white is so fresh - it's great.

Have fun with the classroom!!

Netty said...

Beautiful card and love the design of this

Bonnie said...

I love this! Saying what makes you happy isn't bragging, it's sharing! Thanks for sharing.

Katina said...

This is beautiful Kim and you have every reason the be proud of it! xx

Dana Leigh said...

Super cute card! Love the color scheme.

Jenny said...

Super card Kim, you're very much allowed to love it. Great fresh colours and love how you used the negative punch image too.
I'm sure your son will appreciate you posting those photos (hehe)
Jenny x

Jen W. said...

I like it too! :)

Susan said...

You should be happy with this card..it's fabulous! Definitely not bragging, just sharing your happiness! My Card

Mandi said...

I agree Kim it's wonderful!
Hope the makeover went well
You didn't brag at all, you just stated a fact..your card is terrific!

Thank you
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

H2 :) said...

Fantastic card Kim! Gorgeous & clever design. :)

Arlene said...

Kim, you should brag...this card is gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE the colors you used! Beautiful. :)

Arlene.
http://waterdots.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

What's not to like about this card?! :) I LOVE it! So bright and cheerful & I love all the texture!! I hope the classroom project went smoothly! How exciting for a teacher to get a room makeover!

Sue said...

Hi Kim, That's not bragging, you're just stating the obvious. It is really a beautiful sunny card. The colours are so refreshing. Sue x

Aileen said...

Your card made me smile too! Love the white layers, fun colours and the flowers do cry our for buttons don't they?!

Thank you very much for spotlighting my blog, it made my day! x

Lisa A. said...

Your card is sweet and lovely, Kim...I LOVE it, too!! The colors and design are WONDERFUL ...NOTHING same ol' about this!!!

kingstonmama said...

This card is definitely worthy of bragging! It is so bright and cheery and has great texture. I've been gone a lot and missed playing along with this sketch challenge. Love your take on it.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

You have every reason to smile ... and every reason to brag. This is such a happy card! Hugs xxaxx