Sunday, February 14, 2010

SSSC56 Simply Said

Yay it's Sunday! That means that it's time for another one of Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenges. In my post for the card I made for last week's challenge, I commented on how the circles really have been a challenge for me, so Karen told me that this week's challenge would have an optional circle. :o) Even though it was optional, I decided to go for it and do a circle anyway since I'm getting more comfortable with creating cards that have circles (thanks in part to Karen). Believe it or not, this is actually the fastest that I have done one of these challenges since I started doing them. Sometimes I have Mom duties which have to come first, sometimes the work thing gets in the way, and sometimes I just can't get out of my own way. I'm sure you all know what that can be like.

Because I've been using so many accessories lately, this card seemed kind of naked, but there wasn't much room for me to accessorize it, so I decided to add some ribbon. Besides, with the exception of the Polka Dot Ribbon, I don't think there are any accessories available in Melon Mambo. Of course I added my ribbons as an afterthought, so my four squares were already cut which posed the small problem of how to attach them. I added a strip of black cardstock the same size as the ribbon to the back of the squares, which gave me something to which I could attach the ribbons. It worked; whew! I don't know if it's my monitor or what, but the colors look a little "off" to me this morning, so be sure to check the list of supplies for the colors I used for this project. Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Simply Said
Inks: Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Paper: Night & Day Specialty Paper, Melon Mambo Patterns DSP, Whisper White, Basic Black & Melon Mambo Cardstock
Accessories & Tools: Scallop Circle #2 Die, 5/8" Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Black Gingham Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. I love the colours! They really stand out! Great image in the centre too! Gorgeous card!

  2. Gorgeous! Love the really sets off the pink!

  3. Beautiful card - love the pink and black combination!

  4. Wow, this is too cute! I love that you kept the circle :D I know how you feel about getting cards done quickly - seems like just as you start to get a flow going, someone needs lunch - haha!