Saturday, June 9, 2012

TMS #149 - The Sky's the Limit!

I feel like I'm posting my sketch card early...since it's not in the last couple of hours! If you want to play along you have until Sunday night to link up at Tuesday Morning Sketches for #149. 
Supplies: all papers/clip art from Simple Stories "summer fresh;"
sentiment stamp from The Greeting Farm;
Palette Noir ink; printed twill from Jillibean Soup;
standard oval Nesties
My card is pretty straightforward. The twill is adhered with a thin strip of Scor-Tape along one edge, and then I pierced & hand-stitched along the other edge, and frayed the edges. 

Here's the sketch - 

Also, I realized that I hadn't shared the cards I made with the DT call sketches. There are four sketches, and I used three of them. Final day for submissions is today, so if you've been meaning to apply, hurry up! 
Supplies: Papers from Basic Grey "Little Black Dress" and "Plumeria;"
tree stamp from Stampin' Up';
sentiment from Kaisercraft;
Vintage Photo Distress ink;
eyelets from stash

Supplies: patterned paper & buttons from Basic Grey "Oxford;"
stamp from Studio G;
Palette Noir ink;
banner die from My Favorite Things; googly eyes

Supplies: all from Jenny :) 

I also have a couple of pictures...but let me clarify, it turns out that Rob and I are not great photographers. Why this was so difficult I don't know - but these are the best pictures out of several DOZEN. Huh.

I got a lot of compliments on my hair this morning...which, after the 9th or 10th, I realized that what people were probably noticing was not my month-old blonde hair but the new glasses, and not realizing it. Whichever, compliments are always a lovely thing to hear :) Love them - I think they're very *me.* (I should remind myself of that ten years from now when I look at them....)


Cheryl said...

This card is awesome, Jessi! I just love the twill and the paper piecing of that balloon! Fantastic take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches, and good luck on the DT call!!!

Unknown said...

Jessi this is awesome!!! The combo of patterned papers is perfect...and that twill is so pretty. The hot air balloon is cute isn't it? love this paper collection :) your card is gorgeous girlie...i bet your hair was too ;)

Melissa Craig said...

Jessi - your card is beautiful. I love the twill. And the rest of cards are awesome! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Pretty cards, Jessi! I love especially that first one, but I'm just crazy about balloons, hi hi! Wishing you a lovely day!
Hugs, Wendy

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Great cards as always! The first one is extra WONDERFUL - love the mix of beautiful papers you've used!

~Tammy~ said...

You are so funny and I love the new specs! Now you need to try again so you can have an updated blog pic! Yay!

Your cards are amazing as always, but your first card had me zooming in for more! I love love love love that twill tape! That balloon is amazing! The homespun feel to it makes me smile!

You cranked out more awesome work my friend! Good luck with the DT submission!

Dana said...

Great cards!!! I LOVE that little snail!! So cute!!

Emily Keaton said...

Fun, fun cards!! The twill tape (and especially the frayed edge) on the first one is fantastic. And I love all the great patterned papers you've used!!

LOVE the new glasses!! Huzzah!! They look very modern and chic. That's so funny that the compliments you received were about your hair!! But you are right--folks were noticing something different, new, and fantastic about you and couldn't quite place it. OK, Beautiful, go shine!!

Jen W. said...

Whoop whoop for your new glasses! They're awesome! Love the fun pattern on them.
Love the colours on the first card and that twill is really cool. Love the snail too and the way your banner is the same colour as the background. Very cool.
And when I said I was a bit pink I really meant a bit SCARLETT!!

Theresa said...

Hi Jessi - your cards are great! I love the twill ribbon. Great work. Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Dawn said...

Hi Jessi, Your cards are wonderful. I especially love that hot air balloon - it reminds me of a cozy quilt with the beautiful patterned papers. The tree stamp on the second one is stunning and works so well with the neutral palette. Love your new glasses too!! They are really fun.

Hugs, Dawn

walchowDesign said...

Love the frayed edge with numbers on it and so fun with all the pp on the hot air balloon, Jessi!

Aww.... don't be shy - show us your full shot of your new specs!

Dawn said...

So cute! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

lostinpaper said...

More great cards Jessi! Love the fun lime green snail card!

Lisa Arana said...

you are so darn cute! i love the new glasses. and your cards are amazing. so different and yet they are all so YOU!

Jenny said...

Fun cards, love the sentiment on the snail how to the point it is, I could do with sending out one of these!!
Trendy new glasses, any compliments are good in my book :0)
Jenny x