Monday, July 9, 2012

You simply SPARKLE!!

My card this week for the Critter Sketch Challenge is based on the colors in this picture from  I love these colors, not only for the patriotic reason, but blue has always been my favorite color.

My card is super simple, last week was a little crazy with time, work and travel. My husband and I spent the fourth of July in Las Vegas at the hospital visiting his  16 year old daughter. She's been in there now for almost 3 weeks and isn't really getting better, so needless to say, we've been quite concerned about her. We are waiting to hear back about some test results, but in the meantime she is fighting several infections and isn't able to keep food down. I think any chance we get, we will be heading to Vegas to spend time with her and of course, are praying for her recovery.

Ok, like I said...simple card. The image is a Whimsie Doodle digi stamp, which went perfect with the sentiment which is a Unity Stamp. I thought these went perfectly together for a card not necessarily used in conjunction with the fouth of could be used for a girl card of any kind. I think this would also be perfect to send to someone who is in need of happy mail, or someone that has accomplished something hard, made a sports team, dance team, passed a hard test or met any goal that took a little extra effort.

My blues are a little off from the picture, but I was down to a deadline trying to get this done and didn't have time to go shopping.  I inked the edges, colored with copics, added stickles and a gem to the sparklers, the red border is from Doodlebug and I've had it for a long using from my stash! I added white dots, black lining and glossy accents on the star on her shirt.  Super simple and super easy!

Hope you all have a great Monday and don't forget to head over to Critter Sketch Challenge Blog to link up your creation!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
+The Paper Playtime: Red, White & Blue with a die cut..the oval , circle and star.
+Cutie Pie Challenge: Glitter and Bling
+Allsorts: Red, White & Blue
+Crazy 4 Challenges: Show your Countries Pride


  1. Love your adorable card!! Sooo soo cute!! I am sorry to hear about your step daughter! I sure hope she gets better asap!

  2. Owww your card is lovely. Hugs, Marion

  3. Sharla,
    I too still love sparklers! Super cute creation!

  4. I'm saying prayers for your step-daughter, Sharla. I hope she recovers soon.

    Your card is so fabulous!! I love the sweet colored it beautifully :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Beautiful card and cutie image, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenge, good luck, cheers Sue N x

  6. WHAT A darling image and you make it shine, Sharla!! I adore the use of diecut and scalloped borders!! Hope you are enjoying summer!

  7. Great project! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime.

    Cheesy hugs,
    The Squeaky Scrapper

  8. Thank you so much for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge this time with this absolutely gorgeous creation,

    Good Luck with the challenge
    Wendy x

  9. Your card is awesome. I love the added sparkle with the gem :)
    Your colouring is perfect :)
    I hope your stepdaughter gets better soon and they can figure out what is wrong with her, poor girl :(


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