As promised earlier, I’m back with my Sketch Challenge card. I so adore the sketch today and see that it will be used a lot! As a matter of fact, my Stamp Club meets this Saturday and they have asked to work with chipboard. I think I’ll work up another card for them based on my Sketch Challenge card today! I might even let this sew this time – they are such a rowdy bunch that keeping them focused is rather difficult! I’ve been afraid that one of them might sew their fingers to the cardstock –

Before I show you my card however, I promised Robbi I would show pictures of my puppies today.

Here’s Miss Ellie trying to stay out of trouble;


and here’s Sydney.


Now, for my card.


The background paper is BasicGrey Two Scoops, which I sewed to a basic card panel of yellow cardstock. Before I stitched the paper, I distressed all the outer edges and then sanded away the rough spots. The sentiment is stamped in Adirondack Espresso and then sponged with Scattered Straw Distress Ink. The flower was made by running Basic Grunge Board through my Cuttlebug with the 2×2 flower dies. I sponged the different layers with Mustard Seed Distress Ink and then lightly tapped the Dried Marigold on the top to highlight the spots. The edges were then sponged with the Dried Marigold and I lightly misted them with Dried Marigold/Gold Shimmer Mist. I found an old iridescent button in my button jar, and knew that it had to be the flower center. To assemble the flower, I used Ranger Glossy Accents and glued each layer down. Once I had them layered, I punched a hole in the center with my Crop-o-Dile, added some more Glossy Accents to the base of the button and pushed the end of the button through the hole. The leaves were hand cut, sponged with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink and then highlighted with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. The petals were glued to the sentiment panel using Glossy Accents and the flower is raised on mounting tape.

Stamps: Sentiment from Rubbernecker Stamp Company

Paper: Georgia Pacific White, Prism Frosted Yellow, BasicGrey Two Scoops

Ink: Ranger Adirondack Espresso; Tim Holtz Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, and Scattered Straw Distress Ink

Accessories: Sewing Machine; Tim Holtz idea-ology Basic Grunge Board; Ranger Glossy Accents, Tim Holtz Distressing Tool, Mini Mister, Gold Perfect Pearls, Dried Marigold Distress Reinker; Tsukineko Daubers; Cuttlebug and 2×2 Flower Cutting Dies; Crop-o-Dile; Ribbon; Old Button

All products shown below can be found on My Favorite Product page.

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Happy Wednesday! I haven’t been up all that long today. I actually slept in, when I didn’t mean too! I woke up around 5:00 a.m., and decided that it was just a little too early. Hmmmmm, 9:00 rolled around very fast. Oh well — I deserve it, I think!

Before I announce the Tawdry Treat Winner, I want to give a huge shout out to BARBARA TRUDEAU of Lucas, Texas, the February Winner of the $100 Rubbernecker Bucks! BARBARA!!!!!


Here’s how I got the winner, using

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Timestamp: 2008-03-05 15:36:14 UTC

and here is Judy’s post:

My most dreaded chore is putting away laundry. I don’t mind doing it – or even folding it – but I don’t want to put it away. That and hanging up clothes I have worn! lol

So Judy, I’ve already sent you an email about how to claim your prize, but if you see this first, please contact me!

Not only did Judy win the Rubbernecker Bucks, but she has also won the fabulous prize posted below, an unmounted Stamp Oasis Petite Word Set!

March 5 Tawdry Treats

Once I’m awake and more active, I’ll be back with my Sketch Challenge Card today!

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