Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Swinging by....

Hi everyone!!!  Hope this finds you having a wonderful Wednesday!!  The hot and humid mess that has plagued Jersey for the past few days has finally broke into major rain storms.  I love the way the rain sounds hitting the window and it makes for such an awesome crafting day.  So I hauled up in my craft corner as the kids ran through the house pretending to be pirates and fairies; and opened the window to listen to the pitter patter as I finished distressing and cutting papers.  Nothing better.

My card today is for the open DT call going on now through June 27th at TLC.  If you love Paulette's gorgeous images and word art as much as I do, then you truly must head on over to her blog and get all the details on applying!

Isn't she gorgeous?!  I remember lovin' the swings as a little girl and the thrill of getting higher and higher with the wind underneath me - oh, and out-swinging my little brother, of course, lol. 

I based my card on the sketch MMSC109 over at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Blog, for which this card is being entered as well.

Medium:  Copic Markers and Faber Castell Watercolor Pencils
Image:  Vintage How High by TLC
Sentiment:  Swinging by to say hi by TLC
Papers:  DCWV Old World Stack & Nicole Vintage pps
Paper, image, sentiment and doily distressed in Making Memories Distress Ink
Prima Flowers and Close to My Heart self-adhesive pearls

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge -MMSC109 Your Pick
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - My Favorite Things (used Pearls)
The Pixie Cottage - Sketch and/or Outdoor Fun
Hooked On Craft Challenges - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Digi Design House - Pearls and Lace


  1. Sara, A BIG WARM WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! We are delighted that you have joined us!! Your card is just precious! Lovely colors and cute image! The MMDesign Team thanks your for playing in our challenge this week!

    Phylis MMDesign Team

  2. What a sweet card Sara! Absolutely gorgeous!

  3. Oh, Sara...this is just stunning!! I love the colors, and those pearls are just perfect. Absolutely fabulous job, hon! Good luck with the DT call...I'll be rooting for you! =D

  4. Gorgeous card! Love the image. Kim

  5. This is a really sweet card! I love the soft colors and the beautiful doily behind the image. The flower and pearls are the perfect touch! Thanks for sharing this with us at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! Hope to see you again soon!

  6. Hey, Ms. Sara! I am swinging by to tell you how much I love this card!! How very precious. I wish you all the luck on becoming one of Paulette's DT members. I know you will do a FAB job. ;-) {{Hugs}}

  7. A BIG warm WELCOME to our challenges Sara...cant believe this is your first time. We are thrilled you have entered. It is a joy to check out your blog. Love your card and what a great take on the sketch. I hope you keep coming back. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
    MMSC Hostess

  8. Such a beautiful card Sara!! And your post brought back so many happy memories!

  9. Sara, she's just precious, so many childhood memories of good times on swings.
    :) Hugs, Lori m

  10. Sara, such a gorgeous card. Love the design. The colors are perfect. So vintage looking. Good luck with the DT call!!

  11. What a beautiful card, the image is delightful and beautifully coloured. The layout is fab too.

  12. lovely card!!
    thanks for joining us at THE PIXIE COTTAGE

  13. What a dreamy and wonderful card! Your colors are so soft and beautiful as is the image you have chosen to use. You did a fabulous job on the sketch this week as well as sharing a gorgeous creation. Welcome to the MMSC challenge, we hope to see you again very, very soon!

  14. Beautiful card....fabulous image too. Oh to be young again....hehe. Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!

  15. What a beautiful card. Found you and became a follower thru the Outlawz!

  16. Sara, this is so pretty! I love the soft colors. I remember days of swinging contests. The zoo used to have these huge swings next to the parking lot. They went so high...we loved it!

  17. Oh my lord have really outdone yourself on this one. It is absolutely fantabulously gorgeous! It is so soft and feminine...and really brings back those wonderful carefree days as a kid. Your paper choices are perfect for this wonderful image. I love the sentiment and the way you made it small and to the side so that it didn't take away from the image. Love the flower you added too...did you make it or was it a premade one?

  18. very super cute! i love that coral color with the pearls!

  19. Sara WOW you did an awesome job with this sketch, and these colors are soooo beautiful, LOVE the way you colored this gorgeous image!!!

  20. Sara, WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we're so glad you joined us this week! What a fabulous image and I love your colors. The pearls are just gorgeous and what a great take on the sketch! Thanks again for joining us and I hope you will come back next week for another exciting challenge!

  21. Love the sketch turned sideways! This is lovely and these colors are FABULOUS together!! A Great take on the MMSC sketch! Thanks so much for joining us at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Blog. WELCOME! Hope to see you playing along next time too! :)

  22. Wonderful card. I especially love how you added the tag with text. LindaS/"priscillastyles"DT

  23. Hi and welcome to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We are so happy you found us and wanted to share your talent with us!

    Gorgeous card! Love the image and the soft colors!

    Thanks for joining our challenge - I hope to see you play with us agian real soon!
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  24. Wow, this is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your fabulous card with us at The Pixie Cottage! Hugs, Karen

  25. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)