Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thanks Much retrosketches!!

I was on a roll yesterday!  I got SO many cards done - and it was one of those glorious days that I liked every card that I made.  Unfortunately, I can't show you any of them until next week ;(  Although if you check out the Sweet 'n Sassy August Blog Hop announcement on the left column - the turkey is mine! success yesterday did inspire me to tackle what I thought was a very complicated sketch - this week's sketch from retrosketches.

Thanks Much retro sketches

This is a lot of layers for me - but I still love how it came together!!

I have two important things to share:

1. I have already announced that I was asked to be on the design team for The Alley Way Stamps (TAWS) - yeah!  (The sentiment on today's card is a TAWS stamp.)  My first official post isn't until Monday but I didn't want you to miss out on prizes.  Sneak peeks of the August release started today on their blog - and this is very important - if you comment on the post, you get a chance to win a free stamp set.  And you can comment tomorrow and Monday for another free set.  THEN - there is a chance to win the entire release on Tuesday's blog hop!

2. On a totally different note, Jennifer Timko is doing a fundraiser on her blog for a very special little girl.  On today's and yesterday's posts, she has samples of the Stampin' Up set Moving Forward that is their annual Ronald McDonald House benefit stamp.  If you order the set through Jennifer in the next week - all proceeds are going to this little girl in need of a miracle.

  • Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps Jibber Jabber
  • Paper: Recollections dsp (Michaels brand), Stampin' Up Taken with Teal, Peach Parfait, Bermuda Bay, green is a scrap
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Taken with Teal, Peach Parfait
  • Accessories: Papertrey Tag die, Label die, Stampin' Up leaf sizzlit, Martha Stewart doily and seam binding.
  • Challenges: Submitting for Anything Goes week at Simon Says Stamp


  1. WOW Kim I REALLY like this one! The colors are cheerful, great collection of elements and you know those polka dots make me happy! Very pretty card. Have a delightful day!

  2. Love the mix of elements on your card. Congrats on your DT position!

  3. I love these bright colors and all the neat elements! Sometimes it's fun to do something different.

  4. Fabulous card Kim,I love everything about it esp. the colours :) Viv xx

  5. Kim I love the colours on your beautiful card. A huge congrats on the Alley Ways design team, you will make a great addition.

  6. Gee..great card, Kim. Love the layers that you chose and the great color palette.

  7. Hi Kim! Wow! The colours in this one are fantastic! I love all the butterfly embellies. I struggled a little with my 1st ever retro sketch! But I have been wanting to play along for ages!
    Hugs xxx

  8. LOVE it Kim - FAB layers and gorgeous colour combo :)

  9. Love your happy dotted background and all the colorful butterflies! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!


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