Bring It On!

Wow! You gals brought it for my fast and furious sketch challenge! There were 20 entries- pretty awesome for a less than 24 hour challenge in the middle of the week. My little digital buddy chose lucky #4 this time, so the winner of the challenge is Mistylynn! Congrats Misty - email me your address and I'll get your pre-release of the new set in the mail. Scroll down to the bottom of the post for a slideshow of all the entries.

Thanks to all of you for the kind words of encouragement and birthday wishes yesterday. Reading all the comments was so much fun! I'm so excited about what's in store at Verve Visual. In answer to a question I've been getting, my stamps will be available as unmounted sheets of red rubber. Although the quality of clear acrylic stamps has improved greatly in the past year or so, I want the best impression EVERY time, so I chose red rubber.
I had an awesome birthday. Hubby was so sweet and bought me the 80GB Black video iPod I've been dreaming about all year, so now it doesn't have to stick out like a sore thumb amongst all our other black audio equipment. I was so surprised, and he even had the back engraved....

Julee, You ROCK my world!!!
Love, Mark

Isn't that the sweetest? Such a clever guy I married. Just had to brag on him a bit, because he is the bestest. Today's card is a little ATC I made. I'm totally hooked on ATC's now. I bought the on-board ATC book before it retired, now I just need to find some time to alter it so I can start collecting! The patterned paper on the card is from the Pink Martini Flirtini line. I added a mixture of Diamond Glaze and Art Institute Crystal Glitter to each of the polka dots for the extra SPARKLE I love and also did a few sparkles on each of the scallops of the oval. Little Sprinkle (The Cat's Pajamas) is stamped in Ancient Page Coal black and highlighed with purple and green Stardust Gel Pens. The extra jumbo scallop oval punch (I was lucky enough to find the last one at the LSS this weekend) is Night of Navy and the the horizontal scallop border is made with my Fiskars scallop scissors. The you make me smile sentiment is from Thoughtful Phrases (Verve Visual). This little ATC also qualifies for Colleen's Play It Again Sam Thursday Throwdown challenge from last week to use an old favorite layout. This is actually adapted from this card I used as my sample for Blogger Bingo Sketch 3. I just love layouts that always deliver- and this is one of those for me.
Oh - I almost forgot - Michele over at Purple Onion Designs is having an Anniversary sale. All of her stamps are at least 25% off and some even more! She is a super classy business owner and has some awesome designs, so head on over.

Here's a slideshow of all the sketch challenge entries. Enjoy!

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  1. You go girl!!!! Julee glad you had a wonderful birthday. Such a sweet thing your hubby did with the engraving! Congrats to Misty! Love the card! So sparkly!

  2. BEAUTIFUL! (Just went to look at Verve Visual)
    Can't wait till it opens!

  3. So glad to hear you had a nice BD. Your DH is the sweetest! What a great gift.

    I'm an ATC fan myself, except I really only make them for me...I'm too shy to share.

    As a LONG time fan (4 years) of Purple Onion Designs, I was so excited to see her sale too!

  4. Really Beautiful Cards!! Very Nice!

  5. HEY there.....HOW did I miss that birthday sketch challenge yesterday......oh yeah....DH was off yesterday....too much to do w/ him!!

    AND I have that your birthday is TOMORROW!! ahahaah, guess I better change that!!

    So glad you had a great day!! Miss you


  6. Congrats to Misty...sorry I missed your challenge...(insert sad face) But it looks like you had tons of great submissions.

    I LOVE your ATC...great layout to reuse...

  7. What a wonderful birthday present! I hope your day was special as you do deserve nothing but the best. (LOVE the Sprinkles card!!)

  8. Congrats to Misty, and I love the ATC! Hope you're havin a great day!

  9. Great ATC. Love the dotted frame around Sprinkle.

  10. Woohoo, can't wait to see all the goodies your gonna carry~ I want some of the shimmery paper!!! how soon can we order? And, yes, you sound mega lucky~ hope your bday was super!

  11. Glad you had such a great day!

    BTW, my package finally arrived yesterday! I wonder why it took so long? But THANK YOU! I'm so tickled to have "cool paper" and can't wait to play. You do rock!


  12. Misty's card is just stunning, i adore it! What a wonderful flavor it has , yum! Love your blog! Deb


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