Friday, December 3, 2010

MelJens #36 Sketch-Precious Gifts

Yes...a bit of Snow and lots of Cold here in North Platte Ne-BRRRRR-aska, especially for this Southern California Transplant. Crazy, but they say some times it gets too cold to snow, HUH? Winter came later than last year, but I'm still freezing to death even with the heater on...I don't have as much internal insulation as I did last winter, quite a bit less actually (80 lbs. less) but believe me I'm not complaining, just hoping to keep it off during the Holidays, then loose that last 20. I am COLD though, except when I am experiencing the DOUBLE I (Internal Inferno-Hot Flashes). Jeepers, I sure am whiny this morning....
On the bright side....Thoughts of my 5 Girlies (granddaughters) always warm my heart, they are truly precious gifts, long awaited after raising 5 boys. I do LOVE my boys though...Had to tweak this sketch a bit as I did the background of the card and then found my image didn't fit like I wanted it to. Hope this card still meets the Sketch Challenge criteria. Didn't have a template to cut out an oval like the sketch so decided to make the image into a tag. Colored Meljens images 'North Pole Critters' 'Starry Holly' and 'Cozy Mittens' with 'Prismacolors' and 'Gamsol'. Added lots of 'Stickles' glitter here and there and everywhere and also a bit of 'Sparkly Fluff' on bunny's tail, bear's hat and the cuff of the little mittens. Cut out 1/2 of the image for Holly and Mitten to POP up on dimensionals for 3-D effect. I love this particular snowflake punch from 'Martha Stewart'.


  1. Robbie - Wow this is gorgeous! I love your take on the sketch! Your coloring looks fantastic too! Don't you just love stickles?? I do! Thanks for playing again at Meljen's Design this week!! Your work is truly inspiring.

  2. Gorgeous Robbie! What a great take on that sketch!

  3. Oh, this is gorgeous, Robbie! I really love all the sparkle and your coloring is fabulous!
    Thanks so much for playing along this week in our Sketch challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
    Dee (Spryte)♥
    Sprytebyrds Spot

  4. What a beautiful card!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Meljen's Designs! :)

  5. This is just adoralbe! I love your take on the sketch.

    Thank you for joining our sketch challenge at Meljen’s Designs. We hope you will join us this week for our Red, Green, & Gold challenge.


  6. Oh my this is just amazing. I love it ever so much. Thanks so much for playing along this week in our Sketch challenge at Meljen's Designs this week!


  7. Congratulations! You won the honor of being in our TOP FIVE YET AGAIN this week at Meljen's Designs!!! Hope to see you again this week!

    MD DTC