28 December 2011

A Sketch, Some Inspiration, and an Announcement

I'm back to blogging today after a little break!  I preposted everything through yesterday so that I could sit back and enjoy my holiday with my family, and it was great!  Now I'm furiously playing catch up, starting with a quick card this morning.  As I do every year, I forgot my husband's grandparent's anniversary today - it just falls so close to Christmas I never seem to remember it.  He called home from work to remind me to make them a card, just as I was sitting down to make one for a sketch challenge.....which leads me to my announcement today.

I've been asked, along with my dear friends Korin and Holly, to take over the challenge hosting duties for the Sketch Challenge over on Splitcoaststampers!  I'm really excited (and completely honored) to take on this responsibility.  My first official week hosting will be next Wednesday, and I hope everyone can join me!  Roxie, the fabulous hostess for the past SIX years, made the announcement today, so I wanted to get started playing along with the sketches.


Additionally, the weekly Inspiration Challenge I host over in the Sweet 'n Sassy Member company forums is moving from Tuesdays to Wednesdays as of today.   This week's picture is of a scrumptious living room (true confession: my living room is the same color brown, also with a cream couch!!) that has gorgeous pillows on it.  I was inspired by the pillow that had a brown branch with red berries to make this anniversary card for hubby's grandparents, and I managed to work in the sketch (albeit flipped on its side).  That's like a triple combo card!!

If you need a bit of inspiration to get back into the stamping groove, be sure to come play along in either challenge this week!

Supplies: 
Stamps: Love is Like a Tree (SNSS)
Card Stock: Cream (Bazzill)
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento); Aged Mahogany, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: cream grosgrain ribbon
Tools: lacy eyelet border die (SNSS)

3 comments:

Annette said...

cute card...love that tree filled with hearts..

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on your new sketch position! I just love how you've used this sketch. Beautiful heart tree, perfect for an anniversary!

StampOwl said...

Congratulations Taylor, look forward to seeing your sketches