Friday, August 14, 2009

It's Here!

I'm SO excited! Today kicks off the first challenge at Get Sketchy! Here's the sketch that our wonderful Dora created for us. There's also a bonus challenge this week to use patterned paper.

Our sponsor this week is CropSuey, where you can find the most fabulous card kits. Be sure to hop over to the Get Sketchy blog to see the prizes up for grabs...that's right, not only will the winner of this week's challenge receive Crop Suey's first kit, BUT a random winner will also be chosen to receive a kit. That's two chances to win--how cool is that?

Now for my card. As many of you know, I've got school on the brain since I start back to work on Monday, so I decided to make a teacher card. I wanted to mix up the traditional red apple look, so I went with a green apple and threw in some yummy pink embossed paper I picked up at my LSS. It's very close in color to Melon Mambo and Raspberry Fizz.

This card will go in my stash and be a "pick me up" for someone later in the year.

SO, I know you want to play along; what are you waiting for? Get creating and link your finished card to Get Sketchy. I can't wait to see what you create!

Stamps: Teacher's Apple (PTI)
Paper: PTI white, PTI dp, Bazzill dp
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive
Accessories: buttons (PTI), pearls (Kaisercraft)

41 comments:

Becky Carafa said...

Ooo, this is so cool! Love the trail of buttons. And I love apple stamps almost as much as I love pears, lol!

Aimes said...

A fab card, Ann! I like that you've mixed it up a little with a green apple rather than red. Though I REALLY appreciate it when students give me chocolate more than apples LOL!
This will be a definite pick-me-up during the academic year!
Right then off to Get Sketchy to try to play along!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

AUsome mom said...

FABULOUS!!! These are YOUR colors girlfriend!! I can't wait to get over the Get Sketch and join in :)

Beth said...

Lovely card! love the embellies!

jacque4u2c said...

Just stunning ANN - you really did a great job with this sketch!

Maile Belles said...

Cute, cute, cute. I love the buttons as the curve, so creative! The button and pearl combo is great! Great color combo too, love the green apple with the pink!

Maureen said...

love the button trail! good luck at work next week. We have 3 more weeks until we go back here :)

Karen said...

I love that PTI set! And I adore the little black pearls on the buttons! :> We head back to school mid week, next week. :>

tina said...

very cool! i'll be playing :)

HazelQ said...

Wow! Lovely sketch and card! I like how you used the buttons :) Can't wait to try this sketch out and participate in the challenge :D

~amy~ said...

woot woot Ann...lovin' your take on Dora's sketch!! gotta love all those dressed up buttons!

LeAnne said...

How exciting! I haven't done my SCS card today, maybe I can incorporate them! I am supposed to be MOWING but the grass is toooo wet!! (whine, whine!). So I think I'll stamp!

Erin said...

Stunning card Ann, I'm loving all those buttons, so cute!
Hugs, Erin x

Winter said...

So cute! I love the buttons! Congrats on your publications! :)

Heidi Van Laar said...

Oooh, fabby card Ann! I LOVE what you did with those buttons!

(-: Heidi

Bree said...

it is sooo chic and fabulous

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

hi Ann, haven't blogged in a while so im starting to get back into it again to keep me motivated. Thanks for your lovely comments of support. loving this card!!! fabulous as always, im off to see what i have missed :) ♥

Kelley Eubanks said...

Very cute Ann! Love the color scheme!

tiffguam said...

I LOVE THIS!!! Those buttons are delish! Thanks for your sweet comments :)

Jackie said...

This is an excellent card Ann! I love the sketch....will have to see if I can make something with it! tfs!!!

Ann Kranitz said...

A Fabulous card and a BIG CONGRATS on getting published!!! That is terrific

shelly said...

awesome work as always ann the sketch looks fun i'll head on over to the site and check it out :) thanks! have a great weekend :) shelly

Sara said...

YAY! I'm super excited and am going to attempt creating something tonight for this challenge!

I love how you layered things on top of the buttons. Very cool. :)

Glad my blog cracks you up. :) You can at least look forward to the ridiculousness of my life after sitting with kids all day!

Erika M. said...

I just have to say as a teacher that I love your card - especially the sentiment!

Belinda said...

Love the fun card and the fun use of buttons!

Rose said...

oh ann i love your card!! and congrats again on making the DT :)

TannyP said...

Your buttons are fabulous! I can't wait to give this sketch a try. Thanks for your inspiration, Ann!

PaperCrafty said...

I love the nontraditional look!!

StampinCathy said...

This is fanatic! I just love the colors and sentiment. Wow love your creative way of doing the buttons. Thanks for the inspiration.

mommyabbytommy said...

Back to school, bittersweet. Great card! The buttons are neat!

Marie B. said...

Great sentiment, Ann! This will be a greatly inspiring card to a fellow teacher!

Cindy Lee said...

Wowzer Ann!!! I love your card and i will definely play along with this sketch challenge.

Shemaine Smith said...

Great job on the sketch girlie!!!

June Houck said...

Your card is adorable! I love your apple in the corner and all those wonderful buttons :)

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Very fun button accent. I can't believe it's already time for school to start up again.

AndreaWiebe said...

Perfect card! Love all the buttons :)

cricketeew said...

So cute I love what you did with the buttons! ANd green apples are my fav yummy! :)

Liz Weber said...

Awesome card Ann - I love the buttons flowing down like that and any teacher would love to receive this wonderful card.

Sweet Momiji said...

This is awesome!! I love the striking colors and how you did the buttons!

Smiles,
Momiji

lauren said...

ooooooooh! looooove the sketch and i especially ♥LOVE♥ your card! that curving line of buttons!!! mmMMmMmmMMMMmm-hmmMMmmMMMM...me likeeeeeeeee! :)

Lyn S said...

Fun card Ann, love the button trail!